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Cdcmoon
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Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Postby Cdcmoon » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:52 pm

I didnt mean to cause problems in this forum..

I am really worried about tomorrow, i have a clear anxiety issue which i hope will get cleared up when i see a Psychotherapist next week also. I hope they dont find anything tomorrow... latley i have been going to toilet for no 4/5 times daily and there is alot of it :(

Proud Wife
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Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Postby Proud Wife » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:45 pm

Please let me just put your mind at rest that you have not caused any problems on this forum whatsoever.

Good luck for tomorrow, please do keep us posted x

Marmalade

Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Postby Marmalade » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:44 pm

Please be reassured you have not caused problems for anyone. This is your thread and you can say whatever you like. We all have our off days and we are all forgiven.

Anxiety is a terrible burden and can cause so many physical distressing symptoms so I do feel for you. It is really good that your medical team are looking at all possible causes. The brain is such a complex organ, we know so little about but it but it is amazingly powerful. My 10 year old nephew had one leg that visibly withered because his brain told him it was unbearably painful when in fact there was no injury or pain at all. He has now fully recovered but it has been a long journey.

I am sure that with the holistic approach the medics are taking and your positive attitude towards exploring help for your anxiety you will get to the bottom of this. Many things are pointing away from life limiting conditions so please try and hang on to those thoughts.

Let us know how you get on and good luck

Marmalade x

Cdcmoon
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Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Postby Cdcmoon » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:00 pm

Had the ultrasound got to wait till 11th of May for results. The Dr didn't really comment or say anything he seemed to of concentrated more on the right side and said he'll send report to my Gastroenterologist. Long wait now.

Marmalade

Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Postby Marmalade » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:51 pm

Hi CDC,

Waiting is always so hard but nothing no amount of fretting will make it come quicker. I hope you are able to take some exercise which helps with mood and busy yourself to help the time pass.

Good luck

M x

Cdcmoon
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Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Postby Cdcmoon » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:50 pm

My report been written I phoned hospital they won't email them to me they will be emailed to my gp guess that's normal procedure. Hope it's not bad being so quick, I'll try and find out tomorrow :/

Cdcmoon
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Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Postby Cdcmoon » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:10 am

Ultrasound was normal the Dr said that if I had PC they would of seen lymph nodes or other things on the ultrasound and my blood tests would be haywire (only abnormal blood results I have now is a slightly raised albumin of 52). I won't get a CT scan not yet anyways I have got to have Gastroscopy first which they are chasing up. I guess this is good news?

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Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Postby Justamo » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:03 am

Of course it's good news CDC, and I'm just sorry that the radiographer didn't tell you that while you were having the ultrasound.
So your scan is OK, your blood tests are OK and you don't have weight loss or jaundice. No doubt the gastroscopy will eliminate any further PC doubts.
I hope your mind is at ease now.
Best wishes
Mo

Cdcmoon
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Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Postby Cdcmoon » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:49 pm

Can a gastroscopy detect pc?

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Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:12 pm

Hello there,

A gastroscopy will not be able to detect pancreatic cancer, no.

This looks inside the stomach - so it looks at the lining of the stomach, and the general structure, as well as the oesophagus and any sphincter muscles involved in these organs.

Kind regards,

Jeni.

Jeni Jones
Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Support Team
Pancreatic Cancer UK
email: support@pancreaticcancer.org.uk
support line: 0808 801 0707

Cdcmoon
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Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Postby Cdcmoon » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:15 pm

Apparently my ultrasound report mentions all the organs except pancreas I assume it would be checked ? It said so in my leaflet ? I'm worried sick now. At the moment I have no real pain just discomfort on left side and a feeling of bloating/something in my left side. I am belching a lot and have a constant feeling of going to the loo but not much comes out I'm really petrified I have to wait till next Friday for a gastroscopy :(

Cdcmoon
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Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Postby Cdcmoon » Mon May 01, 2017 8:44 am

I have constant gurgling sounds now like I can feel/hear it move across my from left to right. Constantly going to the loo and passing large amounts of stools. I'm petrified that no one has taken me seriously I spoke to another GP on Friday and he said he's never met anyone my age with PC. Are the doctors really dismissing my symptoms??? I've started to lose weight again I really hope this is anxiety :(

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Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Postby Didge » Mon May 01, 2017 9:06 am

Hi CDC
I can see where you're coming from. You now think that they may not have scanned the Pancreas because it was not mentioned in the report? I think you need to clarify that for your own peace of mind. Quite often things are not mentioned because there is nothing unusual. However as others have said, you do not appear to have symptoms of PC. We are not doctors and even the nurses cannot tell you for sure, only test and scan results can tell you that. We have had quite a few people here thinking they have pc but to us old timers the symptoms have not seemed right taken as a whole and not cherry picked for the ones that fit. I have cherry picked symptoms myself when I or one of my family have been ill. We can all do it and the times I have been terror struck through my life are many. While sensible to rule it out and put your mind at rest I think you should start a mantra telling yourself you do not have it so that you can return to some kind of normality in the meantime. And seek company, exercise, anything that can take your mind off your worries. Oh and google diet and bloating and put into practice right away and see if you can make a difference.

Cdcmoon
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Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Postby Cdcmoon » Mon May 01, 2017 9:14 am

Just very inpatient my fiancé bless her tries to reassure me and so does my family I know I have anxiety and depression I am seeking help for that but very worried about my symptoms and doctors don't seem worried but my symptoms are real.

Cdcmoon
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Re: Pancreatic Cancer worry

Postby Cdcmoon » Sat May 06, 2017 9:40 am

Gastroscopy was clear apart from a hiatus hernia in my esophagus but they told me medication will help with that.

Feel a bit better, still feel lethargic and stools can vary from solid normal to light brown diahrehea.

Got another appointment in 2 weeks with the Gastroenterologist for the next step.. not sure what will be next he didn't say when he completed the Gastroscopy.