Scan Time, Deep Joy!

Djinnie
Djinnie Member Posts: 945

I'm off for my three monthly scan this morning. I hate the early morning appointments it's over a two hour drive and the weather is wretched. I have to drink water on the way for the prep, hot coffee would be far more welcome in this weather. Brrrrr!

Things have not been going so well for me lately so I am much more gittery about the results of this scan. However I have to wait until next week for the them, so unless I want to become a basket case by then I will have to get my head on straight,lol! 

They say Spring has Sprung, exactly where was that then?

Djinnie x

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  • Billy's Wife
    Billy's Wife Member Posts: 52
    Djinnie,
    Hot coffee, hot

    Djinnie,

    Hot coffee, hot chocolate and hot totties when you return home to warm you body.  All good thoughts of all of us with you cheering you on and praying for you always to warm your heart and soul.

    Arleen

     

    As far as spring goes--I have no idea where it is certainly not in my neck of the woods either.  Lol 

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member

    Djinnie,
    Hot coffee, hot

    Djinnie,

    Hot coffee, hot chocolate and hot totties when you return home to warm you body.  All good thoughts of all of us with you cheering you on and praying for you always to warm your heart and soul.

    Arleen

     

    As far as spring goes--I have no idea where it is certainly not in my neck of the woods either.  Lol 

    Hi DJinnie!
    Stay warm, and

    Hi DJinnie!

    Stay warm, and think warm thoughts. We will be thinking about you and sending our good thoughts, karma and prayers your way for great scans and good health.

    Big hugs

    Jojo

  • Allochka
    Allochka Member Posts: 1,057 Member
    Jojo61 said:

    Hi DJinnie!
    Stay warm, and

    Hi DJinnie!

    Stay warm, and think warm thoughts. We will be thinking about you and sending our good thoughts, karma and prayers your way for great scans and good health.

    Big hugs

    Jojo

    Wishing you all the best with

    Wishing you all the best with your scans!  And let the spring come to you asap :-)

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

    Wishing you all the best with

    Wishing you all the best with your scans!  And let the spring come to you asap :-)

    You will be in my thoughts

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers as always. I'm hoping for some good news for you. Hugs xx

  • Footstomper
    Footstomper Member Posts: 1,237 Member
    APny said:

    You will be in my thoughts

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers as always. I'm hoping for some good news for you. Hugs xx

    Fingers crossed!

    Good luck with your scan

  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,669 Member

    Fingers crossed!

    Good luck with your scan

    Calling on karma

    I do hope it goes well.  We will be anxiously waiting with you

  • foroughsh
    foroughsh Member Posts: 779 Member
    Djinnie
    you are in my

    Djinnie

    you are in my thoughts and prayers, good luck with your scan

    Forough

  • Skagway Jack
    Skagway Jack Member Posts: 224 Member
    Best of Luck!

    Djinnie,   Best regards and warmest wishes for a great result!   Hang in there. Skagway,  Jack

  • Ree_Maryland
    Ree_Maryland Member Posts: 161 Member
    scans

    Hoping all goes well with scans? keep us posted 

  • Srashedb
    Srashedb Member Posts: 482 Member
    In my thoughts

    please post after you get to results; meanwhile know that you are in my thoughts 

    Healing light 

    Sarah

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    Srashedb said:

    In my thoughts

    please post after you get to results; meanwhile know that you are in my thoughts 

    Healing light 

    Sarah

    Thanks so much everyone!

    As always thank you so much for all of your support. I thought I was lined up for just the regular TAP Scan  but to my surprise I was also scheduled for a brain scan. This being my first brain scan since diagnosis, I am told I will have one every two years now. So positive thoughts! I will let you know how things go.

    It was such a long day, I was pretty shattered when we arrived back. Hubby kindly made me a double whammy Irish coffee, scrummie! I treated myself to an early night and thankfully unlike the previous night I slept like a log. 

    Thanks again:)

     

    Djinnie x

  • I am alive
    I am alive Member Posts: 315
    Djinnie said:

    Thanks so much everyone!

    As always thank you so much for all of your support. I thought I was lined up for just the regular TAP Scan  but to my surprise I was also scheduled for a brain scan. This being my first brain scan since diagnosis, I am told I will have one every two years now. So positive thoughts! I will let you know how things go.

    It was such a long day, I was pretty shattered when we arrived back. Hubby kindly made me a double whammy Irish coffee, scrummie! I treated myself to an early night and thankfully unlike the previous night I slept like a log. 

    Thanks again:)

     

    Djinnie x

    Got my fingers and toes crossed for ya!

    We're on the same 3-month schedule so I know exactly how you felt yesterday! It's amazing how we live in these 3 month bubbles, isn't it? My face today is tomato red - my reaction to the CT dye despite premedicating with Benadrlyl and Prednisone. It looks like we are getting near 8 inches of snow here today so no one will see me and my big red balloon face - it's definitely a stay-at-home day. Having a little toast and coffee then think I will climb back into bed. 

    Yesterday, though, was quite the journey. I travel two hours, too, to get to my cancer center, but I use public  transportation. Took the suburban train into Philly where I caught a bus for the two-hour drive intoNYC, then walked 5 blocks to the subway station to shoot uptown (changing trains once, climbing up steep subway stairs, hanging onto the railing, being a slowpoke), then walked several blocks to the cancer center. After the tests I did everything in reverse - walk, subway (two trains), walk, bus, train, home. 

    I actually prefer it this way. My husband drives fast and because of that the trip with him can be stressful, especially in inclement weather. Oh yes, yesterday was rainy and slushy, with ice and snow on the ground, here and there. Quite the adventure. But I am deeply grateful that I can still manage it on my own. A little short of breath now and then - especially going up those subway steps - but invigorating. I love walking in a big city, feeling swept along with humanity. An infinitesimal cog in the big machinery. It's a good perspective to have.

    Now we wait for our dr appointments to get the results. Mine is next Tuesday. I can wait. I tend to get freaked out just before the tests. Once that's done I try very hard to block the fear and anxiety by keeping busy, refusing to "go there," which works pretty well until I'm actually in the doctor's office waiting to see him. You know the drill. What can we do? There's nothing we can do to alter the results. They will be what they will be and we - because we must - will deal with them. I'll be thinking of you, Djinnie! Sending light and love your way!

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member

    Got my fingers and toes crossed for ya!

    We're on the same 3-month schedule so I know exactly how you felt yesterday! It's amazing how we live in these 3 month bubbles, isn't it? My face today is tomato red - my reaction to the CT dye despite premedicating with Benadrlyl and Prednisone. It looks like we are getting near 8 inches of snow here today so no one will see me and my big red balloon face - it's definitely a stay-at-home day. Having a little toast and coffee then think I will climb back into bed. 

    Yesterday, though, was quite the journey. I travel two hours, too, to get to my cancer center, but I use public  transportation. Took the suburban train into Philly where I caught a bus for the two-hour drive intoNYC, then walked 5 blocks to the subway station to shoot uptown (changing trains once, climbing up steep subway stairs, hanging onto the railing, being a slowpoke), then walked several blocks to the cancer center. After the tests I did everything in reverse - walk, subway (two trains), walk, bus, train, home. 

    I actually prefer it this way. My husband drives fast and because of that the trip with him can be stressful, especially in inclement weather. Oh yes, yesterday was rainy and slushy, with ice and snow on the ground, here and there. Quite the adventure. But I am deeply grateful that I can still manage it on my own. A little short of breath now and then - especially going up those subway steps - but invigorating. I love walking in a big city, feeling swept along with humanity. An infinitesimal cog in the big machinery. It's a good perspective to have.

    Now we wait for our dr appointments to get the results. Mine is next Tuesday. I can wait. I tend to get freaked out just before the tests. Once that's done I try very hard to block the fear and anxiety by keeping busy, refusing to "go there," which works pretty well until I'm actually in the doctor's office waiting to see him. You know the drill. What can we do? There's nothing we can do to alter the results. They will be what they will be and we - because we must - will deal with them. I'll be thinking of you, Djinnie! Sending light and love your way!

    Keeping fingers crossed for

    Keeping fingers crossed for both of you.

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945

    Got my fingers and toes crossed for ya!

    We're on the same 3-month schedule so I know exactly how you felt yesterday! It's amazing how we live in these 3 month bubbles, isn't it? My face today is tomato red - my reaction to the CT dye despite premedicating with Benadrlyl and Prednisone. It looks like we are getting near 8 inches of snow here today so no one will see me and my big red balloon face - it's definitely a stay-at-home day. Having a little toast and coffee then think I will climb back into bed. 

    Yesterday, though, was quite the journey. I travel two hours, too, to get to my cancer center, but I use public  transportation. Took the suburban train into Philly where I caught a bus for the two-hour drive intoNYC, then walked 5 blocks to the subway station to shoot uptown (changing trains once, climbing up steep subway stairs, hanging onto the railing, being a slowpoke), then walked several blocks to the cancer center. After the tests I did everything in reverse - walk, subway (two trains), walk, bus, train, home. 

    I actually prefer it this way. My husband drives fast and because of that the trip with him can be stressful, especially in inclement weather. Oh yes, yesterday was rainy and slushy, with ice and snow on the ground, here and there. Quite the adventure. But I am deeply grateful that I can still manage it on my own. A little short of breath now and then - especially going up those subway steps - but invigorating. I love walking in a big city, feeling swept along with humanity. An infinitesimal cog in the big machinery. It's a good perspective to have.

    Now we wait for our dr appointments to get the results. Mine is next Tuesday. I can wait. I tend to get freaked out just before the tests. Once that's done I try very hard to block the fear and anxiety by keeping busy, refusing to "go there," which works pretty well until I'm actually in the doctor's office waiting to see him. You know the drill. What can we do? There's nothing we can do to alter the results. They will be what they will be and we - because we must - will deal with them. I'll be thinking of you, Djinnie! Sending light and love your way!

    You're a Trooper!

    My goodness you're a trooper, I take my cap off to you, that is some journey and on your own. Sounds like a complete work out, and all in the cold weather too. I know it has been pretty bad in New York, my daughter lives there and has been moaning about it for weeks. Is that the first time you have suffered a reaction to the contrast? sounds miserable, but as you say with the heavy snow staying in right now sounds the best place to be.

    Getting through these three monthly tests is always so difficult, like you I try to stay occupied so not to dwell on it, it's not always easy. The nights are the worst for me as I don't sleep well, so I usually listen to music if I wake up. My results are on Wednesday, my husband is taking me out on Tuesday to take my mind off it, although in this weather I am not sure where we are going. I agree whatever the results we have to accommodate them and deal with them as best we can. I will be thinking of you too, all the very best to you. Keep warm:)

     

    Djinnie x

     

     

  • aamdsi
    aamdsi Member Posts: 284
    Djinnie said:

    You're a Trooper!

    My goodness you're a trooper, I take my cap off to you, that is some journey and on your own. Sounds like a complete work out, and all in the cold weather too. I know it has been pretty bad in New York, my daughter lives there and has been moaning about it for weeks. Is that the first time you have suffered a reaction to the contrast? sounds miserable, but as you say with the heavy snow staying in right now sounds the best place to be.

    Getting through these three monthly tests is always so difficult, like you I try to stay occupied so not to dwell on it, it's not always easy. The nights are the worst for me as I don't sleep well, so I usually listen to music if I wake up. My results are on Wednesday, my husband is taking me out on Tuesday to take my mind off it, although in this weather I am not sure where we are going. I agree whatever the results we have to accommodate them and deal with them as best we can. I will be thinking of you too, all the very best to you. Keep warm:)

     

    Djinnie x

     

     

    Wishing you both

    Great results!  AND for spring to come. We, in MI, have one more day of bitter record lows then it looks to start warming up...at least to be above zero.  Still, we have had it far better than you folks in the East - or even South of us!

    I am going in for my 1 year next week.  It was a year to the day this past Monday.  Seems both so long ago and just yesterday.

     

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    aamdsi said:

    Wishing you both

    Great results!  AND for spring to come. We, in MI, have one more day of bitter record lows then it looks to start warming up...at least to be above zero.  Still, we have had it far better than you folks in the East - or even South of us!

    I am going in for my 1 year next week.  It was a year to the day this past Monday.  Seems both so long ago and just yesterday.

     

    All the Best!

    aamdsi, I know what you mean about the time, that being the anomaly of the Cancer experience. I wish you well with your scan results too, I hope the three of us have good results. I will be praying for a hat trick.

    I hope you get some sunshine, I'm in France so we are experiencing a different weather pattern. Never the less we are desperate for some warmth, the sooner the better:)

     

    Djinnie x

  • donna_lee
    donna_lee Member Posts: 1,041 Member
    Djinnie said:

    All the Best!

    aamdsi, I know what you mean about the time, that being the anomaly of the Cancer experience. I wish you well with your scan results too, I hope the three of us have good results. I will be praying for a hat trick.

    I hope you get some sunshine, I'm in France so we are experiencing a different weather pattern. Never the less we are desperate for some warmth, the sooner the better:)

     

    Djinnie x

    Soldier onward

    All of you.  Or is that the postal service workers who slog through rain, sleet and snow?  In any kind of weather, those of us here seem to take what is thrown our way and get to the tests, wait on the results, and move on with living.

    My next batch is not until May, but it hits with a bang.  Follow up Mammogram based upon what they found 6 months ago, fasting labs and then my PC Dr., Chest X-ray and US to monitor the RCC and then results with the oncology office.

    Oh, and my husband does his fasting labs and PC appt., and sees his Ophtalmologist to follow an auto-immune disease that affects his eyes.

    At least I can say it is sunny here and I have the office door open.  It's frosty in the early mornings and then warms to the hi 50's-low 60's.

    Keep on, keeping on.  Hugs to all.

    Donna

  • I am alive
    I am alive Member Posts: 315
    Ahhhhhh France!

    France is so lovely. We were in Paris a year ago last November to visit  our daughter who was studying abroad. I was so taken with the beauty of the city that I read voraciously about its history and that of the French Revolution when I got home. Couldn't get enough. And I still miss the bread! We visited the Loire region too. Gotta love those castles.

    Regarding my allergy to contrast dye, I broke out in severe hives along the chest and neck some 10 years ago when I was first diagnosed and had my first scan. Since then I've premedicated with 150 mg of Prednisone (one 50 mg pill 13 hrs  before the CT, another 50mg pill 7 hrs before and the third pill 1 hr before),  and also take two 25 mg pills of Benadryl an hour before. The docs recently switched me to a banana-flavored barium kind of contrast drink beforehand that has either less or no iodine - I can't remember. Seems to lessen the red face syndrome the next day.

    I wish I could send you the picture outside my front window. It's a symphony of white - thick, fluffy white carpet of snow, snow-laden trees standing utterly still as more soft flakes keep falling from the white sky. And everything is so QUIET!! Beautiful (and just a tad spooky). Exciting, though, to know spring is right around the corner. Thanks everybody for all the good wishes!! They're like flower seeds planted 'neath this snow.

  • I am alive
    I am alive Member Posts: 315

    Ahhhhhh France!

    France is so lovely. We were in Paris a year ago last November to visit  our daughter who was studying abroad. I was so taken with the beauty of the city that I read voraciously about its history and that of the French Revolution when I got home. Couldn't get enough. And I still miss the bread! We visited the Loire region too. Gotta love those castles.

    Regarding my allergy to contrast dye, I broke out in severe hives along the chest and neck some 10 years ago when I was first diagnosed and had my first scan. Since then I've premedicated with 150 mg of Prednisone (one 50 mg pill 13 hrs  before the CT, another 50mg pill 7 hrs before and the third pill 1 hr before),  and also take two 25 mg pills of Benadryl an hour before. The docs recently switched me to a banana-flavored barium kind of contrast drink beforehand that has either less or no iodine - I can't remember. Seems to lessen the red face syndrome the next day.

    I wish I could send you the picture outside my front window. It's a symphony of white - thick, fluffy white carpet of snow, snow-laden trees standing utterly still as more soft flakes keep falling from the white sky. And everything is so QUIET!! Beautiful (and just a tad spooky). Exciting, though, to know spring is right around the corner. Thanks everybody for all the good wishes!! They're like flower seeds planted 'neath this snow.

    DonnaLee, are you in Australia?

    For some reason that's what I'm thinking, office door open and all. Well enjoy! Wow, you and your husband will be hit up with quite the whammy come May but you have a couple of months now to dance in the sun. I'll be thinking of you doing that. Wishing you all the best.

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    donna_lee said:

    Soldier onward

    All of you.  Or is that the postal service workers who slog through rain, sleet and snow?  In any kind of weather, those of us here seem to take what is thrown our way and get to the tests, wait on the results, and move on with living.

    My next batch is not until May, but it hits with a bang.  Follow up Mammogram based upon what they found 6 months ago, fasting labs and then my PC Dr., Chest X-ray and US to monitor the RCC and then results with the oncology office.

    Oh, and my husband does his fasting labs and PC appt., and sees his Ophtalmologist to follow an auto-immune disease that affects his eyes.

    At least I can say it is sunny here and I have the office door open.  It's frosty in the early mornings and then warms to the hi 50's-low 60's.

    Keep on, keeping on.  Hugs to all.

    Donna

    Moving Forward!

    Hey Donna,

    Haven't had a chance to speak to you in a while. Both you and your husband have a lot going on too, I hope all goes well for you, as you say no matter what we move on with living. There is no acceptable alternative really.

    Sounds lovely where you are, at least the sun is pushing through somewhere.

    Take care, all the best:)

     

    Djinnie x