The one on my arm I removed myself with some string and a hair a while back? Well, that was probably the primary tumor, a melanoma, that made the baseball in my brain, another tumor in my left lung and a few in my lymph nodes. They came up on the PET (that’s a high-tech nuclear thang – Positron Emission Tomography) scan I had last Thursday and then were confirmed by the CT (Computed Tomography) scan I had this week.
So, the bad news is that I still have cancer and plenty of it. The good news is that my brain is clean as a whistle (I don’t really see how whistles are all that clean, but you know what I mean). I had an EEG (Electroencephalograph) and yet another CT scan yesterday and everything checks out.
So I’m checking out and going home. As this is a neurological clinic and my problems are now mostly oncological, there’s not much point in me being here. I’ll still have follow up visits with Dr. Nováková at Kateřinská and Dr. Klener at Homolka and should start my chemo for the rest of it mid-March.
Vlad’a beat my time out of Intensive Care (JIP) by only staying there an hour before moving to SIP. He turned his phone on and got my SMS shortly after two in the afternoon. So that’s a relief.
Last night my roommate and I listened to the Cure – “Mixed Up” twice, while the actual concert was going on just a few metro stops away. I had had to sell my ticket obviously, but it was the next best thing :-)