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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Bump in the Road

The latest CT scan showed some growth on 2 of the nodules in my lungs. So my doctor sent me for a PET scan to get a closer look. The nodules still showed growth, but there was no activity. And my CEA level had not gone up. That leaves us with not much in the way of definite answers. The only way to find out if it is cancer is to do a biopsy or operate and remove some. Both of those are invasive and major events, so we have decided to maintain my oral chemo as is and have another scan in 2 months. Meanwhile life goes on, which is wonderful. 

I had to miss decoration day at the cemetery again this year. It is a big time gathering with concessions, auctions and the works. My dad also missed because of his inability to walk, and I cannot help him with loading his wheelchair. 

Meanwhile my mom and stepdad are visiting. My house is always a little cleaner when they are here, and the help is appreciated.