elnodel Posted June 8, 2004 Share Posted June 8, 2004 Len is scheduled for his PET scan this Thursday (10 May). After waiting all this time (his surgery was 26 April) and not knowing the real situation other than the tumour was removed along with the upper right lobe and one lymph node proved to be cancerous, we're both anxious to get this over and start with the oncologist (next Monday). But Len is extremely claustrophobic -- didn't make it through the pre-surgical PET scan because of that. This time they've given him a 1 mg Ativan tablet to take 1 hour before the scan. I hope it does the trick. I'm not at all sure it'll work on him. He finally started taking Paxil yesterday for his ongoing anxiety bouts, especially at night, and last night was wonderful -- he began to feel much calmer, got sleepy, then slept through the night and woke up feeling much better. That feeling lasted until noon today, then the anxiety returned. I'm sure it's to be expected with the tests coming up -- I think he's just about as anxious about messing up the PET scan by panicking as he is about the results. So between the two, he's not very happy. At any rate, on Thursday we'll get through this somehow -- then we have to wait until Monday to know what's what. But at least that particular end is in sight. Have other people had the same difficulty with the PET scan? Did the sedation work? I've got everything - fingers, toes, eyes - crossed....both for the test itself and, of course, the dreaded results. Ellen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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