I went to the oncologist today to get the results of my PET scan....no signs the breast cancer had spread!! There were two spots that showed up...one on my thyroid which I have already had biopsied and am on medication for and the other spot was a bone lesion on my back. The place of the lesion does not hurt, so Dr. Sneed said he didn't think we had to worry. I told him that my leg hurts at night and that sometimes it feels like my hip goes out of joint or catches, but again, he said that was not where the lesion is. He did a blood test to check for bone cancer just to be sure, but won't have those results for about six days. He said he couldn't explain why the cancer markers had been steady for so long and now are elevated. He said that sometimes you just don't find out why they are high..Dr. Curtner also told me this the last time I saw him, and my friend, Missy, told me the same thing. I asked him if he thought my lymphedema could cause the markers to be elevated, and he said that was a good question, but he didn't know the answer. Now waiting for more test results....but I will replace my fear with my faith and keep praying and thanking God for being the awesome God that He is! Last week while I was lying there on the table for the thirty minutes it took to do the PET scan, I just prayed and told Him that if I did have cancer, to please take it away when the beams passed over my body! LOL ! That kept my mind off the time spent lying there!
Again, thanks to everyone for the good thoughts and prayers...as I have said many times before...I get by with a little help from my friends!!