Thursday, April 16, 2009

Clean Scans!!

So...I had my restaging PET and CT scans on Tuesday. It was funny because I brought my organic chemistry book to read while I waited for the radioactive glucose to be taken up (you have to sit there for an hour and fifteen minutes), and I was advised against reading it because it would make my brain work too hard and take up more of the glucose and skew the test results! Haha, well, I put the book down and took a nap instead. Now for the best part: Tara called this afternoon because she didn't want me to have to wait until next Tuesday to find out the results: all clear!! Cancer is gone from my body! My unwelcome houseguest has been kicked to the curb. This means that I only have four more infusions left and I will be all done. Total good news. Ted and I went to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner to celebrate, and I ate myself stupid.

I do, however, have some bad news. I found out last week that I was denied disability benefits. This, unfortunately, means that I will have to go back to work before my treatments are finished. There is no sense in my appealing the decision as I don't have anything new to bring to the table. I'm not exactly sure how the state feels that someone undergoing chemotherapy and taking narcotic pain medication should be able to handle horses and do barn chores, but they apparently feel that my condition does not merit the social security benefits that I have paid for over the years. I don't know yet what I am going to do, but I do know that I have to go back to work. I can't do nothing because bills have to be paid.

The good news trumps the bad, though. I'm thrilled that my scans are clean. I can't wait to be done with this forever.


  1. Congrats Congrats Congrats my dear!!! :) I am soo happy for you! You have been through so much and it just goes to show that you can get through anything! I am looking forward to hanging out with you this summer!! :) I miss my Nicole! Take care of yourself and congrats once again! <3 <3 love you!! <3 <3

  2. I am so happy for you! Clean scans yay!!
    Take care,

  3. Congrats on the clean scans! make sure you celebrate big, this is a huge milestone!

    <3 Bekah


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