Well this morning Jamie and I went to see Dr. Tian to discuss the PET/CT results, and it was pretty much as I had figured, I lit up like a jar of alabama fireflies. Granted, the contrast they give you is like a sugar, and it glows like crazy in organs that metabolize sugars and junk like that..if you know me at all I love me some sugar! He did say that there is some activity in the adrenal glad, and spleen I think, an a bunch of lymph nodes, but there really good news is that they are all still very small, less than a centimeter, and they don't seem to be causing any "extra" issues at this point. So the current course of action is to finish the WHole Brain Radiation on Wednesday. I'm going to schedule myself to have a port-a-cath placed in my chest next Monday, so as soon as I'm done with the brain stuff, I'll be ready for the first batch of chemo that will hopefully star Thursday or Friday, or maybe sooner. We're still learning the lingo around here, gotta figure out, what a course is, is it one treatment, or several, a line...same question.. This is definitely a learning curve, but Im sure it'll all get itself worked out. Once adain, Dr, Tian and Dr. Dubal are on the same page with the chemo, and they have been really wonderful doctors to have in my corner. They are so positive, and all smiles, even when confronted with the occasional mini-meltdown from they're usually positive patient!! So they are both coming highly recommended from me, not that I'd actually ever hope any of you will have to use them, but highly recommended they come!! Well I might try to post some more later. But for now, I'm gonna rest a bit.
Bon Conrage eveyone!!