Thursday, July 13, 2006


The bone scan results are inconclusive. There is an area of concern on my sternum that corresponds to the pain I have there (that pain started in January or so). Apparently the area of concern could be either cancer or else a long-term side effect of the radiation. The fact that there's only this one spot of concern is another reason that it could be negative. They're going to schedule a CT scan to see if they can determine whether this is cancer or not. I would hope to have that soon, but, well, we'll see.

The doctor didn't have the ER/PR results; apparently they haven't been transferred from the medical oncologist records to the radiation oncologist records.

Sigh. The doctor understands that this waiting is very frustrating. He said that the wait has no medical impact, but that of course there is a psychological impact. It's times like this that I wish we had two-tier health care. I am willing to pay to have these tests, if paying for them meant that I could have them more quickly.


Anonymous said...

I wish you had gotten the other results today - can't they just call the results over to the dr. for goodness' sake? Why does all of it have to be such a big procedural production in the medical community?

Basically, the test results point to.... more tests. grrrrrrr. i really hope you get some clear news soon.

p.s. i miss you tons. i've been totally bummed out here.

Chantelle said...

Yeah, I know. The dr said that I should call the nurse on Monday and get the results from the other nurse. Sigh.

I'll be glad when the tests are over and I'm able to start some kind of treatment.

I miss you, too, Vicki.


Anonymous said...

Hi Chantelle,
I too wish in such cases we had a 2-tier system.