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i know things have been more than hectic for you lately with the rescheduling but i was actually glad to hear that your doc wanted th locale moved; hopefully it won't matter but it's always better to have all the resources right at your fingertips (i.e. at the hospital) rather than at an outpatient locale. i ended up having to be taken to the hospital once after an endoscopy & it would have been much less of an ordeal if i'd been there in the first place...

but enough of my rambling. mostly i just wanted to send you all the best for your surgery tomorrow. my thoughts and prayers will be set on full power.

lots of love & hugs & smiles & sunshine & happy thoughts & prayers & anything else that might help,

:-)melissa

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bump

lol...i was bumping this to the top which morgan then beat me too which rendered my bump unnecessary (but here to stay)...

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I will be thinking about you. I pray that everything goes well. sending hugs your way ((((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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Lois, here's to your doctors finding every last bit tissue that needs to be gone, and to you having a speedy recovery followed by a long, healthy and happy life! :)

Nina

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Guest Mary from OH

Lois-

I pray for guidance, strength, peace and healing for you, your family and your team of drs. May they get all the bad stuff out!! You are now on your road to recovery!!! May it be a smooth one and have only tiny bumps!!

Take care of yourself!! Think positive thoughts!! And watch lots of funny movies and tv shows!! Laughter is a powerful medicine!!

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS & PRAYERS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

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Thanks everyone for your heartfelt wishes. Had the surgery and got the best news I could all things considered. The sentinel node biopsy showed that the cancer had not spread to my lymph nodes...that is really great news. I am home and recovering well. I have two nice sized incisions held together with steristrips at this point. I am trying to remain upright for a good deal of time because laying down can really make me sicker. I was glad that the doctors (anesthesiologist and surgeon) were on the same wave length in ensuring that my body was not laying flat but at a 30 degree upward angle. My internist did a great job of coordinating the specialists even though she does not go to the hospital where I had the surgery. I now need to find out whether my pacemaker needs to be moved while I undergo radiation. If it does, then further surgery will be necessary to move it once and then return it to its original position so that they can avoid leaving 4 leads in my heart. I am 100% paced - sinus node ablation and AV node ablation. Always something!

Feel well everyone!

Lois

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lois -

it is SO great to hear from you. and to hear that the surgery went as well as it did too. yippee! keep on taking care of yourself the best you can. do you have people around you helping out? i'll be praying about the pacemaker situation too - that additional surgery can be avoided if possible, but most of all that the docs are able to make the decision that is best for you in the long run.

(((HUGS))),

:) melissa

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Lois, I'm glad you were up to posting and sharing the news with us. That is GREAT news that the cancer is contained in small area. You are so right that it's a better thing than cancer that's made it's way to the lymph system.

I breathed a sigh of relief on your behalf. I know you still have some trials and tribulations to go through in the coming months, but you're off to a good start.

Have you heard from your daughter this week? I hope she's safe and enjoying her travels.

Nina

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My daughter, Eve, is now in Tel Aviv. She says that things are quiet (that's a good thing). With regard to the Jewish terrorist, there is no organization willing to bury his body. I have my fingers crossed that she will remain safe during her stay. Last summer, when she went, she had her wallet stolen, she broke a bone in her foot and no crutches were available and she did not have money to buy them outright (her credit cards were in her wallet); and she never got the replacement cards we mailed her. Hopefully this summer will be quiet in more ways than one.

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Guest Julia59

Lois,

I'm so happy to hear the cancer was more contained and did not spread to the lymph nodes. I know you will make it through this with flying colors.

I'm praying that you will not need to have additional surgery for the pace maker, and also praying for your daughters safe return home.

Hugs to you Lois---------- I know you have been through a lot lately, but you are hanging in there the best you can, and handling it with such grace. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Julie :0)

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Guest Mary from OH

Lois :P

WOW!! Great first report!! I'm so happy that your cancer is not spread into your lymph system!! Thank God! One less bump in the road!! Now the hurdle of your pacemaker!!! LOL!! I have a feeling they will have that taken care of the best way and the quickest possible!! My prayers to you!!

Keep on healing!!

Love to you!!

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Lois,

As you can see...I am ALWAYS behind these days! But, if it makes you feel any better...I'm pulling up your post first after days of not typing on Potsplace. I hope that helps just a little...my silence does not mean that I am thinking about you any less! I mean, come on, I have one very BIG jewish worry gene.

I wanted to check in and see how you are feeling today? A few days out from the surgery? It sounds like you handled the actually surgery part pretty well, which ias always a releif with the POTS aspect.

Also, as far as 'good news' goes in the world of cancer you are in...i am so grateful that you got some in hearing that the cancer had not spread, etc.

Now, onto the radition? Will you update us on how you are doing? When I see your name pop up on the board, as I have the past few days, it reassures me that you are 'out there'...home, not in the hospital, and okay enough to post...:)

By the way, I LOVE your avatar! :D I am sorry that these golden years of retirement hit you with this new battle...but Lois, I know you, and I know how hard you fight and how informed your decisions are and I have good feelings that you are going to see many more years after this! Even when I don't respond to your posts, I'm holding you in my heart. As are many others on this board. Picture us with our pom poms cheering you on!!!!!

Hugs!!!

Emily

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Thanks everyone for your interest. I am doing pretty well, all things considered. Right now, I am in the itchy phase, which I guess means the two incisions are healing. Friday, I see the breast specialist who will remove the steristrips and send me to the next phase. There is still the possibility that I might need chemo because, while the tumor did not spread to the lymph nodes, it was a grade 3--which means aggressive growth. Trying to figure everything out has left me more discouraged though still upbeat. Right now, I am in the pink ribbon donate phase so please help the cause. Encourage awareness and BSE although no one could feel mine.

Hope all is going well with all my friends here.

Lois

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:) Hi Lois - I am so glad that you are doing o.k. and that surgery went well and that you are on your road to recovery - I am so sorry that I did not get a chance to send my well-wishes for your surgery before you had it, my brain is in a real fog sometimes - May you have good days ahead and on the ones that are not so great, know that we are here to support you. Blessings to you. Beth

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I am glad that the report for the nodes was clean. I wish you a quick recovery and hoping that any additional treatment will be quick and gentle.

P.S., Wearing my pink braclet for the cause...

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Guest Mary from OH

Lois,

Praises!! I'm sorry to hear that it was a grade 3 tumor, but SOOO relieved to know that they feel like it hasn't spread and they "got it all"! I'm glad they found it when they did!! That is such a blessing! It sounds like your drs are staying on top of things and will make sure you are as safe as you can be!! I'm so glad you found the lump!! I know that this is a scary time for you!! Please know that you are in my prayers and that you WILL survive and be a stronger, smarter, more compassionate person because of all you're going through!! Love you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!!

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

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