Saturday, May 20, 2017

Weekend at Stanford

20170512_153748 (1024x768)20170512_155718 (768x1024)Here a few pictures of our weekend at Stanford. The drive from El Dorado took us about 2 hours and we managed to not get lost! I had my PET scan appointment at 2pm last Friday, so we got my blood-boosting shot in Cameron Park at 9AM and then headed down to Palo Alto. I laid in the back seat to try and keep my edema from swelling me up too much. We got there about 1 1/2 hours early and just hung out in the waiting area until the appointment. We couldn’t get lunch since I had to fast for the test.

20170512_141851 (1024x768)The test itself took about two hours. 20170512_141823 (768x1024)After the nuclear substance was injected into me, I had to wait about 45 minutes to an hour on a recliner in a quiet room for it to work its way through my body. I was radioactive for about 2 hours so Joyce could not wait with me. I spent about 20 minutes in the scan machine wrapped up in warm blankets like a mummy.. It was not painful and I didn’t feel claustrophobic at all. The scan made me feel kind of warm and tingly – I guess because I was radioactive. Then I was done and we fought the Friday afternoon traffic down to Scotts Valley.

20170514_180132 (1024x768)20170515_094536 (768x1024)On Sunday afternoon we headed back up to San Jose. We spent Sunday evening with Joyce’s niece, Randie Miller. (Pictured on left) She manages an apartment building near Levi Stadium. It was a very nice place. Monday morning we headed to the Stanford Cancer Clinic for our doctor’s appointment. We went over the scan and the ongoing and future treatment program. We have a long way to go with our treatment, but are happy that the first part has gone well. We are still in need of lots of prayer. This is a very persistent cancer and we need to be patient and make sure that we completely kill it. Thank you for praying. .

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