Health Update

If you are not following New Nostalgia on Facebook, then you have not heard my good news!

CT scan showed NO SPOT on my kidney!

Bone scan is CLEAR!

I was called on Thursday by a nurse with the good news, and I have been rejoicing ever since.  I am so very thankful.

I received my CT report in the mail today and when reading it, I just cried.  Tears of gratitude.  It is an amazing thing to be able to have my insides looked at, to have them written about in such detail, and for those details to include the words, “NO SIGN OF METASTATIC DISEASE.”

I have not had a CT scan or bone scan in a year, so it is really reassuring to know that there is nothing growing in there that should not be!  At least nothing cancerous…I do have some snarky ovarian cysts that like to visit me, but when compared with what could be they are simply just a bother.

Let me share with you some of what my report said..beautiful, beautiful words!

~Axillary is clear.
~Lungs are clear
~No pulmonary nodules
~Liver is normal
~Spleen is normal
~Pancreas and Adrenal glands appear within satisfactory limits
~Kidneys demonstrate symmetric uptake of contrast
~A Renal (kidney) mass in not identified
~Aorta is normal

Yippee Do Da Hallelujah!

So what do they say about the spot on my kidney?  “The previously questioned lesion on the right kidney is most likely secondary to prominent column of Bertin.”  Wha??

I’m not sure what a “prominent column of Bertin” is, but I do know that it is not worrisome, and it usually takes both an ultrasound and a CT scan to figure out that it is not something more scary.

It was interesting to read that there was some fluid that could indicate a recent ovarian cyst rupture, and they also saw that pesky right cyst that is giving me heck each month.  It had shrunk down a bit, but still there.  The intense pain I had earlier in the month could have been a rupturing cyst, or it could have been due to how large my cyst had gotten.  I have several, they just like to keep me company.  They were introduced to my by my meds that I have to take for the next 4 years, so I will try to live with them.

My prayer is that they do not cause too much trouble.  I can handle pain to a certain extent each month, but last month was very intense and if it continues to be that way we may have to take more drastic measures and shut down my ovaries for a bit with drugs.  Blech.  Don’t want to do that.  We will see!

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  • lisa
    April 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    AMY !! you must list this in your Cancer Journey .. I kept looking for results & this post didn’t come up !

    Praise the Lord.. I agree with another poster..
    God is Showing off 🙂

    Praise the Lord !

  • Claire
    April 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Rejoicing with you and praising God for your good report. I follow you on Pinterest and am grateful for all your recipes and health tips. Godspeed!

  • Miss Rachel M.
    April 23, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Great news!!! Thanking God for good news!

  • Helen Dooley
    April 22, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    That is such amazing news! God is wonderful! Youre wonderful too, the fight was hard im sure but you made it!! SO SO happy for you!

  • CurlyGirlMom
    April 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I just wanted to say, “PRAISE GOD” for His answer to our prayers on your behalf. He is so good and merciful…

  • GennieG
    April 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Praise God!!! So happy to hear this wonderful news for you. It was a great way to start my day to hear something great like this. I also just found out that my uncle’s cancer did not go in his nodes so we are really happy too. God Bless!!!! XO

  • Amy Kinser
    April 22, 2012 at 2:29 am

    I have been praying…waiting…wondering…praying more. So thrilled to hear this news today. Praise God Hallelujah!!!!!!!!

  • Devante Rylee
    April 21, 2012 at 11:42 pm

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  • rkbsnana
    April 21, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Okay…you win the “Best News in Blogland” award. Praise the Lord!

  • Michelle
    April 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Praise God! What a joy it was to read this post. I’m so happy for you, Amy.

  • Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts
    April 21, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    amy, you have been on my mind so much and this is great news!!! Praise God!!! I am rejoicing with you!

  • Thoughts for the day
    April 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    WONDERFUL news… God bless you.

  • Budget Design Girl
    April 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS, Amy!!! God is so good!!! You are an inspiration to so many…such a testament to the way you live. 🙂
    I am so very happy for you, and I know first hand what it is like to be told that you are clear! Go ahead, do the NO cancer dance! It’s what I do!!
    Big hugs! I am overjoyed for you!

  • Anita Rozendaal
    April 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Looks like God is not finished with you yet, Dear Amy! Move forward, continue with your beautiful life and all it’s blessings. All is well! Amen!

  • Jennifer
    April 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    So happy for you! Praise the Lord!

  • Susan
    April 21, 2012 at 11:08 am

    So thankful to hear this wonderful news Amy! Amen!!!

  • escapingdebt
    April 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Such wonderful news to wake up to this morning!

  • Jennifer
    April 21, 2012 at 7:30 am

    I share your woo hoooooo and yippeeeee!!!!! Praise God, Jesus and the holy spirit! I love how the first comment says God is showing off…what a new, beautiful and true way to put things! <3

  • karen gerstenberger
    April 21, 2012 at 4:01 am

    Oh, Amy, thank you for sharing this good news with us! I am rejoicing along with you. Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Nancy
    April 21, 2012 at 3:22 am

    I am SO happy for you! I am glad all is well — God is GOOD!

  • Shannon
    April 21, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Rejoicing with you!!! I am so very, very happy for you and your family!!! 🙂

  • Robyn
    April 21, 2012 at 2:26 am

    WOOHOO Amy!!! This is AWESOME!! I know we really don’t know each but through your blog but, you have no idea how HAPPY I am for you!!! Praise God!!!! WAY TO GO AMY!!

  • Melinda
    April 21, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Praising God with you!!!

  • Melissa
    April 21, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Wonderful! So glad to hear your uodate, I just found your blog the other day and read your story and said a prayer for you.

  • Deana
    April 21, 2012 at 1:32 am

    I am so happy for you….praise the Lord:)

  • Kristin
    April 21, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Praise God!

  • Bethany
    April 21, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Praise the Lord!!!!! This is awesome news!!!

  • Bethany
    April 21, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Praise the Lord!!!!! This is awesome news!!!

  • R&R Horse Rescue Arizona
    April 21, 2012 at 1:13 am

    I cried when I read this post. I remember going through the same thing and waiting for the reports. My prayers for you are never far and I thank God for your recovery. Bless you.

  • Anonymous
    April 21, 2012 at 1:12 am

    So glad you are doing well!! God is showing off!!

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