My last scan was in October. Another nuclear medicine PET CT full body scan. Everything was very similar to my prior scan in July, except the results. Mostly good news, the stuff in the lungs seems to be fading or staying the same or at least moving in the right direction. But, there was one hot spot in my right lymph node armpit area that didn’t seem to be responding to the oophorectomy. The recommendation was to remove it, and I didn’t argue with that. Read more
I can’t believe summer is almost over. It’s going too fast, time is going too fast. I think we’ve been enjoying ourselves, everything seems like a blur in a way. Read more
I don’t think I told you guys this yet, but you’ll never guess what I’ve been carrying around inside me this summer.
After getting the nice voice mail, my visit with the doctor was as expected, except for a few things that surprised me.
The day after my scan I picked up a voice mail from my new oncologist.
Today’s scan was similar to the other PET-CT scans I’ve had here in Denver, except this one was not in a trailer, which was nice. I understand the trailer concept, they need to make it mobile, sort of like the ice cream truck, but it was still in a trailer, which was a little weird.
The first contestant is a male oncologist, he studied at University of Bridgeport and Michigan State University with his residency at University of Wisconsin Hospital and his fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. He served in the US Navy and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors in his field. He currently works at a private community cancer patient facility and does an extremely thorough exam. He wears suits and ties and is very research and numbers oriented. He does not golf or understand my jokes. Read more
I wrote this post not too long after my trip to Mayo but didn’t post it. I’m posting it now because I remember these feelings, but they are not nearly as intense these days. And, I don’t want anyone who reads this to be afraid to ask me how I’m doing for fear I’ll start crying. I don’t care if I cry in front of people. And I’m touched when people ask about my health, I know it means they care.