Mixed emotions about today so far

@Asylum (47194)
Manchester, England
October 11, 2017 6:01am CST
This morning I had an appointment for an MRI scan at Christie hospital. The appointment was for 8.15 AM, which necessitated getting up before 6 AM this morning. Fortunately my transport arrived early and I was at the hospital by 7.20 AM. Apart from the cannula required to administer iodine during the scan, which I absolutely hate, the whole process went smoothly and more quickly than I had expected. I was back home before 11 AM, which I thought was excellent. Despite how fluently everything went, I had been hoping that today I would see the consultant and be informed of my current progress and prognosis. Unfortunately that will be much later and I now have an appointment for a week on Monday to see the consultant.
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@Kandae11 (26885)
11 Oct
I always like to think - no news is good news - I would think that my condition has worsened if they wanted to see me in a hurry.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct
A valid point, but I assumed that a consultation with the doctor would have been arranged for today.
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@LadyDuck (121496)
• Switzerland
11 Oct
I am sorry you have to wait until Monday, at least the MRI is done and hopefully no more cannula for a long time.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct
The end of needles and cannulas for a while is very welcome, but 11 days seems a long time to wait for the results.
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@LadyDuck (121496)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
@Asylum Oh, not the coming Monday, but the 23rd. You are right, it's a long time to wait.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Oct
@LadyDuck Much longer than I would have liked.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
11 Oct
Sorry to hear they did not consult with you today. That would have been very nice to get that out of the way all in one go. The waiting game is a pain for sure @Asylum. How are you doing otherwise?
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct
Not too bad, although today was disappointing.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
11 Oct
@Asylum Good to hear you are not too bad then..very encouraging..I know how this is..I can't stand the dilly dallying and get very impatient to know the progress. They really could have done this today for you.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct
@TiarasOceanView There is certainly no reason why I should have to wait another 11 days.
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@pgntwo (21708)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
11 Oct
Tempus fugit... cannulæ are scary, yes.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Oct
Canbulae is a correct plural, but the a and e are separate because we no longer use the ash.
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@pgntwo (21708)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
12 Oct
@Asylum I had no idea it was called an ash. Poor Æsop!
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Oct
@pgntwo The only word that I remember it being used in was encyclopaedia.
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• United States
22 Oct
Monday will soon be upon you and I hope that their findings will be good. You have been through so much. Why they made you wait so long is beyond me.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
22 Oct
It was certainly a blow to discover that I had to wait so long to find out, but now it is only one day away.
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• United States
22 Oct
@Asylum hoping it is all good news for you. Not right that they should make you wait.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
22 Oct
@ElusiveButterfly I am definitely hoping to hear that the treatment is over for the immediate future.
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• Preston, England
16 Oct
@Asylum glad it went alright for you - hope the consultant proves to be a bearer of good tidings
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
16 Oct
I will find out next Monday.
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• Preston, England
16 Oct
@Asylum hope it goes smoothly
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
16 Oct
@arthurchappell Thank you Arthur, so do I.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Oct
I always wonder why they don't try to combine things so we didn't have to visit quite so many times but no, that never happens. I say just enjoy the week and don't dwell on it, think positive thoughts, it is the best thing for you at this point.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
13 Oct
Since the MRI scan is immediately recorded, there is no reason for a 12 day delay in finding out the result.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Oct
@Asylum No that makes no sense at all.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
13 Oct
@BelleStarr Exactly my opinion.
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@Jackalyn (6677)
• Oxford, England
11 Oct
I am sorry you have to wait so long to see a consultant because that really sucks. I've experienced several MRI's rise in my life and up there always quite horrible. The first time I kept asking them to take me out because I just couldn't bear the feeling of claustrophobia. I have to go and have another at some point soon because they're trying to find out what is causing all that pain in my neck but I think that they're just going to say that it's nerve damage.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct
The MRI scan is something that I have no problem with, but I am anxious to know my current condition.
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@Jackalyn (6677)
• Oxford, England
11 Oct
@Asylum Horrible not knowing I'm sure. I think this is one of the worst things when you don't know what the diagnosis is.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct
@Jackalyn I also wi9sh to know what plans the hospital have in respect of further treatment.
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@jaboUK (50573)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct
I expect that by now you have seen the consultant, and I hope things are as well as can be expected
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
22 Oct
I will be seeing her tomorrow, so I shall know the situation then.
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@jaboUK (50573)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct
@Asylum Good luck.
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@Inlemay (17341)
• South Africa
16 Oct
All GOOD news comes to those that wait. I hope that your news will be positive, and heading toward the right direction. Have a great Monday today and know that we are all thinking of you in your daily struggle. xxxx
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
16 Oct
The result of the scan is expected to be positive, but I will feel happier once that is confirmed.
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@Inlemay (17341)
• South Africa
16 Oct
@Asylum me too
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@SIMPLYD (75303)
• Philippines
12 Oct
Just think positive about the doctor's prognosis. Don't worry much. Just pray.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Oct
Thinking positive is not so easy without actually hearing the prognosis.
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@SIMPLYD (75303)
• Philippines
12 Oct
@Asylum Yes, it is but at least it will keep you from worrying until you hear about it.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Oct
I would hate to have to wait. I am sorry to hear you have to.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct
It is annoying since I was hoping to hear something today.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Oct
@Asylum .....I get impatient.
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@Shiva49 (9537)
• Singapore
21 Oct
I can understand your anxiety to know the prognosis. Even for a regular checkup I get anxious - siva
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
21 Oct
The outcome will decide what happens next.
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@garymarsh6 (12097)
• United Kingdom
21 Oct
Nice that everything ran to time unlike your previous visits! Fingers crossed for Monday!
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
21 Oct
This was the only time that my visit to Christie ran smoothly.
• China
18 Oct
It is great that everything went well this time! Hope your prognosis is good !
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
18 Oct
I shall find out on Monday, buy would prefer to know now.
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@LoriAMoore (9964)
• United States
17 Oct
It's hell being sick. I feel for you. You're really handling this so well.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
17 Oct
I do not handle it well every day, but I do try.
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• United States
16 Oct
It's very hard to wait. Good to hear that things went smoothly though with this scan.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
16 Oct
The waiting is always the hardest part.
@Srbageldog (5419)
• United States
12 Oct
I'm sorry you have to wait. It's agony having to wait for those test results. I hope you can find a way to keep your mind distracted and that the rest of the week flies by for you.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Oct
The waiting is usually the hardest part.
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@JudyEv (100569)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
That is a long time to hang around waiting to see a consultant. It's the not knowing that is the difficult part.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Oct
It certainly is.
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@andriaperry (32989)
• Anniston, Alabama
11 Oct
This week Tony`s scan was cancelled and so he has to wait, I hope his cancer is still in remission. I will pray that your scan is awesome with all cancer gone.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct
It is even worse to have the scan delayed because issues would not be detected until later.
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