March 15, 2011 at 11:35 pm #48380
Just wanted to let everyone know that I have a followup MRI scheduled for 4/22 here in Rochester, NY and a followup doctor’s appointment for the results on 4/26. I have scheduled an appointment with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN (rochester to rochester!) for 4/27 regardless of the outcome of my MRI I want to be seen elsewhere for a fresh set of eyes. I will be seeing Axel Grothey at the GI Oncology clinic. Has anyone heard of him or seen him? I will start with a blood test and then who knows.
I am hoping that the results of my MRI are good and this is just a precaution to have a look at my records and give me some guidance as to anything I can do for myself going forward.
Love to hear from others who have gone to the Mayo.
Here’s to everyone’s continued good health!
-Randi-March 3, 2011 at 5:20 am #4837932coupeParticipant
I can’t speak to your specific case but my inflammation is always caused by infection requiring antbiotics. Hope you can sort this out. Praying for continued success…
bobMarch 1, 2011 at 10:46 pm #48378nancy246Participant
Hi Randi, Great news! I love all the sayings about trouble and worry!
Antibiotics will not help inflammation unless there is an infection. Your doctor must not think there is an infection, but if you are not sure ask him/her to put your mind at ease. Now girl go and celebrate your milestone and try not to worry. Hugs. NancyMarch 1, 2011 at 2:36 pm #48377
Thanx Bob, I’ll put those phrases in my phrase bank! My daughter’s boyfriend told me that “worry is like a rocking chair, you go back and forth and you still don’t get anywhere”. I like that one too!
One question about inflammation…do they generally prescribed antibiotics for your inflammation or just wait to see if it changes on the next scan? I have this fear that I will be end up in this scan/biopsy spiral.
I have also sent my information to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN for a second opinion…not sure what will come of it, but what the hey.
THank you for responding and for everyone’s support!!March 1, 2011 at 3:38 am #4837632coupeParticipant
Congrats on the good news.
I like the phrase too. I’ve heard a couple of others I like: “Don’t let worry live in your head rent free” and “Worry doesn’t pay any benefits”. By the way, I have inflammation which often shows up on scans caused by infection.
bobFebruary 25, 2011 at 8:49 pm #48375gavinModerator
Thanks for sharing your news with us. “Don’t borrow trouble”. I’ve never heard of that before but I like it a lot!
My best wishes to you,
GavinFebruary 25, 2011 at 6:12 am #48374marionsModerator
Randi….my uncle loved to use this expression: “don’t put the cart before the horse.” Often times I have to remind myself of that also.
All my best wishes,
MarionFebruary 25, 2011 at 12:46 am #48373
Thank you Lainy! You helped me so much and thank you for talking with me. You put things into perspective…as my mother used to say “don’t borrow trouble”.
I found this great article about worrying. Here is the link for everyone who is interested:
Thank you allFebruary 24, 2011 at 11:59 pm #48372lainyParticipant
Hi Randi Girl, you know how happy I was! My best friend out here has liver biopsies every few years because of something like that but it has never been anything more. Live it up kid and enjoy!February 24, 2011 at 11:22 pm #48371nur1954Participant
Randi – Glad you had some good news. I remember my son saying tha this liver biopsy was the most painful thing…….February 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm #48370katjaMember
I’m glad you posted, and cautiously pleased at your recent biopsy. I remember the day before my dad’s whipple the surgeon held us all in suspense for a few minutes whilst he checked a ‘spot’ on my dad’s liver. He quickly came to the conclusion that ‘it’s just a benign thing, the sort of thing most of us have on our livers, but would never notice’. I’m wondering if he would call this inflammation.
Lets really hope so, and hoping that you are continuing to do well.
KateFebruary 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm #4826
Just wanted to post about my most recent 6 months scan. I had a CT in the beginning of February that showed an area of my liver not ‘letting go” of the dye as quickly as the rest. I was sent for an MRI which showed a ‘suspicious” area. I then went for a Liver Needle Biopsy (sounds about as much fun as it is!). The biopsy came back NO MALIGNANCY, which was great news, but it did find inflammation which means I will have to go back in 2 months for another MRI to see if there are any changes in the area.
So, for now, it is good news and I am not going to stress about unless I have to! Well, at least I’ll try not to.
I can’t tell you how relieved I was for the good result from the biopsy, but of course I am wondering why I have inflammation. Has anyone else had liver inflammation that was detected on scan (or otherwise)?
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