Oct 22, 2012 - 4:45 pm
Hello Friends ... my CT scan is coming up in November. I'm getting nervous and anxious. This is the first time I WON'T have a PET with my scans as the insurance will no longer pay. So CT - chest/pelvis/abdomen, Labs, and exam (DRE and anoscope).
I need some encouragement if you have a moment? What was it like for you at this time after treatment? I feel stronger and have few anal symptoms ... some stinging and pinching on BM still that worries me. Do you or did you still have local, anal symptoms at 21 months post treatment or around this timeframe?
Any words of encouragement or support re; ongoing symptoms are welcome! Thank you and I hope each of you is doing well today!
They said I was stage I, however there was a small node seen on ultrasound, although they said it was in the treatment field and no issue with pelvic or rectal nodes on any scans since. But I worry.
I had the Nigra protocol of combined chemo/radiation, Mitomycin and 5 FU and 28 radiation treatments and finished in February 2011.
I fear local recurrence and distant metastasis ... just like the fears many of you struggle with too.
Thanks for any support!