The day Adam got diagnosed was October 3, 2011.
October 3, 2011 was a rainy day.
Much like today.
That's how I knew it wouldn't be good news.
The oncologist we have been seeing at least once a month for the past 5 months came into the room a little sheepish.
He asked Adam how he had been feeling and if he had any lasting side effects from chemo so far since it has been six weeks since Adam's last treatment.
He was curious about his back pain and if he always had back pain or if he noticed anything new.
I sat silently, ready to vomit from anxiety, in the corner just listening.
For today was scan result day.
The oncologist said this,
"You know Adam this is really wierd, alright?"
In my mind I'm thinking...FABULOUS.
He continues to tell us that the tumors that were on the CT scan when he was first diagnosed back in October were still there and still the same size.
Then, the weird part, he said that he had 3 additional swollen lymph nodes on the back of his stomach by his spine that were not on the scan back in October.
Yes, new ones.
Adam did some blood work and there were no signs of cancer in his blood.
YAY, REMISSION, right??
We hope so!
The oncologist talked with a urologist and the radiologist.
None of them knew why the lymph nodes were on this new scan but weren't on the one 5 months ago.
Because the blood work show's that there isn't any cancer, it's leading them to believe that these lymph nodes are benign.
Long story short,
Adam is getting another PET scan and then we are meeting with the surgeon to discuss our options.
They want to do surgery to take them out and test them to see what's going on because not one, not two, but THREE trained professionals don't have an explanation.
From what little information the oncologist told us, the surgery won't be very fun being so close to his spine and having the lymph nodes be so tedious to remove.
If he doesn't do surgery, they will grow and cause problems later on.
I'm just as numb as October 3, 2011.