After a few missteps — see my blog post “A Leaf on the Wind” — today I learned the MRIs of both my lumbar spine and my pelvis show no evidence of metastatic disease. Woohoo!
Now I can focus on enjoying the spectacular Washington weather (it’s over 80 degrees!) and breathe easy for six more weeks, when I have the next PET/CT scan.
I do intend to follow up with my primary care doctor about the significant narrowing in my spine near the stable L5-S1 displacement, and the pain in the left ischium area, which may be related to a torn hamstring.
Funny how health issues that three years ago would be major concerns now seem relatively minor when compared to metastatic cancer. I’m not even sure I’d be considered a candidate for surgical repairs of the spine or hamstring today.
That is very good news Janet. Is the frequency of your scans because you are in a clinical trial? Diane
Yes, Diane. However, because my cancer is so aggressive, I was getting scanned every two months before the trial.