RO: thinking of you on 'scan' day, sending positive vibes & prayers your way!

lindaprocopio
lindaprocopio Member Posts: 1,980
I know this is your scan day, always anxiety-ridden. ((((Ro)))). Try to be at peace; it is what it is; and sometimes a scan can produce WONDERFUL news. And if not, at least it provides information to make a plan. But know that I am thinking of you and holding you in prayer today.
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  • paris11
    paris11 Member Posts: 159
    Count me in...
    Ro,

    Me too, and, I am sure all of us.

    Connie
  • nempark
    nempark Member Posts: 681
    paris11 said:

    Count me in...
    Ro,

    Me too, and, I am sure all of us.

    Connie

    Ro I am thinking about you also...we all are
    Breathe, Breathe, I am breathing for you. June
  • Ro10
    Ro10 Member Posts: 1,561
    nempark said:

    Ro I am thinking about you also...we all are
    Breathe, Breathe, I am breathing for you. June

    Thank you everyone
    I had the scan this morning. I will try to pick up the results on Wednesday from Medical Records. My doctor's appointment is not until next Tuesday, so I will pick up the results and be prepared for the appointment.

    Unfortunately my port would not give blood again. It has only been 11 days since they used the activase. So they could not use the port for the scan. The port flushes fine, but will not give blood. The tip of the catheter is in the right atrium ( the upper heart chamber), so why it won't give blood I don't understand. How frustrating. That will be one of my questions when I see the doctor. What to do about the port?????????

    I am hoping for good results from the scan. As always I do not have any symptoms, so am hoping that means good news. I know from Linda's experiences though, that does not always mean anything. I have never had any symptoms before either.

    Thanks for you thoughts and positive vibes. I appreciate them. In peace and caring.
  • Double Whammy
    Double Whammy Member Posts: 2,832
    Ro10 said:

    Thank you everyone
    I had the scan this morning. I will try to pick up the results on Wednesday from Medical Records. My doctor's appointment is not until next Tuesday, so I will pick up the results and be prepared for the appointment.

    Unfortunately my port would not give blood again. It has only been 11 days since they used the activase. So they could not use the port for the scan. The port flushes fine, but will not give blood. The tip of the catheter is in the right atrium ( the upper heart chamber), so why it won't give blood I don't understand. How frustrating. That will be one of my questions when I see the doctor. What to do about the port?????????

    I am hoping for good results from the scan. As always I do not have any symptoms, so am hoping that means good news. I know from Linda's experiences though, that does not always mean anything. I have never had any symptoms before either.

    Thanks for you thoughts and positive vibes. I appreciate them. In peace and caring.

    Adding my vibes
    for the all clear on your scan. I have no clue about your port, but I bet the oncologist will have something to say when you see him/her.

    Suzanne
  • norma2
    norma2 Member Posts: 479
    Ro10 said:

    Thank you everyone
    I had the scan this morning. I will try to pick up the results on Wednesday from Medical Records. My doctor's appointment is not until next Tuesday, so I will pick up the results and be prepared for the appointment.

    Unfortunately my port would not give blood again. It has only been 11 days since they used the activase. So they could not use the port for the scan. The port flushes fine, but will not give blood. The tip of the catheter is in the right atrium ( the upper heart chamber), so why it won't give blood I don't understand. How frustrating. That will be one of my questions when I see the doctor. What to do about the port?????????

    I am hoping for good results from the scan. As always I do not have any symptoms, so am hoping that means good news. I know from Linda's experiences though, that does not always mean anything. I have never had any symptoms before either.

    Thanks for you thoughts and positive vibes. I appreciate them. In peace and caring.

    I have been praying for you, RO
    Praying for you, sweetie. Hope all is well. Norma
  • daisy366
    daisy366 Member Posts: 1,458 Member
    norma2 said:

    I have been praying for you, RO
    Praying for you, sweetie. Hope all is well. Norma

    Ro and port
    Just a thought: I have the regular port. They told me that they cannot use for scans because it might get clogged. Do you think yours might be affected this way????
  • maggie_wilson
    maggie_wilson Member Posts: 596
    daisy366 said:

    Ro and port
    Just a thought: I have the regular port. They told me that they cannot use for scans because it might get clogged. Do you think yours might be affected this way????

    ro,
    please add my thoughts and very best wishes for a clear scan to all the other voices here. keep us posted.

    re: port: after about two years, my "power port" also became very erratic. sometimes it would give blood, and others not. a nurse explained that there is some kind of build up that can and does happen, which clogs the port one way, kind of like a flap, so you can use the port for flushing, etc.,just not the other way around.

    sisterhood,
    maggie
  • Kaleena
    Kaleena Member Posts: 2,078 Member
    Ro10 said:

    Thank you everyone
    I had the scan this morning. I will try to pick up the results on Wednesday from Medical Records. My doctor's appointment is not until next Tuesday, so I will pick up the results and be prepared for the appointment.

    Unfortunately my port would not give blood again. It has only been 11 days since they used the activase. So they could not use the port for the scan. The port flushes fine, but will not give blood. The tip of the catheter is in the right atrium ( the upper heart chamber), so why it won't give blood I don't understand. How frustrating. That will be one of my questions when I see the doctor. What to do about the port?????????

    I am hoping for good results from the scan. As always I do not have any symptoms, so am hoping that means good news. I know from Linda's experiences though, that does not always mean anything. I have never had any symptoms before either.

    Thanks for you thoughts and positive vibes. I appreciate them. In peace and caring.

    Ro
    Thinking of you and sending positive vibes yourway.

    Kathy
  • HellieC
    HellieC Member Posts: 524 Member
    Ro10 said:

    Thank you everyone
    I had the scan this morning. I will try to pick up the results on Wednesday from Medical Records. My doctor's appointment is not until next Tuesday, so I will pick up the results and be prepared for the appointment.

    Unfortunately my port would not give blood again. It has only been 11 days since they used the activase. So they could not use the port for the scan. The port flushes fine, but will not give blood. The tip of the catheter is in the right atrium ( the upper heart chamber), so why it won't give blood I don't understand. How frustrating. That will be one of my questions when I see the doctor. What to do about the port?????????

    I am hoping for good results from the scan. As always I do not have any symptoms, so am hoping that means good news. I know from Linda's experiences though, that does not always mean anything. I have never had any symptoms before either.

    Thanks for you thoughts and positive vibes. I appreciate them. In peace and caring.

    Hoping those results are good
    Hi Ro
    Thinking of you as you pick up those results and hoping for good ones! Your markers have been dropping so well, that I really hope they've gone all the way down this time.
    Kindest wishes
    Helen
  • california_artist
    california_artist Member Posts: 816 Member
    HellieC said:

    Hoping those results are good
    Hi Ro
    Thinking of you as you pick up those results and hoping for good ones! Your markers have been dropping so well, that I really hope they've gone all the way down this time.
    Kindest wishes
    Helen

    Ro
    Here's some strength to read the results and hoping for the best news possible, and long stress free life.

    Love and warm hugs,

    Claudia
  • fuzzytrouble
    fuzzytrouble Member Posts: 212
    Ro10 said:

    Thank you everyone
    I had the scan this morning. I will try to pick up the results on Wednesday from Medical Records. My doctor's appointment is not until next Tuesday, so I will pick up the results and be prepared for the appointment.

    Unfortunately my port would not give blood again. It has only been 11 days since they used the activase. So they could not use the port for the scan. The port flushes fine, but will not give blood. The tip of the catheter is in the right atrium ( the upper heart chamber), so why it won't give blood I don't understand. How frustrating. That will be one of my questions when I see the doctor. What to do about the port?????????

    I am hoping for good results from the scan. As always I do not have any symptoms, so am hoping that means good news. I know from Linda's experiences though, that does not always mean anything. I have never had any symptoms before either.

    Thanks for you thoughts and positive vibes. I appreciate them. In peace and caring.

    Port problems
    Hi Ro, I too wish you a great scan report, I wanted to let you know that I am going in tomorrow for a repositioning of my port catheter. It was suppose to be where yours is but mine started giving us problems with getting a blood draw too. Well, the ct scan yesterday showed that the catheter moved up to my jugular vein and it has a couple of blood clots at the end of it. I will let you know how things come out. I hope it doesn't hurt much, I am so tired of being poked by needles. Good luck on Tuesday I will be thinking of you.
    Hugs from Oregon,
    Sharon
  • Northwoodsgirl
    Northwoodsgirl Member Posts: 571
    ((Ro))
    Hi Ro, I too am thinking positive thoughts for your scan report. Anxiety plus....
    Regarding the port our bodies can make a fibrin sheath on the tip or end of the catheter. It becomes like a one way valve. Meaning it allows for infusion or flush but not for withdrawal of blood which has to be done prior to flushing or infusing to determine catheter patentcy. It the catheter of the port is plugged then there is a danger that when flushing or infusing with a pump under pressure that a piece of the fibrin sheath will break off and become like a clot or embolism which could block a vessel. It is common to have catheters build fibrin over time. The other thing that sometimes happens is that the tip of the catheter is positional meaning that the tip sucks up on the vessel wall when the nurse pulls or draws back with a sryinge. Sometimes if a person lies on their left side the catheter will move away from from the wall of the vessel. (if you know all of this just disregard...)
    Lori
  • Ro10
    Ro10 Member Posts: 1,561

    ((Ro))
    Hi Ro, I too am thinking positive thoughts for your scan report. Anxiety plus....
    Regarding the port our bodies can make a fibrin sheath on the tip or end of the catheter. It becomes like a one way valve. Meaning it allows for infusion or flush but not for withdrawal of blood which has to be done prior to flushing or infusing to determine catheter patentcy. It the catheter of the port is plugged then there is a danger that when flushing or infusing with a pump under pressure that a piece of the fibrin sheath will break off and become like a clot or embolism which could block a vessel. It is common to have catheters build fibrin over time. The other thing that sometimes happens is that the tip of the catheter is positional meaning that the tip sucks up on the vessel wall when the nurse pulls or draws back with a sryinge. Sometimes if a person lies on their left side the catheter will move away from from the wall of the vessel. (if you know all of this just disregard...)
    Lori

    Got my CAT scan results
    The results are very encouraging. The lymph nodes they were watching have been reduced by 50 percent. They are talking about mm in size now rather than cm. These are all in chest area. The abdomen and pelvis are all clear. So I was happy with the results and hope that the doctor agrees when I see him on Tuesday. Thanks for all the positive thoughts. In peace and caring.
  • Rewriter
    Rewriter Member Posts: 493
    Ro10 said:

    Got my CAT scan results
    The results are very encouraging. The lymph nodes they were watching have been reduced by 50 percent. They are talking about mm in size now rather than cm. These are all in chest area. The abdomen and pelvis are all clear. So I was happy with the results and hope that the doctor agrees when I see him on Tuesday. Thanks for all the positive thoughts. In peace and caring.

    Very good news
    Ro--I am so happy for you that you received such positive news. I've been among the women here who have been thinking of you and waiting for your report. A 50 percent reduction is a huge decrease. May you feel reassured. I expect that your doctor will share that feeling, too.

    Jill
  • upsofloating
    upsofloating Member Posts: 466
    Ro10 said:

    Got my CAT scan results
    The results are very encouraging. The lymph nodes they were watching have been reduced by 50 percent. They are talking about mm in size now rather than cm. These are all in chest area. The abdomen and pelvis are all clear. So I was happy with the results and hope that the doctor agrees when I see him on Tuesday. Thanks for all the positive thoughts. In peace and caring.

    Less than a cm is very good
    Less than a cm is very good news - that's a threshold I look for in my reports. Nothing else to note in report just makes the news better. 'A weight' off your shoulders as you 'await' your doctor's eval! Enjoy your weekend!
    Annie
  • california_artist
    california_artist Member Posts: 816 Member

    Less than a cm is very good
    Less than a cm is very good news - that's a threshold I look for in my reports. Nothing else to note in report just makes the news better. 'A weight' off your shoulders as you 'await' your doctor's eval! Enjoy your weekend!
    Annie

    RO
    That is the best news. You must be so relieved. I think we will all breathe easier knowing you have had such great news.

    Hugs and kisses, well you know,

    claudia
  • Kaleena
    Kaleena Member Posts: 2,078 Member
    Ro10 said:

    Got my CAT scan results
    The results are very encouraging. The lymph nodes they were watching have been reduced by 50 percent. They are talking about mm in size now rather than cm. These are all in chest area. The abdomen and pelvis are all clear. So I was happy with the results and hope that the doctor agrees when I see him on Tuesday. Thanks for all the positive thoughts. In peace and caring.

    Ahhh, Great News, Ro!
    I am so happy for you, Ro. its what we all wanted to hear. We will keep sending you positive thoughts and prayers.

    Kathy
  • HellieC
    HellieC Member Posts: 524 Member
    Ro10 said:

    Got my CAT scan results
    The results are very encouraging. The lymph nodes they were watching have been reduced by 50 percent. They are talking about mm in size now rather than cm. These are all in chest area. The abdomen and pelvis are all clear. So I was happy with the results and hope that the doctor agrees when I see him on Tuesday. Thanks for all the positive thoughts. In peace and caring.

    Yipppeee....
    Looks like those scan results are confirming what the tumour markers were already hinting at. I am so pleased - it's such good news for you, Ro. I hope all goes well on Tuesday.
    Thinking of you
    Helen
  • Susanna23
    Susanna23 Member Posts: 66
    HellieC said:

    Yipppeee....
    Looks like those scan results are confirming what the tumour markers were already hinting at. I am so pleased - it's such good news for you, Ro. I hope all goes well on Tuesday.
    Thinking of you
    Helen

    great picture, Helen!
    I know this is a thread about Ro - so first of all, I am really pleased, Ro, that you had such a good scan result. I have been following your posts for a while now and hoping for good news.
    But I also wanted to say - Helen, you have a new photo! And you look great - looks like you are on holiday somewhere lovely as well. More hair too - it looks really good. I am not brave enough to put up a photo - but I am always very interested in everyone else's. Especially when a new one appears - Linda, if you are reading this, I liked yours very much as well (the Victorian tea one)
    Have a great weekend everyone
    Susan x
  • jazzy1
    jazzy1 Member Posts: 1,379
    Susanna23 said:

    great picture, Helen!
    I know this is a thread about Ro - so first of all, I am really pleased, Ro, that you had such a good scan result. I have been following your posts for a while now and hoping for good news.
    But I also wanted to say - Helen, you have a new photo! And you look great - looks like you are on holiday somewhere lovely as well. More hair too - it looks really good. I am not brave enough to put up a photo - but I am always very interested in everyone else's. Especially when a new one appears - Linda, if you are reading this, I liked yours very much as well (the Victorian tea one)
    Have a great weekend everyone
    Susan x

    You go girl!
    RO...that's the best news you could ever ask for. All the work with treatments is paying off and now you can breathe a sigh of relief.

    Congrats!!!
    Jan