Sunday, November 25, 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 (with and without contrast), 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.

I've also been quite sick this month for some reason. The fibromyalgia is with me everyday now, I'm getting horrid migraines, nausea and/or vomiting everytime I eat, no energy, and just an all over feeling like I'm burning with fever yet on a thermometer I never go above 100 degrees. No blue what is going on at this point. That mystery cough is still with me too. I've had it for over a year now but nobody seems to think it's important.

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. ;)

2 comments:

jenny-up the hill said...

Just stopping by to check on you. I've been thinking a lot about you over the past couple of days...hope all is well...sending cyber hugs your way!

txmedicalfreak said...

Sorry to hear that your cancer is back. =(
I had Follicular thyroid cancer that was removed in 2005. I think that it (the cancer) must have started when I had my last child 10 years ago? Prior to that I was never sick... Now, I have everything under the sun. I too have Fibromyalgia, chronic Fatigue, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, uterine fibroids among others. Seeing your site makes me wonder if thyroid cancer is the link (to chronic other illnesses)? Here is a link to my blog http://txmedicalfreak.blogspot.com, most of the illnesses are mine but not all.
My thoughts are with you and the best of luck with your new battle.
Mandy