Hello My Friend! Good to see you posting. :) First, I think that the test, now remember that I have chemo brain, the test that you are referring to is a ct scan..may be a bone scan. The PET scan you have to sit very still for 30 mins. Heck, one place that I had one wouldn't even let me read. The tech said that the stimulation of the brain cells would throw the results off. I started laughing and told her that there weren't that many cells left and she could just leave me the hell alone! This is the same tech that wanted to test my sugar level from my left hand and argued w/ me that it didn't matter which side I had the mast and lymph nodes removed. BP and sticks could be done anyway. grrrr
What do you mean that the spot on your lung is to small to PET? A PET scan picks up very minute (sp) spots. That was the test that found the spot on my sacrum. Is this the same spot that was there 4 yrs ago? Ask your onco again about having a PET scan. I have to do the CT, Mugga, Bone Scan and PET every 3 mos. So, if you have to do them 2x a year, so be it. Better to let your onco stay on top of things than totally ignore it, right?
Okay my friend, what about this depression? You have faced worse during this battle in the past and overcome it. You have many, many friends here that feel you are family and want to help. So, quit hiding and share w/ us. I am sure that having the extra peeps in your house isn't helping. If it is like my house, you don't get any rest or relaxation. The kids are constantly doing something or you feel that you have to entertain them. Well, take an hr for yourself each day. Tell your granddaughter that she is in charge when she gets home. That you don't exist. I know, easier said that done. But seriously Jo-Ann, slow down. Take a little time for you. And as you have told so many ladies, question what your onco has told you and ask why.
You know I love ya!