So I haven’t been around much recently. What have I been doing? I’ve been bouncing back and forth between work, and the doctor, and the hospital getting medical tests. It has been, as you can imagine, a really awesome time.

I mentioned before the fibroid that’s near my spine. My surgeon does not think that this is the cause of my back pain and I agreed to investigate the pain via two other routes – treat it like general back pain, and simultaneously see if the pain is cancer related (scary, scary).

So last Wednesday I had a lumbar MRI and a bone scan. The bone scan was clean but there were lesions on two vertebrae, so his past Monday I followed up with a PET scan. This series of testing was nerve-wracking to say the least, the type of breast cancer I have is supposed to be self contained – anything else would mean that I was dealing with an entirely different animal.

Fortunately the lesions turned out to be benign hemangiomas, which was excellent, excellent news. The downside is that I still have back pain, and I’ll have to seek out an orthopedist once my scheduled surgery is behind me.

The PET scan was a bit of a trip though – I spent the day being radioactive and was supposed to stay 7-8 feet away from infants and pregnant women. After the test I met Pete for lunch and he played baby deflector when we went to get mexican fast food.

So that’s what I’ve been doing. What have you been up to?

  1. Winona said:

    Yay for the good news. When you’re radioactive, do you glow in the dark or under a black light… or shoot spider webs from your wrists?

  2. m00se said:

    sadly for my trial i have no super spidey powers and i did not glow. i was kinda disappointed.

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