Wednesday, November 14, 2007

No Hump No Hump Just Ugly Little Lumps

They are soooooooo not lovely either!! Well I got my Octreotide Scans results back today and it wasn't what I was expecting.

The cancer is definately back on the left side of my neck and coming back in the right side also known as there was definate uptake on the left and mild on the right. I expected that though and knew someday it would come back. I really didn't expect it this soon though so that kinda sucks. *sigh*

The part I didn't expect is that there is a questionable spot on the scan behind my right breast and also two more in my heart. Yeah, a little scary. I figured I would go in and hear that NOTHING lit up and just go on with what to do with this lymph node that is pushing on my artery. So much for thinking right? It's not time to worry yet because the spots in my chest and heart very well might be nothing. That's what getting more scans is going to find out.

So I have to have three scans done- a CT Scan of my neck and chest, an Ultrasound of my chest, and an Ultrasound guided biopsy of that lymph node in my neck. The first two will tell us if there is any reason to worry about the heart or chest and the last one is just so a surgeon will agree to operate on me. My endocrinologist said the scans should be scheduled pretty quickly so I will keep you updated.

So much for thinking I got to relax and kick back this month. Hey, if I can't laugh at it then it wins and I'm a sore loser. ;)

Oh yeah, I forgot to say where two of my tattoos are going on yesterday's post. Tattoo #2 is going to be either in between my left shoulder and my spine or on the back of my lower neck. Tattoo #3 is going to be either right above the phoenix or on my left shoulder. It just depends on how big I decide I want it.

18 comments:

Donna said...

Jo -- I don't know what to say. I want to offer some sort of comfort, but am at a loss for words. Your sense of humor in the wake of this bad news is amazing. God bless.

Meg_L said...

Oh Jo. Hang in there Lady.

allee said...

I like that - gotta laugh or it wins and you're a sore loser. "Someone" involved with that OTHER issue you and I discussed (and one of those responsible for it continuing) was trying to push my buttons today, seems unable to believe someone can be "positive" with a new diagnosis of MS. I told her pretty much the same thing you said, but I like your wording better.

There's a reason people like us get this kind of junk, even if it's just to raise awareness. I didn't know ANYTHING about your stuff until I started visiting you and got a lesson, so you've taught at least ONE person.

Lotsa hugs, girl.

JaniceNW said...

damnit. damnit. damnit. I am ready to thrash your damn doctor. Aren't you glad you INSISTED on getting your neck alienlump checked out. I am praying for you. And I'm telling ya I'm gonna be mightily pissed if you die before I do! Ya hear me????

I double heart you! Special HUGGLES!

A Little Revolution said...

That bites. Hugs from us.

Madame M. said...

Three hisses, a growl and a snarl to all that. Sending good vibes your way.

Misty Dawn said...

Your sense of humor is inspiring. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. You are an amazing person.

Summer said...

Oh honey! (((hugs)))

Never That Easy said...

Jo - I'm sorry. Hugs.

Karen said...

(((HUGS))) You are in my thoughts and prayers Jo. Please keep us updated, and stay strong. The internets <3 you! :=)

Jonzie said...

I'm not even going to tell you to be brave, you ARE braveness.
Thanks so much for the nice words on my blog.
Sorry for not being around lately.

Angela Klocke said...

(((HUGS)))

Andrew said...

Shout at the Devil. 'nuff said. (Dont' worry, next week I'll start making fun of you again...)

Jo said...

Thank you to all of you for the comments. I took yesterday and part of today to pout and feel sorry for myself but all it did was upset my ulcer which in turn pissed me off sooooooooo I guess the pity party is over. LOL.

Anne said...

I've just met you (Thirteenth Tale). But reading around here I see I've stumbled into someone brave, strong, funny and who is a survivor!

If we think those lumps are scary, imagine how scary YOU must be to them!

I'll pray for you. Know that even strangers care and reach out to you.

fancymomma said...

I am so sorry for this bad news.

jenny-up the hill said...

Oh, Jo...I am completely bummed aout about all this. You are so courageous and I really admire your "gotta laugh or it wins" attitude...you are certainly one special gal. As always, I am praying for you, friend.

Robin said...

I'm sorry I didn't see this and comment sooner, Jo. I wish I could take this all from you. I really do. :(m you.