Thursday, March 24, 2011
Well, not sure where to start with this. Let's see, blood work is fine, reminder it has always been 100% fine, my cancer never showed up in the blood. CT Scan is fine, well pretty much. . . First Dr Onc told me how awesome it is that we've reached this mark and that Dennis is in charge of my 5 year party in May, lol. He says now we'll do blood work every 6 months and I think that's pretty much it. I figure if I'm having a problem I will just call, I know he'll take me seriously and check on things so I'm fine with this plan - feels good really.
Then he goes on to tell me that the scan does show a nodule on my thyroid. But that many people have nodules on their thyroids so that in and of itself doesn't mean anything. He says the best way to look at it is through ultrasound and he's trying to decide if we're best to look at it right away or if we just watch it a little longer. He's looking to me for the answer on what to do. So after he has explained things I ask if it was there in previous scans. Well, he doesn't know, he did look back and see that I had a regular CT scan in 2006 at Mayo and he can request it from them. I told him I brought those in during my first visit and they made copies but I could bring my disc back in.
So, I go home and I'll find my records and hopefully I do have the disc with that scan - we can't use the PET/CT scans to compare, it has to be a plain CT scan. But if I don't have it then he'll get a copy from Mayo. After Dr Onc reviews the scan from 5 years ago, we will know where to go.
My decision is that if the nodule is apparent in that scan (my guess is it isn't since I've never heard about it before and I think Mayo would have mentioned it) then we can just wait, I'm cool with waiting. If Dr Onc reviews that scan and sees nothing on my thyroid then I think we should do the ultrasound now. Hopefully know which way we're going soon.