Results of My PET Scan

I have had three PET scans and the results have been good: no activity. A few weeks ago I went for my fourth PET scan and last Friday, Oct. 28, I received the results of the last PET scan: new activity. New activity to my T2, my left 5th and 6th ribs, my left clavicle and the lesion I have on a rib has gotten bigger.

Just when I thought I was doing so well, I’m hit with this news. Cancer sucks.

Yesterday, I met with the radiology oncologist. I will have about 12 sessions to my T2, clavicle and lesion. I was marked up yesterday.

The cancer on my T2 is causing me some nerve pain to the right shoulder and underarm. I haven’t been able to sleep because of the pain. At least now I know what’s causing it. None of my pain medications are helping with the nerve pain.

Tomorrow I start radiation. Hopefully, my oral chemo meds come soon. I have to start that on Monday.

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What this blog is about

When I first started writing this, I thought I would be writing about my cancer life. I have shared my cancer story but I feel I haven’t shared enough. I haven’t really kept up with the blog. I mean, who would be reading it? My family? Siblings? Cousins? Friends? Nope, none of them know about this blog. I don’t know if I want them to know about it. Sometimes I find myself being able to share my story with total strangers. 

So here I am. I don’t know what to do with this blog. Should I talk about health, food or what interest me? Should I talk about all three or how about my children, dogs and bearded dragon? 

I’m at a loss for now. 

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Summer Vacation

My husband likes going to the beach, but he only likes going there when he’s on vacation. He doesn’t like any other times. He doesn’t like to go on the weekends. He doesn’t like to go if he has a day off.

One thing that bothers me about this is that when he finds something he likes, it will be the same thing, like a vacation, every year. Do you know what it is like doing the exact same thing year after year after year after year? Yeah, you get the picture. He promised me and the kids a cruise once I get better. Well, I’m better and I’m still waiting.

I really shouldn’t complain really since he is now the sole provider. Not being able to contribute financially kind of sucks. I feel I should do more now that I’m on disability and a stay-at-home mom.

Life throws us curve balls sometimes.