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Lick It, Stick It, Paste It and Waste it...~Scan Update..

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OK, now that I have your attention, LOL....

I have my semi-annual blood test, and it's my annual CT, PET is in six months...tomorrow.

So say a prayer, stick me in your pocket, paste me to your mirror....and throw a little MOJO my way please...

Oh, BTW..the Subject line is the term we use to use when pasting up bullet holes in long range targets when I use to shoot 1000 yard targets in the Marines, LOL... Seventh Award Expert I might add...

They had little paper patches with adhesive backs like stamps that you would have to "lick it, stick it, paste it and waste it" to cover the bullet holes, LOL...

JG

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You are LSPW'd and in a pocket.

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John,

You are in the pocket, saying a prayer for NED, NED, NED, and a short wait in the waiting room..

Keep us posted!

And give that doctor a big smile to look at :)

Hugs, Kari

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Good luck and God's blessings to you.  Will be throwing the MOJO your way.

 

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George_Baltimore
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you're too ornery for the cancer to have stuck around.  Don't worry!  ;-)

katenorwood
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John.

Done, done and done.  Best to you !  Keep us posted !   Katie

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John,

I've heard great things about this guy named NED. You have had the great fortune of meeting him before. Here's to meeting him yet again. Please say hi to him and tell him "T" is looking forward to meeting him soon. 

Best wishes, positive thoughts and prayers.

"T"

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let me ditto what Stacey said....AND of course, there is always room in my pocket.....

p

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John,

 

Good luck, good blood, good scan.

 

My pockets are plum full of H&N members, but I do have room in one of my shoes or maybe my sock.  Don’t worry I’ll figure something out.

 

Thumbs up, I mean tongue out.

 

Matt

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Positive vibes coming your way!  We'll be waiting for the good news, and then we'll all get pasted in your honor.

Deb

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you were posting a "naughty" Tongue Out Don't have a pocket in my flannel pjs, but you'll be in my

thoughts and prayers!

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Although I'm past the point of 1000 yrd shooting, we can still meet up and go to the range and putter around at 100 yrds.  After you get your NED of course.

Best thoughts your way buddy.

Joe

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Are now on their way across the good ol' U.S.A. to your corner.

Luv,

Wolfen

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 Get my annual PS/CT in early-April, so mine is coming-up soon, too. Might be my last as a yearly thing. Onco advised me she wasn't sure my insurance would cover it, but my ENT said he'd pull strings to make sure they do.

Bring the good results on home with you- and know you will.

Believe

kcass

 

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In my pocket you go. Praying that your scans go well and that you'll find ourngood friend NED. My scans are next month so I've got your back and soon you can have mine.
;-)
Billie

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I'll be thinking of you while I am laying in the CT scanner tomorrow too. It is my second scan after the primary CT, PET/CT diagnostic series. I am very interested along with other med pros to see what happened to the spots on the lungs.

Good luck John

Don

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Hoping the best for you also.... I intend to collect, since I owe you a pizza, and you me a beer, LOL...

Thanks all for thinking of me...

Blood work done this morning, five viles and a pee in the cup... CT at 3:30PM EST

~JG

 

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Hopeing you will get to see your old friend NED again today . I will be getting my first chance to meet him tomorrow . Thinking of you today.

Peggy

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You're in my pocket of prayers buddy. It will all be good. Ned really likes you....Laughing

~C

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thats my prayer for you, the Other Ditto said she posted on your FB or your wifes, but I just wanted to give you a shout out.  Looking forward to Lick it , Stick it, NED so now Paste it, or something like that.

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Dear John,

Sending you positive thought and prayers from staten island, ny! 

Keep the faith and believe!

all my best, Michelle 

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Prayers that NED continues to be your bud.

And I would like to thank you again for always being here for many of us with words of advice, encouragement, butt kicking when needed

Deb

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Should know something late tomorrow on the CT...

Looks like the thyroid might be acting up again... TSH was at 9.9 after being in range the last two blood tests. They didn't run the Free T4 though, so they called me to take another blood test tomorrow.

TSH has been elevated before, not more than 7ish, but Free T4 has always stayed in normal ranges...

Will know more either tomorrow or in a week or so when I see my chemo onc.

Best ~ John

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there's room for an little air conditioner in my pocket......it's gotta be getting warm in there with so many of my CSN buds in there Smile....I'll be waiting to hear about your scan, John.  I'm sure the results are good, I just know that the scanxiety is a b****h......

p

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John, I wish you the very best.  Please let us know the results.  You are in my pocket and prayers, always.  Don and Peggie, I'm sending you the same wishes.  You are also in my pockets and prayers.  I know the scans can be scary so Im praying you won't worry too much. 

Take care and God Bless you all.

Debbiejeanne

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Debbiejeanne, thank you so much for putting me in your pocket and for prayers . Hope we all get a good nights sleep .

Peggy

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John, I wish you the very best.  Please let us know the results.  You are in my pocket and prayers, always.  Don and Peggie, I'm sending you the same wishes.  You are also in my pockets and prayers.  I know the scans can be scary so Im praying you won't worry too much. 

Take care and God Bless you all.

Debbiejeanne

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John,

 

Good, I can take you out of my shoe.  Good thing I don’t wear voodoo shoes or you would be hurting.

 

You start throwing TSH and T4 levels like I understand; well now I do.  They seem a bit high are you feeling it.

 

My thyroid is being monitored; I might be joining you soon.

 

Glad to hear “alls well” in Tampa.

 

Matt

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TSH and Free T4 are the two main indicators for thyroid function on blood tests. TSH normal levels are in the 0.5 - 5.5 range, but 9 or so isn't alarmingly high. And I guess hormones aren't exactly a well understood science at this point.

One person can have a 10 level TSH or higher and be fine..., another can have a normal TSH level and have thyroid problems.

I actually feel better now than when they were in the 7 ranges a few years ago..., they had dropped back to 5.4 the last test six months ago. But normally once the thyroid starts heading south, it usually doesn't recover. It's usually very controlable with Synthroid or similar synthetic meds.

I don't know any of the other results as of yet though...

JG

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Hey John,

You're right the hormones on the thryoid are hard to figure....but can be handled easily if you need the replacements.  I have a thyroid profile done once a year.  incompasses the T3, T4, and the TSH.  I have a T3 done every 3 months and have for years, as my body is one that doesn't like the synthetic meds.  I stay at between 1-4 range.  But had mine isotoped years ago.  Good luck John, and waiting to hear on the NED soon !  Katie

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John,

So glad you will get your results quickly!

Still saying prayers for your NED.

Here you went and found something I haven't studied on the thyroid! Dans was tested yesterday for the first time. 7 weeks out of tx and his TSH is .0345 and free T4 was 1. Not really off, I don't think.. we will see what his dr says on Monday.

Good luck with the results, and we will be here waiting to here!

Kari

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and others above and below, LOL...

I think it actually takes the thyroid a year or two befoe it starts showing the hit from rads...

It's not uncommon at all for most of us that had the rads to have the thyroid crap out...

Katie, I trie the minimal dose of Synthroid a year or so ago, but I felt I was having problems with elevated pulse rates and BP..., will have to see what does down if it's still high. My presumption is that if the Free T4 is still normal, she'll wait and see.

JG

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Saying prayers for NED.  I've read so many of your postings full of wise advice and encouragement.  Just want to send some MOJO right back to you!

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I hope everything comes out NED and better than ever!

Ironically, my hubby had half of his thyroid removed 2 years before his cancer.  The docs said they were sure his thyroid would burn out, since he only had one lobe, but he's now at 2 years post surgery/radiation and he's still got good levels.  Go figure

 

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Hope the blood, CT and PET hit the bulls eye and you continue NED....good luck

Regards Michael

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Hey John, here's sending out positive energy, wishes, prayers, and lots of high powered mojo for NEDS, a right on target bullseye for you.  Yeah, the rads did a number on my thyriod, so I have been a proud member of the levothyroxine med-a-day club for awhile now.  You go guy!

PATRICK 

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NED

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That's an awesome thing to see! 

"T"

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You have been such a great support for me and others, I cannot tell you how happy I am for you. You ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This makes my day!  Great news!  So, does this mean you are N.E.R.N.N?

Deb

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I know that I can be a PITN, and even at times my wife might say a PITA, LOL..

JG

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John,

So excited for you!!!! Way to go!!! It's time......

 

Hugs, Kari

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Great news! You can exhale now.

don

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Whoo Hoo John!!  It's always such a relief!

p

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I love it!!!

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Great to see the NED!

 

Rush

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Thanks Rush....

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John,

AWESOME NEWS! Good for you, celebrate good times, come on!

Congrats,

Rachel

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BAM!  

you can't help but feel joy. Great news John so good to see a clean scan.

all my best 

michelle

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Outfreakingstanding!

I want one, can I have one please? I promise I'll be good.  I didn't get any good b'day presents.  Please, please can I have one too?

I'll take a big sigh of relief for you my friend.

 

Joe

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