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Why doesn't something go his way!

Posts: 25
Joined: Jun 2004

Hey all,
Wish I had better news. They opened Bobby up this past Wednesday for the pelvic exenteration surgery and closed him back up. They were not able to remove the tumor as it had grown through the Jpouch and attached to the butt bone! Needless to say we (the 12 present family members and myself) were devestated!!!! This really bites! We are meeting Monday with a new oncologist at Duke to hear what he has to say...maybe we can get it another way. God help us! I just feel sooooooo down.

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Posts: 2115
Joined: Feb 2004

Hiya Grace--Jen and I are sorry to hear your news.Setbacks are the hardest things to cope with and we hope, as you do, that there is some way to treat Bobby's tumour. Please keep us posted after his next visit. Our prayers are with you both. Luv kanga n Jen

Posts: 708
Joined: May 2004

I'm not sure what to tell you, except stay strong. Bobby and you have been through so much. My heart cries out for you. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

I hope Duke can provide some new ideas. Hang tough. God will help you. Surround yourself with the family members and enjoy every moment.

We are here - please come to share your burden whenever you need.
love, jana

Posts: 238
Joined: Sep 2003

Dear Grace,

You and your husband will both be in my thoughts and prayers. It's very understandable that you feel down. All I can say is try to hang in there and we are all hoping that tomorrow will bring some positive news.

Many hugs and prayers,

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Posts: 2598
Joined: Apr 2003

Grace -

Ditto everything my friends have said here. Duke is a leader in cancer treatment. Keeping you and Bobby in my thoughts and prayers.

- SpongeBob

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Posts: 1275
Joined: Jan 2004

Dear Grace,

I am so sorry about Bobby's recent struggles. Hopefully Duke will have an answer.

Keeping Bobby, you, and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


Posts: 6
Joined: May 2004

We know the feeling of devestation! Sloan Kettering did the same thing to me after many tests. I had previous operation and radiation and chemo in 2000. 15 months ned. Then recurrence picked up on colonoscopy biopsy. Went to Sloan with no results except to go on Chemo the rest of my life. Not a good choice. I had Body Radio Surgery, pin point radiation of tumor, at Staten Island University Hospital. 6 treatments with no side effects. I then had 29 months ned, when the colonoscopy again showed malignent cells. Oncologist said I might try Radio Frequency Ablation. I took a CT/PET Scan and they were unable to locate the tumor. I'm now on Folfox for 6 months in case there are any cells around. There are other choices. Keep the faith. I'm 73 and have survived since October of 1999.

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Grace, I really don't know what to tell you except to say I am sorry about the news on Bobby and will pray that there is another way they can possibly remove the growth. I will be thinking of you both and sending nothing but positive vibes your way. Hard as it is, hang in there and take comfort in your family.


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