The Results Are In

Never Be Ashamed of a Scar

It’d been a week since my whole body scan and I still hadn’t heard from my oncologist. My stomach had been in knots all week.

I finally mustered up the courage to call my cancer center and asked about my results. I left a message and someone actually called me back in less than 3 hours. The lady (not my doctor, physician’s assistant, or nurse) read the report to me.

The report read that there was no visible thyroid. There was uptake in the salivary glands, liver, and GI tract, all which are considered to be normal. There was “no abnormal distribution!” I asked her if the lymph nodes were clear and she repeated that the report stated that there was “no abnormal distribution.” This is good. This is very good.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kenanda
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 21:47:05

    Awesome news!!

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    • recipesforsustenance
      Mar 28, 2015 @ 22:30:50

      Thank you!! I’m not sure it has fully sunk in yet, but I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

      Reply

      • Kenanda
        Mar 28, 2015 @ 22:33:30

        I understand that completely, I’ve just finished my RAI and I was so anxious to have my scan on Friday, which showed 2 spots in my neck, but no distant, I was so relieved.

      • recipesforsustenance
        Mar 29, 2015 @ 00:19:59

        That’s good. It gets scary when there is metastasis. Did they tell you what the spots were? Lymph nodes or leftover thyroid tissue? Hopefully the RAI will do it’s job and destroy any remaining thyroid or thyroid cancer cells. My neck lit up during my first scan after my therapeutic dose of RAI. My doctors told me not to worry about it, that we wanted it there. I hope all continues to go well for you. I’m following your blog now. Take care.

      • Kenanda
        Mar 29, 2015 @ 00:31:55

        One node and one spot of thyroid tissue. Same to you 🙂

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