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Posted 2016-12-12T06:31:42Z

The Scan

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,
Arielle

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Comments (8)

  • Carolyn Laub
    Carolyn Laub

    Fingers crossed for you! Sending love and hugs from all of us.

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Larry Rosen
    Larry Rosen

    Is it ok if I cross all my fingers? Love you!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Tiffany Burke
    Tiffany Burke

    Fingers crossed! :)

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Sheri Rosen
    Sheri Rosen

    Sending all my energy and love from my body to yours today!!!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Susan Mallon
    Susan Mallon

    It was so wonderful to see you last week and see how great you are doing. Fingers crossed that the scan results come back quickly with the good news you are expecting!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Kaylee Mulligan
    Kaylee Mulligan

    Fingers and toes crossed tightly! All of the positive energy and strength beaming your way right now! Love you so much and can't wait for the all clear!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Judy Heumann
    Judy Heumann

    It sounds like the end is near, Arie! Yippee!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Eric Wlasak
    Eric Wlasak

    Best of wishes and thoughts for you, Arielle!!! xoxo

    2 years ago · Reply
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