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Melodie\'s Next Adventure - Fistula/Stone Surgery

9 years 6 months ago #35033 by mmc
Can you make bio-jewelry from the stones? Bracelets or necklaces or something? Might as well get something for all your trouble. :D

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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9 years 6 months ago #35028 by Gracie
Melodie - I think your next adventure should involve a cruise ship!

Sending you loving thoughts - hope the doctors find that pesty fistula right away! Hopefully this is also your last dealing with the darn stones...there are better paper weights out there!

Your cheering squad will be waiting for the good news. Then you can begin healing and planning your next adventure which has got to have drinks with tiny umbrellas in it!

Let the wind be at your back, my friend.

Hugs, Gracie

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9 years 6 months ago #35026 by Patricia
Melodie...very sneaky way to get information for your website!! Melodie stoned again! I'm sure all will go well..they know how to get the stones out...finding the sneaky fistula i hope will not be time consuming. They're tricky little things.
I wish you a successful surgery and quick recovery.
love ya...pat

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9 years 6 months ago #35022 by Flamenco.
Hi Melodie,
Will be thinking of you tomorrow, and sending good vibes and hugs for your op, and also wish you a swift recovery,
Diane

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9 years 6 months ago #35017 by mmc
Melodie,

Good luck on Tuesday! I'm sure all will go well and am wishing you a speedy recovery.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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9 years 6 months ago #35014 by Melodie
In July I celebrated being cancer free 3 yrs.I am blessed. But during the last two years, I've had to deal with bladder stones and a fistula...not to worry, new viewers, I've heard less than 5% find themselves in my situation. Lucky me! Anyway, I am scheduled for surgery Tues. a.m....was told minimum of 3 hours and possibly 6+. What this means is, the doctors really don't know which procedure they will choose to go with until they open me up. I have two very awesome doctors...the original ones who put my Indy together, and I know all will be OK.

I'm thinking I am in this position because God wants me to live this experience and write about it on my website...goodness knows, I've looked for info. for months and came up with very little facts and data. I know it isn't as bad as an RC because they aren't taking out any original parts, but still I don't know what to expect in regard to recovery. When I find out, I will update my website to include my thoughts on this unusual situation. I know I am special (aren't we all) but I'm certain there are others who need to know what to expect. So that's my story and I'm stickin' with it. I would much appreicate your prayers.

Pat, I included your email on a list I gave my daughter and she will send out an update as soon as she knows...she just started a new job and will be at work but her brother or dad will call her and let her know how things went. Hugs to all,

Melodie, Indy Pouch, U.W.Medical Center, Seattle, Dr. Paul H. Lange & Jonathan L. Wright

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