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Topic: GET YOURSELF CHECKED!!!  (Read 23506 times)

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I am not a fan of doctors, (remember it's "practicing").  But in their defense, I understand why they don't just biopsy willy nilly...  Mine left a pretty big hole in my hand.  No biggie to me, but I'm sure most people would find the scar unsightly, and people be all sue crazy.

Also, a certain type of eczema looks exactly like squamous carcinoma...  remarkably so.  Plus, squamous carcinoma usually doesn't show up in your 40's.  It mostly hits those in their 70's. 

In addition to all that I changed Dr's, and put off going back for a re-check for far too long.


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Hope you kill that shit Bro.See you at Albion.
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Glad to hear it's mild enough to be remedied at home, Eric. Wipe it out.
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Positive thoughts for, hang in there.


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Well, I can't believe it's been five years..my has time flown. Eight o'clock tomorrow morning I get the baseball bat with a Gopro attached to it. No big deal...been there..done it. Headed home to drink the magic elixir, light a scented candle, open a fresh box of baby wipes, and set up Netflix on the laptop. Gonna be a loooong night. 

Get Yourself Checked !!!

Update. All went well. If you are going to have this procedure done ask your doctor for the Suprep Prep Kit. It's much less invasive.
 
« Last Edit: May 18, 2016, 12:12:37 PM by otobepelagic »
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Thanks for the reminder .....need to make a pot of refried beans for the taco shack  :smt028
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Well, I can't believe it's been five years..my has time flown. Eight o'clock tomorrow morning I get the baseball bat with a Gopro attached to it. No big deal...been there..done it. Headed home to drink the magic elixir, light a scented candle, open a fresh box of baby wipes, and set up Netflix on the laptop. Gonna be a loooong night. 

Get Yourself Checked !!!

Remind me not to touch your laptop.  :smt044
And don't worry. I'm sure you will be surrounded by plenty of doctors. No way would they leave you in there with just one...alone...while you were unconscious......and in a very vulnerable position. Don't even give it a second thought. 
And if you wake up and are walking a little funnier than when you went in, I'm sure it's only from the instrument that was used.
Who owned it and who used it?????????   :smt102
Good luck Alanzo. I'm sure it will go just fine.   :smt002
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Well, I can't believe it's been five years..my has time flown. Eight o'clock tomorrow morning I get the baseball bat with a Gopro attached to it. No big deal...been there..done it. Headed home to drink the magic elixir, light a scented candle, open a fresh box of baby wipes, and set up Netflix on the laptop. Gonna be a loooong night. 

Get Yourself Checked !!!

 That is the most positive outlook for that procedure ever!!! I had a partial, which means NO sedation :smt011. It felt like they were twisting a red hot knife inside my belly. The worst part is the "long night". Thanks for reviving this thread, everyone needs to see it. 
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I had my first one about 6 yrs ago (got the 10 yr pass), rolled me into the room and there were 3 nurses and a doc, all female, one picked up the syringe of sedative, looked at me and said "we're having a party and you're invited", made me laugh, then the lights went out, briefly woke up during the fantastic voyage to see my innards on the big screen.......

I like your description of the prep supplies, pretty accurate,

Good Luck on the trip.




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Eric B, I hope you are well.

2 weeks ago had my wife get herself checked. She had her first mammogram. It revealed white spots in, now, two areas of concern.

We went back and she got a diagnostic mammogram and a ultra sound, results were the same. During this time she also located the feared lump.

The white spots were called calcification, so, their concerns are the irregular edages and branching type look?

So Monday we had a biopsy done, 12 pokes, 2 different sites.

Now we wait.

I have a lot of experience with cancer after losing my dad to a long horrible throat cancer battle.

But no experience with this.

I'm hoping things come back ok, but I'm not going to lie, I'm freaked the F--k out.  We have two little girls, which many of you know.

What can I expect here?

Any help/advice from those who've done this?

The wait is hell.


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cant imagine what this must feel like..sending positive waves and good vibes for your wife ,you and all your family   :smt001


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I've been there with my wife, too. The waiting for results is awful, I know. Hang in there and try not to get too worked up over what is unknown at this point.

A quote that has helped me during this type of thing as well as my own diagnosis and treatment is:

Worry is paying interest on a debt not yet owed.

Wishing you and your family a good result and strength.

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Thx guys..

Worry, it's big internal battle of mine. I just want only the best for her and my girls, it's been a rough ride last few years for our family.

Thanks for putting it into perspective.  👍


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Eric B, I hope you are well.

2 weeks ago had my wife get herself checked. She had her first mammogram. It revealed white spots in, now, two areas of concern.

We went back and she got a diagnostic mammogram and a ultra sound, results were the same. During this time she also located the feared lump.

The white spots were called calcification, so, their concerns are the irregular edages and branching type look?

So Monday we had a biopsy done, 12 pokes, 2 different sites.

Now we wait.

I have a lot of experience with cancer after losing my dad to a long horrible throat cancer battle.

But no experience with this.

I'm hoping things come back ok, but I'm not going to lie, I'm freaked the F--k out.  We have two little girls, which many of you know.

What can I expect here?

Any help/advice from those who've done this?

The wait is hell.
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This thread has been dormant for quite awhile but it's just as valid as ever, Yesterday I got quite a surprise on a call from my doc.

I have pneumonia,

from what I know now it could have gotten pretty serious pretty fast, but I'll be fine in a few days.

I had been experiencing some symptoms I put off to one of the bugs that had been running around my area, headache mostly along with nausea, and a little dizziness and discomfort and a temp of 101 but no cough.  Figured like any other bug I'd just ride it out as 99% of the that's your only choice, By the 4th day nothing had changed so I went to the doc and she did the usual, went over me pretty thoroughly and gave some hand eye coordination test to rule out stroke type stuff.

We talked it over and decided to see if it would resolve itself in a day or 2. A couple days later nothing was changed so I wrote her an email. 30 min later the phone rang, she told me to go get a chest xray , I was back home in an hour, an hour after that she called and said I had pneumonia and to go pick up my antibiotic. that was yesterday.

Today I got in to see her and she showed me my xray, it's ugly large cloudy area in the middle of my right lung. She said she was surprised she didn't hear it on the first visit and had me do the deep breaths while she listened, told me what she was listening for and said there still weren't any abnormal breath sounds but asked if I could feel it.  Sure enough that bit of a dull ache I felt was right where the xray showed it to be. 

IT WAS THE SAME DULL ACHE I EXPERIENCED ON THE FIRST VISIT BUT DIDN'T MENTION, I wrote it off to doing the deep breaths from a sitting position.

Luckily at this stage 5 days of antibiotics combined with a few days of taking it easy and I should be good.

Not so many years ago I'd still be sitting around waiting for it to get better as it approached something life threatening.



 

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