First, let me say there is no tumor and that, my sweet friends, is a "very good thing."
However, the ortho. doesn't know what it is. He says there's definitely something there, but he doesn't know what. His recommendation is, now everyone please sit down, surgery to see what's going on. Once he said surgery I shut down completely. How can you do surgery if you have no idea what you're looking for???
So I asked him to send me a copy of the MRI report and I'm going to go for a second opinion. Yikes, I can't imagine having surgery under those circumstances!! I know they do it, but it's NOT happening to me. One thing that bothered me was that when he called he was reading from the radiologist report. When I asked if he could see "it" on the films he said he hadn't looked at them. Then I was really kind of put-off by him, so the second opinion sounds like the right way to go.
So the news is good and somewhat murky at the same time. I'll figure this out and you all as usual will help me. L&H's, Luci PS-I have hard copies of the MRI films; they gave them to me at the hospital. So when the report comes I'll be ready with the original x-rays and that report, plus the MRI films and its report as well.