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danbren2
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Hi Everyone,

      I had scans on March 27 and CT scan for neck, lungs, and pelvic came back with no change and everything was great. But MRI for the brain, not so good, I have another tumor, so back to surgery I go.  I will let everyone know when I get my surgery date, should be within the next 2 weeks.  Things are not to bad, I have asked Doc to pull skin a little extra tight so I might be able to incorporate having a brain tumor removed and a face lift all for the price of one!!

                                               Prayers for good health!

                                                Brenda

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Allochka
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Very sorry to hear about it... But with your attitude and humor you'll definitely be all right! Do I understand correctly that they cut it out and you are NED again?

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danbren2
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This is my second brain tumor, I had a tumor in the brain taken out in November of 2013 and I have been NED every since.  This surgery will be a little more involved, this tumor has actually burrowed down in my brain, so the receovery will not be a fast as the last one.  And my husbnd has asked for some changes be made to my brain while the Dotor is in there!  I just know everything will be fine, and thank you for taking this trip with me!

     Love to you all!

     Brenda

Srashedb
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I hate this damned disease more each day; am so sorry that you need to go through this again but wish you the very best.

And, it is good that there are no other areas so you can focus on the brain issue.

Sarah

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Very sorry to hear the news.  But you have a terrific perspective and sense of humor.  Laughter can be the best medicine.  Keep smiling and laughing in the face of cancer.

aamdsi
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But do love your sense of humor.

Let us know

Hugs to you

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OH dear, so sorry to hear!

Sometimes humor is the only way to cope..and you're the best!

Still, I know this is not easy or pleasant so thanks for sharing.

We'll be here for you, and walk along side you if you like.

Gentle, Hugs,

Jan

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So sorry to hear that, Brenda, but ITA with everyone; your wonderful sense of humor will definitely help you through this. Wishing you the very best.

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Oh Brenda, I am so sorry to hear that a tumor has appeared again. You have had your share of battles and have been such a champ through it all - and continue to be!

We will be there with you along the way. Please keep us posted on the surgery date and on how you are doing.

Keep smiling, darling girl.

Hugs

Jojo

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foxhd
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Sh!t, sh!t, and more sh!t, huh Brenda? I wish you and everyone else didn't have to go through this. One thing I am sure of is your toughness. I hope as they keep making space in your cranium, you don't hear echoes. You know I am pulling for you. Love ya' Fox.

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You have to go through this again.  Praying for you and hope doc gets it all out to never return again.  THis disease is so horrible and that is why we all get anxiety when scan time comes up.  You are in my thoughts.

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Keep us updated, we are all in your corner. 

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May you have this removed and come out NED again!

Best wishes to you. You're so funny. Keep laughing. It helps!

Hugs,

Todd

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brenda, I know you will do well.  wondering why they don't do radiation, was that ever possible?  all the best to you! xxoo

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danbren2
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Angec,

     After the surgery I will have treatments of cyber knife radiations.  This was how the last brain tumor was treated.  They still feel that surgery with a follow up of the cyber knife is a good prescription for me.  This brain tumor is in the right frontal lobe, and the last one was more towards the back and I had right side body numbness.  The only symptom I had with this was minor headaches right across my forehead and they were constance!

     This time my husband is requesting some changes while I am going to be opened up!  Silly man, but I do love him so!

I am alive
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Brenda, 

I am sorry they need to tinker yet again in your brain, but I love your spirit! Back at cha, beeatch! (That's you talking to the tumor.) 

I know you will be fine, too. Isn't it wonderful when you get these gut feelings? 

Chest out, chin up!

 

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I wish I could have your spirit,I admire you.You will go trough this,I am sure.

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Brenda,

Sending you positive thoughts. Know that when you wake up from surgery, your husband will be holding one hand and we'll be holding the other. . .

Timbomba
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Hi Brenda,

I am new to this site with impending battles to come. Your strength is an inspiration.....I'm hoping and praying for you

Tim

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I'm so sorry you have to go through this again.  It sounds like you and your hubby have a great relationship; humor is key to living happily with another person especially in the face of illness.  My hubby and I have faced Diffused Systemic Scleroderma and cancer.  DSS was supposed to have killed him 8 years ago, but he's still here givin' me grief every day and celebrating my recent NED ct results for RCC.  Now that I think of it why didn't I ask for liposuction while they were taking' my kidney out?  Here's to you for your great attitude and humor in the face of such a sucky situation!

 

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danbren2
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It is posts like yours that keep us all going!  NEDs are the greatest posts on this site, keep it up and wishing and praying for your continued success in fighting this awful disease!

                                                Love and prayers for good health for us all!

                                                 Brenda

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cancerat46
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You will see NED again in your very near future.....April 16th,day after tax day, best day of the year!

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RMolinaro414
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Brenda. I love your outlook on things. Your positive spirt is inspiring. Good luck to you!

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danbren2
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My surgery has been set up in Georgetown on April 16 at 7:30 am.  Surgery should take about 3 - 4 hours (did not think my brain was that big!!)  Dr. says ICU maybe 2 or 3 days in hospital about another 2 days, then home and back in 12 days to have head unscrewed and start cyber knife radiations! Then on the summer for some well earned fun on the houseboat!

Thanks for helping me through, I really could not do this without you guys!  I will post as soon as I can after surgery!

Fox and Djinnie, I feel as if we have come through so much together and it was nice to see that you both posted, sending love, prayers, and good karma to you both!

                                     Love and prayers for good health for us all!!

                                     Brenda

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Allochka
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Glad that your surgery will be very soon! 16APR is almost tomorrow, and  you'll be NED again.

Wil keep fingers crossed for you!

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foroughsh
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you're a tough lady, i'm sure you'll beat it once more, wishing you successful surgery and speedy uneventful recovery

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brea588
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HI I am praying all goes well with the surgery.  You are a very sweet encouraging person. Let us know as soon as you can after the surgery.  Prayers

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Hi Brenda,

You have been in my thoughts and prayers and wondering how your recent surgery went.  I admire your spirit and outlook after all that you have been through in the

 past couple of years.  When you feel up to it please let us know how you are doing.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery,

Diane

 

 

 

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Brenda,

Thank you for posting your surgery date. You know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you during your surgery and healing time.

All the best for a uneventful but very successful surgery!

Big hugs

Jojo

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Brenda, thanks for that update. Again admire your attitude greatly.

Just know it is okay to feel whatever you need to feel ok hon?

We'll be waiting to hear from you. How sweet to think of US and

let us know.

I will pray not only for YOU, but for your surgeon as well.

Sending you caring thoughts of hope and healing.

Warmly, Jan

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Hope all went well with surgery

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Thinking of you and waiting for your return to this site

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