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Offline CaptCarl

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Yet another MRI
« on: November 12, 2006, 08:51:20 PM »
Well, I just found out from my Dr. that she has scheduled another MRI for me. It is the day after tomorrow, and the fourth one this year. In addition to the HIV, I also am co-infected with HepB. I had a biopsy earlier this year, the second one in five years. I have had cirrhosis for about 7 years now. The speed with which she arranged the appointment, indicates that there is some concern on her part. Usually, it takes a few weeks to get in. I know that there is a pretty good chance that I will develop Liver Cancer because of all this. I also know what the survivability stats look like as well, Ugly. It comes at a time in my life when things are going really well, and I can't help but think that the timing really sucks ass. Not, of course that there is a good time for such things to happen. So I don't really know why I'm posting this other than to get it off my chest I suppose. It's nice to have this site, and it helps for me to be able to vent a bit. I wish that I could go to a support group, but the one that is here is during the day, when I work, so that's out. Anyways, thanks for letting me bitch a bit. I'll post the results whenever I get them. Thanks again everyone.
   Capt.Carl
The only thing I can do straight is shoot..

Offline Iggy

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Re: Yet another MRI
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2006, 08:57:25 PM »
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« Last Edit: January 12, 2007, 07:51:43 PM by Iggy »

Offline Longislander

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Re: Yet another MRI
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2006, 09:03:43 PM »
I'll be thinking about you and hoping for the best results.
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Offline Life

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Re: Yet another MRI
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2006, 09:09:17 PM »
Oh Carl, this isn't good news at all...  You have a 1000 shoulders to lean up against.  You have a 1000 hands to hold.  You have a 1000 friends praying for an outcome that you can live with... Be good to yourself and let this discovery happen when it happens..  Please explode all over these pages if you need....  We are here listening and caring...

Love

Offline aztecan

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Re: Yet another MRI
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2006, 10:49:15 AM »
Hey Carl,

Well, that just plain sucks. I am sorry this is happening. I will send some positive energy your way.

If you need anything, call me.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Yet another MRI
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2006, 10:58:26 AM »
Vent away, Carl. I'm glad you have a doc who's watching things so carefully.

The fat lady has not yet sung and if our prayers and thoughts have any power, she ain't gonna sing for a good long time yet.

Wishng you the best,
Andy Velez

Offline Christine

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Re: Yet another MRI
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2006, 02:14:11 PM »
Hi Carl,

You said you are in a good place now. That is a really good thing. You are strong and can fight whatever happens.

Sending you good thoughts and prayers.

Christine
Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

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Offline AlanBama

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Re: Yet another MRI
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2006, 03:03:42 PM »
Carl,

sending you love and hugs, and lots of positive healing energy....

Alan  :-*
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline Grinch

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Re: Yet another MRI
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2006, 04:46:51 PM »
The speed with which she got you in may have nothing to do with a crisis.
This time of year is typically scheduled very light due to the RSNA.  A world wide conference which I have the misfortune to be working this year.  All imaging departments schedule very lightly during this time.  The Docs, Techs, and admin. staff look at it as a kind of break for 2 weeks.

   I would consider asking her if she put a rush on this or if you were just lucky.  I'd lean toward the later.
 

Offline Eldon

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Re: Yet another MRI
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2006, 05:04:06 PM »
Hey Abqcarl,

It is unfortunate that you are faced with these sort of challenges. Writting it out is extremely therapeutic rather than keeping it within you. Start a personal journal if you have not already done so and keep track of your daily events. It is almost as if you are the star of your own movie.

I am sending "positive thoughts" your way that everything will work itself out for you.


Make the BEST of each and every Day!

Offline heartforyou

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Re: Yet another MRI
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2006, 05:05:23 PM »
Hey Carl,

The least I can say is that the Doc seems to take good care of you/

I'll be thinking of you and sending you doggie love

Hermie
Diagnosed in 1987 and still kicking
Viread, Kivexa (Epzicom),Viramune once daily

Happiness is the freedom of breathing fresh air every day.

Offline CaptCarl

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Re: Yet another MRI
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2006, 06:40:05 PM »
Hey guys,
   Thanks for all the support, it is nice to feel like there are others out there who understand. The latest is that the test was rescheduled for this coming Sunday Night at 9:00pm. This is going to make work suck on Monday as I have to get up @ 4:00am.But whatever must be must be, as they say. I'll keep you all posted....
  Capt.Carl
The only thing I can do straight is shoot..

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Yet another MRI
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2006, 08:25:54 PM »
The latest is that the test was rescheduled for this coming Sunday Night at 9:00pm. This is going to make work suck on Monday as I have to get up @ 4:00am.But whatever must be must be, as they say. I'll keep you all posted....
  Capt.Carl

please do.   .... Thinking of you ......

venting is good -  one of us or even yourself might say a word or something which might remind you ("trigger") of something important that you must do or lead you on another important train of thought

With Love, Alex

Offline Robert

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Re: Yet another MRI
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2006, 02:24:37 AM »
carl

This is not good news.  I'm really hoping everything will be OK.  Like you said, you've been on a roll.  I'll be sending you some good thoughts.

And Sunday night at 9p?  Wow.  That sucks.  You're going to miss Mystery Theatre and the finale to Prime Suspect 7.
Not to worry.  I'll let you know who did it and what happens to Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison.

robert

..........

 


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