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Wish me well... surgery Monday

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impactzone
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Well Monday I head back to Stanford to get a right lung met removed. I had a left lobectomy in 11/07 and now this showed up in the March CT scan. They may be able to do a VATS procedure but that depends on my blood oxygen level, otherwise it will be an open procedure. I know what the surgery feels like and that is both good and bad.... Thanks for the encouragement and prayers already sent my way and offer some more up for the surgical team and myself if you can.

I personally really appreciate the notes from people who show up NED as it provides so much hope...So thanks for checking in!
Best to all
Chip

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msccolon
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I am sure the surgery will do fine, i pray for calmness and enjoyment for the weekend while you prepare. Will look forward to hearing how it went when you are feeling better!
mary

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PhillieG
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So you've been through it before, me too. I don't seem to remember many of the good parts unless that was the nurses or the ice cream. Now that I think of it, maybe it was getting those nodes out of there. I hope your recovery is fast and you're up doing your mile+ every day. That's what they have us doing over at Sloan. No rest for the weary but the faster you're up and about, the faster you are out.
Hang in there, you've done it before and you can do it again.
Keep us posted as best you can Chip
-phil

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PamPam2
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Hoping for the best possible results for your surgery. Hope you have a good recovery and that this is the last time it comes back.
Pam

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tootsie1
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Chip,

We'll be praying for you and hoping to hear from you soon that everything is wonderful.

*hugs*
Gail

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lisa42
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Hi Chip,

I'm wishing you the best and will pray for everything to go well during this procedure. You can do this!!

Blessings,
Lisa

sheri22
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Chip

I am not NED YET but one of my neighbors had stage 4 ca a few years ago and is NED

I know what you mean by hearing about the NED it gives us hope hang in there Chip you can do it hopefully you will be the next NED story I will keep you in my prayers tonight
prayers are with you

Sheri22

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dixchi
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In our guided imagery group at the Wellness Center I attend, our
facilitator asks us to imagine ourselves before we had cancer,
when we were well, when was it, how we felt, how we looked.
I find that image, if I keep it for a while, gives me a source of
comfort and strength. There was a well me once and it feels good
to think about that and gives me a positive focus.

Hugs,
Barbara

mom_2_3
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Chip,

Good thoughts and prayers from our family for a successful surgery and easy recovery!!

Amy

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VickiCO
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Chip,

We will be thinking of you. Many prayers and good thoughts coming your way.

BTW, back in 1981 (the dark ages!) they saved my life at Stanford. I had a viral meningitis attack (had mumps at 31!) and was actually declared, but they brought me back. Always been my favorite hospital!

Here's hoping for NED for you. Vicki

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dianetavegia
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I remembered you in prayer when I first woke this morning and will continue to pray for you and the surgical team!

God be with you, Chip, and heal you, return you to your family and students quickly.

Diane

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usakat
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Hello Chip ~

Bob and I will be keeping you in our best thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Good vibes are on the way...

Be sure to check in with us when you're home and on the mend.

Malama pono!

Katie

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Kathleen808
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Chip,
We will keep you in our prayers this week. Will pray for the surgeons, you and your family. Look forward to hearing from you when you feel up to it.
Aloha,
Kathleen

rrob
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Chip,

I will be praying hard for you that surgery goes well and for a quick recovery. As a fellow Stage iv, I'll be praying hard for NED to be your partner again soon. Keep us posted and know that you have a prayer army fighting for you. When I was first dx'd, some friends from a different church added me to their prayer list. They have a group called "prayer warriors" who pray for everyone on their list. From everyone's posts, you have a group of prayer warriors fighting for you here.

Rebecca

polarprincess
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special thoughts going out to you....will be thinking of you

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Buzzard
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Said a prayer for you last night....Good Luck and God Bless...You'll do fine young man.....

Glv49
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Good luck, and I will keep you in my prayers.

Gail

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dianetavegia
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Still praying for you, Chip.

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Sonia32
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Pray the surgery and everything else goes well.
Sonia

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lisa42
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Hi Chip,

Just wanted you to know I just prayed for you and for your doctor/nurse team who will be working on you tomorrow. Best wishes & I'll look forward to hearing your report afterwards. God bless!

Lisa

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Kathleen808
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Hi Chip,
I want you to know that I was thinking of you and praying for you this morning on the way to work. I am sure you are resting well tonight. Know that many of us are thinking of you. I can't wait to hear when you are catching some good waves again.
Aloha,
Kathleen

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spongebob
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Wishing you the best today. Hang tough.

= SB

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