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jhmom
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   Posted 9/27/2008 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Please remember my husband, on Wednesday he has to have his thyroid removed because of possible thyroid cancer. We will know for sure if it's cancer when they do the 2nd biopsy once the thyroid is removed. The doctors are thinking it will turn out to be the most common cancer which stays in the thyroid gland but this is still a scary thing to be faced with.

Also my grandma is in the hospital, we have found out she has COPD and one of her heart valves is not working. It doesn't look good, she is on 100% oxygen and has refused a ventilator. She is 88 years old and has had a pretty tough life.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
Stacie

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PattyLatty
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   Posted 9/27/2008 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Stacie,

These are pretty scary issues. I had my thyroid removed 20 years ago because of Papillary Carcinoma, which i the easiest thyroid cancer to cure. It's also the most common. Mine was localized so after surgery I had no further treatments. I was scared to death at the time but have been fine ever since. I've been shown a chart that shows that people who have had thyroid cancer have a longer life expectancy than those who have not. The supposition was that if you've ever had cancer you're more likely to continue to get physicals whereas healthy people who have never been sick may not.

I'll be thinking about you and your husband on Wednesday.

(((((Hugs)))))

Pat
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okie
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   Posted 9/27/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
You got it girlfriend! I'm so sorry about your grandma. I know it's hard to see somone suffer like that.
You try not to get too stress out over this. You don't need to get sick as well.
love ya
carol
 
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redrose77
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   Posted 9/27/2008 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
My father in law was dxed with thyroid cancer in 2004 his was starting to spread so his surgery was more extensive and he had to have a special diet and radiation as well as iodine therapy he may even have done a round of chemo. He has been cancer free since the surgery (they got all of it but were making extra certain since his was spreading). He has more regular check ups and has to take thyroid meds but is doing quite well, especially since he is in his 60's.

I am sorry about your grandma. I wish there were more I could say about that, I lost my grandpa to cancer back in 2003. It was horrible.

Please take care of yourself. You don't want to make yourself ill with stress.
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 9/27/2008 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((((((((( Stacie ))))))))))))

Prayers, hugs, hot tea, and . . .

Blessings!

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hippimom2
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   Posted 9/28/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Stacie, my prayers are with you and your family. I pray the surgery goes well for your husband and that if he does have cancer, they get it all during the surgery. Take care and give us an update when you can. (((((hugs)))))
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smokeyswife
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   Posted 9/28/2008 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Stacie, I hope all goes well with your husband and Grandma.

Please keep us posted.

Connie


 
 
 
 
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Ginny
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   Posted 9/28/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Stacie,
 
Your husband and grandmother are in my prayers too.  Praying it isn't cancer for your husband.... Lots of love, girlie,
 
Ginny
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jhmom
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   Posted 9/29/2008 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. The doctors can't do anymore for my grandma so they have sent her home with hospice. Since last night they have doubled her morphine and increased the frequency to every 2 hours. Please keep the prayers coming.
Stacie

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Hashimoto's, Celiac Disease, Raynaud's, Lupus and Sjogrens
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Darvocet (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)


MJLD
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   Posted 9/29/2008 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Stacie,
I'm soo sorry about your grandma and your husband. I will pray for you all tonite. I had a tumor on my thyroid the size of a baseball that turned out to be benign. I know it's scarey until you know. God Bless and keep you in all that you are facing. Judy

jhmom
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   Posted 9/30/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to let you all know my grandma passed away this morning. Please continue to remember my family in your thoughts and prayers.
Stacie

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Hashimoto's, Celiac Disease, Raynaud's, Lupus and Sjogrens
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Darvocet (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)


hippimom2
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   Posted 9/30/2008 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Stacie, my prayers continue to be with your family. ((((((Hugs)))))))
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Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Doxepin 25-50mg; Prevacid; Evoxac; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears

 

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okie
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   Posted 9/30/2008 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   

Stacie, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma. My prayers are with you and your family right now. Will continue to keep your husband in my prayers.

love ya carol


 
Possible scleroderma.  stage 4 COPD, sleep apnea, Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
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oldhippyrebel
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   Posted 9/30/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Stacie, I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandma. I will keep your husband in my prayers. I had my thyroid removed last summer and after that they found some other problems that they hadn't even been testing me for.
Fibro since 97, Lupus since 99, neuropathy and other nerve damage.
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/1/2008 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
(((((((( Stacie )))))))) *sigh* Hugs for you sis!

I'm not sure if your hubby will still be having his surgery today . . . but you are both in my prayers. I hope all goes well.

Blessings!

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Psalms 139

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okie
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   Posted 10/1/2008 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Stacie, How did your hubbys surgery go? How are you all holding up. My prayers are with you. Please let us know when you can. I imagine things are pretty hectic right now.
God bless
carol
 
Possible scleroderma.  stage 4 COPD, sleep apnea, Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,plaquanil400mg,azythromyacin,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, spirivia,aciphex,lasix,inderal,pot.chlor.,B12 
 Did you ever know that your my hero?
 
 


cured4real?
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   Posted 10/1/2008 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Stacie--
Haven't been out much been not doing too good, but I hope that your husband's surgery went well and that your grandma finds some peace and comfort and gets the good care she needs. I hope you are getting rest too and that you have some help with all this. Take care and will pray for you.
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jhmom
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   Posted 10/4/2008 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you for your prayers, we felt them.  It's what got me thru this week and my husband came thru the surgery well.  We had a couple of scares, his calicum dropped a little and he had a low grade fever but it all cleared up the morning he came home from the hospital. It was cancer in his thyroid and they got it all.  He is on calicum for 2 weeks and of course thyroid replacement.  Now we will wait for his radiation treatment. 

My grandmother's funeral was yesterday.  I am exhausted between being at the hospital all day and night Wed, the funeral home all day Thurday and the funeral and burial most of the day yesterday not to mention I had to drive and hour each way.  I miss her so much but know she is in a much better place. 

I go to my rheumy Monday, maybe she can give me something to prevent a bad flare.  I already have numerous mouth sores. 
 
Thank you all again for your thoughts and prayers I would not have made it this week without them.  Love ~ Stacie



Stacie

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Hashimoto's, Celiac Disease, Raynaud's, Lupus and Sjogrens
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Darvocet (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)

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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/4/2008 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
((((((( Stacie ))))))))

So sad for you sis . . . what a loss and to have so much else on your mind at the same time. I'm glad most of the running is done. I hope you can get some rest now. Hopefully the radiation treatment won't be too hard on him/you. I hope you'll let us know how that is going. You might want to watch for a nice sized Aloe plant. The fresh aloe is the best thing for any spots on the skin from radiation (take off of leaf and break it, there is clear gel inside . . . it works wonders on burns).

Blessings!

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Psalms 139

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redrose77
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   Posted 10/4/2008 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry. I hope your husband's radiation is the final step beyond getting more frequent check ups. I have heard thyroid cancer is the one to get if you have to get any cancer so long as it is caught before it gets outside the thyroid.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements


hippimom2
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   Posted 10/5/2008 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
(((((((Stacie))))))) I can't imagine what you must be going through right now and how worn out you must be. I hope your doc can help when you talk to her tomorrow. I hope your husband is recovering from his surgery and you are getting some much needed rest. Take care of yourself.
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Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Doxepin 25-50mg; Prevacid; Evoxac; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears

 

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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/6/2008 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Stacie . . .

How's hubby today?

How did your dr. visit go?

Just want you to know we are thinking about you!

Blessings!

In His Grip

AlwaysRosie           "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"

Psalms 139

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Barbara Lee
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   Posted 10/6/2008 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Stacie:

Gentle (((hugs))) for you, I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandma. I know it's really difficult to deal with a loved ones passing, and then on top of everything else, you must just be worried sick about your hubby. I want you to know that I'm saying lots of prayers for you and your family. I understand how hard it is to hear someone you love dearly has cancer. I was so upset when I found out my mother had lung cancer.

I just wanted you to know that I'm praying for you and if I can do anything at all please let me know.

God Bless,
Barbara
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MJLD
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   Posted 10/6/2008 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Stacie,
I am so sorry for you loss and stress. Please know that you and your husband continue to be in my prayers. God Bless you and comfort your soul! Love ya, Judy

jhmom
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   Posted 10/7/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Rosie, Red, Hippi, Barbara & Judy

My hubby is recovering well, he has a follow up visit with the surgeon tomorrow. He still has some swelling, hopefully it's normal. He will be seeing his Endo soon and we will know more about the radioactive iodine pill, how many doses he will have to take, etc.

My appt with my rheumy went well. She gave me some Pred for when I'm flaring and my GI tract is in an uproar, which seems to happening frequently. She also increased my Imuran by 1/2 tab a day. All in all I guess it was a good visit.

Thank you for all your prayers.
Stacie

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Hashimoto's, Celiac Disease, Raynaud's, Lupus and Sjogrens
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Darvocet (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)

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