Am glad to hear that you got reasonably good news. As you say it's all a waiting game. Hopefully you will get your life back soon and be able to get back to normal.
hi well the news is quite good as the secondaries in my liver havnt changed ,so im to go back in three mnths time for another scan to recheck .its a waiting game this isnt it ,dont know whether to be pleased or not as still have them even though they are not any differant sorry to be so negative i just wnat my life back and to be able to return to some form of normality again . you know the peanut cartoon with the rain cloud over his head well thats how i feel today !!!! lynn x
i have still a long way to go on my journey but you seem to be keeping really positive. Glad to know that we all find the waiting a pain to put it mildly. hope you get good news. doreen
well have had my ct scan and have the bruises to prove it !1 cant get the contrast into my viens as their shot from chemo ,now have my results next monday morning, hopefully the liver secondaries wont have changed to much and i wont need any treatments . fingers crossed eh!! lynn x
think im getting used to all the waiting around ,seem to spend my days at the hospital, and have a nother apointment for lymphodemia clinic this wednesday !! theyll be charging me rent soon ,never mind parking charges !! i think ive paid for a doctor with what weve had to shell out on tickets !!!!
hello all, well been to hossy and the oncologist has said that the spots are possible secondaries from the original breast cancer in 2006,as they have changed shape and size they are going to keep an eye on me ,and im to have a further ct scan next friday so they can plan action for me ,i was also told that it could be possibly cysts ,so im no clearer as to what to think untill the next ct scan .. oh well fingers crossed they are just being careful . untill the next time hope everyone is doing ok and staying positive .keep smiling .lynn x
Do hope it goes ok, once Dx with this they should provide us with very very long nails and throw in a box of tranquilisers, also some boxing gloves to hit people who say 'don't worry' or 'try not to worry' or make us wait for tests and results.
Thinking of you
hi all and thanks for the messagesof support,yes we cant do anything about the waiting can we ,and as ive been this route before im finding it really hard to cope.cant do alot as well as have severe lymphodemea in my arm and hand which is very frusrtaing as i used to paint and draw i have a job to sit still long enough even on here !!! cant return to work because of it so im getting very frustrated .need to rethink my carear as im coming up to 58 this year .oh well at least this week i can plan my youngest daughters 18 with lots of shopping !!! lynn x
sorry to hear your news wasn't as hoped. I do feel for you massively, having to play the waiting game once again.
Thinking of you and I've got my fingers and toes crossed for you. I get my results on weds, currently working on the philosophy that no news is good news!
It's the worst, isn't it, the waiting? There's nothing to be done, no hurdles to be faced and overcome, no feeling of personal achievement however thin. My heart goes out to you.
I know this sounds corny, but since being diagnosed 2 months ago I've taken up three new hobbies that are totally disconnected from 'LBC' (life before cancer). I'm writing a novel that has nothing to do with sickness; I've started a massive patchwork quilt based on a photograph of sunrise over the Russian archipelago from the terrace at the front of our rougho Finnish summer cottage (for the cottage guest room bed as I suspect it is going to be too ugly for ours) but it has involved lots of browsing fabric shops for bits of material and cutting out shapes and generally making a helluva mess; and I bought a bicycle on Saturday. First I've had in years and years - and then rode it home 10 k from the shop. Nearly died going up the hills (a swift clean way to go) & couldn't sit comfortably all day Sunday. Wide seat, wide rear, I thought I was on a winner but the rear was clearly too wide for the seat. Son tells me the wide rear will toughen up as I stop weighing so much. Muchas gracias boyo. Plus I chose to give up academic work for the duration - can't face 'learned texts' that have nothing to do with real life at all - and to give the garden a bit of a miss this year. Just for the variety.
It may all be artificial but it helps me feel that I have had some part in choosing a change in my life's direction. It helps hugely to distract me from the waiting. It really does.
Bestest wishes to you lynn x
hello all and thanks for all the good wishes, i went to get my results yesterday,and the oncologist said there was concern with the changes of the liver spots,but they cannot tell me just what is going on as yet as they are going to all get togather and look again at all the recent tests etc and scans i have just had done ,it could be a new secondary,or original cancer that is suddenly growing,but she cant be sure just what it is as yet, tshe said dont worry !!!!!!!!!!!!! what ive got to wait another 2 weeks before i go back and she says dont worry . grrr!! why do they do this to us ,as if im not going to worry enough about what thibgs are going to be found .anyway are hands are tied untill i know just what im facing .lates hope they are just being cautious intill it all becomes clearer. so back to nail biting again ! lynn x
well nearly time to get my results ,must say its been a hell of a time waiting ,and now im resigned to whatever they may be. just hate all the uncertanty. lynn x