As regards to the old proverb, “No news is good news,” I exhaled a mild sighed of relief when my oncologist informed me of the latest post-infusion results on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Last week, I had to undergo a PET/CT scan to determine if there was any restaging of my cancer. The entire process took about four hours.
Then, after four days of waiting, I sat anxiously in my oncologist’s office, waiting for him to come in with the latest findings.
He walked in and placed down his clipboard. I looked at him sternly and said, “Give me the bottom line up front doc.” He basically stated “there is no significant re-staging of the cancer” … of which I began to smile from his initial diagnosis … but he added, “there are three areas of increased hypermetabolic activity in your body. This could, however, be related to the post-infusion treatment. To be sure, I want to conduct another PET/CT in three months to check those three areas again.”
There it is…just the facts today.
Alas, the life of a cancer fighter.