8 a.m. is early.
He uses a novicane to numb the area and does an needle aspiration of the lymph node. Other than a bit of shaking (by him) it goes smoothly.
The core biopsy uses an air gun needle type thing. Dr. F neglects to tell me there will be a shooting sound when it retracts. I nearly bit him when it went off. We stop for a second so I can catch my breath and scold him for leaving that detail out of the prep work. When we continue he shares with me what he’s seeing, trying, sampling, leaving a marker, and it’s over.
Turns out his best friend is a pathologist. Will have answers over the weekend.