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HELLO MY DEAR FRIENDS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS

Sunday, September 26, 2010      9 comments

I stay at a pain level 4 about all the time now so I am continuing to heal. They had to sacrifice my right vocal cord nerve during surgery so I only have one vocal cord. I sound like a little girl whispering. But I will Adjust. We set up S... Read more

PAIN.....PAIN......PAIN....

Sunday, September 05, 2010      9 comments

First the good news...... The surgical site healed nicely. The site in the front never gave me any problem - no pain at all. The 5 inch long incision down my back has always given me a great deal of pain but it healed well and after a small sc... Read more

RECOVERING NICELY

Thursday, August 26, 2010      4 comments

Well I have been back home about two weeks now. The first week my daughter and her family were here and it was so wonderful. My daughter is a nurse and she helped me with my shower -the most painful part - wash hair and incision site on back. Sh... Read more

BACK FROM THE HOSPITAL

Friday, August 13, 2010      9 comments

I am so glad to be home. The pre op workup was wonderful. It told me all to expect and when. I was never surprised. Once I had surgery, nothing was told to me. They had a plan, but did not tell me. The next day after surgery, I was sen... Read more

Heard from the team today

Wednesday, July 21, 2010      9 comments

Heard from the team today. Appointment is noon tomorrow at the spine clinic.At the meeting so far I know will be spine surgeon. neuro surgeon, anesthesiology, neuro oncology nurse practitioner , myself. I think that is all. I have appt with ENT... Read more

Cancer Has spread

Wednesday, July 14, 2010      10 comments

Saw my regular cancer doc yesterday. Reviewed the tests. Cancer is now noted in vertebrae next to one we knew cancer was in. Many cancer spots noted in T-1 vertebrae. I will not see the spine specialist until July 22 nd but it seems to me that c... Read more

I must Practice Patience

Friday, July 09, 2010      2 comments

My surgeon is on vacation in India. His nurse that schedules surgeries does not return from her vacation until next week. I was given an appointment in the spine clinic to see this doc the Thursday of the week I was supposed to have surgery - so... Read more

TESTS SCHEDULED

Friday, June 18, 2010      5 comments

CT scheduled for Monday - will see my regular doc Monday and have tests ordered to get cleared for surgery. I hope all tests go well - I want surgery not chemo for life - choice #2 offered by team. Will see new doc Friday again for further disc... Read more

Back from Chapel Hill

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      2 comments

Surgery looks a little more complicated than I thought it would. First day - 7 hours - then to Neuro ICU for a day rest - then back to surgery for last day of surgery - 5 hours. Back in the day when I was nursing they used to do 12 hour su... Read more

TEST CAME BACK POSITIVE

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      15 comments

The MRI showed the cancer has spread a lot in my neck vertebrae - it is now near my spine. I am going to Chapel Hill tomorrow to see a neuro oncology surgeon. We will talk. The plan I have been told is he will remove the vertebrae that has the c... Read more

GOOD NEWS AGAIN

Thursday, June 10, 2010      3 comments

Had the colonoscopy - doc was very nice - said there was no trace of cancer - there was no need to even do a biopsy. I am so very pleased. Only really have to wait for result of Mri on neck. I AM VERY HAPPY!!... Read more

Saw the GYN doc today

Monday, June 07, 2010      1 comments

To make a long story short - I have a mass in my uterus and will have a hysterectomy. Don't know exactly when - will need to coordinate it with everything else. Will have colonoscopy tomorrow to biopsy those three areas of concern. Still waiting... Read more

Good News

Wednesday, June 02, 2010      5 comments

I talked with a good friend of mine yesterday. We went to the same nursing school - she was 2 years behind me - and then we worked at the same hospital in the same ICU for many years together. We are still friends - 42 years later - and she is s... Read more

Cried At Doctor's Office Today

Tuesday, June 01, 2010      4 comments

I went for my OB-GYN appt. I had called earlier to make sure I had the correct time. I went to the wrong office. That was after I was lost and had to ask for directions. Finally made it to the office - 15 minutes late - and no doctor - she was ... Read more

waiting for pet scan result

Thursday, May 27, 2010      3 comments

Still no word from doc on result of PET scan. It has been one week now. Waiting is difficult. Had hypoglycemic spell at grocery store today. Ate tons of samples. Cookie pieces were nice. Still hypoglycemic when I left.Feeling better now. I think... Read more


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