April 18,2013 The methotrexate must be working. I still have swollen hand joints. I still have pain that goes from a 3 to an 8 on a pain scale of 10. However, I am walking my dog, doing yoga daily and am functional. I have bad days and great days. I know both will happen. My health goals are to avoid joint damage and to optimize the functioning of this body that has serve me well over the years. My chest CT scan results came back. They are posted on My Chart with my health care program. I don’t know what the results mean and I haven’t been called by my doctor. I see that I do have nodules on my lungs and also on my thyroid. (A biopsy of my thyroid turned out to be thyroid cancer.) I have some atelectasis in my left lung.
April 13, 2013 I had my chest CT Scan yesterday. I put on a patient gown. An IV was started after the tech asked me a series of questions. The machine is like the ones in the movies. When the dye was injected, I could feel it in my groin although the IV was in my arm. There was a strange feeling associated with it. Most simply: I felt a loss of control. My concern was in passing out. I didn’t. I felt a little light headed after but was able to drive back to work.