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3-month health update

This morning at 7:30 I had my 3-month follow-up PET scan in Fairfax. I’ll be getting scans every 3 months for a while, then every 6 months, every year, and eventually (I hope) will stop altogether. My oncologist appointment isn’t for another three weeks (getting an appointment with any specialist in Northern Virginia is so difficult these days) so I won’t know the results for a while. Presumably, if the results are bad, I’ll hear about it in a day or two.

This afternoon was my first gastroenterologist appointment since late last year. The appointment was supposed to be a few weeks ago but got canceled (by them) due to some emergency. Sitting in the very crowded waiting room, Kathie and I overheard other patients talking and complaining about how long they had been waiting… some had been there an hour before us, and were being told that the wait could easily be another hour (for them… so two hours for us). We got up, rescheduled for a few weeks in the future and left. That’s the first time I’ve done something like that, but I guess it’s the first time in a long time that I’ve gone to a doctor when I’m not sick, and had that flexibility. Sure is nice!

In general, feeling very well, still feeling better than I have in the past 8 years or so!


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