Fuel up the PCE, surgery scheduled for 6/24!

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   Posted 6/9/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Well ladies....deja vu all over again.
Surgeon said if the pathologist saw papillary carcinoma, it is papillary carcinoma. THat's the good kind. :)
Whole thryoid has to come out, high probability of cancer, that way we won't have to go back into the neck for more surgery.
Recovery? 4-5 weeks! What? Oh, I can work at home, so maybe just a week or 2 until the narcotics wear off. Woo hoo!
How big will the scar be? "Ah, don't worry" he said, "don't think about that now." Wrong answr...but that's a surgeon for ya. I'd never accept that from my breast surgeon but I feel differently about this now.
THat's the beauty of breast cancer, another one of those hidden bonuses we never expect to encounter. I am nervous but so much less scared than with breast cancer. If this is papillary carcinoma as the path report said, there is no risk of mets, you take it out with surgery and then get another radio-active pill and to kill any remaining tissue.
I did read that a woman has an increased risk of breast cancer after taking the radioactive dose, so I am pretty excited to further increase my risk. Oh joy. SUrgeon said it is possible that the radiation from breast cancer tx contributed to this new one, they call it scatter radiation. But we'll never really know.
So ladies, for the first time in ages, we'll need to fuel up (I Know the cost of gas is high!) and I will need you all with me for another surgery on 6/24....

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   Posted 6/9/2008 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so there with you honey.  As you know, I have a scar on my neck from several trachiostomies.  It's been a journey and I barely think about the scar on the outside.  It's the inside I think about every day with the loss of my voice.  Thank goodness we won't be worrying about such a longterm disability for you!  I am very glad this is considered operable and there are no mets worries.  This is a blessing.  As for the plane trip on the PCE, I am planning on tailgating in my mustang.  (ever see Con Air?  Just think of my green mustang as being strung along behind the plane like the corvette was in that movie!  (it's a must-see scene!)  that is of course unless i PASS the plane.  I do love speeding. 
Well, I'll be there with you and thinking of you with all my pink on.  (ALL my pink on!!!  Bloomies included)
Love ya.  all will be fine.  worst to come is not being able to yell at that new hubby of yours for a time!!!!!
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   Posted 6/10/2008 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   

PCE is fueled and ready. I am so sorry you are having to deal with this. Cancer really is the gift that keeps on giving. It seems to delight on rearing its ugly head about the time you almost think you can relax. PCE is always ready to show up anytime we are needed. As a long time passenger PCE knows the way by heart. Ladies will be wearing our boas. I will have to drag Sara's drum out and we can shake the place up. See you then. 

                                                 Love, hugs and best of luck,

                                                 Capt. Lemonz

How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.

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   Posted 6/10/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
My dear sweet Lori....Please know that I will be in the first row of the PCE dressed in all my pink !! Tavish can sit right there next to me on the flight. I will make sure Joyce has us headed in the correct direction.
Please know that I am praying for the best results ...  I love you my friend & know that I am with you.
Love and Hugs  :-)
Sometimes it is a slender thread, Sometimes a strong,
stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
She calls it friendship; I call it hope....

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   Posted 6/10/2008 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear Lori

I don't know you, but my heart goes out to you. I will pray for you that your surgery is successful and you have a very speedy recovery. yeah

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   Posted 6/10/2008 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on the PCE with the rest of the ladies! LOTS of pink in here! Lori, prayers are here for you and we are all holding your hand. The surgeon is just going to have to make room for us! lol
Love and Hugs,
  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
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   Posted 6/10/2008 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Prayers coming from Southwest Ohio.  May God bless the surgeon's hand during your operation and may your recovery time be short and painfree.  
We have done enough "racing for the Cure"
 Just give us the cure already

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   Posted 6/11/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Count me in on the PCE! 
Lori, I'm so sorry you have to go through another bout with the big C.  It just never ends, huh?  We will all be there in all our pink glory to make sure every thing goes right.  I am wishing you a speedy recovery and no more surprises! 
L & H,

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   Posted 6/12/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I went through the surgery 2 years ago. It went very well so I will be wishing the same for you!
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