Tuesday, April 8, 2008

PET news

I heard back from my doctor on Sunday night about the PET scan. He said the PET didn't indicate anything on my neck. That is sign for good news, though PETs haven't always been reliable for me. He said he could still do a needle aspiration or order an MRI. He advised that I "sleep on it" before making a decision. I've got 2 more treatments. I decided I'll just wait to finish the treatments and keep a watch on the place I've noticed on my neck. If I notice a change, we'll do something more. My doctor hates to have to do even more surgery in the area. He doesn't want to take a chance to damage any nerves, and the radiation I've had makes my skin less than pliable. It's hard to know just what to do sometimes. Hopefully, we won't have to do anything.

The LORD says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8 (NLT)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

My refuge

I went to Birmingham for my scheduled checkup with my surgeon yesterday. This was my email verse yesterday morning:

"Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer." Psalm 4:1

I was in a bit of distress about seeing him. I found a knot on my neck about two weeks ago. I've questioned myself for the last couple of weeks whether it's really something, should I mention it to my doctor, would he be able to feel it and think it was anything. So I've been praying for God to work on my behalf...to be validated. Well, God heard my prayer. My doctor did feel it, and he has ordered a PET scan. I will have it Friday at 11:30. He said that if the PET scan doesn't show anything, he will still want to do a needle biopsy. He wants to be sure. The PET scan hasn't worked for me in that way before. We'll see what it shows Friday and go from there.

A friend sent me some verses today. These say it all:
"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. . . Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge" Psalms 62:5 & 8