Scan update!

I keep forgetting to post the lung ct scan results.  I guess (thankfully) because it was “unremarkable”.  I figured it would be but you always have that little bit of doubt nibbling at the back of your mind.

It was interesting that it didn’t even mention other things seen on my abdominal CT Scans that show in my lung bases.  Perhaps because this one was completely without any contrast.  It did mention high dense material overlying the anterior surface of the liver.  I don’t know what that could be.  My doctor didn’t even call me with the results.  They were just posted to my patient portal so I couldn’t ask her.

I did get a pretty good laugh out of one thing!  After the above mentioned dense material on my liver, it said there was a calcification in the upper right hepatic lobe that could possibly represent shrapnel!  Um, shrapnel?  Really?  Maybe surgical clips?  Seriously, I did laugh out loud at that one!  Hey, if scans make you laugh, that is A-OK!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I’m thankful for you all and for my family and friends (and for still being here after 7 1/2 years with metastatic NET cancer).

baked chicken

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Sunshine & Roses

This post isn’t about sunshine or roses.  I just liked the title!

pink petaled flowers

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I had a ct scan of my lungs yesterday.  I just keep coughing and coughing.  My doc took me off lisinopril as that can cause a cough (I’d been on it for 3 years though).  but I’m still coughing.  We’ve tried a few other things and she said next step was pulmonary function tests.  I must have made a face so she also mentioned just doing a ct scan.  I was like, hell yes!  Easy peasy and no long appointments necessary!  It was seriously the fastest scan I have every had.  I did’t even change my clothes and the scan took about 5 minutes!

I haven’t heard anything yet and I really don’t think it’s going to show anything.  The last CT scan I had of my abdomen just showed some scarring in the lower lobe of my left lung.  It’ll be interesting to see if this one mentions it.  (I did have a chest x-ray which showed nothing).

I’ll do an update once I hear.

It’s supposed to snow tonight.  So much for the roses!