Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
I go into St. Joseph Mercy for my ultrasound. My best friend Beth takes the day off work to go with me. I have been experiencing increasingly bad back pain. The technician spends a lot of time with me. The longer she takes the more panicked I become. I have talked to Renee Brayton, a parent of two of my preschoolers and doctor at the original urgent care facility I went to. She has had me come in for blood and urine tests. She makes some calls and gets the results of my ultrasound that day. There is a very large mass on my left kidney. It is unclear if it is benign or malignant. Nobody is happy about this news, but we try to stay hopeful.