We had a great quick trip and guess what?? No biopsies!!! My first appointment was with dermatology where I was first examined by one of the residents. She found a spot she thought was suspicious but when Dr E looked thru the dermascope he said it was just a Nevus but not atypical. Thank God I got out of there without stitches!!!!
Next on my agenda was to check in for my CT scan of my chest, abdomen and pelvis with IV contrast. The tech had a really hard time getting my IV but after the third try finally got it:-) the scan was pretty quick and easy even though I had the typical tight feeling in my chest and warm tingly sensation. After my scan I was starving so we went to Ted's Montana grill for lunch.
After lunch we went back to the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center where I checked in to see my oncologist. My official CT report wasn't back yet but he pulled up the scan on PACS and reviewed it himself. He saw one small new lung nodule but nothing he was overly concerned about. He said we will wait and see what the radiologist thought of it but he wasn't concerned. I'm going to follow up with him in 6 months and Dermatology wants to see me again in 3 months. I tried to get Dr E to let me go to 6 months as well but he said I scare him since I've had 3 melanoma primary tumors and too many dysplastic to count on my fingers and toes.
...And Dr E said my big purple toe needs to be seen by an orthopedic podiatrist. He is also a runner and thinks I may need orthotics. He also recommended getting my GP to check my SED rate and Uric acid to make sure it's not Gout or arthritis.
Overall I'd say this was a fantastic checkup!!!! Praise God from whom all blessing flow. Now I'm just hoping this radiologist agrees that this lung nodule is nothing of concern:-). God bless each of you for your love and your prayers!!!!!