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Message 61 of 157 (729707)
06-17-2014 1:38 PM


Asgara made it through her operation yesterday, and today manage to sit in a chair (but is not happy about it). (facebook update).

Send her good vibes!


  
Phat
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Message 62 of 157 (744628)
12-13-2014 3:50 PM
Reply to: Message 60 by Asgara
05-31-2014 12:05 AM


Re: General Update
Asgara writes:

Just thought I'd give everyone a quick update.
I've gone through 6 of 12 chemo treatments and just got back from my 2nd trip to Mayo. I have a thoracic wedge resection on my left lung scheduled for Monday June 16th.

Chemo has been working; my CEA marker is down to 6 again after a high of 18 on my last trip to Mayo and my lung spots are showing shrinkage.

I get to be a part of two data gathering studies that I will explain if any one is interested.

Here's to hoping the resection works and the follow up chemo clears out anything that's left. Please cross the pertinent appendages and swing the appropriate barnyard fowl.

Just checking up on you...this was your last post before todays with xongsmith...so how are you doing today? I often see your name in the online list but have not talked with you in years---back when old jar jar sat up in the chatroom.

Saying, "I don't know," is the same as saying, "Maybe."~ZombieRingo

It's easy to see the speck in somebody else's ideas - unless it's blocked by the beam in your own.~Ringo

If a savage stops believing in his wooden god, it does not mean that there is no God — only that God is not wooden. (Leo Tolstoy)


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Asgara
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Message 63 of 157 (744632)
12-13-2014 4:11 PM
Reply to: Message 62 by Phat
12-13-2014 3:50 PM


Re: General Update
Hello again,

I am doing fine. I had a thoracotomy back in June where they removed 4 wedges from my left lung. Out of the multiple spots in these wedges only two were cancerous. I returned home after a week to recuperate and start chemo again. I had issues with my incision not wanting to close and have been in wound care for several months. I am happy to say that as of a week ago last Thursday my incision is officially closed up and no more wound care.

I still have two spots in my right lung that they are keeping an eye on. I am currently on a greatly needed chemo break until the end of January when I return to Mayo for another scan. They want to see what these spots do. Grow? Multiply? Tap dance?

I have been given multiple options as to what we might do about the remaining spots. I do NOT want to do surgery again. Open thoracotomy is NOT a fun recovery. I will probably talk to Mayo and my local onc about SBRT. This is a directed radiation that can be done on a moving (breathing) lung with fewer side effects than regular radiation. Another point in favor of SBRT is that I can probably have it done locally as there is a CyberKnife® facility right here.

As it stands right now I'm feeling good and am planning on going back to work part-time next week just to keep my foot in the door. My boss has been great. He told me he has never had any plans to NOT keep my job open for me. It will be an adjustment for me as I have been off work for 10 months.

And that concludes my latest and greatest update.

~Asgara - Queen of the Universe and Surrounding Suburbs.

Edited by Asgara, : No reason given.


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Message 64 of 157 (744649)
12-13-2014 8:11 PM
Reply to: Message 63 by Asgara
12-13-2014 4:11 PM


Re: General Update
we be the everready bunnies ... they can't get rid of us that easily.


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Message 65 of 157 (744650)
12-13-2014 8:26 PM
Reply to: Message 63 by Asgara
12-13-2014 4:11 PM


Tough Sledding
This all sounds like a really rough ride. I am glad things seem to be looking up. I'll be glad when you get through all of this and wish you the very best.
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Theodoric
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Message 66 of 157 (744651)
12-13-2014 9:31 PM
Reply to: Message 63 by Asgara
12-13-2014 4:11 PM


Re: General Update
Not sure where you are in Wisconsin, but if you need a ride to, from, or while at Mayo, I might be able to allocate time to assist. I am about 5 hours or so from Mayo, but my boss(wife)gives me a great schedule.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Asgara
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Message 67 of 157 (744652)
12-13-2014 10:45 PM
Reply to: Message 66 by Theodoric
12-13-2014 9:31 PM


Re: General Update
Wow Theodoric, I generally have rides covered between kids, siblings and friends but you don't know how touched I am by this offer!

Thank you.


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Message 68 of 157 (745457)
12-23-2014 5:43 AM


Great courage required.
    
Asgara
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Message 69 of 157 (749451)
02-04-2015 8:24 PM


FUCK THIS SHIT
Sorry, but it's all I can say. A dear, dear friend just died a few hours ago from pancreatic cancer. Three and a half months from diagnosis to death.

I am heartbroken.


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jar
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Message 70 of 157 (749453)
02-04-2015 8:31 PM
Reply to: Message 69 by Asgara
02-04-2015 8:24 PM


Re: FUCK THIS SHIT
Prayers Queen

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 71 of 157 (749455)
02-04-2015 8:34 PM
Reply to: Message 69 by Asgara
02-04-2015 8:24 PM


Re: FUCK THIS SHIT
How painful, Asgara, I'm so sorry for your loss of a good friend.
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Message 72 of 157 (749471)
02-04-2015 10:17 PM
Reply to: Message 69 by Asgara
02-04-2015 8:24 PM


Re: FUCK THIS SHIT
My condolences as well.
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Message 73 of 157 (749472)
02-04-2015 10:31 PM
Reply to: Message 69 by Asgara
02-04-2015 8:24 PM


Re: FUCK THIS SHIT
Sorry Kid!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy


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AZPaul3
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Message 74 of 157 (749480)
02-05-2015 2:13 AM
Reply to: Message 69 by Asgara
02-04-2015 8:24 PM


Re: FUCK THIS SHIT
I will share your sad. I will cry with you.
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Message 75 of 157 (749506)
02-05-2015 11:11 AM
Reply to: Message 69 by Asgara
02-04-2015 8:24 PM


Very, very sorry
Hugs.
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