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Old 03-20-2013, 09:38 PM   #1221
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Great news addie!!

The doc at the appt today said the biopsy came back benine. Thank goodness! Unfortunately, they feel they don't have a big enough sample of it to make an acurate diagnosis. All of the doc's are going to consult this week & we go back next wed morning. They will discuss 1 of 3 options. The first, they feel, will be to do a laprascoptic biopsy where they would be able to get a bigger piece of the mass. Another option would be to leave it alone & watch it for approx. 3 months & see if there is any change. The last option would be to surgically remove it, they are aprehensive about just going in & doing that without more to go on. I just want it to be gone! Tomorrow we meet with the radiology oncologist for a consoltation. I guess it's better that they are being throughal, although the waiting & the unknown makes me crazy.

Went in the gym for an hour yesterday & back in the pool today for an hour. Continuing to work out is about the only thing still keeping me sane.

Thank you to all for the prayers & support!!!
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:43 PM   #1222
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Great news addie!!

The doc at the appt today said the biopsy came back benine. Thank goodness! Unfortunately, they feel they don't have a big enough sample of it to make an acurate diagnosis. All of the doc's are going to consult this week & we go back next wed morning. They will discuss 1 of 3 options. The first, they feel, will be to do a laprascoptic biopsy where they would be able to get a bigger piece of the mass. Another option would be to leave it alone & watch it for approx. 3 months & see if there is any change. The last option would be to surgically remove it, they are aprehensive about just going in & doing that without more to go on. I just want it to be gone! Tomorrow we meet with the radiology oncologist for a consoltation. I guess it's better that they are being throughal, although the waiting & the unknown makes me crazy.

Went in the gym for an hour yesterday & back in the pool today for an hour. Continuing to work out is about the only thing still keeping me sane.

Thank you to all for the prayers & support!!!
Oh, SB, thank goodness!!! Benign!!! Sure hope the rest comes out well, I can sure understand why you're going crazy!

Big hugs, my friend!!!!
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:50 PM   #1223
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Great news addie!!

The doc at the appt today said the biopsy came back benine. Thank goodness! Unfortunately, they feel they don't have a big enough sample of it to make an acurate diagnosis. All of the doc's are going to consult this week & we go back next wed morning. They will discuss 1 of 3 options. The first, they feel, will be to do a laprascoptic biopsy where they would be able to get a bigger piece of the mass. Another option would be to leave it alone & watch it for approx. 3 months & see if there is any change. The last option would be to surgically remove it, they are aprehensive about just going in & doing that without more to go on. I just want it to be gone! Tomorrow we meet with the radiology oncologist for a consoltation. I guess it's better that they are being throughal, although the waiting & the unknown makes me crazy.

Went in the gym for an hour yesterday & back in the pool today for an hour. Continuing to work out is about the only thing still keeping me sane.

Thank you to all for the prayers & support!!!
Benign is fantastic! The more tests the better, I may have mentioned it before...Breast cancer saved my Mother's life...they did more testing and found Stage 1 Ovarian cancer, too, something that rarely happens. (finding stage 1)

Chin up Dear! We are all rooting for you!
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #1224
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Benign is fantastic! The more tests the better, I may have mentioned it before...Breast cancer saved my Mother's life...they did more testing and found Stage 1 Ovarian cancer, too, something that rarely happens. (finding stage 1)

Chin up Dear! We are all rooting for you!
Thank you all very very much! I so much appreciate your support!

I am sorry to hear about your mom. Happy to hear they caught it at stage 1.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:35 PM   #1225
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Thank you all very very much! I so much appreciate your support!

I am sorry to hear about your mom. Happy to hear they caught it at stage 1.
Mom is doing great, she is 5 years past Chemo. She is the Poster girl for Chemo and Survival, that's why I mentioned her.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:55 PM   #1226
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Taking a larger piece of tissue laproscopically is a piece of cake. They will just numb your surface, make two minute incisions, one for the camera and one for the instrument to take the biopsy, and then close. Each incision will probably be no longer than an inch or so. You are going to be just fine. The fact that the first tests came back benign is a good sign. Like you said, it is the waiting that is the hard part.
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Oh SB, I'm glad you got some good news. I am praying that the mass goes away.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:45 AM   #1228
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The doctor told my daughter that they used to have folks with her kind of cancer on chemo for three years minimum. They are looking for one year to eighteen months for her. There was no change in her MRI from the last one. But that is good. There was no increase in the cancer either. There is still some swelling of her brain from the surgery. That is normal. They are now looking at ten months for the next change. She also discussed some other health problems she has been having that has nothing to do with the cancer. (That is a hard word to type.) So he is going to call some of the experts in the fields she needs and have them take her right away. Her spirits are still up. And I guess that is all I can ask at this time.

Thank you all so much for the angels. I know they are watching over her.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:48 AM   #1229
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Very good news so far SB, so pleased to his this

Lets hope everything else continues to be fine

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Great news addie!!

The doc at the appt today said the biopsy came back benine. Thank goodness! Unfortunately, they feel they don't have a big enough sample of it to make an acurate diagnosis. All of the doc's are going to consult this week & we go back next wed morning. They will discuss 1 of 3 options. The first, they feel, will be to do a laprascoptic biopsy where they would be able to get a bigger piece of the mass. Another option would be to leave it alone & watch it for approx. 3 months & see if there is any change. The last option would be to surgically remove it, they are aprehensive about just going in & doing that without more to go on. I just want it to be gone! Tomorrow we meet with the radiology oncologist for a consoltation. I guess it's better that they are being throughal, although the waiting & the unknown makes me crazy.

Went in the gym for an hour yesterday & back in the pool today for an hour. Continuing to work out is about the only thing still keeping me sane.

Thank you to all for the prayers & support!!!
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:15 AM   #1230
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Met with oncologist yeaterday afternoon. Dr's cannot determine what the mass in my lower left back is. With the CT scans, biopsy & MRI it is unclear. Taking a bigger biopsy could pose risks. It has been determined to remove this thing surgically. Now just to wait for the phone call.

I sure will be missing the pool for awhile.
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