Member Rara Avis
I know everyone is curious and although I don't have the professional opinion of my doctor... and I don't know when I will have that right now because the results of my scan were inconclusive...
We had a talkative technician who was telling us where all of the "hot spots" were, and according to him... There were none on my spine or pelvis...which is VERY good news. But there was one on my right knee which I know is from an old injury... and there is definitely something in my left thigh where I am having the pain...
However, he said that it didn't look like a metasteses because they usually show up as solid pieces and this was very diffused.
They took another picture of it... this one in 3 dimensions, and I talked to the radiologist afterward and she said that although she couldn't say what it was... that it didn't look typical for a metasteses. It looked more like a shadow, and it could possibly be a bone inflammation or infection.
So now, they will probably do an MRI so that they can image it a bit better ( I don't know why they just don't start with the MRI) and if they still can't figure it out then, they will do a biopsy.
All of this stuff will take time... and I will probably have to wait to get an appointment for the MRI...
And I can't get any treatment for this until we know what it is... and then I will probably have to wait for treatment too *groan*
So, right now... I am not sure I will be going to Florida
But starting tomorrow... I am going into "pushy broad" mode and will try to push everyone around so that we can find out what this is before it gets worse... and it has been getting worse daily.
At this point... as far as going to Florida is concerned... *grinning here* it would almost be better for it to be a cancer because I know that I could get the radiation done fast... But with my luck... they will probably put me thru all of these other tests and THEN find out that it was a cancer afterall...and by then it will be too late to see everyone in Florida...
Maybe we could have another poet meet in Michigan...
Thanks so much for all of your prayers
~ lots of impatient hugs here