Feb 01, 2013 - 2:47 pm
Hey dear friends!!
My dad had his first CT on Wednesday, and today he got a written report!! I guess it all looks pretty much ok and my parents are just thrilled!! Actually when they got this report, Mom immediatelly called me, but when she read it to me, we were not completely sure what exactly does all this mean. So she called to te ONC hospital and although it is Friday she managed to get a doctor (it was not my father's doc but anyway) and she read the report to him. He said it is all ok, that we have nothing to worry about.
So the report says (I did not see it by myself yet, mom read it over the phone) that he has some mucosal thickening, which is due to postradiation side effects. Postradiation changes are also seen in pharynx and throat. No visible and convincible evidence of tumor localy. No evidence of any changes in area of big salivary glands. No evidence of any kind of metastatic changes in lung apexes. No evidence of any changes in shown skeleton.
Left, in area II, there's marginally enlarged lymph node 2x1 cm. In right thyroid lobus there is a small nodus.
Conclusion: No evidence of residual desease anywhere in pharynx or throat or big salivary glands. Marginally pathologycal node left in area II. Small nodus in right thyroid lobus. Next check-up on March 27th. Ultrasound of the neck will be discussed at that point.
So, when mom read this to me, I was worried about this "small nodus in right thyroid lobus" and "marginally pathological lymph node in area II". So my Mom called the ONC doctor who happened to still be there but does not know the history of my dad's desease, so he was very kind to actually want to listen to my Mom reading him this report. He said that this nodus in thyroid does not mean anything. Considering that lymph node it could mean that it is nothing or just inflamation or.... We'll see that in the end of March when dad is having another appointment, but for now all looks good. We were really happy to hear that!!!!!
Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts, without all of you we would go much harder thru all this!!!! And forgive me on my translated english regarding upper report - it took me quite some time to find the right words from Slovene to English . I feel relaxed now, so do my parents.. But it still worries me a bit that "pathological lymph node... and that thyroid nodus"... Is this normal, are those just "hot spots" that will dissapear in time?
Sorry for this looooong post. Best to all of you!!!