Soooooo, here it is Wednesday and I’m just now posting for the first time this week. Oops!
I actually started a post on Monday after I got home from my long run (10 miles), but got called away to do something else and there my post sat-unfinished and alone until I finally got home at 845 that night from Katie’s gymnastics class. I was totally exhausted and out of inspiration so I just did the necessities [Sorry!] and fell into bed around 10.
Yesterday was more of the same, except it didn’t involve a run but DID involve a trip to PB with the hubs and a lunch date. I love him. We are giddy-happy together. Especially yesterday. I promise I will fill you all in, in a few days.
Patience, people, patience. I know-it’s not my strong suit either.
So back to Wednesday. Today has involved:
- a big cup of coffee,
- an even BIGGER load of laundry,
- a 5-mile run on a tender ankle ,
- some Jillian for strength-and our BONE HEALTH, GIRLS!,
- some office work,
- and eating my weight in watermelon.
You may remember from this post, that at my last check-up with my oncologist, which went great, I mentioned about getting a new body scan. I haven’t had any scans (other than mammograms and breast MRIs) since before treatment began and I feel like I really need to SEE that I am still in remission and cancer-free. Even though my dr doesn’t not necessarily feel like there is any indications to order such a scan, he obliged and ordered a PET scan for me anyway. We heart him.
SO, Friday is scan day. I’ve been looking over the details because I’ve never had a PET scan before. CT scans, bone scans, MRIs, mammograms- YES…but no PET scan. I’m going to consult with Tiffany before Friday and get more details from her, but I noticed on my sheet that I am to eat a low-carb diet the day before the scan.
WHAT?? I’ll STARVE!!
I am marathon runner! Carbs are my life!! Everything I eat has carbs. Not to mention that on the couple of times I have tried a low-carb type diet in the past [I mean WAY PAST here, y’all] I was not a pleasant person to be around. It was brutal. Oooh-weee! So I’m trying to get my mind thinking about what I’m going to eat tomorrow that’s not high sugar/carbs. Of course I’m over-acting this…I’ll manage. But still!
But I did notice one big bright spot to the whole test process- other than it showing that I am still in remission of course. Check this out:
Do you see what I see??!!
“…rest quietly for 45-60 minutes…”
Oh yeah, I can totally do low carb for this. A PET scan may be a busy momma’s dream. I’ll let you know!
And the mammogram is well, routine. I’ve had plenty and since I still have my boobies, I’ll have many many more.
LADIES, DO NOT DISREGARD THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING YOUR MAMMOGRAMS. They save lives. Period. What are you waiting for?? A quick and simple test to ensure that you have healthy TA~TAs is so worth it.
I personally am still laughing after watching this:
I mean, really, if Jack Black can do it so can you.
Have an awesome day, guys.