Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The Waiting Game
Well, I can't say that we learned anything new yesterday from the doctor. The PET scan showed that the 3 places in Ron's lung had not changed. He said they were nonmetabolic (which according to the doctor) was a good thing. The tumor on the aeortic artery had not changed either but it is metabolic. The radiologist believes the spots in his lung are cancer but that they weren't large enough at this time to show up on the PET scan. So the doctor said, let's wait 3 more months and do the test again. If there is no change in the lung at that time he will do surgery to remove the tumor on the artery. If there is change then he will recommend chemotherapy. He said he doesn't want to put Ron through surgery unnecessarily if the cancer has indeed spread to the lung. I had a lot of questions but I was sworn to silence by Ron. He made me promise to just sit and be quiet so I did as asked. So, for now I'm taking the 3 months and being grateful that Ron is still feeling good and we know we have 3 months. Count every blessing!