Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Note from my Endo

Hi Kathy,

Good news. Looks like what they saw in the lungs was an artifact. When they switched you to a different camera, the uptake in the lung disappeared. They are confident there is no metastatic disease. And certainly with your stimulated thyroglobulin being <0.5, that would support there being no spread of cancer as well.

JW


Translation: NO MORE CANCER!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bad News Today

Today I went to the hospital for my post treatment scan. They repeated all the scans that they did the morning I was admitted. They do a whole body scan, a scan of the neck, and of the chest. They sent me back to the waiting room to prepare the films and make sure that they had everything they needed. The technician came out and told me that they needed to repeat the chest films. So we repeated the chest films and I went back to waiting.

The technician came out again, sat down next to me, and told me in a hushed voice that there was a "spot" on the chest scan and that I would need to come back again tomorrow for another scan. They want to be able to compare the scans from last week to the scans from today to the scans from tomorrow and determine what the spot is.

I don't really know what that means. I just know that I'm scared. I'm scared that tomorrow I will find out that the spot is more cancer. J is still out of town so I will be going to the scan alone. I hope I won't have to get more bad news while I'm there alone.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

How I will spend the next year.

I've been making a mental list of things I'd like to accomplish in the next year. Might as well use my time wisely, right?

1. Take golf lessons
2. Learn to knit
3. Read a book a week
4, Drop at least one dress size
5. Spend at least 2 full days at a spa
6. Visit Texas
7. Go on vacation with my husband
8. See my niece and nephew at least once a month
9. Decorate my house- mostly look for things to put on the walls
10. Have 2 yard sales
11. Plant a vegetable garden
12. Have a girls weekend with my online friends

What else can I add to this list?? Any ideas??

Idaho

JC left this morning for Idaho. His grandmother passed away and her funeral is Monday. It's a very odd situation. J has never spoken kindly of his grandmother- in fact no one in his family has. I've never met her and since I've known J- he's only seen her once. I think he's really going out because his mom needs help getting things squared away.

So I'm on my own. It's a double edged sword. It's nice cause without J here, I'm not confined to the guest room- I have the run of the house. But at the same time, there's not even anyone here to talk to anymore. True isolation.

Tomorrow will be better. At least I'll be working. Almost over.