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Brenda Bricco
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We are home from my husband's Thera Spere Therapy. I had the heck scared out of me when they paged me to the entrance of the intervention radiology and began to explain that there was a complication during the procedure. The doctor told me that within seconds of inserting the speres into the tumor his heart rate went to 180 beats per minute, they gave him medication three times before it returned to normal. They wanted to keep him over night for observation and if things stayed quiet he could go home. Things stayed quiet and he passed all of the cardiologists tests and was able to come home. The strange thing is that he had a similiar episode soon after his liver resection two years ago.

The good news is that if happened after the beads were already placed in the tumor because if it had happened sooner they would have stopped the procedure. They scanned the following morning... the doc said that the placement was perfect and the tumor lit up like a light bulb on the scan. The tumor they treated is the only one that couldn't be cut out during resection (was rfa'd).

I want to be sure to give credit to my LORD for everything working out with this procedure and carrying me through this heart breaking time in our lives. Feb 1st was three years since diagnoses... it's been a rough three years with moments of hopless feelings and moments of tremendous hope. I prefer the ones filled with hope of course.

GOD's blessings to everyone.


lp1964's picture
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As hard and scarry that it was, I'm glad the placement was successful and I hope it will work great. Cancer manipulates your body so many ways. When I was diagnosed I had all kinds of unusual heart irregularities that later disappeared. The mental toll of cancer is very serious. 

I wish you guys great success and let us know how it's going.


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I know that feeling, it's not fun.  I'm glad they were able to proceed successfully!  It sure is a roller coaster, just when you think you're over one thing, something else happens.  Now he can recover and you can get some rest.  Thanks for sharing the good news.


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I am glad they were able to get the spheres in him.

It's nice to see you posting here more again

Lovekitties's picture
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Glad that the rapid heartbeat is resolved and he is home.

Prayers for good results from treatments.

Marie who loves kitties

annalexandria's picture
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Joined: Oct 2011

I've heard some good things about the therasphere tx, and am very glad to hear that it looks to be working for your husband.  

Give him some hugs from all of us~AA

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you all did get a scare but im glad things haved calmed down.just want to let you know im glad your back on the board and our Lord is what keeps me going also...Godbless...johnnybegood

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Thanks for the update Brenda.  Hope he feels well and glad he was able to get the treatment.

myd's picture
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Joined: Apr 2013

I hope that God continues to provide you and your husband strength.  It is excellent that the doctors were able to perform the procedure.  I truly hope it provides you more of what we seek, time.  Keep being strong.


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