Consultation with Pulmonary Doctor
Kaiser squeezed me into a pulmonary appointment yesterday.
After taking a lot of time to observe my scan’s images, the doctor turned the computer in front of me and explained about the result of the PET/CT scan.
“ This is the sternum and here is a lymph node.”
At the center of the CT image, which was looked at from the head and sliced horizontally, was the sternum and the right front of the sternum was a white dot.
Then he showed me the image of PET scan and pointed that the same location as the lymph node was highly dense.
According to him the suspicious area is not the lungs but the fist-sized lymph nodes around my sternum.
“Some images indicate cancer clearly, but some don’t. They could be anything. That’s why we need biopsy.”
Listening to how the doctor explained about the result, I felt my tension was relieved gradually.
Biopsy Will Be On the 9th
The doctor also explained to me how the biopsy would be done.
It is called bronchoscopy, which gets a sample of my suspicious lymph nodes by a tube with a camera inserted from the mouth.
With local anesthesia and sedative I won’t feel any discomfort according to the doctor.
But I have to fast 12 hours prior to the procedure.
I must not fail this time!
Rushing in Dental Treatment and More Appointments
Dr. Glaspy also replied to me saying I would need to go back to chemotherapy in stead of the antibody therapy I am doing now – if metastasis has occurred.
If so, my immune system will get weak again, and then I cannot have teeth treatment.
I have to fix my teeth before I start new chemo.
I asked the dentist if she can fix my teeth ASAP; she accepted my urgent request and started the treatment spending 4 hours straight without even taking lunch break.
I made an appointment with the pulmonary doctor to hear the result of biopsy on the 13th and with Dr. Glaspy at UCLA on the 18th.
“ No matter how ferocious cancer is, God is bigger than cancer and He is still on the throne.”
Receiving lots of encouragements and prayers, I started receiving strength.
Sensing the Holy Spirit and Jesus are with me, I am being raised up!
Thank you everyone!