Speaking of scanxiety...

Packing up to leave for trip to Madison.. Husband came to tears and went for a walk in the woods. Scan is tomoorrow at 7am and results are at 10:30. I don't think I am as good at making him feel better as I used to be, maybe because I am feeling a little weak myself. Prayers please...
Brenda
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  • tommycat
    tommycat Member Posts: 790
    .....
    You got 'em...prayers, strength, hope and light...and a hug for you.
    Hoping for the best~
    Tommycat
  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456
    Hey Brenda,
    Wishing your


    Hey Brenda,

    Wishing your hubby good scan results and I'll be sending warm thoughts and prayers your way.

    (Rick has a PET/CT tomorrow as well.)

    Hugs,

    Cynthia
  • steveandnat
    steveandnat Member Posts: 886
    prayers coming your way
    Pray your scan are good. I know the anxiety when it is scan time. Hang tough. Jeff
  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571
    Hugs, good thoughts, prayers...
    nothing but hope for positive results coming your way from Seattle. Ann
  • omrhill
    omrhill Member Posts: 125
    Hugs to you and good vibes
    Hugs to you and good vibes to the hubby ( since I'm assuming you dont want some strange woman (me) hugging on your husband). Stay strong. You'll do well.

    Robin
  • alexinlv
    alexinlv Member Posts: 194
    Brenda, sending prayers and
    Brenda, sending prayers and lots of good vibe your way!! It's crazy what scanxiety does! My husband's is next month and I'm already getting nervous. Xo
  • Doc_Hawk
    Doc_Hawk Member Posts: 685
    Prayers
    Prayers are coming your way, Brenda. For both of you.

    (I get my next PET scan on the 17th)

    Hugs and best wishes!

    Doc
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Good vibes
    And spirits sent your all's way. It's so nice that you can get the scan results on the same day, lessens the anxiety a bit?
    Here's hoping for a very good scan, my thoughts are with you both.
    Winter Marie
  • Maxiecat
    Maxiecat Member Posts: 544
    Best of luck today...i ill
    Best of luck today...i ill keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I'll be sitting in the chair getting chemo #2 at 9:30 this morning.

    Alex
  • Kathryn_in_MN
    Kathryn_in_MN Member Posts: 1,252

    Hey Brenda,
    Wishing your


    Hey Brenda,

    Wishing your hubby good scan results and I'll be sending warm thoughts and prayers your way.

    (Rick has a PET/CT tomorrow as well.)

    Hugs,

    Cynthia

    Must be the day for it
    I have my PET/CT today too.

    No scanxiety - I just want answers, whatever they are, so I can make the next plan of attack.

    Good luck to all scanning this week!
  • Vickilg
    Vickilg Member Posts: 281
    Maxiecat said:

    Best of luck today...i ill
    Best of luck today...i ill keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I'll be sitting in the chair getting chemo #2 at 9:30 this morning.

    Alex

    Many prayers
    Will be praying for wonderful news. These emotional roller coasters are so unfair. I am sure you cheer your husband just as good as always. I know for myself sometimes i tend to internalize what I can't say. Read a quote today that tears are our way of expressing the feelings we just cannot say.

    Big hugs for you both.
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    Best Wishes!
    For all the players who are scanning & waiting...

    -c
  • Minnesotagirl
    Minnesotagirl Member Posts: 141
    Sundanceh said:

    Best Wishes!
    For all the players who are scanning & waiting...

    -c

    Thinking of all who are having scans this week
    I am thinking and praying for all of you who are facing scans this week. May you find comfort knowing so many people are praying and cheering for good results!

    "Minnesotagirl"
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Test
    Praying that his test comes out good. You both are being thought of during this trying time. Keep us informed.

    Kim
  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117

    Test
    Praying that his test comes out good. You both are being thought of during this trying time. Keep us informed.

    Kim

    thinking of
    you both and waiting to hear from you....Godbless.....johnnybegood
  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276
    Scan
    Why when we have cancer do we always assume the worst? It's just as likely that the scan will show how well he is doing. I'm 80, and my scans show NED, after resection, iliostomy,reversal( with complications) and new colonoscopy at 1 year anniversary. If I can do it, anyone can. Good luck to you both.
  • smokeyjoe
    smokeyjoe Member Posts: 1,425
    danker said:

    Scan
    Why when we have cancer do we always assume the worst? It's just as likely that the scan will show how well he is doing. I'm 80, and my scans show NED, after resection, iliostomy,reversal( with complications) and new colonoscopy at 1 year anniversary. If I can do it, anyone can. Good luck to you both.

    Wow a lot of people getting
    Wow a lot of people getting scanned....positive vibes to everyone getting scanned!!!
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    danker said:

    Scan
    Why when we have cancer do we always assume the worst? It's just as likely that the scan will show how well he is doing. I'm 80, and my scans show NED, after resection, iliostomy,reversal( with complications) and new colonoscopy at 1 year anniversary. If I can do it, anyone can. Good luck to you both.

    Diffferent Perspectives, Dan
    Dan,

    The Why, can only be answered by each individual - each according to their own fears about how they face an uncertain future into the Unknown.

    For me...I've had cancer 3x in the past 8-years...I got my cancer as a younger man of 43 and the past eight-years have been a nightmare of struggling to try and step a 1/2 step ahead of cancer and hold onto my job that supports my insurance and lifestyle - three different times.

    While the next scan could vindicate me - it could also sentence me to doing more hard time - and this time, that next time, might eventually catch up to me and run out, before I've even had a chance to live my life.

    While I will never be able to understand what you felt going through cancer at the age you acquired it - from the reverse standpoint, you probably can't see why me or someone like me would have those feelings of uncertainty and insecurity.

    It boils down to age - and a life well lived. You appear to have gotten both - while I'm still patiently waiting my turn for either.

    And I think that's The Why that you asked about.

    -Craig
  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276
    Sundanceh said:

    Diffferent Perspectives, Dan
    Dan,

    The Why, can only be answered by each individual - each according to their own fears about how they face an uncertain future into the Unknown.

    For me...I've had cancer 3x in the past 8-years...I got my cancer as a younger man of 43 and the past eight-years have been a nightmare of struggling to try and step a 1/2 step ahead of cancer and hold onto my job that supports my insurance and lifestyle - three different times.

    While the next scan could vindicate me - it could also sentence me to doing more hard time - and this time, that next time, might eventually catch up to me and run out, before I've even had a chance to live my life.

    While I will never be able to understand what you felt going through cancer at the age you acquired it - from the reverse standpoint, you probably can't see why me or someone like me would have those feelings of uncertainty and insecurity.

    It boils down to age - and a life well lived. You appear to have gotten both - while I'm still patiently waiting my turn for either.

    And I think that's The Why that you asked about.

    -Craig

    Pewrspectives
    I think I have been an optimist all my life, so I never assume the worst. When I applied to grad school at the Univ. of Chicago, they rejected me based on my undergrad grades, Pursuing it further, a tough test got me admitted. Six years of night school later, I had my MBA. I always just assume things will work out for the best. It makes for a great life. Good luck to you all!
  • Brenda Bricco
    Brenda Bricco Member Posts: 579
    Update...
    The scan was clear! :)
    My husband was so convinced that there was gonna be something that he cried when the doc came in the room and said to the nurse that was checking him in " I can't make him wait anymore and I can't wait either, Your scan looks awesome!". Him crying made me and the doc cry. We asked about the whole bone met thing (that the PA threw out there when the CEA rose 3 points) and he said that he highly doubts that there would be anything in his bones, that he can see the bones in the upper part of the body and they are clear. The doc said he wants us to sleep at night so he ordered an xray of his legs that we went to immediatly (no news yet but I trust the docs judgement). I asked about the rising CEA and he said that that the chemo could do that too. The plan is three more months and then another scan, if that is clear he said that we would stop the chemo (Xeloda) and can take a LONG break of six months. He also said that if something shows up we will treat it (like it was no big deal).
    We were discussing the whole small town onc that told us to go home and enjoy the time we have (which is good advice for anyone) but if we would have stopped there we would be getting darn close to the funeral. He said he can't tell you how many time he has heard that.
    I want to thank everyone for your thoughts, prayers and encouragement. I hope that I can encourage you by saying that we see all hear the doom of the whole 5% but hings are changing, I know that guys at UW Madison gets a thrill out of making folks better that others said couldn't be done. Please don't give up hope... I thank and praise GOD for getting us to Madison!
    I have been praying and thinking about you all and I hope that we all get good news from here on out.
    GOD's blessings to you, thanks again!
    Brenda