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Surgery Tomorrow--But Keep Sparklin' Til I Get Back!!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

emoticon Hi and Happy Sunday Everybody! It has definitely been awhile since I have written a blog--and I like to always share a positive one and, in the long run, I sincerely hope my final outcome will be just that -- positive in the good way and ready to get back on the road to health once again.

emoticon Ready for my latest challenge? No worries, please. We're taking care of business and my health--just not in an overly pleasant way--but we'll get it done!

Here we go.....tomorrow I will be admitted into the hospital for open lung surgery. Over the past few weeks, and many various tests, a large mass has been discovered and is quickly increasing in size in the upper and middle lobe of my right lung. They are uncertain if it is damage due to Lupus, but the surgeon is thinking it looks more cancerous and hopes to be able to save as much of the lung itself as he can. My understanding is that the mass will be removed and also tissue sent for a quick biopsy while I'm on the operating table, which will then determine how much or what the next step will be. Regardless, the mass must be removed and/or treated -- so lung surgery is my only option at this stage. I am very confident in the surgeon as this is his specialty--high risk lung and heart surgeries--so I know that I have the right man for the job.

So, this evening I will be packing my bags and getting ready for check-in time tomorrow morning. With that, I won't be here sparklin' away with all of you wonderful friends until I'm able to and, mainly, until I can plug in and use my laptop. If all goes well, I should be home by next weekend and, trust me, I'll be here sparklin' with you all again.

I also want to thank a dear Spark friend, Pam, for sending me a beautiful shawl of comfort, which is already packed and will be my reminder of what wonderful friends I have met here.

You are all in my emoticon and emoticon to each and every one of you! Sparks friends are truly the best! No doubt about it! Sparks may be a website--but it is so much more to me! It is the sharing of the ups emoticon and even the downs emoticon -- but the emoticon friendships gained are what it is all about!

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HAPPYJUNEBUG 10/15/2014 2:06PM

    Praying for you!!!

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TCANNO 10/1/2014 5:14AM

    Keep smiling and all ways hope for the best

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DIDMIS 2/7/2014 9:00AM

    I don't believe I read this. Now I am subscribing to your blog.
How are you now?

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BUNNYCATS 11/11/2013 6:52PM

    Prayers for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JIBBIE49 10/12/2013 10:11PM

    I hope that you are doing well. emoticon

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FITMARY 9/24/2013 7:04AM

    Thoughts and prayers are streaming your way!

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69NURSE 9/23/2013 4:51PM

    emoticon emoticon may the spirit of peace and the power of prayer be with you daily throughout this ordeal. You are so right about the people on this site - they are the best. There are many prayer warriors among them as well. Hugs and best wishes. emoticon

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BAMAROSE 9/23/2013 2:43PM

  Sending up a prayer for your full recovery.
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1HAPPYSPIRIT 9/23/2013 11:18AM

    Thinking of you today and sending prayers and blessings your way!

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NPA4LOSS 9/23/2013 11:16AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 9/23/2013 9:34AM

    You have been in my prayers and will continue to be. I asked my church to help me out on the prayers - I am a believer in the power of prayer. I know that you have chosen great doctors and have done your homework - that's just how you are. I am confident that you will be better than ever If there is a worst case scenario - it's still something you will deal with and live with. John Wayne had a worst case scenario and had a lung removed. He lived a long and fruitful life after that. I expect you to be around for a long time - you are too special a person; your purpose in life has not been completed. Who else would support us the way you do? Lots of love being sent your way!

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SPIRITSEEKER2 9/23/2013 9:10AM

    Prayers for you today and always :0)... emoticon .. spark blog as soon as you can ..

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/23/2013 5:20AM

    sending hugs and prayers will be thinking about you. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 9/23/2013 2:31AM

    Hi Helen dear, sending loving thoughts and positive healing vibes .. Sorry you have to go through this .. Thinking of you my friend .. Much Love Susie xxx emoticon emoticon

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DEB2448 9/23/2013 1:40AM

    emoticon Keeping you in my prayers. emoticon

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DEE107 9/23/2013 12:19AM

    Been Praying Put you in 2 prayer baskets today and tomorrow I will light another candle for you ,,,Hugs My friend praying for you to come back to us very soon and well

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MERRYMARY42 9/22/2013 9:41PM

    prayers and well wishes are coming your way, Hugs, Mary

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SHOOTIN4STARS 9/22/2013 8:06PM

    I wish you well. I had know idea you were going through this. I know your recovery will be a speedy one and you'll be back with us in now time. We'll miss you!
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BARCLE 9/22/2013 6:33PM

    Wishing you all the very best for your upcoming surgery and a speedy recovery - emoticon emoticon emoticon

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USMAWIFE 9/22/2013 6:04PM

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When you wrap yourself in the shawl you will feel prayers asking for your quick healing.



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L*I*T*A* 9/22/2013 5:49PM

    praying for an uneventful surgery & full recovery.....
blessings and hugs.............lita

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