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So I’ve been admitted to Emory University Hospital.

They’re needing to do a bone marrow biopsy, echo cardiogram, full body CT (I think CT)* scan, and larger surgical biopsy of the tumor. The doctor thinks I’ll need to be hospitalized through this week. Hopefully I’ll be out by the weekend.

Also, they gave me morphine. I thought the morphine would totally annihilate my pain, but it’s not. Although I care less about the amount of pain I’m in. That’s kinda progress.

[*Edit: After talking to a couple doctors here, clarified it isn't going to be a full-body CT scan but a PET scan.]

Originally published at EugieFoster.com. You can comment here or there.

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On October 22nd, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC), horace_hamster commented:
Sending good-karma wishes your way.
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On October 23rd, 2013 01:54 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie.
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On October 22nd, 2013 10:40 pm (UTC), jaylake commented:
Ah, me. Good luck.

I suspect you're getting a CT, but you may be getting an MRI as well. If I were you, I'd ask for PET. Email me if you want my layman's explanation of the difference from a patient perspective.
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On October 23rd, 2013 01:54 am (UTC), eugie replied:
After talking to more doctors, we've clarified that he full body scan will indeed be a PET scan vs a CT. Yay?
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On October 23rd, 2013 02:10 am (UTC), jaylake replied:
Based on my own baseline of experience as a cancer patient, a PET makes a lot of sense.

My description of my first PET is at the following link. In a weird way, they're kind of fun and somewhat relaxing.

http://jaylake.livejournal.com/1805129.html

(The burning in my shoulders I mention in that post had nothing to do with the PET, but was rather a function of a then-undiagnosed joint adhesion which was later addressed successfully with physical therapy.)
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On October 22nd, 2013 11:56 pm (UTC), queenoftheskies commented:
Sending many good wishes and hopes that you're well soon.
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On October 23rd, 2013 01:55 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Thank you. *hug*
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On October 23rd, 2013 01:12 am (UTC), nwhyte commented:
Best of luck.
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On October 23rd, 2013 01:56 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, hon. <3
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On October 23rd, 2013 03:11 am (UTC), lovelylotus commented:
We are thinking of you every day and wish you the best during this time. Please let Hugme or I know if there is anything we can do. *hugs* and Best wishes!
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On October 23rd, 2013 03:46 am (UTC), gillpolack commented:
Thinking of you and sending lots of thoughts your way.
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On October 23rd, 2013 05:12 am (UTC), threeoutside commented:
I'll be sending good thoughts your way tomorrow and every day. May the scans, et al, go well!
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On October 23rd, 2013 08:29 pm (UTC), wolflady26 commented:
Best wishes and hopes for the best possible outcome!
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