Sunday, January 22, 2012

PET scan results and more tests...

My PET scan came back normal as did my lab work, so that is all good news! I did prepare for the scan as I mentioned in the previous post to help alleviate the pain and nausea from a migraine I was expecting.
I am happy to say it worked, I did not even have so much as a headache! My blood pressure was high during my visit but that usually happens to me. I did ask my Onc. about receiving a shot or IV meds in the future if another migraine hits during the scan. He said definitely!
He asked how I was feeling otherwise and I had to confess my neck has been hurting much more lately.(I have previously had radiation to the spine T1-3). We talked about the details of the pain and agreed we need to get to the bottom of it.
Later, I received an e-mail letting me know my tumor markers are also elevated. So, I will be having a bone scan and MRI of the cervical and thoracic spine on Wednesday.
It will be another long day with an expected 4 hours of just the testing alone. My hope and prayer is that this pain is from something other than cancer and I can get started on some kind of pain management and hopefully strengthening this area.
Your thoughts & prayers are once again appreciated.
 
"But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you."
Psalm 39:7

7 comments:

Beverly Appell Witkin said...

Elayne, you are a powerful warrior. Your arsenal contains the love of your family and friends who have joined you in this battle. Your formidable spirit will forbid cancer from stealing your resolve. Udawoman!!!

Retired Knitter said...

Very glad the news is good so far.

Anonymous said...

These comments were posted after the PET scan results;

Kimberly Phillips Barillas ‎\o/

Angie Weeks Whoop!! Whoop!! Praise God!!!0

Mark Geahan Awesome!!!!!

Emily Joy Minich Migraine?

Ellen Baskin Fiesinger Yippee!!!!!

Kimberly Phillips Barillas Starbucks after?!


Kimberly Phillips Barillas GOd is good...Starbucks is heavenly!

Erin Lemish Praise!!!

Elayne Minich NO Migraine, not even a headache. Tried a new strategy and it worked!

Karen Galban That is fantastic!

Noelle Minich Clark Praise!!!!

Anne Eruzione Great news Elayne!!

Heidi Asiaf That's wonderful news

Barbara Minich Yea! Praise God.

Jonna Wilson PRAISE THE LORD! HE IS JEHOVAH RAPHA!! TODAY IS SUCH A GREAT DAY!!!

Donna Smith King Yes praise God!

Barbara Spinks Praise God!

Susan Murphy Perrotti Phew!!!!! :) :)

Beth Gelerman coollllll!

Michelle Rosenstein Lubin Love it!!!!

Nikki Marie Minich Woohooo!!!!!

Beverly Appell Witkin Yahoo!

Susan Wright-Worley Fantastic news!!!

Tammie Morelli Great to hear. Go Patriots!!!

Anonymous said...

Response from FB;

Beth Gelerman c'mon youre finally rooting for the hometeam, no time for elevated anything, okay? always strong thoughts of sustained recovery to you elayne


Renee Brown Prayin

Racn4acure said...

Marvelous news on the PET. Good luck on the bone scan - I've never had one of those.

Vicky said...

It seems we barely clear one hurdle before the next is setting up in front of us! I'm thrilled for the PET scan results and hopefully no new activity crops up with new scans! Thinking of you!

Kim said...

Great news on the PET scan...will be holding you close in prayer on Wednesday!

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