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coachmike
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Hello All

We its that time again...going in for another scan next week. Scan on tues and results on friday. For those who dont know I had B cell NHL. Did 11 rounds of chemo then an auto stem cell transplant. After the transplant I had the all clear given which was of course heaven sent. But the scans give me so much anxiety. To top it off last night I had to go to the ER for a high fever and flu like symptoms, was diagnosed with a sinus inefection and given antibiotics. During the night my fever broke and I woke up sweaty. I keep reminding myself that this is isolated and that it has nothing to do with "C". But of course I have these annoying thoughts that the sweats from last night were really a Night Sweat and not my fever breaking. Its just really rotten timing to get sick right before a scan, as if its not stressful enough. This site and the wonderful people that are members of it are such a wonderful refuge and source of strength. I am asking for positive thoughts and prayers as I prepare for my upcoming scan.

Thank you and much love to you all

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jimwins
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Hey coachmike!  Yeah, I get scanxiety before every scan. I don't recall where you live  but season is changing so sinus issues come with the territory.  I'm sure the antibiotics will kick in soon and you'll be feeling better.  Every time I get sick, I think about the big C- which is probably normal.  We are so changed after this experience.  

Sending you mountains of positive thoughts and energy and of course an unlimited supply of hugs!  Keep us posted and I hope you're feeling better soon, buddy.  Good luck on your scan as well!

Jim

coachmike
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i live in va but have traveled to sc and nc where the pollen is really getting heavy, and the dr seems to think that the onset of my allergies caused the infection...i hear that but that voice in my head just doesnt seem to want to listen, ugh

coachmike
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i live in va but have traveled to sc and nc where the pollen is really getting heavy, and the dr seems to think that the onset of my allergies caused the infection...i hear that but that voice in my head just doesnt seem to want to listen, ugh

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rescue911chick
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Tons of positive thoughts & prayers coming your way!!  Feel better & let everyone know how it goes!

PS Pollen is evil!

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illead
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We know exactly how you feel.  Not only about the scan but everytime Bill gets the slightest thing I have anxiety.  He is just getting over that fluish cold/cough that is going around, so I can relax now.  If it's anything near lymphoma symptons like your sweating at night, it has to be unnerving.  Try to relax.  If they were real symptoms, it would be odd that they would show up just in time for your scan.  Hang in there and let us all know your good news when you get your good results!

Our thoughts are with you, Bill & Becky  

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anliperez915
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Hi CoachMike,
Really nice to hear from you, I'm sure everything will be ok. Try to stay calm but please do let us know how everything goes. Take care and hope you start feeling better! (((HUGS)))

Sincerely,
Liz

coachmike
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So after one day of antibiotics i already feel so much better. everything in me tells me that it is all from the sinus infection, but that annoying voice in mind just wont shut up lol. i feel good and life has been great up until yesterday so im trying to keep everything in perspective all the while remain positive and optimistic about my scans. as always your support is so special to me. thnank you all

DadysGirl
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You always have my best wishes for a lifetime (long, many.... Yrs) clean results... My Dad's wishes would have been the same for you... How I wish we would be following your clean scans with my Dads years after years... I think of you often but its still so hard.. Missing Him more and more as time goes and yet doesn't feel like He's gone maybe because there isn't a moment I don't think of my wonderful Dad... Life is like a dream... It is true God gives patience as no one could survive loosing loved one..There's nothing one can do... I'm sure your scans will come back clean..  Wouldn't worry about your recent episode of fever sweat etc.. Responding to antibiotics... Which is a signwhatever it is it's benign... Please dont drain yourself with worries... Pray and think positive... 

coachmike
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DaddyGirl

 

I also think about you and your family. Your fathr and I went in right at the same time, and im so sorry that the transplant brought on so many complications. I prayed so very hard for him and I still struggle as to why he was taken away.

Thank you for the prayers, I am trying to remain positive that everything will come back clean

coachmike
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Thank you all for your prayers and thoughtful wishes. Tomorrow is the day of the scan and am filling myself with positive thoughts and feelngs.

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allmost60
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Hi Mike,

 Nothing but positive good thoughts coming your way from me! Be sure to share back when you get your results on Friday. Best wishes....Sue

(FNHL-2-3A-6/10-age62)

DadysGirl
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Mike, wishing you nothing but the best & cleanest results.. Too drained to write more these days... Will be looking fwd to mr. Clean results...

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jimwins
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Good luck today, Mike!

Jim

DadysGirl
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Thinking of you Mike as you wait to get results of another HOPEFULLY CLEAN scan... Pleasegive us the good results...

coachmike
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Today I met with my oncologist at MCV cancer center. The results from my scan are in. The waiting period for the outcome brings a sense of fear and stress that attempts to overtake every aspect of your life. My doctor comes in and states, "your scans look great!" The relief that comes from those words are incapable of expression. My life is so wonderful and while this may seem a little crazy to say, having fought for my life made me realize how much of a blessed life I really have. Thank you all for your love support and prayers.

coachmike
Posts: 139
Joined: Oct 2011

Today I met with my oncologist at MCV cancer center. The results from my scan are in. The waiting period for the outcome brings a sense of fear and stress that attempts to overtake every aspect of your life. My doctor comes in and states, "your scans look great!" The relief that comes from those words are incapable of expression. My life is so wonderful and while this may seem a little crazy to say, having fought for my life made me realize how much of a blessed life I really have. Thank you all for your love support and prayers.

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jimwins
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Yay!  That is great news.  Go do something nice for yourself.  I know you are relieved, Mike.

Hugs - Jim

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Awesome! Congrats coachmike!

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illead
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We know exactly how you feel, you expressed it perfectly.  Many congrats and best wishes.  Life does mean more doesn"t it?  BTW....IT'S MARGARITA TIME AGAIN!!!!!

                           Bill & Becky

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allmost60
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Hi Mike,

 Yippee! I was so hoping you would get good results! I know the feeling and it is a feeling only a cancer patient can have and understand. Looks like we both need to celebrate this weekend! Thanks for sharing! Best wishes...Sue

(FNHL-2-3A-6/10-age62)

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anliperez915
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So Happy for You CoachMike!

Awesome news, Thank God!!! I agree with Jim, go out and celebrate or do something nice for yourself. (((Hugs))) take care

Sincerely,

Liz

 

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cathyp
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I wanted to add my congrats, its wonderful to share in your good news!

Cathy

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onlytoday
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Mike,

So glad and relieved for you that the scan looks great!  That's the kind of news I like on a Friday!  :) 

What a great start to summer for you. 

Congratulations and enjoy!  (I know you will)

 

Hugs,

Donna

DadysGirl
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Very.. Happy for you and your loved ones Mike... May you continue to have clean resultsforever...

Take care and have a wonderfulweekend...

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