Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ohh The Waiting

Today was my return visit to the doctor. We started at 9:00 and got home at 1:30. I started with lab draws, a visit with my oncologist and then off to the treatment room to get my bone hardening iv. The results of my CAT scan were clear and my PET scan showed a bit of activity. A little lesson on what these tests are...... the CT scan is a very detailed invasive look at my body where a PET scan looks at metabolic activity. They inject a glucose material in my IV.Cancer cells are very active and "light up"when they are happy on the PET scan. Activity is assigned an SUV number.The higher the SUV number, the more likely there is cancer present. A high SUV number is in the 20-30 range. Mine was 3. My doctor seems to think that this number could be caused by the drugs that I am taking. Just to be sure we will repeat the scans in six weeks.
While this is not super great news, it is good news and I feel so blessed to be watched so closely by such a great team of doctors. I have to tell you that I was so saddened and helpless seeing so many people walk in and out of that office today. I did a lot of praying that's for sure! It was such a relief to get out of there and breathe in the beautiful weather we have been having.
The girls are getting accustomed to school. They are still so tired and at each other come dinner time. I am enjoying my free time by getting my jewelry business back up and going and by cleaning out all the closets and drawers that I have been shoving crap into for the past eight years. My friend Tawnya from Florida will be here and I will spend the whole weekend with her. I am so looking forward to enjoying our time together and not having a care in the world like the good ol' days.
Our love to all. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.

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