I got out of the hospital the following Monday, after my 'tune up'. The oncologist ordered a CT scan, and, it is in Stage I or II, meaning that it has not spread to the lymph nodes. Fortunately, I did not have to argue with the ER doctor. I snapped at the ER RN, and she snapped back, but, she could see that I was in pain and stressed out. I apologized to her explaining why. They were giving me 2 mg Morphine for a while, then we switched to Percocet, which was 2 x 5/325.
I have home health care, since my lower legs, ankles and feet have to be compression wrapped 3 times per week. This is to prevent the edema from returning. My body no longer has the oomph to get rid of the fluid via the urinary tract, even though my kidneys are filtering properly. So all that collects below the knees, and in the lungs, and inside the pericardium.