Friday, November 14, 2008

Let's Scan...The Last Scan...Tonight!

Oh, goodie, a cause for celebration! Not a big cause, but one that may merit a Unibroue tonight (though really, what Friday night doesn't arguably merit a Unibroue?)

I just had what may be my last Hodgkin's-restaging CT scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis!

If this scan comes back clean, I won't have to have another lets-look-for-returning-cancer scan unless I'm symptomatic. Mind you, I have been getting one of these a year for the past 4 years, sometimes with a side of PET scan. And I also had to get one every three months the first year of remission. I have been well and thoroughly radiated, so I am very happy to know this may be it. I am also happy that I may never have to drink another barium smoothie.

I know that CT scans are pretty common anytime you're hospitalized after an accident or serious illness, so I know this won't be the last one I ever have in what I hope to be a longish and healthy ever-after. And I know a yearly breast MRI is still on tap, so there's always that to look forward to. But this will be the last one with a big red marking on the doctor's order that says, "Lymphoma Restaging", so....


Carry on, my wayward readers.


Karen said...

Congratulations! Yeaaaa!! :)

joanna said...

Most excellent Cranky!