Two doctor reports this week; both of them good.
Oncologist – Dr. Dax gave me the results of my recent PET scan; the first since my bone marrow transplant in June. There are no signs of cancerous activity in my lymph nodes! The x-rays done at the time of my accident showed some lesions in my right lung, but these have shrunk since then so they’re probably related to the accident or an infection and not cancer.
Orthopedist – Dr. Do took another set of x-rays and says my back is healing fine. I can shed my body brace, which is a great relief. I can also resume driving—but not running. It’s been more than six weeks since I’ve been behind the wheel and I’m looking forward to being more mobile.
Osteopenia – X-rays and a bone density scan show I have osteopenia, the precursor to osteoporosis, which my mom had, which is probably where I got it, which also gets worse with age, which just means my bones fracture more easily.
Okay – on with life!