Last night I had an MRI of my brain, to see how the tumors in my brain responded to the stereotactic radiosurgery that I had three months ago (you can read more about that experience here (1), here(2) , and here (3)).
Tonight, I have an MRI of my right hip, to verify that there is not hairline fracture or anything else that might be causing the pain in my hip and thigh. Even though an oncological orthopedist (or is he an orthopedic oncologist?) requested the test, the health fund did not agree to cover it. The health fund wanted me to image the area with a regular CT, but we did that aly My GP is a miracle man. After three months, he finally got the health fund to approve coverage, just a few hours before my appointment!
I have to make an appointment for an ECHO, to check that my heart is not being damaged from the various chemotherapies. Hopefully, I will be able to get an appointment for tomorrow, when I have to be at the hospital anyway. More importantly, I want to schedule the test with the technician who is gentle and never hurts me when she does the test.
In another two weeks (exactly three weeks after my third dose of Doxil, and one week before I am scheduled to receive my fourth dose), I have a full PET scan to see what influence the Doxil and Herceptin are having on my cancer.
In brief, this month is full of tests that will, hopefully, give us an up-to-date picture of what is going on in my body.
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
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