Monday, June 14, 2010

PET Scan results

I met with Dr. Coffman Thursday June 19th for a routine follow up exam and to gather results from my PET scan. My PET scan test came back with some activity around my clips and lymph nodes where they removed the other nodes (Clips were used in place of sutures at the surgery site). Dr. Coffman says he is not alarmed by my numbers. He said cancer numbers would throw up 8.X to 15.X and my numbers were 2.5. He believed these figures could just be inflammation still from radiation.

With that said, we will follow up with another PET scan in 6 months (Dec time frame). I see Dr. Coffman again in 4 months (Oct) for a routine follow up and at that time we will schedule the next test.

I apologize for the short update, but I'm still trying to wrap my head around having any numbers at all. I truly expected to hear.."Everything looks great!" after having a clean mammogram. I know I shouldn't be concerned, I know God is still in control.

I believe Lord, help my unbelief.


  1. WOW! Even though low numbers are good ... they are still numbers, which is still a concern. I know you're tired ... very tired! The "everything looks great" seems like empty words of false hope as you have already been through so much. Will it ever end?

    I too await the day you broadcast the news that "everything looks great" and that there are no numbers to be found. I don't know how you do it! A lot of soul searching for sure! The phrase, "You're rough and though and you wear your diapers low" really describes you! You've got a mansion builder, and he ain't through with you yet!
    Love, me

  2. Waiting - and not being certain - must be the hardest part! Remember, all that you have learned about the Lord's faithfulness during this process has not changed. Praying that you will be able to continue to lean on Him. . . Love Celia