Dec 22, 2010 - 5:31 pm
PET scan showed slight progression of disease in the same area of the pluera as the original thickening. :( I am going to have a consult with the head of the thoracic radiation department at Moffitt, Dr. Craig Stevens. Ideal would be if the area could be radiated because this cancer responds so well to it. We'll see. I made an appointment to see my Onc. at the end of February, unless some rapid deterioration deems it necessary to proceed sooner than that. She was ok with waiting. Said we would have a consult, probably rescan, go over all our options and make a plan. She seems to think that perpetual chemo is my future. My white blood count is pretty low, but red was good. She didn't know what to make of that. Said it was also low at my previous draw, but no one shared that with me. Dr. sitting in for her (she was on maternity leave) said everything looked good. Go figure. She said she was not going to worry about it, but to pay close attention to if I think I have a fever. Then she would be concerned. Everything else on the scan was good, so there was some positive news.
As my friend Julie and I were waiting on the valet to get the car, I said to her "this was not the news I hoping for, but there are many people leaving this facility today that would be happy to have received it". So, I am going to put this on the back burner and concentrate on having a Merry Christmas. The New Year is right around the corner and with it will come a New Plan!!!
Christmas blessings to all of you,