Luci, how did it go today?

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   Posted 10/5/2004 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Let us know...also, check my post to you on the other thread. I will be at Newark tomorrow, will I be able to see you?  Independence Air to Dulles, terminal A.....

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   Posted 10/6/2004 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Luci, keeping your and your hubby in my prayers, waiting to hear your results.


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   Posted 10/6/2004 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I bet Luci was exhausted last night and we will hear from her today. At least I hope so. I, too, am anxious to hear what that thing is.................. and to know her husband is being taken care of, too. Hugs MK

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   Posted 10/6/2004 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
{{{{{{{{Luci}}}}}}}} thinking of you and waiting to hear sweetie, L&H, Gail
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   Posted 10/6/2004 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Everyone, MK, you're exactly right. My MRI finished at 6:45, I went back to the hotel and fell into bed. I couldn't do one more thing. It was a very long day.

DH had the endoscopy, his gastro. dr. says everything looks really good. I'm happy for that news, but will wait for the pathology report. Apparently, the dr. decided to bx around the area that has been most effected by the acid reflux. DH is a real trooper. Got him back to the hotel around 1:00 and since my MRI was not until 3:45 I thought I would rest a bit. NOT!! I couldn't sleep at all. Took my klonopins around 2:00, so I would be mellow (yellow, thank you, Donovan, for those old enough to remember) when I got back to the hospital. Got my cab and voila, there I was.

MRI started on time. The only way I can stand being in there even with the anxiety meds is to keep my eyes closed. If I moved my elbows just one inch out from my body I could feel the sides of the tube. Yikes, too creepy!!! I did remember to buy ear putty for the noise and with the ear phones and the music it wasn't too bad. Now, comes the annoying part. I was in there for a whole half hour when the techs. stopped the test completely, rolled me out and said they were not getting clear pix. So, they changed these pad things they had placed over my hip, pushed me back inside and started all over. By then, the klonopins were really working their magic. I just kept my eyes closed and thought about the PCE and chocolate m&m peanut candies. It took a almost another hour and a half, and I actually think I may have fallen asleep. If I did it was wonderful and I didn't make a fool of myself by going berserk and begging them to get me out. I was out - cold.

This morning I saw my PCP and told her about the MRI. She got on the phone to the orthopedist who was "unavailable". Even she was not happy. So, she said that she'd keep on him until she got some answers. In the meantime, I haven't heard from the ortho. at all. PCP also told me there wouldn't be any flu vaccines available through her group at all. That they had been notified just this morning.

From there I went to the onc. for my 3 mos check-up. That was fine, got my Femara, hugged him on the birth of his new daughter and left. Oh, no flu vaccines available through the onc. either. Now, I'm going to organize my clothes, put them into my little roll-aboard and get on that plane tomorrow. Thank you all for coming; I knew you were there. In fact, I thought I saw a pink feather floating in front of me. You all are the BEST, BEST, BEST in the whole world. Love, Luci
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.  Albert Camus

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   Posted 10/6/2004 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Luci,

I am praying that both your tests come out clear!!!

You are so right about those MRIs - the only way to do it is to close your eyes as tight as possible before they push you in and make sure you don't move those elbows too far out!

Hope you have a safe journey home!


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   Posted 10/6/2004 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Luci,

Sorry I am behind the times. I sure hope (and pray) that your tests come back clear as can be.

I had to have the earphones on while doing my MRI with country music!!!!!!! It sure did help!

I will be watching for results.

^j^ ^j^
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   Posted 10/7/2004 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   


I'm thinking good thoughts for you right now. By the way, peanut M&M's are my favorite!



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   Posted 10/7/2004 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Adding to the good wishes, Luci. I also love peanut M&Ms. I have some sitting on my desk in front of me. Take care of each other.


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   Posted 10/7/2004 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I like peanut M&Ms best too. Sorry you didn't get answers yet. But maybe by now you are getting some. Or are you on the way to the airport? I guess you will be soon if not. Hugs, prayers and lots of hope and love that you get great news. MK

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   Posted 10/8/2004 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I prefer plain M&Ms: I like to let them melt on my tongue...they last longer! LOL! Hoping and praying for good results, Luci! Have a safe trip home. Hugs, Frayda

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   Posted 10/8/2004 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Is our Sara still shedding? Love it. She does that to make sure you know we are there. And we were there. Have been doing a nervous tap dance ever since. I want you to know its not a pretty sight... Me doing tap. Yikes. If you think the MRI is scary just think about seeing me doing that. Hope that brought a smile. Waiting and prayers for good results. Hugs Joyce
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   Posted 10/8/2004 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   

I am so far behind, I didn't know you were having tests. Hope all is well for both you and DH. September went like a blurr and have a feeling October will too. Snow will be flying soon.

I handle MRI's by asking for a wash cloth over my eyes. That way, I can look toward my toes out from under it and not know how close above me everything is. Like you, though if I move my elbows at all I am in trouble.

Hang in there sweetie and hope the test results are good. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way, and gentle hugs.

Love, Kitty
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