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Surgical Decision Made! Thanks All

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Joined: May 2004

Hi All,

Firstly, my sincerest thanks to everyone who posted and gave me advice with respect to whether I should have the cytoreduction surgery I need here in Cincinnati or in Washington DC.

Well, I have made my decision and it is to have the surgery here in Cincinnati on January 21 (a lot better than March, 17 which was the date had I decided to go to Washington).

I met with the surgeon who will be performing the procedure, Dr. Lowy, yesterday and I felt very comfortable and confident with him. This surgery is no walk in the park, that is for sure and he didnt try to tell me it was, but we are going to do all we can to fight what seems to be an aggressive cancer inside me with aggressive measures. I will never, ever give up and I fully expect me to be among the 25-30% who survive this type of cancer and live long healthy lives.

I truly appreciate all of your support and care...I will keep you updated as sadly, even tho this condition, peritoneal carcinomatosis, is very rare, it may effect someone in our lives in the future and I definitely want to help others get the information I had a heck of a time finding when I was diagnosed.

You are all in my prayers every day!!!


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I'm so glad you finally have a date. I know there is some relief when a decision is made. I have put Jan. 21 on my calendar and I will be saying lots of prayers for you that day and following that you have a complete recovery. We must always have faith and hope. That keeps us going. I will be here for you.



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Joined: Aug 2003

Good luck with your surgery. I will keep you in my prayers.
I am having surgery on 1/14 for a permanent colostomy.

Posts: 186
Joined: Nov 2004

Hey Lisa...Good luck on your decision! You made the best decision you could with the information you had, so don't ever look back or second-guess yourself. I'm glad your ready to take some action.

Whatever happened to the days of just trying to decide where everyone was going to go eat lunch??? When we were kids, did anyone of you guys ever dream you'd be making decisions like this?

Let us know how things work out.


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Lisa Rose
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Joined: Mar 2003

Hi Lisa,

For my 2 cents worth, I think you made the right choice... Thought's and prayer will be with you on January 21 and you can count on that. Your a TRUE FIGHTER LISA....

Fellow Canadian,

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You Go Girl and I am honored to have the same name as you!!!!!! I too will be filling the heavens on January 21st.

Lisa P.

PS. Lisa Rose and I need to know where you fit into the age category. I am currently the elder Lisa at 50.

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Struth--my brain is spinning with Lisa's!!!!!!!!
Hey Lisa--so glad you can have your surgery asap and being able to have a talk with your surgeon to help make the decision was a wise move. To be able to be close to home has huge benefits. You are always in our hearts Lisa. I have been sending rainbows today--there is one coming your way. Our love is always there at the end of it!!!
So many here will be away from us for a short time. We pray for you all.
Maureen--you are on our list too babe!!!!
luv n big huggs to you both, kanga n Jen

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Joined: Jul 2002

Dear Lisa,
I am glad you were able to make your decision. I am really happy to hear that you decided to go with the earlier date! I am pounding out prayers and good vibes, health mojo and any other positive anything I can think of for you. Your attitude is right on target! Sending big 'ole hugs and smiles to you. Have a great day and rest easy.

Posts: 99
Joined: May 2004

Thanks for the continued support all - you really are the Best!!

Lisa and Lisa Rose, I am 43 just turned in Oct. Hoping to have many many more birthdays also!

Thanks again all I will definitely keep you posted.


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Aw Lisa--you are only a youngster. Wait till you get to kanga's age(geriatric)--lol!!!!

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Hey Lisa girl....an absolute child!!
Glad you came to a decision that feels right for you. I told you in my earlier post that I went with the number 2 doc in both my recent surgeries, with great results both times. Wishing the same for you.
Your attitude is just great...although the surgery is rugged, your "fitness" and determination will carry you through. Stock up on easy watch movies....not too many laugh out loud comedies until the staples are out!
Sending many positive thoughts your way; be thinking of you on the 21st. Judy

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