Another doctor, another update

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Registered: 12-12-1997
Another doctor, another update
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 11:13am

I went in to talk with the radiation doc and to get prepped for the upcoming radiation. The prep was just a scan (another one!) and then marking the spots he'll use.... permanently marking them.  I now have 3 tiny spots tattooed onto my body, lol!

I start the radiation on Tuesday! I thought they'd wait till after Thanksgiving, but they said they'll work around it. I'll go in 4 days next week, then Sunday - Wednesday, then the Monday and Tuesday after T'giving and I'll be done.

He's not saying it'll cure me - I guess a permanent cure is too much to hope for, but he did say it'll put the cancer into remission, which could last years and, with cancer, is about the best anyone can hope for.

Pouty, kicky whine coming. Stop now if you don't want to hear it. ......

I hate this. All this. I hate all the scans, and going to the doctor all the time, and feeling as if everyone in Wisconsin has seen my fat, flabby old body. And I hate admitting I have cancer. It was supposed to be taken out with the thyroid a year ago! Now I feel like I'll never be rid of it!

Okay, I'm done. On with the treatment and getting rid of this as best they can, for as long as they can!

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Registered: 12-09-2003
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 4:41pm

Thinking we all hate that you are having to go through this too Ann!   Just passing by and wanted to wish you all the very best for tomorrow and the rest of the treatments.  Fingers crossed you will be rid of this in time and it can take time.   My dh was finally discharged by his oncologist last week after 12 years!  Reckon you are a star the way your are handling things.

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Sat, 11-10-2012 - 3:32am
HI Ann, I'd rant also, and I do with my own "situation/obstacle". It's the only way to get it out so the body can continue to heal. WE're here, so rant when you need to. I do feel that you are in good hands, they've found the problem , and I'm thinking that there are other problems you were experiencing beofre that will go away once the radiation is completed. I'll be thinking of you.
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Registered: 09-01-2003
Fri, 11-09-2012 - 11:26am

RANT.....STOMP your feet! I would too !

so now you'll have dots for a tramp stamp!

I've joined the group hug XO

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Fri, 11-09-2012 - 9:31am

Hugs always Ann,
I too would be whining so you just go right ahead!
Glad the treatment is starting soon as the sooner the better to get rid of that nasty cancer!
Hang in there & know we're here for you & thinking good thoughts ;)

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Registered: 02-25-2000
Fri, 11-09-2012 - 12:59am

Dear Ann...Your tattooes will go well with your sexy lealther boots!! ;)

As for your pouty, kicky whine...I would be feeling pretty much the same way!! This whole invasion into your life just sucks!!! Sucks big time!!! Glad you're starting treatment right away. Go away cancer!! Go away and never come back!!!

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