Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Good News

I got a call back later this afternoon. The scan is clean. Yah!

Two MRI"s, bloodwork and PET scan

Well it has been awhile. I have had a few people ask why I am not updating. I am not sure why I haven't. Today I thought I would let you know what has been going on lately. I am feeling good. The natural meds I am on for the thyroid seems to be working well. I am not so tired all the time as long as I don't forget to take them.

I can't say I am back to normal. I don't think I will ever be my normal again. So I am trying to adjust to a slower pace of life(enjoying the little things like tickling my kids) and a not so good memory. Life hasn't been so forgiving of the bad memory but I am told the forgetful memory is normal for alot of people. But to go from a memory that could remember all my appointment, kids appointment, activities and Ryan's without a calendar and now having to look at my calendar multiple times a day and still forget activities. For example Cole has piano every Wednesday at 3 and has all year. Yet the last two weeks before spring break at about 3:30 or later I remembered I forgot to take Cole to his lessons. This is a more common occurrence at my house lately. One of the best is Kamden has had dance for at 4 on Monday's and Cole had a game on Monday the week before spring break. I thought I had done so good. I had gotten Cole from school. Made dinner and feed my kids and got Cole's to his baseball game at 4pm. About 1/2 hour later I remembered I forgot to take Kamden to dance. Which remember we have had every Monday since school has started. O.k. I am sure you get the picture.

I can't remember if I post this or not. So I will do it and hopefully I am not repeating myself. My hip had been aching and so Dr. Rado's office ordered an MRI of my hips and also one of my head. Just checking things out. The results on the brain was a clean scan. The scan on the hips found early avascular necrosis on the left(11x20mm) and right femoral head(small than the left side). For those of you like me what is that. Very basic terms it means the blood vessel that comes up through the hip bone socket is dead. Which is causing the bone to dye. This disease comes from steroid use. The doctor doesn't think I had enough steroid with treatments to cause this. But we all know I am kind of the 1% when it comes to things.

Over the last two months my CA2729 count has gone up. It was 20 something I think 29 in February and at my last blood work it was 49(last Tuesday). As Dr.Kris pointed out it is almost 50% increase. But also 0-40 is normal. I have also been having some pain in my ribs. So Dr. Rado's office order a PET scan which I had last Thursday. The lady the did the scan said I should have results by Monday. Monday no results, Tuesday no results. Tuesday night Mitra's nurse called the hospital. They said oh we only have one guy reading the scans so he said he would put in on the top and do it first thing this morning so we will see hopefully today we will have the results.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Fun Run

Just thought some of you might be interested.

2nd Annual Rochelle Schultz Bassett Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 11th. This race is a fund raiser for The Tri-City Cancer Center in honor of Rochelle Bassett who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer in 2007. The race will be held at Howard Amon Park with race start at the Lee Blvd. Boat Dock near the round-about. 5 K runners will head north, and the mile runners/walkers will head south. All the money raised will be donated to the Tri-City Cancer Center. Race begins at 9AM.

Cost: $10/individual and $25/family. Donations are welcomed. (Checks to Tri-City Cancer Center or TCCC)

Prizes: Top over all runners, male, and female. Ribbons of age groups both male and female for 5K Runners. All 1 mile finishers (kids) will receive an Easter Egg full of surprises from the Easter Bunny. There will also be drawings for prizes (adults).

Registration: 8-8:45 AM only morning of race

Race Director: Megan 509-266-4420 (home) or 509-845-0772 (cell).