Sundance CT Scan Finally Scheduled *** (NEW UPDATE) ***

Sundanceh
Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
edited June 2011 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Well, I had blood and lab work today and a meeting with my onc. The first question out of his mouth was “Why haven’t you done scans?”

LOL:)

Apparently, I fell through the cracks, which is hard to imagine with my immense girth:)

Somehow, the orders never got to me so I was completely unaware and nobody ever called me to reschedule. All of this time just flying by and I’m wondering….When? You have to love technology – making our lives better all the time:)

I almost cancelled this appointment because initially I did not see anything to discuss. “How are you feeling?” Ok, pay the cashier on the way out:)

So, I figured I would show up and at least talks scan dates with him. He put in the order for a CT for chest, abdomen, and pelvis……“ASAP.”

Therefore, just like that, I am finally scheduled for tomorrow afternoon to take a couple of snapshots and see what really happened “inside there.”

Nervous? Excited? Hard to say, maybe a little of both. This is the post and the results I’ve been waiting on this past year – this is what I fought for – what I believed in – what I put myself through. And now we’re down to it…

You all know what I’m hoping for – I know it’s probably not permanent, but it could be, but only time and clean scans from here on will tell that story. Until then, I’m trying to buy some time and extend until I have to fight again. A year with no treaments or surgeries sounds pretty good about now.

If the news is good, we’ll savor this victory and if it’s not….then we got plenty of time to talk about that.

I should know something next week and will be releasing the “Results Post” right after that.

After a year’s worth of waiting, you don’t want to miss this one:) You’ll recognize the title instantly.

What’s done is now done – the results are already inside me, we just have to decipher the code – I can’t change anything – we fought hard and gave it what we had – and now the rest is out of my hands – I can only hope now and dream of better tomorrows.

You know, it’s funny, how the emotions never really fade away as the time rolls by – in fact, they might even be more intense than they ever were. After all of these years, you’d think I’d be jaded, but I still bubble with hope and optimism that something good will happen.

I've been so sick this past year and coming out of my last cycle, I am back at work, very tired by the end of day, but beginning to not feel that terrible "chemo feel." Depression has moved out (his lease was up) and Hope has moved back in.

I have no misgivings about my future, but feel ever so privileged to be able to share my story and journey with you and that I’ve got such incredible friends here and am a member of such a wonderful community.

And I hope it is good news that I can post to you...you know I like to write all kinds:)

Stay tuned. There’s still room in the “bandwagon” if anyone wants to jump back on, LOL:)

Keeping everyone in my thoughts and close to my heart.

-Craig
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Comments

  • SisterSledge
    SisterSledge Member Posts: 332 Member
    good news to come
    I love good news and I'm really looking forward to yours. There's no way I can wait a week! When I get a scan done, I can go to the hospital records room a day or two later and pick up a copy of the radiology report...I can also stop off at radiology and request a disc copy of the scan images, which are ready within 24 hours of request. Please, for our sakes if not your own, fetch your results instead of awaiting your onc's leisure?
  • wolfen
    wolfen Member Posts: 1,324 Member

    good news to come
    I love good news and I'm really looking forward to yours. There's no way I can wait a week! When I get a scan done, I can go to the hospital records room a day or two later and pick up a copy of the radiology report...I can also stop off at radiology and request a disc copy of the scan images, which are ready within 24 hours of request. Please, for our sakes if not your own, fetch your results instead of awaiting your onc's leisure?

    Well, Craig
    I'm glad they finally got the ball rolling again. It seems it was dropped for a while and you were left on the sidelines. As you said "Ain't technology grand?". I'm certainly hoping for great new results for you.

    Glad to see your area was spared the dam* tornados. Felt so bad for others. JBG in transit to Louisville for chemo today, so keeping fingers crossed.

    Luv,

    Wolfen
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,729 Member
    Scan
    Hoping for good scans results for you, just know that everything will be fine and you will be back to your old self real soon. I'm surprised that your doctor didn't go over when they wanted the scan done while you were going through chemo. Just curious why your doctor hadn't mentioned it.

    Kim
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331 Member

    Scan
    Hoping for good scans results for you, just know that everything will be fine and you will be back to your old self real soon. I'm surprised that your doctor didn't go over when they wanted the scan done while you were going through chemo. Just curious why your doctor hadn't mentioned it.

    Kim

    Will be on line permanently Mate!
    extra prayers and good vibes for you this week!.
    And you must promise , if everything goes fine, I'm sure about, you start with the book! we will find publishing house here if in US not interested ! LOL..
    Take care brother!
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900 Member
    I still bubble with hope and optimism that something good will h
    hi craig,

    you'll be fine. have a resveratrol and tumeric sandwhich with a mean green juice and join us in the walking post.

    goodluck my friend,

    hugs,
    pete
  • Jaylo969
    Jaylo969 Member Posts: 824 Member
    and likewise,
    we are keeping you in our thoughts and close to our hearts as well.Be looking for many sparks as they are being sent this very minute from bama to texas.

    Best wishes Craig.

    -Pat
  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456 Member
    Hey Craig, Good luck with

    Hey Craig, Good luck with the scans, we'll be thinking of you all week. Hugs, Cynthia
  • tina dasilva
    tina dasilva Member Posts: 641
    good news
    Here's to good news for you Craig and best wishes also hugs Tina
  • thirtyfiveppt
    thirtyfiveppt Member Posts: 8
    wishing you a clear scan
    I am wishing you well and good fortune with the scan results. Have a nice long break from treatment.
  • smokeyjoe
    smokeyjoe Member Posts: 1,425 Member

    wishing you a clear scan
    I am wishing you well and good fortune with the scan results. Have a nice long break from treatment.

    Can't wait to hear your
    Can't wait to hear your great results :)
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
    You go Craig!
    Go in, get that scan done + get those great results we are all waiting to hear about!
  • Aud
    Aud Member Posts: 479
    Craig
    It is so good to read your post and to hear that you are feeling better. I am hoping with you for clear scans!
    in the Light,
    Audrey
  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111 Member
    Craig:
    Fingers and toes crossed for good results. You have given this your all for a very long time so I sure hope you get the break you so deserve.

    Hugs - Tina
  • lizzydavis
    lizzydavis Member Posts: 893
    geotina said:

    Craig:
    Fingers and toes crossed for good results. You have given this your all for a very long time so I sure hope you get the break you so deserve.

    Hugs - Tina

    Hi Craig,
    Hi Craig,

    I am thinking of you with positive thoughts and praying for good news!
    My best wishes are going your way!

    Love,
    Lizzy
  • lizzydavis
    lizzydavis Member Posts: 893
    geotina said:

    Craig:
    Fingers and toes crossed for good results. You have given this your all for a very long time so I sure hope you get the break you so deserve.

    Hugs - Tina

    Hi Craig,
    Hi Craig,

    I am thinking of you with positive thoughts and praying for good news!
    My best wishes are going your way!

    Love,
    Lizzy
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787 Member

    Hi Craig,
    Hi Craig,

    I am thinking of you with positive thoughts and praying for good news!
    My best wishes are going your way!

    Love,
    Lizzy

    Hey You....
    I really really have a good feelin about this one! I have been anxiouly awaiting your scans too! Me, Dizz, Beth, Wendy...and everybody wants to make this our BIG toast at CP9...to our friend Craig...who will be changing his name to NED HEAD!!!! Cheers!

    jen
  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342 Member
    Craig
    Craig,
    I am so happy that Hope has moved back in. I am hoping and praying for you my friend. I hope to see a wonderful post in the next week. Hugs from Hawaii.

    Aloha,
    Kathleen
  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117 Member

    Craig
    Craig,
    I am so happy that Hope has moved back in. I am hoping and praying for you my friend. I hope to see a wonderful post in the next week. Hugs from Hawaii.

    Aloha,
    Kathleen

    craig
    i will be praying for good news for you and that maybe you can get a good long break...Godbless....johnnybegood
  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522 Member
    Pray for good results of the
    Pray for good results of the scan.Best luck with it.
  • Pray for good results of the
    Pray for good results of the scan.Best luck with it.

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