Well, the scan results are back, and the news is very, very bad.
I was expecting bad news. My back, plus a spot on my back ribs and another on the front ribs, have been pretty painful for the past couple weeks, and my hips have started hurting again.
Now I know why. That part isn't a surprise... well, not entirely. Like I said, I was expecting bad news. I just wasn't really expecting the news to be quite THIS bad...
Over a dozen tumors, most in my bones - including spine, neck, ribs, jaw, pelvis, both femurs - many with fractures. Most are intensely active. I also have a nodule and a partially collapsed lung, possibly a pulmonary embolism, some soft tissue tumors in the neck, chest and hip/leg muscle, and 'activity' in the colon, liver, lung, and thyroid.
Unfortunately the only tumor available for potential biopsy/oncotyping is very small and not even registering very much - the only small and 'mildly active' tumor of the bunch - so I'm afraid it might not be much help for determining effective treatment.
This all in a few months, which is very discouraging. And scary.
My appointment with Dr. Bouncy is tomorrow morning. I'll report more after consulting with him.
Not a good day.