• CT and follow up on 3/1/2012

    Asked by rocketman on Monday, February 27, 2012

    CT and follow up on 3/1/2012

    I got my CT that was scheduled for 3/20/2012 moved up to 3/1/2012. My wife will be joining me for the appointments, as she has for all my appointments. I am having problems with breathing and feel generally like yuck. So, I am scared about this appointment and the results of the CT. My symptoms seem to be worsening, as I had put in a previous question.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Keep your head up, spirits up, it could be nothing, or bronchitis or..could be something worse, but don't worry about it until there is something to really worry about. Easy to say, I know, but I have been where your at several times, most times, it wasnt something bad. I'm glad your wife is going, she wants to be involved I'm sure. Good luck in your scan, think happy thoughts, and I wish you the BEST!!

      almost 9 years ago
    • julius' Avatar

      I'm glad your wife is going with also---it hasn't been easy for me either sharing the information with my wife about any of my treatments especially the prognosis----- plus I have always put on the strong act in any thing we encountered so its hard to show her how scared I am--but were in this together

      almost 9 years ago
    • shauna0915's Avatar

      I'm glad to see you are going to the doctor sooner and that your wife is going with you. Please don't cut her out of your treatment now. This is affecting her as much as you. Cancer sucks and it affects everyone around you. You have to keep her in the loop so she knows if something is different going on and can help get you to the doctor if necessary.

      This part is also for Julius: So many time I've read comments and responses about how cancer fighters "put on a strong face" and act like they aren't scared. PLEASE STOP IT! Don't you understand that we are here to help and are just as scared as you are. Telling someone you love that you aren't scared and that everything will be okay just makes it that much harder when something really bad does happen. It is your fight and your right to fall apart and scream and cry, but it's ours too...in a different way. Women are a lot stronger than we are given credit for. By nature, we are caregivers and nurturers. Please tell your partners everything and let them be a part of all of it. It really helps us cope too. Had I not been a primary part of my fathers care I would have gone completely insane with worry and fear.

      I wish you all the best in your journey and will pray for the best outcome for you all.

      almost 9 years ago

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