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Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:41 pm
by juliej
teacher2017 wrote:I guess it could be. But it is often under the rib. I’m hoping it’s only healing...

Your liver has completely grown back since your resection date was back on September 12th. However, there's a fair amount of fluid left surrounding the area that needs to dissipate. Sometimes it can cause weird twinges/pains as it reduces in size and everything moves back into place.

It could also be something simple, like a kink in your intestines or a gas bubble. After you have cancer, it's hard not to worry about every little ache and pain, especially a sharp pain like you had. I'd put money on the liver respositioning itself, but try not to worry. Your CEA is low, your last scan was clear, you're doing GREAT! :D

Juliej

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:43 am
by DonutHead
so i asked my doctor and he said cancer itself does not hurt...only if it is obstructing or has impinged a nerve. believe it may be your liver healing. it's an amazing organ.

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:40 am
by teacher2017
Sooooooo- I went to the general dr the other day for a check up and mainly because my last one will not take my insurance anymore. I tell her my story and I cry. I was stage 3c and it went to my liver. Had it resectioned - now NED. She says “well at least you aren’t stage 4!!!” I was in shock! Wtf?

Anyway she attributed my bloody stool episodes to the low dose aspirin I was taking. So I stopped. That was a week or so ago. Today- another epsilon’s. I’m worried. I have a scan on March 2nd. Should I wait or run to a gi dr??? Could it just be a hemmoriod? Food related? Or am I in trouble again???

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:51 am
by DonutHead
hey, i had blood before and it was nothing. it actually takes time for aspirin even low doses to completely leave your system and lessen the side effects. i doubt it is anything related to your diagnosis, likely just a hemi. hang in there!

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:42 pm
by teacher2017
Scan on Saturday plus blood work. I’ll have the blood work results on Saturday. The onc tells me the results on Tuesday. I could use all prayers, lucky charms, positive thoughts, good juju, whatever. Thanks in advance! Scanxiety is real!

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:18 pm
by Beckster
teacher2017 wrote:Scan on Saturday plus blood work. I’ll have the blood work results on Saturday. The onc tells me the results on Tuesday. I could use all prayers, lucky charms, positive thoughts, good juju, whatever. Thanks in advance! Scanxiety is real!


Hey teacher2017! It has been a long time since we talked...I will be praying and sending positive vibes for great results!

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:11 pm
by DonutHead
I have my one year next week as well. You will come through just fine, I have no doubt. Hang in there, you will get through this like everything else!

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:44 am
by susie0915
Positive vibes coming your way. I understand the anxiety, my one year scan is coming up in April. It's the first one since graduating to a yearly scan schedule. Been having them every 6 months which gave me more security. I know being moved to yearly scans is a good thing, but some much can happen in a year. I still get bloodwork every 6 months and CEA in November was 0.6. Prayers for a great scan.

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:09 pm
by Milk Tea
Hi Teacher 2017,
Yes, I hate scan time. We are all in this together. You are in my prayers. Sending you best luck. By the way, our kids are about the same age. My two boys are 10 and 14.

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:10 pm
by Punky44
Sending you all the good vibes!

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:55 pm
by teacher2017
Milk Tea wrote:Hi Teacher 2017,
Yes, I hate scan time. We are all in this together. You are in my prayers. Sending you best luck. By the way, our kids are about the same age. My two boys are 10 and 14.



Hi Milk Tea-
Just saw your signature. Curious- why are you on maintenance if you had all tumors out???

Lydia

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:56 pm
by teacher2017
Beckster wrote:
teacher2017 wrote:Scan on Saturday plus blood work. I’ll have the blood work results on Saturday. The onc tells me the results on Tuesday. I could use all prayers, lucky charms, positive thoughts, good juju, whatever. Thanks in advance! Scanxiety is real!


Hey teacher2017! It has been a long time since we talked...I will be praying and sending positive vibes for great results!



hey there-
I PMed you!

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:20 pm
by Caat55
Waiting to hear some good news. In my thoughts!
Susan

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:00 am
by Milk Tea
Hi Lydia,Our oncologist wants to put my husband on maintenance chemo because of his extensive liver involvement. He had 12 lesions in the liver. Our oncologist strongly believes doing maintenance chemo can minimize the chance of recurrence especially for the most critical first two three years after surgery.

The interesting thing is our liver surgeon disagrees. He doesn’t think it’s necessary to do maintenance chemo. However, my husband feels that he can manage the side effects ok so he decided to be on it, at least for the first two three years.

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:58 am
by Beckster
teacher2017 wrote:
Beckster wrote:
teacher2017 wrote:Scan on Saturday plus blood work. I’ll have the blood work results on Saturday. The onc tells me the results on Tuesday. I could use all prayers, lucky charms, positive thoughts, good juju, whatever. Thanks in advance! Scanxiety is real!


Hey teacher2017! It has been a long time since we talked...I will be praying and sending positive vibes for great results!



hey there-
I PMed you!



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