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First scan results today

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lts
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Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've posted but I do read. I had my 90 day post tx scan(MRI brain and mandible\jaw area) last Monday and today I have a 3:00pm with my onc doctor to go over results. I did not sleep at all last night. I have never felt this kind of anxiety in my life. I never call in to work sick, but I did today. Just wasn't feeling it, ya know?

I'm at a loss for words right now but will update when I get back from appointment.

Luke Sandzik

One thing I found funny. My jaw and mouth area took 50 min to scan and my brain took only 25 min to scan.Wink

 

 

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Skiffin16
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Perfectly normal to have a high level of scanxiety going on....

I'm counting on a good report later today from you...

LOL, no comment on the short time on the brain scan compared to the mouth and jaw.... I wouldn't mention that to your wife..., or boss Tongue Out

JG

katenorwood
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It's good to hear from you !  Do you ever use an anti-anxiety med ?  I've also tried a benedryl the night before scans or appointments that made me not sleep.  I will be praying for excellant results on the scan....but remember some hot spots or scarring may show up early on.  Please keep us posted.  I could very easily make a remark on the time limits you posted but won't......kinda left yourself open there guy...lol !  Best to you !   Katie

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Luke

Scanxiety is something most of us live with. Take your day off to enjoy in your new health and be happy when your scans come out clean.

Matt

 

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meaganb
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I always think the same thing about the time difference in scanning my head/neck vs my brain. Makes you feel like you're not working with much!;) Praying for a clean scan!

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debbiejeanne
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i'll b praying 4 a clean scan.

God bless,

dj

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peggylulu
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I'm kinda a newbie here and I haven't seen any of your post , but I'm hoping and praying that you get a NED today and betting that you will because it seems to me that most of the scans I see on here do ! best wishes for NEd.

Peggy

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lts
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Rad Onc Dr. said nothing abnormal. No evidence of disease. No local trouble and no mets in brain. He will see me in 6 months. I have an appointment with ENT\Surgeon in Aug and will have a CT of chest and abdoman prior to that appointment.

I am sure to get some rest tonight.

Luke

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peggylulu
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So glad to hear you are NED !! Now get some good rest !

Congratulations

Peggy

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debbiejeanne
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fantastic news!

celebrate.

dj

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meaganb
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Congrats Luke! Here's to nothing but NED in your future!

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Duggie88
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Now that's the news we waited for. Congrats..................sleep will come easy tonight. I love it when cancer loses. Matter of fact I live for its loss.

Enjoy the good news I know the feeling.

      Jeff

HobbsDoggy
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So happy for you.  Hope for years more of those for you and everyone who has been on this long journey.

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phrannie51
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I was heart in throat for two days on my first post treatment scan.  When they told me it was clear, my knees just about gave out, and I started to cry.  Like you, I've never felt that kind of anxiety in my life...not even when I was waiting for the diagnosis.

YEAHHHHHH on the NED....my very favorite words!!

p

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hwt
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Congrats! Celebrate...........

katenorwood
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Luke,

I can't tell you how happy I am to hear those 3 letters NED !  Congrads. and now a good nites sleep is in order !  Tongue Out  Katie

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Skiffin16
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The force is strong in you Luke....

JG

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CivilMatt
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John,

I am feeling something in you too.

H&N Force,

Matt

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Even after you get a few clean scans, it is normal to feel some scanxiety--my fingers are crossed for a good result, but keep in mind that a false positive this early is not uncommon.  It took me six months post-treatment to get my first negative scan.

Mike

 

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