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good news: blood tests and PET scan

Posted Jan 07 2010 12:00am

My hemonc nurse called to let me know that the results of my blood tests from yesterday showed that my creatinine level had improved. Yeah, yeah, yeah. In fact, the other values that also indicated kidney function issues had also improved.

I have an appointment with my oncologist next week to review all the results from the blood tests and the PET scan. With the holidays having come up after my PET scan, I knew it would be a while before I’d be able to meet with my oncologist. At first I was freaking out that I’d need to wait to learn the results, but then I realized that it didn’t matter to me whether I knew immediately or not. I believe I am learning patience. I wanted to enjoy the holidays and decided that I’d simply leave those thoughts outside the oasis and deal with it later.

Later is now. GOOD NEWS. Yes, I am SHOUTING.

I’m happy to have learned that the PET scan shows . . . . . . no new areas of activity. I’ll learn the rest of the news in detail at my upcoming appointment. When I heard those words, frankly, I didn’t hear much else though I think she said the areas of previous activity were either the same or had decreased. I will probably be unable to think of anything else until my appointment. Crazy. How can I be so excited to see my oncologist.

A year ago I was in agonizing pain without a clue why. Approaching a year’s anniversary of learning that my breast cancer had metastasized, I cannot describe how thankful I am to receive such good news. I will meditate tonight on my blessings and plan to celebrate this weekend with my honey.

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