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peggylulu
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Well we got home yesterday about 3:30 and at 6:30 the MDA Doctor's PA called and they want me to come back for a Needle Biopsy with an Ultrasound. The two Doctors that I saw on Wed. said that they saw something on the other side of my neck in the CT scan that they did on Tuesday, and they noticed it in an older PET scan also , but they didn't think it was anything to worry about. No one has mentioned this to me before. They also did a scope ( my first one while awake) wasn't bad at all ! So we left the next day (Thur. morn.)thinking i was in the clear. Well the Cancer board meets every Thur. night (about 75 Doctors ) and one or some of them want me to have a needle Biopsy on whatever that is on the other side of my neck to make sure it isn't Cancer and they can't give me a report until that's done ! I am thinking it is ok because no one else has mentioned it to me before , but MDA is so good they want to be sure and so do I ! I will be going back in one or two weeks .!They are going to call me early next week to make an appointment . I really feel like it is Junk, and the PA said it could be or inflamation or an infection. She just said it (the node looked unusual compared to the other nodes in that area ? So it isn't cancer until they say it is , but here I go again!

Peggy

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Skiffin16
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The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round.....

That song will now keep you busy for awhile, because you are going to start singing it for the next few days..., bawahahaha....

Thoughts and Prayers, nothing but good news...

John

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all the way to Houston Lol Thanks a lot John !!! jk thank you for posting and for always being there/here for all of us !

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taking such good care of you....I'm sure they are just wanting to make doubly sure it is left over junk from rads....and that is better (in my book) than taking the wait and see attitude that some Dr.'s have.  You have a great attitude....one that I want to learn to have....and that's a FACT.

p

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SO much Phrannie ! I've always thought that you have a great attitude ! I love reading your post and you are always so helpful to all of the newbies. That's what I am thinking also and that's what I am going to keep repeating to myself every time I start to worry about it. I hope to one day get to do some traveling and come up there and meet you.

Love Peggy

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Your team just simply sounds cautious and that's the kind of team you want! I've seen so many times where one is worried and the doctor says to wait til next scan and see if it changes....urgh. I wouldn't want to wait any longer than I had too.

Prayers that it is nothing to be concerned about.

~C

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peggylulu
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with you C ! I want to know for sure and the sooner the better . I am hoping to get back down there on the 12th or 13th. Thank you

PeggySmile

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Peggy,

I’ve scanned and rescanned and scoped your letter and notice you mention 75 doctors on the Cancer board, with all that brain power you are in good hands.

Now hurry-up and wait (it is a subset of scanxiety).

Good thoughts from the west coast,

Matt

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peggylulu
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and wait is exactly what I will do ! Lol I had to ask her to repeat the number of Docs and then I said wow !!! Thank you matt . I always love hearing from you !

Peggy waiting in South Texas

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for only GOOD news for you!   Sounds like they are just wanting to be cautious. 

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Good thoughts and prayers sent your way

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peggylulu
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hwt and  Tracy Lynn . I think so too and am going to keep telling myself that until they say different !

 

Peggy

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Stay positive and strong.  We are all pulling for you and can't wait to hear GOOD news!!  :)

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Thanks TracyLynn ! I'm so glad you found us , but wish you hadn't needed to !

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 I wish none of us NEEDED this site, but sure am glad it's here!  When I was first diagnosed a friend who had cancer years ago said "It's like a family.  You'll encounter people who you automatically click with.  It's terrible how many suffer from this disease, but you'll always have a friend to fight with you".  As sad as that is, it's so true.  No one fights alone!

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peggylulu
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it is so true ! It is a family on this forum ! I have met so many on here that I feel like I know and would  love to meet in person some day .

Peggy

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Watch what you wish for, LOL... I have met a few on here..., bawahahaha... You just might me me some day... ~JG

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peggylulu
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I hope so JG ! That would be great ! For me, ..... can't speak for you !!!

Peggy

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Sounds like a case of better safe than sorry.  I think the lets check everything out approach is great.  Too many times some doctors just say "ah nothing to worry about".  They are mostly right its nothing to worry about, but I think the attitude of lets just make sure its nothing to worry about is better.

Best to you and praying for the best results. 

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peggylulu
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but it's still a little un-nerveing ! They ( MDA) called again this morning to tell me they see something else on the old PET and the CT that they did , under my right arm and they will Biopsy it at the same time !! I've never had this type of Biopsy . She said that they don't deaden it because the medicine does something to the tissues ! Ouch ? Thanks for your post and prayers .

Peggy

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Hi Peggylulu,

Positive thoughts and prayers sent your way. 

"T"

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peggylulu
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Thank you "T" ! I am so glad to know that you are finally starting to feel better and it sounds like you will be back to singing soon ! :)

Peggy

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Am I the only one or do us H&N folks always feel like that song is in our head everytime we feel something, see something or hear something (like from our doctors) ..  :)   I tell you what, it's just exhausting ...but you know what Peggy..."us H&N folk are some tough peeps"

 

Hang in there, you are almost done having to hear that song and let us know when you find out it is just junk!

Whispered a prayer for you!!

Tim

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peggylulu
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Hi  Tim , I never used to think that I was a strong or tough person but I think I've changed my mind ! You are so right "us H&N folks are some tough peeps" Thank you for your prayers and I will let everyone know when I find out it's just junk ! You may hear me hollering all the way up where you live !!! BTW I like your new picture .

Peggy

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Peggy,

positive thoughts, tucked in my pocket and praying hard to the Man upstairs.  In my heart my female instinct says it is nothing, so go there get the biopsy and tell them i said its nothing but thanks for checking anyway!

 

love to you always,

rachel

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peggylulu
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sweet Rachel !

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wolfen
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All fingers & toes are crossed & sending heaps of good vibes your way. MDA has great teams. Ours was in Arizona. They leave no stone unturned.

You hang in there, girl. We Texans are tough!

Luv,

Wolfen

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peggylulu
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Sweet Lady ! I'm glad to see you are still on here with us !! I didn't realize that you are a Texan !!!  YAY !!! Yes we are tough !!! MDA is a great place to be if you have to go there ! I hope you are doing better .

Peggy

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