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CT/PET Scan

Kanort
Kanort Member Posts: 1,272
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hi Friends,

On Wednesday I met with my oncologist for a follow up appointment. It's been two years since my diagnosis of Stage 3 colon cancer. I received a colon resection followed with the Folfox regimen. My original CT scan showed three small spots on my lung. The largest of the three was biopsied and found to be a hamartoma. The other two were assumed to be noncancerous as well. My subsequent CT scans have shown no change in these lesions. However, my oncologist wants to be diligent so he ordered a PET scan which I will have today at 3:00. I got my CEA level back yesterday and it was 1.3. It has continued to go lower since chemo completion when it was at 2.3. I hesitate to even mention my tests when so many of you are having to worry about more than just the results of scans. Please know that all of you have a special place in my heart and I wish and pray for the best for each of you and your loved ones.

Hugs,

Kay

Comments

  • kerry
    kerry Member Posts: 1,313
    Kay,

    I have been thinking of you. You know you will be in my prayers today. Take along your healing bag....I'll be holding mine tight for you also.

    I'll call you soon.

    Kerry
  • chynabear
    chynabear Member Posts: 481
    kerry said:

    Kay,

    I have been thinking of you. You know you will be in my prayers today. Take along your healing bag....I'll be holding mine tight for you also.

    I'll call you soon.

    Kerry

    Kay (and anyone else this applies to),

    Please, please, please don't hesitate to post your worries, concerns, great news, bad news, whatever. I used to think that my posting of good news or good results were unwanted when there were others who have so much more to worry about. What you need to remember is that your GOOD news spreads HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT not to mention good feelings which are healing. Your posting your worries over pending tests lets others know that they aren't the only ones to worry and so on.

    When I first came here, much of my comfort came from the fact that I WASN'T ALONE. Others were going through the same tests/thought processes/feelings and so on. I was really beginning to wonder if I was going crazy or just negative because I worried. Now, I know that there are others just like me that are worried too.

    May you receive NED over and over again and may your PET and CT's come back clean.

    Take care,

    Patricia
  • taraHK
    taraHK Member Posts: 1,952
    Hi Kay,
    Good luck with the PET scan and (especially) best wishes for the results. GLad to hear the CT scan showed nothing scary. Please don't hesitate to share anything -- but especially don't hesitate to share good news. I enjoy every opportunity for a celebration!
    Tara
  • jana11
    jana11 Member Posts: 705
    Congrats!!! I hope the PET shows nothing!! Please don't feel bad about posting good news - man, we need it!!

    Don't think I will hold back good news when I have it! This site needs it. Think of all the new people just hoping for happy stories. You good news helps people keep their hope!

    Post it over and over!!! I will be thinking of you and praying for NED!!

    Be well. jana
  • goldfinch
    goldfinch Member Posts: 735
    Kay,
    I'm so happy to hear of all your good news. Sounds like the Pet Scan will come out alright too.
    Mary