I had my Pet Scan today. I am happy that is done for now. This was a baseline to see exactly where I have cancer before I start treatment. To prepare for the Pet Scan I had to avoid carbohydrates, Caffeine and sugar for 24 hours prior to the test. When I arrived they were running late, so I had to wait about half an hour. They took me in a room with a recliner and inserted an IV in my hand. I was injected with radioactive dye. I then had to sit and relax for an hour while the radioactive dye went through my body. The dye supposedly “lights up” where there is cancer cells. I was resting in the recliner and it ended up being an hour and a half as they were still behind. I was able to leave my underwear and my moo moo I wore without a bra. You can’t have any metal when you have the Pet Scan done. I was assisted on to a table that was connected the scanner. I had to lie with my arms wrapped to my sides for an hour. The technician moved me into the scanner which was like being in a tube. I had to go in and out of it a few times. At first it was fast and then slow. I was nervous, but able to handle it. I had worried I might get claustrophobic as there is not much room in there, but I was okay. They told me that they took 1300 pictures of my body from my skull to my mid-thigh.
The moving table was so hard that when I got up, my back and stomach really hurt and I was extremely weak. I had to rest for another 2o minutes and they gave me orange juice to drink. They told me to drink a lot of water and the radioactive dye would come out in my urine. They told me I may get a headache and feel cranky.
I was so glad to get done. My son took me to eat afterward and I ate at IHOP. I decided I could splurge today and age minnestrone soup, chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and broccoli. I could only eat half of it, but it was very good as I had not been able to eat today.
When I got home I was so tired I had to rest. In fact, tomorrow I have an outpatient surgery procedure to put a port in for chemotherapy. This is to make it easier for my to have chemotherapy. They will have direct access to this port that goes directly into my vein. I will know more tomorrow.
I was told to rest well tonight so I am going to goodnight and say,”My results will be good, My results will be good, My results will be good. I am going to get my cancer to go away, I am going to get my cancer to go away, I am going to get my cancer to go away.” I was a beautiful day out today. Remember to enjoy nature.
Lots of Love,
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