I'm getting my latest cancer test results today...

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  1. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 11 years ago

    and I'm a nervous wreck! I go in at 2 this afternoon. I rarely even think about my multiple myeloma cells except when it's test time. At that point, my BP rises to 200/100, when it's normally 120/70 or lower. I've told the nurses that a stroke will kill me before the cancer does. lol

    1. SimeyC profile image88
      SimeyCposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Habee my thoughts and prayers are with you today!

    2. Judi Bee profile image92
      Judi Beeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hope all goes well.

    3. Eliminate Cancer profile image61
      Eliminate Cancerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'll be thinking of you.  I usually feel confident that I've kicked the cancer, especially on days when I feel healthy and energetic, but going in for tests is STILL nerve-wracking!!  Such a roller-coaster ride of fears, trying to talk yourself into thinking it will all be okay.

      The upside, is when you do get results, and they're clean, it is SUCH a relief, and you feel even BETTER that you have confirmed that you are doing well!!

      Best of Luck to You - I know exactly what you are going through!!!

      1. habee profile image92
        habeeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Best of luck to you, too!

        1. Eliminate Cancer profile image61
          Eliminate Cancerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you, habee : )

          It's been almost 6 years for me, and I had an aggressive cancer that should have recurred after a year or two - knowing that I've made it this far helps!!

          But it doesn't stop the horrible sinking feeling you get anticipating tests... 

          Stay strong!!

  2. prettydarkhorse profile image56
    prettydarkhorseposted 11 years ago

    I am praying for the positive result! You should also stay calm bec of your HB...

  3. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
    PaulGoodman67posted 11 years ago

    Best wishes!

  4. CASE1WORKER profile image64
    CASE1WORKERposted 11 years ago

    I do hopeit is a good result- no good trying to tell you to stay calm! Write a hub, or clean a cupboard- anything to take your mind off the test!

  5. GmaGoldie profile image81
    GmaGoldieposted 11 years ago

    You are in our prayers. You are an inspiration with your writing and sharing your inner fears shows all of even the greatest writer faces steep mountains in life to climb.

    You are very special to us. Focus positive thoughts of thankfulness, keep busy, and breath deeply. Deep breathing is a cleansing of the body and the mind. Breath in through the nose, exhale through the mouth, your exhale should be twice as long as your inhale.

  6. savingkathy profile image91
    savingkathyposted 11 years ago

    We'll be thinking of you. I hope you get good news!

  7. Eric Newland profile image59
    Eric Newlandposted 11 years ago

    I'm praying for you, habee.

  8. grinnin1 profile image71
    grinnin1posted 11 years ago

    When you go in there, think of how many people are thinking of you and saying a prayer for your well-being today!I'll say a prayer at 2:00 for all to go well.It's easy to see what a vibrant and wonderful person you are through your writing and you have touched many, including me! Try to let that thought make your load a little lighter.

  9. Hollie Thomas profile image60
    Hollie Thomasposted 11 years ago

    Will be thinking of you, Holle. All the very best. X

  10. profile image0
    jenuboukaposted 11 years ago

    Positive thoughts for you Habee!!

  11. Rosie2010 profile image70
    Rosie2010posted 11 years ago

    hugs, habee.  Praying for good news for you.

  12. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 11 years ago

    Hoping for good news, Habee.  Let us know if you get a chance...

  13. Barbara Kay profile image74
    Barbara Kayposted 11 years ago

    I've already sent a prayer for you.

  14. profile image0
    EmpressFelicityposted 11 years ago

    Fingers crossed Habee.

  15. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 11 years ago

    Putting in a good word with the big guy for you, he never listens, but I’m sure his ears will perk up when I mention your name.

  16. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 11 years ago

    Best wishes. It's always scary to go in for follow up tests.

  17. kerryg profile image81
    kerrygposted 11 years ago

    Best wishes, habee!

  18. rmcrayne profile image91
    rmcrayneposted 11 years ago

    Sending lots of positive thoughts and healing energy your way Holle!

  19. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 11 years ago

    Thanks, pals! I've never regretted posting personal "stuff" here because fellow hubbers are always so supportive. Seriously, your comments, thoughts, and prayers made me feel better.

    My "bad" numbers increased from 1100 to 1300, which is bad. Everything else, however, was normal, which is good! Now I can put this on the back burner for six more months. lol

    Oh, how I wish my oncologist/hematologist could be my regular doctor - he's wonderful!

    1. SimeyC profile image88
      SimeyCposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That's fantastic news (except for the bad numbers of course!!!) - just made my morning!

    2. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Woohoo! Great to hear (for the most part). I guess it's like going to the dentist... except a bit worse.

  20. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 11 years ago

    So Holle, what do these numbers mean? Are you feeling ok?

    1. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It means that I have multiple myeloma cells, but I don't have enough of them yet to be diagnosed with MM. Every time I get tested, the numbers are higher. This is pretty scary. My favorite aunt had MM and survived for only 10 months after being diagnosed.

      The specific type of cells I have can cause neuropathy, but I already have neuropathy/nerve damage from spinal issues, so I don't know if my MM cells are contributing to that or not.

      My bone marrow biopsy showed 5-10% plasma cells. An MM diagnosis is usually made at 10%. MM causes "holes" in the bones and extreme anemia. Thank goodness, I don't have either of these. My hemoglobin is high now, and my bone density is awesome. The surgeon doing my bone marrow biopsy told my hubby that he had to chisel like heck to get through my hip bone!

  21. emievil profile image67
    emievilposted 11 years ago

    I was too late to wish you good luck but I'm glad almost everything turned out okay. Hope you continue to be all right Habee.

    1. Aficionada profile image81
      Aficionadaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I second all of that!

  22. brakel2 profile image75
    brakel2posted 11 years ago

    Best of luck Habee. You may have results by now.

  23. CASE1WORKER profile image64
    CASE1WORKERposted 11 years ago

    I have been thinking of you all day- so glad the results are not too bad


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