I left my cell phone in my jacket pocket last night, which is unusual. And, of course, I left the jacket itself downstairs far from where I could hear it. So, when the doctor's office called back with the CAT scan results, all I got was a message.
"Your test results are in. Please call back tomorrow during office hours and ask to speak with Rosie."
I only thought to check my phone after I got into the car. So I set up the hands free set and the car recharger and called away.
After waiting through a menu and a few minutes of hold, I got through to the office and asked for Rosie. She was occupied. It was back on hold for me.
As I sat there on hold waiting for Rosie, I thought about a lot of things. I thought of my doctor finding an unexplained swelling above my clavicle, possibly a fatty pad. I remembered him discussing the possibility it was cause by an excess of cortisol in the bloodstream, causing Cushing's Syndrome (a malady I'm closely familiar with from an observation standpoint). I remember how, when those tests came back negative, I wondered what the heck the supraclavicular swelling could be.
I remembered the first time I learned that Poland's Syndrome (a defect I was born with) is associated with lymphoma. And that it is unusual for a swollen supraclavicular lymph node to be something other than a tumor.
I had about 30 minutes on hold to think about all this before I got my results. Negative for lymph node abnormalities.
Positive for the rest of my day.Posted by James at November 18, 2003 12:09 PM