December 5, 2007 at 5:50 pm #18190
Thanks again everyone. I swear no matter what you guys know exactly what to write to make me smile.
I am back from th ercp-no hospital stayover required. That was enough to make the day better. They could not get to where they needed to be because of my fancy new plumbing. But they took a couple of tissue samples anyway-wouldnt want the trip through the intestines to be completely useless.
I am waiting for word from Gothanburg (where the liver specialists hang out in Sweden). My doctor here seems to think a liver biopsy would be next. Well, that is just one more procedure to add to my list. I am feeling fine otherwise-though full of gas from the ercp which I am sure my husband loves.
I am off to bed and put this day to rest. You guys are great.
KrisDecember 5, 2007 at 4:19 pm #18189peterMember
I’ve had the same scaring vrs tumor quandary. Docs w/o a lot of CC experience said tumor, my surgeon said go home and live a good life…..it’s scaring. That was 4 years ago so I think he was right.
Don’t you love it when gallstones are good news for us. Most of the population would be in hand wringing mode over such a minor diagnosis.
Be well……I vote scaring!
-PeterDecember 5, 2007 at 1:44 am #18188marionsModerator
“scarring number” one, “gall stones” number two.
That is where I am going with this. I will join you with the glass of wine.
MarionDecember 4, 2007 at 9:22 pm #18187jeffgMember
Kris.. Praying for the best results possible! Yo-da-lay-de-ooooh ! A red head head is ready to let it blow! You can handle a couple stones I’m sure. Scare tissue is my middle name from bow to stern both sides with cannon ball scares in between; I haven’t sunk yet! It makes us happy to see you keeping that positive upbeat attitude!
Jeff G.December 4, 2007 at 8:29 pm #18186
Richard, you have the kind of humor I LOVE. You had me laughing out loud!
KrisDecember 4, 2007 at 6:38 pm #18185saraMember
Praying for gall stones and scars! And please enjoy that glass of wine – you most certainly earned it. Cheers!December 4, 2007 at 6:24 pm #18184fathersonMember
Good luck with everything. I did a double take when I read “pray I have gall stones”. I guess that’s literally being between a rock (“stone” to be precise) and a hard place.
RichardDecember 4, 2007 at 4:11 pm #18183jmoneypennyMember
Here’s hoping for that stone! I know it sounds weird to hope for something like that, but you deserve a good report AND that glass of wine! Enjoy some for me – I can’t drink at all anymore due to migraines (I know, what a whiner to complain about something so trivial when you have to deal with so much more!)
Best of luck to you!
JoyceDecember 4, 2007 at 3:48 pm #937
Monday, I arrived back in lovely Sweden where my wonderful husband met me with 3 beautiful Christmas flowers. The hospital called literally 20 minutes after I arrived and I was scheduled for bloodwork today and an ercp tomorrow. There is a chance that the ercp will not be possible as my new plumbing might prevent the scope from getting where it needs to be. But I will not borrow trouble and I hope that everything can go as planned.
I have had mixed news from the tumor board at UNC. The panel wasnt completely convinced it was a reoccurance as it is so close to where they reconnected me during my first surgery which means it could be scarring. Plus, they seem to think I might have gall stones in my liver which means it could also be a stone blocking the tube and not a tumor. I am so scared now as I think they have raised my hopes too high. The panel also determined that it might be impossible to have surgery if it is a tumor-I was told this in the meeting, but it looks more difficult now. So my chances of it not being a tumor have slightly increased where my chances of having surgery if it is a reoccurance have decreased. Hop on board for the cc rolloer coaster ride-free popcorn!
I am cooking a very healthy dinner tonight and to be ornary, I will have a glass of wine just because I have not really drank since my surgery in January and dog gone it-I deserve it.
Keep me in your thoughts. Lets all pray I have gall stones (or scarring)-I am sure God will see the humor in praying for a specific illness-I do!
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