Monday, February 28, 2011

President's Day CT Scan results

I saw my oncologist this afternoon. As of now I am still in remission. The results were not too good. I have nodules in my lungs (explains my cough I have had off and on since I was a kid). There is one in my left lung that went from 3.2 mm to 5 mm. It is still very small. A lymph node in my left pelvic area is enlarged. (Last year, I had a couple of lymph nodes enlarged also.) I also have a cyst on my right ovary. One other time, I was told there was a cyst on one of my ovaries also. I did have some cramps last Monday afternoon, with my stomach bothering me off an on during the week. And because of my polyp, my onc is playing it safe. We have decided instead of waiting 3 months and doing the CT scan again, next Monday, March 7, I will have a PET/CT scan at 1:30 pm. This will be at the cancer center.

I am seeing a GYN oncologist this Thursday afternoon about the polyp. After these two appointments will go from there.

I was at my onc's office for 90 minutes and when I left it was about 5 pm. I didn't go to Curves this evening, I came home. Before I left the parking lot, I did cry and I yelled at God. I told Him I didn't like, didn't understand why. I also brought up Jeremiah 29:11. I asked how can this be for my good?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Took Two Needles

I had a CT Scan this morning. I was scheduled for 10:30 am . I got called back a little after 11 am. I was given ice to numb the area on my chest where my port is. I am lying down, and the nurse tries to access my port. She couldn't do it. I suggest that I sit up. I sit up, and she gets a second needle and gets it into my port. After the needle is in, at first, nothing. Oh, no, I start thinking about having to walk over to the cancer center, so I can get the clot buster drug, and my CT scan won't happen until after 1 pm. The nurse pushes in a bit of saline solution and is able to get a good blood return. Yes! I was praying that there would be no problem with accessing my port. I haven't had any problems in about 9 months. I was done around 11:40 and was even able to work out at Curves before they closed at 1 pm.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Graduation Update

On the 4th, I was able to contact somebody from Akron U to get my questions for Comps. I didn't do it on the 4th, since I have no specials on Fridays, and I was out for a half day training. I finally called over to Akron U on Thursday. I found out that I can sign a paper saying that I elect not to take comps. Which I will be doing, and it has to be at Akron U by the 15th. I will do it on Monday, Valentine's Day, after tutoring, which is after school. I will find out then, if there is anything I have to do instead. I even talked to my advisor, and I do not have to take any more classes. He is going to fill out the modification form saying that I have completed all of my requirements for my classes. That means I will be graduating with my Master's Degree in May!! Yeah!!!!!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


I talked to the nurse at my doctor's office this morning. My pap smear came back good! That is a praise. I called the gyn during library, and was on hold for about 10 minutes. I am scheduled to see him on Thursday, March 3 at 2 pm. I will take a half day from school. I will not be surprised if I have some lymph nodes enlarged, when I get my CT scan on the 21st. I have to let my Onc know about this when I see him on the 28th. As of now, I am still NED!