pet scan in some good some not so

I GOT THE PET SCAN RESULTS.. THE GOOD NEWSARE- THE LESIONS IN MY LUNGS DID NOT LIT UP..BRAIN,HEAD, NECK LIVER ALL GOOD.

NOW NOT SO GOOD.. AT LEAST TWO LYMPH NODES INVOLVMENT.. AS FAR AS I CAN READ THE RESULTS..

1. LEFT PELVIC SIDEWALL LYMPH NODE 7MM

2. PARA AORTIC LYMPH NODE AT LEVEL OF VERTEBRAE L 13 AREA.. APPARENTLY AORTA IS LONG..

I DONT KNOW THE SIGNIFICANCE YET..

THE OTHER GOOD NEWS ARE.. I BEGGED AND BEGGED AND MY APPOINTMENT WAS MOVED TO TOMORROW INSTEAD OF 31ST. I HAD THE RADIO PLANNING TODAY. PET SCAN CAME TODAY AND CHEMO DOCTOR TOMORROW! IT IS A SMOOTH SAIL NOW...

I WILL KNOW MORE TOMORROW AND UPDATE YOU. THANKS AGAIN TO ALL WHO RESPONDED TO MY WORRIES.

ANY BODY HERE HAD LYMPH NODES INVOLVMENT AND WHAT MEANS THAT?

BY THE WAY I DECIDED TO TAKE MY 4 YEAR OLD GR. DAUGHTER WITH ME FOR A WEEK OR SO.. SHE IS THE BEST ANTI DEPRESSANT.. I HAVE NO TIME TO  BE SAD OR ANYTHING ELSE.. IT IS A GREAT MEDICATION IN THOSE TIMESS.. MAKES ME LAUGH YET WORK HARD TO PLEASE HER WISHES.. AND WHINES.. I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE HER.. MY BLUES VANISHED ON THE PERIPHERY...  BY THE WAY THIS POST TOOK ME 32 MIN TO WRITE AS I WAS BETWEEN PAINTS, ICECREAM, TEARS AND WHINES ... BUT I AM OK LAIDIES..

 

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Happy news! I did have lymph nodes light up in my groin area and they were zapped to smithereens during radiation, so let's be positive and know the same will happen to yours.
I also had some liver involvement, but they turned out to be benign cysts. My lungs have a couple of nodules that have been monitored over the years and they've not changed. So my whole point is most things turn out to be nothing. I'm coming up on 6 years diagnosis (August) and October will be 6 years end of treatment and I'm fine.
Chin up young lady, everything is going to be fine & you are starting chemo!
Big Hugs...you're so lucky to have your granddaughter with you. xoxo Lisa
Ditto to what Lisa said...lymph nodes here too... zapped away!!
Just gear up for the weeks ahead. No sugar coating...brutal but quick!
You have this ❤️
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Cannot provide any help re nodes. I'd say right now just focus on that granddaughter and let the good times roll! She is so lucky to have you!
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Eva, I am so proud of you for advocating for yourself!! That a girl! So now your treatment will start, and like my doctors explained, "the radiation melts the tumor just like butter". Make sure you continue to drink water and take a bath before your treatment to wash off all the creams. Oh, and wash your hair, because you may have a difficult time maneuvering that for the first week. Are you getting a PICC line for chemo, you have not mentioned a port insertion.
That is great you have your granddaughter with you, she will surely keep you busy! Nothing like those lil darlings to take our minds off our troubles, and entertain us too!
Warning: you may get emotional when you have your first radiation, it just seems surreal that it is happening...the machine swings from one side to another, you are alone in the room, but the technicians are right in the anteroom. It is over quickly. Try to go to your happy place in your mind. It gets easier each day.
Eva, like others, I had lymph node involvement, but not the 2 you reported. You did a great begging job to get the appointment moved up. It’ll help to get this train to leave the station. Your time with your granddaughter sounds great. That was another smart move. You got this!
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That’s good news it’s not in your organs. It means your stage 3 not stage 4. Better prognosis!! I had two lymph nodes involved also. It doesn’t change the plan of attack. Same chemo same radiation as people with no lymph node involvement. Glad your appointments are moving along now. Enjoy your grand daughter! 💙🥰
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This sounds like really good news! I too had two lymph nodes that were in question, different location, but they were completely zapped during radiation. Your sweet granddaughter sounds like the perfect medicine 💗! Treatment is harsh but short, try to focus on the length, that will get you through! I have a project for you and your granddaughter, you can make a 30 day chain with paper and you can remove one link after each radiation session...my daughter was a 6th grader when I started treatment and she did this for me, it was great visualization of the progress I made and motivation as I was nearing the end. Take care 🤗
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Kim, your paper chain idea is a grand one!
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I had two lymph nodes involved which staged me as 3B.
The treatment is brutal but you have all of us who have been there to help you. A lot of good information on what you need to have on hand that you can begin to collect. I am ten years out from treatment. I remember my first thought after diagnosis was I wanted to meet my grandchildren
I have SIX and one on the way. My prayers to be around to meet them, watch them grow and love them were answered. Enjoy your granddaughter. She will be a great distraction
You are stronger than you know.
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All good news. I too had two lymph nodes involved but both showed clear at the end of my treatment. Yes grandchildren are the best tonic. Enjoy every moment
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July 2, 2020

ABBOTSFORD, Canada

May 19, 1956

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Anal Cancer

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA

June 30

3.1 - 4.0 cm

The disruption of what I perceived as normal. The Robber of joy and happiness,

Who your friends and relatives are.. what they are made of..

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