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adman
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Like everyone here, I hate the few days between my CT's and seeing the Onc Dr., seems like forever.

A new twist this morning when I went to the imaging center for my 6 month CT - Pelvis, Abdoman, Chest. The radiologist there. who has never read my scans, told me he wanted to do full-contrast 100ml, instead of 1/2 dose - 50ml - I've been getting the past 2 years.

I spoke to him and he explained why, etc. He assured me I would be ok. They administered 200mg mg of Theopolin at the place and I filled a script for 5 more doses , 1 every 12 hours.

Anyway, I'm hoping all is ok.

 

Thanks.

 

 

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adman,

 

With your history and attitude you will be fine.

 

Icemantoo

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Wishing you the very best!

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Hey Adman...

Feeling your anxiety and thinking about you.

But I don't understand the last part of your message....what is theopolin and why are they injecting you with it after the scan?

Hugs

Jojo

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Jojo,

Thank you for your concern, much appreciated.

They gave me 200mg Theophylline 'before' the contrast injection - I misspelled the name.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theophylline

 

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They elected not to give me contrast due to high creatine numbers....mine fluctuated from 1.48 in August to 1.83 three days prior to CT.  Anyway doc decided no contrast.  I'm not sure what value a CT without contrast is?  Any opinions on that?

Best of luck on your NED.

 

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If I understand your question correctly, my oncologist said he wouldn't allow me to have contrast unless my creatinine was below 1.5. Mine fluctuates between 1.6-1.8. I asked about 1/2 contrast, and his opinion was that it was too risky for the benefit and wouldn't want to mess with it.

Todd

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All the very best with your results Adman, you know we will all be thinking about you! It is always a nerve wracking time but I am sure you will do just fine:)

Djinnie x

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The Good Lord blessed me again with a good report - I'm NED. Thank you to everyone for your love and support. God Bless!!

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YAAAAY!!! whew..

Glad you got good news and shared that with us.. WE need to hear that as well!!

Continue to let us know how you are doing, WE understand and will support you!

 

Hugs, Jan

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That is such great news adman, you can breath easy now! I am so pleased for you, that sort of news is golden:)

I hope you are celebrating tonight!

 

Djinnie x

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I am going to have a nice glass of something and a steak :)

 

God Bless!!

 

 

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Adman,  Good one on ya, I will take your positive vibs and add to the momentum.

One year check up....NED....with a very slight caveat.  They reported NED for abdomen and pelvis, but used the words "no strong evidence of metastisis" in reference to my chest CT.  Apparently a tiny nodule present last November is still evident but no growth was noted.  I will take that as a NED too! 

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Well done Skagway, I am so pleased to hear your news! Have a drink on me:) 

 

Djinnie x

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That is NED. Celebrations and congrats are in order.

Todd

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Nothing else to add. :)

Todd

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Here's to many more such reports in the future!

aamdsi
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What good news! What a way to start the week 8-)

 

A glass of soemthing?  How about a bottle?  Okay -maybe not, but it's a thought

 

Laurie

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Share the vibes Adman! You've got it going on! Good for you.

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Way to go Adman and Skagway!! Great news!

Cheers and Hugs!

Jojo

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Happy for both of you. Great news!

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