The appointment is set, now I just have to wait. nervous

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by HeatherLynn, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Songster

    May 11, 2009
    Kentucky, Cecilia
    So its been almost 6 months since my last ct scan. I had it because they were checking for a pulmonary embolism. Apparently my chest pain was from anxiety and nothing else. sigh but they found pulmonary nodules. Had tons of trouble with the doctor, tons of trouble even getting this appointment or getting it approved by the insurance ( doctors office would not provide medical reasoning for the test sigh ). But its set

    December 3. I insisted it be well before the holidays so they can hopefully tell me everything is ok and I have nothing to worry about. Thats what I am praying for. Even though all the odds are in my favor on that one I am still nervous. How can you not be. 24 days of waiting and then we can go and hopefully get some relief. When they will call us with results is another story but I am praying they are quick. I have the first appointment in the morning so they said i may even get results the same day. That would be so awesome. Anywho I am trying to stay super busy.

    still on fall cleaning
    working on boy scout fundraising and advancement projects
    getting my order together for the spring chicks
    and planning our honeymoon ( 11th anniversary we are finally going)

    Anyway, if you can pray.

  2. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Songster

    May 18, 2010
    I'll be praying for you!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    So what are you thinking of doing for your belated honeymoon? [​IMG]
  3. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Songster

    Nov 5, 2010
    I'll be praying for you. Congratulations on 11 years!
  4. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Songster

    May 11, 2009
    Kentucky, Cecilia
    We are talking about going for just a couple nights to a b and b maybe an hour away. I don't want to be too far from the kids. I have only been away from them when I was in the hospital having another one soo.....but I am looking forward to it. I am just trying to find projects to keep myself busy. Things to plan so i don't think about this stuff.

  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Best of luck!

    Honestly, I would not worry so much. Just going to stress you out and potentially make you feel worse.

    Body scans and exploratory searching for something wrong will always find something wrong even with the healthiest human. We aren't perfect, our technology can't see everything, and any finding from a man made machine has to be interpreted by a human.

    Have a friend get a scan which found "something" wrong when she was having migranes, and in the end, was all useless and actually has given her more problems because of treatment for something she "might" have.
  6. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Songster

    May 11, 2009
    Kentucky, Cecilia
    Well the scan is on Friday. Please add me into your prayers. I just want everything to be fine so I can relax again. This whole mess as screwed with what little progress I had made with my anxiety attacks. I am ready for a good result and some peace.
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    (((((((((((((((((( hugs to you ))))))))))))))))))

  8. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    deep breath and [​IMG] , I know what the wait is like. Clear your mind of all but the BSA stuff...oh wait, that gives me a migraine. (The 100th year patches are all but completed, signaling is s-l-o-w going.)
  9. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Good luck with your scan, on Friday!

    A few years ago, I was having problems with severe abdominal/chest pain (felt like I was being stabbed in my ribs). The pain would also radiate around to my shoulder blades. My GP initially suspected an ulcer, then gall stones. I got poked, prodded, scanned, shot up with radioactive sludge - all with no significant findings.

    My GP finally sent me to a UGI specialist, who told me, prior to examining me, that he didn't think there was anything wrong with my GI tract, and he'd bet real money that it was a muscular/skeletal issue. He performed an upper GI, just to be sure (my insurance company was loving me, by this point!), ordered another ultrasound, and also reviewed all my scans and test results.

    The final diagnosis (after a year)? Costochondritis. It's an inflamation of the cartilege between your ribs. They still have no idea what set it off (can be an old injury that flares up), but there's a school of thought that stress can play a role. My GP started me on antidepressants (I had a history of anxiety/depression), which I've been on ever since. Not only am I a much more pleasant person to be around, but the painful episodes are now few and far between.

    Just goes to show, sometimes it really can be something minor. That's my hope for you! I got to the point that I thought maybe I was imagining the pain, but it was VERY REAL.

    You're in my thoughts and prayers. [​IMG] [​IMG]

  10. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Songster

    May 11, 2009
    Kentucky, Cecilia
    I think most of the time, and hope and pray thats its nothing. I have no pain really. I get rib pain now and then but generally only when I have been hauling 60 lbs sacks of feed or raking for a few hours. It was all an incidental finding. I was getting scanned to see if I had a blood clot after a c section. I didn't. It ended up being gall stones. ( sigh ) but they found these 3mm nodules in my lungs. I think it was like 5 of them. Anywho they refused to give me any information which made things a bit tense these past 6 months. I finally got copies of my medical records though. Anywho this is the 6 months check up. From what I have been able to find out its probably nothing and some even say that follow up is not needed. I have no risk factors. I can tell myself that but the panic disorder loves to screw with my head. I just am ready for this follow up test to be done and over with so I have some kind of reassurance. I just keep praying, and praying and praying.

    I have kept busy by making a list of the different breeds I want to order in January, making plans for a solar heated brooder, planning fundraisers for our den, baking so much everyone now has to go on a diet during the holidays, and planning our honeymoon in March. I've decided I should have one while I have the health to. Seems like the older we get the more crap comes up. I have also spent a ton of time trying to talk my hubby into having another baby. I already have him on board for adoption.

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