Good Results! - (Journal Date: October 19, 2005)
Today I received good news from my PET/CT Scan that I am still "ALL CLEAR."
This was my first 3-month follow-up scan which consisted of both a PET and CT Scan on a brand new piece of equipment. Dr.
Really Good News!! - (Journal Date: July 13, 2005)
We finally received the great news that we have been hoping and praying for!!! My doctor reviewed my CT Scan from Monday and concluded that I had a Complete Response (CR) to the chemotherapy treatments
Quite a bit has happened since my last entry following Chemo No. 5. I am staying very active and we did take a wonderful trip to San Francisco with the girls.
4th Post-Chemo Dr. Visit
You will notice that I finally caught my blog journal up with the present day. In other words, all previous entries have been from my notes and my memory, covering the fourteen (14) weeks since my diagnosis.
CT Scan No. 3
In preparation for this CT Scan, the doctor prescribed some pre-meds to avoid any allergic reaction to the contrast like I had with the last scan.
N. Myrtle Beach Golf - (Journal Date: 5/2/05)
Since the 10th annual Mountain Golf Trip was going to be postoned to allow us to participate in the Relay for Life, my friends put together a quick golf trip to Bay Tree Golf Club at North Myrtle Beach.
Back to Work!! - (Journal Date: 4/25/05)
Wanted to try going to work shortly after a chemo treatment. Worked most of the day, but I could tell that I was tired since I was awake since 1:00 a.m. (Thanks Prednisone!) Went home after about 6 hours.
Chemo No. 3 - Fri. Session - (Journal Date: 4/22/05)
I feel good and extremely positive that today is the half way point of my treatments. Since the chemo room is usually quiet on Friday afternoons, we invited our oldest daughter to join us for treatment today.
CT Scan No. 2 - (Journal Date: 4/8/05)
After putting away all that delightful barium sulfate solution, I had my follow-up CT Scan. This time I had a slight allergic reaction to the contrast dye that is added intravenously during the procedure.
Bible Study - (Journal Date: 4/6/05)
I have been a Christian since a very young age. Approximately six months before my diagnosis, a dear friend of mine invited me to a non-denominational, Wednesday morning Bible Study by Search Ministries.
Chemo No. 2 - Wed. Session - (Journal Date: 3/30/05)
I had chemo scheduled for the afternoon, so I borrowed a pick-up truck from a friend in the morning and hauled pine straw and landscaping mulch. It is a beautiful day, so we are getting the house ready for spring.
First Office Visit - (Journal Date: 2/16/05)
The High Point Regional Health System HPRHS Cancer Center is a new, state-of-the-art facility. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by how modern and bright the facility and all the ammentities were.
After spending a couple of weeks at Christmas with family in Wisconsin, I returned with unusual sore throat symptoms.
Background / Pre-Diagnosis
I am a very active 45-year old male with a wonderful wife of 22 years (High School sweethearts!) and two lovely daughters ages 8 and 12.
CT Scan - (Journal Date: 2/18/05)
A CT Scan uses computers and x-rays to create pictures of the body's organs. The patient must drink two (2) Barium Sulfate solutions (450 ml each) prior to the procedure to create a dye for the x-rays to see.