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wish me luck, playing ct scan roulette UPDATE

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I AM CLEAR AS A BELL, THEY COULD NOT ANYTHING ON THE CT
THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOU PRAYERS AND KIND THOUGHTS. IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME.
pete

posting from my mobile as i sip ioscan gicat scan concentrated solution. It tastes
horrible. Got 2 more saches to go at 20min interval and in an hour i
can really start my turn on ct roulette.

Today i am getting the abdominal and chest scan. Its been 6months.

My next ct was mentioned by doctors. But it had slipped my mind until
this morning when i emailed gi surgeon and called onc. They are both so good.
They were supposed to talk but booked me into two different places at the same time. One was a week away and the othe well was that afternoon. So here i am.

I don't feel nervous. The results get sent to both doctors automatically. I don't want to pickup anything and stare at the results envelope.

I see the big round magnetron of the ct is like a roulette wheel. Spin the wheel and see if you win. Loose or draw.

I refuse to take my fate too seriously. Even though i invest effort and energy in all the treatments and alternatives.

I prefer trying to maintain a detached healthy curiousity about my future.

If you play ct roulette yourself well i just hope you always win. I have the same wish for myself.

No cost. Great service. I live in the lucky country.

Hugs.
Pete

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I've never thought of it as 'ct roulette.' You sound calm and happy - that's great.

Good luck my friend. I hope you get great results.

Roger

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I'll be on the edge of my seat waiting for your results, Pete!
Hoping and praying that it will be good news! I'm living kind of vicariously from those who have had good news on their scans this week (Jennie and Buzz), wanting it for you too (& of course for myself!)

Hang tight!
Lisa

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Hi again Pete,

Just read your updated news on the scan results... so wonderful!!!!

I am rejoicing in your news with you and also excited because you're taking so many of the natural supplements that I am & I'm hoping and praying they will have a good effect on me soon, too!

Enjoy the feeling of freedom in your good news & have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend!!

Hugs,
Lisa

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I love your attitude Pete. I am praying for good results for you. :)

Aloha,
Kathleen

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down under! You are the ROCK! and you have such a good attitude for such a stressful situation! I dislike waiting and it is hard to not worry - even a little bit. But what do we learn from worrying? only get a few more wrinkles! Prayers coming your way!
hugs!
Shanna

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week! .
Sending you my prayers wishes and any positive thing!.
Let us know Asap please!

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he he he

so thanks for the thoughts and prayers.
shanna
kathleen,
pepe
lisa
roger

I had the ct with contrast, I'd forgotten about the nasty taste and the really hot flush when they inject you.

Did you know they pump it into your arm vien and then ct contrast gets pumped around your body to all your vessels. what I did not know is they only have a 90 second window to get the ct scan done after pumping you. as it starts to get filtered straighaway and the contrast benefit I presume is lost past 90 seconds. then our poor kidneys have prurify our blood of this crap. the joys of being a cancer patient.

It was over before I knew it, the nurses were hilarious. I got a great photo of my playing around on the ct scanner. I found myself praying while getting scanned. strange time to pray, hey. I should pray more but at least when I do its pretty genuine.

Will let you know the results, when I do.

hugs,
pete

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what will be, will be, will be and we'll see

I said something similar to my daughter who is very upset about my cancer diagnosis:
IT is what IT is,
IT will be what IT will be,
Don't let IT come between us.
Otherwise, we're uITs and that's just silly :)

Fight for my love
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You are in my prayers,hope for the best result for you.Good luck with it.

luvmum
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Dear pete,

GOOD LUCK!!!!!
I'm sure you will win the roulette! =)

Love D

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all the luck in the world

Hugss

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LUCK..LUCK...and more LUCK to WIN...WIN..and WIN some more!!!!! Patiently waiting with you.

Jennie

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Hey, here's to you and me. Mine is on the 13th....Yikes!

AnneCan
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Best of luck to you, Pete!

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Hi Pete,

I had a ct scan on the 4th too...mine is the first since starting chemo, to see how it's working on the tumors in my liver. I hope we both have great results :)

Janine

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I don't like to gamble but if I did I most likely would bet on your great outcome ....Good news to you mate...all good news, and will be waiting to hear it firsthand.......buzz

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Hi Pete, sorry to wish you late well wishes. I hope it all went well and great results!

Love and hugs, Gail

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Hey Pete,
Waiting to hear your outcome :) I'm not telling mine til I hear yours!
Janine

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Remember I'm taking care of you this week!.
Janine,hope you got positive results , good vibes for you too!

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Pete when i had my scan today I used your metaphor of the roulette wheel with the tech who was giving me my dye

she laughed and said.....ok lettem roll and let's hope for great results.....

thanks Pete.....good way to think about that big old thing rolling around

mags

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hi mags,
its some pathetic childish device that helps me cope.
but hey it works, if its helps you smile a smile and someone else like the tech smile.
well its certainly worth the post.

we need more smiles and less sorrow here and everywhere.
love pete

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hi janine,

I am clear as a bell.
yippeeee!!!
i hope yours a good.
now tell.

hugs,
Pete

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Congrats! Your humour and positive vibes have helped not only you thru this process but many on the board as well. So glad to hear that your chimes are sparkling today! Now prayers for Janine as well
Hugs and many more!
Shanna

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news!!! I am so happy for your good news. Enjoy the relief. have a wonderful day.
Judy

AnneCan
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I am so happy for the good news!

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Me too!!!

Send me some great vibes next Wednesday!!!!!

luvmum
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I'm glad to hear that....

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Maggie ringing bells in Canada

well done Pete

smokeyjoe
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SUPER GOOD NEWS!!! :) :)

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Haha! Gooooooood!

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Clear as a bell, I love it! I got a colonoscopy next thurs and two weeks later the ct scan.
I'm hopeing Im clear as a bell as well. (ive got no reason to think otherwise) Tom

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hahahahaha! Congrats again!!

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congrats on the good news Pete!

Gail

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Pete,
Love it, clear as a bell!!!!! Wonderful! Keep walking my friend!

Aloha,
Kathleen

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my prayers were answered. I think its the same god or universal force we look too when desparate. I hope he looks after us all.

love to each and everyone of us,
may today be the best day of our life,
imagine if each day gets better than the last,
now that would be a life worth living.

Pete

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Scanxiety is one of the worst feelings I know. Its like being a great batsman. One more ten runs till you make a century. With us its one more scan till we forget why we are having scans. Hugs to your wife and family ,they feel it more than us. Ron.

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I'm so glad your results were optimal...clear as a bell sounds great!!!

My scan results were pretty good too...and Ron, I totally agree that "they feel it more than us"...my husband jumped up in the doc's office to do a happy dance when we got the good news that my tumors have decreased in size and mass.

I also got the good news that the "spots" on my lungs are likely not cancer, since they've not grown or shrunk since they were first noted. There's a node on my thyroid we will watch and there's a "shadow" on the view of one breast so I have to go for a mammogram and ultrasound to get a better looksee on that. Doc joked that he'd hate to give me three cancer diagnosis and hopes there's nothing to the breast or thyroid stuff...I'm not worried about them, personally.

Janine

AnneCan
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I am really glad that you got good scan results; it is nice to know that the treatment is working. Make sure you celebrate.

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Yes, it's nice to know for certain that the treatment is working. We took the kids out to dinner that very night to celebrate :)

mom_2_3
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Pete,

So glad that you got such great news. Enjoy your vacation time with your family!

Amy

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congratulations, Pete. glad to hear the good news.

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