Bone scan day…

Yesterday was bone scan #2….. to look further into the area on my upper spine that has appeared since the last scan.   So more scanxiety for a couple of weeks while I wait to hear the results.  This time for some reason I am not as worried, I don’t know if it’s because I am becoming numb to getting poked and prodded and “stuff”, or maybe it’s just because I feel much stronger in a mental capacity lately.  I am taking control so to speak now that I am strong enough to exercise and I have been eating good healthy stuff.   No  more combo #1’s for me with a diet coke chaser… Those days are over, they have to be.   It bothers me that even though it’s been 4 months since liver surgery, my abdomen is still not strong enough to handle any bouncy-bouncy type exercising, but walking and swimming every day should get me there.  At least I am able to work up a sweat on the treadmill by walking fast, so that counts.  I opened my big mouth to my surgeon and said that I would lose 30 lbs by January (he wants me to drop 20, but I challenged him to 30).  Yep, I know, stupid.  I just want this third surgery so bad… to put me back together, I am not letting anything get in my way, and yes, I am referring to that “C” word.

Did you know that if you have a bone scan that you may set off detectors at the border?  They inject you with some radioactive “stuff” and it can stay in your system for up to 5 days, so if you are going on a trip you need a special certificate.  It amazes me that our bodies can handle this stuff.   With the scans I have been getting this year, my insides must light up like a Christmas tree.  Guess my holiday decorating is already done?  

Thank you to my friend Sher for treating me to lunch to pass the time away between my appointments yesterday.  Your spirit always keeps me smiling… not to mention I smell good with the lotion you gave me too!   Thank you so much!