While I am packing my bag to check out of the Vancouver hotel room, my phone beeps … I have an email … I see it is from the Diagnostics Centre; they are sending a copy of the results of my pet scan.
I don't realize that I as well as the naturopath would receive a copy, so I finish packing and check out before using the lobby internet to read my report.
The moment I have been waiting for has arrived. I read the report, and I read AGAIN, and I read it again ...
Sooo, here it is everyone…
PROCEDURE: FDG/PET TUMOUR SURVEY
INDICATION: Lobular breast carcinoma
TECHNIQUE: 389 MBq of FDG was administered intravenously following a six-hour fast and informed consent. Prior to injection, blood glucose level was 5.3 mmol/L. Approximately one hour post-injection, low mA non-contrast CT and co-registered emission PET images were obtained from the base of the brain to the proximal thigh.
PETCT FINDINGS: A normal biodistribution of activity is present throughout the whole body as imaged from the skull base to the midthigh. Specific there is no increased activity present involving the left breast. No increased metabolic activity is present involving the liver, or solid intra-abdominal organs with note made of hysterectomy.
The bony structures are within normal limits for age.
No pulmonary nodules are present.
No worrisome axillary FDG avid adenopathy is present.
IMPRESSION: Unremarkable PETCT scan of the body. Specifically no FDG avid lesions identified involving the left breast, axilla, or internal mammary lymph node chains.
Electronically Signed by:
EXAMINATION DATE: Aug. 21, 2013 TRANSCRIPTION DATE: Aug. 22, 2013
The first phone call is to my mom, and many are to follow.
I can’t think of the right words to describe the moment I get proof via medical techniques, after choosing naturopathic treatment ... doesn't it seem obvious that we would all benefit if the medical establishment and the natural healers worked together?
Since we, the people here in Canada, are blessed enough to have medicare, then we the people should also take some responsibility for the chaos of our health system and the state of our health. We are what we eat!
Right now , I feel humbled about everything in my life.