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 get ready...LOL


Denise said...

I just wanted to let you know that I will be praying for you that you get good news and that you find comfort.

Lisa said...

Amy that is good news and just keep praising God for it because that is the prayer that changes everything, I will be praising Him for you too.
Thank you dear Lord for the awesome strength you have given to my dear friend and for the reports that could have been better, but were good and Lord she is still rejoicing with the progress she has made and Father we are expecting You to do more than we could ever imagine because Father You are able. Lord give Amy a restful night and peace that passes all understanding and Lord give a special touch to Philip, May he feel Your presence and Your Love that surrounds him, in Jesus name I pray. Amen

Ann On and On... said...

As usual your attitude is amazing. I'll pray for good news....

Thanks for sharing.

Hope said...

I'm praying for you both. I wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and your family.

Melissa said...

I really don't know how you do it. The weeks that I have appointments piled up like you do I am practically beside myself and you are so calm. :)

I will be praying for you and virtually holding your hand. I hope that it's all good news from here on out!!

mama's smitten said...

Thank you for continuing to share depite how it has been for you. You will be inmy prayers.

Patrice said...

Wow that's a lot of important stuff coming up! I'll definitely keep you in my thoughts & prayers! hang in there! :)

annie kelleher said...

thinking and praying for you... xoxox annie

Jennifer said...

Hi Amy,
Thanks for the update...checkin' in on you!! Whenever the Lord brings you to mind, I'm praying for you and will continue to.
I'll be eager to hear the news on all your tests. I hope you will be able to rest in Jesus, and NOT fret.
Peace be with you,

AmberP said...

Amy that is great news! Praise the Lord for joy in even the smallest things. I am still sending you prayers my friend. Stay strong... you are doing an amazing job (even with the inside-out yoga pants!)

misty said...

Praying and thinking of you and family.