Since my last post a few months ago, I have been having such problems with my lower back that put me in bed for almost a week over the holidays, then on top of it..I managed to get the flu. I also started to get a very nasty pain in my lower right abdominal area that just would not go away. I was running a low-grade fever, but now nausea. I could not get into my family doctor of course, so I ended up in the Emergency Room. They did lab work, a urinalysis and a CT scan of my abdominal area to check things out. Everything came back pretty normal, except the scan. Turns out I have some spinal stenosis going on in my lower back, and I wasn't supposed to have an appendix, but I do. I also have a very enlarged liver. Normal liver is to be 18cm, mine is 21cm and very fatty. So I had to make an appointment with my family doctor. He told me I have to loose at least 30 pounds to help with getting the liver back down where it belongs. He also sent me to a surgeon for my back. I went to see him Friday morning. He confirmed the back problem and also the liver thing, BUT he told me something my primary care doctor did not. He told me that I have a spot on my adrenal gland. He says it isn't cancerous at this point, but he want's to keep a close eye on it. This has me scared to death. I have been trying to find all I can to read about adrenal gland cancer, I think I am going to drive myself crazy over it. Also, if my insurance ok's it, I am having my left knee, which I already had replaced 3 years ago, replaced again February 19th. The old replacement is coming loose and causing me all kinds of pain. Not really looking forward to the surgery and really not looking forward to the therapy afterward!!
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