PET SCAN RESULTS ARE CLEAR!

I am typing from my phone at a dance studio but can’t wait to get this news out. My Dr. called and said the PET scan was clear. Even the haziness that was there last time where the cancer used to be is gone!  Praise God for this great news!

Medicine update and PET Scan

This is day 8 of the new medication and I’m feeling pretty good.  There have been two times my entire body has been throbbing pretty badly, but so far no depression and I’m very thankful for that.  I’m tracking how I’m feeling and what my activity has been around the time I’ve started to hurt.  We’ll see what the next week holds.

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Scanxiety

Scanxiety – (Noun) The feeling of terror and dread that one experiences as they await the results of a scan, once again faced with the possible return of cancer.

Scanxiety.

It’s a word I had never hear until about a year ago.

It’s real. Oh my…is it real.

Here’s how my days have gone the past few days…my mind starts worrying that the PET scan will light up like a Christmas tree, showing the cancer has returned…stop thinking that and remind myself that the Bible says not to worry, but to pray about everything.  And even if the cancer has returned, remember that God will be with us through whatever treatment is ahead. REPEAT.

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My Journal for 9-11-2017

Good morning Lord.

I come before you, overwhelmed a bit this morning.

Yesterday morning, Dave McCorkell died.  My heart is breaking…all day yesterday and today I have been thinking of Debbie, Kristen and Kim and what a hard day it was for them (and will continue to be).  I remember the day my Mom died so well.  It’s hard to be so far away from a friend who is hurting.

There has been severe flooding in Texas from Hurricane Harvey, and last night, Hurricane Irma hit Florida.  There is so much devastation.  Yet through it all, I see believers trusting you and proclaiming that You are good, all the time!

Today is 9/11.

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2 Appointments today

I met with my Oncologist today for a quick check-up.  He moved my bone strengthening infusion to every 3 months instead of every 6 weeks and I will be having a PET scan on October 4th (about a year from my last one).

So far, no pain with this new pill, but I am having some fatigue.  I thought I was just tired from summer, but when I rest, or even when I get up in the morning, I’m still tired and feeling a little week.  The Dr. ordered a blood test to check my iron level and thyroid and they came back normal.  So we are going to see how the fatigue plays out in the next month or so. (more…)