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.]
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.
(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.)