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Some of you know the story, but here is the short version. DH, William, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002. At first, he was told it was cancerous and had matastised (sp?)from cancer from somewhere else. His mother died from cancer...never went to the doctor. Anyway, a good friend with a brain tumor referred us to a GREAT surgeon (the one who operated on T. Kennedy). After sending William's MRI to Friedman, he called us one night...after 10 PM!...to say it was a meningioma (sp?) and easily removed and while called "cancer", not the "bad kind".

The big one growing aggressively and causing problems, was removed, radiation therapy was done in case it was not all removed, later complications of a blood clot (the scariest part), William was released.

The clincher, watching the area where the tumor was and ANOTHER tumor in a different part of the brain...the size of a LARGE olive. He has had to have MAJOR surgery to repair skin damage due to radiation treatment on his head...one of those things they don't tell you about.

Finally, he had his annual MRI and all is well! The existing tumor has not started growng!!!!

Keep your mind wide open.
  Re: OT/YIPPPPEEEE!!!! by Gourmet_Mom (Some of you know the...)
Wonderful news Daphne, and aren't we blessed to live in a time where medicine has advanced to the point where there are success stories like yours.
  Re: Re: OT/YIPPPPEEEE!!!! by iBcookin (Wonderful news Daphn...)
Oh my, what wonderful news for you, William and your entire family!!! Now, if you can keep the helmet on the kid, you're batting a thousand!!
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  Re: Re: OT/YIPPPPEEEE!!!! by cjs (Oh my, what wonderfu...)
So happy for your and William's good news, Daph! Zillions more wonderful years together are wished for you both.
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  Re: Re: OT/YIPPPPEEEE!!!! by farnfam (So happy for your an...)
Oh Daphne, I'm sure you feel like celebrating this weekend! What wonderful news. Thanks for telling us. Hugs for you and your hubbie!


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently..."
  Re: Re: OT/YIPPPPEEEE!!!! by Mare749 (Oh Daphne, I'm sure ...)
Thanks you guys! Yes, indeed, we will be celebrating this weekend! It's gonna be Fourth of July ALL week!!!!!!

The icing on the cake, I had my physical Thursday and I've lost 10 pounds since last year, my blood pressure is down...a lot!, and my cholesterol (sp?) is GREAT! I was sooo excited! Then "doc" had to spoil it and gave me the bad news...I'm now 50 and need that 50,000 mile check up! I have my first colonoscopy (sp?) scheduled for later this summer...EEEEEEWWWWWW!

OT- Cis, I've been meaning to tell you. My brother used to call me Daph all the time. Sweet reminder...makes me smile every time I see you use it!
Keep your mind wide open.
  Re: Re: OT/YIPPPPEEEE!!!! by Gourmet_Mom (Thanks you guys! Ye...)
Yea!!! Mommy!!! Big yippeeee to Gourmet Dad!!!

I'd take the 50,000 mile check up over breaking down before you get there...
"Ponder well on this point: the pleasant hours of our life are all connected, by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table."-Charles Pierre Monselet, French author(1825-1888)
  Re: Re: OT/YIPPPPEEEE!!!! by Gourmet_Mom (Thanks you guys! Ye...)
Great news Daphne for both of you. The colonoscopy isn't sooo bad. The prep sucks - but the procedure is easy peasy.

LJ good to see you! I've been worried about you!!!!
You only live once . . . but if you do it right once should be enough!
  Re: OT/YIPPPPEEEE!!!! by Gourmet_Mom (Some of you know the...)
Go get some bubbly.

When you get the colonoscopy, make sure they sedate you enough. I was wide awake, watched the whole thing and had to ask for extra anesthesia 3 times! It felt like I was in labor.

Again, wonderful news!

  Re: OT/YIPPPPEEEE!!!! by Gourmet_Mom (Some of you know the...)
Daphne! You've no idea how happy this makes me! This is such good news... First it was our friend Sharon (Icymist), and now William! Please give him a bearhug on my behalf!
Happy July 4th!!


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