Today I had an MRI of my brain and cervical spine. It went well with the IV sedation, although the nurse had to give me another dose as it started to wear off too soon. Since they were viewing two areas, it took quite a while. I was planning on getting the results tomorrow at my regular treatment appointment. But we had only been home a few minutes when my PA called. The radiologist had called her to let her know they saw multiple metastases in my brain. She apologized for telling me over the phone but didn’t want to wait until tomorrow’s appointment. The radiologist was surprised that I wasn’t having horrendous headaches. But I’ve had no symptoms, unless the problems with my hand are related to that. So now it’s time for brain radiation. A whole new adventure! And it means I’m back on the Dexamethasone but twice a day for now to reduce brain swelling and prevent seizures.
We will keep our appointment with the PA tomorrow as I still need my flu shot and possibly my regular blood work. Then on Wednesday we have an appointment with a radiation oncologist to plan the next step.
This was not what I wanted to hear, but I wasn’t surprised, I sort of knew, just like I knew I had lung cancer before my doctor told me.
So once again Onward and Upward.