Blood in my urine. Not a surprise, right?
Not an unusual side effect of some of the medicines I’m taking.
Perhaps a delayed complication from the bilateral nephrostomy that tortured me for seven months.
But still… Blood in my urine. Intermittent at first, but then more frequent and persistent.
And so your imagination runs wild: Kidney cancer? Ureter cancer? Bladder cancer? Fully aware that all these are common Lynch cancers… and fully aware that ureter cancer had already taken one of my mother’s kidneys.
More tests. More anxiety-filled days.
Infection ruled out.
Cancer ruled in.