I couldn't get a copy of the chest CT to post on Emmettville so will just have to go with a written report of the findings as Norda and I can remember them. I went in to the Radiology department at 11 am today and had the CT with IV contrast done and then had Dr. Richard Hopkins review the images with us plus compare today's findings with the previous two exams. On the first CT which was done after the jejunal polyp was found and before it was removed last November I had a nodule about 2 cm. in diameter in the outer aspect of the right lung. On the exam done after the first 12 chemotherapy treatments the nodule had gone down in size considerably but they also found a lot of blood clots throughout the lung (which were not producing any symptoms.) I started on a 6 month course of Coumadin blood thinners then and continued another 12 more infusions of chemotherapy. The exam today showed all of the blood clots to have disappeared. The tumor nodule is now just a small scar and the pneumonia in the left lung base with productive cough and fever that I have had recently is clearing. Dr. Ben-Jacob started me on 10 days of antibiotics a week ago yesterday but I may have to stay on something for a little longer depending on what he or Dr. Mike Stones recommends. I am feeling much better that I did last week and hope, now that the chemotherapy has been discontinued, that I will be able to regain some general strength and particularly build up some strength in my legs again. I will find out more as time goes on and will try to keep you updated.
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