When I was at the doctor's office yesterday he told me that he would order another PET scan in September. And then he said, "If the insurance company doesn't approve another PET scan, then we will do a CT scan and chest x-ray." He said that my insurance company sometimes doesn't approve another PET scan at this point.
It is hard for me to fathom that a follow-up PET scan at six months for someone who had a diagnosis of stage 3 cancer would not be approved, but I'm sure my oncologist has seen this happen before. I would really prefer to have a PET scan in September. The machine they use at Memorial Hermann Radiation Center is the most accurate machine out there and the test is targeted to find cancer cells.
So, this is where you come in! Please begin to pray now that my insurance company will approve a PET scan in September when they are contacted for that approval. Thank you!
Update on Tony:
Many of you have been praying for my friend, Tony, for several months. Mark and I had the pleasure of visiting with Tony and his wife, Debbie, last Friday. Tony continues to take part in a medical study for treatment of his cancer. He has had positive results as far as the shrinking of most of his tumors, however the side effects have been pretty rough on Tony. He continues to lose weight. He is in pretty constant pain. On Monday he was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in his leg. While physically he is struggling, emotionally and spiritually he is doing well. He is hoping and trusting in the Lord and depending on Him for strength and perseverance. Tony and Debbie thank you for your prayers and ask you to please keep praying for Tony's healing.