Radioactive againPosted: November 12, 2014
Yep, I’m a small danger to small children and preggos.
This is the second time in two weeks that I’ve been radioactive – I’m thinking that the goal might be to turn me into a human glow stick. If so, I’d like to be a pink one.
Today was my PET/CT. I had one in 8/2013 but I was still pretty nervous. Once I got there and remembered the routine, I settled down and it all went easy-peasy. I just had two little issues:
1. One of my oldest and bestest friends happened to be at USC for a doctor appointment and her appointment ended right as my mom and I got to the PET waiting room. No sooner did I get called back, she showed up and ended up chatting with my mom until I was done (seriously, about an hour and a half!). So while I was lying down waiting for the radioactive crap to go through my system (1 hour), I was a little pissed that I wasn’t out there chatting. Grrrr.
2. While I was in the machine, I had to keep my arms above my head and it reminded me of superman. So I started humming the theme song. Then I remembered all the techs could hear me and I started to laugh. Then I remembered I wasn’t supposed to move. So through the whole thing I was stifling giggles. I think a round of “This is Halloween” from nightmare before Christmas was sung too.
As you can tell, everything went well.
After that, we went to my surgeon appointment. My tumor has been growing and getting stabby painful and I wanted her to take a look. She did and we had a nice chat.
1. I told her about my issue with the other doctor. Apparently the other doc talked to my surgeon and it turned out that the onc was just super frustrated, but not at me. So I’m going to let it go (you know you want to sing) but if the attitude continues, I’ll have to switch.
2. The PET I did today should answer any questions about my cancer status and if my back and arm pain are due to cancer and not just a pinched nerve. The results should be available by the end of the week. Next Thursday, all my scans and tests will be presented to the tumor board. All the docs there will come up with options to consider going forward. If my cancer hasn’t spread, there are a few surgical options and/or a new medicine called an aromase inhibitor.
But basically, it’s all up in the air until after next Thursday.
I’m cool with all this. From all my reading and interactions on my support groups, this is all pretty normal.
FIGHT ON USC! BEAT CAL!!!
Off to KINKY BOOTS tomorrow. Always remember, the sex is in the heel.