Thursday, April 2, 2009

Scan results are... well.... interesting

Nick had a PET scan yesterday and the results were a little scary. His pancreas has a mass in it about 1 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inches and activity is off the charts. There is a local lymph node also active but that is expected if the pancreas is under duress. HOWEVER, this could mean many different things. Before Dr. Chen would comment, he had another scan called an MRCP done today, which is a specialised MRI for the abdomen. Results of this scan told us nothing different than the PET scan. So, a biopsy is next. Looks like another cool scar is on the horizon. Dr. Chen is trying to get Nick in with a surgeon tomorrow but nothing is scheduled yet. I should confirm some kind of appointment tomorrow morning.

This isn't how we anticipated celebrating a year of remission and tucked away fears have come tumbling out of the firmly shut closet. We'll see if we can at least put up a temporary gate keeper to the dark door and take it one day at a time.

Until tomorrow, please say a prayer or two for Nick's tummy.

With love and gratitude,



Obsessedwithlife said...

Wow...been there... :(



Anonymous said...

Prayer for you and your Tummy Nick.

With love,


Chris Ulvin said...

Dear Nick,
I give thanks for the multitude of family and friends that stay connected in prayer through this blogspot. May God answer in ways that we can see and understand. Love, aunt Chris