Date for my second scan

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48803)
United Kingdom
March 10, 2008 8:19am CST
I have had a call today from the Hospital to give me a Date The Date is next Monday the 17th I tried to change that as it is my Daughters 21st Birthday on the Sunday and it is a 3 1/2 hours Drive from where I live, I was not able to change it as they want me in fast and there was no other Date so I will have to return home on the Sunday Night Also I have to go for a Blood test on Wednesday I have spoken to my Doctor today as all this has got me worried as it is happening fast for the NHS Anyway I have now got the word that he mentioned and looked it up and this is what they are checking out Benign tumours can often be diagnosed by imaging and immunohistochemistry without recourse to biopsy.5 * Haemangioma is the commonest benign tumour of the liver. It is usually asymptomatic and may be found on ultrasound examination, perhaps for gallstones. They usually cause no problem unless an injudicious attempt is made at liver biopsy as the lesion may bleed profusely. They are thought to be congenital but may enlarge under the influence of oral contraceptives but usually regress when they are stopped. If they require removal this is not usually amenable to simple excision of the tumour and a whole lobe of the liver must be removed. A haemangioma is usually only 1 or 2cm in diameter but a cavernous haemangioma may reach 8 to 10cm in diameter. Haemangiomas grow during pregnancy and administration of oestrogens but a case control study failed to find a correlation between oral contraceptive use and haemangioma6 I will of course let everyone know the outcome and yes I am scared no matter what anyone says To go from a Healthy Person to a wreck is not easy to deal with even after 5 years of being first Diagnosed and now this Sorry if I sound bitter but I feel bitter angry and scared
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35 responses
@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
10 Mar 08
Sweetie, I don't blame you for being scared and angry. For them to take 5 years to get to this point where they are finally trying to figure things out would upset me too. And not knowing what the outcome will be is scary all by itself. I'm glad they are finally putting somewhat of a rush on things, even though it does mean you having to come back early next weekend. I'm sure your kids will understand though. I'm here for you hon. You have my love and support always. Please call me if you need me, ok? Love you.......Carryl
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Carryl I will What I meant with the 5 years is that is when I was diagnosed with the Copd and that and from there it has been one thing after another Thank you Sweetie I love you and a big Hug xxxx
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
10 Mar 08
I sort of figured that's what you meant. But it seems to me that it's just taking them forever and a day to figure things out for you. It just makes me want to come over there and slap them around. LOL
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Lol Sweetie please do and I will make sure I have Biscuits here to lol
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
10 Mar 08
Hi sweetie Im glad you getting this second scan done so quickly. I know your upset and I am too. You dont have to appolgize for being angry I would feel the same way. Your a strong person and I know you will make it through this. Lots of love and hugs to you.xxxx
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Hi Sweetie I have missed you over the last few Days I am trying to stay strong here I really am Love you and a big Hug to you
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
10 Mar 08
I know your trying and your doing a good job. Well yesterday I was over my aunts house doing laundry and didnt get home till late. And today Im so tired. And we did set our clocks on saturday night. Did you set your clocks yet?
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
No we haven't yet and I don't even know when we will xxxx
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• United States
16 Mar 08
Don't worry and don't be scared everything will be just fine
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
17 Mar 08
Thank you Sweetie I do hope you are well
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• United States
18 Mar 08
All is well her my friend keep your head up and every thing will work out
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
11 Mar 08
You do not sound bitter to me. It is more like an emotional wreck. That is to be expected. I will be thinking about you and praying that it is nothing too serious. Good luck and keep us informed.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 08
Thank you Thorough I really appreciate this Hugs
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@charms88 (7546)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
Hi Dearie, You have all the right to be scared, bitter and angry. I would, if I were in your situation. Its not cool to have some foreign thing growing inside our body. Many questions will start popping on our mind. Had I not been taking care of my body enough? Had I not been good and kind to other people? What had I done to deserve this? So many questions and yet, no plausible answers. Take heart, my dear. Of all my friends at mylot, I'm mostly worried about you. If only I have the resources to fly and accompany you, I will. As always, I will pray for you.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 08
Awwwwwww Charms thank you Sweet That is actually what has been going through my head since I was diagnosed with the Emphasimia and COPD 5 Years ago and now all this But I guess I have to take it in my Stride and accept whatever is going to hit me Love and Big big Hugs to you
@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 08
I know the timing is bad sweety what with your sweet babies 21st but at least it is better than waiting weeks! I know it is quick but sometimes when you are in that system it does move quickly! There is no point in telling you not to worry as I know you will no matter what and it is natural! Please remember I am here and will be thinking of you! xxx
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
I know you are Sweetheart but I just have to deal with what I found out But I know where you are Love you Sweetie xxxx
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
10 Mar 08
You're going to be fine! - You've got to believe that and trust in the Good Lord above!
Gabs sweetie, you're going to be just fine. Now repeat after me, "I'm going to be fine, I'm going to be fine" and believe that too not just say it. Put your trust in the hands of our Good Lord above and he'll see you through. Bless your heart! You're in my prayers hon.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Thank you Sweetie I am coping by blocking it right now Love and Hugs for you
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
10 Mar 08
I understand hon, it is very scary, regardless of whether or not is something simple, just that fact that you don't know what it is yet is scary.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Yes it is and everything is happening so fast as well normally they take their time but it is all being rushed
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@AmbiePam (46215)
• United States
10 Mar 08
It's OK to feel however you want to feel. Wish there was a way we could make you more comfortable.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Thank you Ambie I am trying to stay calm and so far it is working lol but I don't know how long for
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@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
10 Mar 08
I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Lean on Him during this time, He will get you through! May you find peace and comfort during this time. Glad that you know a little more about with what you are dealing.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Thank you Terri Love and Hugs
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• United States
10 Mar 08
Gabs I am so sorry to hear about all the health problems you are having. I add my myLot friends in my prayers and as you are one of them please know I am praying for a speedy recovery.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Thank you Heather I know you will Love and Hugs to you
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@GardenGerty (91055)
• Marion, Kansas
10 Mar 08
Okay, I understand that this is quick for your medical system and that is scary, but it also is a blessing, as they said that you do not check this out with a biopsy, so I am glad some knife happy person did not try to do that, to get it over quickly. Maybe this is the last round of checking and tweaking your health. Prayers for you miss gabs, and keep the faith. Enjoy the celebration with your daughter, and of course keep us posted.(((hugs)))
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Hi Gerty and I will try I will certainly keep you posted
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@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
10 Mar 08
I am sorry to hear about all of this gabs. I know it has to be tough emotionally on you and your family. You have every right to be scared and angry. I don't know that I wouldn't feel much the same way if I were in your shoes. Just be patient and we will pray for you!
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Thank you Sweetie My Children do not know yet I will not tell them until I know for certain
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@Darkwing (21590)
10 Mar 08
Well, if you're determined to class yourself as a wreck, no matter what anybody says, then you disappoint me, Gabs. I don't see you as a wreck at all and this diagnosis is one of the best you could have, all things being considered. The tumour is benign, which means inactive, as opposed to the malignant type, which is the cancerous one, so you need not be scared... please try not to worry too much as stress doesn't help your condition one little bit. I doubt they'll even touch it in fact... they're checking to make sure it's what they think, is all. I know that on top of everything else, this must be a great worry for you, and I feel for you having to go through all this. (((((Huggggs))))). But please try to be calm, as everything is under control and they have caught it early enough to deal with it as necessary. That's the only reason they want you in quickly, so they can put this out of the way and deal with whatever is actually causing your problem. Something I hope will make you smile... you got in even quicker than K!!! lol. He doesn't go in until the 26th! I'd better not tell him you're getting in before him! lol. Keep your chin up, Sweetheart, we're all sending our healing energies and prayers your way, and I'm sure you'll come through this quite quickly. Love and hugs. xxxxx
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
10 Mar 08
I nice response and I agree with your sentiments my friend. There is always someone worse than ourselves but it is US ourselves that we have to make sure of by keeping up a stiff upper lip and get on the best we can with our lives.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
I guess you are right but at the moment I just block it as it is easier to deal with It just seems to be one thing after another and I am really fed up with it please try to understand that Love you xxxx
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@Darkwing (21590)
10 Mar 08
Of course I understand that, my friend. Your way is the only way you can deal with it, but I'm just trying to reassure you that you're worries are unfounded at this moment. We both know you could do without this added stress, especially now. You have a lot on your plate, one way and another, but you have to find the strength somewhere, to get through this with the minimum of stress, for your own good... not for mine, or anybody else's. Then again, I suppose some people find that strength in thinking the worst so that whatever happens, the news is better than they expected. (((Hugggggggggs))). My thoughts are with you, Gabs, and I worry about your state of mind sometimes. I, like you, will be glad when all this is over, but worrying won't solve anything, Sweetheart. Stay positive, and please accept the energies I'm sending you to get you through your ordeal. Love you. xxxx
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Wow, that is quick a week today! Sweetheart you have gone through so much and yet you remain brave, strong and tenacious and I am proud of you, Gissi was only telling me yesterday that he worships the ground you walk on and he is worried about you. I am sending you a big hug and lots of good, calming karma. You have every right to be scared, angry and bitter, but you have a lot of friends who are on hand to give you the love, support and listening that you rightfully deserve, love you babe xxxx
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Thank you Sweetheart I just do not know anymore what is going on with me I used to be so active working all hours looking after my 2 wonderful Children what has gone wrong Sweetie ?? Love you to xxxxx
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
I wish I could take you down the yellow brick road and ask the old wiz to grant me a wish to make you 100% better again. I don't pray but I will certainly send you some warm, loving karma xxx
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Thank you Sweetie xxx
@someonesmom (5768)
• Canada
15 Mar 08
Hi gabs, I'm still away at my sister's, until Sunday night, but wanted to let you know that I'm so very sorry that you're going through this. I can completely understand why you're angry, and scared. Somtimes in life, 'enough is enough.' I want you to know too, that you're in my thoughts and prayers, and will be especially on the 17th. Big hugs to you.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
17 Mar 08
Sweetie thank you and I do hope that you are having a good time at your Sisters as soon as I know I will let you know Big Hugs
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• Canada
17 Mar 08
Thanks. We had a really great time, and came home late last night. I'm anxiously awaiting the outcome, and am thinking of you, and keeping you in my prayers. xxx
@gabrielle47 (1222)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
Hi Gabs. Im so sorry to hear about your situation and rest assured I will be praying for you that day of your scan and for healing. I will also pray that God will give you the courage and strength for your family as well. I know its easy to say this but be brave and all happens for a reason. I want to share to you a story of how a man cured himself of his irregular condition of his heart. It is a long one and if you can message to me your email add, I would be glad to share it with you. Try to be positive about it and think and imagine your liver being healthy and thank God for your healthy liver. Last week I had a terrible throat infection since I am susceptible to throat infection since childhood and I just imagine to have a healthy throat and thank God for a healthy throat. With just one day of doing it, I noticed that late in that day, my throat is not painful anymore when I swallow. I know my pain is not as big as yours but nothing is impossible with God and positive thoughts!
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 08
Sweetie every Pain is big it is horrible to be Pain no matter what Pain it is I am glad though that it did not last to long for you Sweetie Hugs to you
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
Thanks Gabs. Yes pain is pain no matter what it is. Always be continuing to pray for you dear. Will send you a private message coz I will send the touching story to you. God bless dear.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
11 Mar 08
You have a lot to be scared and worried about. It is very understandable. I like you was healthy also untill 6 years ago when I found out that I have ms. A brain tumor is a lot more to be concerned about though. I will keep you in my prayers and hope everything turns out well.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 08
Shaun I am sorry to hear that you MS I don't have a Brain tumour I have a tumour on my Liver but it is not cancerous so they say that is why they are doing another Scan, my biggest concern is if Ineed an Op as I have Emphasmia and COPD and it just scares me Please take care of yourself
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
11 Mar 08
I miss read this I AM SORRY. I hope your scan does come out clear.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
10 Mar 08
ok lets not get to upset till the scan comes through ok! ANd if benign they should be able to do more with it than removeal You will have to see how big it is and if it can be treated with out an operation! talk all this over with DOc see if there isnt some alternitive you can do before getting cut on Like if gallstones they should be able to get flushed out!. I for one dont recommend getting cut on unless absolutly nessasary! WHeres your yahoo IM or windows live IM are both of them down? Go to AIM if ya have to I have all 3 open hugs and energies being sent to you for better outcome
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
I will try to stay calm I promise and thank you for that Link I just hope it will all be done without Surgery Big Hugs to you
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
10 Mar 08
your welcome and I hope so too
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@Eskimo (2329)
17 Mar 08
Gabs, lets hope your scan is ok, and your blood test as well, I will be praying for you.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
17 Mar 08
Thank you Eskimo I am not going to think about it much I will start panicking once I know that it is surgery or not But thank you for thinking of me you are a great Friend
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