Jun 01, 2012 - 9:45 am
Those of you who have to have scans every few months---how do you handle it emotionally? I’m having my first scans since surgery on Monday and it’s SO scary.
History: had stage II breast cancer, surgery, chemo 3 yrs ago; Feb had spinal MRI due to leg/back pain; discovered back problems and accidentally discovered 8.5 tumor on kidney; nephrectomy Feb 27th ; 2 mos later had back surgery to fuse 4 discs and healing well.
Due to the size of the kidney tumor, I have to have scans every 3 mos. How do you not freak out? I have my little bottle of Xanex when I need it, so that will help. Any suggestions on how to get through this? Denial? Alcohol? Binge eating? JK Seriously, do you just hope and concentrate on the best outcome? I feel like I have to start living my life in 3 month increments, depending on the outcome of scans.
Any suggestions would be helpful.