After an early April catscan revealed some change in the lymph nodes in the same area of her right lung, a petscan was ordered. The petscan is used to reveal cancerous cells by "lighting up" during the test. Mom had several that lit up.
She'll head down to Houston later this month for a biopsy and then we will see what lies ahead. The last time she had this procedure done her lung collapsed and she spent a couple days in the hospital. It's likely to happen again according to her doctor.
So it looks like the road will get bumpy for Ma Duck and the rest of us. Prayers, good thoughts, positive karma... whatever good energy you can provide will be appreciated as we begin this journey once again.
As my friend Josie says, "Cancer sucks."