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14 years 2 months ago #2070 by clur
Hugs to you I can so relate to how your feeling its hard and I know your family situation is difficult.Have you another appointment to discussyour treatment?Can you get a second opinion or at least chat to your doctor about the options available to you?
Like Wendy said 4 weeks seems to be pretty much the norm.Use the time to get prepared healthy diet stopping smoking/drinking etc and to do research.You will need help for the first few weeks post op so try to organise that .
Above all be kind to yourself this is a hard journey I swing from outright panic to being in control but if I can help at all please let me know.
Love Claire x

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14 years 2 months ago #2069 by wendy
What a nasty way to get bad news....I'm sorry to hear this.

4 weeks is not actually that long to wait for major surgery. One way you could possibly speed it up is to ask to be on a list in case there are cancellations.

I assume you had a CT or MRI that made Dr. Lee think there may be lymph node involvement? A PET scan is often done under these circumstances to check for spread.

I hate to be the one to say it if the doctor didn't, but chemo is often recommended before surgery in case of spread. No mention of this option?

Hang in,

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14 years 2 months ago #2068 by sghipart
I am still freaking out. Fri I saw Dr. Cheryl Lee at U of Michigan. She call me on the way home to say there maybe lymph node involvement. She also said surgery wouldn't be until mid-dec. I need this out of me now. How can I motivate her to help me sooner. I have my 10 year old grandson I am raising and his mother is head injured and needs me too. I can't die just now!!!


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