Apr 07, 2009 - 12:08 pm
Today was my husband's pet scan - for obvious reasons I could not go with him. He tolerated the procedure well and got home ok. I called him a little while after and asked him if he was feeling alright, the sound in his voice was disturbing. I asked him what's wrong - he said he peeked at the picture when they were doing his pet scan, he said he saw 2 red spots under his arm, and one in his groin area. I told him, you don't know what your looking at, so don't worry about it. His CEA number is 0.5, so there can't possibly be any cancer left right? He can't possibly have any new ones, because his CEA would go up, not down. I need reassurance so I can reassure him.
He said, if there is cancer there, we will just have to fight it again. He said i'm going out kicking and screaming, i'm not giving up. We just recently lost a distant family member to cancer - he fought a long time and then said, that's it I just can't fight any longer. This is not helping him.
Anything comments would help.