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Post  milo Fri May 07, 2010 10:14 am

UGH, where to start? She will have surgery on Friday to remove a lymph node to find out exactly what we are dealing with.

Then it's likely chemotherapy right away.

Thank God we live in Canada where most of her treatment will be covered.

I'm very scared. In the numb stage right now. UGH


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Post  HeelerLady Fri May 07, 2010 10:20 am

So sorry to hear about that Milo. I hope they caught it early and are able to give her a good prognosis. Smile

Thoughts and prayers being sent your way.

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Post  Paradox Fri May 07, 2010 11:21 am

Milo,

I'm so sorry! Sending you hugs and the warmest of thoughts.
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Post  milo Fri May 07, 2010 11:25 am

Thanks guys. I'd be the first one to tell someone that it is too soon to start putting energy into worrying, but it's so hard.

Her Uncle died of it at age 46...she is 42.
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Post  lesherb Fri May 07, 2010 11:43 am

Milo,

My sister had non-Hodgkins lymphoma in the 1990s (while she was in her 40s). She had chemo (which didn't work) and then a bone marrow transplant (which did). In 1998, she called me at work to tell me she was cured. She has been cancer free ever since!

Far be it for me to ever tell anyone not to worry. I did hear something very interesting when I was channel surfing the other evening. It was a woman preacher who was talking about meditation. She said that worry is just meditating about bad stuff. That really struck me as profound. We all know that meditation is supposed to be good for us, psychologically. So it make perfect sense that we should concentrate on positive things as opposed to meditating on the negative...aka worrying.

I will hold a good thought in my heart for your wife. I am very glad financial matters are not something with which you have contend for healthcare. You can then concentrate on her recovery.

Please let us know what the doctors say.

All my best,
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Post  milo Fri May 07, 2010 11:44 am

My wife is a very meditative person. I will continue to try to help the thoughts flow positively.
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Post  Brent Fri May 07, 2010 12:04 pm

I am sorry to hear that and am sending positive energy your way. My friend had that and made it through just fine. He even put off treatment for a long time. For the last two years he has been totally lump free and never did have any real pain, that is except for the treatment.

We so often only hear about the bad outcomes but there are far more good outcomes.

More good news.
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/non-hodgkins-lymphoma/news/20091207/vitamin-d-may-boost-lymhoma-survival
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Post  alli Fri May 07, 2010 12:14 pm

I'm so sorry to hear this. But I have a good friend who went through two rounds with lymphoma and has been cancer free for the last 15 years. And my boss's son has it also and has been doing really well with diet and medication. Lymphoma is one of the forms of cancer that responds very well to treatment.

You are both in my prayers.
Hugs to both of you.
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Post  pen Fri May 07, 2010 12:40 pm

So sorry Milo,
But I can add a positive story as well.
My daughter's friend got non hodgkins 10 years ago.

She did respond to the chemo, although it was a bit tricky at first.
But despite the concerns with it, and being told her fertility was effected, 3 years later gave birth to her son Jacob.
She then had another child and has just had a third. All without complications and the cancer has never returned.

I know this is not relevant to yourselves, just trying to give a positive slant.

To be honest she has a much better quality of life than I do.

I know you have lots of positive vibes being sent to you.

Hugs,
Pennie Smile

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Post  Almostangela Fri May 07, 2010 12:45 pm

Feeling your pain and sending prayers your way, ((Milo))
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Post  Brenda Fri May 07, 2010 3:11 pm

I'm so sorry, Milo. Prayers and good thoughts for a full and fast recovery....and an easy time with treatments.
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Post  tecky Fri May 07, 2010 3:59 pm

Oh, I'm so sorry, Milo. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers. I love you flower
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Post  milo Fri May 07, 2010 4:15 pm

Thanks all....I'm up and down...she is just spending money...lol Go figure.
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Post  marion Fri May 07, 2010 6:25 pm

Positive thoughts coming your way from down under.
Stop worrying about the money and go shopping with her.
Have a coffee or even better a big fat iced chocolate with double icecream.
THen invest in something flouro pink or green.
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Post  CluelessKitty Fri May 07, 2010 7:05 pm

Ditto to all what Marion said - have fun living life at the moment and lets not worry about later.
As later has this irritable quality of coming anyway, like it or not, lol.

You and your wife are in my thoughts, too dear Milo - I'll pray everything will be alright. Sending warm hugs.

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Post  milo Fri May 07, 2010 7:56 pm

Seems things will be fine unless the Canucks lose to Chicago. Appears the hockey playoffs will do just fine at keeping her mind off of things. lol

Not worried about the money. Very Happy I say live your life. Even if it means coming home with a new Tacoma truck that noone living in this big city could possibly need!
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Post  CluelessKitty Fri May 07, 2010 8:41 pm

Yup we're watching the games, too Smile
Tacoma truck? on the contrary, that's precisely what the lady and her company in the city needs!
mighty looking truck = free parking space, 'cuz everyone lets you go first Smile


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Post  crt Fri May 07, 2010 9:00 pm

Sending you thoughts for a successful, smooth, and swift treatment regime.

Gentle hugs,
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Post  Olee Fri May 07, 2010 9:36 pm

My thoughts and positive energy are with you.
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Post  kimsmom Sat May 08, 2010 8:18 am

Milo, my brother was diagnosed in December and had the operation that your wife is going to have. His lumph nodes told what type of lumphoma he has and it seems he has had it for over six years and did not know it.

The doctors recommended doing nothing because it seems to be in remission and to just watch it. The only reason they cought it was because he went to an ENT for snoring! The doctor said "hey, what is going on here with your lumph nodes?" My brother had no idea.

The posts that you have received were very uplifting and it seems to be good results. All my best to you and your wife. I hope she has an easy time of it.

One thing the doctor did tell my brother which rang true as he looked back on the last six years was when she does get sick, like with a cold or such she will get it much worse than the average person.

Just something to keep in mind.

Prayers coming your way.

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Post  Guest Sat May 08, 2010 12:52 pm

i'm very sorry to hear milo. wishing the best.

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Post  MaryAnneLive Sat May 08, 2010 9:24 pm

I am also sending you good positive vibes. I am sorry to hear the diagnosis. I hope that the biopsy went well and that you and your wife have good news soon.

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Post  milo Sun May 09, 2010 6:53 pm

Thanks everyone....will keep you updated.
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Post  Ivy Mon May 10, 2010 12:34 am

Hi Milo,
I understand well what a cancer diagnosis means and how scary they can be.
Fortunately today many - really MANY - people heal.
I can add another successful story with lymphoma, too.
I have 2 colleagues who healed from it. One is a 55 year old woman. She found it out in her early 40's and she went through several cycles of chemo, but now she's been cancer free for 10 years and she's doing very well. The other one is a young boy who was diagnosed with lymphona at only 22. He went through chemo and today (8 years later) he plays soccer, volleyball, is healthy and in good shape.

I will be thinking of you and your wife.
Hugs
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Post  milo Mon May 10, 2010 6:15 pm

I'm having a really terrible day. Had to spend a bunch of it dealing with human resources. I 'm hoping tomorrow is a better day.
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