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    BarbieGirl
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      Just wondering how your mom's surgery went and how she's doing?  I just read about her having lung cancer.  Praying she heals completely and has a speedy recovery!!  *Hugz*

      ~Lisa~

      Just wondering how your mom's surgery went and how she's doing?  I just read about her having lung cancer.  Praying she heals completely and has a speedy recovery!!  *Hugz*

      ~Lisa~

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        akls
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          Lisa,

          Thanks so much for asking.  I just got back from the hospital visiting her.  Surgery was Friday and they were able to do VATS so her recovery has been going quite well.  They took the right upper lobe and she has two chest tubes in.  She is controlling pain pretty well with just vicodin however it is making her very loopy.  She is still in ICU but would have been moved today if there was an available bed on the regular floor. 

          The pathology that they did in the OR showed Bronchioloalveolar cancer which is a sub-set of the adenocarcinoma the biopsy showed.  If you are going to have lung cancer BAC is the one to have.  Her prognosis is much better now than what we had originally thought.  He did say it had been there a while and the outside of the lung had begun to grow toward the tumor so chemo might be recommened, but so far the margins have come back clear and we'll know about the nodes in a few days.

          I guess the chemo for BAC is more targeted therapy than traditional lung cancer chemos so it sound like if she does have to do it, it wont be as bad as we originally thought.

          Can't wait to get her home.  It's an hour drive to the hospital and I want to be there, but trying to take care of my family too.  My sister is an RN at the hospital she is in so she will be there all day Mon. and Tues. with her and maybe we can bring her home mid-week.

          I appreciate the prayers.  They seem to be working!

          Amy S. in Michigan

          akls
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            Lisa,

            Thanks so much for asking.  I just got back from the hospital visiting her.  Surgery was Friday and they were able to do VATS so her recovery has been going quite well.  They took the right upper lobe and she has two chest tubes in.  She is controlling pain pretty well with just vicodin however it is making her very loopy.  She is still in ICU but would have been moved today if there was an available bed on the regular floor. 

            The pathology that they did in the OR showed Bronchioloalveolar cancer which is a sub-set of the adenocarcinoma the biopsy showed.  If you are going to have lung cancer BAC is the one to have.  Her prognosis is much better now than what we had originally thought.  He did say it had been there a while and the outside of the lung had begun to grow toward the tumor so chemo might be recommened, but so far the margins have come back clear and we'll know about the nodes in a few days.

            I guess the chemo for BAC is more targeted therapy than traditional lung cancer chemos so it sound like if she does have to do it, it wont be as bad as we originally thought.

            Can't wait to get her home.  It's an hour drive to the hospital and I want to be there, but trying to take care of my family too.  My sister is an RN at the hospital she is in so she will be there all day Mon. and Tues. with her and maybe we can bring her home mid-week.

            I appreciate the prayers.  They seem to be working!

            Amy S. in Michigan

            akls
            Participant

              Lisa,

              Thanks so much for asking.  I just got back from the hospital visiting her.  Surgery was Friday and they were able to do VATS so her recovery has been going quite well.  They took the right upper lobe and she has two chest tubes in.  She is controlling pain pretty well with just vicodin however it is making her very loopy.  She is still in ICU but would have been moved today if there was an available bed on the regular floor. 

              The pathology that they did in the OR showed Bronchioloalveolar cancer which is a sub-set of the adenocarcinoma the biopsy showed.  If you are going to have lung cancer BAC is the one to have.  Her prognosis is much better now than what we had originally thought.  He did say it had been there a while and the outside of the lung had begun to grow toward the tumor so chemo might be recommened, but so far the margins have come back clear and we'll know about the nodes in a few days.

              I guess the chemo for BAC is more targeted therapy than traditional lung cancer chemos so it sound like if she does have to do it, it wont be as bad as we originally thought.

              Can't wait to get her home.  It's an hour drive to the hospital and I want to be there, but trying to take care of my family too.  My sister is an RN at the hospital she is in so she will be there all day Mon. and Tues. with her and maybe we can bring her home mid-week.

              I appreciate the prayers.  They seem to be working!

              Amy S. in Michigan

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