Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Just a Few Lines...

Just a few decades ago, when what we now refer to as "snail mail" was our main means of written communication, "Just a few lines...." would often begin our pen and paper missives to friends and relatives. Or, perhaps: "Dear... I hope you are well. Just a few lines to let you know...." Not very original but a helpful way to get started, pen in hand.

All of which was simply to say that these are just a few lines to record that my CT scan, last week, turned out better than my darkest doubts had imagined. A nurse, with directions from the oncologist, called me to say that the scan indicated that there have been no negative changes, in the chest, abdomen and pelvic areas, since my last scans. The problem in my left femur, causing pain-when-walking, has remained stable. I'd have liked that to have improved some, but am thankful for small mercies. The radiation oncologist (a different doctor) had indicated to me that, if requested, he would give the left hip/thigh area another shot or two of radiation. I am considering that option, will contact him for his further opinion after he, too, has seen the scan results.

I worried non-stop about those flippin' scan results! Drove myself into a bag of nerves during last weekend. I'm now feeling more relaxed (until the next time). I dread those kinds of waiting times; procedures I can deal with, it's the not knowing that really gets to me.

4 comments:

:) said...

Bee's knees!

Wisewebwoman said...

Isn't worry such an awful waste of time though, yet we do it.It doesn't change anything.

I'm so very happy for you, these are excellent results. I do hope the hip thing gets resolved.

Onward we trudge.

Keep knitting.

XO
WWW

Twilight said...

:) ~ Yes! Or - even Cat's Meow! :)

Twilight said...

Wisewebwoman ~ Yes. Worry is truly a waste of the present - which, indeed, for any of us is all we might have. Can't stop myself though, at least in the case of test results and suchlike. At other times I'm not nearly as worry-prone. :) Thanks for your support WWW. Yes, I'm knitting along, still. :)