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janderson1964
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Well tomorrow is the big day for me to have my ribs resected. i hope this surgery will put me in a good place. At least for a while. I am not sure what time the surgery is yet. I might not know until tonight. I ask that you all keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

sflgirl
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Best wishes for tomorrow, you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Andrea

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NewHere
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You are in my thoughts and prayers.   The good place it right around the corner.

jen2012
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Prayers and thoughts coming your way Jeff.  I hope this gives you a long break from this cancer crap!  

I can't remember do you still work?  Has your company been flexible with time that you need?

janderson1964
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I still work full time. My company has been great. Flexible for ten years now and great insurance.

jen2012
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That's awesome!

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LivinginNH
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Good luck Jeff, you'll be in my thoughts tomorrow.

Hugs (())

Cyn

janderson1964
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Thanks Cyn. This one is for our lion. You know what I mean.

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I'll be thinking positive thoughts for you! Ugh, surgery. I hope it's not too bad and you're up and around as soon as possible.

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Lovekitties
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Prayers and all good thoughts that the surgery will bring you relief and positive results for better days.

Hugs,

Marie who loves kitties

Cathleen Mary
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Jeff, 

Prayers and every good wish that all goes well tomorrow. We have your back.

CM

janderson1964
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Thanks. I just found out the actual surgery is scheduled for 7:30am tomorrow.

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I guess if I were to think about some of your posts, I could work it out. 

If you let me know which time zone, I'll be praying, and sending good vibes and thinking of you constantly from 7:30 for a good few hours. 

Cyber hugs!

Sue - Trubrit

janderson1964
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Eastern time zone. I live in Virginia.

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I may possible be awake at 4:30 am. I get up at five. I will go to bed thinking of you, and wake up thinking of you, that should cover all bases. 

Be strong, and know we are all with you in spirit. 

We will look forward to hearing from you, when you are feeling well enough to post a report. 

Sue - Trubrit

janderson1964
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I know you are with me in spirit. The irony is 4:30 etc is when I am leaving for the  hospital. 

UncleBuddy
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I'll be thinking of you. Prayers are coming your way.

Lin

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Best luck with your surgery! I will pray hard for you.

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ahhhhh ....here is a hand.....hold on dear boy.....just hold on......we have been through lots....

I send you best love.....mags

janderson1964
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I am holding on Mags.

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tight......got your hand really really tightly......m

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I really hope everything went well.

janderson1964
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Been out of surgery for 3 hours. Everything went GREAT! !!!!

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You are a trouper, Jeff. I was still groggy at three hours. 

I am so happy to hear that everything went great. Now, don't over-do it. Get the rest you need and get yourself out of the hospital. 

So good to hear from you so soon. 

Sue - Trubrit

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Great to see you posting so quickly and that everything went great.  Just love reading this.  Now get some rest Laughing

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JanJan63
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Good for you! Glad it's over.

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Good stuff there Jeff......you are a major player.......sleep tight.......mags

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annalexandria
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Looking forward to the full report when you feel up to it!

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Annabelle41415
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I'm sure you are over this surgery and sorry for posting late but you are in my prayers for a successful outcome.  You have been through so much and I'm hoping this is a positive direction.

Kim

NEDbound
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Hello! New to this board.  So glad surgery went well.  Your courage is an inspiration to me!

janderson1964
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I like your username. You should know that I have survived ten years  since a stage IV diagnosis.

Cathleen Mary
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Jeff, so glad you are doing so well. Go gently! You're amazing.

CM

janderson1964
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I walked 7 laps around the hospital  floor  yesterday and walked 27 laps today which equates to one mille. I don't know if I mentioned this since I am do doped up but they took two entire ribs out of me.

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Shall we start to call you Eve? 

You are doing so well and that makes me so happy. 

Keep it up. 

Sue - Trubrit

janderson1964
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I heard the Adam and Eve reference a couple of times now.

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haha......my gut tells me to tell you to slow down .....go slowly....BUT

I know you want to be up and walking and to tell truth I get it......dragging that IV pole round round and round....that's what I remember.....prolly have more advanced IV delivery now

you are doing soooo well.......sending a hug

mags

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Mags I did 42 laps today. Nearly 1 1/2 miles. I just have to get my bowels to start producing and maybe I will get released tomorrow. 

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Laughingoh good luck with getting out Jeff.....keep truckin...mags

janderson1964
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Well, they took all the drains, catheters, etc out of me and are sending me home.

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wonderful news! Wishing you a fast recovery and healthy/NED outlook!!!

janderson1964
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Good to hear from you Phil. How are you doing. You have been in my thoughts lately.

NEDbound
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So glad you are out of the hospital!  I'm so impressed by your aggressive recovery!  And so happy to hear you are doing so well!

I try to be the same way.  Worked yesterday and the day before, one week after my laparotomy for the partial colectomy.  We gotta get up, get moving, and live our lives! Working makes me feel "normal."

DaveHereInFlorida
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Enjoy the Propofol  athesia they give you.  That stuff is wonderful. Never slept so deep. Almost like your brain waves stop .  No wonder Micheal Jackson loved the stuff.  If i could get it, id be a Propofol Junkie.   Let us know how the surgery went.  Praying for you.  Dave.

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Congratulations on the successful surgery, Jeff.   Giving cancer and Dr No the finger.  

janderson1964
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Well it has been just about 2 weeks now. I went back to work yesterday for 5 hours. So far I have made it 6 hours today. I am going to try to make a full 8 hour day. Also cutting back on the pain meds as much as I can tolerate. I walk and or try to ride the stationary bike every day. I saw my surgeon Tuesday and he said again that he got good margains and was pleased with the way I am healing as he always is from my past liver surgeries. I hope to get on my Harley in another week or two. I see my oncologist on 10/5 to discuss doing some systemic chemo. Most likely Irinotecan ughhh and Cryamza which is an angiogenesis drug similar to Avastin origonally approved for pancreatic cancer and recently approved for MCRC. It has been a loooong 3 months doing 4 rounds of SBRT then 2 ablations followed by 6 days in the hospital for lung infection and finally surgery so it will be tough to motivate myself to doing chemo again.

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Good and dash it all news. I'm sorry, though not surprised about the chemo. I know you are more than aware what to expect, and it is disheartening. I hope you are able to handle it all well, and that the side effects aren't too rough on you. 

Don't push yourself too hard, but it is good to hear that you are working, and biking albeit stationary. Here's to next week, hoping that you and Harley are out and about. 

Sue - Trubrit

sflgirl
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Hi Jeff,

I'm wondering if you have kept a port during all this time Since you may be starting systemic chemo again.  And how that makes you feel if the answer is yes.

i am finishing my 12th Round on Stage 4 liver mets.  First series of chemo.  I want to get the port out but don't want to make a dumb non-realistic decision.  Just wondered what a long term survivor thinks.

thanks, 

Andrea

janderson1964
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I have had 2 PICC lines and 2 ports over the years. I currently don't have either. I had them removed as soon as I was done with treatmnet. Two reasons for this are I hate having that reminder in my body and I have had a couple of DVTS  (blood clots) around the the catheter where it enters the vein.

jri_in_wnc
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Hoping for minimal pain, no complications and quick recovery.

 

Jen

Just realized your surgery has already happened. Hope all is going well.

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Easyflip
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know super models take out ribs to look skinnier. New career? Best wishes man!

Easyflip/Richard

janderson1964
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I read that on line when I was researching rib surgery.

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