Saturday, December 12, 2015

Results 12-11-15 Nothing Lasts Forever

After reading over my petscan, I no longer just have two rumors.  I actually have 3 solid nodules and right lower lobe opacity.  In the right lower lobe there was a mild FDG uptake again noted a maximum SUV of 2.1.  We aren't really worried about this.  2.5 or higher we start to worry.

I have a 3 mm non-FDG nodule in the left lower lobe which is stable.  Not concerned about that right now.

I have a 5 mm right middle lobe pulmonary nodule, once again stable.

Our concern is a nodule that has been growing since sept 2014 and is now 6 mm in size.  We are watching this one carefully since all others are stable but this one is still continuing to slowly grow.  It wasn't mentioned on my last few Petscans but now they are recommending keeping a close eye on it.

Also, my  adnexal station bilaterally (ovarian area) has an suv of 4.0 compared to 2.6 on the prior exam.  My last gynocological exam revealed pre cancerous cells so I may be going back there before the 6 month waiting period.

Otherwise, the exam was stable without evidence of hypermetabolic neoplastic disease but since the one nodule is growing, we have to keep a close eye on it.

So, not the best news in the world but still good news to be stable.  I just wish things would quit growing.  I'll just blame any weight gain on the new nodule.  😉   I understand a lot of that was really technical so to simplify (because one of my smartest friends asked), I have a new small nodule growing slowly, (2 total in right and 1 in left lung).  We will keep an eye on the one growing since it's not showing cancerous activity.  And I am going to return to the lady Doctor sooner than anticipated to ensure those precancerous cells have not become cancerous.

Thank you for all of your prayers and thoughts.  They really help so much through the hard times.  I think the news from all of this is hurting my family a little more than me.  I just feel at peace and know God has a plan.  Please pray for my family and friends.  They worry so much.  I wish I could take it away from them.

And Christmas is almost here (I know you know!).  Let's not forget the true meaning, celebrating the birth of Jesus.    Let's also pray for all of our friends that have lost loved ones this year and previous years.  The holidays are rough.  And for our nation.  Stuff on the news is just too much right now.

I love you all and God bless you for continuing to share this journey with me.  ❤️   I'll write more later this week.  I just know some people are waiting on results.  And now it's tomorrow!


  1. Samantha.... Prayers continue for you and your beautiful, expanding family & friends. Your strength, love and faith are true gifts from your Heavenly father that I wish everyone could experience. I am honored to know you and am just happy at the joy you have found in each day. Karley has blossomed this year with her new "sister to be," Livi and I am thrilled to see you have found love again. All of what God's purpose for you is has been a awesome to watch unfold these past few years and learn from. Stay strong, but cry and eat ice cream whenever you want! (Like you said... you can blame the weight gain on the nodule). I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with more treasured moments and complete health... IN JESUS NAME!
    Love and Hugs-Megan

    1. Thank you Megan. Call me crazy but I'm not really worried about it. I didn't cry, it's not showing as cancerous so I'm holding on to that. I just feel at peace right now and I know that is God taking away my fear. I just want to enjoy life!

      My docs have been great at reacting when they needed too. So I trust them.

      And thank you for saying such sweet things about Karley and our new family to be. Man is she growing! I told her to stop but she doesn't listen! God Bless you girl! I won't be at church tomorrow, we will be on a plane. But I'll see you soon I'm sure! Love you!!!

  2. You and your story have been such an inspiration to me. I believe in God and His healing power but I don't know that I could be as strong as you have been. I know this is easy for me to say, considering I'm not going through what you are, but stay strong. Merry Christmas!

    1. Heather,

      Girlfriend, give yourself some credit. YOU are my inspiration! Look at what you're having to endure! You a true hero and please stay strong and keep the faith. Our God is an awesome God! You are stronger than me. Please know that. Merry Christmas girl!