CT Scan tomorrow morning ~ Monday. UPDATE :(

Momof2plusteentwins
Momof2plusteentwins Member Posts: 508
edited March 2013 in Colorectal Cancer #1
CT scan tomorrow morning ~ scan anxiety once again. I have my 2 bottles of contrast to drink - Yuk. Next month will be 1 year ago that I was diagnosed with rectal cancer and life has really changed. I was working at a hospital and busy being a mom, wife, and working full time. Not even thinking about cancer or death. Even though you are around it at a hospital all the time, it was never going to touch me or my family. Now I am not working and cancer is on my mind all the time. It's true life can change from second to second. I will update everyone on my CT scan.
Sandy
Stage IV
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  • luvinlife2
    luvinlife2 Member Posts: 172
    Good Luck Sandy :)

    Sending sparks your way Smile

  • AnnLouise
    AnnLouise Member Posts: 276
    Understand scan anxiety.....

    Hope you hear your results soon and that they are good! Cancer crept up on me also...working full time, mom of five, babysitting grandchildren, enjoying life then there it was..stage IV colon cancer. That was about 16 months ago. Remember I will be thinking of you and wishing the best.  ~ Ann

  • devotion10
    devotion10 Member Posts: 623
    There will be many thinking of you Sandy

    as soon as you can please update us. -- Cynthia

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571
    Keeping you in my thoughts, Sandy...

    not much worse than waiting to have a scan (except maybe for waiting for the results...that's pretty awful too).  I have to admit I'm prone to breaking out the anti-anxiety meds along about now.  Taking walks and watching funny shows only gets me so far. Big hugs~Ann Alexandria

  • YoVita
    YoVita Member Posts: 590
    Good luck Sandy

    I've been impressed with all you have to juggle in your life along with your diagnosis and treatment.  Hoping for quick scan results and that it's good news.

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169
    Hi Sandy. Will be thinking
    Hi Sandy. Will be thinking of you tomorrow. Please let us know how it goes.

    Good luck

    Chelsea
  • barbebarb
    barbebarb Member Posts: 464
    Chelsea71 said:

    Hi Sandy. Will be thinking
    Hi Sandy. Will be thinking of you tomorrow. Please let us know how it goes.

    Good luck

    Chelsea

    Prayers snd good vibes
    Always hard to get scans. Will be praying and thinking of you.
    I will have a scan and mri end of month....
    Understand the thoughts of death, too.
    I miss working and its hard to balance the unkown.
  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,625 Member
    Will be thinking of you

    I know what you mean about the goup they make you drink. I honestly think thats the worst of both CT & Colonoscopies. 

    I will be thinking of you, and we will wiat on tenderhooks with you as you wait for the results. 

    Blessings!

  • joemetz
    joemetz Member Posts: 493
    Scanxiety

    Sandy

    I hear you girl. As you enter that CT room, go in there with the memory of the first CT scan when you were so scared, because you didn't know what was ahead of you.

    I believe the first year has to be the hardest year. And, I also believe that the adjustments you've made in your life, to focus on YOU and your cancer battle is what's going to help with the success in beating this cancer or in adding years to your life, when I'm sure there were times in the past 12 months when you thought "man, there's no way I'll make it another day... this sucks".

    keep smiling and keep pushing on!

    prayin' for a special calmness and confidence to help you through the day and the week.

    and... just a little tip... I always have the CT people send the final report to every doctor who has been on my case since the beginning.

    and, I make sure that they all look at it and read it, by calling them and asking them what they think of the progress the past couple scans.

    then, ask them each... what do you think of my current care plan and should I be looking at anything else.?

    some of the nurses who work for the doc's have become what I call my "care navigators" they are on the look out for me and coming up with new ideas. It has worked for me and I recommend that you push for more. More better treatments. More options for treatments. and More attention to you.

    it's working for me, but it took me awhile to figure this out.

    hugs

    Joe

     

  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
    Fingers crossed Sandy!
    Joe

    Fingers crossed Sandy!

    Joe gives some good advice!
  • tommycat
    tommycat Member Posts: 790
    From one twin mom to another,

    From one twin mom to another, good luck. Please post your results. We're all pulling for you!!!!!

    Tommycat

  • tommycat
    tommycat Member Posts: 790
    From one twin mom to another,

    From one twin mom to another, good luck. Please post your results. We're all pulling for you!!!!!

    Tommycat

  • Varmint5
    Varmint5 Member Posts: 384
    And from one Sandy to another...

    I hope and pray your CT scan will show good results and that you find out quickly. These scans are so stressful!!! Thinking of you.

    Sandy

  • hippiechicks
    hippiechicks Member Posts: 509
    Wishing the best for you!

    Wishing the best for you! Stay strong and positive ... no matter what!

  • AnnLouise
    AnnLouise Member Posts: 276
    Thinking of you.....

    ..........this morning. Hope the results come back fast!!!  ~Ann

  • Brenda Bricco
    Brenda Bricco Member Posts: 579
    Thinking of you and praying

    Thinking of you and praying for the best results! Laughing

  • bigman4christ
    bigman4christ Member Posts: 87
    hey

    Hey Sandy i know how you feel, i have another CT scan tomorrow (tuesday) and i wont get the results back until next monday at my next treatment.  So i am feeling your pain right now!  hope everything goes good for you!

    zach

    stage IV as well

  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
    Hi sandy...i know you get
    Hi sandy...i know you get your results fast...i hope they were good.
  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
    Hi sandy...i know you get
    Hi sandy...i know you get your results fast...i hope they were good.
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Sandy

    I've had my fingers crossed and a toe or two as well.  Hope you have your results back by now and that they are all good.  Waiting on the scan is rough, waiting on the results 8'm thinking must be rougher yet.

     

    Winter Marie