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Update on MagnoliaSrpings Linda S…had surgery at Moffitt Today

Forums General Melanoma Community Update on MagnoliaSrpings Linda S…had surgery at Moffitt Today

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    LynnLuc
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    About Linda S in Florida (stage 4 melanoma). My best buddy! Linda had surgery today at Moffitt.They were planning on removing a 5 inch area which was thought to be infection or melanoma..Surgery over-doing fine considering…she has her happy pump which keeps her sleeping.
     

    About Linda S in Florida (stage 4 melanoma). My best buddy! Linda had surgery today at Moffitt.They were planning on removing a 5 inch area which was thought to be infection or melanoma..Surgery over-doing fine considering…she has her happy pump which keeps her sleeping.
     

    -growth in intestine was larger than expected…took out 1/2 of large intestines…cancer was everywhere…all of ascending is gone and 1/2 of transverse…that is 3/4 of large intestines. Melanoma was size of grapefruit that they removed…
    They couldn't remove it all because it is wrapped around the intestine and major arteries…will do trial after she recovers using her melanoma cells…
    They were also hoping to tray and remove  two around her stomach in a fatty layer since they were in there but couldn't…too close to major vessels…

    The one in her lungs remains about size of golf ball ( was size of grapefruit) and one remains under her arm…she managed to stage on the YM-155-docetaxel-longer then anyone on the trial…11 cycles. She has Rheumatoid Arthritis ( an auto immune disease) which keeps her from doing any immunotherapy! pray for her please…

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      Laurie from maine
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      hi

      Thank you for posting.  Please pass along strong thoughts and prayers her way.  I am glad she as a good friend by her side. 

      laurie

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      Laurie from maine
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      hi

      Thank you for posting.  Please pass along strong thoughts and prayers her way.  I am glad she as a good friend by her side. 

      laurie

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      jag
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      nice to hear that Linda has somebody taking such good care of her! Give her time to heal, and then move on to the next treatment.

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      jag
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      nice to hear that Linda has somebody taking such good care of her! Give her time to heal, and then move on to the next treatment.

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      LynnLuc
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      I will go see her at Moffitt on Sunday and take the kind regards. Her family is down so I am waiting with bated breath. It is probably better to give her a few days…I know when I had my thoracotomy I wasn't in the best form to see people either… we are all in the melanoma fight together.  If I had my way I would be sleeping in the bed beside hers ..I worry about her soooooo much!

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      LynnLuc
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      I will go see her at Moffitt on Sunday and take the kind regards. Her family is down so I am waiting with bated breath. It is probably better to give her a few days…I know when I had my thoracotomy I wasn't in the best form to see people either… we are all in the melanoma fight together.  If I had my way I would be sleeping in the bed beside hers ..I worry about her soooooo much!

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        LynnLuc
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        PS she is also one of those patients who continually requested PET scans and only got CTs and MRI's,,,

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        LynnLuc
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        PS she is also one of those patients who continually requested PET scans and only got CTs and MRI's,,,

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