Thursday, October 29, 2009

Scan Results

Chris and I have had 2 long days at the hospital. day one I had my CT and Bone scan done. Everything looked good until the bone scan got to my legs. Here there were 3 areas of concern showing up. One on the right femur ( thigh area) and two on the left tibia/fibula, (shin). So, they had me stay and do lots of x rays. We were thinking maybe some stress fractures or shin splints from running.
Today we met with my oncologist to find out that my lab work shows my tumor markers are way up again and I will now need to have a PET scan and MRI of my legs. So, unfortunately it appears there is once again cancer activity in the bones.
After the next tests are in we will meet with Dr. A again to discuss where we go from here. At this point it looks like more radiation or "spot welding" as Dr. A calls it.
As you can imagine, this is quite disappointing but Chris and I feel God has me in exactly the right place with my team of doctors.
I am allowed to continue running and plan to do so. I am not in any pain from this only in my foot from running.
These next tests will show more clearly what is going on but Dr. A said I will not have to have another bone biopsy which I am quite relieved about.
Everything else including the spine and rib look fine and stable. Radiation has worked well in the first two areas so I feel pretty confident about it for my legs.
This is about all the info. I have for now but find that everyone thinks of questions I don't always cover here. So, if you have a question just leave it in the comments section and i will try to answer it there.


What's Going On... said...

Praying for you Elayne! Please let me know if I can do anything besides that! : )

Anonymous said...

Dear Elayne,

As always, we continue to pray for you. Keep up your good attitude. We await your PET and MRI Scans. Love, Dena and Harvey

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray sweet friend! If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Love ya!

Anonymous said...

oopps! that was from me - Shannon :)

jesse said...

I have added you to our prayer circles thru the churches I go to and with friends.
Praying the great Healer will come thru and through it all be with you in all you do.
Blessings and Peace in Him.

Marshall said...

Well, of course I'm concerned for you and your family. But it sounds like you are getting good advice and treatment options, and as always you have a great attitude. I bet the running is really good for you, too! Hang in there, get this taken care of so we can run together sometime soon. Take care of yourself!

Elayne said...

Thank you so much everyone for the prayers and comments!

Kimberly, I appreciate you adding me to your prayer circles and keeping up with the blog.

Marshall,you are always so much encouragement for me. Look forward to running with you sometime soon!

Racn4acure said...

OK now we are all worried. But hopefully all will turn out well. You are in my thoughts and prayers, my friend. Art

Anonymous said...

I'm on it Elayne.
Love, Diane

Anonymous said...

I am sorry about your new's, but I believe you will be fine. Prayer's will be with you. Charlotte

Anonymous said...

Hi Elayne,

Well this isn't the news I wanted to hear! I know that pet scans and tumor markers can be very sensative.... Alot of Drs. will not perform Pet scans for breast cancer because they put out alot of false positives...... Inflamation is starting to play a pivotal role in cancer..... I was reading on the effects of Zometa for metastis to the bone and this med is being used to treat other inflamatory things such as fibromyalga etc.

My reason for mentioning this to you is this: Hormone changes and inflamation to the bones can cause some false positives in pet scans and tumor markers..... Just take all precuations before starting any treatments....

I know you have alot of faith in your Dr and that is great - I do as well.... But ask all the questions you need to....!!

I will be praying that all will be good from your MRI - I do not want you to have to deal with this - especially now!


Daria said...

Thinking of you ...


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