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things don't look good

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by KathyC, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. KathyC

    KathyC Guest

    When the oncologist calls & not the nurse you know you're in trouble. It seems that ALL of his lymph nodes are greatly enlarged & where they were focusing on the mass in the intestines that is not where they are going in tomorrow; they are going in to take out a section behind the breast bone. The surgeon is working him in tomorrow as an emergency since the oncologist did not want to wait til next wk--nor do we. Oncologist said "we were looking for cancer to develop in the spine & prostate" and until now the spots in his lungs had not changed--remember the CT in late Oct showed NO change in the lungs but picked up the mass in the abdomen. A yr ago Iowa City talked about doing a biopsy of the lungs but there were only a few nodules whereas the spine is full of lesions & it appeared we were facing cancer of the spine so they decided against a biopsy of the lungs. In case any of you are wondering, if this turns out to be lung cancer--he has never been nor has anyone in our family ever been a smoker! However, he is a retired police officer & worked off duty security for yrs on average of 2 x's a wk at a bingo hall in 2nd hand smoke. But who knows, maybe all of this will be for nothing as I have that biopsy of the spine which was supposed to tell us what kind of bone cancer he had & it was not cancer. On the other hand, we have a 20 lb weight loss in less than a month & he developed a persistant cough about 2-3 wks ago. Please keep us in your thoughts. Thanks
     
  2. tango55

    tango55 Guest

    Prayers for a good outcome!!

    Terry
     
  3. mrsrocster

    mrsrocster Guest

    Oh my goodness Kathy! You have our continued good thoughts and prayers!
     
  4. popcorn

    popcorn Guest

    At least they are acting on it immediately! Prayers continue. And take care of yourself too.

    Liz
     
  5. herb

    herb Guest

    our thoughts and prayers are with you ........... and to all the doctors and nurses who are caring for your husband...
     
  6. Lisa63

    Lisa63 Guest

    Please be assured of my prayers. I send my best wishes to both of you.

    Lisa63
     
  7. John

    John Guest

    Your in our thoughts and prayers. I'm sorry to learn of this situations. Keep strong and lets see how everything plays out.

    Best Regards,
     
  8. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Guest

    Kathy - you and DH most certainly continue to be in my prayers. I sincerely hope this turns out once again to be NO CANCER.

    Mary Ann
     
  9. Corky

    Corky Guest

    You are both in our thoughts and we are sending the best of wishes that all will be fine. =hug
     
  10. seamom

    seamom Guest

    Hoping for the very best for you and that things look brighter after they have a closer look.
     
  11. MARIPOSA

    MARIPOSA Guest

    Dearest Kathy, that hubby of yours is a true warrior. He has beat the odds so far and I pray for strength for Both of you to fight whatever they find tomorrow. We will all continue praying that this is NOT cancer and that the specialists will be aggressive in the preferred treatment so he will soon be back on his feet again.

    Keep the faith girlfriend and keep coming back here to your friends on C@ with every little detail. It certainly helps to know that we have cyberfriends who are so faithful in their prayers and support. Try to relax and get some sleep tonight and don't forget to eat something.

    (maybe this is a good time to write some positive things in your journal to simply remind yourself of all the blessings you do have right now. When I am the most discouraged I can always find something to be grateful for. Sometimes I just have to go back and read these things and let them soak into my spirit. Otherwise I will just become overwhelmed by all the 'what ifs' that seem to be assaulting me. )

    Hugs and prayers, Mari
     
  12. Donna - dsw

    Donna - dsw Guest

    Kathy your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. They are taking aggressive action and that is what is needed. May you all find the strength you need now. We are here for you.
     
  13. debowah

    debowah Guest

    Prayers for peace and strength.
     
  14. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Guest

    Our Heartfelt prayers ,and heal well thoughts are with you now ,and will continue.. wishing you strength to deal with it all too.HUGE hugs..Joanne
     
  15. audrey

    audrey Guest

    prayers on the way
     
  16. JANPEP

    JANPEP Guest

    Prayers & good thoughts go out to you & your husband from MN.
    Please keep us updated & take care of you.
     
  17. Karry

    Karry Guest

    Kathy, sending prayers for strength for both of you and my fingers crossed this latest test will have a POSITIVE outcome. Keep the faith and GOOD THOUGHTS. :angel
     
  18. kpopperwell

    kpopperwell Guest

    prayers are on the way.
     
  19. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Guest

    Prayers continue. Godspeed.
     
  20. TexasSue

    TexasSue Guest

    Thinking of you today and hoping for the Best. Keep us posted. Many good thoughts and prayers.
     

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