Tests - Waiting....

adman
adman Member Posts: 336

 

Like everyone here, I hate the few days between my CT's and seeing the Onc Dr., seems like forever.

A new twist this morning when I went to the imaging center for my 6 month CT - Pelvis, Abdoman, Chest. The radiologist there. who has never read my scans, told me he wanted to do full-contrast 100ml, instead of 1/2 dose - 50ml - I've been getting the past 2 years.

I spoke to him and he explained why, etc. He assured me I would be ok. They administered 200mg mg of Theopolin at the place and I filled a script for 5 more doses , 1 every 12 hours.

Anyway, I'm hoping all is ok.

 

Thanks.

 

 

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  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,361 Member
    Scanxiety

    adman,

     

    With your history and attitude you will be fine.

     

    Icemantoo

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    icemantoo said:

    Scanxiety

    adman,

     

    With your history and attitude you will be fine.

     

    Icemantoo

    Wishing you the very best!

    Wishing you the very best!

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member
    Hey Adman...
    Feeling your

    Hey Adman...

    Feeling your anxiety and thinking about you.

    But I don't understand the last part of your message....what is theopolin and why are they injecting you with it after the scan?

    Hugs

    Jojo

  • adman
    adman Member Posts: 336
    Jojo61 said:

    Hey Adman...
    Feeling your

    Hey Adman...

    Feeling your anxiety and thinking about you.

    But I don't understand the last part of your message....what is theopolin and why are they injecting you with it after the scan?

    Hugs

    Jojo

     
    Jojo,
    Thank you for your

     

    Jojo,

    Thank you for your concern, much appreciated.

    They gave me 200mg Theophylline 'before' the contrast injection - I misspelled the name.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theophylline

     

  • Skagway Jack
    Skagway Jack Member Posts: 224 Member
    At least you got contrast

    They elected not to give me contrast due to high creatine numbers....mine fluctuated from 1.48 in August to 1.83 three days prior to CT.  Anyway doc decided no contrast.  I'm not sure what value a CT without contrast is?  Any opinions on that?

    Best of luck on your NED.

     

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    Thinking of You!

    All the very best with your results Adman, you know we will all be thinking about you! It is always a nerve wracking time but I am sure you will do just fine:)

    Djinnie x

  • adman
    adman Member Posts: 336
    NED

     

    The Good Lord blessed me again with a good report - I'm NED. Thank you to everyone for your love and support. God Bless!!

  • Jan4you
    Jan4you Member Posts: 1,330 Member
    adman said:

    NED

     

    The Good Lord blessed me again with a good report - I'm NED. Thank you to everyone for your love and support. God Bless!!

    YAAAAY!!! whew..
    Glad you

    YAAAAY!!! whew..

    Glad you got good news and shared that with us.. WE need to hear that as well!!

    Continue to let us know how you are doing, WE understand and will support you!

     

    Hugs, Jan

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    adman said:

    NED

     

    The Good Lord blessed me again with a good report - I'm NED. Thank you to everyone for your love and support. God Bless!!

    Great News!

    That is such great news adman, you can breath easy now! I am so pleased for you, that sort of news is golden:)

    I hope you are celebrating tonight!

     

    Djinnie x

  • adman
    adman Member Posts: 336
    Djinnie said:

    Great News!

    That is such great news adman, you can breath easy now! I am so pleased for you, that sort of news is golden:)

    I hope you are celebrating tonight!

     

    Djinnie x

    Thank you for the love & support.....

     

    I am going to have a nice glass of something and a steak :)

     

    God Bless!!

     

     

  • aamdsi
    aamdsi Member Posts: 284
    Yippee!

    What good news! What a way to start the week 8-)

     

    A glass of soemthing?  How about a bottle?  Okay -maybe not, but it's a thought

     

    Laurie

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    aamdsi said:

    Yippee!

    What good news! What a way to start the week 8-)

     

    A glass of soemthing?  How about a bottle?  Okay -maybe not, but it's a thought

     

    Laurie

    Life is great!

    Share the vibes Adman! You've got it going on! Good for you.

  • Skagway Jack
    Skagway Jack Member Posts: 224 Member
    adman said:

    NED

     

    The Good Lord blessed me again with a good report - I'm NED. Thank you to everyone for your love and support. God Bless!!

    Spreading positive Vibs!!!

    Adman,  Good one on ya, I will take your positive vibs and add to the momentum.

    One year check up....NED....with a very slight caveat.  They reported NED for abdomen and pelvis, but used the words "no strong evidence of metastisis" in reference to my chest CT.  Apparently a tiny nodule present last November is still evident but no growth was noted.  I will take that as a NED too! 

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945

    Spreading positive Vibs!!!

    Adman,  Good one on ya, I will take your positive vibs and add to the momentum.

    One year check up....NED....with a very slight caveat.  They reported NED for abdomen and pelvis, but used the words "no strong evidence of metastisis" in reference to my chest CT.  Apparently a tiny nodule present last November is still evident but no growth was noted.  I will take that as a NED too! 

    Great News Skagway!

    Well done Skagway, I am so pleased to hear your news! Have a drink on me:) 

     

    Djinnie x

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member
    Way to go Adman and Skagway!!

    Way to go Adman and Skagway!! Great news!

    Cheers and Hugs!

    Jojo

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    Jojo61 said:

    Way to go Adman and Skagway!!

    Way to go Adman and Skagway!! Great news!

    Cheers and Hugs!

    Jojo

    Happy for both of you. Great

    Happy for both of you. Great news!

  • todd121
    todd121 Member Posts: 1,448 Member

    Spreading positive Vibs!!!

    Adman,  Good one on ya, I will take your positive vibs and add to the momentum.

    One year check up....NED....with a very slight caveat.  They reported NED for abdomen and pelvis, but used the words "no strong evidence of metastisis" in reference to my chest CT.  Apparently a tiny nodule present last November is still evident but no growth was noted.  I will take that as a NED too! 

    Great News

    That is NED. Celebrations and congrats are in order.

    Todd

  • todd121
    todd121 Member Posts: 1,448 Member

    At least you got contrast

    They elected not to give me contrast due to high creatine numbers....mine fluctuated from 1.48 in August to 1.83 three days prior to CT.  Anyway doc decided no contrast.  I'm not sure what value a CT without contrast is?  Any opinions on that?

    Best of luck on your NED.

     

    CT Without Contrast

    If I understand your question correctly, my oncologist said he wouldn't allow me to have contrast unless my creatinine was below 1.5. Mine fluctuates between 1.6-1.8. I asked about 1/2 contrast, and his opinion was that it was too risky for the benefit and wouldn't want to mess with it.

    Todd

  • todd121
    todd121 Member Posts: 1,448 Member
    adman said:

    NED

     

    The Good Lord blessed me again with a good report - I'm NED. Thank you to everyone for your love and support. God Bless!!

    Yay. Glad to hear it!

    Nothing else to add. :)

    Todd

  • adman
    adman Member Posts: 336
    God Bless everyone!