Update on Recurrence and Boston trip! - 1258440

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cards7up
Update on Recurrence and Boston trip! - 1258440

As you know, I've had a local recurrence after 2.5 years. I had my mediastinoscopy in Boston last Wednesday and there is no lymph node involvement. I've had the brain MRI and all clear there also. So on to surgery. So hoping this will be a VATS and not turn into a thoracotomy. Nothing I can do if it does. I had some pretty severe pain after waking up from the anesthesia and have been told by many that they did not experience that. My blood pressure skyrocketed, no doubt due too the pain. But all was under control before I left the hospital that day. The position they put you in made me feel like I had whiplash. Should have my surgery by the first week of September. Wishing all the best. Take care, Judy

catdander
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Keeping you close Judy

Take Care.

laya d.
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So happy to read that there is no lymph node or brain involvement. . .but sorry to hear about the pain after the procedure.

Now...let's get on with getting this nasty beast out of your body once and for all. . .

xoxo,
Laya

JimC
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Judy,

I'll echo what Laya said - happy about the good results and good luck with the surgery!

JimC
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<p>I began visiting GRACE in July, 2008 when my wife Liz was diagnosed with lung cancer, and became a forum moderator in January, 2010. My beloved wife of 30 years passed away Nov. 4, 2011 after battling stage IV lung cancer for 3 years and 4 months</p>

marisa93
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Hi Judy,

I'll be another echo - great news on the results and wishing you best of luck with your surgery!

Lisa

delialolly1
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Wishing you the best Judy.

Blessings,

Delia

Lilorne

Dr West
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I hope it goes well!

-Dr. West

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Dr. Howard (Jack) West
Associate Clinical Professor
Medical Oncology
City of Hope Cancer Center
Duarte, CA

Founder & President
Global Resource for Advancing
Cancer Education

double trouble
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Judy, I know you advocated for yourself pretty aggressively to make all of this happen, and I know your determination will bring you through. You can count on many good vibes and prayers from many sources, which can't hurt. Thank you for keeping us updated on your progress. You're a longstanding member of the community, and more likely to post about someone else rather than yourself. It is nice to know what is going on with you, though I wish it were reports of NED instead. We will all be crossing fingers and toes for you.

Debra

cards7up
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Thanks all for your prayers and well wishes. Surgery scheduled for Aug. 29th in Boston with Dr. Sugarbaker. Looking forward to just getting it over with, though I'm also a nervous wreck-LOL! I will survive!
Take care, Judy

gn21
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Fantastic news Judy. You will have our thoughts with you on the 29th.

Gail

double trouble
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Judy, you're in my thoughts. Best of luck tomorrow, and I will be looking for your updates. Please keep us posted so we can support you through your recovery. I'll petition the universe to focus on sending only positive energy your way!

Love, Debra

JimC
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Best of luck tomorrow, Judy. In my role as a very tiny part of the universe, I am sending all of my positive energy your way!

JimC
Forum moderator

<p>I began visiting GRACE in July, 2008 when my wife Liz was diagnosed with lung cancer, and became a forum moderator in January, 2010. My beloved wife of 30 years passed away Nov. 4, 2011 after battling stage IV lung cancer for 3 years and 4 months</p>

marisa93
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Judy,

Sending all my best wishes to you for tomorrow!!!! Take care of you and keep us posted!

Lisa

catdander
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Judy,

I too am sending positive thoughts out to you for the most positive outcomes for your trip, your surgery, post op care, recovery, and more. I'm looking forward to hearing back from you, my friend.

Janine

laya d.
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Bigggg Hugggg, Judy!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

Laya

Jazz
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Best of luck, Judy!! Fingers and toes crossed for all to go smoothly, including your travel home. Will be thinking of you.

Jazz

double trouble
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Judy, hoping you are well. I saw your post on another thread. Thinking of you.
Debra