We started out by me going to the Coumadin clinic and checking my INR levels. I already knew that they were down. I found that out at in the ER on Sunday. The surprising thing to the nurse in the clinic is that no one made the adjustment in my dosage at the hospital. I had called and left a message on Monday, but the phones were messed up in the clinic, as were the computers. The important thing is that the adjustments have now been made.
After the Coumadin clinic, it was over to the lab at IHC for Ford's weekly blood draw. Since we have been going there almost every week for about eight months, most everyone says hello to us and wishes Ford well. The lab techs are excellent.
Then we headed up to SLC and the Huntsman Cancer Institute for Ford's PET scan.
The PET scan went well. It just takes a long time. It is about a three hour test with the first hour spent getting the IV connected and letting the dye do its thing.
When Ford was done, we took our chances and went over to see the scheduler (A'lisha) for Dr. Glenn and asked if there were any openings earlier than next Tuesday. She right off said that she doubted it, but as she scanned her computer found an opening on Thursday, early afternoon. We took it. So we go today to find out the results of Ford's tests.
Since this seems to be the week to spend at different doctors and clinics, Ford will also stop in this morning to see his dermatologist. Apparently, Ford's risk of having melanoma increases after having the lymphoma and chemo, so this is a routine check to make sure nothing new has come up.
We will post the results of what we find out today when we can.
“How might we have joy in our lives, despite all that we may face? Again from the scriptures: ‘Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you.’ ”
Thomas S. Monson, “Be of Good Cheer,” Ensign, May 2009, 89.