Until then, I estimate that I will discover 4 red spots, 3 sore bones, 2 lumps, and 1 headache. Because that's how it is in the interim between Scan and Results. You can be as healthy as I have been for three months now, but when you're waiting for PET scan results it doesn't matter. You rediscover all sorts of relatively normal blemishes, aches, and pains, and you wonder if they will result in suspicious spots on the PET scan. Remember, suspicious spots on the PET scan are indicative of elevated metabolic activity, which is indicative of cancer.
My preferred outcomes are ranked as follows:
1) No suspicious spots at all
2) Suspicious spots that we keep tabs on until the next PET scan
3) Suspicious spot that requires a biopsy
4) Suspicious spot and biopsy that indicate cancer
I suppose you could have inferred all of that, but it was therapeutic to do the rankings.
Now I'm off to work. I don't have any meetings today so I think I'm going to keep the stretchy pants on. Bold move, I know, but today I don't care. Wearing comfy clothes might help me feel more relaxed.