Tuesday, February 24, 2009

And the beat goes on

(The drumroll beat, that is!)

The verdict? Back in two more months with another perfusion MRI. This one wasn't bad, but it was confusing.

The good news was that the area of interest in January's MRI was found to be completely negative for perfusion. In other words, that spot is more consistent with scar tissue than with tumor.

The confusing news was that the radiologist noted high perfusion in another area. But when my doctor looked at that area on the scan, it was comparable to how that area looked a year ago. The only change was that part of it actually looks a little better now.

Nothing indicated an imminent threat or even a need for additional treatment right now, but there is still some question about what this all means. So another perfusion study is the best course of action, and I go in at the end of April.

Meanwhile, I have a new prescription for some medication that helps "squish" the red blood cells and reduce the scar tissue. And I have just enough good news to keep me going, balanced with just enough mystery to keep me on my toes. I'm blessed.

...And I promise I'm not doing this for blog ratings!


Heidi said...

Well, glad it wasn't bad news!! Continued prayers!

Faith said...

I'm glad. I've been compulsively checking all day. :)


<---Me and my Mom said...

What a relief that it wasn't bad news! Life goes on, right?

Anonymous said...

Well it sounds like good news! I'll continue to pray for you!

Love and hugs!

Elizabeth and Brian said...

Sounds good so far! I was worried and thinking of you.