Well, today they didn’t actually do any tests, as first one has to get a consult, then a “prescription” for them. It will unfortunately take a couple of weeks to get the CT scans done (there’s quite a line for those at the moment apparently!) but the consult was comforting. She did an examination – which included banging on my spine with her fist, to my surprise – and said after that she feels very positively that it’s not a “cancer issue”.
I learned a useful little tidbit here that y’all might be interested to know. She said if it were metastasis, “it would really hurt, particularly when I hit your back. You would know it. There would almost surely be a lot of pain.” I told her that I didn’t know something like that would necessarily hurt. “Oh definitely”, she said. Now I have had some back pain, as we well know. But it’s not anything terrible, not all the time, and when she did “hit” my back, I could feel where my sore spots were, but I wouldn’t even call it pain.
Still, she fully supported a work-up of tests. “It never hurts to check these things out, so let’s get a full picture of what’s going on in there.” So, it’ll take a few weeks, but I can fully exhale in that time. Yeaaaay for her!