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PET Scan #7

Went for PET scan #7 last week, and my doctor this week said it was completely clean, as expected. I’m now switching to twice a year for future scans. It was a little over two years ago that I had my Crohn’s surgery and started chemo, but it feels like forever — which is fine by me!

Fortunately, my Crohn’s has also been completely gone since the surgery, so for the last 18 months I’ve been healthier than any time in the last 20 years. The only undesirable side-effect of having working intestines is that actually digesting my food has caused me to gain considerable weight — 30 pounds compared to where I’ve been the last 10 years or so. This year I’m making some lifestyle changes… I’m not calling it a diet since diets tend to be temporary things. We’ll see how it goes, but the goal is to exercise more and eat healthier in general. It’s only been 1-2 weeks so far, but by writing it down here, I’m creating more incentive to continue.



  1. Pablo
    January 9, 2009

    I’ve been using LiveStrong, although I’ve also heard good things about FitDay. I found that logging my weight daily helps me stay on top of it. I’m tasked with lowering my cholesterol so lifestyle changes are something I’m also coming to grips with.

  2. Ben
    January 10, 2009

    Congrats on the continued clean scans, Mike! As for weight, you were too skinny before anyway… ;)

  3. James
    January 10, 2009

    Great update Mike, congrats, and keep up the good work on the “lifestyle” changes. Cheers.

  4. Vnend
    February 17, 2009


    You can keep the weight down, I’m sure.