Jun 22, 2011 - 8:33 pm
Got the results of my PET today. There were some areas in my abdominal area that showed some activity, along with some uptake in the anal area consistent with PET from Dec '10 and previous post treatment PETs. They considered both consistent with radiation inflammation. My left lung is really scarred up from the radiation (totally expected), this may have some reduction with time. My right lung has enlarged to compensate for the damage and size reduction of the left one. My heart has been shifted a little to the left because of the right lung enlargement. Amazing how our bodies react. Nothing in the liver or any other area. I have an appointment with the Pulmonary Onc on Monday to access improvement of the pneumonitis and a follow up with my Med Onc in two months just to see how things are going. PET and CT in October. I am feeling blessed.
It is a journey and though we can only take it one day a time, right now I am feeling like a conquerer!!!
Thank you for the prayers, positive thoughts and kind comments. May each of you be empowered with the strength, confidence and determination to get you through!!!