September the Fourth, 2009.
I went to my doctor with some digestive issues.
After the usual listening and pushing and such, he ordered up a CT Scan.
Had that done. Waited……………
Got the Good News-Bad News talk.
Good News: Diverticulitis. Manageable with diet changes and antibiotics to knock the infection down.
Bad News: Large Mass on the left kidney. Shocker that one was.
I was less than two weeks out from heading out here to California to start at Edwards AFB. Had to do some tap dancing.
The appointment with a urologist was made that very day, before I even left to go home.
Large Mass. Shocker. Freaked out a bit.