Better by far indeed! Last winter, after the surgery, I developed a cyst in my pelvis which was collecting fluid. It was a bit of an infection, and
they put a drain into it through my rump. I would have to go for scans to see if it was shrinking. The thing was also causing me alot of pain, which I
was taking pain medicine to help with. But the drain was the worst thing, it hurt like hell, and the pouch attached to it had to be emptied twice a
day, measured etc...
Anyhow, the thing wouldn't get better. So one day I went in to get the scan done, and wala! The drain fell out while I was positioning myself on the
table. Woo Hoo! I still had pain, and initially was told by the scan doctor (or whatever you called this guy) that I would likely need another drain
put in. I still needed the pain medicine. My doctor, the surgeon, said no to the second drain, he is such a brilliant man.
So a few weeks later, the pain just stopped, I didn't need the pain medicine at all any longer. Yee Haa! So I just forgot about this comparatively
minor part of the whole ordeal last winter. Now, I stated earlier that I was diagnosed recently, by my oncologist, of having a likely recurrence of
the cancer in my pelvis. She said that there was no way to be 100% certain that I had it again, without cutting me open and getting a biopsy, but she
did say it was her best educated guess and the odds were highly in her favor for being correct in her assessment.
That was several weeks ago. So anyhow, I went to go see my surgeon earlier this week for a routine check up. I went with my sister. I won't go into
all of the details of the visit, but my sister noticed that we seemed to be misunderstanding each other. He said that he agreed with my oncologists
treatment plan, to keep going with the chemo. And I have been getting pains in my abdomen. So anyhow we were asking each other questions and my sister
said, " Do you feel that the uptake in my brothers pelvis is cancer."
He said "Absolutely not!!"
He said he feels it is just the cyst and that it is getting inflamed for some reason!! Not Cancer!!!
Honestly, I don't know how much more I can take!
This is twice in a few months (or something) that I have been told I have cancer and then told I most likely dont!!! Keep those prayers and good
thoughts coming people! He did say that if he becomes suspicious of the area he will just do a biopsy, but his best guess is that it won't be
necessary. I will know better in November when I have my next PET scan. Thats really all of the information I have right now. But I still wanted to
offer my thanks to each of you.