haven't yet had ct scan

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haven't yet had ct scan

by sallytaypres on Sat Apr 21, 2012 05:04 PM

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I'm a very upset person this weekend wondering.  My big question is what would I feel like if I had the disease?  I'm to have the ct monday and I don't seem to really understand how I should feel or look if I have it?

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by Slsteere on Sat Apr 21, 2012 05:20 PM

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On Apr 21, 2012 5:04 PM sallytaypres wrote:

I'm a very upset person this weekend wondering.  My big question is what would I feel like if I had the disease?  I'm to have the ct monday and I don't seem to really understand how I should feel or look if I have it?

I am not a dr of course but what have been your symptoms and why are you having a ct scan? What have your doctors told you so far and what other tests have they ran. It's completely normal to be nervous and wondering what if this what if that. The waiting to have the test and get the test results are very tough times no doubt. My mom always says don't borrow trouble. At least Monday is right around the corner so after the test make sure they set up a follow up appointment and you get this done ASAP so you do not have to wait and wonder. Wishing you a weekend full of peace of mind and prayers for good results.

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by sallytaypres on Sat Apr 21, 2012 05:46 PM

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Thank you so much for responding.  I just found this site and it's all so new to me.  I started in Jan. with severe back and rib pain but it went away after 3 weeks.   About three weeks ago it went into my waist line, my ribs, back, and horrible gas pains under my breast and ribs, front and back.  In the mean time I've lost a little weight, been very tired and weak, etc.  I'm 69 and very active and supposed to leave on a 3 week cruise Thursday morning and now this.  I just keep wondering what I should be feeling like with the pancreatic cancer.  I still live my life as normal but uncomfortable.  I went to get help before the cruise and this is what he said he felt was important to do.  NOW.

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by Slsteere on Sat Apr 21, 2012 06:30 PM

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You are right to do this now. As a caregiver to my dad who has Pc his first symptoms were mild abdominal and back pain, fatigue and loss of weightall strating in mid jan of this year. He was told he had an ulcer and other various things so he went in for an upper and lower GI scope, labs and an ultrasound and all showed nothing of any concern but his symptoms persisted so he had a cat scan approx the second week of march and it came back with a tumor on his tail of his pancreas. I am not telling you to alarm you but the sooner you get diagnosed the better. Before his diagnosis my dad was very active and thought he was in great shape. Boy were we surprised. My dad is75 with no prior health conditions so we were and still are shocked. Fight to get diagnosed as you and your doctor both know something is up and maybe it's not Pc but better to know and treat it ASAP. My dad thoughthe was going to spring training after his ct and they said no way like your doctor. It's better to have a doctor that is proactive because time is crucial in treatment. Did your doctor specifically say he wants to rule out Pc. If they do find something they should and will do an immediate biopsy as well as a pet scan. Be proactive in getting all of the information that you can. Let me know how it goes if you don't mind and remember this can always be something else. Btw did you have labs and how were your pancreas and liver levels. My dads pancreas levels were only mildly elevated and all else normal so go figure. This site is a great support and resource. I am sending my prayers and positive energy that you will have a positive outcome with your ct scan.

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by sallytaypres on Sat Apr 21, 2012 07:43 PM

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Yes, he said he wanted to be sure.  I had blood work yesterday but no results until Monday.  I ache all over but really no pain.  I had a couple of hours with a hot spot on my left side towards the middle but other then that just rolling gas under my ribs and the ache in the back that moves around but has been at my right waist on side for about a week now and in the middle of my back at arm level.  You have alarmed me but I appreciate any information.  I am dreading the drinking of the "stuff".  I have heard it is awful!  However, if there is a problem, the sooner the better.  I have no idea how they would treat it either or where to go.

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by sallytaypres on Mon Apr 23, 2012 08:12 PM

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Thank you for all the positive thoughts and prayers.  I wanted you to know that they worked.  My results were good and now to figure out the problem.  I pray for all of you and your families.  Life is so short and wonderful and when this happens it really brings you to your knees.  

Thank you, again.

Sally

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by Slsteere on Mon Apr 23, 2012 08:37 PM

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Amen to answered prayers. You have been given a beautiful gift. I am so happy for you!! Continue to push to be diagnosed but relax and enjoy your vacation. Thank you also for your prayers.

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by tomco727 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 08:41 PM

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Sally    Great News --Hope your feeling a little better ,and that they find out -what it is for  you       Tom

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