Tuesday afternoon I went for my normal CT Scan and MRI. While driving home my oncologist called to say he had already heard from the radiologist.
The Normal Scans
Tuesday morning there was a mild “weather event” going on in our area. We had snow, rain, and ice. The winter trifecta of all things you want to avoid. My study has a woodstove and I had that thing cranking out some serious heat. When it was time to leave I was not overly excited about the whole process.
Walking into the facility where I get my scans I was reminded that this was as much a social call as it was a trip to the doctors. I was greeted by familiar faces, we got caught up on life and all the things that had changed since the last time I had visited.
During these visits, I am repeatedly asked, “How do you feel?” It feels like an odd question. How I feel is truly irrelevant. What matters is what they see through the scans. I can feel great and at the same time have something very bad going on inside my body. Over the past few years I have learned to not waste energy answering the question. I simply say, “That is what I am here to find out.” [Read more…]