1.any domesticated or tamed animal that is kept as a companion and cared for affectionately.
2. a person especially cherished or indulged; favorite.
3.a thing particularly cherished.
In this instance I am going to go with definition number 3. In a week from today I am going back to Emory to have my follow up thing particularly cherished Scan. I have been a pet lover my entire life because a pet can bring so much joy and life to someone. So a PET scan will be no different come next Tuesday when I am sitting in that same stupid patient room that has a horrific melanoma poster, next to one of those one-word posters like, Attitude or Preserverance, and then a butterfly painted on the ceiling(I stare at all 3 and get confused). But when the doctor or nurse can come in and say everything looks great, it brings joy and life in every meaning of the word. So I look forward to getting a thing particularly cherished scan next week. I am thankful for all of the prayers and keep them coming. Go Dawgs.