Sep 25, 2012 - 3:50 pm
NEDdish? NED-like? NEDesque? I can’t quite decide which word to choose to describe my present state. Think I might go with the last one, as it sounds all fancy and whatnot. Anyway, I’ve had two more scans since my thrilling NED scan in March. June’s PET showed an area of potential concern in the sigmoid colon (I still have colon left? Who knew?). Not definite, but the radiologist suggested a sigmoidoscopy to check things out. Dr. Delusional (my onc, who has never yet seen a scan that he thought showed cancer) concurred. Whenever I’m faced with something I really don’t want to do, I like to get a 2nd (or in this case 3rd) opinion. This one came from my beloved surgeon, who stepped up to the plate for me, and suggested I wait on anything too invasive until the next scan. Just one of many reasons why I love that guy. Sooo…next scan in September shows that sigmoid spot looks better, so probably not cancer, just normal weird intestine crap. BUT! Two new spots show up, one in the transverse colon (WTH? I could have sworn this stuff was all gone), with a high SUV but no physical structure, and one in the rectum that looks similar to the spot in the June scan. Y’all still with me here? Because I’m getting a little confused myself. Anyway, radiologist again suggests sigmoidoscopy, but this time Dr. Delusional says no. Not sure why. Maybe punishing me for turning down his suggestion for a fun day at the clinic last time? I might say yes if he’d at least buy me some flowers first. So I guess I’ll be staying in “watch and wait” mode for the time being, and be thankful for the fact that at the very least I’ve managed to go for 10 months without surgery, my personal record (WHERE IS MY TIARA? I AM STILL WAITING.).