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CT Scan tomorrow morning ~ Monday. UPDATE :(

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Momof2plusteentwins
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CT scan tomorrow morning ~ scan anxiety once again. I have my 2 bottles of contrast to drink - Yuk. Next month will be 1 year ago that I was diagnosed with rectal cancer and life has really changed. I was working at a hospital and busy being a mom, wife, and working full time. Not even thinking about cancer or death. Even though you are around it at a hospital all the time, it was never going to touch me or my family. Now I am not working and cancer is on my mind all the time. It's true life can change from second to second. I will update everyone on my CT scan.
Sandy
Stage IV

luvinlife2
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Sending sparks your way Smile

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AnnLouise
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Hope you hear your results soon and that they are good! Cancer crept up on me also...working full time, mom of five, babysitting grandchildren, enjoying life then there it was..stage IV colon cancer. That was about 16 months ago. Remember I will be thinking of you and wishing the best.  ~ Ann

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devotion10
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as soon as you can please update us. -- Cynthia

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annalexandria
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not much worse than waiting to have a scan (except maybe for waiting for the results...that's pretty awful too).  I have to admit I'm prone to breaking out the anti-anxiety meds along about now.  Taking walks and watching funny shows only gets me so far. Big hugs~Ann Alexandria

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YoVita
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I've been impressed with all you have to juggle in your life along with your diagnosis and treatment.  Hoping for quick scan results and that it's good news.

Chelsea71
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Hi Sandy. Will be thinking of you tomorrow. Please let us know how it goes.

Good luck

Chelsea

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barbebarb
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Always hard to get scans. Will be praying and thinking of you.
I will have a scan and mri end of month....
Understand the thoughts of death, too.
I miss working and its hard to balance the unkown.

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Trubrit
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I know what you mean about the goup they make you drink. I honestly think thats the worst of both CT & Colonoscopies. 

I will be thinking of you, and we will wiat on tenderhooks with you as you wait for the results. 

Blessings!

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Sandy

I hear you girl. As you enter that CT room, go in there with the memory of the first CT scan when you were so scared, because you didn't know what was ahead of you.

I believe the first year has to be the hardest year. And, I also believe that the adjustments you've made in your life, to focus on YOU and your cancer battle is what's going to help with the success in beating this cancer or in adding years to your life, when I'm sure there were times in the past 12 months when you thought "man, there's no way I'll make it another day... this sucks".

keep smiling and keep pushing on!

prayin' for a special calmness and confidence to help you through the day and the week.

and... just a little tip... I always have the CT people send the final report to every doctor who has been on my case since the beginning.

and, I make sure that they all look at it and read it, by calling them and asking them what they think of the progress the past couple scans.

then, ask them each... what do you think of my current care plan and should I be looking at anything else.?

some of the nurses who work for the doc's have become what I call my "care navigators" they are on the look out for me and coming up with new ideas. It has worked for me and I recommend that you push for more. More better treatments. More options for treatments. and More attention to you.

it's working for me, but it took me awhile to figure this out.

hugs

Joe

 

jen2012
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Fingers crossed Sandy!

Joe gives some good advice!

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tommycat
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From one twin mom to another, good luck. Please post your results. We're all pulling for you!!!!!

Tommycat

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tommycat
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From one twin mom to another, good luck. Please post your results. We're all pulling for you!!!!!

Tommycat

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Varmint5
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I hope and pray your CT scan will show good results and that you find out quickly. These scans are so stressful!!! Thinking of you.

Sandy

hippiechicks
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Wishing the best for you! Stay strong and positive ... no matter what!

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AnnLouise
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..........this morning. Hope the results come back fast!!!  ~Ann

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Brenda Bricco
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Thinking of you and praying for the best results! Laughing

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bigman4christ
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Hey Sandy i know how you feel, i have another CT scan tomorrow (tuesday) and i wont get the results back until next monday at my next treatment.  So i am feeling your pain right now!  hope everything goes good for you!

zach

stage IV as well

jen2012
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Hi sandy...i know you get your results fast...i hope they were good.

jen2012
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Hi sandy...i know you get your results fast...i hope they were good.

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herdizziness
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I've had my fingers crossed and a toe or two as well.  Hope you have your results back by now and that they are all good.  Waiting on the scan is rough, waiting on the results 8'm thinking must be rougher yet.

 

Winter Marie

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Momof2plusteentwins
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Thank you for all the good wishes. I did get my results yesterday. I am not sure what to think of them, I'm kind of scared. One thing is fatty infiltration of the liver. Thats not to bad. The one that scares me is "new fluid collection at the lower uterine segment/cervix measuring 3.6 x 2.7 cm. Pelvic ultrasound is recommended for further evaluation". I have an appt tomorrow with gyn. I don't have any pain down there. What I do have, and this is gross, I have gas/air come out of my vagina. Does anyone have that? Is there a hole from my intestine to my front? I have had this since surgery last year, and this gas is uncontrollable and it does make sounds, not loud. It also smells.
Sorry so graphic. I hope I don't need a hysterectomy or that it is not cancer.
I should find out more tomorrow. If anyone has any thoughts or info please let me know. Thank you!
Sandy :(

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fighting_ big_c
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I understand how you feel. Anything that is new gives us "scare". When my mom was told that aside from colon, she has breast cancer, I felt like the whole world came down trumbling on me. After a few days, I was more thankful that it was actually detected. I just think of it as early detection. We'll continue to pray for you.

Chelsea71
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I have nothing to offer. Doesn't sound too bad to me. Fatty liver is no biggie, as you know. As for the other issue, they will figure it out. Try not to worry. The scan could have been much worse. Please let us know how the ultrasound goes. Good luck.

Chelsea

jen2012
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Hi Sandy...im sorry these werent the great straightforward results we all wanted for you. Did you talk to any of the docs yet? Try not to freak out...i know easy to say! Hoping this is just confusing good news. Hang in there.

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herdizziness
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Wish I had some knowledge to impart, but am glad that you hae your gyn appointment tomorrow so you don't have too much worry time.

So here's to it being a fluid thingie and not cancer at all.  So keeping my fingers and toes still crossed.

Winter Marie

hippiechicks
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Sandy ... I wish you the best tomorrow. It sounds as though the doctors are on top of things and moving quickly which is so helpful at times like this. Try to relax tonight.  I went through all of this just a few months back and know your stress ... my best info for you is to know a hysterectomy is not all that bad if it means getting rid of cancer.

 

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The news doesn't sound too bad.  Surgery is so hard on our bodies and leaves a lot of damage behind, some of which (like adhesions) develop over time.  I wonder if some of this is related.  Doesn't necessarily sound like cancer, and that's the most important thing.  Hopefully you'll get answers (good answers) from the doc tomorrow.   Big hugs~AA

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Varmint5
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Nothing that sounds particularly ominous like a solid tumor... have you told the doctor about the gas passing from the vagina? All of those body parts down there are so closely connected... have you been checked for a fistula? Did you have pelvic radiation? I would not worry too much about this part, really, might be more of a nuisance than anything. But do bring it up to your doctor or gynecologist to have it checked. My daughter recently had a flex sig (colonoscopy lite) with ultrasound to check for potential fistula because she had a nonhealing, bleeding (lasgt summer requiring blood transfusions) ulcer in her rectum that lit up on PET scan. This time it was completely healed, biopsy showed inflammation. Ultrasound showed no fistula. A fistula is an opening between two adjoining areas, like a crack. Best wishes for your doctor visit and remember to tell him/her about all these issues.

Sandy 

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tommycat
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I had a hysterectomy and an appendectomy when I had my colorectal surgery so I don't know what to say but maybe you can call your OB/Gyn and ask her what her thoughts are? They are a treasure trove of information.

And I hope the other fluid build up is nothing.

Tommycat

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