Wow, some of you guys have it so together at scan time. I have tried to tell myself that "what will be will be" and so on, but it just doesn't seem to work.
Cindy ... I can relate totally to the work thing. The last couple of years I was couldn't concentrate at work and felt totally inept as I wasn't sleeping well for the week prior to the test and then waiting the 5-10 days to get the results from my surgeon in Edmonton. This year I am hopeful it will be better as I am only self-employed at home now and set my own hours. As long as I'm not doing tax prep or paycheques I should be ok
Paulette - you and I are the same - I was always waiting that extended period of time to get the results...so nervewracking. Anyhow, now I have the scan appointment (usually on a Wednesday) and then I make an appt. with my GP for 2 days after that. I still go see my surgeon, but I don't have to wait the extra week or two to know whether I have anything to be worried about in the first place. I can't see ever getting same day service, but I am happier with this arrangement than the one in the past. Good luck with your upcoming scan-keep us posted.
Judy - I never get dizzy before or after the test, so perhaps it is a blood pressure thing like Annette said? As to the "don't call us we'll call you" I worked in a surgeon's office and after one very close call of something getting filed by accident (the doctor unaware of results) that practice was changed immediately as humans can make errors and things do get missed (certainly not maliciously-it just happens). I ALWAYS get a copy of my reports too as I like to read for myself that I was told everything. I sound paranoid, don't I?!?
Bruce - good luck with the upcoming x-ray...keep us posted.
Katie - glad all was good on your end. Congrats on 15 years out...whoo hoo!
Bud - I have to work on getting myself to that Zen state like you and Judy. I know it's my mind, and I try to be reasonable, but then all reason flies out the window and I am left with a scared and nervous shell of myself. I think I truly believe I am cured, but in the back of my mind there is always that comment "With BAC it is not unusual to have it return 5, 10, 15 years later" ... that comment is always there and I don't get the all clear at 5 years. Oh well, I am fortunate that I have these years to worry about it.
Gail pm - glad your results were good too. I was sitting on the edge of my seat reading your post - the health care professionals only have to experience what we have and they would have a much different attitude, wouldn't they.
My scans are until May, and trust me I will be shouting out for support and love then.