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This Zebra (Me) Needs Your Positive Thoughts and Prayers

Several weeks ago, I shared a little about something going on in my health, which could suggest that another tumor is causing a bowel blockage. Because of the symptoms, which nearly landed me in the emergency room, it passed. However, it is important that I stay proactive.

I set up an appointment to have my MRI tomorrow, rather than waiting until the scheduled time of September. It is not something I am looking forward to, but it actually has me a bit concerned.

I really do not want to have to go through the procedures that might be dictated with the incident. Unfortunately, those of us with Carcinoid Cancer/Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs) know what this all means and what we might expect from the (usually stage 4) diagnosis to whenever this cancer decides to move from indolence to more activity.

Please think of me tomorrow. Send any positive, healing thoughts my way, or prayers to your God/god of understanding. Thank you all, in advance.

And I ask you to please, learn more about this cancer. As much as they say this is "rare," I disagree. I think it is rarely diagnosed, because we ignore symptoms, and medical professionals misdiagnose them, using the "easiest."

Heading to bed with hopes of getting more than an hour and a half like last night. Goodnight, dear Persona Peeps...and my friends.

To learn more about what a "zebra" is, please click here,

And here for more information and for links to Carcinoid Cancer websites

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morilla wrote on June 29, 2015, 11:04 PM

As the Bible says, you can't add anything to your height by worrying. I find I stress more over what the doctor might think or how they will react than to what the symptoms are saying in the Big Picture. Some refer to that as "white coat syndrome;" where your blood pressure is higher in the doctor's office than in a normal setting. Of course, the doctors don't help when they look at that number and react... However, it doesn't change the reality of what needs to happen; whether that's to simply keep doing what you're doing or go through the 'process' (again). If the 'cure' allows you to live with the disease, then it's probably worth it. It's when the 'cure' becomes worse than the 'disease' and no longer allows you to live with it that other discussions (and concerns) come into play. Either way, worrying about it isn't going to change the situation and, conceivably, could make it worse.

CoralLevang wrote on June 29, 2015, 11:14 PM

Thank you, morilla , for your kind note. I'm not worrying (intellectually), but as my blood pressure was 180/102 today, when I went in for my monthly Octreotide shot and check-in, I suppose there is something emotionally going on.

CalmGemini wrote on June 29, 2015, 11:33 PM

CoralLevang all,positive,healing thoughts will be with you.Your blood pressure is way too high especially the 102.Take care.

HappyLady wrote on June 30, 2015, 12:54 AM

I will certainly pray. I am so sorry that you are suffering like this and hope there is a breakthrough with the MRI.

MegL wrote on June 30, 2015, 3:09 AM

You have every positive thought I can send coming your way. Visualisation can be a great tool. With your background, I am sure you know about it, so I also hope you are visualising a positive outcome. Every time I see a zebra now, I think of you.

CoralLevang wrote on June 30, 2015, 9:35 AM

I know it (the blood pressure) was. I was anxious, when they took it. Thanks for the positive thoughts.

CoralLevang wrote on June 30, 2015, 9:38 AM

Thank you. I don't "suffer" much, as it's not in my nature to let it show. I, too, hope we can figure this out.
With NETs, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out, as they are so small.

CoralLevang wrote on June 30, 2015, 9:39 AM

MegL I'm visualizing a zebra kicking the shit out of this cancer. emoticon :winking: Thank you.

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 30, 2015, 10:28 AM

I am wishing you well and everything goes good.

DWDavisRSL wrote on June 30, 2015, 11:45 AM

I will be praying that the doctors are able to diagnose correctly and that you are soon on a healing path.

hanvanmeegerin wrote on June 30, 2015, 1:04 PM

CoralLevang you wear your stripes well. Rest assured my prayers and positive thoughts are with you.

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rescuegal wrote on June 30, 2015, 10:15 PM

I hope everything turned out okay for you today. I'm praying that it did. Life is so scary sometimes.

AliCanary wrote on July 1, 2015, 1:46 AM

Sending you love and healing vibes, and I hope things went well.

CoralLevang wrote on July 1, 2015, 11:42 AM

Hugs. Thank you. Writing about it now.

CoralLevang wrote on July 1, 2015, 11:43 AM

This is a pesky kind of cancer and they cannot always figure it out.
Thank you.

CoralLevang wrote on July 1, 2015, 11:44 AM

This made me smile hanvanmeegerin . Thank you.

CoralLevang wrote on July 1, 2015, 11:45 AM

Thanks, rescuegal . It is scary, but life is also so glorious. :)

CoralLevang wrote on July 1, 2015, 11:45 AM

AliCanary Hugs and thanks.

hanvanmeegerin wrote on July 1, 2015, 1:08 PM

CoralLevang I'm glad that my words served some positive purpose for you. Look I can tag like a pro on this site now. Thank you

CoralLevang wrote on July 1, 2015, 8:54 PM

CalmGemini Just to let you know, my blood pressure was 144/92 yesterday, right after the MRI.

CoralLevang wrote on July 1, 2015, 8:55 PM

Ah, you mean they can teach old dogs new tricks? emoticon :winking: LOL I'm not even sure how old you are, or if you are a real person, and not just pen name. ROFL Tag away, hanvanmeegerin . emoticon :grin: