Long Tom wrote:
Hey, back from hospital!
Unfortunately it was inconclusive - but at least there's nothing visibly major going on. Seems I still have a bit of a road ahead with this issue, whatever it even is. Nothing quite like getting a "Lol idk" from a specialist after a diagnostic surgery you waited years for. I can't sit up for very long yet, but I'll be back to work and updating again as soon as I've recovered.
Well if nobody else if going to make an inappropriate joke to cheer you up, I suppose it falls to me...
I'm pretty sure if a facehugger had laid eggs in your chest, the doctors would have noticed it.
Knowing doctors as well as I do, that's a potentially risky assumption.
... and believe me, I wish I *was* joking.
Twenty years ago I had testicular cancer which originally was misdiagnosed as orchitis. Fortunately it stayed at Stage 1.
I think a big problem with doctors is that they can't grasp the possibility that people can have more than one thing happening independently. Not saying this happened to you but it's possible to have both orchitis and testicular cancer.
For example, had one patient come into ED (ER) with abdominal pain. Urinalysis confirmed he likely had a urinary tract infection -----> good explanation for the cause of the pain. Luckily, because I did my job and asked all the right questions and all the other basic examinations you do on everyone, I didn't stop there. He'd just had abdominal surgery very recently and his abdominal sounds weren't right (or absent or something like that). So, I also got some X-rays done. Oh look, he also had a bowel obstruction. Started treatment for both the likely urinary tract infection and his bowel obstruction and then called his surgeon for readmission. Key point is, I didn't stop when I hit the first diagnosis.