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herdizziness
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Just wanted to wish you good luck, health and speedy recovery on your upcoming liver surgery!

Winter Marie

jen2012
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Hoping for successful surgery for you Ren!

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lilacbrroller
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good luck, Ren!

 

- Karin

Chelsea71
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I am very excited for you, Ren.  I am so pleased you found good surgeon willing to take a risk.  You have fought unbelievably hard.  Best of luck to you.  Hope it all goes smoothly.  Please give us an update once you're feeling up to it.

 

Chelsea

 

manwithnoname
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"Arginine can improve the immune function in patients with colorectal cancer after operation and enhance PN effect."


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12297482

 

"Dietary supplementation with L-arginine significantly alter the spectrum of TILs in human colorectal cancers in vivo. These findings have important implications for new strategies in anticancer treatment"

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9052446

LindaK.
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Do you know where L-arginine is available?  Only through an oncologist?  anywhere in the US?  Thanks for any more info

Linda

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saussureainvolucrata
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I am also wishing for a cheerful update following your surgery Renw! 

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annalexandria
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good luck!

AA

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emma_s
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Keeping my fingers crossed and sending positive thoughts for successful surgery, Ren

hippiechicks
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Best wishes to you for successful surgery!

Will be thinking of you and sending postive energy your way. 

Cool

janderson1964
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Good luck Ren. We are ALL pulling for you.

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traci43
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Ren - Since you had such a strong reaction to regornifab (sp?) I was wondering if you are up to surgery.  I certainly hope so and that it goes well!  Keep us posted, Traci

FightingSpirit
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Just read Ren's blog and am posting some much needed support.  I do not have crc, but have followed Ren's journey.

http://www.mcrc4.com/?p=4798

 

Hang in there.  I'll be thinking of you and praying that all goes well on Tuesday.

 

 

jen2012
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Thanks for letting us know.

Ren - I know you aren't the needy type :)....but my thoughts and prayers are with you.  Really looking forward to a good report from you soon!  Please update us when you can.

Chelsea71
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I am thinking of you too, Ren. Your last blog entry left me feeling worried. Actually, all your entries cause me to worry. You have the worse luck.... Looking forward to an update.

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renw
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Thx for all the support. I have not been online very much, as it now takes a lot effort to do so. The damn ascites are getting worse and will try to have another go at getting them drained on Monday. I'll try and keep the blog updated. Surgery is still on for Wednesday, but will know for sure Tuesday after all the pre surgery tests are done. Somewhat nervous as both the ascities and anemia are getting worse based on yesterday's blood work.

janderson1964
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Please keep us posted if you are able. We are all concerned and care about you.

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traci43
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It would me great if you could catch a break and get the surgery you need. I hope it all works out.  Keep us posted.  Traci

Gavin63
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Hi Ren,

Good luck to you on your surgery. Adding you in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

Gavin

 

 

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Annabelle41415
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Wishing you the best on your surgery and thinking and praying for a successful outcome. 

Kim

smokeyjoe
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Oh Ren I was reading your blog,  you've been through so much recently.   

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Sundanceh
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It can be hard to post when you're feeling poorly. 

Sending best wishes to you....

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renw
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Went to the hospital today as things are getting worse. The ascites are making my life mizerable, but They would not drain the fluid buildup as there is no point I was told. In my current state it would be back within 24 hours and do more harm than good, so I have to live with it for a few more days. Been sleeping sitting up for the past week anyway, so I guess I can handle a few more days. The op, will proceed, as the surgeon, like me, realizes that I am out of options anyway, so nothing to lose.

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LivinginNH
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Hey Ren,

I'm so sorry to hear about the ascites. I know from watching Rick suffer with them how painful and uncomfortable they are, so hopefully the operation can help. 

Take care,

Cyn

Vancouver
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Ren,

I am so relieved to hear that your surgery will proceed as scheduled.  Sorry you are in such discomfort now, but hopefully things will resolve after the operation.  Wishing you and your family all the best in the coming days.

CT

 

Chelsea71
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I am pleased to know the surgery is still on.  Will be thinking about you and your family and sending positive vibes from Canada.  Good luck.  You've fought one hell of a fight.  It would be great to see things finally turn around for you.

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traci43
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Wish you weren't so uncomfortable with the ascites.  I had quite a bit before my first surgery, it even infiltrated my pleural cavity.  They drained the pleural cavity in the morning before surgery and the abdomen during surgery--they removed over 6 liters!  I felt so much better.  May you feel better soon!  Good luck with the surgery, hope it's a huge success and you recover quickly.  Traci

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traci43
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duplicate post, sorry

jen2012
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We are all pulling for you Ren....so sorry you've had so much pain.

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tachilders
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They should be able to put in a catheter so that you can drain yourself daily if needed. FYI there are people locally that go in 3x weekly and have 7 or more liters drained every time. There is no reason they can't drain the fluid you currently have on as at least that will be that much less you have the next day. 

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Hey, Ren. Speedy recovery. I check your blog from time to time, and it would seem from the recent pic that you are under the knife, or were yesterday?

a) I hope that isn't a picture of your liver, and b) I hope it isn't a selfie!!!  Cool

 

speedy recovery and get well soon!

 

- Karin

p.s. Hi, Tedd!

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renw
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Seems I just can't get a break. They opened me up, found 10 micro mets in the peritoneum and thus did not proceed further.

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herdizziness
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I'm so very sorry.

Winter Marie

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Trubrit
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I hear they call that a peek and shriek surgery and I can see why. 

Are you in England, ren? The background of your avatar smacks of English foliage. 

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saussureainvolucrata
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I want to shout. I am with you in spirit Renw. Hang in there buddy. You're one of the toughest, bravest, badest badasses I've met in my life.

hippiechicks
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Was so wishing to hear something different!  I echo the future posts and hoping they at least were able to make things more comfortable for you.  Were they able to place drains in for you at least? 

Sending strength to you!

janderson1964
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I am so sorry. My heart is broken.

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LivinginNH
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Oh just DANG!  I hope that they were at least able to remove some of your discomfort from the ascites. I'm so very sorry....  :(

jen2012
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So sorry Ren...this sucks.

Chelsea71
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I am so terribly sorry.  What a disappointment.

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Lovekitties
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I am so very sorry to hear this news.

I will never understand why, if we as the patient, say do the surgery..I accept the risks, that the surgeons just don't proceed.

I understand that there is often a balance to help the patient maintain enough health to endure more treatments, but in some cases it just doesn't make sense...kinda like Winter Marie having to force her recent surgery. 

My thoughts are with you as you work to find the next step.

Marie who loves kitties

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traci43
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Ren - That just sucks, pure and simple.  I was so hoping that we would hear something different!  Why not take care of the liver and try something else for the peritoneum?  Traci

sky123
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Ren, I have been waiting on pins and needles for a report. I am so sorry they couldn't continue. I hope they did at least drain the as cites and you have some comfort.

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johnnybegood
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sorry for the latest news,seems like cancer just wont let go of its grip for some of us,hang tough...Godbless...johnnybegood

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emma_s
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Everybody wished to hear that miracle happened... please hang tough

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