Re: CT and PET scan results!!!!!
I met with my radiologic onc today and he said he could not have asked for a better outcome. He explained about the PET scan. There were no numbers, just "mild uptake". He said every active cell has mild uptake: from brain, stomach, etc.... so the cancer cells are not much more active than "normal" cells right now. So that's a "YAY"!!! He agrees that I am not a candidate for surgery.
He also said that the cells will "wake up" one day and either start growing or spreading. But it's unknown when. 6 months? 2 years? Only God knows that one. So we will start treating this as a chronic illness. One that I will live with. And one that we will watch closely.
I need to start looking for a job since nothing is going on until Feb., March, later or earlier... love this part of my life!! But I'm going to plan for nothing happening and me being able to work...
On a down note, Tom and I split up. It's only been 4.5 months, but it seemed like longer. He was very supportive but he has issues I can't help him with and lately he was trying to decide if he wanted to work on having a relationship. And with his issues I was having my own problems with the relationship. So that's it. Quick and hopefully with all this good news lately a lot less painless. Still hard not to text him the good news this morning tho. He was a very important part of my life for a short time.
Other good news: COBRA extension was approved. So now I can breathe another sigh of relief! I don't have to worry about how to cover my medical bills!! YAY!!
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Any opinions I give are based on personal experiences, and are not based on medical knowledge. I strongly suggest receiving medical care and opinions.