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Sunday, June 13, 2010

I'm not REALLY back yet, but I had the opportunity to use a PC for a little bit, so I'm taking advantage...

I want to thank all my friends who have been so supportive and concerned-- it's a special treat to feel so well loved... emoticon

My surgery went well, with no colostomy (YAY! lol) and I'm told by the surgeon that all the pathology results show there were no cancer cells that penetrated the muscle wall. The adjoining tissue and lymph glands showed no contamination, either so they 'got it all'... but because of the type of surgery (puncturing the abdominal wall) I was sent to a rehab/convalescent facility (aha a nursing home LOL) for some addition healing time and training on how to take care of myself during the six-eight weeks recovery period with out 'busting a gut' LOL... interesting experience, lousy food! emoticon

I was told that radiation treatments are 'inappropriate' in my case (I wonder if that's because of my kidney issues..? hm...) The surgeon told me that most of the research she has access to showed that with others who had similar pathologies, recurrence was not affected one way or another by the application of chemo so it's quite possible I won't need to worry about that. I still have to see an oncologist to discuss the issue though, so I will know more after my visit with the oncologist on the 24th...

Meanwhile, I'm staying with DH's parents for a few days and then will be going to an extended stay hotel with him and our animals for about a month, possibly a tiny bit longer-- my SS settlement is supposed to be arriving any day now and I'll need the time to look around and find the right place to call home...

I don't know when I'll have another chance to post--at least until some of that is settled-- but hopefully I can sneak in now and again--

I miss you all!

Kathy emoticon
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    I'm so glad to hear from you and that the surgery was successful! I hope the rest of you appointments are equally good. Speedy recovery!
    4054 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so glad things turned out well with that!! Hopefully things continue to be positive!
    4062 days ago
    Kathy, you are in my thoughts and prayers, dear friend. May God bless you with complete and rapid healing. So glad that your news was good!!
    Blessings and hugs,
    4062 days ago
    I'm wishing you all the best. My prayers are with you.
    4063 days ago
    but it's still early out there my friend but here after one in the morning lol
    the lady mary emoticon
    4063 days ago
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