Well last Friday will go down as one of the best days that I have ever had. Dr. Edenfield called me around 5:30 and told me that he had the results of my PET Scan. Let me rewind before I get to the rest of the story.
Two Fridays ago we got a call that I was to have a PET Scan the coming Tuesday. This was a shock to me because neither Jenny or I had any clue that I was going to have this so it freaked us out just a little bit. I called Dr. Edenfield and he told me that he was just really busy that day and hadn't had the time to tell me that he had scheduled me for a test. The reasoning for the test is that my CEA results were rising, although not drastically, but it was something he wanted to see why it was happening.
So, I go Tuesday to the Radiology office and I get hooked up with my IV and I drink the terrible drink that they make you drink, and the they dim the lights and you sit there for 45 minutes. They came and got me and I went back for the scan. It lasted about 28 minutes and it was back to work.
After that I thought that I would have to wait until the following
Wednesday to get the results and you have no idea what it is like to have to wait for results like that. So I tried not to think about it and just stayed at work as long as I could.
Now back to Friday evening. Dr. Edenfield called and said that he had the results of my test. He said "we still need to monitor you closely but I couldn't find anything on the PET Scan it came back clean". He said that this was positive and he was very excited about the results. As soon as I heard those words my heart dropped out of my chest and it felt like a huge load was lifted off my my shoulders. I know that there is still a ways to go but this is a great start. I really feel that all of the prayers and thoughts that have been directed towards me are the main reason we got these results.
So, I want to thank everyone for all those prayers and thoughts. I will give another update after this final round of Chemo this week and my visit with Dr. Edenfield.