Wednesday, 11 January 2012

CT Scan Results

Went into hospital today for the results of the CT scan. Dr Soe was very happy, smiley, bouncy and told me that my bones were clear. However, there was a visible line on my sacram which is the triangular shaped bone at the bottom of your spine which slots into the pelvis.

He explained that cancer shows up as "spots" on the bones, or a cluster of spots and rarely in a line. The line indicates a fracture and he asked whether I had had an accident.

I have had a problem with that side of my back since I was young so anything could have caused it, indeed I have had many falls off horses in my time. Chemotherapy and hormone therapy plus my rush into exercise post treatment has probably aggrivated the problem.

Sadly, there is no treatment for a fracture in this part of the spine but at least I will be able to go to the orthopedic section fore armed and ask them for a plan for me to get back to my old activities such as running, horse riding and walking.

No wonder I have been in so much pain! So much for having a high pain threshold, certainly doesnt do you any favours. BUT its not cancer!

3 comments:

  1. MARJORIE & RON11 January 2012 at 10:56

    EXCELLENT NEWS - - JUST WHAT WE ALL WANTED TO HEAR SARA !!!!! SO VERY PLEASED FOR YOU !!!

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  2. Glad, glad, glad, jumping around, dancing glad that there are no signs of cancer!! woot!!

    All I can think is .. did someone step on a crack and break his mother's back????? :)

    Just knowing what this is means so much...and may your doctor find something to prescribe or find some way to treat this that gets you back in that saddle!! xo

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  3. That must be such a relief Sara -so pleased for you-at least now they know what they are treating x

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