The P.A. came in - sat down. I felt like I was literally holding my breath.
She explained what the PET scan looks for - mainly cancer cells. Then, she explained how that just like a TV sometimes has black and white snow and how that looks, that is how a "normal" PET scan looks.
And that any abnormality at all - especially cancer - will glow bright.
She went on to say that 90% of the time PET scans are right. Only occasionally and under extreme circumstances are they
(Me still not breathing, but hanging on every word ...)
She took a deep breath ...
And said -
"Rick, you are black and white snow from head to toe! You do not glow!!!"
The one time in Rick's life that we did not want him to shine! And he doesn't!!! :-)
She said that Dr. Destarac wants to have Rick do a repeat of the CT scan in a couple of months. Just to see if there are any
changes at all to the lymph nodes in his chest.
If there are any changes - the next step will be a biopsy.
She said that from all indications, the doctor is leaning towards it being Sarcoidosis. Which if it is, basically we will treat the symptoms if he has a flare up. Otherwise - just
AIN'T GOD GOOD?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!! :-)