CT scan

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by MattNH, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

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    Going in a for my annual CT scan in 2.5 hours. This is my second annual follow up since getting rid of colon cancer. The scan last June was perfectly clear and this one will be too. The worst part is drinking the contrast solution, but bottoms up.
     
  2. lingr

    lingr Well-Known Member

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    That mix drink is definitely nasty. Here's to you getting a good report. Skoal. :)
     

  3. greyhawk50

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    PrayIng that you get a clean bill of health.
    Be sure to smile real big.
     
  4. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Prayed that all will be fine for you!
     
  5. MattNH

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    Picked up the images and report from the scan today. I could have got it yesterday, but there wasn't urgency.

    Everything is the same as last year, all good. They use the word "unremarkable" a lot in the report, but that's good, basically, nothing to see here, so we can't comment. Weird word, but in this case, it's what I like to hear.

    Matt
     
  6. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    Good News Im due for mine :eek: My mother had cancer so im checked every 5 years its been 6 now.
     
  7. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

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    Go get it done. My kids have to start colonoscopy screening at 32 years old, 10 years before my age when diagnosed.
     
  8. straightshooter

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    So glad to hear the good news.
    Yeah the wording and terminology doctors use can really blow the patients mind.
    Should I be upset if someone says I am an unremarkable person? I think I would take that as bad.
    Anyway glad to hear the good news.
     
  9. greyhawk50

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    Glad to hear the great news. God is gracious in so many ways.

    I went yesterday for my colonoscopy. From what he could see, all was as should be, except the "cleanse" didn't work as it should have so he couldn't see everything. He sent me over for a Cat-scan. That wasn't any fun at all (don't ask). Once the Cat-scan is read, I should have a clean bill of health in that area.
    I'm scheduled for a prostate biopsy on the 26th. WooHoo!!! My family doctor found a nodule in that area but the Urologist thinks it might be a calcium buildup. If that turns out OK, I should be done with being poked, prodded, pricked and probed for awhile.
    Still no answers or root cause for the TIAs. Two of the doctors seem to think that I may have MS or one of it's cousins. (may require more Cat-scans or a spinal tap??) So far, I got them all guessing.
    I've known for years that I wasn't normal. :rolleyes:
     
  10. lingr

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    My ex-wife use to say I was an unremarkable person. That's one of the reasons why she's now my ex.
     
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  11. greyhawk50

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    MattNH; How did your CT Scan turn out??????? Just curious.

    I'm still not done with being poked and prodded.
    I went last week for my yearly with my eye specialist about my Macula Degeneration. Very little to no change. Still have the blind spot in the right eye. Good news there.
    Got the review for my colonoscopy. All was normal there. More good news.
    Went to the Urologist for a follow-up on my Prostate Biopsy. Bad news was, I have the very early stages of Prostate Cancer. Good news is that it's the slow growing type & it's the earliest detection that he has ever seen or heard of. My PSA & PHI were so low (11% probability) that they wouldn't have done the biopsy if my family doctor hadn't felt a nodule. I'll go for an MRI to see if the cancer has spread. If not, we'll monitor it every 6 months and do a yearly biopsy. The Urologist thinks it will take 10 years before it becomes a serious problem that will require surgery. I have more chance of dieing from a stroke or heart attach than dieing from the cancer.
    We have been able to stop the TIAs with medication but because of all that, I've not been able to do my exercises for my knee. So I'm still struggling with my left knee and my hips. I can walk on paved surfaces but really struggle walking across the yard. Taking a walk in the woods is not even an option at this time.
    Just sharing information. Not complaining. I still have far more blessings than I have problems & I'm still trusting the Lord for daily strength. Life is still good & I'm still smiling. :)
     
  12. havasu

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    Happy to read all seem healthy for you all. Thank God once again! (and I'm not very religious, but sometimes we all have to thank someone!)
     
  13. MattNH

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    Clean bill of health for me. Right now my only issue is putting a bit of weight back on. I was 280 lbs when this started. At the lowest 205, now back up to 215 and feel it on my waistline. I went from 46" waist pants (but would wear 44" tightly) down to 36" and they are getting a little tighter.

    Take care grewhawk50.