From Daryl Stout@1:2320/100 to All on Thu Jul 9 13:00:02 2015
I've done some research, and there's a possibility that I may end up having to have cyst surgery. In the past, I have had them removed off of my face,
and my back. My big concern is that I don't want them to become boils, where the lancing is an extremely painful procedure.
I have had a cyst on my scrotum for quite some time (one doctor termed it
as "a hickey", although I never got that kinky with sex). The other one is a bit of a mass on the left buttocks cheek. My former PCP said "it's a benign mass", but whenever you get a sore that doesn't heal, that could be a cancer warning sign.
Obviously, I don't want to jump the gun on this...never mind the cost, prep work, or recovery. But, by the same token, I don't want these turning into something far worse, such as cancer.
Speaking of prep, I'm still waiting for the "scheduling letter" from my gastrointerologist on when to set up my next colonoscopy. It has been almost
2 years since my last one, and because I'm "a polyp producer", I want to be sure these are detected and removed, before they become cancerous. I also go
to see my urologist next month, for another follow-up after the Urolift prostate surgery, and for the yearly check of the urinary tract (kidney stone check, bladder check, etc.), plus the prostate check via the digital rectal exam, and the PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test.
While the medical visits, procedures, and prescriptions help me reduce the rent I have to pay each year (from the standard full rate), the expenses can obviously make the bank account ill. :P But, I'm a big proponent of prevention...I've heard far too many stories of individuals who waited too
long to see their physicians or specialists.
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