Hi all. I know it’s been a while, but that’s a good thing. With less to report, there’s hope for an ever-reducing number of trouble spots to talk about. It has been 3 months since my last Chemo treatment and life is getting back to some sense of normalcy. My hair is back and I’m tanned from a Florida vacation with the family.
I had a follow-up PET/CT scan in early February. The original lung tumor is still quiet and the hip shows continued progress. The Sacrum/tailbone shows increased FDG update and there is an area of the right lung called the Hilum which the doctors are somewhat concerned about.
This past week I started getting radiation on my sacrum/tailbone area to address the continuing FDG uptake in that area. 15 doses should do the trick. As for the Hilum, I will get regular CT scans to see if it becomes a greater concern.
It’s funny. Now that the mirror doesn’t show a cancer patient, I can go many days without thinking about where I am. The reality is that this is a lifelong battle and I still feel up to the task.
It turns out that the falls I took during the Fall and Winter (as well as standing on a ladder chopping ice out of my gutters) did a real number on my hip. I started Physical Therapy a couple of weeks ago and just yesterday re-activated my membership at the gym. That is a real milestone as I have not been there in over a year. In fact, after I send this out I plan to head on over for my inaugural visit.
That’s about it from here. Next important scan is about 6 weeks out. Until then it’s radiation, P/T, Avastin and the usual stuff. Thanks again for everyone’s support. It is truly appreciated.