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I'm Carole, living in London, happily married and mum to two amazing boys.I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Rectal Cancer in April 2010. Surgery took place in November 2010 and I now have a permanent colostomy...Spinal mets were then diagnosed in October 2011...In January 2012 I was told of further spread to the hip area (multiple lesions)..My life expectancy is now 6-9 months. Walk alongside me on the last part of my experience with this..

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Bone Scan........


Today I had the much waited for, and needed, bone scan. Firstly they inject you with some nuclear material then you sit around and wait for about 3.5 hours for this to do it's work.
After that they take tons of pictures using this state of the art machine (thank you Philips) which will show if there are any 'hot-spots' in the bones.

Now I've just got to wait for the results - which the very nice Bone scan man said would be done 'asap' for me.

Fingers crossed for the best possible outcome :)

Bone scan man was very helpful and explained everything fully. He let me see the scan picture on the PC afterwards which was really interesting.
I stood staring at it, studying it for a while and he asked 'What are you thinking?'...I replied 'It's weird, I'm looking at future history....at some point in the future someone may dig up my bones and this is what they'll see...this is my mark on the world, this bunch of bones'......

Just to add, this picture above isn't REALLY me - this is just an example of what you see after a bone scan....:)

Much luv


  1. Carole,
    I'm glad you had a good experience with your bone scan. I have my fingers crossed that you get the results back quickly and that there is some good news in it for you.

  2. Dearest Friend,

    Another step in this journey we are taking, another prayer, more hope that all is okay.

    Remember that we are all there with you and for you!

    It's surprising how inspiring
    It is to see you shining :-)

    Much Love

    Tony xx

  3. Hi Carole,
    Keeping my fingers crossed for some speedy good news for you.
    Paula xx

  4. Here's hoping you get good results. How long were you radioactive for!?

  5. Hi Carole,
    I am with Tony on this!
    Hope you get the results soon, and they are the ones that you want! All good news!
    Hugs and stuff!!
    x x x

  6. Blimey, you've lost weight since I saw you in the summer hols!...:-))

    Been thinking about ya today.

    Oh and by the way, you're so much more than a bunch of bones... There are people all over the world (including Northumberland) with our Dizzie in their hearts - now THAT's what I call a mark.

    Just thought you needed to be reminded about that. :-)

    love Lisa xxxx

  7. You're "lovely bones"
    I'm "lazy bones"
    Hope the scan had some useful results with the best outcome xxx

  8. Radioactive!? Your going to go all spiderwoman on us...though that did require a radioactive SPIDER...without the spider...your just a woman...not spiderwoman....this thought process is not doing any good.

    Any signs of superpowers and I swear it, I'm next with the bone scanning.

    Hope the results are the best they can be xx

  9. Best wishes Carole, I hope all these positive vibes from your friends is boosting your morale.

    Here's hoping for the best results possible :) xxx

  10. Thank you all, as always, for the lovely comments...

    You all make it just that bit easier

    Much luv xx X xx

  11. Thinking of you Carole, love Alice xxx