Just Pamela here. My PET scan shows no evidence of cancer elsewhere in my body. Praise God! I had two wonderful radiology technicians this morning, one who hooked up my IV while I watched the Waltons and another who blared my Mandisa CD as he walked me through the PET / CT scan. I was especially thankful that Dr. Brader called me this afternoon with the results, considering that I was told it would take 3 to 5 days. It also gave me an opportunity to ask all my other burning questions.
I had a great encounter with a stranger while at St. Mary’s. A woman and I were the only ones waiting for CDs of our scans in a small waiting room. As we were talking, she told me how her son was born with a rare cancer 40 years ago (there were only 12 documented cases at the time) and was given a 50/50 chance of survival. He went to U of M for treatment and is alive today with no complications. I love hearing these faith stories!