Spike's Heart (spikes_heart) wrote,
Spike's Heart

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No Time Like the Present

... Especially since nobody is guaranteed a future.

Anyway, sorry I've fallen off the map since my lovely diagnosis. I didn't mean to, but...

I've been undergoing such a multitude of scans that for Halloween today, I'm going as a glow-in-the-dark skeleton. So far I've had two CAT scans with and without contrast, and last week I had two MRIs with contrast, and this past Monday I had a PET scan. When they bring out the contrast you're about to be shot up with in a lead-lined box and put you in a lead-lined room, it makes one think weird thoughts.

Anyway, all the scans have been studied and of course, it's a good news/bad news scenario. The good news is the abdominal lymph nodes they were worried about because they were somewhat swollen are fine. The cancer is seemingly confined to my uterus which is where they'll target the radiation. The bad news is they discovered what they call a lesion somewhere under my sternum. It can be anything from totally benign to well... worse, more cancer. Really helpful, that. I'm going to have to go in for a damned biopsy. They're gonna use another series of CAT scans to guide a needle to try and grab a piece of the lesion to see what it is.

I can tell you that I am totally petrified of this procedure. I don't like pain. Not in the bloody slightest. They're going to give me a shot to numb things first, but is there such a thing as being numb for the numbing shot? **sighs**

Next week I have an appointment for 'treatment verification', and I believe the radiation starts on Thursday. I'll get the schedule at the verification. Wish me luck, folks. Personally, I think enough is enough. Cancer really is the gift that keeps on fucking giving, isn't it?

And that's the way it is as of today.
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