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Heading in for surgery tomorrow morning.

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    Carmon in NM
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      I'm finally having surgery at UNM in Albuquerque tomorrow to remove my right adrenal gland and what is left of the tumor tissue after completing the clinical drug trial. Hopefully, with a little Grace this will be the end of treatment for a while and after six months of chemo I can enjoy the summer! Even though this will be the most serious surgery I've ever had, I'm looking forward to finally getting it done. They will be opening me down my mid-line so I have a six week recovery of doing NOTHING!

      I'm finally having surgery at UNM in Albuquerque tomorrow to remove my right adrenal gland and what is left of the tumor tissue after completing the clinical drug trial. Hopefully, with a little Grace this will be the end of treatment for a while and after six months of chemo I can enjoy the summer! Even though this will be the most serious surgery I've ever had, I'm looking forward to finally getting it done. They will be opening me down my mid-line so I have a six week recovery of doing NOTHING! My husband figures they will have to duct tape me to my recliner to keep me quiet. ;)

      I had a pre-surgery brain MRI and full body PET and CT scans last Wednesday and I'll get the results today when I meet with my onc and surgeon. Hopefully it will remain good news with nothing new and that darned adrenal tumor too tiny to even show now! I'll be thinking of you all while I'm in the hospital and hoping everyone is well. I'll post when I can!

      Carmon in NM – Stage 3b Sep 2008, Stage IV June 2010 with brain and adrenal mets.

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        lhaley
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          Carmon,

          Sending hugs and cyber pixie dust for good scans and a successful surgery!  Looking forward to see a post from you in a week or two that is all good news!

          Linda

          Stage IV since 06

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          lhaley
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            Carmon,

            Sending hugs and cyber pixie dust for good scans and a successful surgery!  Looking forward to see a post from you in a week or two that is all good news!

            Linda

            Stage IV since 06

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            boot2aboot
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              I'll say a little prayer for you…here is some positive energy for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STKkWj2WpWM

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              boot2aboot
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                I'll say a little prayer for you…here is some positive energy for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STKkWj2WpWM

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                Carol Taylor
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                  Carmon,

                  Prayers for you that all goes well and for a speedy recovery, for your husband to be at ease during your surgery, and that he locates LOTS of duct tape!  All the best to all of you!

                  Lord, in your mercy, we lift up Carmon. Hold her and her husband close.

                  Blessings, grace, and peace,

                  Carol

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                  Carol Taylor
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                    Carmon,

                    Prayers for you that all goes well and for a speedy recovery, for your husband to be at ease during your surgery, and that he locates LOTS of duct tape!  All the best to all of you!

                    Lord, in your mercy, we lift up Carmon. Hold her and her husband close.

                    Blessings, grace, and peace,

                    Carol

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                    NicOz
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                      Wishing you all the best for a smooth surgery and a faster than expected recovery, Carmon :) may the duct tape purchases exceed their need!! Take care,
                      Nic

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                      NicOz
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                        Wishing you all the best for a smooth surgery and a faster than expected recovery, Carmon :) may the duct tape purchases exceed their need!! Take care,
                        Nic

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