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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

PET SCAN

I was suppose to go down to Dr. Kris (Natural Path) today and find out what the blood test I took on Monday said. Dr. Kris was wanting to see if the medicine he has been giving me is fighting the cancer. That appointment had to be postponed until Thursday. I got a call this morning at 8am to see if I wanted to get a PET SCAN today at 11am instead of Thursday. So I just went and had it done at 11 this morning. Some of you my know what a PET SCAN is I didn't. I guess a CAT scan is where they can detect masses in your body. A PET SCAN is where they inject radio isotopes into your body and wait for an hour for that to filter through your body and glum on to the cancer. This test can detect cancer at the cellular level. Which I guess means it is a better test than a CAT Scan. I also found out that Kadlec was one of the first 50 hospitals in the country to get a PET SCAN machine. Cool! So after I had this junk in and had given me Xanx they put me on a board and straped me down and put me in the machine. I got a nice 35 minute nap. I was a little bummed when they woke me up from my very nice nap but they had other people that needed tests run. So they will review the over 1,000 images and send that report to doctor Rado who I see on Friday. So tomorrow I will get the official results from Dr. Evans office on the biopsy they did on Friday. I am so happy things seem to be falling in to place with the doctors.

Thanks again for all the words of encouragement I really enjoy them. It is so fun to look and see what you all have to say.

Thanks!

5 comments:

Kim said...

That's so awesome they got you in earlier and to be able to have such a precise machine to see exactly what's going on. That's one thing about Kadlec - they like to be on the cutting edge of technology.

We're praying you'll be in the hands of capable doctors who will know how to treat this. Sounds like you're in good hands.

Thank you so much for keeping us all posted. This has got to be such a personal journey for you. I'm glad you're allowing us a small piece in this journey with you. We'll continue to pray and be there when you need us!! Please let me know if I can do ANYTHING!

Tharker said...

As I was reading this, I was struck by your attitude. You seem to have such a good outlook on things. I admire that about you.

The PET SCAN sounds like an awesome test. Way to go Kadlec for jumping on the technology bandwagon!

I like how you described your dissapointment for being woken up from your little nap. You're funny!

You are in my prayers!

Heather said...

Wow, I haven't ever heard of a PET SCAN.

I'm glad things seem to be working in your favor, it's nice to be able to see the tender mercies through this experience.

Puerto Rican Princess said...

I too think your attitude is tremendous and know that will be a HGUE factor in you conquering cancer.

I also love that everything does seem to be falling into place with regards to the tests you need and the doctors you have. The Lord is definitely on your side!

Alicia said...

I am still in shock. I was just finally able to get on your blog, for some reason my link didn't work the first time. I too am grateful for your blog and the updates. Just know that I am thinking of you constantly and of course, add me to the list of people that want to help in ANY way I can. You are so awesome, you are going to get through this with flying colors!
P.S. My mom also goes to Dr. Kris. She really likes him!