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Unread 06-07-2012, 03:00 PM
 
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Default Next CT scan, after last chemo

The doctor's office just called and scheduled the CT scan after the last chemo, and the consult with the surgeon after that. I'm scared. I really am.

I'm starting to feel like I'm not competent to handle my own affairs and that it's pointless to make plans for the future. I'm so afraid that the cancer will not be gone. I guess everyone feels that way.

 
Unread 06-07-2012, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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The doctor's office just called and scheduled the CT scan after the last chemo, and the consult with the surgeon after that. I'm scared. I really am.

I'm starting to feel like I'm not competent to handle my own affairs and that it's pointless to make plans for the future. I'm so afraid that the cancer will not be gone. I guess everyone feels that way.
don't you have someone that can help you, a little, at least. Maybe be with you when you get the results? That being said, always, after chemo or radiation a repeat CT or MRI is done. Hubby finished his radiation on one cancer in late April and will have a repeat MRI next week. After that he starts his radiation for his protate cancer. We are not at all concerned. Yes, we know the MRI could show there is still some cancer in his tubby, but we also know the test is just routine.
 
Unread 06-08-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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I was diagnosed with stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma in 2005. I had six chemo treatments to the site of the tumor and six chemo treatments in my spinal cord. I continue to be monitored with a CT scan and blood work every six months, even though there has been no change.

Rather than live with an ax over our heads, we live life to the fullest. We travel, just bought a top of the line RV,and make plans for the future. Last year we were in an auto accident that totalled the car. Thankfully we survived with a few broken bones. You could get killed walking down the street, but will you avoid walking down the street out of fear the rest of your life? We live by the words, "everyday is a gift." You might try it.
 
Unread 06-08-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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I'm glad that you're doing well; your illness was much more serious than mine. However, a flippant "you should try it" is easier to say if there is a "we" in place. I don't have a "we." You can't know how I feel.
 
Unread 06-08-2012, 02:30 PM
 
Location: gazing @ the Blue Ridge Mountains
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I'm glad that you're doing well; your illness was much more serious than mine. However, a flippant "you should try it" is easier to say if there is a "we" in place. I don't have a "we." You can't know how I feel.
I don't feel anyone was being flippant. I do think you're coming across as super sensitive. Sometimes it may be better to type certain post,to get them out of your system but don't click submit.
It is not the fault of others that you have no "we" in your life and others are trying to be caring and helpful by responding. If you feel people can't respond in an impartial way because they can't know how you feel, then perhaps not posting and expecting a response is in order.
Hope all goes well for you.
Peace and Tranquility to you...........
 
Unread 06-08-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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I am sorry you feel I don't know how you feel because I have a spouse. I do know that BOTH of us were devastated, scared, and cried quite frequently for the first few months. So instead of one person being scared, we had two. I was not being flippant, but sincerely suggest you might join a cancer group where you can have others around you who understand your suffering.
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