I felt my tension was released listening to a Nurse Practitioner reading the PET result.

Because my biopsy showed cancer in my all three lymph nodes removed last week, I had a PET scan to see if there was more cancer spread in other parts of my body.  Today when I went to the clinic to remove a drain, I asked the NP if the PET result was already in the computer or not.

As I expected, on the screen of a computer I saw the long report.

The NP read each bullet.

“ There is abnormality under left arm. But this is probably because of the surgery.  And…”

Each time when she said “and,” I got an intense feeling in my throat.  Yet, the PET didn’t detect metastatic breast cancer according to the NP.

As I got home, there was an e-mail from the oncologist and she also said the test result was “overall good”, though continual observation is necessary.

I was concerned about cancer in my bones as I have had a hip pain, but nothing regarding the bones was reported.

Although lymph nodes were cancerous, maybe Navelbine and Herceptine were keeping the cancer local.

Next week I will discuss the next new treatment with the oncologist, surgeon, and Dr. Glaspy at UCLA.

I am greatly thankful for today’s result.

7 thoughts on “Whew!

  1. Hi Kathy,
    I have been checking all day to see if there was any news and now I am so relieved to see your blog. I feel our prayers are being answered. We will continue to send prayers your way. Love to you and George. Aunt Pat

  2. Great news Kathy. Mike and I won’t stop praying.
    Love and Hugs
    Judy Moorhead

  3. I was so happy to hear these results. You have been in my prayers day and night. We know God knows every hair on your head and it has come back beautifully. I pray that God’s healing power be directed to every cell of your body to make each one healthy and strong. You are a blessing in this world and the strength of your faith is an inspiration to all of us.
    I pray that love, peace, health, and joy be plentiful in your life,

  4. Hi Kathy,
    So glad you had a good report. Continuing storming heaven as is the rest of family and friends. George is also on my mind so much.
    Love to you both. Arlene

  5. So happy you set up this blog! Please post your results from this coming Tuesday’s MD appointment when you have a spare moment. You looked so pretty today. Always praying for you….

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