On January 24th my surgeon requested that I get a CT scan. He really did not want to take out my lymph nodes so he thought that if my lymph nodes showed up as the exact same size as they were in the original CT scan last August, he could do the mastectomy and not put me through the nerve pain and possible arm swelling. So I got a CT scan that was otherwise would not have been scheduled. Today I saw my doctor for a follow up and the CT scan could be a game changer. It showed two things.The CT scan showed that the lymph nodes had no enlargement, which means that the chemotherapy worked well on the nodes as they were originally slightly enlarged. Normally that would mean that the surgeon needs to go ahead and remove the lymph nodes as a smaller size shows they were right to believe the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes under my arm. But there was something else that showed up on the CT scan that may change everything. The report found “several regions of slight sclerosis at vertebral body and including D 3 and D 11”. Today my doctor told me that it is his best guess that this is a spread of the cancer to my spine. He has requested that I have a bone scan tomorrow (Tuesday) and then see him again on Wednesday for the results. The bone scan will either confirm the spread of cancer or take away our fears. If the cancer has spread, it will take a miracle for me to have a cure since breast cancer that has spread to a distant site is not curable. If you remember me in your prayers, please pray that the areas that they found on my spine will not show up on the bone scan as cancer and that my treatment can go ahead as planned. In cases where the cancer has spread to the bones, the removal of the lymph nodes may be unnecessary, and the doctors would have to decide on whether a mastectomy would be helpful at this time. I am in God’s hands and while I may be surprised what was found on the CT scan, God was not. He is still Sovereign and in control, and I bow to His will for me.