Good news to report!
My latest CT scan showed no increase in the lung nodules since September. The liver mass, he said was almost nonexistent on the MRI so explained that the PET scan must have picked up something as the liver was active meaning it was functioning the way it should. The enlarged (active) lymph nodes tell them my body is fighting an infection most likely the root cause of the nodules and my persistent cough. The diagnoses are the lung nodules are the results of my severe bronchial infection from 4 yrs ago and from recurrent bronchial infections since then. The protocol is to be rechecked with another CT scan for the next 6 months for two years.
I now have to be very careful come flu and cold season because even the slightest cold can trigger the infection/irritation in the bronchial airway. Which I do all I can now, take my daily vitamins, get my yearly vaccines, stay away from people who are coughing and even have begun to wipe off grocery store carts before using them. Other than putting me in a bubble I don’t know what else to do. 😉
It has been months of up and downs. Your daily blogs have been a constant in my life – something I looked forward to each day enjoying your pictures, poems and stories with my morning cuppa. I have prayed with some of you, cried with others and rejoiced during your happy moments.
Your prayers have encouraged and strengthened me both physically and spiritually. It is through our prayers for each other that we are connected through Jesus Christ.
“Even though we are many individuals, Christ makes us one body and individuals who are connected to each other.”Romans 12:5
“… In Christ’s Body we’re all connected to each other.” Ephesians 4:25 a
I am thankful that I am connected to you through the body of Jesus, our Lord. May the power of prayer always keep us connected to each other and especially connected to God.
In closing I would like to share a golden nugget of wisdom with you from a dear friend whenever I feel as if my life spinning out of control:
Life is hectic and there is never a dull moment. Some days are better than others. We can all use an extra hour or two or three or more each day to accomplish what needs to be done. But at the end of the day – let us take a moment to be still, leaving all of the stress and endless tasks behind us and spend time just “being” with God.