Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tests are scheduled

They have finally scheduled all of Tanner's tests for next week. 

Radiology Associates here in Fort Worth won't scan more than two areas of the body per session so they have split up Tanner's MRI's into three days (possibly four if they add another test that they are trying to ask Dr. Barlogie about). 

He will have the first MRI on Tuesday the 29th at 6:00 p.m. so he'll get to eat a lean lunch and then nothing until after the test that afternoon, on the 30th he will have the second MRI at 6:45 a.m., and on the 31st he will have a PET Scan at 11:40 a.m. followed by another MRI at 4:30 p.m. - which means he won't be able to eat that day until all the tests are done.

I don't know what is worse, having one or two MRI's at UAMS that last 5-6 hours per session or having to go back day after day for continued scans...  I would think several days in a row of MRI's will be harder on Tanner and I both...

 The scheduling lady at Cook's Oncology Department said they might have to add another MRI (meaning another day) to what's already scheduled because Dr. Albritton has a question about one of the scans and needs to contact Dr. Barlogie to find out if it's necessary.  That statement has me a little worried because I know Dr. Barlogie.  If he's scheduled a test, then he's going to want the test to be done.  If they don't do all the tests as he's ordered, I'm afraid we are going to get down to Little Rock and he's not going to have everything he wants; which is why, I'm sure, he would rather all the tests be done at UAMS.  That way, he has control and everything he needs will be right there at his finger tips.

I'm hoping that if all the tests can be performed next week, we'll be in Little Rock by the next week.  Tanner and I both are so ready to find out what the second year of "maintenance" will consist of...

Yesterday was my 49th birthday.  49....  Oh boy...  Let's just say I shed a few tears yesterday while sitting at my desk. 

It's not just the age thing.  I have a hard time with my birthdays...  I always think about my mom, dad, brothers, memaw, aunts and uncles that have all passed away.  I think about my family that has grown apart...  I always get melancholy on my birthday for what has been lost.

It wasn't all bad, I pulled myself together and I celebrated with those closest to me.  I've thought about it and I would say, if you're able to celebrate your birth with the people you love more than anything else in this world, you would have to consider that a good birthday...

Trevor helped me work in the yard Saturday morning and cleaned up my car as his gift to me.  Tanner, as his gift to me, took me to lunch (On the Border, of course) and then spent all afternoon just hanging out with his mom - and I ended Saturday with a late night walk under the "super moon"...

I spent hours Sunday working in my flower bed with my grandson, Beckett, and he loved helping me dig up the decorative rocks that had settled into the dirt over the winter - and I was given a nice shiney blower so that I could get all the leaves out of my flower bed without having to rake for hours on end...

Yesterday, at work,  we had carrot cake and Qdoba for my birthday - and then last night I was taken out for steak and veggies!!  All in all it was a very nice birthday spent with those closest to me.

But next year is 50...  Think I will just run away for that one...

“I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I know you do the same things too..."

1 comment:

  1. Angie: Happy Birthday, yesterday!

    Sounds like things are falling into place with Tanner's testing.

    Keep smiling!