Dec 10, 2012 - 10:54 pm
Hello family :) (that's me buttering you all up)
I am off to Seattle for the reasons stated above. Many of you may remember my last CT w/ contrast showed "granulated glass appearance in the upper left and lower left lung as well as 3 (presumably new) nodes in my lower left lung. The largest node was 7mm.
I've gotten some great advice/feedback from many of you (Longterm, Soccerfreaks, Luv4lacrosse) and I'm sure others I just can't think of (being exasperated and tired after trying all day to get on and stay on the board. :)
My onco dr. said he feels strongly is is / was infection. He gave me Levaquinn 500 mg for 7 days (but two of those days I was bowel prepping for colonscopy and hernia surgery - so not sure how much of the last two doeses I got that stuck (sorry for the visual)
I feel great, and remember too I was bent over a chain saw almost all of Sept out in the woods cutting 4 cords of wood as well as hunting anytime I could in October during hunting season at higher altitude than where I live (I live 5500 feet up in paradise-brag-brag-brag)
For reasons I feel are sound I have decided to seek a comprehensive cancer care treatments facility (thank you and shout out to my friend Eric with OCF for help in getting me an appt) for future follow up care. I fly to Seattle tomorrow and come back on the 13th.
So my request is simple. Prayers if you will and of course best wishes for those that don't subscribe to prayer (as you all know I do...WHAT? That's news to me!!! LOL) that my visit will be a total waste of time, energy and money :) (that statement alone makes me a qualified H&N warrior does it not?)
I'm excited to meet Dr. Mendez (great youtube video of him, love at first site and words)...
Don't think I do not appreciate my current team (I especially like my onco doctor at MSTI) he is truly very nice and patient with me....but I think the others I have outgrown (maybe it's me and I fear I sound like a snob or needy patient) ....but you all have always said "if you don't trust your life with your team, time to change" and you have always said "you are your best advocate".
My plan is just to present the scans, findings (they have all scans and records now that they themselves ordered)
So thanks for being there for me.....you all are great...Matt, I'm coming awfully close to you ...be warned I talk as much as I type :) :) Sweet Tea please (now Matt is in hiding).
That last scan was November 8th by the way.
NOTE: There is a saying in the South "too much butter on a biscuit is not good" ......so now that I have laid it on thick....I bid you "later" :)