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JDuke's picture
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PET scan tomorrow morning with results on Wednesday. I am trying not to get to anxious about the scan, easier said than done, as you all know. The steroids seem to be helping with the radiation pnuemonitis. I am feeling some improvement, but it is slow. My face is as round as a moon and I cannot get enough to eat!!! AGGHHH!!! My energy is returning and I am off the oxygen most of the time during the day but still using it at night. Spending today having lunch with a wonderful friend and going to look at piece of furniture for her. Distraction, that is what it's called.

Thinking of all of you as I catch up on the posts. Wishing you all better health, the tenacity to hang in there and get through your treatments and the confidence that this will all be just be part of your life story in the near future.


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Hi Joanne, Thats how I do my scans from now on, I have the scan and see the oncologist the next day. The waiting is the hardest part for me. I will be having the 2nd follow up ct with contrast scan for the lung cancer lobectomy on 7-17, and the next day I have the results. I have you in my thoughts and prayers that you will have great results. My theory is how can any cancer live through the treatment you went through. Have a good day looking for that pc of furniture. Lori

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My oncologist gets my pet scan results back the same day of the scan if they do the pet scan before noon. You might check with your oncologist to see if this might be possible for you. You are right---the waiting is the worst. They do the the pet scan in the office where my oncologist is located and the results go over the the doctor at the hospital for analysis. Luckily the hospital and his office are within the same complex at Baylor-Plano Texas.

JDuke's picture
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was the plan and is usually how it works at Moffitt, but this time they had to reschedule because of a conflict with the Onc's schedule. Would not be my preference but it was the only choice.

Lori, I will be thinking of you and praying for a clean CT for you in July.


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Thinking of you Joanne and praying for good scan - let us know as soon as you know - I come in here often, although I do not always post. Lori will be thinking of you and praying for a clean CT in July. Marilyne

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How good to hear that you have had some improvement and feeling better. I'm glad you are spending the day before your scan having some fun. I will be thinking of you tomorrow and praying with all my might that you get good results on that PET scan. May God bless!

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Wishing you both clean scans and reason to rejoice. I'll be praying for you both.

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