NellW Posted August 4, 2004 Share Posted August 4, 2004 Well , I am sure a lot concerned. The primary doc finally read the MRI from last week, the one they took of the lower lumbar region. He called this morning and said a. It shows either an inflamed fractured disc b. or a tumor pressing inward ( Bob has has terrible constipation and abdominal swelling. He will be getting a bone scan Thurs. a.m. and we truly hope it will be read sooner than the MRI was. The doc apologized to Bob and Jo about how long it took to get to the place where they realize something is going on with the bone. Also, he had been scheduled for an ultrasound and biopsy of the prostate due to the 9.5 PSA, but as John posted in another thread, those are not so accurate, and the doc feels he needs to forget that for now and look at the bone situation. He had wanted him to have a colonoscopy too if you can believe it, grasping at straws we think, but he canceled that today as well. so we are wondering what the bone scans purpose is. Shouldn't the MRI have been clearer as to whether there is a break or a tumor or both? Is the bone scan like a biopsy? Gosh this is such a monster disease. The doc told Bob and Jo to cancel the 2 week camping vacation we take to MI UP on the lake every year. We were going the last of this month, and he is sooo sad about that. I wondered if that would have to be skipped. Any exp. with this stuff is sure appreciated. Praying for a pain free restful night for everyone. xxoo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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