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Surgery Thursday - UPDATE April 25th

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Trubrit
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My surgical oncologist doesn't want to resect the liver, so he is doing a Microwave Thermal Laparoscopic Ablation. He will also remove my appendix if there is not too much scar tissues and adhesions. My appendix has been enlarged for a while. 

We are just going to stay up in the big city until the surgery is over. If all goes well, I should be allowed home the same day. 

Anyone here had an ablation, advice would be appreciated. 

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I do not have any experience with this process, but I will be thinking of you.  I am sure alot of people will post with guidance.

Please let us all know how you do.  I am sorry you have to go through this.

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I know some others will chime in here with first hand info. I can tell you that JBG has had both a resection & an ablation. The ablation was much easier all around, maybe the easiest of her many procedures. She is not yet up to par & was to be measured for a wound vac today. Not too familiar with those, although many here have had them.

Will be thinking of you & your ablation tomorrow & hoping all goes well.

Luv,

Wolfen

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I've had lots of surgeries but not this one. I wish I could help with advice, but instead I'm going to keep you in my thoughts all day Thursday, pray, and wish you a speedy recovery. I have had my appendix out. Compared to major abdominal surgery (for me) it wasn't so terrible.

Best wishes, Carrie

You're really brave

janderson1964
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The surgery will go well. You will do fine. You are a real fighter with a great attitude which helps a lot.

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Just wanted to wish you luck and remind you to take 800mg Cimetidine a day before and 2 weeks after surgery. You can still pick it up at any drug store. Many articles say it may block the spread of cancer during surgery. 

Abxiously waiting for some good news,

Laz

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Hi Sue,

Good luck with the surgery tomorrow, I'm sure you'll be up and about in no time.  :)

All my best,

Cynthia

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Hi Trubrit,

You will do fine.  The big city is not all that bad, is it?  

You seem interested in getting home as soon as possible.  

Hopefully you will be home by Friday evening and doing fabulous.

Art

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I'll be thinking about you tomorrow.  I've heard what Laz has heard about avoiding the spread by taking the drug he mentioned so ask your doc about it.

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You will be in our thoughts and prayers.  Please let everyone know how the surgery goes.   Keep up the good fight!

 

 

Best Always,  mike

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Sorry I have no advice here.  I did have my appendix out but it was during my liver resection.  I hope all goes well for you.  I am certain it will.

lisa

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Wishing you the best outcome for tomorrow and hope you have a speedy recovery.  Please let us know how you are doing.

Kim

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Hope you get the best outcome possible...Ron.

UncleBuddy
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quick recovery! I will be thinking of you.

Lin

jen2012
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Good luck! 

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good luck tomorrow, everything will go ok

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herdizziness
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about a ablation, but wishing you a speedy surgery that removes that nasty cancerous tumor, never to see another one again!!!!!!!

will be thinking of you.

Winter Marie

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Good luck! Sending positive thoughts your way !

 

KarinCool

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Good luck!  I am sure you will do fine!  My husband had two liver tumors microwave ablated in October, went home the next day.  Will be thinking of you this morning.

Bill

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As we are in the same time zone (I think), you must getting really close to starting.  So...universe, please give our Trubrit great results today and an easy recovery.

Lots o' love from me to you~AA

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I'm laying on the hospital gurney, all gowned up, and my surgeon is fighting with some idiot in an insurance office who is trying to tell him that I need a resection. 

How dare they! How dare they try to control my health. How dare they tell the surgeon what he should be doing. I am so very angry. I don't need to be angry. I'm trying not to be angry. 

 

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Hope this has been resolved

Chelsea71
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It seems so wrong that this is an issue for you on the day of your surgery.  I hope it all works out.

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Trubrit
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Here I am post op. Yes, after all the fighting with BCBS insurance, my surgery got cleared. 

All went well. The tumour was larger than what showed on the PET. Did it grow so quickly? 

Doc was able to remove my appendix too. 

So, I'm home and feeling rather sore and delicate. I will get another CT scan in four weeks, to see if the cancer is gone. 

Thank you all, for your prayer and kind words. They kept my spirits up for sure. 

UncleBuddy
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You look great! I'm hoping that your scan comes back clear. Get better quickly!

Lin

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You look beautiful!   I love the thumbs up for the camera and your pretty smile.   Take it easy and recover quickly!

lisa

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So glad to hear you are done with the surgery and all the insurance drama.

Now heal!!! 

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Apparently surgery agrees with you! Foot in Mouth

So glad to hear things went as planned, and the insurance company did the right thing.  Surgery for the CURE.

xxoo

AA

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I was still coming around in that picture, so couldn't feel the pain. Today is a different matter. I hurt pretty bad. 

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Unless it is your personal preference to not take pain meds, tell the nurse to contact the doctor for something to help you with the pain.  You will not lose needed healing energy with those pain grimaces..and you will rest better.

Prayers and hopes that you heal quickly and all is well on the next scan.

Hugs,

Marie who loves kitties

 

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Hooley
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Great all went well.  Ur looking good.  Keep hanging in there.  Remember your always in HIS hands!

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lp1964
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...a quick recovery and resolution to all other issues.

Laz

Cathleen Mary
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You look amazing !!! Good for you. I hope the pain gets under control quickly. So happy this piece is over. Be gentle with yourself.

CM

Chelsea71
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You look great.  Wishing you a very speedy recovery.

 

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sdp
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You look fine and hope that u recover well and fast 

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You look amazing! Good vibes coming at you...I'll even do a dorky happy dance for you; pretty soon you can do one yourself.Laughing

Carrie

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I'm glad that it was finally done.  Hope your recovery is speedy and you are up and around shortly.

Kim

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to hear all went well Trubit. 

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I hope the pain is under control.  So glad you doc was able to settle it with the insurance company.  I'm with you, how dare they try to tell the doc what you need.  Prayers for a speedy recovering and good scan in a few weeks.

 

Aloha,

Kathleen

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