Category Archives: Diagnosis

Feeling Robbed

Mid-July I’ve been thinking more lately about the fact that while my grandparents mostly lived into their 90s, I won’t. I will be lucky to live into my 70s, which is the age my parents are now and still going … Continue reading

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Endoscopy Results

July 6, 2018 After the PET last week, the oncologists got together with the radiologists, pulmonologists (lung docs) and gastroenterologists (gut docs) to talk about my “new” area of concern. It was decided that rather than do a bronchoscope, it … Continue reading

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New PET Scan – 2 Steps Back

June 29, 2018 Have I said out loud lately that I’m tired of feeling exhausted and run over by a bus every day? Well, I am, and now I’ve said it out loud. I’m appreciative of the work I’m doing … Continue reading

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The Enormity of It All

Some days the enormity of it all weighs heavier than others. This week has been a dead-man’s carry kind of week. It’s heavy and it’s not moving and there’s nothing to ease the burden of carrying it except getting to … Continue reading

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Blinded by SCIENCE!

When I spoke to the surgeon late last week as a follow up to the CT scan of my chest, she told me that the nodules that were identified in the previous scan were still there, but the thinking on them is that they were enlarged because I was sick at the time. Continue reading

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New Scans – Episode 1

This morning, I had a new mammogram, ultrasound and MRI. I was hoping this was going to be easy. Of course it couldn’t be. Continue reading

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Recap of the Test Results

I’m just going to go through all of the staging tests to date with the basic results.  My oncologist said that I’m staged at 3A/2B because of the size of the mass and the involvement of lymph nodes. Mammogram and … Continue reading

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