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I have my first PET scan tomorrow morning at 9:00. I can't believe how nervous I am...out and out scared to be honest about it. The what if's started attacking Sat morning when I read about Larry Hageman...how stupid of me, I know...but that sent me on a bummer weekend. I'm better now, but still so so nervous.


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You relax and get a nice clean scan. I’ll put you in my pocket, for real, and it is a clean shirt.

Best from the west,


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Ingrid K
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Hi Phrannie

Here's to hoping all will turn out well for you.
I know how hard it is to NOT WORRY, but you got this covered.
Try and get some rest and you will breeze through the scan tomorrow.

It's not every day that Matt puts on a clean shirt, LOL (Just kidding, Matt)

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LOL Matt, and thank YOU for the clean shirt...ha! I'm working a graveyard shift, so I'm sure once they put me in that dark room to let the radioactive stuff run thru, I'll be taking a nice nap.

I went to the ENT today, and he said all looks/feels fine....I don't see the Onc about the scan until the 3rd...but, my ENT said he'd give me a call this week (we'll see if he does).
Still, waiting till next Monday is a long time to sit on pins and needles.

How have you been, Ingrid...hardly see you on here anymore.


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Ingrid K
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Hey Phrannie, sorry I haven't been on for a while. Been keeping busy with Mom, nothing critical, she just needs more care these days, so I have been more hands on. Thankfully we moved her closer to us a few months ago so no more travel to take care of things.

Hope the next few days fly by for you until you hear something... and it will be GOOD NEWS.

How is Lola doing ?

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Glad you work overnight now. Assuming you're on tonight, maybe you can busy yourself with work, and not worry as much as if you would just lying in bed. I was almost always totally wiped out when I arrived for scans, because I couldn't sleep the night before. Hoping ENT follows through, and calls you with good news soon.

Oh - and my tech said I had to stay awake in the "waiting" room, just relax, and read or sit quietly.

I'm with you on Larry Hagman. I'd forgotten about him, to be honest. Sigh.

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Phrannie prayers sent your way for clean scan, we all know you are a fighter so keep it going and all will be good.

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Hey Phrannie, I know that waiting hours are the worst! First to wait for the scan and then wait for the results! But let me tell yo something, I strongly believe that you will have a nice, clear NEDish scan!! I just know it! :)
So I am very much thinking of you and sending positive vibes!!! Hang in there, everything will be OK! I just can't believe how fast time is flying by... already your first scan.. wow....

So, wish you good luck!!!

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You know all my prayers and warmest thoughts go with you on this first scan. I always even though I don't think I will- drift off during the wait. They won't let me read or watch TV and I'm in a darkened quiet room for an hour or so. NED is sooo wished for you ! Katie

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Gotten so that I take one before the yearly PS, as it is supposed to relax things so that the results are more accurate, and do help to chill one out, so to speak. As NPC, and as your Drs put you thru all the treatment they did- no reason to worry, Phrannie. Your C is somewhere out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. You'll be clean of the C, girl.



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I feel your anxiety but I know it will be ok. Just get though today with that warrior attitude and I know it will all be good. I don't blame you for being anxious...I am coounting the days until we see the surgeon for the first time since his rad/chemo is finished. Seems like life is just gonna be a series of waiting for the next dr visit, scan, ct....but, you are gonna do fine. I know it.


I second what Kent says, believe.

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I understand where you are coming from. I know all will be fine as you fought this beast like crazy and you won! I too was crazy nervous and it was weird, I almost felt as if I were taking a test....like at school and it was up to me to pass it. It was a strange nervousness that I had. I know you're going to be fine tho, just try and relax and don't forget your #2 pencil!

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Ok I keep saying I want to hear good news and I am believing soon you will give it to me. Phrannie since the first time I read one of your posts I was touched by you. Your wonderful spirit and kick butt attitude are inspiring. I am praying you have a pleasant scan and enjoy a NED. You have come a long way baby.

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Thinking of you!
With HUGS and more hugs

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Remember my 1st post and how you said you were glad I asked the question because you wondered as well. That was the 1st time we met so to speak and we have been together thru this whole cancer ordeal. P you have been so strong and such an inspiration to all of us from day one. You went thru many steps forward and then backwards but you always posted positive thoughts for all of us to hold on to, you held my and many other hands on this site over the last 8 months. You are a Warrior and have proven that over and over. We all appreciate you and know you will be rewarded with NED for all you have gone thru and done for all of us.

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I am praying for your first scan to be perfect. How soon will you get the results?


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.... To having the anxiety issues before a scan, and as luck always has it, there will be somone on TV to remind us of all of the bad with this disease. Remember, you are you, and not a staistic, or a repeat of someone else's demise.

I am thinking of you and your family, with prayers and good mojo from my family to yours.



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I felt every warm hug, and I suppose I don't have to tell you all how important you've been to me in these last 8 months. Mr. Ditto...you and I will always be on the same bus :), I'm just letting you drive for a while since you got ahead of me (how'd that happen?? LOL).

So...the scan is over...my they can be restful after working a midnight shift...and now the waiting game starts...I see the Onc on Dec. 3rd...If my ENT holds true to his word, I might hear earlier over the phone. I am SO bad at waiting...part of me plays the no news is good news card, the other part leads me down the worst case scenerio over and over (that must be my evil side, huh??)


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Thinking and sending lots of good thoughts for you!

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I'm late for the pre-scan but in time for the waiting game. I'm thinking of you!

After everything you've been through, you deserve good news. I know the time seems to pass like molasses and it's hard not to think about the results. Stay positive and know that you've done everything right as you went through treatments. :-)

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I'll keep you in mind. You deserve to find NED. Rick.

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sending warm thoughts....my next scan is Dec 13...I am always nervous the week before. You will get through this and be NED!


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Now you know what we are talking about.....

You big chicken, you could have asked for a desk copy and read your own..., LOL... Talk about some scanxiety, that will do it.

Anyways, sorry for the late post to you P-Girl...

Hoping for the very best news for you.

Thoughts & Prayers,

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...but you are in my nightly prayer list ... :) Thinking of you Phrannie and boy I am excited to hear about your NED :)



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