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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Collywog3:16 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/October/2013 at 05:11
My condolences to you and your family Rico. Hopefully it all goes well and she will be safe and sound. Best of luck dude! :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/October/2013 at 18:51
Little stunned. False diagnosis of uterine cancer, surgery r canceled. Much larger vascular surgery to be scheduled soon, once they can make a correct diagnosis of her problem. May be cancer may be just a fibroid.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/October/2013 at 19:12
Wow, is that a relief or just more anger and head scratching as after all this time they still don't know what the smeg it is?

Today the wife got on the list for her ear operation, the specialist can't be sure what it is until she's cut open, it could be something with the mastoid or it could be this cholesteatoma thing, either way it needs sorting, best case scenario is mastoid, which will only be minor surgery, worst case scenario is cholesteatoma and potential never damage in a 5 hour op. This is nothing on your scale Rico, but it's hard enough.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/October/2013 at 23:45
Well we are now waiting for an EKG, before they discharge us. So much forma week stay, we will be going back to square one. Wait for biopsy results, discuss the results, set up an pre-op consult, schedule surgery and go from there. /sigh.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LennyComa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/October/2013 at 23:51
Shit man, I seriously hope you and your wife get the correct diagnosis and treatment, so you can get back to normality and less stress ASAP
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/October/2013 at 04:25
Well we are back home, and we are back in purgatory while we wait for a new diagnosis, and a new schedule for surgery. What a letdown. I mean, the prospect of finding out that she may not have cancer is really cool, but at the same time we've already gone through months of chemo, and my wife has now lost just about 100 lbs. I am really not sure how to feel about all this, but my wife is very sore just from the biopsy and laying in a hospital bed on top of the pain she normally experiences from her tumor. Not looking forward to waiting for who knows how long before they call us.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/October/2013 at 07:53
Didn't they give you some kind of timeframe for the call back? Hopefully, given what she's already gone through, it won't be too long before that happens.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/October/2013 at 19:54
I am just guessing we are looking at roughly another month.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/October/2013 at 17:32
It seems like everytime my wife ends up having an extended stay at the hosptial something else also goes wrong in the family. 

My wife had an appointment on monday and they asked her to stay a few days to give her a bunch ofnextra blood and run some other tests, so I ran h8me 4 hours away to take care of some errands before c8ming back. Well I left yhe following morning to do this and when I got home I found out our Australian Shepherd mix escaped and was attacked, killed, and dragged off to get eaten by a pack of coyotes. I knew there was a ravine just off the back of our property where coyotes would sometimes stay during the day, so I went and checked it out and sure enough she was there just outside the den with her innards eaten out.

In the meantime my wife was informed that the whole host of rare blood diseases she had been diagnosed with were also misdiagnosed and that the large blood clot they thought they had found in her abdomen was actually the tumor and likely not at all cancerous, though they won't know that for sure until the tumor is removed.

they also informed us that this surgery they are prepping her for is quite extensive,  which we knew, but has a roughly 25% mortality rate due to blood loss. Best of all? They are trying to schedule the surgery on my son's birthday next tuesday.

/sigh nothing is ever easy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/November/2013 at 17:35
Well I guess my wife is not going home anytime soon.

I got here to the hospital today,  and she informes me that they scheduled her surgery for Wednesday,  the day after my son's birthday. 

Her surgery will be to remove and then reconstruct her vena cava. It will be an all day affair and is at the very limits of what Stanford is capable of doing and has a 1 in 4 mortality rate. 

I will be going back home to be with the kids until after my son's birthday,  then rush back here to stanford to be with Lindsay for the surgery. 

Shit just got real,  somehow even moreso than the first time we were here. It is a pretty painful though to think that when my parents bring the kids by today,  it might be the last time they get to see their mom.
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