Topic: Getting ready for another ct scan

I have another ct scan on Tuesday. Trying to keep the scanxiety under control.... This will be the 6 month after radiation... I can't wait to post good news! Here's praying that something is going to work on this disease!

KrisJ
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
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Fingers are crossed, Kris, and a tidal wave of good wishes is heading your way.
Can't wait to hear the good news.
Hugs,
Marion

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You go girl, show that CC what you got and scare it right out of the ring! Wishing you a ton of luck on Tuesday.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Hi Kris,

You and Lauren will be in the "tubes" on the same day!! She has an MRI on Tuesday. I think she would like to trade places with you. She hates MRIs. CTs don't bother her so much. Good luck and I will be praying for great results!!

Love, -Pam

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

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Kris
Sending positive thoughts and prayers to you....are you going to Sloan in Basking Ridge?  If you need a buddy to go with I'm only about a half hour away....can't wait to hear of your good results....@Pam...ditto on the thoughts and prayers for Lauren...looking forward to seeing all the posts in the good news section! I agree with Lauren CT's are much easier on the anxiety part they are much faster then the MRI...and alot less noisy!
Nancy

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Pam, wishing Lauren a very successful scan tomorrow. I find that if I put a small towel over my eyes the scans don't bother me at all. Will have everything crossed for a great scan!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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I'll be keeping you in my thoughts for a great scan Tuesday, Kris!

Willow

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Thanks lulu and Lainy. Sorry, Kris. Didn't mean to hijack your post. Lainy- I mentioned the towel to Lauren and she is going to ask for one. Her doctor told her to take two Ativan right before she goes in the tube, so hopefully that will help too. They have two different size MRI's at Michigan and she got the small one once and it totally made her freak out. She is not a small person so it made her feel like she was wedged in a small pipe. We always request the larger model now. Just thought I would mention this so that others are made aware there is more than one size MRI.

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

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Pam: I just saw Lauren's post and will be praying extra hard for BOTH of us tomorrow. I agree that ct scans are much easier. I keep my eyes closed in the MRI and pretend I'm on a very noisy beach with some jack hammering idiot close by! And no, hijack away! I've done it, too.
Nancy: I would love to meet you! Yes i will be at Basking Ridge. If you want to "hang out" at the clinic I will be there at 11 to drink the kool aid. If not, I should be done by 12:30-1 and will be REALLY hungry! We could meet for a late lunch, too. Btw I will be the tallest woman and probably the tallest person in the room! Ha!
I am praying that I can post the "all calm" post again so people can have more faith in the stereotactic radiation. It would give so much more hope!! I believe it was a shot in the dark whether it would work.
Kris

KrisJ
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
Any opinions I give are based on personal experiences, and are not based on medical knowledge. I strongly suggest receiving medical care and opinions.

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My thoughts and prayers are with both of you Lauren and Kris!  I can't wait to see your results posted in the good news section. 

-Randi-

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based only on my personal experience as a cancer survivor. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

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Good luck to both you Kris and Lauren as well for your scans tomorrow! My fingers are crossed for you both and tons of positive thoughts are coming to each of you from me! Looking forward to hearing about both sets of results in our good news section!

Hugs and positive thoughts to you both,

Gavin

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Re: Getting ready for another ct scan

Btw, letting everyone know I won't have results until Monday. It's inhumane.....

And thanks for all the well wishes!

KrisJ
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
Any opinions I give are based on personal experiences, and are not based on medical knowledge. I strongly suggest receiving medical care and opinions.

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Although it seems too long to have to await - it allows for an even higher volume of good wishes heading your way.  Hang in there, Kris.  We are behind you - all the way.
Hugs,
Marion

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Ok three of us in the tube tomorrow.....I have a cat scan and blood work to start the mapping for steriotactic radiation...sending prayers in all directions.....I like when the three of us have lunch much better than scans !
I wonder if I can get IV Ativan ? Oh that would be blissful !
Hugs, Lisa

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You are too funny, Lisa. Prayers to you too.

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

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Lisa...why not Ativan?  What better time then tomorrow? Thinking of you and sending a tidal wave of good wishes your way.
Hugs,
Marion

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Kris...Not sure if you will receive this in time...but I would love to have lunch with you ....will you be taking 78 home? I know there is a Panera right down the road from Sloan...if you will be on 78 a little longer there is always the Clinton Station Diner...here is my cell # 908-420-8791...hoping I reached you in time....most of all good luck today...
Nancy

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Scan is done. Now I wait until Monday for results...
Fun meeting Nancy! We had a nice lunch!

KrisJ
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
Any opinions I give are based on personal experiences, and are not based on medical knowledge. I strongly suggest receiving medical care and opinions.

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So happy this part is over, Kris.  Meeting up with Nancy was a great reward for the day.  Hope that you had fun and enjoyed a good meal.
Hugs,
Marion

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Kris
Totally enjoyed our lunch yesterday! Now I'm looking forward to you posting in the good news section.....you have been through so much and have stayed so positive....I admire you...hope we can meet up sometime again soon! Praying for you...
Nancy

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I am so happy you two had a chance to meet and have a nice lunch. It is so nice to meet others that understand you from the get go. There is such an instant connection. I have met Kris and she is so awesome. I'm sure you are too, Nancy! My best to both of you.

Love, -Pam

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

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Results are tomorrow.
I know, I'm worrying about nothing...... She's gonna walk in and say everything looks quiet and I will have my 8 seconds with her.... Then treatment in the pump and tears of relief and the train home!!

KrisJ
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
Any opinions I give are based on personal experiences, and are not based on medical knowledge. I strongly suggest receiving medical care and opinions.

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Hang in there Kris. Are you getting "frequent train mileage?" I have everything Kris/crossed for a good report!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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Sending good thoughts your way!

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based only on my personal experience as a cancer survivor. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

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Best wishes to you, dear friend.

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.