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lisa09
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Hi All,

I had my appointment with a surgical oncologist Friday. I guess the good news is that I am definitely a candidate for surgery. He will be removing most, if not all of the left lobe. Unfortunately, he is going away on vacation for two weeks, but will schedule a date shortly after he returns. I'm very anxious to have it done, but in the meantime I need to have a few more tests (MRI of liver, colonoscopy).

Lisa

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mp327
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I'm very glad to hear that you are a good candidate for resection and your doctor is going to schedule you for surgery soon. Like you, I would want it to happen tomorrow! I hope your upcoming tests will go well and that you get on that surgery schedule real soon. Please keep us posted and know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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z
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Hi Lisa,

This is good news that you are able to have the liver resection. I know I would be anxious to get this done also, so that the healing can begin. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers, and please let us know how your doing. Lori

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lizdeli
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Joined: Jul 2009

Lisa,
I'm glad you are a candidate for the resection. The liver grows back which is amazing.
Wishing you well,
Liz

lisa09
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Joined: Jun 2010

My surgery is scheduled for Aug 16th. I feel a little better knowing it will be taken care of soon. Interesting information from the surgical oncologist - he believes the cancer has been in my liver since the diagnosis last year, just not detectable until now.

Lisa

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mp327
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Hi Lisa--

I'm glad you now have your surgery scheduled. I know you are anxious to get this done and over with. Wow, that is very interesting that you may have had cancer there for quite some time--and a little scary too. Thank goodness it has been found and that you can get the surgery done. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope you'll keep us posted.

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z
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Hi Lisa,

I am glad you have a surgery date, and you will have the cancer removed soon. I know you just want to have it out now. Does your dr have any suggestions as to what to eat or drink, in helping you prepare for surgery, so you will be in the best shape possible? Just curious, if they recommend anything specific to prepare. I wish you well, and I will be praying that your time waiting will go by fast. Lori

lisa09
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Joined: Jun 2010

Thanks everyone for your support,

Since my dx, I eat only organic fruits and vegetables and locally raised, hormone & antibiotic free chicken and eggs. I want to do whatever I can to be healthy again. I run every day - the doctor did say that I am in very good shape and that will definitely help me get through this and make recovery easier.

Lisa

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z
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Hi Lisa,

Thats great, that your dr said that your in good shape, it sounds like you take good care of yourself already. Thanks Lori

Chris3
Posts: 53
Joined: Mar 2010

Hi Lisa,
That is a good sign that your doctor says you are in good shape. That will be a big asset in your recovery from surgery.
Chris

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pjjenkins
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Joined: Mar 2009

Hi, Lisa,

No question it is good to have a date to hold on to. Did you have a PET scan at the time of your diagnosis? Was it full body? Mine was skull to thigh and they tell me it would have showed up other "hot spots". I forget when you got your diagnosis but I certainly hope this is the last time you have to deal with mets.

Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers over these next few weeks.

Priscilla

lisa09
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Joined: Jun 2010

Yes, I did have a full body PET scan at the time of my diagnosis last May. Thanks for your support.

Lisa

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