I had my PET scan last Thursday and I talked to the nurse this evening about the results. Right now there are new spots "lighting up" indicating cancer - 2 new lymph nodes in my upper abdomen, patchy spots in my lungs, and a spot on my right femur. Apparently, all the original lymph nodes are now clear, but I have these new ones that have popped up. The plan is more chemo . . . just a different drug. But before I start that, he wants me to see a lung specialist and possibly get a scope to find out what's going on in my lungs. I still have this horrible hacky cough that just won't go away. My lungs did light up on the PET, so there's a chance the cancer is there, too. The femur thing is really weird. I've had no issues there, so who knows what that's all about!
So, I guess my cancer journey is not over yet. I was really, really hoping for a clean scan and an end finally to all this. But I know it's all out of my hands. It's hard not knowing what's going to happen in the near future or how my health will be. It makes planning anything impossible, it makes looking ahead pointless. I've just got to take it one day at a time and keep plugging along.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11