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Eims
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Oh here we go....1 week away and i am definitely suffering from scaniety!!!  i always suffered with low blood pressure but it seems to have got worse the last few days and i keep getting blurred vision...its driving me nuts!!  has anyone had this??  

eims x

 

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My first is about 2 weeks after yours!  Keeping my fingers crossed for you!  Be sure to mention your vision!

LOL! For me, I have lots of ghost pains, odd feelings, "oooh,what was that pains!"  

Odds are that it's me being a hypochondriac. Of course for me, blurred vision means I left my glasses on the nightstand again!

Be at peace!

 

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Hey Eims, 

I know it is getting a bit too close for comfort isn't it. I can imagine how anxious you are getting. The problem with your blood pressure may be from over breathing, when stressed we tend to take more and more shallow breaths without being aware of it. Low blood pressure can affect your vision, which often comes with dizziness and fainting. So please take care! once this is over you will be back to your bubbly self.

Perhaps I should get the ferry over, we could hold each others hands for the next few weeks. I will be thinking of you, and keep you in my prayers every day, for the very best possible results:)

 

Djinnie x

 

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I wish I had something, anything to say that could help a little.  I am a bit jealous of your blood pressure because mine spun out of control in the two weeks before my scan last month.  I have had them before but for some reason this psat scan last month really got to me.  Couldn't sleep. Couldn't focus. Anxious beyond words. Finally I called the Doctor and got some pills.  I was embarraseed calling and I am not proud of it. I admit they helped.  I intended to save the rest for November but my wife flushed em.

 

Don

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Galrim
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Deep breaths. Youre still here. And will be for years to come.

Go hug the hubbie when it hits you and hold him tight.

We all get hit by it, and the first couple of scans are the worst. Hell, I got myself hospitalized with chest pains on the cardiac ward prior to my first scan due to stress...

The waiting time for the results are probably gonna be worse, be prepared.

Take care.

/G

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will volunteer to take your picture for awhile so you can practice. Off the top of my head, I don't doubt that I have had 20 scans. It was alot easier when each one got better. Now I'll be in your boat again in sept. when I find out if the il-2 is working. You'll be OK.

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"It was alot easier when each one got better" - relax, Foxy, it gets easier once again when each one gets worse and the only question is whether you'll be around long enough to have another scan!

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foxhd
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I'm still planning on not being in that boat. My denial machine is cranking pretty hard. You're still too tough an old goat to set that final date.

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Texas_wedge
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True, and if I do set one you can bet your life it'll be a lot further away than anyone else will be setting for me!

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MDCinSC
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I'm already on the record for never betting against Texas Wedge! 

No brag, just fact!

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Eims
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this is why i love you all so much...you know how it is and exactly how it feels.  i think i am pretty ok most of the time and then boom it hits you!!!  i never figured on the waiting either...i still am not sure how long i will have to wait.  i had a reaction to the contrast the last time so i have to have some kind of anti histamine this time to stop me from looking like quasimodo!!!!  thank you again everyone you have no idea how much better you all make me feel...

eims x

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I'll have to remember that one, its good. Don't get too stressed leading up to the scan day....save it for the waiting time for scan results, 2 to 4 weeks later. Why waste stress when you don't have to.

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Suekub
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If I can add anything but sending best wishes for a good result. The waiting time is always the hardest but I generally don't have to wait too long, usually no more than 24 hours. 

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Hey Eims.. I will think good thoughts for you. And I will wave as I fly over tomorrow... Ron

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Eims
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oh ron have a fabulous time and relax and enjoy yourself.....make sure you bring your rain gear!!!  rain coming in today but hopefully it will blow over by the time you get to the rock x

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Eims, why thank you young lady. Nice picture.. Now we see the real you. Thanks for sharing such a great smile. Ron

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Eims
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awwwww thanks ron.....that was taken up in the wilds of donegal and its an amazing place to go....i love it because its so casual and no make-up and no stress Smile

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Hey Eims... I just flew from California to Chicago.. Sat next to a nice guy from Dublin.. Made the time go by fast. But also made me smile and sent you good well wishes. 

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Eims
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see us irish get everywhere....thanks ron xxxx

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TillieSOK
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Ron, you are surrounded by Irish Lasses.  I am descended from Dorcas Kelly from Ireland, Thomas Hines (Scots-Irish) and married an O'Kelley.  I "used" to have strawberry blond hair!  Have a wonderful vacation!

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Limelife50
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Good luck on those scans i am sure everyone here can relate with how you feel,we all want to just  be like we were before we found out we had cancer but in a way we will never be that person again.

LynninNC
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I have a CT scan on Monday and am definitely feeling the anxiety. It is like the cancer thoughts that I can for the most part keep under the surface bubble up. I am fortunate in that I will have the results a couple of hours later. This is my third since the surgery in October 2012. The last one (April) showed no change to the 2 spots on my lung that they are watching. I tell people that I am mentally prepared for the worst but hopeful for the best. My BP has been low and pulse rate high this week as well! I would have expected BP to be high.            Sending good peaceful deep breathing thoughts your way!      Lynn

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Galrim
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May or may not apply to your own case, but in case you dont know, approximately 50 % of nodules observed at the time of primary diagnosis are benign. I went through the same as you. Three nodules, deemed benign in the end, but it took 18 months and 4 scans before my uro/onc docs felt safe to rule them out.

if you do worry alot over them, your radiologist and/or a thoracic specialist should be ablte to give you some information about what they most likely are (I know from my own case that there are some factors they use as pinpointers). But dont rely on your onc/uro on this, get it from one of the above.

/G

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GSRon
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In case it was not clear, my racer is green with gold number panels... so I have the correct colours.   I am in Manchester and my luggage is still in the boot of the car.  The first of the gifts have now been delivered, two large bottles of 100% Canadian Maple Syrup.   The wine will get delivered in the next few days.  The flight over the pond was excellent thanks to the upgrade to business class.  I had drinks on my flight with a lot of food.   The fun has begun... I also just found out that one of the racer guys missed his early sailing and will be on the same ferry as I.  The beer will likely be flowing soon...   Everyone take care and be well...  those scans will be good.. they MUST be good, you both deserve it..!!  I AM 3 weeks away from my next scans.. I am not worried at all...

Ron

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