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Monday, January 12, 2009

CAT SCAN

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.

8 comments:

Heather said...

Rochelle I've been wondering how you were. Sounds like you have had a few setbacks, but I hope you get your questions answered and issues resolved with your Dr. Rado appointment this week. We're still thinking about you!

Stacia said...

Glad you did an update. I am glad you have a team of doctors that know you and that with you being on top of the changes, you will get some answers during your next appointment.

Thinking of you.

Amy said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well! I'll be praying for you.

jjfreeman4 said...

Thanks for the update, we've been thinking about you!

Andre said...

It's nice to hear from you again!! What a bummer it must be to never really know where you are at. Good luck. I'm thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. I was worried about you. I am sorry to hear you aren't feeling better. Really sorry about all the frustrations you are having to deal with. Unfortunately in todays world you have to be your own advocate to get the care you need. Sad but true. I always tell other to go with their gut feeling. No one knows your body like you do.

Cherie said...

So good to see an update missy! I thought I was bad at updating! Sorry you're not feeling well. Hopefully you feel better soon! Tried to call you the other day but you must have been out! I'll call and check on you soon! Have a great day!

hatch said...

I hope you get more answers at your next appointment. I can only imagine how frustrating that is. I am sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well. I hope that gets better soon.