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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-02-17 04:08
Subject: [cancer] Watching and waiting
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Tags:cancer, health, personal
Heard from my oncologist by email yesterday evening. They tell me that the suspected mass is too small to light up a PET scan, so we're likely going with continued monitoring by CT. This means we'll recheck, presumably in May three months from now. If it has grown, that's pretty close to conclusive that it's a metastatic tumor, but will also indicate that a PET scan is necessary. If it has not grown, that's pretty close to conclusive that it's either a scar or a steatosis.

I'll know all this for certain next week, after I see the doctor on Wednesday.

So, looks like I get a few more months to live my life before the shit maybe hits the fan. I think I'm going to name my liver Damocles.

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User: fledgist
Date: 2012-02-17 12:39 (UTC)
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Actually, for proper historical verisimilitude, you're Damocles. You should name your liver 'Dionysius'.
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User: radiantlisa
Date: 2012-02-17 12:43 (UTC)
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Maybe a tattoo of a sword hanging over your liver would be appropriate?
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2012-02-17 13:18 (UTC)
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Thinking of you.
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User: icedrake
Date: 2012-02-17 13:32 (UTC)
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User: a_cubed
Date: 2012-02-17 14:05 (UTC)
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Blech. Just blech. Where's a tricorder when you need one?
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User: threeoutside
Date: 2012-02-17 15:13 (UTC)
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Nah. I think you should name it "Dearie." Give it love. Help it fight those bad guys, with heart and spoons.

But this sounds rather heartening to me - at the very least, if it is cancer, perhaps it means they've caught it very early.
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User: dsgood
Date: 2012-02-17 17:20 (UTC)
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Sending good thoughts.
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Stone of stumbling and rock of offense
User: wordweaverlynn
Date: 2012-02-18 04:31 (UTC)
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I'm so sorry. Cancer sucks. Let's just hope it's scarring.

Edited at 2012-02-18 04:32 am (UTC)
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