I went in for a PET scan early in the morning. I felt pretty sure I had cancer but didn’t know where it was coming from. I even told a few close friends and family. Which is completely surreal. I was really hoping I would have to call them back and say, “Hey, just kidding. It wasn’t cancer. I just ate some bad sushi.”
I had thoughts in my head about where the cancer might be. Prostate, Colon, Lungs? I also imagined the PET technician to stop the scan halfway through and rush me into surgery because I had a giant tumor lodged in my somewhere or others.
Nope. Scan went well. I went home.
More waiting for results. Which has become the majority of this process. Waiting. Painful waiting.
The results came back. I’m still mysterious! Thankfully, no giant tumor. And no signs of colon, prostate, or pancreatic cancer. But still the mystery is agonizing. The lymph nodes were lighting up and some areas in my nose and throat (nasopharynx / oropharynx).
Next step: Surgery to remove the large lymph node. Hopefully, get a better biopsy.