Sunday, March 29, 2009

Gettin' Checked Out This Week

This is the week...finally. The last round of tests to determine that I am cancer free.

It's a pain in the butt really....but necessary. I have to do something everyday this week in follow up. Here's the lineup (trying to work the baseball references in for you, Gary, any way that I can!), all happening in Alexandria:


Monday: TSH shot
Tuesday: TSH shot
Wednesday: PET scan at 6:30 AM. Here's a link to a great explanation about a PET scan. Lots of dietary restrictions on Tuesday in preparation...no carb, milk. Feels a little like the low-iodine diet I had to be on prior to radioactive treatment in September but, thankfully, only for one day. AT 12:30 this same day, I have to get my radioactive tracer dose.
Thursday: whole body scan
Friday: blood work draw

So...the fun begins tomorrow morning. I'll keep you posted, as always.

3 comments:

  1. That's quite the schedule ... all the best with the PET scan.

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  2. You are in my prayers dear! I hope that everything runs smoothly and that you are cancer free. Hang in there!

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  3. So, to paraphrase:

    Monday - light work in the bullpen
    Tuesday - pitch batting practice
    Wednesday - low-pitch-count simulated game
    Thursday - Start, no more than 100 pitches
    Friday - ice, massage, video

    Does that capture it?

    And, yes, to your other note, we are going nuts!

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