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RO: thinking of you on 'scan' day, sending positive vibes & prayers your way!

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lindaprocopio
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I know this is your scan day, always anxiety-ridden. ((((Ro)))). Try to be at peace; it is what it is; and sometimes a scan can produce WONDERFUL news. And if not, at least it provides information to make a plan. But know that I am thinking of you and holding you in prayer today.

paris11
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Ro,

Me too, and, I am sure all of us.

Connie

nempark
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Breathe, Breathe, I am breathing for you. June

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I had the scan this morning. I will try to pick up the results on Wednesday from Medical Records. My doctor's appointment is not until next Tuesday, so I will pick up the results and be prepared for the appointment.

Unfortunately my port would not give blood again. It has only been 11 days since they used the activase. So they could not use the port for the scan. The port flushes fine, but will not give blood. The tip of the catheter is in the right atrium ( the upper heart chamber), so why it won't give blood I don't understand. How frustrating. That will be one of my questions when I see the doctor. What to do about the port?????????

I am hoping for good results from the scan. As always I do not have any symptoms, so am hoping that means good news. I know from Linda's experiences though, that does not always mean anything. I have never had any symptoms before either.

Thanks for you thoughts and positive vibes. I appreciate them. In peace and caring.

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Double Whammy
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for the all clear on your scan. I have no clue about your port, but I bet the oncologist will have something to say when you see him/her.

Suzanne

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Praying for you, sweetie. Hope all is well. Norma

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daisy366
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Just a thought: I have the regular port. They told me that they cannot use for scans because it might get clogged. Do you think yours might be affected this way????

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please add my thoughts and very best wishes for a clear scan to all the other voices here. keep us posted.

re: port: after about two years, my "power port" also became very erratic. sometimes it would give blood, and others not. a nurse explained that there is some kind of build up that can and does happen, which clogs the port one way, kind of like a flap, so you can use the port for flushing, etc.,just not the other way around.

sisterhood,
maggie

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Kaleena
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Thinking of you and sending positive vibes yourway.

Kathy

HellieC
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Hi Ro
Thinking of you as you pick up those results and hoping for good ones! Your markers have been dropping so well, that I really hope they've gone all the way down this time.
Kindest wishes
Helen

california_artist
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Here's some strength to read the results and hoping for the best news possible, and long stress free life.

Love and warm hugs,

Claudia

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fuzzytrouble
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Hi Ro, I too wish you a great scan report, I wanted to let you know that I am going in tomorrow for a repositioning of my port catheter. It was suppose to be where yours is but mine started giving us problems with getting a blood draw too. Well, the ct scan yesterday showed that the catheter moved up to my jugular vein and it has a couple of blood clots at the end of it. I will let you know how things come out. I hope it doesn't hurt much, I am so tired of being poked by needles. Good luck on Tuesday I will be thinking of you.
Hugs from Oregon,
Sharon

Northwoodsgirl
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Hi Ro, I too am thinking positive thoughts for your scan report. Anxiety plus....
Regarding the port our bodies can make a fibrin sheath on the tip or end of the catheter. It becomes like a one way valve. Meaning it allows for infusion or flush but not for withdrawal of blood which has to be done prior to flushing or infusing to determine catheter patentcy. It the catheter of the port is plugged then there is a danger that when flushing or infusing with a pump under pressure that a piece of the fibrin sheath will break off and become like a clot or embolism which could block a vessel. It is common to have catheters build fibrin over time. The other thing that sometimes happens is that the tip of the catheter is positional meaning that the tip sucks up on the vessel wall when the nurse pulls or draws back with a sryinge. Sometimes if a person lies on their left side the catheter will move away from from the wall of the vessel. (if you know all of this just disregard...)
Lori

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Ro10
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The results are very encouraging. The lymph nodes they were watching have been reduced by 50 percent. They are talking about mm in size now rather than cm. These are all in chest area. The abdomen and pelvis are all clear. So I was happy with the results and hope that the doctor agrees when I see him on Tuesday. Thanks for all the positive thoughts. In peace and caring.

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Ro--I am so happy for you that you received such positive news. I've been among the women here who have been thinking of you and waiting for your report. A 50 percent reduction is a huge decrease. May you feel reassured. I expect that your doctor will share that feeling, too.

Jill

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upsofloating
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Less than a cm is very good news - that's a threshold I look for in my reports. Nothing else to note in report just makes the news better. 'A weight' off your shoulders as you 'await' your doctor's eval! Enjoy your weekend!
Annie

california_artist
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That is the best news. You must be so relieved. I think we will all breathe easier knowing you have had such great news.

Hugs and kisses, well you know,

claudia

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Kaleena
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I am so happy for you, Ro. its what we all wanted to hear. We will keep sending you positive thoughts and prayers.

Kathy

HellieC
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Looks like those scan results are confirming what the tumour markers were already hinting at. I am so pleased - it's such good news for you, Ro. I hope all goes well on Tuesday.
Thinking of you
Helen

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I know this is a thread about Ro - so first of all, I am really pleased, Ro, that you had such a good scan result. I have been following your posts for a while now and hoping for good news.
But I also wanted to say - Helen, you have a new photo! And you look great - looks like you are on holiday somewhere lovely as well. More hair too - it looks really good. I am not brave enough to put up a photo - but I am always very interested in everyone else's. Especially when a new one appears - Linda, if you are reading this, I liked yours very much as well (the Victorian tea one)
Have a great weekend everyone
Susan x

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jazzy1
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RO...that's the best news you could ever ask for. All the work with treatments is paying off and now you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Congrats!!!
Jan

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lindaprocopio
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(((RO)))!!!! What a great scan! I'm so very very happy and relieved for you! Lots of beutiful summer left to enjoy, secure in knowledge that you've beaten back the beast once again! GREAT NEWS!

PS: I agree. HELEN's new photo looks RADIENT!

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kkstef
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Ro, I am soooo happy for you! We all love to hear such good news! Take a deep breath,smile, and move on!! YIPPEE!

Karen

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barb55
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I'm so glad Ro. Sending everyone here good vibes.
Peace and love, Barb

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I am so happy for you. Whew, now the waiting is over. I hate waiting to take the test and then having to wait for the results.
Hugs from Oregon,
Sharon

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Double Whammy
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I'm so happy for you, Ro. Do you have any more chemo rounds left to do?

And Helen, love your new picture! Actually, all of your photos have been good . . .

(my hair still looks about the same, just a little longer. Onc says it could be from the chemo or the Arimidex, or , . . . )

Suzanne

HellieC
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Off topic, I know but thanks for all your comments. Pic was taken on a cruise from England to Norway and Scotland. We had a great time. It was a Holland America ship and we shared a table with a lovely couple from Baltimore. Ridiculous though it sounds, but I have just had to get a haircut to get rid of all the fluffy bits!
Ro - hope this latest scan means that you can have a chemo break really soon!
Kindest thoughts
Helen

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daisy366
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Great news Ro!!!! May the Force continue to be with you.

Also LOVE pix, Helen. I think your smile is wonderful.

Mary Ann

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