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First Scan since Stem Cell Transplant

coachmike
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As many of you know I had an auto stem cell transplant back in June. Today I head to my first scan since the transplant. I would be lying if I said that im not nervous and anxious. Many of you have been there for me through the procedure and I owe it to you to keep you informed of the results. Thank you all for your loving cares and prayers. I pray and hope that I receive good news, this has been a rough year...11 rounds of chemo and then a transplant. Looking for brighter days ahead. Thank you all!!!

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COBRA666
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Mike,
Just nervous huh. Well you're a better man than me. I would be having all kinds of stuff going thru my mind as I usually do before every scan. I am sure all will be fine. Just keep us up on what you find out. I checked your expressions page ,but did not see anything about your initial or on going diagnosis. Just wondering what it was.John

coachmike
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Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Stage 2

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That's a lot of treatment to go through.. the scan's gotta be squeaky clean by now! Best of luck coach!

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allmost60
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Hi Mike,
I'll be keeping positive thoughts for a clean scan report. Being nervous when scan time comes is a totally normal emotion, and most of us feel the same way...I sure do!.The idea that something might be going on in our body that we don't know about, is always lurking in the back of our minds. I hope as time passes and we all keep getting good results, our scan anxiety will be less scary. We can hope! Best wishes today, and let us know your results. Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)

KatMat
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Hope all goes well with your scan. I am sure it will!

Katie

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illead
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Hope things will only go uphill from here. Sounds like you are ready for a break. Bill and Becky

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jimwins
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Hey Mike,

I'm keeping you in my thoughts for great results!
You know you have friends here.

Hugs,

Jim

DadysGirl
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Wishing you clean best results

coachmike
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I am so grateful to you all for your prayers and well wishes. Tomorrow I meet with the onc and while they are optimistic I have to be somewhat realistic that i may not all be gone. Of course I want to have a clean scan and I pray that that will be the case. This waiting period has been rough but its almost over. Thank you again for all of your support!

PS DaddysGirl, so glad to hear from you. I still pray for you and your family.

carolp99
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Will say an additional prayer for you tonight that your results are positive.

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onlytoday
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Mike,
I am hoping and praying that today's meeting went well and that you got clean results on your scan.

I know the waiting must be so hard. I'm not so good at that either.

Big prayers,

Donna

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vinny59
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Only positive thoughts for a clean scan!!!! Vinny

coachmike
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Everyone first let me tell you how much I value your support and prayers. I am ecstatic to tell you that I got a clean scan today!!! No evidence of disease. Everything looks great and my lab levels are all completely normal. All Praises to our Heavenly Father. Thank you all so much for your love. You have been such a source of strength for me.

Coach Mike

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vinny59
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So awesome to hear Mike!! made my morning! Vinny

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jimwins
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That is wonderful news, Mike.

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for Coachmike

Hugs and happiness,

Jim

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Aaron
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That's so good to hear Mike, keep the clean scans coming!

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anliperez915
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Congratulations Mike,
Extremely HAPPY for you, you should definitely celebrate or do something nice for yourself. Thank God, take care and sending you positive thoughts. (((Hugs)))

Sincerely,
Liz

DadysGirl
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Very happy for you and your loved ones Mike. I just wish we could have celebrated my wonderful Dad's forthcoming scan following yours... Don't know how or what happened it was so unexpected... Yes sct had lots of possible compl. Including death 30% in my Dad's case but what happened after doc said did we just give him water even if that was the case there was nothing in his lungs or chest prior to sct... We miss Him soooo much and things still don't seem real it seems like a dream and just having real difficult times sometime and not a moment I don't think or pray for Him... He was loved by everyone that passed paths with him even for short time... It's unreal how a person can be liked so much by everyone... One day I hope I'll have the strength to share details of my Dad's last days... Wasn't great but had so many wonderful moments which makes me think He is happy now... Regards luv to everyone

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allmost60
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Hi DaddysGirl,
I'm so glad you were able to have some wonderful moments with your dad. Some people don't even get to be near loved ones when they pass away, as was the case with both my mom and dad. I wish so much I could have been by their side at the end. Anytime you need to talk or want to share your feelings, we will be here for you. God bless you...Sue
(FNHL-2-3a-6/10)

DadysGirl
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I'm so sorry you were not with them Sue. At the end whatever God has plans that is what takes place and we ca only do so much and I'm sure if I was not meant to be around my Dad I wouldn't have been around 24 hrs with him for so many months now... He will still be with me 24 hrs a day till I take my last breath... My grandfather passed away when my Dad was 40 days old and yet my Dad was a wonderful Dad and a human being... When I mentioned moments I meant moments like ... We believe before ones passing, one sees it's place in the other world and they will react according to it... He was not responsive or talking was looking but not really looking toward the end and yet He made some remarkable comments that made us know He saw wonderful things and His grave will be a yard of heaven... My Dad truly was a wonderful person who always had a smile on his face even with everything He was going through... My Dad when He was told He had hrs to days to live He wanted to go back home die and buried there, decision was made with so much things that had to go right, oxygen tanks 8 of them had to be on plane from over seas within hrs docs note etc, decision made like this mid afternoon and next morning we had to fly out amazingly everything worked if God wants it one way things have of a way working... Dad took a ride of 5 hrs testing if He can handle trip with tanks in car and giving treatments for breathing in car sooo hard.... I just wished for all of us to return back with my Dad to US and not live Dad there I prayed soooo hard but unfortunately He passed away third day there after seeing all bros sisters... Of course He was sick but still with smile... He traveled 10 hrs of flight then from airport to hospital to get checked out, doc there also said same thing that was said here plus He wouldn't touch the lung to even drain it... Went home and a new neighbor recalls Him smiling to her as He came out of the elevator... After everything going downhill within week even though had great sct and was so happy excited having gotten through sct... With going through such difficulties, trip having difficulty breathing nodules lymph nodes doubling in size within day or two my Dad was a person that could still smile and I know He must have prayed a lot for us and that is why we are as strong as we are considering everything we went through seeing everything ,y Dad went through how hard He tried pp half of his age may not have tried as hard and may have given up and it just hurts me so much after the positive attitude He had no matter what it had to end like this.. But then I say to myself all that is in favor of Him with God because He never gave up, He tried to take care of the body God gave Him by going to doctors following their recommendations and praying always He did what God would have wanted Him to do and He never complained He always thanked God and never eve once said why me... There's so much I can say and tell and I'm not even sure if what I'm saying is making sense to anyone... I will end it here and leave it for later and I apologize from Mike and others for taking such a wonderful news thread and filling it with my confusing sad message...

bulldog
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Your Dad must have been a wonderful person. Thoughts and Prays going out to you and your family during this difficult time. Trust in God. God Bless.

miss maggie
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Your post was so beautiful and I thank you so much for your words. I always said, what a
wonderful daughter you are. This site is meant for us to share our thoughts. To be honest and let the words flow. May God Bless you always.

Love Maggie

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allmost60
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Hi Mike,
Thats great news! You are "good to go"! Take care and best wishes for continued NED.
Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)

carolp99
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How happy you and your family must be! Congratulations, now sit back and enjoy your new freedom from all the stress and worry.

KatMat
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I am very happy to hear your good news CoachMike! I wish you all the best.

It is encourging to me to read your news as my husband will have an auto transplant very soon. His stem cells were collected earlier this week. I hope his goes as well as yours did.

Enjoy the day and every other day thereafter! Katie

bulldog
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Great news ! I am new to CSN. I had Hodgkin's lymphoma Stage 4. my stem cells were harvested. After over a year of Chemo I was admitted to the hospital last November for the high dose Beam chemo and my stem cell transplant.
My CT scan last month came out clean. No sign of the cancer! Phrase God ! Now I need to get my head right and get back to work and normal life.

carolp99
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So happy for you. My oncologist mentioned that I may want to think about a transplant, but at my age and reading what all is involved I don't think my poor, tired body could take all that all that is required. But, again I am so happy for all that has positive outcomes. Bless you all!

bulldog
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I would not say that the whole Stem Cell thing was a piece of cake, but in my case it was needed because of the stage of my cancer. My doc was very good about adjusting the doses so that my body could take the chemo more comfortably. I am 56 years old and my body too has seen a lot of aches and pains. please be sure to check out all your options. Best wishes Bulldog.

muleroa
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Congratulations Coach Mike, God bless

Another lymphoma pt.
Angel

muleroa
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Congratulations Coach Mike, God bless

Another lymphoma pt.
Angel

miss maggie
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Dear Vinnie,

How have you been? Missed you and all. I am just trying to catch up and say hello to all
my sweeties.

Talk to you soon.. Love Maggie

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