I have now been at the Cancer Center for over 5 hours. I came in for my pre-IPI bloodwork and visit with the doc. Not only did I get that, I also got an X-ray and a CT scan!!
Turns out there is some concern about the abdominal pain I’ve been having and the tenderness, combined with the “mass” the doc felt, was cause for immediate action (especially since I’m due for my last IPI on Friday!).
I’m currently laying on the couchy chairs in the silent waiting room. Doc’s PA is waiting to see if they can read my results rightnow so we can move forward.
I’m starving (good thing I slept late and didn’t eat first today!) and bored, but obviously willing to wait if they can tell me what is happening tonight!
We were hoping it was appendicitis (sounds odd, I know) or even a bowel issue – truthfully, something that could be fixed with surgery as strange as that seems – but alas, it was not to be.
The wonderful PA he has kept calling and checking on the results until she finally got somewhere. The report of the scan said there was definitely a mass “a progression” of my cancer. [I failed to ask if they thought new growth or old regrowth, so sent email right away].
I am re-starting the Zelboraf and going ahead with the last IPI on Friday. While it generally takes IPI some time to kick in, and it sometimes gets worse before it gets better, we’re being proactive.
Another scan in 3 weeks.