What I love about cancer...

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barkyboys
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   Posted 3/20/2007 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
My onc's office called today.  I had an MRI of my shoulder done after bone scan and x-rays.  She went through the litany of all that is wrong with my shoulder, including a long list of "-itis" afflictions, torn tendons and ligaments, and erosion of the something or other bone.  And then she said, "the good news is, there is no evidence of metastatic disease."
 
WooHoo!  The rest of the stuff didn't really matter.  She could have told me my arm was in danger of falling off, and I would've still been happy dancing. 
 
And that's what I love about cancer.  It makes anything else seem like good news!
 
Happily getting ready to add another specialist to the growing list. 
 
Love and hugs...
BEV

Brnadebt
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   Posted 3/20/2007 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Bev

Well that is good news.....if we just forget about all of the "itis" stuff I think we all have to deal with a certain amount of pains as we grow older. I played sports until I was about 43 and I have alot of aches from that. I also have a bad shoulder that is caused from playing softball. Oh well at least it is not cancer and we can always do an extra happy dance for that.

PS
about the specialists, isnt that crazy how many you rack up after having cancer.

L&H
Bernadette
 
 


Tavish
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   Posted 3/21/2007 4:28 AM (GMT -7)   

Love those itis afflictions, especially Arthur!

Great news, Bev!

Lori



Anthi
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   Posted 3/21/2007 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   

Bev - what a relief.  I've been worrying about you.

Hugs

Anthi


gma
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   Posted 3/21/2007 5:34 AM (GMT -7)   
When I looked at the topics this morning, I said to myself, Bev is in a really good mood today! Now I know why. Itis we can live with! Old Arthur is creeping into my hands especially in the morning. He's a member of the family so I have been expecting it. Happy vernal equinox to you, too. It is wonderful to sit on my patio and see green in all the trees now, but the birds have slowed way down. Where did they all go? I hope only to mating season, nesting? Looks like rain, I may take a cave day. Hugs MK


Candy
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   Posted 3/21/2007 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I have an itis because I use the computer too much. I have an itis in my knees, shoulders, upper arms, legs, hands, feet etc. Just call me Aunt Arthur!! Sorry to hear about this NEW thing, but like you said, it isn't cancer. We just found out my mother has skin cancer, but not melanoma (sp) and even that was a relief that it is just a little skin cancer that can be removed. Am I just hard to the word?

I hope they can help you feel better and saying that it is raining here so I will be crawling into my cave MK and get off this lousy computer.

Hugs,

Candy
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
 


Cathi
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   Posted 3/25/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Bevie...I am so glad that the MRI results were good !! That is the greatest news...Believe me I am happy dancing right along with you  yeah    yeah .......

Who would have ever thought we would be so thrilled to have all those other ailments !!

Love and Hugs

Cathi


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....


kmonke
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   Posted 4/9/2007 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Bev,

Know what you mean about getting this kind of good news.  Did they say anything about lymphedema causing the pain in your shoulder?  That is the problem I have been having lately.

Being on a computer and typing all day does not help either.

Take care, hang in there,

God Bless and love you,

Kitty


barkyboys
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   Posted 4/10/2007 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Kitty. Nice to see your posts! Knock on wood, I haven't had to deal with lymphedema. No, I have two tears in the rotator cuff. But that brings up a good question. I haven't seen the ortho yet (actually haven't even called him, with all the other stuff going on around here!), but...this is my "bad" side. If they have to do surgery to repair the tendons (and an OT friend who has been through this twice just smiles when I say I would rather try to "re-hab" it rather than do surgery), how concerned should I be about the lymphedema issue? Anyone had surgery on the "bad" side following node dissection???

Love and hugs...
BEV

gumoore
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   Posted 4/11/2007 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
This cracked me up. I'm looking forward to the day when I can feel the same way!

Thank you for sharing!!!

God bless.
Gayle
 
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Anthi
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   Posted 4/13/2007 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Bev.
I tore a tendon in my shoulder 7 years ago (the suprasinatous tendon) and decided against surgery.  The surgeon told me that the tear would gradually filll up with scar tissue and I would gradually get the strength and movement back in the shoulder which is exactly what happened. I had really more or less forgotten about it and before I had BC had the full use of my arm back.
 
In fact it's now on my 'bad' side where I had BC and the axillary node dissection - so I can't use that arm as much now anyway. 
 
I believe that tendon repair surgery is quite bad and involves keeping the limb strapped up and immobile for weeks on end.
Take care
Anthi
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