Wendy Lerman Blog

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Scan is booked

Called to book my PET Scan and it will be done next Friday.

Love and light,

Wendy

PS- Mercury is in retrograde which is a relief because it explains a lot. lol

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

More tests

I had more tests over the last couple of weeks. I spoke to my NP yesterday and she said the reports look good. My bone scan showed deterioration in some places but that comes with age and no sign of disease. My Echocardiogram remained the same. I have regurgitation in 3 different heart valves but they remain trace to mild so that is a good thing. My next routine CT scans are booked in 6 months. I did ask about repeating my PET scan that I last did in December. The radiologist remarked on the report that "These warrant re-assessment at follow-up" which was referring to certain lymph nodes lighting up which may be reactive (meaning it could be due to infection somewhere or even a cold). But as I look back at my various scans over the last few years I see that there have been lymph nodes lighting up that never went away. Alng with these, additional ones are lighting up. If I had a virus they should have went away so helllooo!!! My NP referred to my Onc who totally agrees that I should repeat the PET scan. I wasn't sure if they could see the same things and thought maybe if I do another PET then I could skip the CT. But apparently I need both. The only thing I need to decide is if I want to wait and do it in 6 months with the CT or do it sooner. But I'll post regardless.

Unfortunately there are long term effects whenever you undergo chemotherapy. Everyone is different and it is not set in stone who will have what. But one of the possible effects is secondary cancers and one of them being Lymphoma. So yes I am a little bit nervous and I am trying to not think about the little red flags that keep popping up. But in the last few weeks I decided that I am going to face everything and ignore nothing. I am in a good place and it will only get better.

Love and light,

Wendy

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thinking of Mom

Today would have been my Mom's birthday. Each year on her birthday I think about how I would celebrate this day with her had she have been here.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sigh of relief

Good News! I sent an E-mail to my Onc to let him know I had my scans and that I dropped of records from another hospital. I included my NP from my other doctor on the E-mail to keep her in the loop and she responded that she looked up the results of my scans and everything looks good. So needless to say I am very happy and not surprised because I feel great and will not go down that road again. Am I a miracle or is my will so strong that I can conquer anything? Whatever the case may be I don't care as long as I get to be a wonderful loving grandmother someday!

Love and light,

Wendy

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Monday, September 01, 2008

Back to Life....Back to R*E*A*L*I*T*Y

Well summer is over and it's been quite a while since I last posted. I spent the most wonderful 2 weeks in California. We spent 1 week in San Diego and 1 in Santa Barbara. California is the place to be. No bugs!!!!!!!!! And the weather is unbelievable all the time...no humidity! Oh and the people are so pleasant and curteous! So if I ever move out of Mass it will be to San Diego.

Now it's back to life..back to reality.

Friday I go for my routine CT scans to find out if I am still in remission. Deep breath. These are the times that stress me out but I fight the feelings as best I can. This is a reality that doesn't get any easier so I just have to learn to deal with it. I don't see my Oncologist for a week after the scans so I will have to wait for the results.

I have so many things to focus on and keep me busy:-) Someone smashed the back window on my van Saturday and of course being the long weekend I can't do anything about it until tomorrow. And I will be quite busy job hunting! That's always fun huh?

I will post some Cali and other various summer pics when I have more time and patience.

Love and light!

Wendy

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