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ConnieSW
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I had surgery in March and finished my 6 chemo treatments 2 weeks ago. I haven't had radiation yet. I was very anxious during the time between my biopsy and surgery but have been pretty ok since then. Today I got my appointment for my scan. (Sept.6) and will see my gyn/onc Sept. 12 for the results. I suspected the anxiety would return at this point and it sure has! I don't really have any questions at this point. I just need to cope. I suppose I just wanted to tell ladies who will understand.

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daisy366
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I'm approaching my 4th anniversary with Chester (my UPSC) and I share this journey with you! I'm dealing with a second recurrence and will have my scan on Sept 7 and see my doc on the 12th also. We will have to compare notes!!

All I can say is to try to stay in the moment and not get too far ahead of yourself with worry and anxiety - not an easy chore. I love and trust my medical team. I have practiced many alternative treatments and I encourage you to check into these and see if any will help you in any way.

Welcome here. We support each other with love and caring.

Hugs, Mary Ann

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ConnieSW
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Thankyou for your response and kindness, Mary Ann. You are one of the women on this site whom I feel I know because of all you have shared with us. I am rooting for you and will be keeping you in my thoughts as we go through our scans and followups in the next 2 weeks. I have supportive family and friends but nothing trumps "been there, done that.".

I am now looking into supplementary therapies. My daughter arranged for a massage for me-my first- and I can't believe how peaceful I felt afterwards. I am starting to feel stronger so intend to join a tai chi group. It is something I have long wanted to do but couldn't until I retired due to my work schedule. My area is limited in what is available but I hope to try meditation and will perhaps look into reiki.

Connie

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Fayard
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My prayers are with you that the PET scan comes back clean.
Love and hugs!

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ConnieSW
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Just finished my scan. Will be thinking about you tomorrow, Mary Ann.

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daisy366
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I got my blood work today. I can't wait to finish scan and then I will go to lunch at Panera and enjoy a nice soup and sandwich!!!! I'm going to take a diet break till I see my doc on Wed and get the "verdict".

Acupuncturist told me Tuesday that she could sense that my lymph system was "working very hard". I asked her if that was good or bad "hard" and she said she couldn't answer that and then my doctor will tell me who is winning. Darn - what the heck???

Trying to stay in the moment. Deep breathes...

Hope we both get good news next week. Take care. Mary Ann

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debrajo
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Fingers and toes crossed! Prayers going up! Best, Debrajo

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daisy366
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I'm waiting to hear about your results yesterday. What happened??

Mary Ann

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ConnieSW
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Thankyou for asking, Mary Ann. I got my first dance with NED and will continue to cherish each and every day.

I have been thinking about you all day. Hang in there. I need you.

Connie

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daisy366
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Yes, that dance is sweet. Enjoy!!! and may it be forever long.

Mary Ann

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Ro10
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Enjoy the dance with NED. May it be a very very long dance. In peace and caring.

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Fayard
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I will be praying and thinking about you both tomorrow.

Buena suerte!

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