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menright
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Going under the knife tomorrow morning in NYC. Wish me luck, I should be done by noon.

Mike

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Buzzard
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Just hang onto the rope buddy, you'll be fine, you know you will. I wanna know all about it when you get rested up...just in case my backup plan needs to come into play....RFA (if needed) is my next choice is I have to make one..........I wanna know all I can about this...see you tomorrow night buddy..........love to ya...buzz

AnneCan
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It's nice you are getting it over with early in the day.

taraHK
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Sending loving thoughts and all best wishes your way

Tara

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idlehunters
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Sending good vibes your way!

Jennie

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SisterSledge
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Wondering if you're being prepped for treatment as I type this...sending good vibes your way for best results this morning :)
Janine

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Lori-S
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I will be thinking of you all day and hoping for the very very best.

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Sundanceh
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Best wishes with the procedure...I'll be curious how the RFA to lung differes from the RFA to the liver. Looking forward to hearing back from you with an "all is well."

-Craig

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No luck needed, Mike! You are going to do fine and when you come out you are going to be blown away with how easy the ordeal is! I know, I know... everyone is different and it depends on where in the lung they have to reach... but, I can say with all sincerity, when I had mine done and wasn't sure what to expect... I was in, had it done, spent a bit of time in recovery (I had a General anesthetic because of where they had to reach), had expected to be in the hospital overnight because of the GA, but was wide awake once I came out. So they "observed" me for a couple of hours, and then sent me home that same day. Had it not been for the GA, I would have been sent home about 4 hours earlier :)

When I did get home... I had no problem taking the dog out for a walk. Appetite was fine. No pain, no discomfort... nothing. I just wasn't allowed to drive myself for 24 hours, not because of the RFA, but because of the anesthesia. And now I was down one problematic tumour :)

Let us know how you do when you get home!

Cheryl

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TMac52
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Hey Mike, Putting you in the positive thought and prayer vibes tonight and tomorrow bud.
You'll be fine.
Tom

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soccermom13
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and positive vibes for a quick recovery!
Hugs
Shanna

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Buzzard
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you feel like it....Take it easy buddy , we'll be right here waiting on ya.........Love to ya ...buzz

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Hi Mike,

I missed this post yesterday, so I guess you already had the procedure done today. Wishing you a good and speedy recovery.

Take care-
Lisa

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Love2Cats
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Hope everything went well for you.

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tootsie1
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Mike,

I've been praying and can't wait to hear how things went.

*hugs*
Gail

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menright
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Thanks to all for your thoughts and prayers. The procedure went well so I am told. It turned out they used Microwave frequency instead of Radio Frequency. Does this make it a "MFA"?

I was sent home the same day which was a very good indicator. The only hitch is I cannot fly for a few days. I have a flight on March 23rd to San Diego where I will begin my new career and life on the beach. Wish me well, I need to get flight clearance.

All in all the RFA (MFA) procedure was minimally invasive and relatively easy. I would generally say that if it is an option for you "go for it". It gets rid of the beast quickly.

Mike

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pepebcn
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Good luck my friend , I pray for that!

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lisa42
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HI Mike,

Glad to hear it went well! Was it on a lung nodule that you had the RFA (MFA) done? I think so, but forgot for sure. It seems to me that RFA is more of an east coast thing & that they don't do it as often here. I know awhile back when I was talking to the onc and surgeon at UCSD, they acted like they don't do RFA much anymore & said that surgery or cyberknife would be more recommended. Unfortunately, I wasn't a candidate for any of those, so I really didn't pursue it or ask any more questions. I still don't really know why or if that's even what all oncs around here think. It may be more of an individual case by case thing.

Anyhow, glad you've done it and it's behind you and excited for you for your move and new life here in San Diego!

Take care,
Lisa

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Mike just got to this great and wonderful news. So happy for you. Think beach, many blessings for you. You deserve it. Hugs, Joyce

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Mike just got to this great and wonderful news. So happy for you. Think beach, many blessings for you. You deserve it. Hugs, Joyce

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tootsie1
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Excellent, Mike!!!

I'm so glad it went well! I'll be praying that you get your flight clearance pronto!

*hugs*
Gail

sasjourney
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Mike,

Great to hear that it went well. We look forward to having you in our neck of the woods. I'm in southern Orange County about an hour from San Diego. Take care and rest up.

Hugs,
Sara

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Mike sorry I was out for chemo yesterday, just got to the board. All my best wishes, thinking of you and you are in my prayers. Warm regards, Joyce

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Good for you buddy.......I wished I would have tried to push for RFA but I am going to if anything ever arises again........hopefully not....I am certainly glad to see you back in action....and quick too.....are you done, no post op chemo or notta ??? hope not...should mean all is well again..........Love to ya bud.........buzz

Wenchie
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Ahhh, let me know the outcome, what area they're attacking, how many...I'd LOVE to have this done but they keep telling me no, no, no. You're in my thoughts!

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