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tiny one
tiny one Member Posts: 465 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
I saw my oncologist wednesday just for a checkup and he also went over the results of my Cat scan that was done on July 6th. Everything looked good and normal but he mentioned that my heart was enlarged. This surprised me because I've never ever had any problems or symptoms. He didn't mention that I needed any testing or didn't seem concerned about this. Anyone here had any similar comments. I'm extremely active and very petite. 4 ft 11 inches tall and weigh 86 pounds.

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  • snommintj
    snommintj Member Posts: 601
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    How old
    4 11 and 86 pounds, how old are you?
  • tiny one
    tiny one Member Posts: 465 Member
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    snommintj said:

    How old
    4 11 and 86 pounds, how old are you?

    age
    51 years old today!!
  • luv3jay
    luv3jay Member Posts: 533 Member
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    Well, from watching Dr. G,
    Well, from watching Dr. G, Medical Examiner, an enlarged heart usually comes from high blood pressure. Have you ever been told that you have high blood pressure?
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  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    tiny one said:

    age
    51 years old today!!

    Happy Happy Birthday
    I know this is off post comment, but a very happy birthday to you today and I hope that you have a wonderful day and do something special to celebrate.

    Kim
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866 Member
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    Well..
    I just think you are All Heart Tiny One ;-)
    -p
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
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    PhillieG said:

    Well..
    I just think you are All Heart Tiny One ;-)
    -p

    Happy Birthday Tiny One.........
    and many many more :)
  • snommintj
    snommintj Member Posts: 601
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    hey, I wasn't making jokes
    I like my ladies petite, I was checking to see if she was in my age range, then I remembered I don't have an age range.
  • polarprincess
    polarprincess Member Posts: 202
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    lol
    i am also tiny...4'11 and 93 pounds..no one has ever said anything to me about my heart being enlarged but at 42 right before my cancer diagnosis i did develop tachycardia that evidently was unrelated to anemia cuz i still have it even though i am no longer anemic..interesting....
  • tiny one
    tiny one Member Posts: 465 Member
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    heart
    No I have never had any signs of high blood pressure, only white coat syndrome. I hate all of these tests that I've had to have related to colon cancer and all of the scans. I do not want to have any more test if I'm not having any symptoms. I do not have a primary care Dr. right now just my surgeon and my oncologist. I just wondered if anyone had been told this and the Dr were wrong. Being small should be one of the things that would make a heart healthy I would think. Smaller body less stress on the heart.
  • dixchi
    dixchi Member Posts: 431
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    lol
    i am also tiny...4'11 and 93 pounds..no one has ever said anything to me about my heart being enlarged but at 42 right before my cancer diagnosis i did develop tachycardia that evidently was unrelated to anemia cuz i still have it even though i am no longer anemic..interesting....

    Tidbit
    I visited my primary doc in prep for cataract surgery and
    he mentioned that some chemo can aggravate/damage the lining of the
    heart which I had never heard before.....mine was ok....but to
    reduce the worry, what about having a chat with a cardiologist?
    Jut an idea.

    Barbara
  • shmurciakova
    shmurciakova Member Posts: 906 Member
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    snommintj said:

    hey, I wasn't making jokes
    I like my ladies petite, I was checking to see if she was in my age range, then I remembered I don't have an age range.

    your wife?
    Don't you have a wife though? I know why you men like small women. I have the inside scoop..(see below), lol!
  • shmurciakova
    shmurciakova Member Posts: 906 Member
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    big heart
    Hi Tiny One,
    I am also small, 5'1"/115-120 depending on the time of year, lol! Anyway, I have not ever been told that I have a large heart or anything like that.
    BTW, congratulations on the rest of your news. The only person I know who has an enlarged heart is a friend (man) who is 6'4". He also has a fixation w/ small women too. He told me it is because it makes his you know what appear "Even bigger than it really is!" lol.
    Anyway, I hope you have a great day and try not to worry about it too much. I would maybe get it checked out by a non- cancer doctor though when you get around to it.
    -Susan H.
  • regslady
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    tiny one said:

    age
    51 years old today!!

    Happy belated birthday!

    Happy belated birthday!
  • tiny one
    tiny one Member Posts: 465 Member
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    snommintj said:

    hey, I wasn't making jokes
    I like my ladies petite, I was checking to see if she was in my age range, then I remembered I don't have an age range.

    petite
    I'm very petite but I have a heck of a temper. I'm full blooded Italian. Actually I've gotten better at controlling the temper. All thru treatment I was mild mannered but the day I yelled and screamed at one of the boys and his stupid girlfriend I knew I was getting back to being my old feisty self. Oh My husband is a pretty good sized guy but knows when to tread lightly around me.
  • snommintj
    snommintj Member Posts: 601
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    your wife?
    Don't you have a wife though? I know why you men like small women. I have the inside scoop..(see below), lol!

    yes...
    yes, I have a wife. Which is why I don't have an age range!
  • tiny one said:

    petite
    I'm very petite but I have a heck of a temper. I'm full blooded Italian. Actually I've gotten better at controlling the temper. All thru treatment I was mild mannered but the day I yelled and screamed at one of the boys and his stupid girlfriend I knew I was getting back to being my old feisty self. Oh My husband is a pretty good sized guy but knows when to tread lightly around me.

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