My bones are a different story. The bone scan report was very confusing and pretty much impossible to understand. The medical team had to ask the radiologist for clarification. After the scan was reviewed by three different radiologists, the clarification came back that I have new lesions (tumors) in my right femur, close to the hip joint, in my right shoulder blade and at the right side top of my skull. There also appears to be worsening disease in my ribs, pelvis and spine.
I have been on a new treatment routine since June. It has a clinical record of having no progression success for close to two years, yet I'm having progression after three months. I had radiation just after starting this treatment and it's not known if that has any impact on the efficacy of this treatment. Therefore, we are going to continue for at least one more cycle and maintain "watchful waiting."
It's another one of those mixed bag things. While I'm very grateful that my organs are not compromised at this time, I am concerned about my bones. I'm concerned that the cancer is on the move.
I'm also puzzled at the randomness of this disease. Back in June, the progression in the bones was on the left side with new lesions in my left hip and worsening disease in my left hip socket. This time, new lesions on the right, in seemingly random locations, with no rhyme or reason. Yikes! Just the idea of having a bony met on/in my skull is disconcerting. To use a very bad pun, it will take some time to wrap my head around this!
God is good and that's the main thing.