Friday, April 3, 2015

Uh Oh, Where Did I Go?

It has been very quiet for about 4 or 5 months.  After my chemotherapy ended, I spent the next few months regaining my strength and getting used to my new normal.  The doctor appointments didn't slow down - those are still monthly.  But as of this week there is an update.

I still have my MediPort in my chest.  They said I would keep that at least one year.  I go every month to have it flushed out and make sure it still is working and it is great.

On the negative side, at my last port flush, the doctor noticed I was wheezing.  The wheezing is on the left - that is the side that has less than 10% lung left.  (The right side sounded fine.)  So as a precaution she put me on a week of steroids, antibiotics and ordered a chest xray.  The xray came back normal.  (With my track record the past year, I wasn't surprised the side with no lung sounds funny - only a normal person would have wheezing on the side that has a lung LOL).

Two weeks later, no improvement with the wheezing so on March 23rd I had a chest CAT Scan.  The results were "somewhat" inconclusive.  While it didn't give a reason for the wheezing, it did show enlarged lymph nodes in my chest which could be a recurrence of the cancer.

My Primary doctor, Pulmonary doctor and Oncologist doctor all looked at the CAT Scan and all have the same fear - recurrence.  So today I had a PET Scan.  It scans the entire body and offers more information to the doctors. If there is a recurrence it will tell them where and what size.

Monday morning, at 11:20 a.m. I will visit the oncologist to get the results.  I ask for your prayers and positive energy this holiday weekend.  Needless to say, I am quite anxious this weekend. 

I wish you all a Happy Passover and Happy Easter!!


  1. I am hoping Monday is a very GOOD day for you!

  2. Big hugs (((Jennifer))) you are always in my prayers and sending positive thoughts to you.