Just an inclusion, which is a fancy word for surgery scar tissue with fluid build up aka a cyst.

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Helen321
Helen321 Member Posts: 1,459 Member

So doc says it's just an inclusion which is scar tissue with fluid behind it, a very fancy word for cyst.  I have a lot of scar tissue from the surgery.  I requested to biopsy for peace of mind anyway since the lump is hard but she said she can't justify when I just had a clean scan and she doesn't see the need for it, she's not at all concerned by it.  I have to take that at face value.  We'll revisit it in 6 months and deal with it if it grows but it's not dangerous in any way even if it grows, just a nuisance.  Best part of the visit was when she said she'd have to do a rectal exam (as always) and I said "well you can sure try" (as always).   ..... I haven't had a rectum in 4 years so it always make me giggle.  It's the only silver lining in all of this.

I think I'm going to try to take a step back (again) and try to remember that not everything is cancer (again) and maybe take up some sort of gentle yoga so I can work out the anxiety that cancer has put into my life.  I'm finally able to do some exercise without pain using the recumbent bike.  Goal is to knock off the 40 lbs I've put on in 5 years since this all started.  Down 9 lbs in 3 weeks.  Physical therapy has been a real God send with my pain and abdominal, foot and leg cramping and I think all cancer patients should have it as part of treatment.  I am officially considering myself cancer free mentally (again) so I can stop stressing over every lump and bump, have to get back to a normal, relaxed brain again (which I've said at least 10 times now).    Helen Smith, former cancer patient (who am I kidding, knock on wood, don't want to be too cocky about it).  As always, for those still in the fight, keep on trucking!  One step in front of the other.  

 Thanks for checking on me Sue!  I love you too.

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  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Woo hoo!

    image   YEAH!

    We'll never be free of the worry. Every little thing will be 'Cancer'. 

    I love my gentle yoga DVD's. If you want ideas, I've got a few.

    HUGS! image

    TRU

     

  • lp1964
    lp1964 Member Posts: 1,239 Member
    edited March 2017 #3
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    Wow Girl!

    Great news! I was worried to death for you and prayed that is nothing. I was convinced i had a melanoma on my temple for a week and turned out to be nothing. I don't think this worry will ever end. The only thing we can do is shorten the time of anxiety and follow up.

    yeah Girl! Time to take your life back. All the best,

    Laz

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478 Member
    edited March 2017 #4
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    Hooray! I just came on here

    Hooray! I just came on here thinking that if you hadn't posted I was going to message you directly. I was worried. Yay for it not being cancer!! I'm SO happy for you! Hugs!!

    Jan

  • marbleotis
    marbleotis Member Posts: 720 Member
    edited March 2017 #5
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    So glad for you

    Helen,

    I am so glad to read this and still see your sense of humor is sharp as ever.  You are a cancer survivor!

  • lizard44
    lizard44 Member Posts: 409 Member
    edited March 2017 #6
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    So glad you checked in

    with the  good news.  We were getting concerned. Takingup gentle yoga is a great idea-I think you'll enjoy it and it  should be helpful.

    Grace/lizard44

     

  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773 Member
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    Yay!

    So glad to hear the doc says it's nothing.  So understandable that you were worried it wasn't.  I'm glad the PT is helping. Sounds like you're taking good care of you.  Traci

    PS - Loved seeing Sue's Happy Man dancing for you.

  • beaumontdave
    beaumontdave Member Posts: 1,280 Member
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    Great to hear, and a load off

    Great to hear, and a load off for you, I'm sure. Work has me in pretty good shape, but I should get on that eliptical as a routine to combat the slow weight gain that's creeping up on me. Glad your feeling better.............................................Dave

  • nateswife
    nateswife Member Posts: 65
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    Yay!

    I kept checking the forum for news on your test result. What a relief!!

  • Helen321
    Helen321 Member Posts: 1,459 Member
    edited March 2017 #10
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    traci43 said:

    Yay!

    So glad to hear the doc says it's nothing.  So understandable that you were worried it wasn't.  I'm glad the PT is helping. Sounds like you're taking good care of you.  Traci

    PS - Loved seeing Sue's Happy Man dancing for you.

    Thanks, I love that dancing

    Thanks, I love that dancing man too!  It's official when he's dancing! Cool

  • Helen321
    Helen321 Member Posts: 1,459 Member
    edited March 2017 #11
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    Great to hear, and a load off

    Great to hear, and a load off for you, I'm sure. Work has me in pretty good shape, but I should get on that eliptical as a routine to combat the slow weight gain that's creeping up on me. Glad your feeling better.............................................Dave

    I was banned from exercise

    I was banned from exercise for 3 years, my doctor is worried about hernias and prolapses.  Sadly weights are out for life.  I can do cans of vegetables for my arms at least.  So glad we finally found something I can do. The fat wasn't even trying to creep, it had taken over and was planting flags!  lol

  • Helen321
    Helen321 Member Posts: 1,459 Member
    edited March 2017 #12
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    nateswife said:

    Yay!

    I kept checking the forum for news on your test result. What a relief!!

    Thanks, you can say that

    Thanks, you can say that again!

  • lizard44
    lizard44 Member Posts: 409 Member
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    Helen321 said:

    I was banned from exercise

    I was banned from exercise for 3 years, my doctor is worried about hernias and prolapses.  Sadly weights are out for life.  I can do cans of vegetables for my arms at least.  So glad we finally found something I can do. The fat wasn't even trying to creep, it had taken over and was planting flags!  lol

    Are one pound weights out, too?

    Seems like they would be much easier to  hold than  veggie cans, especially he one with a neoprene coating.