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Scared witless - having blood tests for Liver/Gallbladder!!

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Seashell60
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Re: Scared witless - having blood tests for Liver/Gallbladder!!

Hi everyone so sorry i haven't been on here lately - things just take over and before you know it, it's 2015!

After all the various tests, U/S and CT Scan and bloods, they were clear apart from the Liver Cysts which I just have to be aware of and if I get any more pain etc from that area then i have to let them know. I see the Breast Surgeon in March to check how things are going and my Mammo is next month so fingers crossed!

I hope you are all keeping well and staying nice and warm what with this wintry weather - we have been pretty lucky so far here in Swindon - it seems to bypass this area although looking at the BBC weather on Tv this lunchtime we all might be in for a blast of winter soon!

Cheers, Michele x

ashbymeadow
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Re: Scared witless - having blood tests for Liver/Gallbladder!!

Do hope that you will soon have some progress with tests for this new illness.Always remember this may not be at all cancer related.Hard i know to forget about the fact we have had cancer but ..it may not be anything nasty.

Do keep smiling .Sending hugsx

songbird68
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Re: Scared witless - having blood tests for Liver/Gallbladder!!

How are you Michele?
x x
songbird68
Member

Re: Scared witless - having blood tests for Liver/Gallbladder!!

Congratulations on getting through the first year ashbymeadow:)
It's not surprising you had anxiety after such a horrendous year, but glad to hear you are feeling a bit better.
Take care and big hugs:)
x x
songbird68
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Re: Scared witless - having blood tests for Liver/Gallbladder!!

Hi thank you, so far the weekend has been very enjoyable and productive - I have been making clothes and jewellery, and the perfume I bought online for xmas pressies arrived today - all beautifully wrapped - lazy? Who me?
I'm so glad your BCN's are lovely and supportive. Mine are too thankfully- even though I'm sure I have been a burr in their sides on occasion.
Enjoy your weekend:)
x x
ashbymeadow
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Re: Scared witless - having blood tests for Liver/Gallbladder!!

I am now a year since BC diagnosis.Not been an easy year as i developed extreme anxiety.However now the future seems brighter.We all seem to go into panic mode with other symptons occuring but like the BC we have to try and be calm ...i know thats extremely hard.I also have had my gall bladder removed as i had stones.Keep in touch and you can always chat on here...it really does help.see another comment mentions the nurses on this site.They are excellant and talked me through problems a year ago.o chat to them...x

 

Seashell60
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Re: Scared witless - having blood tests for Liver/Gallbladder!!

Hi Songbird68 and Ruby1, Thank you for your very kind words. i have spent most of today on the internet, either posting on various forums or looking at websites to try and calm my fears. They all basically say the same thing and that is what the B/C nurse and scanning nurse have already said. With any history of B/C they will investigate further, so I will have to wait until Monday to try and speak to Lynda, the B/C nurse for advice before i make the appointment with the Gp. I don't know why, but I seem to have more faith and confidence in the B/c nurses than anyone else, they have always been a great source of help and they never make me feel like i am wasting their time or over reacting. I hope that you are both keeping very well and enjoying life, I try my best but there are times when you just have to give in and go with the flow! Enjoy the rest of the weekend and stay well.

Cheers, Michele x

 

songbird68
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Re: Scared witless - having blood tests for Liver/Gallbladder!!

Seashell60, I wish you weren't feeling so ill and going through tests. God, I'd be bricking it too. And its Friday - BCN's don't work weekends. I have phoned the helpline here. The lady I spoke to knew her stuff and really helped calm me.
Big hugs hon
x x
Ruby1
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Re: Scared witless - having blood tests for Liver/Gallbladder!!

Hi Michele
So sorry you are feeling unwell and going through this stress. The waiting and wondering and not knowing is really hard and I really sympathise with you. Sending you hugs. xxx

Seashell60
Member

Re: Scared witless - having blood tests for Liver/Gallbladder!!

Thank you Jenny, I am all over the place now!! Just got back from having ultrasound and there was no evidence of gallstones. The ultrasound nurse has told me I have some cysts on my liver and she will write to my GP and suggested I make an appointment to see him as there will probably be further tests.

It goes without saying I am bricking it! I saw one of my Breast Specialist nurses Tuesday and she said when I have the ultrasound she wants me to ring her, i have left a message for her as she wasnt available after the scan.She also said that if there was anything of concern or unsure of then further tests would more than likely be done, as there is a history of B/C.

I am just gone 2 years from diagnosis, the scan nurse tried to explain that when they see anything unusual it should be checked, but she wasnt prepared to comment too much as she said it wasnt her call to make and the GP would arrange anything further. I am rambling now and i apologize!!

If there is anyone else out there that can talk me through this I would appreciate it! I hope that you are keeping well and have no major problems.

Cheers, Michele x

Jenny065
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Re: Scared witless - having blood tests for Liver/Gallbladder!!

Hello Michelle,  So sorry that you are feeling so rough,  hope they don't take too long to get the results through and get you sorted.  kepp us posted.  I too would be worrying, it is quite understandable after all that we have been through.  Meanwhile will be thinking of you,  and sending a big bundle of warm Huggles.

Take Care,

Jenny. 

Seashell60
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Scared witless - having blood tests for Liver/Gallbladder!!

Hello everyone,

I am 2 years post Lobular B/C diagnosis and currently taking Anastrozole after Chemo and Rads finished last August.

The last few months I have not felt well at all, with vague abdomen/right hand side aches and pains. I feel tired, fuzzy headed, nauseous,no appetite, the list goes on. Also I have constant dull ache under my right ribs and round to the back. I get the occasional very bad colic like pain that makes me retch and today it made me sick. That prompted me to finally go to the GP. She took bloods, checked my wee (it was ok) and i have to go back on Thursday for results and a possible ultrasound scan.

When she started talking about Liver and my diagnosis of Lobular B/C, my mind went into overdrive! I am now panicking myself to bits about what they might say.

Is there anyone who has had Liver/Gall bladder problems and if so, what happens next? My husband went through a year of sick ness and pain before his Gallbladder was removed, but of course, he didnt have B/C with Lymph Nodes removed!

I just want a result that can be easily treated and start feeling well again. It seems like this is taking over every aspect of my life - I dont do things or go anywhere as i feel rubbish!

Cheers, Michele x