Tag: scananxiety

Adiós Gallbladder

Adiós Gallbladder

Following up on the previous post The Good News & Everything Else. As instructed, I completed two more tests that my GI doc scheduled in trying to identify the cause of my abdominal pain and weight loss. The first was an Abdominal Mesenteric Ultrasound w/Doppler. The second was an Upper GI w/Barium. If I never … Continue reading Adiós Gallbladder

The Good News and Everything Else

The Good News and Everything Else

The last few months have been busy. Lots of traveling in-between medical appointments and tests. All the gallbladder testing and imaging did not turn out as expected, which in this case, is good news. There are no plans to remove it. It appears to be working just fine. Unfortunately, not much else has changed, so … Continue reading The Good News and Everything Else

It’s All Very Bittersweet

It’s All Very Bittersweet

It's been six days since I traveled to New York to have my most recent PET/CT to see if the treatment I'm on is still working. Six Days. Six days are an incredibly long time to wait to get results for any scan but especially a PET scan. Waiting for the results of any scan … Continue reading It’s All Very Bittersweet

I Did A Little Math – The Eve Of My 12th PET Scan

I Did A Little Math – The Eve Of My 12th PET Scan

Tomorrow morning I head to Memorial Sloan Kettering for my 12th PET/CT Scan. Twelve. That number seems low to me. I actually went thru my online charts and counted all my scans since I was diagnosed. I'll be having my 12th PET/CT in 4 yrs. While it didn't actually work out like this over the … Continue reading I Did A Little Math – The Eve Of My 12th PET Scan

It’s Always Something 

It’s Always Something 

It's been a bit since my last update and some things happened. They usually do. So it's time to get caught up. I've been back on Morphine for the last few months for new pain in my right side. It's hard to pinpoint exactly where it is so let's just say it's in the area … Continue reading It’s Always Something 

Almost Out Of The Woods

Almost Out Of The Woods

I'm THREE days away from turning 47 yrs old. According to the statistics (and my Oncologists back in 2013) I shouldn't be here to celebrate this birthday. But for those that know me in real life (or know me well enough 'virtually') know that I HATE being told what to do. In fact, I will … Continue reading Almost Out Of The Woods

A Little Bit Of PTSD

A Little Bit Of PTSD

Today, I'm headed to Manhattan ahead of my PET scan and appointment with my Oncologist at Sloan Kettering. I usually enjoy the drive down but this time I'm a little uneasy.   Last year at this time I had a scan and was told the Lymph nodes under my left arm (non-cancer side) lit up … Continue reading A Little Bit Of PTSD

On the Road Again

On the Road Again

  Today I'm making my favorite trip again. *eyeroll*  I'm headed down to Sloan-Kettering for another fast and dirty trip for a PET/CT. The last time I updated regarding my health, I was going to see a GI Oncologist at Sloan on September 28th to see if she could unravel the mystery that is me. … Continue reading On the Road Again