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Old 06-27-2017, 06:08 AM
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Praying for you, Lexie and sending positive thoughts your way!
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:10 AM
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You got this Lexie!!! Positive thoughts and energy coming your way.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:23 AM
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I'll be watching for updates but I'm also firmly in the "You Got This" Camp.

Many prayers & positive thoughts today Friend!!
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:29 AM
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I am so glad we will get updates Lexie. We are with you 100% of the way. You are strong, and I know you will come through this with flying colors! You are in my prayers friend!
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:41 AM
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With this army of strength and compassion this can only go one way, you do have this. Keeping you in my thoughts!
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:44 AM
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Very best wishes to you Lexie.
Your positive outlook and wise words are a comfort to many on here and now we wish you a speedy recovery from the surgery and look forward to having you back here soon.
Big hug.
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:59 AM
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Sending you my best, and thanks for finding a way to get us updates!

Sending positive vibes, good juju, prayers, ALL THAT!

And I'm in awe of your positivity and just marching forward, I've seen over and over the difference that makes with health stuff. You're a warrior and we're all behind you!
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:04 AM
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Sending positive energy your way Lexie! Add another member to the "You Got This" club! All the good you've done shall be returned to you.
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:31 AM
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Firing up the Codie Bus, who calls shotgun??
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:33 AM
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ME! LOL!
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:57 AM
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Wait for meeeee, I brought the cheesecake for everyone. This old gal can't run like she used to.

Wishing you healing and positive treatments, Lexie, and we will all be cheering you on.

This is Paskha, a Russian Cheesecake...I think Puzzled Heart had something to do with this. Who's got the forks?

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Old 06-27-2017, 12:21 PM
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Best of luck to you, LexieCat!
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Old 06-27-2017, 12:22 PM
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Sending lots of prayers your way, Lexi.
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Old 06-27-2017, 12:37 PM
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lots of prayers and positive thoughts for you, Lexie!

and, I am bringing a fork!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
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Old 06-27-2017, 12:43 PM
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Lexie, best wishes for a quick, uneventful hospital stay and lots of good thoughts coming your way.
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Old 06-27-2017, 01:18 PM
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A big hug and wishes for the best outcome possible!
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Old 06-27-2017, 02:45 PM
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So nobody bothered to tell me they'd be doing all the pre-op testing today. My appointment was for 11, doc was running late--it was after noon, I think, when he finally got there, and I JUST got home--all day without eating. No fasting required, I just didn't know I'd BE there so long!

I got to meet some of the surgeon's other patients (all cancer patients) in waiting area, and they all could not sing his praises enough--they said he's the BEST. And sure enough, wonderful, pleasant young guy who explained everything very carefully (much of which I've already forgotten--I'm calling the nurse who ANSWERS ALL QUESTIONS for a couple of details I've forgotten.

He seems less certain than my pulmonologist is that this will turn out to be cancer. He didn't want to put a percentage likelihood on it, and he agrees it's suspicious enough it needs to come out. But they will start with removing only the part of the lung with the tumor, and not remove the entire lobe unless they have to. He said my lung function is "excellent" (glad I gave up cigarettes when I did!), so if the lobe has to be removed I should be fine. They will have the tumor cells examined while I am still "under" and at that point they will decide whether more surgery is needed. If no cancer they won't touch the lymph nodes.

It will be minimally invasive surgery--either VATS or robotic surgery, depending on which operating room is available. He said they are basically the same in terms of outcome. He said the only thing that might require a full incision ("open" surgery) would be if there were uncontrolled bleeding--then they need to get in and control it.

He will call me with the PET scan results tomorrow. If there is any sign of spread, then he said they would do chemo/radiation first, and then surgery. But he's pretty optimistic that there won't be.

So all in all it's looking good. He said they COULD do it on Monday and I asked how long if we wait till after the holiday. He said they can do it the following week. So right now I'm tentatively scheduled for Monday 7/10 unless something opens up sooner after the Fourth.

He said I seem very healthy otherwise, and should recover fast. There's a small chance I could go home same day, but otherwise 2-3 days max, assuming they can do the minimally invasive procedure.
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Old 06-27-2017, 02:48 PM
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Oh, and it's quite rude of you all to be eating cheesecake in front of me. I'm on a strictly high-protein diet till PET scan tomorrow (no carbs/sweets). At the very least, you better save me a piece!
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Old 06-27-2017, 03:19 PM
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He said they COULD do it on Monday and I asked how long if we wait till after the holiday.

typical alcoholic, we'll <<fill in the blank>> AFTER the holiday!!! LOL

so that's all GOOD stuff right? considering our options? i am so glad you have the AWESOME SAUCE oncologist. and that he took the time to explain everything. i'm sure a lot of it fell right back out of your head, but that is totally understandable.

sorry about the cheesecake, WHO KNEW???
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Old 06-27-2017, 03:37 PM
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Good luck, Lexie! You've GOT this!
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