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jimwins
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This afternoon is CT Scan, port flush, blood work
and visit with the oncologist. I'm so "excited".

Actually, I experienced some anxiety and
spent most of the night watching TV and surfing the net
until I could finally sleep (yawn). I guess I wasn't so good
at being positive but I'm okay now ☺.

Hugs are welcome :).

Jim

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dixiegirl
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Cyber hug headed your way! Take a deep breath, you'll come through with flying colors!

miss maggie
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`Dear Jim,

I understand so completely. Sending you extra hugs and prayers your way. I'm scheduled
for a scan possibly late July or August. I am just sitting here thinking about it. So
scared what they will find? I haven't had a scan for just over a year.

Love Maggie

cbpgill26
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Yeah, I got a package from MD Anderson yesterday with a schedule for five days of every test known to man. I was having a medium type anxious day then the thoughts of what they will find freaked me out. I already have myself on each x-ray table. Hated the appt. they called staging. I am only out one chemo next the 22. Suffering sour throat and tongue from hell. Anyone have that? I am doing the lidocaine gargle. Must go back today to see them again because of it. Whoa, another tiring, long day. I pray for us all miss maggie.

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COBRA666
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Jim,
Be thinking about you man. I know the anxiety that goes with the scan. What if this and what if that syndrone. I go to the hospital the next day and get my readings.I go for mine pretty soon too. Within the next week as a matter of fact. I can't wait to get my "BLOOK WORD" done LOL. John

cbpgill26
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Experienced my first big drop in blook work (white cells.) Scares the socks off of me. Oh, to pray to get through this. Nurse said mine are ditching rapidly. Oh Good! Hair going today. Hot here and ugh to a wig. Will fear ever not play a part in every lump, bump etc. I don't think so. Cure, lets go for the cure! Hugs.

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Hi Jim,
Hope everything goes well for you today!!! Will be thinking about you, sending you a ((HUGE HUG))) and positive thoughts! Take care

Sincerely,
Liz

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Hi Jim,
Keep thinking positive thoughts that all will be good! I did the same thing the night before my scan and was sooooo tired sitting in the back room drinking that B-I-G bottle of water. I could have slept through my scan, except it doesn't take that long to complete. Good luck, and let us know what you find out. Fingers and toes crossed!...Sue
FNHL-2-3a-6/10)

cbpgill26
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Everything is crossed for you. lol Jim------------you have been such a help to me. I hear, All is OK> and see your smile of encouragement to others.

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onlytoday
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Jim,
Oh boy I get it. Had my CAT last week and have BMB Wednesday. I'm all over the place, can't concentrate on anything and am uncharacteristically short tempered.

So I get it. With you every step of the way. BIG HUG. :)

Donna

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allmost60
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Hi Donna,
I got a cold chill when you said your having a BMB done on Wednesday..UGH!!!! Does your doctor put you "out" for it? Gosh...I sure hope so. Isn't it crazy how anxious we get when all of these test come due? I get anxious just reading when everyone else is getting tests!! Sure wish there was an easier way for us to do it without the added stress. Take care friend and of course you will be in my prayers. Let us know your results.
Much love to you...Sue
(FNHL-2-3A-6/10)

cbpgill26
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I bawled until they said they would put me out for the Bone Marrow. They did and I will insist on it again. I am a coward where that is concerned but my doc's say. Oh, we have such a good technique here. Bull. Not on me. We are so radiated I wonder what is around the corner later. CT's so bad for you. MRI and Pet Scan not so much radiation. They talk about these tests like your trying out new sports cars each time. Want one to do a BMarrow wide awake an we will see. Still have a sore hip from the two I got in Houston. Sweaty Palms.

cbpgill26
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Prednisone made me miserable yesterday. Crying, angry and soooooooo unhealthy feeling. Hang in.

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If you don't feel some anxiety somethings wrong! lol Good luck Jim Happy dance in your future!

cbpgill26
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You guys are all sooooooooooo young. You will beat this stuff!!!!!!!!! Us old folks in 60's not optomistic for me. Hugs. Sore throat rearing its head. Like I had a Jalapeno fest. I hate them and chemicals. Have a good day my dear friends. My grandaughter told me to hang in she needs me to be around a long time. Teary time.

cbpgill26
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Yeah, I know all about being up anxious. I can feel your being awake out in the world with me. Tough nite of mouth washing with lidocane. Got one cup of coffee to go down not too painful but did a vicoden at 4 am. So tired of waking up nineteen times and being scared. I even did a couldn't catch my breath wake up last nite. Let me know how you are Jim. My soul is with you. I prayed for you this morning. Hugs from me.

cbpgill26
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Tons of them to you every way a hug can be delivered and may you be wrapped in healing hands during this process.

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catwink22
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Hey Jim!
Hope your scan went well and you get a clean bill of health! My granddaughter was crying the other day that she didn't want to go to the doctor and get a shot "cuz it will break her skeleton!" What a way to put it! I feel that pain literally especially with the BMB!
HUGS!!
Cat

harryoh
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hope all went well... scanxiety is expected so they say, but it doesn't make it any easier. Mine is Tuesday. Positive vibes coming your way...

((HUG))

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jimwins
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Hi Harry,

Best wishes for you too. Hope things went well today.
I love "scanxiety" (not the feeling but the "word").

Hugs and positive thoughts,

Jim
DX: DLBL 4/2011, Chemo completed 10/2011, currently in remission. :)

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jimwins
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CT results were good - still NED (no evidence detected).
John, my "blook word" was good for post chemo - some levels
were low but the oncologist says I'm doing great.

Thank you all for your good wishes and cyber hugs.
I have no doubt they helped!

I made another post requesting you all to use
your "chemo brains" to help come up with some
happy dances!

Jim

po18guy
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Great news! Time for some peace of mind.

Yet, instead of anxiety, how about anticipating clean scans? How else to put a positive spin on the procedure? Of course, this must be done with a sober realization in the back of the mind that the scans might not be clean. My first post-chemo scan was dirty, and I was in no condition to receive additional chemo. It dropped my prognosis from poor to very poor. Yet, that was over three years ago. The worst that can happen with follow-up scans is that you have early warning and doctor can formulate a plan to combat it. Sometimes, the positive is a little difficult to see, but it is always there. All the best to you.

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Jim,

I was at about where you are today, clinically, two years ago. My oncologist told me at the end of chemo that I very likely would never see the disease again, and ordered my port removed immediatley. I had a very indolent strain, which he said very likely would not re-occur. I had two routine CT tests, and after that he has kept me on extensive blood tests once every six months, with no furter CTs. All has been quite well since.

It is now like I never had the "Big C." I know that is hard to imagine, but many get fortunate and just have success. I almost feel guilty. My point to you is that the day will come when the follow-ups are no longer scarry, at least for many individuals. I share what I can, since I suppose that my perspective is from a slightly different vantage point from most of the folks writing here. May all be blessed.

Max

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jimwins
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Thanks Max for responding. I think it's great you are participating
here!

Dum Spiro Spero - South Carolina ☺.
I'm in NC myself.

I do read the profiles :).

Hugs,

Jim

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