Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I'm beautiful on the inside too!

Today I went in for a CAT scan since I'm approximately 6 months post treatment. There are several nice things about today's appointments. The first, and most obvious is that I was given the great news that there's nothing concerning in my CAT scan! Yeah! This deserves a moment of celebration.  *please hold while I do a little jig*

It doesn't mean I'm off the hook, but it's a step in the right direction. I'm only six months into the 5 year path before they consider me completely in the clear, but I'll take the good news any way I can get it.

The other cool thing about today's visit is that the radiology lab entrusted me with the CD containing the results of the scan - pictures and all. Then I just had to walk it across the street and provide it to my oncologist for interpretation. This is so much better than the last time I had a scan because there was hardly any wait time between the procedure and the results. Sure they had to load and interpret the images and write a report, but that only took them about a 1/2 hour. Then of course I had to wait for my oncologist to tell me what the report actually said, but that was only another hour or so after I had the disk in hand. The more fascinating thing is that because they gave me the disk I could swipe a copy of my images. So finally I have another picture to post. And this one proves that I'm beautiful on the inside too:

I know - I have such a hard time not resorting to cliches. But right about now I have a justifiable appreciation for how my insides look.

1 comment:

  1. Uhm, I'm not really sure what you're showing, but it looks like perhaps a femur, some vertebra, part of a hip? And, of course, all the good internal parts that I can't even name.
    Congratulations on your clean CAT scan. Very nice, and what a relief to hear. I didn't even know I had anxiety over your medical results, but I do.
    How about a picture of your new haircut to go with it? ;)
    Much love,