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Patti1967
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Well I am having the VATS on my left lung with some node removal on Monday....He said he wasnt sure how many nodes, he would decide once he's in there...I will have to stay at least one night and he said it could be up to three, I hate staying in the hospital.  Really need the pink bus:)   Thanks to you all!!!!

Patti

Josie21
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Hi Patti,

I will be there for sure!!  I am sure we can park the bus in the parking lot while we wait for you.  No worries.  There is not a policeman in the world who would give a pink bus a ticket.  You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs,

Ginny

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SIROD
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Of course, I will be there on the pink bus for you Patti.  I wish I could in reality go visit  you.  However, you won't feel up to company, not the first night.  I had a VATS also.  I did remain overnight and expected to stay another day.  I did manage to get up and use the bathroom on my own as soon as I was taken to my room.  Though they had to disconnect the pump that was draining the pleural effusion each time I did get up.  It is good for the circulation to move up and about right way.

The next day, I was ready to go home.  No one likes hospital stays.  I was in one, 3 weeks ago, for four night, as soon as they started me back on oral pills, I was out of there.  I wanted my own home, my own bed and not to be waken up every 3 hours.

However, if they keep you, it is because you really need to be there.  I will bring some lobster rolls and pink napkins, so when you get out, you can bring them home for lunch.

Wishinig you the best of luck on Monday.  Truly, a VATS isn't to bad a surgical procedure.

Doris

Patti1967
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Thanks ladies:)  Thanks Doris for calming me down through your knowledge:)  My head and neck surgeon just called, she's going to do her second surgery on me immediately after the VATS.....Well better to get it all done at the same time.  But now I'm going to be under for six hours instead of three.  I will have drains for that one too coming out of both sides of my neck boy wont I be a sight!!!!   

Patti

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DebbyM
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I will be on the pink bus for you Patti.  We'll all be there!

Hugs, Debby

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mommaellen
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Praying that all goes well with your surgery and that you have a short hospital visit.  I will bring the coffee for everyone.

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Kristin N
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Praying for you Patti. I hope you don't have to stay long in the hospital and can go home soon.  Since we might be there for awhile, I better bring something that will fill our tummies.  Maybe spaghetti and meatballs with a fresh garden salad and garlic bread. 

JJDS
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Positive thoughts and prayers.

JJ

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ladyg
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the pink bus and I will make sure I am ready for an overnighter. You will be in my thoughts and I am hoping all goes well for you.

Hugs,

Georgia

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Noel
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Coming along to support you!  Praying for you and sending hugs!

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hope67
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It will be a long surgery and I hope he'll get as many nodes out as he can. Keeping all crossed for you!

Good luck, Carmen

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I will be there for you, too.  Hugs, Linda

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Patti, that is a very long surgery.  Every pink sister will be there, praying for you and surrounding you with love.  I wish I could give you more than just words, prayers and cyber hugs, but since that is all I can, I hope you know they are sent with love. 

The pink bus, full of your pink sisters, will be there for as long as you need us.  We aren't leaving until you go home.

Wishing you all the good luck possible,

Lex

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Ritzy
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Wouldn't miss this magic pink bus to support you!

Sue :)

survivorbc09
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Good luck Patti! 

Hugs, Jan

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kmenurse
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I'll be there with all the rest of our pink sisters and brothers....  Praying for you!... Kathy

Patti1967
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Thanks all so very much!!!!!!

Hugs,

Patti

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VickiSam
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as well!  Good luck, and prayers going out to you.

 

Vicki Sam

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Kristin N
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Thinking of you

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Kristin N
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Praying your surgery went smoothly and that you are feeling no pain.  I know you're surrounded with love there, just like you are here.

Faith_In_God
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I hope he can get all the nodes out in as little time as possible. I hope you will feel better soon and that you will not have to stay for a long time in the hospital. Good Luck Patti.

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Megan M
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Good luck today Patti!

Hugs, Megan

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I'll be there...

Denise

New Flower
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Patti

the good news your doctors have been working together helping and caring for you. We will be there as well. Wishing your clear margins. 

Hugs

survivorbc09
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Cyber hugs, hope and prayers!

Pink Rose
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Hoping and praying for you today.

Hugs, Rose

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Noel
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Patti, we're all there praying for you.

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LoveBabyJesus
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I am so glad I checked in to ride on this bus tomorrow. Sending you STRONG prayers and love for tomorrow. XOXO

Patti1967
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Thanks again everyone:)  Going to shower and relax, I have to be there at 6am and it takes us an hour to get there so it will be an early start tomorrow.  Hugs and a big thank you to all:)

Patti

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Double Whammy
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I'll get up bright and early and be on board with everyone else.  With the power of the pinks, there iare so many positive vibes and strong prayers to get you through these surgeries and out the other side ready to take on this beast. 

Sending lots of hugs and prayers.  I'll try to keep the rowdies under control.

Suzanne

survivorbc09
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Big hugs and big prayers for you!

Jan

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Now no need for you to worry Patti, but, I had to leave your room to come back to the pink bus.  Apparently, a few ( should I name names? ) were mooning all the good looking guys that walked by.  OMG!  I know! 

I think I have it under control.  Guess we will see...

Sue :)

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When we were at church yesterday Patti, I lit a candle for you and said a prayer.  I also asked the Father to say a special prayer for you.  He's a really nice man and said he would.  You can never have too many prayers and you have them from everyone!

Been thinking of you all day,

Lex

 

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DianeBC
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Sending lots of prayers and cyber hugs today and everyday.

Hugs, Diane

Josie21
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Hi Patti,

Sending you extra hugs today!!   You are in my thoughts and prayers as always.   I hope you don't have to stay in the hospital too long.

Hugs,

Ginny

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Kylez
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You're in my prayers and thoughts Patti!  I hope your hospital stay is short too.

Hugs, Kylez

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Ritzy
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I know you can't post Patti, but, just sending along a big hug and lots more prayers to you.

Sue :)

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Kristin N
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I hope that soon we will see an update on how you're doing. 

Kristin

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Noel
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I pray you're resting comfortably by now Patti.  I am also watching to see a new post with an update from you.

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Alexis F
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Thinking of you!

JJDS
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Hoping you get released soon from the hospital.

Hugs, JJ

Patti1967
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Just to let u all know I am home now was in ICU I for 35 hours.  In a lot of pain both from the VATS and neck dissection, I have a drain coming from my neck just like from my bilateral mastectomy.  Thanks for all your support and love.  Will post when I feel better:)

Patti

Josie21
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Hi Patti,

Thanks for posting and letting us know you are home.  Now I hope you can get some rest and get your strength back.  I am sending extra hugs your way tonight!!

Ginny

Lynne P
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Reading your post brought tears to my eyes.  I cannot believe all that you are having to go through.  I'm glad this surgery is over now and that you were released and are home.  I will be praying for you, like everyone else is.

Lynne

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DebbyM
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Thanks for posting now as we were all worrying.  You just take care of yourself.

Hugs, Debby

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Alexis F
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You posted!  I am so glad you're home now Patti.  I know you must be so uncomfortable and in so much pain.  Just wish there were something I could do to help.  Don't worry about having to keep updating us.  As long as we know you're home, we will all relax a bit.  ( sort of ) 

Rest and take your pain medicine.

Lots of hugs,

Lex

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Ritzy
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Hope you don't mind that I am sending more prayers and big hugs to you today!

Sue :)

Faith_In_God
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Thanks for posting, I was checking this thread constantly for updates. I hope you will be better soon, I also hope that you won't have to go through this again. 

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Praying that this is the last surgery you have to have.  I hope that you feel better and stronger with each new day.

Hugs, Angie

Patti1967
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I am pretty meded up so I thought I would log on to say THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH to all of you again, your love, support, thoughts and prayers have meant so very much to me.  I go back to see all surgeons and oncs next week so I will have more info then.  Hope you all have a great holiday weekend.  Hugs to you all:)

Patti 

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Alexis F
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And, you stay on those meds Patti.  It's what you need now, that, and lots of TLC!  You've got all of our love, support, good thoughts and prayers.  We're here for you!

Hugs, Lex

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