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 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.


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

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

  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!