Well...it's here. My post-treatment PET CT scan is tomorrow morning, exactly 6 weeks since I left the hospital from my final round of chemo. Feeling both apprehension and relief heading into tomorrow, the scan will let us know if the treatment has worked.
I fully believe that I am cancer free, but it's called scan anxiety for a reason! I think it's human nature for the "what ifs" to take over your brain as you get closer to a scan like this. I'm also not sure when exactly I'll get my results. They say 24-48 hours, but I have to wait for the call from the busy doctor.
The excitement part is, assuming the scan is clear, I get to have my picc line removed! It's been in my left upper arm for four long months - filled with daily heparin flushing at home, weekly dressing changes & cleaning at the clinic, and the joy of wrapping my arm in plastic wrap to shower/bathe. I won't miss it, that's for sure!
Fingers crossed for a clear scan so that I can get on with recovery, healing, and all the joy that comes next!
Love to all of you,