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mskautz
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Hi All, Well I have 1 more treatment, but now I have a scan on Tuesday Dec 4th..kinda freaking out about it. Know when I go in on the 10th to the Dr's I will be looking out the window with my eyes closed and my ears blocked so the Dr. can't tell me anything, and I'll be saying out loud lalalalallalalalala I can't hear you. That's how afraid I am. EEEHHHHH! If he tells me anything bad I think I'll punch him. What to do with these fears???? On another note my hands and feet are still awful, and I went in a store today and didn't think I could make it walking out, felt all off balance and weird..anyone have this? Wishing us all well, Kathy

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joemetz
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Joined: Nov 2011

ahhh... you have a case of Scansiety. A fear of the bad news of a scan.

yep, we've ALL been there... and we will all be back again, and again.

I have a scan this week too, so I'll be thinking of you and praying for good news for you as well. I haven't had a scan since June of this year, prior to my bag-reversal surgery which was in July.

Remember, there's a better chance of good news than bad news, especially since you mention that you're having hand and feet problems. that could be the Hand-foot syndrome or neuropathy.

I have both. What chemo meds are you on?

good luck this week.

cheers

Joe

Cathleen Mary
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Joined: May 2011

Scan anxiety indeed. Joe's quite right...we've all been there and will continue to be. You might want to consider bringing someone with you to you r Dr appointment. With someone else in the room, you can "not hear" yet still get the information that you will need to make informed decisions. I'll be thinking of you on Tuesday. I have a colonoscopy on Friday and always find it comforting remembering many here are also having tests.

Cathleen Mary

Chelsea71
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Joined: Sep 2012

Just focus on putting one foot in front of the other and breathing. Just get through it. It will be over soon. You're strong enough to handle the news whatever it may be. I read your "about me" page. Your situation looks very promising. I'm sure it will be good news. Good luck. Let us know how it goes.

Chelsea

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pete43lost_at_sea
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normally i practice love and compassion, but getting some physical release of your fears seems in order, i could also knock the stuffing out of my 5 oncologists, the six one so far is safe.

enjoy today, tomorrow has away of sorting itself out.

whats happening in your biology is happening, good or bad , the scan result is just a piece of the jigsaw. i hope its a good looking piece.

simlie if you can.

hugs,
pete

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k44454445
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praying your scan will be good. hang in there!
hugs
judy

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barbebarb
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Joined: Oct 2011

Hello - I have been a lurker but following the boards.
Last chemo was 8/1 after two surgeries...back at work and life has been full and good.
I, too, am fearful of scanning on Wed., but will all get through it and I pray for all of us.
Its so challenging to go througb the ups and downs of this disease.

steved
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Joined: Apr 2004

Had my first scan postop last week and meet with docs for results on Thursday so know how you are feeling. Done it so many times before and do get used to it to a degree but the anxiety never totally goes away around these moments.

Just keeping busy and distracted doing online christmas shopping- good excuses to spend money!

Steve

Chelsea71
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I will be thinking of you (and your wife) on Thursday. Can't express how much I'm rooting for you. My husband and I are really in awe of all you've gone through. Really hoping for good news on Thursday.

Chelsea

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JayhawkDan
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I go on Wednesday, so add me to the list. If its good, my onc said I can do another tx mid-December, then skip one over Christmas. That would be nice. Hoping and praying for good results for all!

Hugs,

Dan

Chelsea71
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Wow. This is a heavy week for scans. Best of luck to you.

Chelsea

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Annabelle41415
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Wishing you the best on your scans. It's tough having to wait for the results. Maybe you could call later this week and get the results over the phone. The anxiety of the results are so hard.

Kim

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steveandnat
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Pray that everything is positive with your scans this week. It's always very nerve wracking getting those results but unfortunately that is part of this crazy cancer ride. Hoping for the best. Jeff

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Brenda Bricco
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I wish you all wonderful results and peace of mind leading up to the "results" appointment.
GOD's blessing to you all!
Brenda

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Brenda Bricco
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Joined: Aug 2011

I wish you all wonderful results and peace of mind leading up to the "results" appointment.
GOD's blessing to you all!
Brenda

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marbleotis
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Joined: Mar 2012

I had clean scans so far and getting my next cea this week. Anxiety times a million. I just don't think about it until the very last second, kinda like going to the dentist. I work to keep myself super healthy and control everything in my power. Best of luck

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Maxiecat
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Joined: Jul 2012

I am in the same boat...I am going to have my first ct scan since before my surgery ... On Thursday. I am hopeful that it will show Ned...but I don't see the actual dr until Christmas eve...I hope I don't get coal for Christmas.

Alex

mskautz
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Joined: May 2012

Hi All, Just got back from my scan, now this was a ct scan I had to drink stuff and have the iv in to highlight. Is that normal? Last time it was a petscan. Now when I was leaving the nurse said GOOD LUCK.. is that bad..did she see something? When I had my colonoscopy in feb. the nurse said as I was leaving that she would pray for me..and I knew. She tried to cover it by saying she says that to anyone who might have surgery..but I knew. Joe, why do you think it would be good if I have neurapathy? I lost the names of my meds but the one I'm still on is the one with the pump. The Dr. stopped the other when my neuropathy started to get bad. Good luck on your scan. Also Cathleen on her colonoscopy and the other scans this week..geez there are a lot this week!Thank you everyone for taking the time to post. I am so glad this is here.Wishing everyone well and let me know what you think if the lady, she was the one who actually ran the test, said a bad thing.

Chelsea71
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Joined: Sep 2012

Nurses should not be commenting. I would not worr about the "good luck.". She/he was likely just being friendly. I wouldn't worry.

Chelsea

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Lovekitties
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Joined: Jan 2010

The CT scan does require drinking the "contrast" refreshment to coat the intestines, and the IV is the contrast for those areas which are rich in blood. At least that is the way I understand it. For instance, no drink is required for a chest CT scan/with contrast as it is given by IV only.

I don't think the tec had any news or reason for wishing you good luck, other than she knew you already had cancer (probably noted on doctors order for the scan) and was wishing you good news on this scan.

Don't worry yourself about two little words. Hopefully your doc will have results soon and then you will get the real news, which I hope will be good.

Hugs,

Marie who loves kitties

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annalexandria
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I'm supposed to have my PET sometime this month, but decided to wait until after the holidays. My best Christmas present would be that everyone on this forum would get perfect results. Ann Alexandria

mskautz
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Joined: May 2012

Hi All, Haven't been on here awhile, had a bad few days this week, but...my scan came back clean. I finished my number 12 last week, my blood clot in my leg is clear so I can get off the coumadin...but still don't feel confident about results, was so tired yesterday couldn't even pick up the computer to get on it. Dr. says it takes about 3 months to feel better after chemo treatments? My neuropathy is still so bad and still haven't gotten control of bathroom problems ...ehhh. In and out of depression which gets bad at times. Besides that hope everyone had a good Christmas and everyone else that had scans lately got good results. Best to everyone, Kathy

 

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annalexandria
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congratulations!  If you just finished last week, I wouldn't expect to start feeling more normal for a while yet.  Took me a couple of months to start to feel noticably better after my last chemo (and some things do tend to linger, like the neuropathy).  Some things that I found helpful...vitamins B and D for a little more energy, iron for anemia, lomotil to deal with diarrhea, and anti-anxiety meds and walking for the mood issues (and to get better sleep, if that is an issue).  It's important to be gentle on yourself and not expect too much right away.  You've been through a very challenging experience, both physically and emotionally, and it takes time to heal from that.  Keep us posted on how you're doing.  Hugs~Ann Alexandria

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