So, my doc does not see any change in my CT or in my bone scans, though the images of the tumors seem more "prominant."
He wants me to get a PET scan.
He also wants me to go for a second opinion.
He is perplexed (by the combo of clean liver and lungs, rising markers, prominant bone tumors, and increasing pain) -- he wants a "fresh" opinion, from someone from a different hospital.
It is totally cool that he has no ego about this thing, and is actually eager for a second opinion.
We'll see how quickly I can make all these appointments, and how much I have to "fight" with my kupah (health fund) to cover the PET scan.
Oh, the fun that awaits me!
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
Josh Earnest Wants Us All to Just Get Along
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