Apr 17, 2012 - 5:28 pm
Just an update on Jeff and his 7 month scan results. As you may or may not remember he had his last scan on Valentines Day, that CT scan showed a small single nodule in his lung. The decision was made to scan again in two months, but with a PET/CT this time. He has also in the past two months been diagnosed with pneumonia and hospitalized for that, as well as an under active thyroid (probably from the radiation). He is on meds for the thyroid and we are hoping it will help with his mood and fatigue. He has also been told he has arthritis in the spine and will be having PT starting Thursday, and finally he is starting to work with a nutritionist. The reason all of this was found within the past two months is that we found a new and amazing family doctor. The new doc has taken Jeff under his wing and has promised to help him get his health back in order. I am so happy that we met this doctor, he is an osteopath so he is very focused on healing the body as a system.
Back to the scan. The PET/CT showed the nodule again, but it has not grown (in fact it shrank 1mm). It did light up, but not enough to consider it as malignant. At this time they think it is scar tissue from a past infection or pollutant. We rescan in three months, with a regular CT scan this time. The radiologist actually noted that the CT gave a clearer image and suggested against another PET/CT for the next scan.
So, as they say, no news is good news...or rather, no growth is good news.