Scans, tests, starting chemo and other prayer/ good thought needs for week of Dec. 14th. Add yours

dianetavegia
dianetavegia Member Posts: 1,942
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
I know many, many have scans, tests, surgery, start chemo, etc. this week. It's hard to keep track!

If you'd like others to remember you this week, add your name with what you're having done so we can pray or send good wishes, good thoughts your way.

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Diane: CEA on Tuesday. 1st one since chemo ended Aug. 12th.
Dx'd Jan. 7, 2009 Stage III colon cancer
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  • usakat
    usakat Member Posts: 610
    So nice, Diane...
    I'll be sending prayers your way.

    As for me, my doc increased one of my meds (Polyethylene Glycol), but if it doesn't help I'll go in for a CT scan and cystoscopy). I've been having "issues" and some pain in my tailbone and hips, and a tough kind of stich in my right side in the kidney area. It's always something, isn't it?
  • usakat said:

    So nice, Diane...
    I'll be sending prayers your way.

    As for me, my doc increased one of my meds (Polyethylene Glycol), but if it doesn't help I'll go in for a CT scan and cystoscopy). I've been having "issues" and some pain in my tailbone and hips, and a tough kind of stich in my right side in the kidney area. It's always something, isn't it?

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  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576
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    me too
    Tuesday with GP to discuss cranky breast and back and shoulder and front and .....

    Thursday oncology....sixth month cea after last chemo after second liver reoccur

    best wishes to all
    mags
  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117
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    my thoughts
    and prayers are with everyone during these times.i will be having all mine done in jan. due to my insurance.Godbless....johnnybegood
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    To Everyone.....
    Best Wishes and Good Thoughts to all of the Semi;Colons going through "anything" this week!
    -Craig
  • TxKayaker
    TxKayaker Member Posts: 176
    Sundanceh said:

    To Everyone.....
    Best Wishes and Good Thoughts to all of the Semi;Colons going through "anything" this week!
    -Craig

    I to have a busy week
    I to have a busy week colonoscopy on Wednesday & surgery to reverse my ostomy on Friday.
    Need prayers.
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    Good Luck Everyone
    RFA tomorrow. Film at 11
  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
    YUK
    My first after treatment Colonoscopy is next week, Yea I know, what was I thinking right before Christmas?. I sure will be hungry come Chistmas eve!!!!!
  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522
    All of you are in my
    All of you are in my prayers.I have prayed a good outcome from all these tests for all of you.
    Best luck to everyone.
  • Kathryn_in_MN
    Kathryn_in_MN Member Posts: 1,252
    PET scan tomorrow
    This one is kind of a big deal to me. I was staged IIIc after surgery.

    Before dx I had a CT that showed something questionable on my liver (along with my "probable mild sigmoid colitis and reactive lymph nodes;" translation = stage III colon cancer, with 5 nodes positive - NOT colitis).

    Because of that, I was a little worried, and the surgeon knew it. So during my resection, when he saw two little spots on my liver, he took biopsies - they were benign. But he couldn't see the backside of my liver (laproscopic surgery).

    So my onc ordered a PET to check on the liver. My first PET lit up some spots on my liver and several upper lymph nodes that were enlarged. But this scan was just 2 weeks after surgery. I had an MRI to try and get more info on these, but we still aren't sure. We think the spot showing on the original CT is a hemangioma. And the other spots might be where the biopsies were done - just surgery trauma, being only two weeks out from surgery. But it is uncertain with the different little things spotted, what all is going on with my liver. My onc seemed not as concerned about it though after PET and MRI.

    What he was more concerned about is the nodes. It sounds like they are in the same area where my colon would have to be pulled away and dropped down for the resection. So that could have been surgery trauma too. Or not. So he said we'd do four rounds of chemo and rescan.

    So this scan will keep me stage III if the liver and nodes don't light up this time, or move me to being staged as IV if either one does. It scares me. But I need to know.
  • rgr1949
    rgr1949 Member Posts: 1

    All of you are in my
    All of you are in my prayers.I have prayed a good outcome from all these tests for all of you.
    Best luck to everyone.

    My husband has his first CT
    My husband has his first CT scan on Thursday the 17th, after a right hemi-colectomy that was performed on 11-24-09. He also has his first consults with the oncologists that same day. I imagine we will get an idea of his treatment plan for stage IIIB (T3N1MX)colon cancer that day.
  • fringetree
    fringetree Member Posts: 65

    PET scan tomorrow
    This one is kind of a big deal to me. I was staged IIIc after surgery.

    Before dx I had a CT that showed something questionable on my liver (along with my "probable mild sigmoid colitis and reactive lymph nodes;" translation = stage III colon cancer, with 5 nodes positive - NOT colitis).

    Because of that, I was a little worried, and the surgeon knew it. So during my resection, when he saw two little spots on my liver, he took biopsies - they were benign. But he couldn't see the backside of my liver (laproscopic surgery).

    So my onc ordered a PET to check on the liver. My first PET lit up some spots on my liver and several upper lymph nodes that were enlarged. But this scan was just 2 weeks after surgery. I had an MRI to try and get more info on these, but we still aren't sure. We think the spot showing on the original CT is a hemangioma. And the other spots might be where the biopsies were done - just surgery trauma, being only two weeks out from surgery. But it is uncertain with the different little things spotted, what all is going on with my liver. My onc seemed not as concerned about it though after PET and MRI.

    What he was more concerned about is the nodes. It sounds like they are in the same area where my colon would have to be pulled away and dropped down for the resection. So that could have been surgery trauma too. Or not. So he said we'd do four rounds of chemo and rescan.

    So this scan will keep me stage III if the liver and nodes don't light up this time, or move me to being staged as IV if either one does. It scares me. But I need to know.

    good luck
    everyone!
  • Mary5777
    Mary5777 Member Posts: 18
    New Pet scan
    I will be sharing the event of testing, but not this week..Dec 28. Nervous as can be. Effects our sleep and our daydreams, i know it does mine. I had my last PET scan Sept 28 after 3 months on Folfiri and Erbitux, and my scan was NED...But i continued on with my same chemo and now will have PET to re evaluate and see if i can come off the Irrotecan. So now i am really nervous...And why it that? Why does every ache and discomfort lead us to bad news...or so we think...Before cancer and chemo..did we worry? Not me...And i am not even off chemo and i worry. So lets hope you all get great news and stop worrying ...and enjoy the day....(i just previewed my note and realize i must worry alot!!!!)
    Hope everyone has a great Christmas and and great news. Mary
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576
    Mary5777 said:

    New Pet scan
    I will be sharing the event of testing, but not this week..Dec 28. Nervous as can be. Effects our sleep and our daydreams, i know it does mine. I had my last PET scan Sept 28 after 3 months on Folfiri and Erbitux, and my scan was NED...But i continued on with my same chemo and now will have PET to re evaluate and see if i can come off the Irrotecan. So now i am really nervous...And why it that? Why does every ache and discomfort lead us to bad news...or so we think...Before cancer and chemo..did we worry? Not me...And i am not even off chemo and i worry. So lets hope you all get great news and stop worrying ...and enjoy the day....(i just previewed my note and realize i must worry alot!!!!)
    Hope everyone has a great Christmas and and great news. Mary

    oh Mary
    mary was a great post...you made me smile....yes we do worry a lot. I wish you well on the 28th Mary and a Merry merry Christmas to you. mags
  • lizzydavis
    lizzydavis Member Posts: 893
    maglets said:

    oh Mary
    mary was a great post...you made me smile....yes we do worry a lot. I wish you well on the 28th Mary and a Merry merry Christmas to you. mags

    Port Removal on Wednesday for me.
    Port Removal on Wednesday for me.
  • cbcardb12
    cbcardb12 Member Posts: 84

    Port Removal on Wednesday for me.
    Port Removal on Wednesday for me.

    Off to Vanderbilt
    My husband will have his 2nd or 3rd opinion on Friday at Vanderbilt. Excited and nervous about what will be said. Also very hopeful.

    Good luck to everyone for a wonderful outcome!

    Carolyn
  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030
    cbcardb12 said:

    Off to Vanderbilt
    My husband will have his 2nd or 3rd opinion on Friday at Vanderbilt. Excited and nervous about what will be said. Also very hopeful.

    Good luck to everyone for a wonderful outcome!

    Carolyn

    CEA
    CEA level will be checked on the 17th!!
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
    I'm praying
    Hi to all of you who have just posted about tests, scans, etc. that you have coming up soon- I'm praying for you all. I don't have any tests coming up for a while now, but I am getting used to taking interferon injections. I had my first one last night and I've never experienced such fever and chills as I did last night (for about an hour- then I felt weak and had a headache until about midday today). I have to do this 3x a week and am trying to still get my Christmas shopping finished this week. I'm told these flulike side effects begin to fade away after about 3 weeks.

    Lisa
  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342 Member
    Good post
    Thanks Diane for this post. It was good to read through everything that everyone is going through this week and think and pray for each person.
    You are an amazing group of people. Truly each one of you!

    Aloha,
    Kathleen
  • Sigma34
    Sigma34 Member Posts: 203

    Good post
    Thanks Diane for this post. It was good to read through everything that everyone is going through this week and think and pray for each person.
    You are an amazing group of people. Truly each one of you!

    Aloha,
    Kathleen

    Great post Diane. I like
    Great post Diane. I like being able to know who and what to pray for.

    I don't usually ask for prayers for myself, feels weird but since you made the post I will. I have some bloodwork this week, surgery in January and I'm feeling very very run down.

    By the way, I LOVE your photo!