Major turn of events Update, detour in the road

janderson1964
janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215
edited February 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1

Many of you have been following my post for the past couple of weeks with all of the drama and let downs. Well I am here to tell you it has been the ultimate roller coaster ride. I went from thinking I had kdney stones to having 3 mets and thing they could be surgically removed to a follow up MRI which revealed a fourth met and not being operable. We I woud not take no for an answer. I found some medical literature on the benefits of liver and lung surgery. Sent it to surgeon and hesaid to see what my oncologist had to say. My oncologist was on board with surgery and MAYBE chemo after. I told my surgeon and he said he already met with the head thoracic surgeon and I am scheduled for surgery next Friday.

Winter Marie, I turned that no into a yes from the same surgeon.

I know not everyone is religious here but I asked that you all pray or hope that they only find the four spots that were on the MRI and complete the surgery.

Update: I met with both the lung and liver surgeon, the head nurse , and head intern all at one time in a small exam room yesterday. They have decided to order a last minute chest ct scan scheduled for tomorrow at 3. I have pre-op the following morning (Thursday) and surgery Friday morning. Now it is all hinging on this scan. which I might not even get the results until I am already at the hospital again Thursday morning for Pre-op.

I am stressed to the max but God will get me through it.

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  • serenity101
    serenity101 Member Posts: 82
    happy

    Very happy you got the answer you wanted, and will pray you get the outcome you are hoping for as well.

  • hippiechicks
    hippiechicks Member Posts: 509
    Fantastic!!  So glad you were

    Fantastic!!  So glad you were heard!!  Smile

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,623 Member
    My prayers are with you

    I am sorry to hear your woes, and please know that I will keep you in my daily prayers. 

    I am so glad that you were able to push your surgeon until you got a yes. 

    Friday 28th is on my calendar. 

  • devotion10
    devotion10 Member Posts: 623
    Your persistence is admirable ...

    now on to that surgery next Friday! I am so glad that you did not have to wait any longer to have a plan of action.  I will be holding you in the light.

    Peace. ~ Cynthia

  • cps
    cps Member Posts: 6
    Power of prayer

    I am not sure there is more power than prayer, we have you covered. Psalm 103 is one of my favorites, especially dealing with this condition. I read it as often as I can.

  • Brenda Bricco
    Brenda Bricco Member Posts: 579
    You've been on my mind lately

    You've been on my mind lately so I have already been praying and I am so thrilled to hear that you have good options. I will continue to pray for you and your wife.

    GOD's blessings

    Brenda

  • Varmint5
    Varmint5 Member Posts: 384
    That's wonderful...

    And for some reason, I just had the belief that this is how it would go. I just thought you would have surgery, even when the surgeon said no. I'm sorry I haven't been on earlier to tell you that I am sorry about your recurrence - I am. But now I am thankful to hear that you are scheduled for surgery. Many prayers and positive thoughts for a good outcome.

    Sandy

  • karguy
    karguy Member Posts: 1,020
    I'm happy

    I'm happy for you.I will keep praying for you.

  • Phil64
    Phil64 Member Posts: 838
    Praise be to God

    Amen Jeff!!  I'll be praying for you!!!

  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Jeff

    Excellent!!! Proud of your persistent in getting what you need!  I'm glad for you!

    Winter Marie

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215

    Jeff

    Excellent!!! Proud of your persistent in getting what you need!  I'm glad for you!

    Winter Marie

    Marie, you know I have always

    Marie, you know I have always admired your stength and persistance so for you to be proud of me is a great compliment. This will be my 5th major surgery but in some ways the sweetest since I had to fight for this one.

  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Dear Jeff

    I am glad that you were able to get the surgeon on-board with what you feel you need.

    It only goes to show that we must be our own advocate and keep looking for the answers.

    Prayers for very successful surgery and speedy recovery.

    Marie who loves kitties

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215

    Dear Jeff

    I am glad that you were able to get the surgeon on-board with what you feel you need.

    It only goes to show that we must be our own advocate and keep looking for the answers.

    Prayers for very successful surgery and speedy recovery.

    Marie who loves kitties

    Thanks Marie. I have always

    Thanks Marie. I have always preached being your own advocate to others

  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576

    Thanks Marie. I have always

    Thanks Marie. I have always preached being your own advocate to others

    good

    oh Jeff.....that is such good news.....I too believe in the power of surgery.....sending love and prayers.....mags

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215
    Varmint5 said:

    That's wonderful...

    And for some reason, I just had the belief that this is how it would go. I just thought you would have surgery, even when the surgeon said no. I'm sorry I haven't been on earlier to tell you that I am sorry about your recurrence - I am. But now I am thankful to hear that you are scheduled for surgery. Many prayers and positive thoughts for a good outcome.

    Sandy

    Thanks Sandy. Its good to

    Thanks Sandy. Its good to hear from you.

  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117
    maglets said:

    good

    oh Jeff.....that is such good news.....I too believe in the power of surgery.....sending love and prayers.....mags

    wow jeff

    this is amazing and yes there is power in prayer.im glad you followed your gut and was able to talk the surgen into what you wanted.it is really hard to find a great and compasionate doc out there...Godbless....johnnybegood

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215

    Your persistence is admirable ...

    now on to that surgery next Friday! I am so glad that you did not have to wait any longer to have a plan of action.  I will be holding you in the light.

    Peace. ~ Cynthia

    Thanks Cynthia. I always

    Thanks Cynthia. I always enjoy seeing your avatar. It so exemplifies your spirit for helping others.

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215

    You've been on my mind lately

    You've been on my mind lately so I have already been praying and I am so thrilled to hear that you have good options. I will continue to pray for you and your wife.

    GOD's blessings

    Brenda

    Thank you Brenda.

    Thank you Brenda.

  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
    You are an inspiration in
    You are an inspiration in this battle. Glad you convinced the doc. Prayers and positive thoughts being sent your way!
  • thxmiker
    thxmiker Member Posts: 1,278
    We are sedning our thoughts

    We are sedning our thoughts and prayers for continued good news and continued healing.

     

    Best Always,  mike

     

    PS  Keep up the good fight!