Scanxiety is running high this week!

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dhs1963
dhs1963 Member Posts: 513

My last several sets of scans were remarkably devoid of anxiety.  I felt pretty good going in, and everything was good.  Now, we have extened the duration (5 months since the last scan).  I have convinced myself that my new back pain is going to be bad news....it is a sharp pain right in the spine, about even with my bellybutton.  It hurts worst when I first stand up.  It does not radiate away.  

Scans are 1 week from monday, and I will have the results the following thursday.  

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  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member
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    DHS....Scanxiety isn't fun. I

    DHS....Scanxiety isn't fun. I am glad the scan isn't too far away. Hoping your pain is something as simple as a pulled muscle.

    Hang in there and keep us posted. We are here for you!

    Hugs

    Jojo

  • dhs1963
    dhs1963 Member Posts: 513
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    Jojo61 said:

    DHS....Scanxiety isn't fun. I

    DHS....Scanxiety isn't fun. I am glad the scan isn't too far away. Hoping your pain is something as simple as a pulled muscle.

    Hang in there and keep us posted. We are here for you!

    Hugs

    Jojo

    It is not a muscle...

    But it could be arthritis....As long as it is not a glowie thing on a Pet scan, I am happy (not having a pet scan, just abdomen MRI and Chest CT).

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

    DHS....Scanxiety isn't fun. I

    DHS....Scanxiety isn't fun. I am glad the scan isn't too far away. Hoping your pain is something as simple as a pulled muscle.

    Hang in there and keep us posted. We are here for you!

    Hugs

    Jojo

    Keeping my fingers crossed

    Keeping my fingers crossed everything will turn out ok and you'll hear that word we all love to hear: NED. ITA with Jojo; it could be anything, including a slipped, compressed or inflamed disc in the spine.

  • Allochka
    Allochka Member Posts: 1,064 Member
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    Back pain is SO common, has

    Back pain is SO common, has so many reasons and 99,9 % of them  are benign. Statistics are in your favor. Wish you a clear scan and possibility to calm down a bit prior to getting results. 

  • foroughsh
    foroughsh Member Posts: 779 Member
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    I had chest and shoulder pain

    I had chest and shoulder pain for more than two weeks, i had convinced my self it was cancer related, but it wasn't. after all tests and scans with good results the pain got better and finally vanished. you'd said that you've passed two years and your Oncologist is very optimistic that it won't come back. Please be optimistic. i'm waiting for your good news.

  • marosa
    marosa Member Posts: 334 Member
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    foroughsh said:

    I had chest and shoulder pain

    I had chest and shoulder pain for more than two weeks, i had convinced my self it was cancer related, but it wasn't. after all tests and scans with good results the pain got better and finally vanished. you'd said that you've passed two years and your Oncologist is very optimistic that it won't come back. Please be optimistic. i'm waiting for your good news.

    Scanxiety

    With just one "scanxiety" behind me, I know how you feel!  I have had my life given back to me in mostly every way after my surgery and recup, but when time for that first scan came close and the very day and the wait for results... its a toughie,  but we CAN!   Go to it with a light heart and with all the good energy and vibes you can get from yourself, your loved ones and us.  We will be here for you.  And it sure "smells" like good news!!!