Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Great News!

O.k. I put something in the last post I didn't mean to post on this blog. I was a little worked up and it went on a family blog. I forgot to edit it out. The part about suing the hospital or the reader's of the images. Again sorry that was in there.

I had a doctor's appointment with Dr. Rado today. I was a little weird but we made it through. He thinks that the scan didn't look bad but that we need to keep a careful watch. So I will continue to get blood work once a month and scans every couple of months. I asked if we were going to keep up the three month visits. He said two months he thinks for now.

He gave me standing orders for Blood work and Herceptin every other week. Zometa once a month. He also gave me orders for an echo (heart test), MRI for my head and MRI for my hip and pelvis. I have been having some pain in my hip area so we are just going to check it out.

I am not sure if I put it in the last post but I am doing really well. I feel better than I have for a while. I expect to continue to increase my energy and stregth as time goes on. Thanks for all the words of encouragement. It is nice to have such good friends. Thank you!

Monday, January 12, 2009


Two weeks ago I had a CAT scan. I don't think I am going to do the CAT scan again. I have done it three times and each time I do it the side effects get worse. This time I was throwing up and also coming out the other end (sorry grose I know). Anyway I was then sick the rest of the day. Like in bed not feeling well. So I talked with one of the chemo nurses she says just tell the docs you are allergic to the scan or the drink that goes with the scan.

I then had a doctor Kris appointment on Tuesday this week and he went over the results with me. It seems the techs that read my pictures missed a spot on the last PET. I guess this CAT scan they found a spot on my liver. But when they look back at the PET from three months ago I guess they can see the spot there too and just didn't notice then. I was really upset and thought I am going to have to sue them this time. I can't let them do this again. Then Dr. Kris said that the spot hasn't grown in three months so it probly isn't cancer. It is probably just scar tissue or something like that. There are some other question about the results that I need to talk to Dr. Rado about this next week. Thing like there are places not healing and they have found more little spots. Let me go back a little bit the spot they found on my liver is only 3.5mm. The other spots are smaller. 3.5mm is very small so I am not so worried that they are anything.

This week when I went in for Herceptin I had a blood draw done for my CA count. It came back 31 which is a jump up from 23 in October I can't remember what Novemembers was it was one lower or higher than 23. Anyway it isn't above the 0 - 40 range but I am still a little concerned. They told my numbers go up a down. I just haven't expereince that. I had a brain tumor last time they told me that.