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Bone resection

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Hi sisters! Well, my appt with the chest surgeon is Wednesday. I guess he will give me all the info I need about the procedure. I'm having a hard time with this b/c I would like to talk with someone who has actually had it done. My onc says there are many. I cannot find one person who has been through a bone resection. Here's some interesting info I learned online though .... once they remove the affected piece of bone, they do an immediate biopsy ... this way, if it is malignant, they can go ahead and remove the entire rib bone while I'm still knocked out as opposed to putting me through another surgery. How awesome is that!!! Plus, I will know the results as soon as I wake up instead of waiting the dreaded 2-3 days or week to find out. Oh well, keep your fingers crossed for me. I'll let you know what he says on Wednesday and when my surgery date is. hugs and kisses to all ... angie

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Hi Angie! Good luck with your biopsy! I'll be praying for you. If your MD knows of many people who have been through this biopsy, ask him for a few names and maybe you could call them and ask your questions. That would be a big help!You sound very strong! Keep going! You'll make it! Keep us informed of your results! HUGS!! Cathy

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Thank you for your kind words Cathy. I will definitely keep you posted. My appt this week is just for the consult and to set a surgery date. Thanks for your prayers also!!! ~~ Angie ~~

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Angie, good luck to you and will say a special prayer for you, keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.
May you feel the comfort of our Lord always, but especially on Wed. before, during and after the surgery,In JESUS name Amen---------------God bless you--Flo

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Thanks Flo!! I just got home from church, and interestingly enough, the sermon today was about ridding our lives of worry. The pastor said 'worry and trust cannot live in the same house'. I couldn't agree more!!! I turned this whole thing over to the Lord a long time ago. I trust that He will take good care of me. Thank for your kind words and prayers! Oh yeah, Wed is just for my evaluation and to schedule the surgery, but I'll let you know when the actual surgery is. hugs ~~angie~~

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Hi, dear Angie, yes I know of a man who had a bone resection, they thought it was lung cancer and it turned out to be a benign cyst on his rib. Keep up the good thoughts. Love, your sister, Shirlann

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Wow that is interesting how they can do things these days. You're close at heart and I will be thinking of you on Wednesday. Remember to take good care of yourself and don't over do it right away, give yourself a chance to rest and catch your breath. Look forward to hearing all about it once your able to get on with things. You will be in my thoughts and prayers,

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Hey Tara! Thanks for writing. My appt this Wednesday is just to meet the surgeon and schedule the procedure. I've still got a little while before I have to get the knife ... lol. But I'll keep you guys in the loop for sure. In the meantime, I have been thinking about you and praying for you. I hope you are feeling better and your spirits are up!!! love, angie

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Best wishes and good luck on wednesday Angie, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care. Love Emmi

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Thank you Emmi! I'm so glad to read you are having a better day!!! Hang in there...it truly does get better. ly,angie

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I will be praying and thinking of you. I think of you often. Take care and keep in touch. Angel

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