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Scanxiety - does it ever REALLY go away?



  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 6,121
    Thank you so much ladies .... this bloody scanxiety - really is real, eh.  You think you've 'got it covered' .... but maybe only 95%, I reckon!  That wee bit of 5% sticks it's head up, just to annoy you!!  ;) 

    hahaha .... I was sucking on some white wine as I read your post @Blossom1961!!  @Locksley convinced me to buy a box of wine (at VERY reasonable price!) and I am 'not so slowly' working my way thru it!!  ;) 

  • Julez1958Julez1958 SydneyMember Posts: 398
    Great news @arpie !
  • cranky_grannycranky_granny Penrith NSWMember Posts: 429
    @arpie Great news to get good news 

  • Keeping_positive1Keeping_positive1 Member Posts: 396
    Fantastic news @arpie, a sigh of relief, and I now you can look forward to your Christmas celebrations with ease!  xx
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 6,121
    WOOHOO!  I've finally got the all clear on the latest 'callback' ultrasound from last week ..... On the actual day, the US Technician (who has done my yearly scans since surgery & treatment in 2018) had indicated to me that the couple of 'bits of concern looked very regular and round' .... apparently if they are rough & jagged, there is possibly more reason for concern ..... so I am very happy with that!  And my Rad Onc has confirmed that in a teleconsult today.  No more US now, til Oct again!

    As the round journey is in excess of 200k, I had submitted all my travel forms to IPTAAS, as I usually do ... as I'd had the initial trip up for the first US, then went back to see my Rad Onc as my yearly appt/US report (both in Oct last year), then  followed by the 2nd US in Nov and now the 3rd US in March .... all US were at the same place, with 'random radiologists on duty on the day' reporting on the US back to the Rad Onc ..... and suddenly, for the first time since 2018, IPTAAS demanded that the Rad Onc also had to sign off a New Referral on one of the 3 random Radiologists who 'read my report' - even tho they had already signed off on the Travel Dairy Page that I presented on the day ..... This has never happened before!  It is a TOTAL waste of time on the Onc's behalf, who has more important things to do for her ill patients ... there can be up to 6 signatures required for a single 'specialist treatment' to satisfy IPTAAS requirements .... Can Assist are trying to address this as being absurd to the State Health Dept & all rural State Members .... if you are a rural NSW patient - you can read Can Assist's submission here - and I recommend that you do!
    https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/lcdocs/submissions/72752/0710 Regional Accommodation Providers Group and Can Assist.pdf
  • FLCloverFLClover Sydney Member Posts: 1,443
    Great news about the results @arpie!! 🥳🥳♥️
  • GlynnisGlynnis Member Posts: 342
    great news on the US @arpie
  • Keeping_positive1Keeping_positive1 Member Posts: 396
    Great news @arpie
  • Cath62Cath62 Brisbane Member Posts: 786
    edited March 28
    Good on you @arpie
  • cranky_grannycranky_granny Penrith NSWMember Posts: 429
    edited March 29
    Yippee @arpie my scanxiety back again
    been in a foul mood for a few weeks delayed reaction to rads i think 
    next monday new scans  I’ll message you in private when my heads in a better place
  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 5,032
    edited March 29
    It's a so and so!
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 6,121
    Big hugs @cranky_granny .... let me know next time you head up our way xx. Definitely catch up for a coffee & chat (or lunch). I hope your family haven't been impacted with the rain/floods up here .... it is still raining here as I type and nowhere for the run off to go.  :(.  Poor old Northern Rivers & South East Qld .... REALLY copping it again just now 

    Take care xx

    That is SO RIGHT, @iserbrown xx  Thinking of you xxx

  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 1,962
    edited March 30
    Congratulations @arpie. My fourth year since the initial dreaded biopsy is in three weeks from this Friday. This Friday I get to go in for another biopsy. I nearly made the five year mark!
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 6,121
    Oh bugger, @Blossom1961 ..... fingers and toes crossed for a clear result you ..... THey are being very thorough xx

    take care xx

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