2:00 p.m. (approx)
We have arrived. It’s warm and humid here. Not sure I like that too much! And before you cold weather haters say a word, I have UNO lung! High humidity and heat are no good for breathing! You were all about to yell at me…..discriminating against singular lung people!
Mine is a PET/CT scan with contrast. With that said, I have my wonderful contrast drink to consume, then radiotracer injection, and then the scan at approximately 430pm.
Love all of the texts, phone calls, and messages from all of you, and most importantly, the prayers. I am a blessed man, a truly blessed man to have such amazing people in my life.
No need to stalk Andrea and I much tonight. You all have the night off. Except for praying. Please pray for me to be unremarkable (never thought I would say that!) There won’t be any news until at least 11am tomorrow morning.
We love you, so much, for helping us carry this weight. We love you for your kind words and passion for life. We love you for taking care of your own lives in such a way that people can see what a wonderful world we live in. We love you for being with us through almost 5 years of fighting cancer all the while understanding that life still needs to be lived – some times it is hard, but it is always worth pushing through the pain, tears, and heartache to live another day with the life God has blessed me with.
We love you for being you. Thank you for being an extension of my amazing family.
9:00 a.m. (approx)
On the plane to Houston. Nothing more enjoyable, besides being cancer free, than to turn on my phone when landing and getting a plethora of texts, voicemails, emails, and messages. I love you all. I truly do. I share our story and journey for many reasons, but having you share your lives right back is close to the top of the list!
And I’m so hungry! I’m going all out for this test. They say fast for at least 6 hours – I’m fasting for 12 (you want the cells to be hungry for the glucose radiotracer). They wanted me on a high protein diet. Water and protein powder twice yesterday, and once today. Lots of chicken and no carbs. We are going to seek out and destroy these little critters (if they are there, of course!)
Please continue to pray for God’s healing hand and mercy.
We love you all so very much. Have an amazing day!
PET scan prep is at 130pm;
PET injection is at 3pm;
PET scan itself is at 4pm.
Consult with Dr. Ravi is tomorrow (Thursday) at 1030am.
All times are Central. Thank you for coming before God with us.
Thank you for being you, and thank you for making my world, our world, an amazing place to live. We are all in this together, and no problem is too big or small as long as we can stick together. Always remember that.