Thank you for your prayers and positive thoughts for my scan and the chemo that followed.
The scan itself went well, with only one small bit of excitement:
- They accessed my port, then tested it by shooting saline in and testing for a blood return (does the blood flow out?). Fine.
- I drank two bottles of contrast or whatever it is. Fine.
- I lay down on the table to be scanned, and a tech flushed the port again and again checked for a return. But this time, no return. Ugh.
- She called in a nurse, who tried again and again, moving my upper body into many positions. Still no return. They asked if I had a vein they could use. I have one vein in my hand they could potentially use; I protect that with my life. I panicked and told them that I would rather reschedule the scan.
- So she tried one more time and, voila, blood return. The nurse was happily shocked – she said that she has never seen that. I simply gave thanks that it happened.
- Scan itself then went smoothly, and no side effects from the contrast. After all the excitement, I slept much of the rest of the day.
Scan results were good:
Got the results on Tuesday, just before I went into chemo. Good news: No new spots. The current spots are all stable or smaller.
(Sorry for the delayed report – between chemo and recovery, I’m just writing now.)
All three days of chemo went smoothly. Yay!
Thank you again for helping me through this week and for supporting my family. We really appreciate all of it!