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CT Scan tomorrow....results...update

jen2012
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My husband has his first scan since surgery tomorrow. Hasn't had chemo since march...positive thoughts and prayers are always appreciated. Been a tough year and I'm thankful to all of you for your support and sharing of knowledge!

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hippiechicks
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My best to you both for a clear scan! 

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lp1964
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100% of the very best result wished for, meditated on, prayed for.

Laz

Chelsea71
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Will be thinking of you guys tomorrow and hoping for the very best news.  Good luck. Try not to stress too much.  Scans are the worse.  The waiting is so hard.  

bailee2012
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Praying for good results!!!

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Momof2plusteentwins
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Good luck on scan! Hope you get results quick!
Sandy

Cathleen Mary
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Prayers for a clean scan.  We're with you.  Waiting is really hard.

Cathleen Mary

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annalexandria
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hoping very much for good results.  Keep us posted!

Hugs to you both~AA

jen2012
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Thanks everyone...ugh...not sure I'm in a rush for results. I guess I'm only in a rush for good news.

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kennyt
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I'm hoping you get that good news we all need!

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annalexandria
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Did they tell you when to expect them?  I know what you mean about only being ready for good results.  Bad results on top of the wretched scanxiety is too much.

Some hugs coming your way.

AA

jen2012
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Maybe tomorrow afternoon...waiting to hear from scheduler.

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AnnLouise
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Are coming your way.....wishing you both good scan results....Ann

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Sundanceh
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Smile

with ya'....

jen2012
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So the onc said the Ct scan looked good...but...there is one area of "soft tissue" that she is going to discuss with the surgeon. She thinks its inflammation from the dilation procedures hes had but wants to see what he thinks.

If he agrees then she'll check cea monthly and follow with scans every ?? months. Forgot to ask when next scan will be. If surgeon is concerned then maybe a biopsy.

Thanks to all for the thoughts and prayers...I wish there wasn't a "but" tho I fully realize that it could have been much worse!

Chelsea71
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Wonderful news!  Very happy for you and your family.

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annalexandria
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I've had so many wonky bits on scans that didn't turn out to be anything that I never even expect a truly "clean" scan anymore.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this will just be a little bit of "nothing" for your husband too.

Hugs to you both!  AA

relaxoutdoors08
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Glad to hear the good news Prayers for contined good results from your husbands Tests.

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Annabelle41415
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Prayers on the way for good results.  It's a scary time and a long process.  Just wish sometimes the answer would come immediately.  Let us know.

Kim

jen2012
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So you know I cant relax with the "but" on the scan. Been reading a bit about peritoneal mets and trying to figure out how those are found and or diagnosed?

smokeyjoe
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I'm curious  (sorry for asking!!!!)   you said he hasn't had much chemo. since March,  why is that??    

jen2012
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He did folfox and avastin from Sept through March and then stopped to have April surgery.   After the surgery the surgeon said he could have the ileo reversal in 6 to 8 weeks....he's still waiting.  In the meantime the onc didn't start maintenance chemo since we kept thinking surgery was right around the corner.  He had a narrowing and has had 2 dilation procedures so far and the surgeon said he needs 1 or 2 more.  Of course the surgeon has been on vacation every other week over the summer and doesn't seem to be in any big rush to get this done.  We've tried to explain that our daughter's confirmation is in early Nov and he'd like to be recovered from surgery by then, but they don't feel our sense of urgency.  Kind of annoying.

The Onc says since he's been off chemo for so many months that he should not do maintenance (said it's not really maintenance anymore with such a gap in time) and just keep watching.  Anxiety...

jen2012
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So the surgeon says he thinks it's just post-surgical..exacerbated by the dilations.   But CEA is still climbing a little at a time - now .8.   It's gone up .1 every month since surgery.   I'm having a hard time just relaxing and thinking it's nothing.  

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LivinginNH
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Hi Jen,

Glad to hear that the scans gave you guys really great results.  But why are you asking about peritoneal mets?  Did the doctor say that he saw them on a scan at some point?  They are usually picked up by a PET/CT scan.

Take care,

Cyn

jen2012
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Just questioning that soft tissue area the scan showed. They say nothing to worry about but id rather she didn't mention it if there wasn't something to worry about.

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herdizziness
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not to worry, worry this sounds really good!  I wouldn't worry too much about the soft tissue, enjoy the good scan for a while! (I know it's hard to do sometimes) :).

So happy for you two!

Winter Marie

jen2012
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Thanks. Trying not to stress...friend is having BC surgery in 20 mins. Too much cancer around....

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