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vinny59
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Saw my oncologist yesterday, to discuss Pet Scan hot spots.Three of the five spots are not able to be biopsied, because they are to close to major blood vessles. The only one they can get to ,is in my lower spine. They are also doing a full bone scan Monday, and a upper GI. She still believes that this should be orginating closer to where my cancer first started, not spread out as much as it is. Feeling very surreal at this point, I saw my script for the upper GI, it had reocurring on it.I just wish we can get the ball rolling and start whatever treatment needs to be done........my Dad's oncolgist always said if it looks like cancer and smells like cancer, it's usually cancer....WELL PUT DONT YOU THINK!I know that she needs to be thorough,before she can come up with a treatment plan,like I said hurry up and wait..... thanks for the ear guys!

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Glenna M
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It does seem to take forever before the decisions are made and treatment is started but as you said "know that she needs to be thorough,before she can come up with a treatment plan" It's only natural for us to want the treatment ASAP so we can finally start battling this horrible disease.

Best wishes to you and your family.

Glenna

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vinny59
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Thanks so much for the best wishes, oh and your dog is so cute!

MarineE5
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Vinny,

My Dad was one of those people that didn't go to the Doctor's for any reason. He would take, any over the counter pain pill to get thru the day and then, finally end up in the Hopital.

One day, as I got older, I asked him why he was so stubborn about the Doctors.

His reply was, look at the sign hanging on the front of their buildings, it says "Practice" on it. So, in his mind, the Doctors didn't know what they were doing and were still Practicing on us all. He didn't want to be a test human as he would tell me : ).

My Best to You and Everyone Here

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vinny59
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thanks for the support....... MarineE5

MarineE5
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Vinny,

I can understand how you feel. The waiting is nerve racking at times. I'm sure your Oncologist wants to be right on target with her decisions.

My Dad's view of Doctors was not always pleasant. For some reason, I found his comment humous and never forgot it.

I hope all goes well for you on Monday. I recently had a Pet Scan and will get the results tomorow.

My Best to You and Everyone Here

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vinny59
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good luck to you too.... thanks again

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debbiejeanne
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vinny59, you are in my prayers. Try to be patient as you have a long, slow road ahead. Know that everyone here will be there for you. Please keep us posted as to how you are doing. Good luck and God Bless,
Debbie

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