Sunday, January 25, 2009
I wanted to share some pictures from the other day when I had my big awaited scan of my chest. Some of you may recall that when they scanned my neck before my operation they happen to find some nodules on my chest as a fluke. because I am short they saw the upper part of my chest and on there it was noted that there was some nodules that would need to be looked at after my operation. So last week was my first Chest Cat Scan with and without contrast. There were a few goals for this scan. One was that we needed to know just how many nodules were there. We were hopeful that the nodules were gone now that I have been on meds for a few weeks. And of course we were hopeful that the chest did not show something "bad".
I have not spoken with the oncologist yet but I have spoken with the Radiologist and also on Friday the ID Dr called me. I will know much more after I speak with the oncologist. But for now I will share what I know.
The Radiologist and the ID both said there were three nodules on my upper lobe area. That is better then it could of been. Since we had no idea what the whole area looked like..I guess I should be thankful the lobe was not covered. For now I take the little blessings and make them what I focus on.
I do know that the ID said there were NO nodules under the armpits and she seemed happy about that. So good , so am I.
I also know the nodules are small. So once again that is something I am happy about.
I know that in a person who has no cancer issues ..these would require a long difficult follow up of cat scans every 3 months for 3 years. and IF they grew at all they would have to be biopsy. Wow. So now we will see what the follow up is for someone like me. I know it will be different. But it will be fine.
If I were to be real honest it is disappointing they are still there ...but I know that they are there and we will deal with them.
I go tomorrow for my MRI of my left breast. I hope they get a clear answer. I also should be getting the test results back from the two DNA test for the BRAC test. These are big test for me and weighing heavy on my mind. They were due back two weeks ago but somehow fed ex lost them Christmas eve when they were drawn at my DR office and picked up to be sent to the lab. So they had to be re drawn.
I also have a special Kidney gland test done on Tuesday...and a special test on Wed. So pray that I can keep things going smooth with appt and try to keep things going smooth at home. I am trying very hard to find a balance.
Thank You ALL so much for being such a support team. I FEEL such peace knowing on my harder days that YOU are on my team cheering me on.
We will be doing some serious thinking about what avenue to take with Philip's medical issues. Something has to change and fast. I will be posting about that later this week.
...I am going to try to do NOT MONDAY...so get ready...LOL
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