Have you ever gotten the results of a test where they made a mistake when describing the results? Two weeks ago I had a C.T. scan and got the results about ten days ago. The thing is, in the original narrative, they forgot two little works. Here is how it first read
“LYMPH NODES: Multiple small retroperitoneal, and mesenteric nodes which are pathologic by size criteria. CT evidence of metastatic disease in the abdomen or pelvis.”
I spent the time between getting the results and seeing my MO on trying to figure out my next move. To be honest, just trying to cope with a return of the cancer. I was hopping for more time being clean after surgery, radiation and hormonal treatments.
Well it turned out that they forgot two very small but important words in the C.T. narrative: “NO” and “NOT”. I just found out today how the corrected narrative should of read:
“NO CT evidence of metastatic disease in the abdomen or pelvis, Multiple smallretroperitoneal and mesenteric nodes, stable from prior CT, NOT yet pathologic by size criteria."
The addition of “No” and “Not” really changes the meaning of the results. While I am quite pissed off by the hospital’s mistake, it is the best news I could of gotten. I really wish that they could add the same two words to everyone here that gets a result informing them of reoccurrence.
Until then you are all in my prayers.