Scintigraphy

Scintigraphy. A new word I learned today.

“Skeletal scintigraphy helps to diagnose and evaluate a variety of bone diseases and conditions using small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers that are injected into the bloodstream. The radiotracer travels through the area being examined and gives off radiation in the form of gamma rays which are detected by a special gamma camera and a computer to create images of your bones.” (radiologyinfo.org)

In other words, I had a bone scan. They injected me with some radiation (didn’t know it was gamma rays! HULK SMASH) then I had to wait about 3 hours for it to settle so it would show up on the scan. The main goal is for them not to see any spots on the bones. It is common for certain cancers including prostate cancer to spread to bones, especially in the pelvic region. If it ends up somewhere else other than the original tumor location it is said to have metastasized. So, if it were to show up in the bones it would be called metastatic prostate cancer.

Three more days until I find the results. More of the waiting game.

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The “C” word

This is my inspiration

August 1, 2011

May 21, 2021

Almost 10 years in between the two dates. The first one is the day I heard “well, it’s cancer.” The second is the day I heard “it looks like it’s back. We need to start radiation.”

I’ve been preparing for this day since 2011 thanks to the advice of my doctor. At least I listed to him on this matter. 

I’m not sure when the radiation will start. But there will be 40 sessions over 8 weeks. I should know the schedule in about a week. I’ll be sharing my journey here if you care to follow along.

The picture above is why I’m doing it and not giving up. We’re not perfect beings but we serve a perfect God who is the Great Physician.

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It won’t happen again in our lifetime

A moment in time.

A moment in time.

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You could probably write it another way and get a similar result on a different day at a different time.

The point is that these moments are here for . . . well . . . a moment.

They can last a lifetime or they can pass with the wind.

They can be loud words or silent actions.

Whatever they are, don’t waste them. Every moment counts.

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Credibility

Can you believe it?

Does this word even have a meaning in today’s society?

You have a situation that comes up and instead of handling it with truth, you decide it’s better to fabricate a story about the legitimacy of the event in order to make the need seem more urgent than the priorities already established.

In other words, you lied.

Where did you learn that skill? And when did it become common practice for you? Have you fine tuned your delivery so it becomes flawless?

And do you no longer have a sense of morality that guides you?

Yeah. I’ve lied before too. Doesn’t mean I can’t teach others about integrity.

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What have you volunteered to do?

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A great way to humble yourself and serve others is to give away something that is valuable.

There is one thing we all have that is equal. And that is time.

But some value it more than others. Yet we all have an equal amount. And if time was traded on the commodities market, it probably would not fetch a high price because economic laws of scarcity wouldn’t apply. It can’t be banked to use at a later date so supply and demand principles don’t have any rule.

Yet we seem to waste time, spend time and try to stop time. There’s time out, time’s up and overtime. Time can fly, crawl and even seem to stand still.

We long to build a time machine for time travel to a time long ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Do we have what it takes to give away our time for nothing in return?

I had the pleasure of serving as a volunteer recently for Leadercast. A one-day event in Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of sites around the world, leaders from the business world, religious figures and political influencers share their experiences to help you become a better leader.

I expected nothing in return. Yet I came away with so much more. New friendships, new experiences, new opportunities to serve others.

Most importantly, I didn’t worry about time.

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Hello world!

Whaddya know? Another blog.

Random. Insightful. Hilarious in my own mind.

That’s me and my blog. It could be about me, my family, my job, my church. The possibilities are endless.

You can read, comment or press the delete button anytime it pops up in your view.  No offense taken.

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