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skypup
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scan this Monday

Postby skypup » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:06 pm

It's my turn for yet more radiation. Anybody else scanning this week?

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Bev G
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Re: scan this Monday

Postby Bev G » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:56 pm

Hi Skypuppy!

Following right behind you, mine is 8/22. Imagine me as a little bug in your pocket, cheering you on! :wink: I'll be thinking of you, sweetness!

xox

Bev
58 yo Type1 DM 48 years
12/09 Stage IV 2/22 nodes + liver met, colon resec
3 tx FOLFIRI, liver resec 4/10
9/10 6 mos off chemo, Neg PET&CTC CEA nl
2/11 finished total 10 rounds chemo

9/13 ^17th clean PET/CT NED for now

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Re: scan this Monday

Postby smokeyjoe » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:52 pm

Fingers crossed you have great scan results. :D

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Re: scan this Monday

Postby lohidoc » Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:13 pm

I know you are worried about this, so I will cross my fingers for you.
"Half of what I know is wrong. I don't know which half."

Age 56
Dx 19/7/11
R. hemicolectomy 25/7/11
IIIc, 7 / 23 nodes,
no mets
Folfox 21/8/11
CT Scan 6/3/12 NED
CT Scan 21/6/12 30+ lung mets, 2 retroperitoneal tumours
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Re: scan this Monday

Postby KWT » Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:29 pm

I wish you both the best possible outcomes with your scan results

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Re: scan this Monday

Postby Hall0731 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:22 pm

Bev,

You and I share a scan day. Mine is the 22nd for just the chest to see if that nodule has grown. wishing everyone luck.

Teresa
Dx 7/12 stage 3
8/13 1 lung met & 5 liver mets
1/14 2 sided liver wedge resection
3/14 lung wedge resection
10/14 It's back. 1 liver lesion
2nd liver resect. 1/5/15 Clean
5/22/15 back again 5-10 lung mets

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Re: scan this Monday

Postby Mommato4boys » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:46 pm

Wishing you both good results Skypup and Bev. My scan is the 26, results 27. I get anxious and have trouble sleeping when scan time is near. I've never taken any medicine for this but I'm thinking I should ask. Is there anything you take or do to help with scanxiety?
Thanks, Debbie
47 yo BRAF mutant
Dx: Age 44: Nov. 2011. stage IV. >20 liver mets, +15/21 nodes pos.
Mets in peritoneum, liver, lymph, ovary
Stage 3 thyroid cancer 1999
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Re: scan this Monday

Postby Mommato4boys » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:48 pm

Good luck to you too Theresa! I missed your post earlier.
47 yo BRAF mutant
Dx: Age 44: Nov. 2011. stage IV. >20 liver mets, +15/21 nodes pos.
Mets in peritoneum, liver, lymph, ovary
Stage 3 thyroid cancer 1999
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Re: scan this Monday

Postby skypup » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:55 pm

Mommato4boys wrote:Wishing you both good results Skypup and Bev. My scan is the 26, results 27. I get anxious and have trouble sleeping when scan time is near. I've never taken any medicine for this but I'm thinking I should ask. Is there anything you take or do to help with scanxiety?
Thanks, Debbie

I never liked meds before cancer came to town, but now am happy to have lorazepam for scanxiety and the like.

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Re: scan this Monday

Postby Mommato4boys » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:04 pm

Thx Skypup. I have lorazepam 1mg for chemo nausea. I'll give it a try for anxiety. i hate quiet times and night time, worry and fear set in. When will you get your results? I will be thinking of you and swinging chickens!
47 yo BRAF mutant
Dx: Age 44: Nov. 2011. stage IV. >20 liver mets, +15/21 nodes pos.
Mets in peritoneum, liver, lymph, ovary
Stage 3 thyroid cancer 1999
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Re: scan this Monday

Postby pollo65 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:55 pm

I will be thinking about and praying for you during my infusion tomorrow (until I fall asleep)and will wrap you in white light. It is the wait that is the worst. I always ask for Kenny G during my pet scans, it puts me right to sleep.
pollo 65
CC 1/6/09
r. hemi-colectomy 1/7/09
32Ln biopsied, 28 positive
met to aorta
chemo 12 rounds
done 9/09 3 scans clear
1/11 1 met to aorta
micro cluster to peritoneum
4/11 / 9/11 scan clear
4/12 scan clear
10/12 scan clear
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Re: scan this Monday

Postby Kathryn in MN » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:02 pm

I'm right behind you this week on Wednesday the 14th. I'm looking forward to finding out exactly what is going on inside my body right now, so we can reevaluate my plan going forward. CEA is rising, ascites and pleurisy are getting more troublesome, and I have new back pain, and increased pain in the area I have always had it. I won't be surprised if I have more node mets, or growth in the ones that I had, and more bone spread. I really do not get scanxiety. Sure, I'm a bit anxious to find out the results so I can move forward, but no true anxiety or worry. It will be what it will be. I know I'm living on borrowed time at this point - every day is a bonus and I hope to squeeze out many more. But I know I am getting closer to the end - much closer than just 8 months ago when I was doing pretty well overall. I am deteriorating... I'm probably going to be looking at draining off my lung again, and maybe my abdomen, and some treatment to bones again. Not sure what will happen with chemo - if I'll try sticking to the 2 week schedule for a while and see if things improve, or if my onc thinks I should switch to Stivarga or a clinical trial. I see him next Friday and will hopefully have answers and a plan after that.

I'm going on a riverboat Happy Hour Cruise (pizza and salad buffet for my two eating machines) with my husband and both sons after my scan Wednesday, to celebrate both of their birthdays. The older one turns 21 on Tuesday, and leaves for Europe next Monday. The younger one will have his 19th birthday during his AIT (Army Chemical Specialist Training) at Fort Leonardwood in October. He leaves the following Thursday. So I'm actually looking forward to Wednesday!

I hope this is a good month for scans for everyone, with no big surprises unless they are NED suprises! Get out there and make plans and live large - no dwelling on scan results that you can't change by worrying. Don't let the cancer and the scans have any power over you. YOU are in control! Enjoy life!
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FOLFOX, FOLFIRI, Avastin, Radiation
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Re: scan this Monday

Postby Mommato4boys » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:27 pm

Ill be thinking and praying for you this Wed. Please let us know your results. I look forward to meeting you in Miami :)
47 yo BRAF mutant
Dx: Age 44: Nov. 2011. stage IV. >20 liver mets, +15/21 nodes pos.
Mets in peritoneum, liver, lymph, ovary
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Re: scan this Monday

Postby ripley86 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:42 pm

Best wishes for your scan, hopefully it will bring good results :-)
Female, 62 yo
DX Sept 2012
Xeloda with rad 28 treat
Surgery, resection 4/13
6/33 lymph nodes +
Shadow on liver found in ER 6/13
Folfox with Avastin 6/13
2 nodules in left lung
(4mm and 2mm)
Nodule rt lung 3mm to 8 mm
Folfiri started 9/14
ER due to clot on lung 2/15
Start Lovenox
Folfiri stopped 9/15
Started trial 12/15
Trial end 2/16
Started trial Stivarga 2/16

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Re: scan this Monday

Postby jacekica » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:08 am

Skypup - I am thinking and praying for you, Bev also, Kathryn - all of you are always in my prayers - so I hope for better results than you even hope for.
Dx 2/11
surgery 5/11, T2N0MX, G2, SRC rectal ca, 22 cm removed
CT- numerous mets in abdomen - LN, 2 big ones on pancreas, one penetrated right urether. Surgery, they just take samples for PHD, 6 roundds 5FU, refuse further chemos


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