Teresa had an appointment with her FNP, Sally Blackburn.
She’d been losing weight everywhere except her stomach, which had become very hard. Amanda read that this could mean there were ovarian cysts or other things, and told T to get an appointment as soon as possible.
After Sally examined her, she managed to get T in at the Bristol Regional Medical Center, in Bristol, TN, for two emergency ultrasounds (pelvic, abdominal), and a CT scan.
Sally also ordered bloodwork. She told us we could call the next day for results, and speak with Dr. Andrews and his nurse, since she’d be out-of-town.
That evening, however, Sally called us after speaking with the radiologist.
The scans showed a large mass where her uterus used to be, and enlarged ovaries. The uterus wasn’t visible at all. They suspect uterine carcinosarcoma.
She told us we would be getting a referral to Dr. Kramer, a gynecologic-oncologist in Kingsport, TN. Everyone has said he’s the best in the area. Of course, we want more for T than just the best in this area.
But, we waited for the referral, seeing him as at least a good starting point, and then we would see about a second opinion.