First, I must say that I have been feeling great. I didn't realize how tiring the chemo was because now that I have not had chemo in three weeks, I have had more energy, my taste has come back and my skin is clearing up. I am so happy to be over chemo. Second, I have scheduled my reconstruction surgery and I will have that done on March 19!
I had my CT scan this past Tuesday. I learned a valuable lesson, don't ever drink the contrast drink that is offered at the doctor's office but drink the contrast drink that they offer at the imaging office. It tastes like orange Tang and there is a lot less to drink then the other contrast drink.
The good news about the CT scan was that the place on my liver had not changed so my doctor was confident that it was a harmless cyst and nothing to worry about. The bad news was that he saw something on my spine that he doesn't understand. He couldn't tell me much about what he saw. I had had a bone scan done this past summer and it was clean. I have had 16 rounds of chemo so no cancer should have grown there. He is concerned so he has ordered a PET scan. I will have that done next Wednesday and then I go see him about the result on Thursday.
I will admit that I am a little upset. I have been feeling so good and then I get this call and I now I feel like the wind was knock out of my sails (sorry for the cliche but that is how I feel) Now I have to wait and how I hate waiting. Waiting just makes me think and when I start thinking, I think of the worse sometimes. So please keep me in your prayers that this is nothing and I can continue feeling good.
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