Jul 18, 2005 - 4:37 pm
Hello everybody. Today I went for my routine cat scan. Had one in February and came back normal. In August of last year I had one done and I went in crying. I don't know why but i boo-hooed for a while. Two days later, the nurse called me and told me they saw a mass in the same spot where the 1st tumor was. I just lost it. I had surgery to remove it and went thru radiation with flying colors. Started the Xeloda 500 mg and only side effects is the discoloration of the palms of my hands and soles of my feet. Today while I was taking the cat scan, I feel comfortable and relaxed and the tech said the doctor will contact me. While lying on the table, I prayed to God to let His will be done and whatever the outcome is I know He's be there to comfort me. God leaves us here for a reason. I'm always telling my testimony. If people get tired of hearing it, so be it but I know it's God's will for me to still be here. Does anybody on this site have problems when they are drawing blood? My veins are roly and sometimes they have a hard time finding them in my arms. They used a heating pad last year to find them. Does anybody here have a suggestion to find my veins easier? Any exercises? The poor tech tried on my right arm and nothing but the left one she found okay. After all the treatments and procedures that have been done to me over the last 2 1/2 years, I tense up when they draw blood. Any answers will be helpful. Thank you all and may God bless us.