• I had my last chemo treatment on July 29 2011, so far all my scans have come back cancer free. I go for another petscan on Oct 12,2012

    Asked by Anita on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

    I had my last chemo treatment on July 29 2011, so far all my scans have come back cancer free. I go for another petscan on Oct 12,2012

    very fearful,, just want to cry think this is normal??

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I went through most scans not fearing anything, I've had sooo many. But once last year, I had an overwhelming fealing that something was wrong this time, I don't know what it was. turned out fine. Sometimes the nerves get the best of us. I bet you will be clean as a whistle!
      Best of luck to you, and welcome to the site!

      over 8 years ago
    • WonderKitty's Avatar

      I finished my last treatment in October of '09, and have had routinely clean scans ever since. But about every other one I do start to get worried again. I mean, there was such a small chance of it coming back, and now that I am past the 2 year mark (almost to the 3), I know that the chances are even slimmer, but, really, there is always that chance. And sometimes that just kicks your butt. I don't think its bad or abnormal to be worried about something that has changed your life so significantly in the past, coming back again to change your life in the future. The only way to get through it is to know that you were strong enough to get through it the first time, and if you have to, you will be strong enough to get through it again. And pray that it never comes to that. Having support both in your immediate circle and out, will help you a lot. Someone you can talk to and express these fears, and concerns, and someone to tell you that it is, in reality, probably going to be ok. I hope this helped, good luck!

      over 8 years ago
    • Moonflay's Avatar

      Fear, even irrational fear is fairly normal for all of us. You have had cancer, you are a survivor, fearing it's return is only natural, not a sign of anything except you are human :) Our beautiful, imaginative minds work for us and occasionally against us, ain't life grand? :)

      Keep us updated, I for one would love to hear, especially when they inform you it's a clean scan, again! :)

      /Big Hug

      over 8 years ago
    • Crystal's Avatar

      Yes, I think it is very normal to cry and feel fearful when it is time to have another PET scan (or at other times). I finished treatment on Dec. 5, 2011 and go every three months for a PET scan. My next is Oct.r 11 - and you are the next day. We will both be afraid and probably cry - normal stuff. From what I hear from my survivor group, these feelings ease with time. Let's try to tap into the resiliency that got us through treatment in the first place - we can call up that strength and courage for PET scan days, too. I'll be thinking of you on the 12th. Best wishes.

      over 8 years ago

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