My second follow-up scan

eug91 Member Posts: 367 Member

So my first scans 6 months post-nephrectomy were good, except that they showed "mild soft tissue stranding in the renal bed". Probably just inflammation left over from my surgery, but we decided to play it safe and ordered another CT scan for three months later to compare. 

Had my second scan yesterday and it was all good. There's still mild inflammation, but it's improved from the prior scan. No evidence of disease! 

Scanxiety is a tricky beast and it comes at me in weird ways. Before my first scan I was worried and anxious - before this scan I didn't worry at all. But now I realize looking back that I've been in a grumpy mood the days leading up to the scan. Just my mind's way of dealing with the anxiety. 

I can't believe it's been nine months since my neph. Don't know how I would've gotten through it without all of you. Continued health and healing to everyone! 


  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,359 Member
    Piece of cake

    Save one for Uncle Ned





  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 725 Member
    Congrats on your scan. I’m

    Congrats on your scan. I’m grumpy and my scan isn’t till October.  haha

  • stub1969
    stub1969 Member Posts: 954 Member
    edited September 2019 #4
    Internal healing

    I learned first hand that even though you look and "feel" better, internally there is a lot of healing that takes time.  Congratulations on the visit from Uncle NED.  Two down and many more to come for you!


  • daisybud
    daisybud Member Posts: 529 Member
    Happy for you!

    Congrats on uncle ned :))

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    Super good news; so happy for

    Super good news; so happy for you. And yes, I get edgy and grumpy as well as anxious when the time nears.

  • Mighty Frog
    Mighty Frog Member Posts: 152 Member

    Glad to hear this... Congratulation! and Keep it Up....

  • thingone
    thingone Member Posts: 41

     So happy to celebrate this special day with you. Congrats!

  • Bart1978
    Bart1978 Member Posts: 28 Member
    Good News!

    Glad to hear you are doing well. Cheers!

  • Limelife50
    Limelife50 Member Posts: 476


  • Janet920
    Janet920 Member Posts: 12

    scans make me nervous too

  • Deanie0916
    Deanie0916 Member Posts: 494 Member
    Great news!

    Glad your scans were clear!

  • Janet920
    Janet920 Member Posts: 12
    very very happy to you! 

    very very happy to you! 

  • Apaugh
    Apaugh Member Posts: 850

    So wonderful, I hope you went out and celebrated.

    Prayers and hugs


  • jazzgirl
    jazzgirl Member Posts: 215 Member
    Hey eug

    Great to hear this. Your comment about grumpy is interesting. I'll pay more attention to this next time - I think you have pinpointed something I experence as scans draw near. Lots of weird scary tweaks and pains in the first year - I wish you continued health and healing as well. Take care -