Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Scans scans and more scans...

Things have a way of popping up. All we had scheduled as of yesterday was an eye doctor appointment for today, and her Gamma knife treatment of the brain tumors on Friday. But she woke up this morning complaining of some pain in her lower spine. That generated a quick call to D. Kaplan's office and we were able to slide in and see him after the eye doc appointment.

He couldn't feel anything suspicious near her tailbone, but there is no doubt the pain is there and newish. Meagan has never had back trouble and she is not sitting anymore than she usually does. So he ordered up a couple more scans for her. Tomorrow is a CT scan of everything below the neck. Monday is a bone scan. It has been over 6 months since she had her body scanned (at the conclusion of the Ipilimumab treatment). We know she has lung tumors. But since the end of January the focus has been on the brain and we haven't worried too much about what is going on internally, especially since she has felt pretty good. Skin tumor surgeries aside.

So tomorrow - CT scan, Friday - Gamma knife treatment, Monday - bone scan. Just when you think you have a glimmer of some down time...ha!

At least by early next week we will know what the state of the state is. And her brain will have been treated. In some ways, these scans are not exactly wanted - because ignorance is bliss.

1 comment:

  1. Ugh, if it's not one thing, it's another. Sending positive thoughts your way.