Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Test, Tests and More Tests"

What did I tell you in my last entry about everything moving along so quickly? Well, maybe now it's a bit too quickly.

I just got another call to set up my PET and CT Scan. They want me to be there at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow. I gotta tell you, this is way too early for me but I thought I'd better take the appointment and get it over with. I'm not allowed to eat or drink (except water) four hours before testing.

Drag of it is, my surgeon wants the tests performed differently than any other doctor generally does it. Normally the two tests are combined but not this time. First they'll do the PET Scan, then they'll have me drink some awful contrasting liquid, have me sit around for another one and half hours and then perform the CT Scan.

All told, they said the two tests will have me there about five and a half hours.

My anxiety level is on the rise, then on Thursday MRI.

Lord, help me!


  1. Know that I'm here for you both. Anytime.

    All my love and prayers,

  2. Thanks, Steve. I've been having the biggest meltdown today that I've had so far since being diagnosed last week. HELP!

  3. Terry,
    We've never met but I just wanted to let you know that if you or Jeff need anything, please don't hesitate to ask. You and Jeff are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Dear dear Terry, I am so sorry to hear of this news. Please know that you and Jeff are on my mind and in my heart and my prayers. I hope that you continue to write in your blog and share what you are going through, to the extent that you are willing to do so. Much love to both of you! - Laura (Steve's daughter)

  5. I know the speed at which things are moving has to be a little scary but, at this point, we have to believe that speed is a good thing. Good luck today AND tomorrow. We'll be praying for you.

  6. I hope today (Wed.) went quickly.
    I'll be in touch.


  7. Becka,

    I feel like I already know you a bit through the things Jeff has talked about. I know he'll miss you. Thank you so much for your offer to help as we may need it and you are able...what a kind and thoughtful offer. Very best wishes to you in your job. You never know, we may meet yet. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers.