Thursday, December 13, 2018

Looks like a change in course is in order...

Rugged Trails

When hiking, as in life, sometimes you have to change course. I personally like steep and rugged trails but only because they are less crowded and I enjoy nature in silence and peace.
My very recent PET scan showed some areas diminished and some new "nodes" as we call them. This means that the cancer that has spread is now full of life and spreading on its own. How very rude of it. I guess I'm about to embark in a slightly tougher trail.
Me, doing my best impression
of a cancer patient...waiting for
my PET scan and sipping
on Mocha flavored Barium, yum
Since my tumor markers had been creeping up slowly, we (my Onco and I) sort of knew this may happen so we already talked a little about either changing magic pills or going straight to chemo. I guess I will know in about five more days after I see him. Is the suspense killing you? It's sort of taking a toll on me too. But we have options and that's what's important. Can't wait!
I got a PET scan for my birthday, maybe I'll get a new magic pill for Christmas, what else does a girl want?!

The images aren't really clear this time, they don't look any different to the untrained eye than the last PET in July, and the interpretation even less clear with a conclusion "mixed impression" which means nothing to me. So I must wait for the wisdom of the Oncologist. All organs still clear, apparently my particular cancer likes to munch on bones. Stay tuned.
New "nodes" appeared in
my spine, hip and femurs
PET 12-2018

Fun and Art

Meantime, I made Christmas cards out of some of my artwork. That was fun! Ever had a fight with a printer and won? either. They are s'posed to print all sizes and cardstock and etc...but they just don't. They say they have paper jams and they don't, they claim the paper tray is empty and it isn't...I can't think of a more irritating piece of equipment in my humble home office. Sigh.

Here is an image, cool huh?:
Nature's Peace
And since my PET disagreed with my own feeling like a million bucks, I decided to purchase and spread 10 tons of rock in front of the house with my ailing hips and femurs. Shoulders too. I'm a little tired but no ill effects thus far and my house looks great with new rock in front!

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