May 31, 2006

Negative and Negative!

I had a fantastic day. I went to Bethesda for my daily date with the Radiation machine, but it was broken. Okay, so that is not so fantastic… and the fact that I have to come back Saturday for a treatment is not too fantastic either. But read on, will ya? I went in to see the Pulmonologist about the “spot” in my left lung. He took a bunch of history and checked me out. He didn’t see anything that would indicate a problem with my lungs. So, he brought up the CT images and the first time he went through them he didn’t really see anything. He went back and looked at the radiologist’s report and noted the specific image number. He went to that image and we could barely see the cloudiness that was noted. The doctor’s exact words were, “I’m not impressed.” The area that is in question is right next to my heart. He noted some artifacts, or blurriness in the image due to the beating of my heart. He thinks that the cloud is just blurriness – another doctor agreed with him. Based on my overall good health they decided that this was nothing to worry about at all. He said that a follow-up CT would not be necessary. How cool is that?!? I was pretty sure it was nothing, but we had to go through this just to be sure.

After that happiness, I decided to go to Dr. Rosenbaum’s office to see if I could get some information about my left leg since I never heard back from them. I was talking to his assistant and he came barging into the room! It sure was good to see him again. He told me that he talked to an orthopedist and they said it was nothing to worry about either. Man, can I get a Hallelujah?!? It looks like weird growths like that are common. I’m going to follow up with Dr. Rosenbaum to get that in writing so that it is documented, but how fantastic is that? I had a long day at the hospital, but it sure was worth it. All I have left now is an appt with the Urologist next Tue. Pray for that to go well, will ya? Please??

I had a heck of a time getting to sleep last night after I blogged. I layed in bed until almost 4am before I finally dozed off. Then I had to wake up at 9am to get going. So, I’m going to hit the sack right now as I have PT and RT (if the machine is fixed) tomorrow. I also need to get travel paperwork signed and faxed in so that I can get reimbursed for our lodging expenses. Check out last night’s blog if you haven’t already.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's great news Roger. We are very excited. We will pray for you during this radiation therapy and the toll this is going to take on your body. Be safe and get some sleep. Brandy