another hurdle to jump over

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   Posted 9/11/2007 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
well, I finally have been scheduled for the masectomy.
Just another hurdle and I hope it will be the last...lolol
I will have a masectomy on my left breast ( but hey, i get my first tattoo lololol)
Since I will be having a total masectomy on the left breast I probly will not have to have radiation...the chemo thing is still out until after surgery.
1 lump is cancer the other isn't and the jury is still out on the third, But they figued since there are so many lumps a masectomy is the best treatment, and with my health history they do not want to leave anything that may cause problems later on.
I am scard, BUT anxious to get it over has been the longest 5 weeks of my life..the wait is awful.
I have an awsome plastic surgeon, and he will begin his work as soon as the cancer doc is finished with hers.
So I am going to have 2 new boobies lololol....HAVE TO LOOK AT THE POSITIVE.
Brain tumor 1981
Dx.Crohns disease 1996
bowel resecction 2001
Thyroid cancer 2001
breast cancer .....currently waiting treatment options
seizure disorder .....all my life.

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   Posted 9/11/2007 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
all the best wishes to you. by the way, I was at a party and saw a woman (who also has crohns) and had two, GORGEOUS new boobs after a double mastectomy. big hug, yp
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. In December had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, metamucil, and with pain, but doing ok.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/11/2007 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope all goes well, we are here with you, keep us updated. Best Wishes
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (22 years old 160lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone

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   Posted 9/11/2007 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Will definetly keep you in my prayers. Sending really (((BIG HUGS))) too.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

gemini kiwi
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   Posted 9/12/2007 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to wish you all the very best for your operation on Friday.

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   Posted 9/12/2007 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, it sounds like you have a great positive attitude with all of this. Good for you! Keep it! :) I wish you the best!

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   Posted 9/12/2007 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry you're going through this, but I'm sure you'll be glad to get it behind you. And perky new breasts will be nice. May God watch over you.

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   Posted 9/12/2007 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Wishing you the best. Love your positive attitude!! And insurance covered plastic surgery to boot :)
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
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   Posted 9/12/2007 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Best Wishes and hope your recovery is a good one all surgeries are scarry so be glad when it is done for you . Taking us along with you? Will be here for you lots of love gail
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