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VC-Racing
12-31-2012, 19:01
I'm not a very religious man, but believe in God . A lil over 6 hrs ago my life got turned upside down ... On Dec 6 my wife went in for her annual mammogram . On Friday (28 th) I took my wife back for a follow up due a spot they found . They did a biopsy and we got the results today ... :( . It was not good news. I'm trying to be positive and strong or her but its difficult . Things have been a blur since 1400 hrs . They seem optimistic, but we really not know much more til we have a consult with a surgeon in the next few days. So, if y'all can spare a prayer or 2 I'd greatly appreciate it......




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deputy tom
12-31-2012, 19:02
Prayers sent. tom.

GLWyandotte
12-31-2012, 19:03
Prayers sent from the great white north.
Now is a perfect time to get close to God. All prayers are answered in God's time, I pray it's within yours!

nursetim
12-31-2012, 19:03
Prayers inbound.

Tow/Repo
12-31-2012, 19:06
one sent, more on the way

*ASH*
12-31-2012, 19:06
prayer to your family from mine in NC . sending good vibes

yellowhand
12-31-2012, 19:07
In our prayers.

mad220860
12-31-2012, 19:09
Will be praying!

dango
12-31-2012, 19:10
Hang tough and prayers sent !

cannoneer
12-31-2012, 19:10
I will be praying for your Wife and You.

Monte4283
12-31-2012, 19:11
Prayers sent.

BonoVox
12-31-2012, 19:13
Parying for your wife, you and family.

stolenphot0
12-31-2012, 19:16
Hang in there. Positive vibes coming your way

TSAX
12-31-2012, 19:21
Prayers sent






:wavey:

Hines57
12-31-2012, 19:34
You got it.

Scott3670
12-31-2012, 19:38
Done.

Mrs.Cicero
12-31-2012, 19:39
Prayer sent...

PaladinFl
12-31-2012, 19:39
Prayers offered up on your behalf.

Brucev
12-31-2012, 19:46
I have just now found this post. I will keep your wife and you in my thoughts and prayers. My family has been through this a number of times. There is hope. God bless your wife and you with peace and assurance.

HOTHEAD
12-31-2012, 19:48
Will be praying for you & your wife.

packinaglock
12-31-2012, 19:53
Prayers sent

pbs357
12-31-2012, 20:00
Prayers to you and the mrs during her fight. We found out on the 22nd that my mom has ovarian cancer and are in a very similar boat. Pray for recovery but also for strength; sometimes that's the best thing faith can yield in difficult times.


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Magnus2131
12-31-2012, 20:04
Sorry this happened. Prayers inbound

Foxterriermom
12-31-2012, 20:39
Prayers for you both are being offered up.

JLA
12-31-2012, 21:30
You have my prayers as well

janice6
12-31-2012, 21:33
I sincerely hope and pray that you have a good and Happy New Year and your wife enjoys it with you for many years to come.

I am proof that bad things sometimes turn out good.

DWARREN123
12-31-2012, 21:43
Prayers and good thoughts for both of you and your family.
May GOD bless.

RussP
12-31-2012, 21:53
Prayers...

VC-Racing
12-31-2012, 22:26
Thanks everyone .... it means alot . everyone in our family has been told except her brother , haven't been able to contact him .... I'll update once I have more info .. once again Thank You...


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Kingarthurhk
12-31-2012, 22:27
Done and done. I hope and pray it turns out to be a postive result for you and your wife and that you get some better news.

Harleyman05
12-31-2012, 22:30
In our prayers. Went through a different type with my wife several years ago. Stay positive, it makes a difference.

427
12-31-2012, 22:36
Positive thoughts and good vibes for a good diagnosis and a speedy recovery!

HeliGlock
12-31-2012, 22:54
Prayers being sent to your Family VC.

Nestor
12-31-2012, 23:16
I'll remember about your Family in my prayers.
Cancer is a scary word, but it's not the death sentence.
Be supportive, but let her feel normal at the same time.

Mrs. VR
12-31-2012, 23:32
Absolutely. It's very positive that it was found at her annual mammogram as that means she has been taking good care of her health. I hope the new year brings all the best for you both.

gruntmedik
12-31-2012, 23:47
Prayers inbound.

JimBianchi
01-01-2013, 00:03
Prayers sent!

gwalchmai
01-01-2013, 00:12
Prayers inbound, VC. Give your wife a hug from GT and show her this thread. I've seen a lot of folks beat cancer, and there are breakthroughs every day. :thumbsup:

Z1232K
01-01-2013, 00:13
Prayers for you and your wife, sir.

sullyair
01-01-2013, 00:36
God bless you and your wife.

Caver 60
01-01-2013, 00:56
Been there done that twice with my wife. First time in 1988. Second time, other side, 2007. Wife gets cancer check ups now ever six months. Last checkup, still cancer free. It's not the end of the world. We've been and are still extremely happily married (including a tremendous love life) for well over 40 years despite this little problem.

The Lord definitely answered our prayers, especially in 1988. You didn't ask for medical advice, but one surgeon told us it's the easiest cancer to cure, if they catch it early. Sounds like you caught it fairly early. I pray so.

You and your wife are going to have to address some tough questions. You need to get a small notebook now and write down questions so you won't forget to ask something the day you see the doctors. Carry that notebook with you and take notes on everything the doctors say. Then go home and talk and think and pray over what you've been told.

I can't pretend to address issues that are important to you and your wife. But there are important things to think about and discuss with your doctors, and your wife. And if you don't ask detailed questions the doctors may not give you all the answers you need.

Some things to think about. Lumpectomy vs mastectomy? If you go lumpectomy what are the advantages and disadvantages. What will radiation do to the remaining breast tissue? What will it feel like afterward? Lot of doctors won't tell you that, if you don't ask.

What are the advantages and disadvantages to a mastectomy? Reconstructive surgery. What are the advantages and disadvantages? Hint, there is no nerve endings, no feeling left in a reconstructed breast after a mastectomy.

We elected not to go the reconstruction route and we've never regretted it. My sister-in- law wishes she had never had the reconstruction. She has had multiple problems and several more surgeries resulting from the reconstruction. It's a decision only you and your wife can make in consultation with some good doctors.

That light at the end of the tunnel isn't a freight train. You will both survive this. Like I said, my wife and I have been there and done that. Even the chemo wasn't that bad. They've got some wonderful new drugs today to combat the side effects.

Keep the faith.
.

NEOH212
01-01-2013, 00:56
Prayers sent. I wish the both of you well.

NDLAWRENCE
01-01-2013, 00:57
Prayers sent.

Just_plinking
01-01-2013, 01:40
I'm praying for you, keep us updated.

Butkus
01-01-2013, 01:59
May God be with you and your family

vart
01-01-2013, 03:47
Prayers sent. My mom faced breast cancer about 7 years ago and it was the best thing that could have happened for her. She is now the fittest most healthy and happy she's been her whole life. She is a survivor and at 64, looks 50.

There is hope, always...

IndyGunFreak
01-01-2013, 04:42
Prayers sent indeed.

happyguy
01-01-2013, 04:46
Payers on the way.

Regards,
Happyguy :)

jetflier1989
01-01-2013, 05:18
Praying for a full recovery.

rick458
01-01-2013, 05:53
I pray for a full recovery for your wife, and that this trial will enrich your relationship.

Dr. Leaky
01-01-2013, 08:48
Prayers sent - stay strong for her.

USMC61
01-01-2013, 09:00
Will pray to the Good Lord for you and your wife.

flyover
01-01-2013, 10:09
Prayers sent. Blessings to you and your family.

jdw174
01-01-2013, 10:19
Almost 10 years ago, I got a call from my wife at work with the words "Hon, I have cancer". I cannot describe how I felt at that time. She chose to have a mastectomy, did not require either chemo or radiation. She did take one medication for five years. She has been cancer free since that time. It can be beaten, my friend. Have faith.

azbuckeye
01-01-2013, 10:42
Prayers your way....

gjk5
01-01-2013, 11:24
prayers headed your way.

barta
01-01-2013, 11:28
You got it!

Psalm 91

jakebrake
01-01-2013, 11:51
sending prayers to the mrs. and you!

fireguy129
01-01-2013, 11:52
Stay strong, you're both in my thoughts.

Earthtrek
01-01-2013, 12:18
Vic,

Prayers sent. Hold tight. My mom went through this about three years ago. Each doctor visit was worse than the last. It didn't look good at all. She's here today though and doing fine. My prayers and thoughts are with both of you.

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mdalle01
01-01-2013, 13:41
Prayers sent.

Caver 60
01-01-2013, 13:57
Almost 10 years ago, I got a call from my wife at work with the words "Hon, I have cancer". I cannot describe how I felt at that time. She chose to have a mastectomy, did not require either chemo or radiation. She did take one medication for five years. She has been cancer free since that time. It can be beaten, my friend. Have faith.

Amen.

This is one possible advantage of a Mastectomy. Ever cancer is different and only your doctor can advise you. But it's possible (notice I said possible, I'm not a doctor) to not require either radiation or chemo depending on factors that only your doctor can advise you on. But it's something to consider.

My wife went that route with her first one and required no chemo, other than tamoxifen which has no side effects. (See my previous post.)

The second one, even with a mastectomy, only required a short four treatment course of Chemo, which wasn't the end of the world. I still love her, our love life is still wonderful for both of us, and she's still the most beautiful woman in the world to me.

Like I said before, it's not the end of the world. Be extremely sensitive and supportive of her, and continue to love her and let her know you will still love her, no matter what.

LEO/Dad
01-01-2013, 16:50
prayers sent. Good luck

VC-Racing
01-01-2013, 18:35
Again thanks everyone for the words of encouragement and prayer's ... It really helps as we start this journey down this fork in the road. She's been very strong and keeps telling me not to worry.. With everything thats happened in the past 3 months I have to worry....


Once again thanks....


Vic

Berto
01-01-2013, 18:50
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Glock!9
01-01-2013, 19:01
Very sorry, hang in there.

VC-Racing
01-04-2013, 11:17
Just a update .... got a surgical consult on the 8th . Things are getting better emotionally for both of us. More updates to follow. Once again, I want to thank everyone for the words of wisdom and encouragement . It helps more than you may realize.



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fasteb
01-04-2013, 11:26
Prayers sent

Eddie

VC-Racing
01-08-2013, 14:38
Update. Once again thanks to everyone for the words of encouragement and prayers . We had the surgical consult today. Dr. was very optimistic, and due to the size of the tumor he agreed with lumpectomy. We go for genetic testing tomorrow and have surgery scheduled on the 28 the of this month. Things are starting to ramp up .

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Earthtrek
01-08-2013, 15:43
That's great news! Will keep praying.

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windancr
01-08-2013, 16:34
Wonderful to hear. We are keeping you, your wife and her care team in our prayers.

Update. Once again thanks to everyone for the words of encouragement and prayers . We had the surgical consult today. Dr. was very optimistic, and due to the size of the tumor he agreed with lumpectomy. We go for genetic testing tomorrow and have surgery scheduled on the 28 the of this month. Things are starting to ramp up .

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Nestor
01-08-2013, 16:44
Glad to hear that You Guys are doing better.
Prayers are coming your way.

RayB
01-08-2013, 17:31
I'm not a very religious man, but believe in God . A lil over 6 hrs ago my life got turned upside down ... On Dec 6 my wife went in for her annual mammogram . On Friday (28 th) I took my wife back for a follow up due a spot they found . They did a biopsy and we got the results today ... :( . It was not good news. I'm trying to be positive and strong or her but its difficult . Things have been a blur since 1400 hrs . They seem optimistic, but we really not know much more til we have a consult with a surgeon in the next few days. So, if y'all can spare a prayer or 2 I'd greatly appreciate it......


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Consider it done! :wavey:

By the bye, the outcome on these things is routinely very good these days. :thumbsup:

--Ray

VC-Racing
01-08-2013, 18:12
Consider it done! :wavey:

By the bye, the outcome on these things is routinely very good these days. :thumbsup:

--Ray


I sure hope so...

costanza187
01-08-2013, 18:18
Prayers sent

VC-Racing
01-09-2013, 18:44
Update.... We went for Genetic counseling / testing ( BRACA ) today since she is under 50 and has relatives that have had breast and ovarian cancer. The councilor was very informative and gave a positive outlook depending on the results . However the testing may alter the course of procedure, just don't know yet... results in 10-12 days.....


Many , Many, Thanks again.....


Vic

Butkus
01-11-2013, 00:46
May she be blessed!

VC-Racing
01-18-2013, 13:55
Update.... got results of the genetic testing ... it was Negative . Normally that's a good thing but in this case it tells us that they don't have any clue as to what caused the tumor. In the past few days she has talked to a few women that have had BC and she is now considering a mastectomy because she says going under the knife once is enough . We have 10 days til the surgery and about 5 days to finalize the procedure. She thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers, as do I and we welcome any insight if anyone wants to share . If you aren't comfortable posting in this thread , please pm me.



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IndyGunFreak
01-18-2013, 14:05
Update.... got results of the genetic testing ... it was Negative . Normally that's a good thing but in this case it tells us that they don't have any clue as to what caused the tumor. In the past few days she has talked to a few women that have had BC and she is now considering a mastectomy because she says going under the knife once is enough . We have 10 days til the surgery and about 5 days to finalize the procedure. She thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers, as do I and we welcome any insight if anyone wants to share . If you aren't comfortable posting in this thread , please pm me.



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Well, she's obviously made her decision (I can't say I disagree with her)... it's certainly a praise that it apparently is not cancerous.

Continued thoughts and prayers for you and yours.

VC-Racing
01-18-2013, 14:20
Well, she's obviously made her decision (I can't say I disagree with her)... it's certainly a praise that it apparently is not cancerous.

Continued thoughts and prayers for you and yours.

No unfortunately its still cancerous, this test was to determine if it was a genetic anomaly which would bring a higher chance of recurrence and possibly be susceptible to ovarian cancer. With the negative result , it would lean more toward environmental causes IIRC.

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Nestor
01-18-2013, 14:24
More prayers are coming. I think that she made the right decision.

Willfulone
01-18-2013, 15:17
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife Vic



They do great things these days


Will

NH Trucker
01-18-2013, 15:23
Prayers and best wishes.

IndyGunFreak
01-18-2013, 15:44
No unfortunately its still cancerous, this test was to determine if it was a genetic anomaly which would bring a higher chance of recurrence and possibly be susceptible to ovarian cancer. With the negative result , it would lean more toward environmental causes IIRC.

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Ah.. sorry, misunderstood.

Jeeps
01-18-2013, 15:46
Prayers inbound.

jdsumner
01-19-2013, 08:43
Prayers up, bro.

dan

Roger1079
01-19-2013, 09:15
No unfortunately its still cancerous, this test was to determine if it was a genetic anomaly which would bring a higher chance of recurrence and possibly be susceptible to ovarian cancer. With the negative result , it would lean more toward environmental causes IIRC.

posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire (http://www.outdoorhub.com/mobile/)With cancer, any negative result is a miracle. Cancer claims more lives a year than just about anything else. The statistics for a person encountering cancer of some kind in their lifetime is also horrendous. Im not going to lie.....this thread actually brought a tear to my eye......actually many. I lost a brother in 2002 to esophagal cancer that was caught too late (had already spread to an untreatable proportion) to treat and my mother in 2009 to lung cancer stemming from her near lifetime of smoking.

Let me tell you from experience. An oncologist sugarcoats NOTHING, so if you got a good prognosis, consider it a blessing of the best kind and celebrate the fact that you and your wife will have many amazing years together to come. Prayers have been said for both you to be strong and your wife to beat her illness and they will continue throughout the duration of you ordeal. If you need any info from someone who has dealt with this already (not breast but in other forms), please do not hesitate to let me know.

Pierre!
01-19-2013, 10:11
Sorry to hear of your wife's health issues - Prayers already on the way for you folks.

If you have NetFlix streaming look for a documentary - Forks Over Knives - They talk about a woman who experience spontaneous remission of Breast Cancer through dietary changes.

I implemented this dietary change after 2 heart attacks around my 50th birthday. When Prostate Cancer was diagnosed 2 years later the surgeon's remarks were "It's the perfect diet for battling Cancer as it deprives the Cancer of it's preferred sources of nourishment - Fats, refined sugars are vastly reduced which helps slow the Cancer growth".

So... It is an option that has worked. Perhaps it's just an augmentation to a treatment therapy...

Regardless, Cancer isn't the death threat is used to be... and perhaps God is reaching out to your family now.

May the Holy Spirit guide you to a closer relationship to The Lord through this event... and bestow upon your family Supernatural Favor, Healing, and Prosperity!

God Bless!

Patrick

TBO
01-19-2013, 11:20
Prayers sent

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Caver 60
01-19-2013, 11:51
Update.... got results of the genetic testing ... it was Negative . Normally that's a good thing but in this case it tells us that they don't have any clue as to what caused the tumor. In the past few days she has talked to a few women that have had BC and she is now considering a mastectomy because she says going under the knife once is enough . We have 10 days til the surgery and about 5 days to finalize the procedure. She thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers, as do I and we welcome any insight if anyone wants to share . If you aren't comfortable posting in this thread , please pm me.



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Only you and your wife can make this decision.

But in both cases with my wife we were offered a lumpectomy. We considered the pros and cons of it and in both cases said no. We also said no to reconstructive surgery. Both times different doctor each time, the doctor said 'good decision.'

We've never regretted the decision. I still love my wife as much as ever, and our love life is still tremendous. As I said there are no nerve endings left in a reconstruction, unless there has been a tremendous improvement in the procedure that I don't know about.

But my wife is still stimulated when I rub her there and so am I, because that's her and she can feel it. It's not some 'hood ornament' with no nerve endings. I didn't marry her because of her breast.

I'd be lying if I said I don't miss them, but I'd far rather have her still alive and healthy than in the grave. In May this year it will have been 25 years since the first one and this year will be 6 years since the second one. We've been married well over 40 wonderful beautiful years.

Also with the lumpectomy, remember a 'zillion' cancer cells can fit on the head of a pin. If the doctor misses one, she's in trouble again. You want a nice big clear 'margin' and the best way to get that is removal, IMO. Like I said, I'm not a doctor and I didn't sleep at a Holiday Inn last night.

Best wishes and prayers.

Lone_Wolfe
01-19-2013, 17:37
Update.... got results of the genetic testing ... it was Negative . Normally that's a good thing but in this case it tells us that they don't have any clue as to what caused the tumor. In the past few days she has talked to a few women that have had BC and she is now considering a mastectomy because she says going under the knife once is enough . We have 10 days til the surgery and about 5 days to finalize the procedure. She thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers, as do I and we welcome any insight if anyone wants to share . If you aren't comfortable posting in this thread , please pm me.



Vic



Damn, I wish I'd seen this thread when you fisrt posted it. Of course she's in my prayers. I'm close to the end, for now at least, of a year-long battle with breast cancer. I was diagnosed in March with Grade 3, Stage 2 very aggressive triple-negative invasive medularry carcinoma. Initial treatment was a lumpectomy with sentinal node biopsy, which luckily was negative.

I returned to the US to start chemo, but before I did, and MRI showed possible returning cancer cells. My docs and I made the decision to go ahead with the chemo, and do a mastectomy afterward. I made the call to take both off so the fakes would match, and to lessen the chance or return.

I got through the chemo, it wasn't easy. I posted details elsewhere, but would be glad to talk more to you and your wife. Afterward, for the mastectomy/reconstruction I opted for DIEP Flap reconstruction. The biopsy on the removed breast tissues was negative, I'm now in remission. Here's a link that tells a bit about the surgery I had. http://prma-enhance.com/breast-reconstruction/diep-flap

If your wife is a candidate for this surgery I highly recommend it. The recovery time is a bit longer than if she gets silicone, but I think it's worth it. My 'girls' will never spring a leak, my body can't reject them, and they look incredibly natural. In fact, mine look better than the factory ones.


If there's anything I can do for you or your wife, please let me know. I'll be glad to help or guide her through her treatment, and pray that she joins me in the ranks of people who puut their foot up cancer's ass.

Lone_Wolfe
01-19-2013, 17:42
Only you and your wife can make this decision.

But in both cases with my wife we were offered a lumpectomy. We considered the pros and cons of it and in both cases said no. We also said no to reconstructive surgery. Both times different doctor each time, the doctor said 'good decision.'

We've never regretted the decision. I still love my wife as much as ever, and our love life is still tremendous. As I said there are no nerve endings left in a reconstruction, unless there has been a tremendous improvement in the procedure that I don't know about.

But my wife is still stimulated when I rub her there and so am I, because that's her and she can feel it. It's not some 'hood ornament' with no nerve endings. I didn't marry her because of her breast.

I'd be lying if I said I don't miss them, but I'd far rather have her still alive and healthy than in the grave. In May this year it will have been 25 years since the first one and this year will be 6 years since the second one. We've been married well over 40 wonderful beautiful years.

Also with the lumpectomy, remember a 'zillion' cancer cells can fit on the head of a pin. If the doctor misses one, she's in trouble again. You want a nice big clear 'margin' and the best way to get that is removal, IMO. Like I said, I'm not a doctor and I didn't sleep at a Holiday Inn last night.

Best wishes and prayers.

I'm going to add a bit to Caver's post. Depending on the type of reconstruction you may well still have nerves and feeling there. I do, and right now those healing nerves are telling me all about it. It does hurt for a while, and my surgeon said the ultra tenderness should start to subside within a couple months of the surgery. I do have a circle where my nipples used to be that'll never have feeling, that's maybe 2 inches in diameter.

deputy tom
01-19-2013, 18:40
More prayers sent for everyone involved. tom.

VC-Racing
01-19-2013, 19:14
Sorry to hear of your wife's health issues - Prayers already on the way for you folks.

If you have NetFlix streaming look for a documentary - Forks Over Knives - They talk about a woman who experience spontaneous remission of Breast Cancer through dietary changes.

I implemented this dietary change after 2 heart attacks around my 50th birthday. When Prostate Cancer was diagnosed 2 years later the surgeon's remarks were "It's the perfect diet for battling Cancer as it deprives the Cancer of it's preferred sources of nourishment - Fats, refined sugars are vastly reduced which helps slow the Cancer growth".

So... It is an option that has worked. Perhaps it's just an augmentation to a treatment therapy...

Regardless, Cancer isn't the death threat is used to be... and perhaps God is reaching out to your family now.

May the Holy Spirit guide you to a closer relationship to The Lord through this event... and bestow upon your family Supernatural Favor, Healing, and Prosperity!

God Bless!

Patrick


Thank you.. My wife is kind of a health food nut. She used to run 5 miles everyday and had to stop due to a foot problem. Now, she uses a elliptical machine to exercise, she still does 5 miles but its every other day now. Also, she only uses all natural products and eats organic foods, it bout drives me crazy, cause I'm a country boy who loves fried chicken and biscuits.



Only you and your wife can make this decision.

But in both cases with my wife we were offered a lumpectomy. We considered the pros and cons of it and in both cases said no. We also said no to reconstructive surgery. Both times different doctor each time, the doctor said 'good decision.'

We've never regretted the decision. I still love my wife as much as ever, and our love life is still tremendous. As I said there are no nerve endings left in a reconstruction, unless there has been a tremendous improvement in the procedure that I don't know about.

But my wife is still stimulated when I rub her there and so am I, because that's her and she can feel it. It's not some 'hood ornament' with no nerve endings. I didn't marry her because of her breast.

I'd be lying if I said I don't miss them, but I'd far rather have her still alive and healthy than in the grave. In May this year it will have been 25 years since the first one and this year will be 6 years since the second one. We've been married well over 40 wonderful beautiful years.

Also with the lumpectomy, remember a 'zillion' cancer cells can fit on the head of a pin. If the doctor misses one, she's in trouble again. You want a nice big clear 'margin' and the best way to get that is removal, IMO. Like I said, I'm not a doctor and I didn't sleep at a Holiday Inn last night.

Best wishes and prayers.


Thank you for sharing your experience. This is why she is now considering the mastectomy . We have been married almost 19yrs and together for 21.





Damn, I wish I'd seen this thread when you fisrt posted it. Of course she's in my prayers. I'm close to the end, for now at least, of a year-long battle with breast cancer. I was diagnosed in March with Grade 3, Stage 2 very aggressive triple-negative invasive medularry carcinoma. Initial treatment was a lumpectomy with sentinal node biopsy, which luckily was negative.

I returned to the US to start chemo, but before I did, and MRI showed possible returning cancer cells. My docs and I made the decision to go ahead with the chemo, and do a mastectomy afterward. I made the call to take both off so the fakes would match, and to lessen the chance or return.

I got through the chemo, it wasn't easy. I posted details elsewhere, but would be glad to talk more to you and your wife. Afterward, for the mastectomy/reconstruction I opted for DIEP Flap reconstruction. The biopsy on the removed breast tissues was negative, I'm now in remission. Here's a link that tells a bit about the surgery I had. http://prma-enhance.com/breast-reconstruction/diep-flap

If your wife is a candidate for this surgery I highly recommend it. The recovery time is a bit longer than if she gets silicone, but I think it's worth it. My 'girls' will never spring a leak, my body can't reject them, and they look incredibly natural. In fact, mine look better than the factory ones.


If there's anything I can do for you or your wife, please let me know. I'll be glad to help or guide her through her treatment, and pray that she joins me in the ranks of people who puut their foot up cancer's ass.

I'm going to add a bit to Caver's post. Depending on the type of reconstruction you may well still have nerves and feeling there. I do, and right now those healing nerves are telling me all about it. It does hurt for a while, and my surgeon said the ultra tenderness should start to subside within a couple months of the surgery. I do have a circle where my nipples used to be that'll never have feeling, that's maybe 2 inches in diameter.


Thank you for sharing this. I will pass the info to her. We are trying to get a meeting with her surgeon on Tuesday to discuss the mastectomy procedure( surgery is scheduled the following Monday) . She qualified for genetic testing, which came back negative for the BRACA gene mutation. Which tells us the cancer is not hereditary. She has aunt on her mothers side that has had BC and a cousin that had ovarian cancer. Before the BRACA test, we originally opted for lumpectomy, but after some research and debate she says "I don't want to do the "lump" and in 5, 10,15 years go thru this all over again. If I can do something now, I want that." I told her I will love and support her in whatever decision she makes ...


Thank you again to everyone,
Vic

Lone_Wolfe
01-19-2013, 19:39
Just so she knows, I'm BRC-A negative, too.

Caver 60
01-19-2013, 22:46
Thank you..
I told her I will love and support her in whatever decision she makes ...

Vic

That's the bottom line right there. Love and support.

My wife has never felt the need to join any kind of cancer 'support group', because she knows that she gets all the support she needs right here at home. Continue to communicate with her and let her know you still love her more than any woman in the world. Let her know that for you, she's still the most beautiful woman in the world and she always will be.

My wife's still the sexiest grandma in the world and loves our grandkids to pieces.

May God be with you during the upcoming days.

VC-Racing
01-22-2013, 05:36
Damn, I wish I'd seen this thread when you fisrt posted it. Of course she's in my prayers. I'm close to the end, for now at least, of a year-long battle with breast cancer. I was diagnosed in March with Grade 3, Stage 2 very aggressive triple-negative invasive medularry carcinoma. Initial treatment was a lumpectomy with sentinal node biopsy, which luckily was negative.

I returned to the US to start chemo, but before I did, and MRI showed possible returning cancer cells. My docs and I made the decision to go ahead with the chemo, and do a mastectomy afterward. I made the call to take both off so the fakes would match, and to lessen the chance or return.

I got through the chemo, it wasn't easy. I posted details elsewhere, but would be glad to talk more to you and your wife. Afterward, for the mastectomy/reconstruction I opted for DIEP Flap reconstruction. The biopsy on the removed breast tissues was negative, I'm now in remission. Here's a link that tells a bit about the surgery I had. http://prma-enhance.com/breast-reconstruction/diep-flap

If your wife is a candidate for this surgery I highly recommend it. The recovery time is a bit longer than if she gets silicone, but I think it's worth it. My 'girls' will never spring a leak, my body can't reject them, and they look incredibly natural. In fact, mine look better than the factory ones.


If there's anything I can do for you or your wife, please let me know. I'll be glad to help or guide her through her treatment, and pray that she joins me in the ranks of people who puut their foot up cancer's ass.

Just so she knows, I'm BRC-A negative, too.

She finally sat down and read this thread the other night . She did very good til she got to here. This was the 2nd time she's cried during all this. She really appreciates everyone's thoughts, prayers and willingness to share their experiences. It has really helped us both . We have a long day ahead today.. Anesthesiologist, lab-work, 2nd surgical consult to discuss mastectomy, possibly a plastic surgeon consult and a MRI. Once again , THANK YOU to everyone...



Vic and Lynne

deputy tom
01-22-2013, 05:41
Good luck today and always. tom.:wavey:

jdw174
01-22-2013, 06:47
Just thought I'd add one more thing. My wife has worked in the medical field all her life, and has seen more than one person who elected the lumpectomy end up needing a mastectomy later. That helped her make the decision to have the latter. Her oncologist felt that she needed neither chemo nor radiation as her cancer...when detected...was the size of the head of a pin!! (Bless those yearly mammograms.) Both her mother and aunt passed from breast cancer, but that was way back when. Early detection today make the chances very very good.

Wishing both of you the best....

svtpwnz
01-22-2013, 07:02
Verry sorry to hear about your wife and I hope she gets through this. Thoughts and prayers headed your way.

HushH
01-22-2013, 07:06
Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lone_Wolfe
01-22-2013, 23:40
She finally sat down and read this thread the other night . She did very good til she got to here. This was the 2nd time she's cried during all this. She really appreciates everyone's thoughts, prayers and willingness to share their experiences. It has really helped us both . We have a long day ahead today.. Anesthesiologist, lab-work, 2nd surgical consult to discuss mastectomy, possibly a plastic surgeon consult and a MRI. Once again , THANK YOU to everyone...



Vic and Lynne

Prayers with you still, and Lynne, I'm only a PM away. You'll get through this. :hugs:

VC-Racing
01-23-2013, 18:40
Well we had a long day yesterday. MRI, 2nd surgical, labwork, Anesthesiologist.

After talking to the surgeon, she has decided to hold off surgery and wait on MRI results tomorrow ( thursday) and we have scheduled a appt with a cosmetic surgeon for Wednesday . We want to be sure we have everything covered. I told the surgeon, we were moving way to fast and needed to slow down a lil bit. All I was concerned about was to get the cancer removed. Now, we've had some time to process some of the info, we realized we needed to research and discuss the matter instead of running blind into the woods. Everyone that shared a experience was why she wanted to seek alternative procedures . It helped us cope and process everything. So we have another week to wait . Once we talk to the plastic surgeon , she is going to decide. Let me say this again, THANK YOU for everything. This helps a tremendous amount ...


Thanks,
Vic and Lynne

Lone_Wolfe
01-23-2013, 19:11
One thing to be aware of, most plastic surgeons won't do every option available to her. One that does implants usually won't to DIEP flap or TRAM flap, etc. If she decides to look into a different type of reconstruction, she may need to change surgeons. Also, my experience is that the surgeon you're seeing may advise you against another type of surgery or tell you that you're not a candidate incorrectly. The surgeon I was supposed to have do my reconstruction tried his best to convince me I couldn't get the surgery I did. I had to find another plastic surgeon. Turns out I was a very good candidate, and it was the ideal reconstruction for me.

VC-Racing
01-23-2013, 20:07
One thing to be aware of, most plastic surgeons won't do every option available to her. One that does implants usually won't to DIEP flap or TRAM flap, etc. If she decides to look into a different type of reconstruction, she may need to change surgeons. Also, my experience is that the surgeon you're seeing may advise you against another type of surgery or tell you that you're not a candidate incorrectly. The surgeon I was supposed to have do my reconstruction tried his best to convince me I couldn't get the surgery I did. I had to find another plastic surgeon. Turns out I was a very good candidate, and it was the ideal reconstruction for me.

Thanks. The one we're seeing does do those procedures according to his website. He is supposed to be one of the 2 best in our area specialized in reconstruction.

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Lone_Wolfe
01-23-2013, 20:13
That's great, you're lucky. Keeping you both in my prayers.

VC-Racing
01-23-2013, 20:33
That's great, you're lucky. Keeping you both in my prayers.

Thanks. You are in ours also. .

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VC-Racing
01-24-2013, 12:51
Just got off the phone with the surgeon , finally got some good news ... MRI results came back good. Only spot was in the same area they originally found. So, I just wanted to pass on some good news for a change .... Thanks again....


Vic

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Genesis
01-25-2013, 10:44
Just read your original post. Stopped what I was doing and prayed for your wife and you. Stay positive and keep praying. God is in control!

Lone_Wolfe
01-25-2013, 22:20
Just got off the phone with the surgeon , finally got some good news ... MRI results came back good. Only spot was in the same area they originally found. So, I just wanted to pass on some good news for a change .... Thanks again....


Vic

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Butkus
01-27-2013, 00:54
Prayers sent for you and your wife my friend

VC-Racing
02-05-2013, 19:27
Update..... had a minor setback over the weekend. My wife lost her uncle to cancer on Thursday and we buried him Sunday . I told her she was going to beat this thing and we have a lot of people praying for us ....


On a positive note........ We met with the cosmetic surgeon and feel better about the mastectomy procedure. Got to see all the new technology in implants , they have one they refer to as the gummy bear implant. It looks and feels like a gummy bear..... once again thank you to everyone , those prayers as working. Please keep them coming . Once she sets a surgery date I will let everyone know......

Many thanks again,

Vic

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MrMunster
02-05-2013, 20:23
VC-

Sent you a PM with comments. Do with them as you wish.

Publicly, I will state that friends have told me the best part of this experience was, "choosing the new ones," from the books the plastic surgeons provided. Although several stated that it was like buying a gun from a magazine; really hard to decide without handling them first. Needless to say, you have to buy "them" sight unseen but that doesn't mean you can't flip through the books a few times first!

Remember, laughter is the best medicine. We are all dying. It is simply a matter of the rate at which we approach our end. I pray that the doctors are able to match your wife's rate to yours.


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HKLovingIT
02-05-2013, 21:59
I'm not a very religious man, but believe in God . A lil over 6 hrs ago my life got turned upside down ... On Dec 6 my wife went in for her annual mammogram . On Friday (28 th) I took my wife back for a follow up due a spot they found . They did a biopsy and we got the results today ... :( . It was not good news. I'm trying to be positive and strong or her but its difficult . Things have been a blur since 1400 hrs . They seem optimistic, but we really not know much more til we have a consult with a surgeon in the next few days. So, if y'all can spare a prayer or 2 I'd greatly appreciate it......




Vic

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You got it buddy. Hang tough.

VC-Racing
02-14-2013, 10:01
Just a quick update.... She's decided to do a bi lateral mastectomy. Surgery is scheduled March 7. I really want to thank everyone again for their thoughts and prayers.



Vic

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jdw174
02-14-2013, 10:06
I believe she's chosen wisely. Hang in there.

VC-Racing
02-14-2013, 10:19
I believe she's chosen wisely. Hang in there.

As hard as it was for me to tell her, so do I ....

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TX OMFS
02-14-2013, 10:45
As a surgeon who treats head and neck cancer married to another surgeon, we agree w/ the mastectomy. Bilateral is your choice but prob a good idea.

Statistically it's hard to say mastectomy is better than lumpectomy for small tumors but if you ask most surgeons what they would do or advise their wife to do it's prob going to be mastectomy. A radical neck disection for oral cancer isn't always statistically better than a partial neck dissection when you look at studies. You come to me and need a node disection, I'm recommending dissecting your whole damn neck. Go at it full bore.

Also, I always tell my patients not to worry about reconstruction or really even consider it when choosing what type of surgery to have. When I'm the ablative surgeon I don't think about the reconstruction. I want the damn cancer out and if it makes reconstruction a little harder, well, eff it.

Foxterriermom
02-14-2013, 11:00
VC - you and your wife are still in my prayers!!!

jpa
02-14-2013, 11:23
Prayers and good luck to you and your wife. I hope it all works out.

JFrame
02-14-2013, 11:35
I'm keeping the prayer chain going...

Hang in there, Vic.


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VC-Racing
02-14-2013, 12:08
As a surgeon who treats head and neck cancer married to another surgeon, we agree w/ the mastectomy. Bilateral is your choice but prob a good idea.

Statistically it's hard to say mastectomy is better than lumpectomy for small tumors but if you ask most surgeons what they would do or advise their wife to do it's prob going to be mastectomy. A radical neck disection for oral cancer isn't always statistically better than a partial neck dissection when you look at studies. You come to me and need a node disection, I'm recommending dissecting your whole damn neck. Go at it full bore.

Also, I always tell my patients not to worry about reconstruction or really even consider it when choosing what type of surgery to have. When I'm the ablative surgeon I don't think about the reconstruction. I want the damn cancer out and if it makes reconstruction a little harder, well, eff it.

Thank you for you professional opinion . During all this I tried to use facts in trying to her decide. It was very difficult for me to do but I wanted her to make the best decision. I would to add , the shared experiences of several members of GT that have dealt or dealing with cancer helped me craft questions to ask her Dr's and those answers assisted me in my decision .



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TX OMFS
02-14-2013, 22:06
Love your wife well through all this. I prayed for you just now.

unit1069
02-14-2013, 22:20
My prayers and best wishes for your wife and for you also.

TX OMFS
03-02-2013, 10:20
Surgery still March 7? What's the final reconstruction plan?

jakebrake
03-02-2013, 10:23
kindly keep us as in the loop as we can be without being royal pains.

prayers and hugs for the both of you.

VC-Racing
03-02-2013, 10:25
kindly keep us as in the loop as we can be without being royal pains.

prayers and hugs for the both of you.

I will. We have a pre op visit Monday. Surgery is scheduled for March 7 .

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Boot Stomper
03-02-2013, 17:16
God Bless, prayer sent.

VC-Racing
03-05-2013, 19:22
Update .... Had pre-op visits Monday. Everything is "GO" for Thursday.... I'll update hen she gets out of recovery and admitted into a room. We really want to Thank everyone again for the encouraging words , experiences and prayers...

Vic and Lynne

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akbluz
03-05-2013, 21:48
I'll keep the both of you in my prayers.

.264 magnum
03-05-2013, 22:06
Nothing but the best for you and your wife.

Lone_Wolfe
03-06-2013, 00:35
Update .... Had pre-op visits Monday. Everything is "GO" for Thursday.... I'll update hen she gets out of recovery and admitted into a room. We really want to Thank everyone again for the encouraging words , experiences and prayers...

Vic and Lynne


I'll be sending up some extra on Thursday, and looking forward to the updates.

JackMac
03-06-2013, 20:28
Will do... remember God is in control. Lots of women survive this type of cancer now than ever before.

VC-Racing
03-07-2013, 11:30
We got to the hospital about 0930... Surgery was scheduled for 1030. Met her surgical team and they took her back about 1145 and got he update at 1200 they had started . I'll add updates as they come.....


Thanks ,
Vic

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JFrame
03-07-2013, 11:37
Still praying, Vic...

Hang in there, man...


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bluesman55
03-07-2013, 12:06
Praying for you and your wife.....

Never Nervous
03-07-2013, 14:53
Prayers sent from me and mine to you and yours. Be Blessed man.

NN

VC-Racing
03-07-2013, 15:13
Update.... Shes out the OR. Everything went OK. Thanks everyone, i really appreciate everything.

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JFrame
03-07-2013, 15:19
Hallelujah!

Get some rest now, Vic.

More prayers to your wife for a quick recovery, and for your continued strength to be there in support of her.
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VC-Racing
03-07-2013, 19:21
Thanks everyone... trying to get her relaxed .. she is a lot of pain ATM. They've given morphine about a hour and a half ago and still hurting.... its gonna be a long night ... I'll update in the AM if she's improved ...



Thanks,
Vic

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Willfulone
03-07-2013, 20:03
Thanks everyone... trying to get her relaxed .. she is a lot of pain ATM. They've given morphine about a hour and a half ago and still hurting.... its gonna be a long night ... I'll update in the AM if she's improved ...



Thanks,
Vic

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Keep them up to speed on her pain levels.

They can keep her out of pain and should do so for the
first few days...

Morphine has a pretty short half life. A time release
Oxycontine may be in order


Prayers sent

Will

flyover
03-07-2013, 20:24
Prayers sent.

Lone_Wolfe
03-07-2013, 20:27
He's right, they can do a lot for her there. So glad to hear she did well.

VC-Racing
03-07-2013, 21:10
[QUOTE=Willfulone;20067113]Keep them up to speed on her pain levels.

They can keep her out of pain and should do so for the
first few days...

Morphine has a pretty short half life. A time release
Oxycontine may be in order


Prayers sent

Will[/QUOTE/]

They just gave her the 2 nd dose of morphine . I've already been on them about her pain. If she doesn't get some relief in a lil while they gonna call the on-call doc for something stronger.

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VC-Racing
03-08-2013, 07:43
Update ..... had a rough night last night in the neighborhood . They chased her pain all night and was never able to get in front of it. The on call doc was a idiot. Finally @0700 her surgeon comes in and takes control of the situation and gives her dialauden to try yo get ahead of the pain and at 0930 they're going to give percocet pending her pain level.....

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JFrame
03-08-2013, 07:49
Very sorry to hear that... :frown:

Man -- it's so important to stay ahead of the pain at this time...

More prayers going...


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DARKSHADOW
03-08-2013, 08:15
:angel: For you. :angel::angel::angel::angel: For her.

ustate
03-08-2013, 10:50
Prayers sent.

ashecht
03-08-2013, 15:57
Prayers sent from the Tar Heel state

VC-Racing
03-08-2013, 16:28
Surgeon just left again... she's improved some. Dialauden and percocet again , so hopefully that will make her comfortable through the night....

Really appreciate the support and prayers , they is a workin.......



Vic

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Earthtrek
03-08-2013, 19:14
Here is praying for a comfortable nights sleep. Hope they keep the pain under control.

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Blackhorse Trooper
03-08-2013, 19:33
Knee Mail sent,God Bless you and your wife!

Lone_Wolfe
03-08-2013, 22:54
............... they is a workin.......



And still ongoing.....

Willfulone
03-08-2013, 23:01
Glad they are making progress.

Make sure you taking care of yourself too

Will

VC-Racing
03-09-2013, 07:52
Morning ...... had a semi restful night... they're finally catching her pain level. She's down to a 6/7 for Friday night where she was at 9/10 all of Thursday night..her goal is a 4 for today and night. If she can maintain that for 24 hrs , we may be able to come home Monday .

We really , really THANK everyone again for the prayers and support ....


Vic and Lynne......

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VC-Racing
03-09-2013, 07:59
Glad they are making progress.

Make sure you taking care of yourself too

Will

I apply the motto a old fire chief told me when I joined the FD ......... If your're hurt , you can't help someone else....... So , I use that saying daily ........ its been hard since I messed my back up, but I'm trying to do the best with what I got.....

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deputy tom
03-09-2013, 08:29
More prayers sent. tom.

JFrame
03-09-2013, 08:35
Praying that Lynne achieves "0" soon, and that you both can proceed happily with the rest of your lives. :)


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jakebrake
03-09-2013, 08:58
still praying, and thankful she's doing well.

VC-Racing
03-09-2013, 20:23
Update.... did wound drain care tonight , nurse told me I did a god job ... got a lil supper down , nurse got her PM and antibiotics done , so we should have about 4 hrs of peaceful sleep tonight barring any issues. Her pain management is finally getting better. She did get upset when she saw the incisions and broke down . It was hard to watch her cry . I reminded her things will get better and I didn't marry her for her boobies, I married her because love her. I told her, " we got a long row to hoe together , no giving up now"........

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GLOCK30JOHN
03-09-2013, 20:31
Prayers sent.

bluesman55
03-10-2013, 08:29
God will stand by both of you in the darkest times. May the the healing hand of Jesus touch you and and comfort you both in the name of Jesus I pray.

Sneegrl
03-10-2013, 09:25
Many prayers for you and your wife. I hope the pain becomes less and less as time goes on, and that she is on her way to a full recovery!

VC-Racing
03-11-2013, 08:01
Waiting on discharge orders from surgeon.... We're sitting on "G" waiting on "O" ..... ready to get home......

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JFrame
03-11-2013, 08:35
Vic -- Big "Hurrah" for you and Lynne! http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/standart/clapping.gif

...And more prayer sent for total health for both of you. http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/icq/girl_angel.gif


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Lone_Wolfe
03-11-2013, 16:01
Waiting on discharge orders from surgeon.... We're sitting on "G" waiting on "O" ..... ready to get home......

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Python-Hunter
03-11-2013, 16:07
Glad to hear about progress.
Prayers will continue!

nursetim
03-11-2013, 16:42
Rock on brother. She's on the mend. :thumbsup:

MrsKitty
03-11-2013, 16:43
Somehow I have missed this until now but I'm adding my prayers...

I work with a lot of hospitals and I've seen some grossly under-treated pain levels by residents and hospitalists alike. I've also seen patients who were unconscious given morphine pumps...

Adequate pain control is one of the hardest things to treat between doctors who are scared to order the good stuff, patients who are difficult to treat because different meds have different results in different people and those who just appear to not care. The patient really suffers...

On the other hand, it's not too uncommon for a doctor to over-treat pain and wind up doing a rapid response or coding a patient and having to give Narcan.

Add into the mix the pill seekers. Nurses occasionally catch people taking pain meds that were not ordered and getting caught shooting up heroin in their hospital room is not that uncommon.

VC-Racing
03-14-2013, 08:43
Update ...... She is doing well. Shes still hurting some, but nowhere near what it was. Our next hurdle is the pathology report on friday ... The getting her drains removed in the next week or so . Then the weekly trips for her expanders....
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We really Thank everyone for the prayers and support ...

Vic

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jdw174
03-14-2013, 09:08
Good to hear she's doing well. I should tell you that the drain removal will probably be on the painful side. They are block shaped and not real tiny. I held on to my wife when they removed her's. Thankfully it only happens once. Hang in there.

jakebrake
03-14-2013, 15:14
Update ...... She is doing well. Shes still hurting some, but nowhere near what it was. Our next hurdle is the pathology report on friday ... The getting her drains removed in the next week or so . Then the weekly trips for her expanders....
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We really Thank everyone for the prayers and support ...

Vic

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GIG4FUN
03-14-2013, 18:17
You and your wife are in my prayers.
peace,
gig

Lone_Wolfe
03-15-2013, 00:21
Update ...... She is doing well. Shes still hurting some, but nowhere near what it was. Our next hurdle is the pathology report on friday ... The getting her drains removed in the next week or so . Then the weekly trips for her expanders....
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We really Thank everyone for the prayers and support ...

Vic


This all sounds good, gladt to hear it! I know how miserable those damn drains are, tell her I'm commiserating with her. :hugs:

VC-Racing
03-16-2013, 10:51
Had a follow up yesterday with the plastic surgeon and gen surgeon.. Everything was good :dancing::dancingbanana:. The general told us that they got everything and that all the negative markers that was supposed to be negative were and all the positive marker that was supposed to be positive were and " You made a wise decision " . She will still need to see a oncologist, but he thinks she will be placed on Tamoxifen ... we wont know that until later on. Once again ladies and gentlemen, I want to Thank You for the support .....



Vic

bluesman55
03-16-2013, 10:57
I have tears of joy.

Caver 60
03-16-2013, 12:13
My wife was on Tamoxifen for about 15 years. No side effects. It's good stuff. Hang in there.

Fisherman
03-16-2013, 12:34
Just saw this. Prayers for both of you. :fishing:

Willfulone
03-16-2013, 13:47
Had a follow up yesterday with the plastic surgeon and gen surgeon.. Everything was good :dancing::dancingbanana:. The general told us that they got everything and that all the negative markers that was supposed to be negative were and all the positive marker that was supposed to be positive were and " You made a wise decision " . She will still need to see a oncologist, but he thinks she will be placed on Tamoxifen ... we wont know that until later on. Once again ladies and gentlemen, I want to Thank You for the support .....



Vic


GLad to hear it, good luck to you both moving forward


Will

nursetim
03-16-2013, 15:53
That's great news. God speed her healing.

VC-Racing
03-18-2013, 09:23
Just left the Dr. office. Drains got to stay til Friday :( . Said everything looked good, just wanted to be cautious about removing the drains to early .....

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windancr
03-18-2013, 10:45
Glad to hear she is doing better. Yes, it will be a relief t have the drains removed. Prayers for all of you

JFrame
03-18-2013, 11:15
Fresh prayers for the week for you and your wife, Vic... :)


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Lady Glock
03-18-2013, 12:30
My first time seeing this thread. I will add you and your wife to my daily prayers. I'm happy to hear the outcome seems so good. Prayers for continued recovery and for the cancer to stay away! Banished by God the Father, God the son and God the Holy Ghost!

Lone_Wolfe
03-18-2013, 23:30
Had a follow up yesterday with the plastic surgeon and gen surgeon.. Everything was good :dancing::dancingbanana:. The general told us that they got everything and that all the negative markers that was supposed to be negative were and all the positive marker that was supposed to be positive were and " You made a wise decision " . She will still need to see a oncologist, but he thinks she will be placed on Tamoxifen ... we wont know that until later on. Once again ladies and gentlemen, I want to Thank You for the support .....



Vic

So she's hormone receptor positive, good. That makes it easier to prevent recurrance.

Tell her I'm right there with her on those damn drains. She'll be so relieved when they're gone! :phew:

Jakestir
03-18-2013, 23:55
I hope everything works out.

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VC-Racing
03-19-2013, 11:41
So she's hormone receptor positive, good. That makes it easier to prevent recurrance.

Tell her I'm right there with her on those damn drains. She'll be so relieved when they're gone! :phew:

Yes it was positive. Had the Oncologist appt today. Got the best news we could pray for..... No additional treatment ..... :) .

Her biggest gripe is having to do sponge baths and not being able to shower :eek: until the drains are removed.
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I got raked over the coals the other morning because i took a clothes pin to bed the night before and when she woke up, i had it on my nose ;) .
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She didn't think it was funny .. :cool: .




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JFrame
03-19-2013, 11:54
Yes it was positive. Had the Oncologist appt today. Got the best news we could pray for..... No additional treatment ..... :) .


That's OUTSTANDING, Vic! http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/big_standart/clapping.gifhttp://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/fool/appl.gifhttp://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/just_cuz/JC_clap.gifhttp://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/just_cuz/JC_doubleup.gif

Continued best wishes to you and Lynne...May she reach total recovery, and may the both of you have smooth sailing going forward!


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Lone_Wolfe
03-20-2013, 02:52
Yes it was positive. Had the Oncologist appt today. Got the best news we could pray for..... No additional treatment ..... :) .

Her biggest gripe is having to do sponge baths and not being able to shower :eek: until the drains are removed.
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I got raked over the coals the other morning because i took a clothes pin to bed the night before and when she woke up, i had it on my nose ;) .
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She didn't think it was funny .. :cool: .


Wow, that's a relief! That means she has a low grade (less aggressive) cancer. She's so lucky to be able to avoid chemo, and it's not at all likely to come back. I know you both are happy about that, so am I.

As for the drains, I was allowed to shower with them in, thankfully. I just could only let soapy water run over them, and I had to pat the areas dry carefully. Just remember, it'll be over soon!

flyover
03-20-2013, 17:25
Yes it was positive. Had the Oncologist appt today. Got the best news we could pray for..... No additional treatment ..... :) .

Her biggest gripe is having to do sponge baths and not being able to shower :eek: until the drains are removed.
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I got raked over the coals the other morning because i took a clothes pin to bed the night before and when she woke up, i had it on my nose ;) .
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She didn't think it was funny .. :cool: .




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You are lucky she didn't clamp it to something else!! :wow:

VC-Racing
03-20-2013, 17:39
You are lucky she didn't clamp it to something else!! :wow:

I've got to keep her laughing



Wow, that's a relief! That means she has a low grade (less aggressive) cancer. She's so lucky to be able to avoid chemo, and it's not at all likely to come back. I know you both are happy about that, so am I.

As for the drains, I was allowed to shower with them in, thankfully. I just could only let soapy water run over them, and I had to pat the areas dry carefully. Just remember, it'll be over soon!

Thanks. That was her biggest fear..

She's been doing sponge baths and getting her hair washed once a week by the girl that cuts her hair. At the rate her drain are producing fluid , we may not have the drain removed Friday. I told her yesterday if they are sill producing fluid ( > 5 cc) by 1500 Thursday, she will need to call the PS. I don't want to drive a 100 miles to get turned around and told to come back on Monday...


Vic

Lone_Wolfe
03-20-2013, 21:29
Yep, with that quantity they won't take the drains out. Once the quantity starts to drop, it should drop enough pretty quickly. I hated those damn drains.

TX OMFS
03-20-2013, 23:35
The PS won't remove a drain that is only making 5cc a day? :wow: Did I misunderstand that?

It sounds like Lone_Wolfe's surgeon and I practice the same: no problem showering with drains in place. I'm curious why your PS won't let them get wet. I understand not submersing them in a bath but I don't get the no shower advice.

VC-Racing
03-21-2013, 07:23
The PS won't remove a drain that is only making 5cc a day? :wow: Did I misunderstand that?

It sounds like Lone_Wolfe's surgeon and I practice the same: no problem showering with drains in place. I'm curious why your PS won't let them get wet. I understand not submersing them in a bath but I don't get the no shower advice.

Me either..... I'm guessing he doesn't want to chance anything . Which I can understand, I too prefer to err on the side of caution.

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VC-Racing
03-22-2013, 19:07
My info was wrong.... I was basing my info on a 8 hr period , he said anything under 20 CC per side in 24 hrs was sufficient . They were at 15. So, they pulled her drains today ........... We go back on Monday to start filling the expanders ....

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robbcayman
03-22-2013, 19:35
So glad for the good news, bro. Live in the moment and cherish that woman. Here's to many more years of marriage for the both of ya.

jlbeasley1976
03-23-2013, 10:45
Good luck and best wishes. I've had 3 women in my family beat it so maybe that will provide you with a little ray of optimism.

Butkus
03-24-2013, 00:17
May God bless her and you!!!!

flyover
03-26-2013, 13:12
Glad to hear that your wife is well on her way to recovery.

VC-Racing
04-02-2013, 11:39
Well we had a minor setback ... We had a visitor the other day that had a cold and didn't think to say something ....:banghead: ... well now we both have the crud......

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TX OMFS
04-02-2013, 11:43
How is your wife tolerating the expanders?

VC-Racing
04-02-2013, 11:48
How is your wife tolerating the expanders?

Not bad. She is at 180 cc per side and doing good so far , except we got the crud Sunday .....

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Lone_Wolfe
04-02-2013, 13:19
Not bad. She is at 180 cc per side and doing good so far , except we got the crud Sunday .....

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Glad to hear things are going well. Except for the crud, that is. Hope that's gone quickly.

Butkus
04-04-2013, 23:35
My God bless her and heal her

Lior
04-05-2013, 00:15
Prayers duly added for you and the Missus. Lior.

VC-Racing
05-08-2013, 10:09
Thought I would update everyone .
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We did our final dr.visit for tissue expansion ... so part 3 is done.... we will do the next surgery in about 8 weeks. I really appreciate everyone that has given their thoughts , prayers and shared experiences. It has helped beyond measure .....
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Thanks,
Vic

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Lone_Wolfe
05-08-2013, 17:58
Wow, great news! Thanks for the update.

VC-Racing
06-25-2013, 03:52
Update....

Well today is the day for surgery#2. We're off to Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital. Things are moving forward on this journey.


Will update as things progress. ....




Vic

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Lone_Wolfe
06-25-2013, 03:54
:thumbsup:

Lady Glock
06-25-2013, 08:35
continued prayers...look forward to positive/encouraging updates.

VC-Racing
06-25-2013, 11:46
She's out of surgery. .... everything went well. The hospital blocked GT so I had to jump off their wifi and post. Thanks for the prayers. ...


Vic

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SevenSixtyTwo
06-26-2013, 05:12
That's good to read! I'm not religious either but prayers, well wishes, powers of the human spirit, whatever it is sent your way! She will pull through this. Women are stubborn that way.

VC-Racing
06-26-2013, 07:30
Thanks. ...

We survived last night. She's in some pain but its been manageable so far. Unfortunately, shes developed a small rash which has to be monitored. Gonna be a long 6 days...

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JFrame
06-26-2013, 07:32
Hang in there, Vic -- and prayers to you both.


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Earthworm Jim
06-30-2013, 06:51
Prayers sent


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flyover
06-30-2013, 10:17
Prayers continuing for you and the Mrs.

Lone_Wolfe
07-01-2013, 20:32
How's she doing now?

VC-Racing
07-01-2013, 20:59
How's she doing now?

We hsd a follow up with the ps and he's bern really impressed with her recovery. We go back in 3 weeks and set a date for the next part . We are on schedule to finish the reconstruction by the end of Nov.

How are you. I was sorry to read about your friend.

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COYBOY
07-01-2013, 21:02
In the name of Jesus Christ LORD and Savior I speak Healing right now!!!

Lone_Wolfe
07-01-2013, 21:26
We hsd a follow up with the ps and he's bern really impressed with her recovery. We go back in 3 weeks and set a date for the next part . We are on schedule to finish the reconstruction by the end of Nov.

How are you. I was sorry to read about your friend.


Thank you, and I'm glad to hear she's doing well. Please giver her my regards. :wavey:

VC-Racing
07-02-2013, 06:57
I will.
She's been asked to be a contact person for the hospital for any new or current patient who wants to talk to someone who has been on this journey.

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deputy tom
07-02-2013, 07:02
More prayers sent. tom.

VC-Racing
10-09-2013, 04:56
Just a quick update.

We are in for (what I hope for) the final surgery. She has done well beyond our expectations. Once again , if y'all can spare a prayer or 2 today I would really appreciate it.





Vic

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deputy tom
10-09-2013, 05:12
Prayers sent. tom.

SevenSixtyTwo
10-09-2013, 05:15
Consider it done! Wishing her success and fast recovery. Hang tough. She's gonna be alright.

Lady Glock
10-09-2013, 05:17
More prayers being shared. Thank you for the update and please...let us know how the patient is doing!!

greatwun
10-09-2013, 06:23
Prayers sent


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Lone_Wolfe
10-09-2013, 07:11
Just a quick update.

We are in for (what I hope for) the final surgery. She has done well beyond our expectations. Once again , if y'all can spare a prayer or 2 today I would really appreciate it.





Vic


Prayers sent that it goes well, and STAYS her final surgery.

Timotheous46
10-09-2013, 08:40
Prayers sent

windancr
10-09-2013, 13:23
Prayers for you both, and for her care team.
Take care of yourself too

VC-Racing
10-09-2013, 13:49
Thanks everyone. We are home. She's resting and I am beat.


Vic

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mnotlyon
10-09-2013, 15:09
Thanks everyone. We are home. She's resting and I am beat.


Vic

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VC-Racing
12-20-2013, 13:39
Update. ...

I just wanted to let everyone know that my wife had her last procedure today. We wanted to thank everyone for the support and prayers.


Vic and Lynne

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MooseJaw
12-20-2013, 16:45
Prayers sent..

Mrs.Cicero
12-20-2013, 16:51
Update. ...

I just wanted to let everyone know that my wife had her last procedure today. We wanted to thank everyone for the support and prayers.


Vic and Lynne

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We will keep praying for a quick recovery.

flyover
12-20-2013, 18:02
Prayers continuing for you and yours.

Lone_Wolfe
12-21-2013, 06:59
Update. ...

I just wanted to let everyone know that my wife had her last procedure today. We wanted to thank everyone for the support and prayers.


Vic and Lynne


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Dr. Leaky
12-21-2013, 08:40
Most excellent. Now have a Merry Christmas.

SevenSixtyTwo
12-21-2013, 18:14
Wishing you two a very Merry Christmas!

deputy tom
12-21-2013, 20:20
More prayers sent. tom.

VC-Racing
12-22-2013, 08:10
Thank you again everyone. She has one more follow up, but that is just final visit to go over everything and for him to document the results. Had it not been for the support here I don't know if I could have made this journey. One thing about this place I love is when someone is in need of support, its there . Regardless of what the circumstances, someone will lend a ear and give positive feedback whether it be words of encouragement and or prayer's. That is what sets GT apart from every other "board" .

Once again, I thank you and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!




Vic
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DaleGribble
12-22-2013, 09:24
I never saw this until today so I'm sorry I never sent well wishes and I'm glad things are looking up for you both. :wavey:

Delmonte67
12-22-2013, 09:31
:):):)Have an awesome Merry Christmas!!!:):):)