So me and my enlarged spleen went to the hematologist/oncologist for about a month and a half. They ran tests, forgot to run tests, and ran tests again. The diagnosis finally came in late November… hairy cell leukemia. By this time I was taking a nap after getting ready in the morning, taking a nap in my car at work, taking a nap before dinner and going to bed around 7pm. I was BEAT!
The CFO kept saying “I bet you have cancer.” Well, at the end, she was right. I thank God that it is a VERY treatable form of Leukemia. The doctor had one last test to run to confirm it… a bone marrow biopsy. This is one of the areas where the medical profession is not 100% truthful all the time. The word “uncomfortable” has many meanings. Luckily my Oncologist is a great Doctor and a great guy. He said “you know what uncomfortable is… something that is happening to you, not me” 🙂