Wednesday, July 18, 2012

No Cancer Connection

I had noticed a hard mobile non- tender nodule behind and below my right knee last week that I was not sure if it was new or not. Could it be a node?  A new tumor of the muscle or tendon? That could be bad.

So rather than self diagnose, I consulted an expert.

I saw my arthritis doctor who wasn't sure what it was at first. After an x-ray and an ultrasound it turns out to just be a calcified something or another, maybe a loose bit of cartilage that had probably escaped my joint years ago and migrated into the synovial cyst (Baker's cyst) at the back of my knee, a variation of synovial osteochondromatosis (SOC).

Anyway, it is always benign, not remotely related to my CLL, but caused by my arthritic knees from hockey and football.

Truth is that my osteoarthritis now affects my day to day life much more negatively than my CLL.

That is a good thing.

First I will fix my cancer, then I will replace my knees.

It's always something.

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Anonymous jcleri said...

So happy to hear that it is just arthritis........but then again, what a pain.........

Blessings on this HOT and HUMID Friday. Have a great weekend.


July 20, 2012 at 7:27 AM  

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