As many of you know, I have blood work every 3-6 months to determine if my cancer is still under control. For a while, the numbers have been slightly elevated, but my oncologist felt that it wasn’t anything to worry about. Because the numbers were not leveling off, she recently decided that she needed to do a pet scan. What were found were two very small spots on my spine (too small to biopsy to determine if the breast cancer has metastasized.) I talked to my radiologist, and we have decided to have a cyber knife procedure done on those spots. This should get rid of them in 1-5 sets of radiation, and I shouldn’t have any side effects except some tiredness and a little soreness. Although it is called a cyber knife, it is actually very specific radiation pointed at a direct spot. I had the MRI and CT scan last Friday so the doctors can make my specific plan for the cyber knife procedure. It should be in the next two weeks.
I am so lucky that I have doctors who are very proactive. I want to stress that I am feeling good and strong physically and am optimistic emotionally, but of course, hoping and praying that this procedure gets rid of those spots. The favor I ask is that people don’t treat me like I’m sick because I don’t feel sick.
Your prayers and God’s care sustained me 3 years ago. I know I can count on that again.
PS. You might ask, why the picture of the flower? Well, blog posts just don't seem complete without pictures and selfies are just not all that flattering, but flowers are always beautiful. :)