On last report I told you how things were status quo for us: nodules in the lungs had no "significant" changes & there were no changes in the lesions on the spine. Initially dr said he would wait till next summer for further updates but after a routine checkup last month (blood work was all good) he decided to be on the safe side & wanted to look at the lungs now & the spine in Dec. Nurse called this a.m. & although there is no change in the lungs the CT did pick up a spot on the upper abdomen; internist contacted our oncologist & now a biopsy is on order. Bad news is that we have to wait til Nov 3rd as it seems there has to be quite a team of people to do this procedure & it took that long to get everybody needed on the same schedule. As anybody who has to go thru this knows, waiting is extremely hard. I always try to find a bright spot with things like this & for me the bright spot is that whatever this is, it was NOT there in the CT last Feb so at least whatever this is, we have found it early. And I may be trying to stretch the bright spot with this one--but ALL of his previous biopsies from prostate (they were so sure it was cancer) to the bone biopsy of spine (they thought it was stage 4)--everything has come back negative! The scary part is that DH has been having some stomach issues these past few wks which we have attributed to his severe Crohn's but the last Remicade treatment in Sept did not seem to help very much & his next treatment is not til Nov 7. We are both nervous & will be on edge til we get the results but we will try to stay positive. Iowa City said last Jan that he did not have cancer yet but they expect the spinal lesions to become cancer. Apparently some people develop "pre-cancer" spots & although cancer can develop directly in the spine it usually comes from another source. We seem to live on the edge waiting for the other shoe to drop--I'm just not ready for that shoe to drop yet. If it does, I hope to have the strength that Mariposa does. Will keep my crusie addict family updated when we get the results.