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Hi everyone, Had my CT scan done on Monday and then I went home instead of going back to work. As I was laying down the phone rang. It was my onoc. My heart dropped because the last time he called me right after a test was to tell me I had mets to my brain. He told me that he wasn’t calling me with bad news, actual these no sign of cancer in my adrenal glands but the reason he called was they feel that they saw a blood clot in my lung and I had to go to get another CT scan at a different place were they had a brand new and better CT scanner. Long story short, I went and I did have a clot. I went to the emergency room and they admitted me so I could receive blood thinners. One of the doc's told me I would be there for about 4 to 5 days to receive this blood thinner called humiten (sp). The next day a doc came in and said I had to go see my onoc right a way so they can show me how to give myself a shot of another type of blood thinner. SO I got dressed and my wife picked me up and we went to my onoc office, which by the way was only down the street. He came into the room and I gave him the CT scans. He came back and said even he can see the blood clot. I ask him about the adrenal glands and he said they look normal no signs of cancer. But his concern at that point was the blood clot Then they showed my wife how to give me a shot. I needed 2 shots a day for 6 days; at the same time I have to take Coumadin for the rest of my life. I am still scheduled for a PET scan on Feb 3rd I guess I get excited if that test tells us the same thing NO SIGN OF CANCER!!!! I just have a hard time getting my hopes up.

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Ray, glad they found no tumors, but awfully glad they found the blood clots in time. My daughter broke her ankle the fall of 2002 and did not get the best of followup care. As a result, she went into the hospital twice with blood clots on the lungs. She, too, had a guardian angel. I imagine your angel gets a chuckle or two watching over you. All the best. Don

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Boy-o-boy, Ray, your angel is putting in overtime!

Sometimes, it's good to be under a microscope medically...timing is the key (and we ALL know the answer is "more drugs" no matter what the question...)

Glad to see you back from your "three hour tour", Gilligan!



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Hey Brother Ray,

Are we screwed up or what? This is the first time I was kind of glad to hear someone has a blood clot instead of cancer. BUT, having a blood clot is nothing to sneeze about either! :roll::roll: If being on med's will keep you here with us, then I say; HIP HIP HOO-RAY !!! Having NO CANCER in the adrenal gland, MORE HIP HIP HOORAY!!!! YOU GO BRO!

That's what I call kicken some serious cancer *ss!! Now we only have to worry about you over the next 6 days???? hummmm! :roll::?:?

Here's a hug (((((((RAY)))))))

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Clean adrenal is GREAT news. Finding clot early is TERRIFIC news.

I sometimes think that the only way to stay healthy is the following weekly schedule:

Monday - Blood test

Tuesday - Xrays

Wednesday - CT scans

Thursday - MRI

Friday - Pet

The only way to find trouble early.


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RAY-So glad to see you are back with such good spirits!! We always love clean scans. As for the injections, at least you can get those at home and not have to be in the hospital. Bld. clots are nothing to mess with. Make sure if you have bad chest pain or increased shortness of breath you get back in to the ER. Love ya! Cindy

PS Love the pic

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Ray, I am an old lady and anytime there is time to celebrate, no matter what age, do so. That is great news you are reporting, the blood clot will be gone soon. Celebrate with a large bottle of Coke for dinner.....worry about tomorrow tomorrow, not today.

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Hello Ray!!! :):)

So nice to see ya posting here!!!! and so very HAPPY, cancer is gone, don't get much better than that!! :)

Sounds like it was also a good thing they got the blood clot early, much going right for you right now, WELL DESERVED!!! :)

good things happin in 04, God bless and stay well!!

Bobmc- NSCLC- stageIIB- left pneumonectomy- 5/2/01

MRI's taken 12/18/03 - 2 brain mets found- named em Frick & Frack

PET taken 1/5 - hot spot in mediastinum May be cancer??

"Absolutely insist on enjoying life today!"

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Great news Ray. You deserve it. Peace, take care and God Bless. Rich

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Guest Karen C

Ray, great news on the adrenal glands, and even though I sure wish you didn't have a clot or have to take coumadin forever, it's good they found it so soon. So now that is not a problem but a solution.

And yes, dear husband David C, I will gladly be able to give you shots! Bend over!

It's just darn gross out surgical medical shows on the discovery channel that I can't tolerate!

Karen C.

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