Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The On-vel-oh-p Please!

And the wait continues... We thought today would hold some answers but our visit with Dr. Philip left us shrugging our shoulders. Evidently MRI tests were performed last week, not CT scans as Dr. Philip had requested because HealthPlus (here we go again) denied his request and only allowed for MRI's.
MRI's, CT's, PPO's, HMO's....what the heck?
From what was explained to me, is that MRI's are good for tissue issues, such as the brain and CT's are better for bone type issues.
Hmmmm so let's see is the spine a tissue or a bone?
So the MRI's did give us a better look as to what was there but not enough to tell if this is something (the big "C") to be concerned about. The MRI basically told us to get a better look at the area they label as T8-T9. This is doctor talk for the 8th & 9th vertebrae in the Thoracic Spine (Middle of back). So I will be headed back on the 16th for a CT scan of this area. Yippee! Dr. Philip didn't see to be alarmed by the MRI findings and said that they confirmed what the bone scan had found and we needed to make sure it isn't cancer by getting the CT scan. If the CT scan doesn't determine what it is, the next step is a biopsy. I should get the results of the CT scan the following Tuesday or Wednesday after I have it so as they say...the saga continues.
I have complete peace with this and that God has it all under control.
So if I could carry a tune I would sing this but since I can't I'll just type it:
And I'll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm.

Thank you Casting Crowns for these words.