I recently went to the hospital to receive a manditory PET scan. You get injected with this dye and you sit and do nothing for an hour an a half. Doing nothing.... Anyway. The scan went fine, no problems, etc and went home. My last PET scan said that my tumor cells were inactive and close to shriveling up completely. However, this PET scan wasn't like that...
It turns out that the cancer has spread into the bone. It's engulfing most of my spine, in between my shoulder blades, on my ribs, and on my pelvis. The doctor mentioned nothing of the other cancer cells, so I'm assuming they're not that important at the moment.
I have to go to New Hampshire to see a specialist, when I live the furthest north west part of Vermont... It's a 3 hour drive.
So treatment is pretty standard. I'd have to have a port put in (a surgical hole in your body where they can draw blood, do IV's, injections, etc) and have to stay in the hospital 4-5 days out of the week.... Go in Monday, come out Thursday or Friday depending on my condition. How often I'll have to go in is still up in the air, but by the sounds it's not going to be so frequent.
6 years, 5 months ago
31 Mar 2012 15:22 CEST