Well the new scan is booked for tomorrow , so another fun packed three hour hospital visit . The PET scan takes a lot longer than the CT, as once they have injected the radioactive glucose, which takes around 30 mins, you then have to rest for around 90 mins for it to be taken up around the body , then have the scan itself.
We have a follow up appointment booked with the surgeon to discuss the results the following Wednesday and the oncologist on Friday 14th, so by the end of next week we will know the extent of the bad news.
We know the little darling is back, now we need to know just how quickly it is growing . The last scan was done on the 27th July and showed no conclusive evidence of any meso, so this one will show us the spikes in glucose uptake where it has developed.
From the areas of pain,it appears most likely to be in the chest wall and diaphragm. Today as well as pain in his back, his chest wall was also tight on the right hand side. At the moment neurofen in the morning and evening is just about controlling it , we have also been prescribed some much harder hitting painkillers.( dihydrocodeine)
What’s really scary is four weeks ago, we were having a great weekend in Goodwood, no pain at all. Then an ache around 2 weeks ago, now we are talking about serious painkillers just to get through the day. I really don’t want to think about just how quickly this is growing or how to deal with the pain.
As so few of his family know about the situation, it is coming very close to having to sit down and tell everyone , including his teenage son, just what is going on and how much time is possibly left.