Tuesday, July 21, 2009

DAY 416 - Day 319 in Recovery Paradise

Saw my radiation Oncologist for the first time since I ended treatment. She was out of maternity leave, so I missed the regular visit normally scheduled after treatment has ended. She sprayed this horrible numbing spray up both my nostrils and down my throat so she could use the scope to check out the healing process in my throat and to scan for any signs of returning tumors...she called them "masses". Having someone look down your throat with a tube and a light inserted through your nose is very odd indeed. The good news is that she didn't see anything other than a very sore throat that seems to be shedding skin like a sunburn.

She scheduled a CT and PET scan to insure that no cancer has returned. She said that the PETSCAN (the one that is full of radiation) would be just the one, but that we would do CT (cat)Scans every few months for the next year or two. I am keeping my fingers crossed that everything will be ok.