Monday, November 19, 2007

MRS scheduled part II

This weekend Dave and I discussed all that went on last week in regards to the MRI results. We decided that if I were to have this magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) for it to be scheduled prior to January 1 due to already capping our insurance. So with that said I phoned Dr. Needles nurse, Karen around 8:05 this morning asking her if the test is to performed could we have it sooner than later. Dr. Forget's office called around 8:15 after I had already left a message with Dr. Needles nurse. Dr. Forget's staff are so on the ball with things. They told me that Dr. Forget would like for me to have the spectroscopy. Sue, one of Dr. Forget's adminstrative assistants asked if I wanted Dr. Forget or Dr. Needles to order the spectroscopy. I said Dr. Forget for it is sometimes difficult to get through to Dr. Needles due to it being a busier office. She called the scheduling department for the MRS within the hospital. As stated in the previous post I will have it this Friday at 10 am. I could have had it done tomorrow at 10 am but since it is Stuart's official birthday I opted for Friday as Dave is off. They do not do the magnetic resonance spectroscopy's at the off site location where I currently do the MRI's.

Not too long after Dr. Needles himself called to state what I had already known about having the test performed. He metioned that he wants to see more than the T2 intensity that is shown on my normal MRI scans. It will give him a better look at what is going on to determine if "chemo" would be appropriate. I did ask him who should tell me the results since both doctors are involved. "I don't want to step on anyones toes". He said he wouldn't be offended just as long as I get my results. We left it that I would here it from Dr. Forget since I can get through to his office easier. He agreed.

I am not too anxious. I think when Dr. Forget said last Friday that he is 99% sure that there is no change that is good enough for me. Mind you I am pleased to take this test to confirm his professional opinion. I will know the results next Monday. Dr. Forget will discuss the final results with me via phone.

Many great things here!

1. Dr. Forget's staff phoning early & scheduling the spectroscopy.
2. Dr. Needles personally calling to let me know his plan of action.
3. Not having to go in to see a doctor with the results. Saves a $50 specialist copay. (for now!)
4. Stuart has a good yucky cold. I cancelled yesterday his three year pics that were to be scheduled at 10am this morning. It allowed me to be at home answering the multiple phone calls.
5. I have peace.

Pray for the test to show no signs of cancer re growth just good ole scar tissue. For each doctors wisdom as well.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
since as members of one body
you were called to peace.
And be thankful.
Colossians 3:15
Peace I leave with you;
my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled
and do not be afraid.
John 14:27

Have a great Thanksgiving. There is so much to be thankful for.


Ramona Lisa said...

Yes, praise the Lord for so many reasons to give thanks! I'm thinking of you and praying for your continued peace and patience. So glad you have a great medical team--two of them!

Happy Birthday to Stuart tomorrow from Liliana, Mr. W and "Liliana's mommy."

Lots of Xs and Os from your touchy-feely friend!

soccer gram said...

With Thanksgiving day just around the corner I would again encourage everyone to blog an item of thanks to the Lord for the year 2007.
Gram waiting to hear from all those great bloggers out there.

Anonymous said...

In response to soccer gram, I am thankful for my families, both blood and Christian. I am thankful to live in a country in which I am free to worship God, go to Bible studies (with Kate :)) and send my child to Christian school. I am thankful for a loving husband and our wonderful daughter.

Nancy V.

Anonymous said...

Though we go through troubles and trials, I am eternally thankful that in the end, we will have a place to live FOREVER and EVER (never ending fun, no tears, no hurt) in HEAVEN with our loving Lord. He is always with us, loving us, encouraging us and holding us!! Praise God we will be with Him forever - Forever never ends - how awesome!! Thank you, JESUS!!!

Anonymous said...

I am thankful that God has his arms around Kate and her fmaily and will never let go. I am thankful for a new granddaughter this year to eat her own sweet potatoes at our table even though they are strained and can't have marshmallows yet. Thankful that God has let us have another blessed year with my husband who has many health issues. Thankful for a son who will sit at our table with his family this year, and a daughter and her family who will be traveling to her husband's family table this Thanksgiving. Thankful for our service men and women who keep us safe each day, and most of all, thankful for my Saviour who knows all and sees us through it.

Anonymous said...

For friends who stand in the gap during times of trouble.

Laura Joback said...

Well-said, whoever said the blog about friends "standing in gap" in times of trouble...what a well-put statement! So glad that you got early scheduling and personal service from your docs, Kate... I was also amused that you chose autumnal/cornucopia/Thanksgiving/
fall leaves colors for your scripture verses---that was SOOOOO you! It made me smile.
Gram: I'm thankful for family this year and the ever-amusing moments gifted to me from the kids' antics. I'm thankful for a faithful husband who provides for us and loves the boys. I'm thankful for an ever-improving relationship with my sister. I'm loving the verse Ps 139:14 "I am wonderfully made," thinking about the lives granted to us, though for only a moment, by a gracious God. May we use the fleeting time we have here on this earth wisely and for His glory. Sidenote: Ever heard/watched Karen Henley sing-along's for children? (Feel Like a Giggle; Five Little Ladybugs; Grow, Grow, Grow, etc...[would HIGHLY recommend them])...she sings a song that has that verse in it and couples it w/ the phrase "Thank you, God" at the end. Seriously, for AWANA, Isaac recites that verse at the top of his lungs: Psalm 139:14 "I am wonderfully made, THANK YOU GOD," thinking that the second half is actually PART of the verse, when it's really just a Karen Henley add-on for singing purposes. Ah, well...having a thankful heart, whether your 4 or almost 40 is a good thing. Blessings this holiday, Kate to you and your family! Laura Joback and Clan

Oldqueen44 said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I have enjoyed this first year of blogging and dropping by yours from time to time. So on this wonderful Thanksgiving day, I give thanks for you as one of my many blessings.