• I have my second scan coming up in a couple of weeks and I've been nerved out for a week already- does this subside with time?

    Asked by michelerainh2o on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    I have my second scan coming up in a couple of weeks and I've been nerved out for a week already- does this subside with time?

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    • Jalemans' Avatar

      I think every scan makes a person anxious, I know it does me! The only thing I can say is try to keep busy so you don't dwell so much on it. Hoping it turns out great!

      almost 5 years ago
    • SandiA's Avatar

      I always get anxious before scans but I try and stay busy and make plans with fun positive people that make me laugh. I am hoping everything goes well. Reaching out here helps a lot too. I had a major emotional breakdown in the hospital once. Tried to talk to family and friends but they didn't really understand. I sent a post here and got lots of encouragement.

      almost 5 years ago
    • michelerainh2o's Avatar

      Fortunately I do have a busy week next week so the day of the scan will be here before I know it! I think what's got me really worked up about this one is that the doctor is going to decide if they should operate on my adrenal/kidney now since other tumors are shrinking and even tho that tumor is shrinking it's still very large. Oh well, it's got to come out sometime right?!?! After my last scan I had hours to wait to see the doctor so my sister and I left the hospital and walked down to a Goodwill store where I looked for books to buy- they had tons and I was in heaven looking for hours at books!!lol

      almost 5 years ago
    • Ioskeha's Avatar

      I did at first. I came to grips wirh it awhile ago. Its just part of life. No one ever completes life, we all fail at the end.

      almost 5 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar

      I'm always nervous for any appt, because now I know it won't always be take an aspirin and call me in the morning. Before cancer, I was nervous at ob/gyn (who isn't) and the dentist. Now, I'm nervious to go to pcp, because he's good and will find things the specialists don't find. He found my thyroid cancer before I started treatment for uterine cancer, and none of the doctors who examined me found it (although, they all felt my neck!).

      almost 5 years ago
    • michelerainh2o's Avatar

      cam32505- I wish my pcp would have been as good. Prior to my diagnosis I went to him because my left armpit had swollen, and he prescribed anti-inflams & muscle relaxers. I was seeing a specialist at the time as well for a left frozen shoulder, and complained to him that I was feeling a "different" kind of pain in my left deltoid- they both insisted that the MRI a month or so prior showed nothing torn etc ( I had suffered a bad fall on ice last winter). I was angry at both of them for awhile after my diagnosis because the left armpit was a tumor on my lymph node & the shoulder pain was a tumor on my deltoid muscle. Bottom line was at the time of the MRI those tumors were not showing so they really just thought it to be symptoms of my frozen shoulder. I'm sorry you are scared- I am too!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Reggi's Avatar

      Try to keep positive, I go every three months and it gets less nerve racking. Try not to think about and ask many questions from your doctors, it took me 8 months to feel better. Anyone who gets the C word is scared but can only go day by day. Keep positive

      almost 5 years ago
    • syevans' Avatar

      I am having the same problem. I try to stay busy but that is difficult. Many friends do not call--I think they do not know what to say to someone with cancer

      almost 5 years ago

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