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Out-patient lymph node surgery tomorrow. Why am I so scared?

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mom2greatkids
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Hi Ladies,

The lymph node which came positive from recent needle biopsy will be removed surgically tomorrow afternoon. Since my medical oncologist is not convinced that this is OVCA, he's also having the scope put down my throat to "look around" to make certain I haven't developed a second cancer. My CA-125 from a little over three weeks ago was still 14.1

Anyway, I'm just VERY scared. Maybe it's because I've had so long to worry and think about it.

My oncologist just says this is atypical for OVCA, therefore, he's not convinced that it is, since May scans were both clean of the abdominal area.

Thanks,

Carla

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Mwee
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Best of luck with your procedure. Being scared of the unknown is sooooo normal. All your tests look like they came out very well. Let us know...
(((HUGS))) Maria

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forme
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Hi Carla,

I am new to this board, but have been following for some time.

I just wanted to say that I am sending you good wishes for tomorrow, and that you come home feeling positive and comfortable.

Hugs
Lisha

PS It's so normal to be scared of the unknown. I've been feeling lots of that lately.

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kikz
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with your procedure. As the others said it is normal to be scared. This whole process is frightening. I will pray for your speedy recovery.

Karen

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azgrandma
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praying all will go well for you

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kimberly sue 63
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Sending good karma thoughts your way. Kim

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lovesanimals
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Sending you lots of postive thoughts and prayers! I'll be thinking about you tomorrow.

Hugs,
Kelly

P.S. I like your picture!

garden gal
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will be thinking of you today. Thinking very positive, everything will be OK. Sending hugs and prays your way. Kathy

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mom2greatkids
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I had the node moved today. The dr. office told me to be there at 9:30 a.m. for pre-op. They didn't take me down until 3:15. GRR! I went over 25 hrs. with nothing to eat. over 10 with no water. I know I was dehydrated. They never gave me any fluids until they took me to surgery. Anyway I have a 3 inch battle scar (incision). Thankful it's over.

Thanks Ladies,

Carla

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kikz
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you are past the surgery, Carla. I hope you are feeling better real soon.

Karen

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Radioactive34
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I am happy you are home. Please take care and keep us updated.

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kimberly sue 63
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You survived!! Good for you. Rest and heal. Kim

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