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   Posted 6/10/2005 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my PET Scan on Monday. Had rescheduled it 2x. Always had a good excuse but knew that I had to have it done. You would think that having one every 3 mos I wouldn't mind but I do! Anyway, the good news is that there is no new cancer anywhere. The spot on my sacrum is no larger but no smaller. So things are stable at this time. My tumor tag tests are all still ok. So, I will continue on the weekly chemo regiment that I am on now. I don't know about the rest of you, but I am so tired of thinking that each new ache or pain is a new area of mets. I dispise having to have all of these scans and tests run every 3 mos but relieved when I get the results. Oh well, the world of being a cancer survivor!

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   Posted 6/10/2005 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, it stinks doesn't it?  I've turned into a cancer hypochondriac... Every time, something new hurts (which isn't uncommon at 48) - I worry about cancer.  I even KNOW that I have arthritis in my knees and ankles and still when they hurt - which is which it rains or is very cold - I still think cancer first, arthritis second.  Oh well, think of it this way, other people could be walking around with cancer and not knowing about it - we are always being checked and staying on top of our situations.  Don't know if that's a good thing, always but there it is......

Teresa King

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   Posted 6/11/2005 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Deb, I'm with you. I hate each new ache and pain, bump and bruise. I am so happy that you are stable. That word was my best friend for 17 months. I want to hear it again.

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   Posted 6/11/2005 3:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Sweet Becky once called herself Stable Mable when she got that report, and I think of it every time someone says it now. Stable is not a bad option, and am happy for that! Yes, we all know the cancer hypochnodrica that can develop...I was sure at different times that I had brain mets,lung mets, bone mets and even liver mets. All part of the "new normal" that we have to deal with...

We're in it with ya, Deb!

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   Posted 6/11/2005 7:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Debbi I think it is celebration time. Come on let's cell-a-brate, come on!!! Even though my breast cancer was of the early stage low category, I, too, think of cancer each time I get a pain. Now testing blood sugar every once in awhile when it is up for no special reason I think of pancreatic cancer. I had a very good friend who fought it four years before losing to it and the first clues she had was blood sugar, altho at the time the doctors diagnosed diabetes. Then I rationalize and tell myself my aunt who also had it was never diagnosed with high blood sugar. See? We all let our minds run amuck. Just accept the good news and know that by getting it every three months it will keep you from worrying more. Hugs MK

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   Posted 6/11/2005 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the encouraging words. I guess that each of us has times when we are tired of this whole "cancer thing", as my middle granddaughter calls it. I am very lucky that I have a wonderful oncologist that is on top of things and doesn't hesitate to change a med or treatment if it is warranted. My entire medical team - surgeon, onco, md, manipulative therapist - work together to make sure that I am getting the best treatment possible. Teresa, you are right about us knowing that we have cancer and not having to walk around not knowing. MK, I did celebrate. My best friend and I went to a couple of flea markets and countless garage sales (one of our passions) and then spent the evening with my dd & sil and precious new grandson. What better way to celebrate than hold a new life in your arms? To kiss those soft cheeks and inhale that wonderful "baby smell". Master Noah already has me totally under his spell but then so do my 3 granddaughters.
Thanks again. You all are the best!

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   Posted 6/11/2005 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
oooohhhhhhhhhhhhh garage sales and flea markets. What fun. I need to sell stuff there not buy it, but I love looking. One of my bargain buys??? at a garage sale was a CD with Vaughn Monroe music. He was from my era. I thought it would be fun to have his CD in my car and paid 50 cents for it. I popped it in the CD player and listened to the first piece, and listened to the first piece and listened to the first piece. Someone thought they were making a copy evidently and only one song "took". Oh well, it was only 50 Cents wasted. LOL. MK

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   Posted 6/11/2005 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear your results were good.  So far, I don't think about cancer with every ache, but the aches I have are ones I had before, so I know what they are.  I have managed to be positive (mostly) throughout this ordeal and hope I can remain that way.  I just count my blessings that no surprises have cropped up.
L & H,

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