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I didn't mention this in my other "fainting post", but we've also had a recent scare with our 10 year old daughter. About a week ago, Allison asked me "What do you think this weird bump on my leg is?" It's on the lower back side of her knee on the left leg. It feels about walnut sized and is very hard. Of course, my husband and I were wondering if it could be the worst, but not wanting to jump to conclusions. We went to her pediatrician Tuesday, who then took x-rays. It appears benign due to its shape and the fact that she's had no pain or swelling there. Most osteosarcomas are discovered due to pain and swelling in the area. Most do start in this exact location as my daughter's. So, the fact that it's not bothering her at all and we discovered it by accident is good. The question will be is will it still need to be surgically removed or not and if so, when. That would all depend upon how big it is, the likelihood of it fracturing her bone (the fibula) or interfering with future growth and/or formation. We have an appt. Tuesday afternoon with an orthpaedic surgeon. I want to know if they can rule cancer out for sure just by examining it, or do they need to do a biopsy. My daughter has no idea how serious this could be & we are trying to keep it light so she doesn't worry- her biggest worry right now is that she's supposed to get blood drawn this next week & she says she can't have a needle go into her. Even if it is not cancer- as it doesn't appear to be and I pray that is the case- it could involve a fairly serious surgery. I read online sometimes they watch and wait on surgery until all growing is done- because it could grow back if it's done before growing is over, since it's considered a "bony overgrowth". Again, doing surgery now or not will depend upon how threatening it is and how entangled with her fibula it is. I will keep you posted on what the osteo specialist has to say after we have that appointment.

Prayers always appreciated-
Lisa
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My prayers are being sent!!! She'll be okay. I just know it

Brooks

AnneCan
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Lisa,

I am sorry to hear about this, but glad signs are good that it is benign. Take good care.

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Aud
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I am saying a prayer for your daughter right now.
In the Light,
Aud

taraHK
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Oh, Lisa. My heart goes out to you. So scary. Sometimes we know too much! Of course I am sending prayers! Praying that it is benign and non-serious as possible, and that whatever treatment/intervention she needs to have -- now or in the future -- is as easy for her as possible. How I wish you (all) weren't having to go through this! Sending love and best wishes 24-7....

Tara

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Sending good vibes and prayers your way. My prayers and wishes that it's benign and all will be well with her.

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Sorry that you have to be going through that worry now, I know for myself how I feel when is something about my children or grandchildren, but reading what you mention about the symtoms of swelling and pain that the Dr. told you and that your daughter doesn't have,I am pretty confident that is nothing real serious,my 8 years old grandson has a little bump in one arm and MRI was taken to discard anything bad, and everything was fine Dr. told my daughter that if it didin't grow to leave like that,so please try your best to stay positive,and of course I will be praying for your daughter.

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I'll be praying that she's ok.Good luck.

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Prayers from me right now
Chip

Brenda3.16
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I'm sorry Lisa. It is so hard when anything happens to our kids. I will be praying that she is fine.
Brenda

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Lisa,

I'm praying already! I'm sure you can barely breathe with the worry, but I believe it will be okay.

*hugs*
Gail

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So Sorry Lisa,

We will continue to lift you all in prayer. It's so hard when it's about our kids. Blessings to you all.

Big Hugs and Prayers,
Debbie

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Praying right now that He gives you (and your whole family) that peace that passes understanding, and that he guides you and your daughter's Doctors through every step of the way.
April

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Lisa,

Keeping your daughter and the rest of your family in my prayers.

Amy

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Lisa,
I will keep your precious Allison and your whole family in my prayers. I know how hard it is when our kids go through stuff. Praying that you get some peace.

Aloha,
Kathleen

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Anything I can do, just shout!

Hugs, Kathi

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Prayers being said right now. Sure all will be fine. Keep us posted.

Kim

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You and your family are in my prayers as always.

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My thoughts and Prayers are with you. Praying it is benign as I am sure everyone is. Tuesday will be here before you know it and you will be able to relax. Keep us updated on things and again my thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Margaret

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Allison saw the orthopedic specialist today about the bump on her leg... good news!
He says she has an osteochondroma, which is a benign overgrowth of bone right at growth plate at the end of the fibula bone (which is the smaller leg bone in the calf, on the outside of the knee down to the ankle). He said hers is small enough that we don't need to do anything right now & he wants to check her again in six months. I asked how could he be sure it's benign & didn't we need to do an MRI or take a biopsy to be sure. He said, no, he's positive of what it is, due to its shape and appearance.
He added that it may start to bother her at some point, then they would need to remove it. I had feared the surgery for it would be a big deal, but he said since it's not part of the fibula bone, just an outgrowth, they'd just open the skin and saw the bony growth off. Thank you to all who commented and prayed. Such a relief!!!!!

Lisa

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What a sigh of relief! I'm so glad to hear the good news.

Sending a big hug to you and your family!

Alice

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My daughter has an overgrowth on the outside of her right knee shaped sorta' like a "J". We became aware of it when she was 5 yrs old. Other than it hurting some when she runs or over exerts it has been fine. She is 22 now.

Glad all is well w/your daughter. Take Care Lisa.

-Pat

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Thanks for the update!!!!

Hugs, Kathi

AnneCan
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I am so happy for the good news for your daughter! Thanks for letting us know. I bet you are breathing a sigh of relief!

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That is wonderful news. Ok a big sigh :)

Kim

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Now you can breathe easier and get back to concentrating on your healing! I know you are relieved to know your daughter won't be going through that major surgery, at least for now! Prayer works!
mary

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That's a relief.

Brooks

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Good news, I bet you are really relieved. My daughter has some wierd bony thing by her knee. Sometimes bothers her a bit like coming down after serving in volleyball. Other than that she really doesn't complain about it. She has had it for years, I think junior high time and she is 31 now. She lives in downtown Chicago so she walks and bikes a lot and very active in sports and exercise. Get it checked from time to time but unless it causes problems think about just leaving it alone.

Take care - Tina

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Whew! Great news! Just what you needed, right? I'm so glad everything is going to be fine.

*hugs*
Gail

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Lisa,
Awesome news! (But orthopedic surgery gives me the heebe geebies! When I was in school I fainted in the OR during a hip replacement surgery, it is funny now lol)

Take care
Jan

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That's wonderful news. Thank God. Now you can breathe again. Take care and God Bless. Margaret

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I am very glad to hear that everything turned out okay. When it comes to our kids, things sure do drive us crazy and are worrisom, but great to hear she is fine and now you can breathe some.

*HUGS*
Beth

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I'm glad to hear this is one thing you don't need to worry about for now. Whew!

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Lisa,
Great news about your beautiful Allison! Amen!!!

Aloha,
Kathleen

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Lisa
That is great news!!! You did not need something else to worry about. Glad all turned out ok.
Amy

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Good news to start the day with. Happy for you and your family, Lisa......steve

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Good to hear and glad you've got an action plan:)
Have yourselves a great w/end.

-Craig

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Lisa,

I'm so happy to hear this news. I know what a relief it must be for you.

Jamie

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I am so very happy for you and the rest of your family.

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