Topic: I am so happy....
Since the beginning of November I have been on the cc rollercoaster. My doctor thought that the cancer had returned. I had a ct, MRI and PET scans with inconclusive results. I went back to the US and met with Dr. Sanoff at UNC-Chapel Hill. She too was unable to tell if the cancer was back or not. My original surgon in Scotland was sent the blood tests and scans and he too was unsure of what was happening. I have had 2 PTC brushings which came back negative, but my Swedish doctor was unconvinced as I also had a suspicious lymph node. That was tested as well as having tissue samples taken. In the last 3 months I have had 6 surgeries! Well, my latest results came back. The last MRI looked somewhat normal-the suspicous spot is clearing up. The lymphnode was clean and so was the latest brush scrapings and tissue sample. My bloodwork is now normal also. So final result after 4 months of tests, scans, and stress....it was a FALSE ALARM!!!! I had sludge. There is discussion of giving me medicine to help prevent it in the future, but nothing has been decided.
I AM SO HAPPY!!!! I have been so off center these last couple of months. My sister and I were fighting about me not being aggressive enough with the doctors. My husband and I have been on eggshells. Now, we can plan again for our furture.
I will have another scan in 3 months and the game starts over, but for now, I will bask in life.
36 year old patient with buckets of hope