Why can't I have a normal husband? This is a question I ask often since he has had a headache for 1 1/2 years that they can't diagnose. Well I got to wonder again yesterday why he can't be normal & have normal, easy to diagnose things wrong with his body.
He has a bump on his wrist that has been there for 5 or 6 years. His doctor in Delaware told him it was a ganglion cyst. Other doctors have told him the same thing. Eventually they can start to cause discomfort & they can do surgery to remove it. Well, it has been bothering him more lately & I noticed earlier this week that it looked bruised.
So we scheduled an appointment with a hand specialist to look at it. We went in yesterday. They took an x-ray of his hand. The the doctor examined the bump. He explained that it is probably a ganglion cyst but is not where they typically are. Normally they come out the joint & are on the top of your hand. His is on the outside of his wrist & it's below the joint. And they typically do not get discolored like his is.
After looking at the xray, the doctor can not tell conclusively if it is a ganglion cyst. So now we have to go get an MRI of his wrist so that they can determine if it is a ganglion cyst or not.
Luckily the surgery is pretty simple if it is a ganglion cyst. They numb you up in the office & remove it. No hospital stay or anything.
So we will know more in a couple of weeks after the MRI & another visit to the specialist. And that it is a simple easy procedure. But since my husband can't be normal, who knows how this is going to turn out....