Was able to see a specialist today. Told me they are sure about the cancer, but unsure if it is TB, or something else called MAC (https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/di...lex-infections
Have to go back tomorrow for additional testing, and have an appointment with the same specialist for a week from today at which time I hope hear more precisely what the testing shows. Would be more than pleased if is
still small enough to be removed by surgery.
While I was at the health dept, my primary health care provider (LA Cares) called to cancel Monday's appointment.
Fourth time they have turned me away in the past 2 months.
Was shown today's Xray beside the one taken 2 weeks ago while I was
in the hospital. Difference was readily discernible, it not growing slowing.
I contemplated how much damage had taken place by allowing 2 months
to slip by with no treatment.
Couldn't help but ask what was the logic behind their cancellation this time, and was told it was the health dept has a hold on me.
All I could think of was the difference between the two xrays, and ponder how much larger it had become in the two months that had gone by.
I explained that I was at the health dept and had just spoken with the Dr about Monday's appointment, he wanted me to keep it.
Said I would ask my contact person at the health dept to call her to clarify the matter.
Can't help but be impressed by the county health dept.
Old government offices built in the fifties, old equipment and gear.
Underfunded, and overstretched, still quietly delivering solid healthcare.