beckyg Posted February 16, 2004 Share Posted February 16, 2004 The PET results finally came in. I still don't know what is causing the pain in my ribs. He said that there is uptake in my right lung where the primary tumor is and there is uptake in the area that hurts, but it is not clear whether it is the ribs or the pleura that is lighting up. He said the pain could be caused by the tumor pressing on nerves. I am nervous enough about radiation causing me even more trouble that I declined to have radiation done anywhere near my lung unless they feel some confidence it will help. So for now I am still just sticking with drugs. The other news from the PET is also a little mysterious, but seems good. The two nodules from my left lung that showed up on my last CT did not light up. The onc. says that could be because they are benign; they could be particularly slow-growing; or it could be that this chemo regimen is working and has already resolved them. I like choice c best. I am scheduled for another x-ray in a couple of weeks--we'll see what it shows about them, but I am feeling optimistic. I had my second dose of chemo on Thrusday, and I slept most of the weekend, but so far I have managed to make it to work every day and to get all my important things done. (Slower than I used to do them, but I am still effective.) That is really important to my mental well-being--that I feel every day like I got something important (at least important to me) accomplished.l Becky Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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