May 10, 2010


UPDATE: All day long we waited while they poked her and did tests. The biopsies were completed today and between that and the additional pictures they took it appears that the mass that showed up on her X-ray is in fact fluid and scar tissue from the previous surgery.There is still some concern due to the fact that the incision is still experiencing fluid build up and additional scarring 9 months after the surgery, however, the scaring does appear to be just scar tissue and not cancerous.

No cancer.


This does suck as it is causing her intermittent pain....but damn that is a relief.

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My car  auto-cannibalized itself last week, the internet has been twitchy, due to utility line work , I managed to screw up my iMac when I tried to increase the size of the Windows 7 partition and school started today...except that my teacher didn't show up.

All of which is utterly trivial now...

 Last Thursday my Mom, told us us that her vision was blurry. She then  complained of stabbing chest pains and developed great difficulty breathing.

She was rushed to the hospital and after a day of tests she was determined to have...a severe kidney infection...which did not at all jive with her symptoms, but her heart was OK.

Today, she went to a doc-in-the box for a follow-up on her infection, and it seems to be well on the way to oblivion. The duty doctor was still perplexed about the pains and asked the Hospital to send over the X-rays they took the other night. They had been focused on the heart and so had apparently missed the gall stones...and the huge mass in her left breast.

She had a close run thing a while back with cancer on her right side (which is still clear after her second surgery last year). This thing is big and has come on very fast. (Since January)

We contacted her surgeon and he's seeing us first thing tomorrow. We won't know anything until then but he had the X-rays forwarded to him and he said to make preparations to go under the knife very quickly. I'm guessing Friday is the soonest because of the Kidney infection. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 11:00 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Oh fsck.  Ken, I'm hoping good hopes for y'all...

Posted by: Wonderduck at Tue May 11 00:00:43 2010 (JWQqT)

2 Words fail in times like these.  We're your friends and here for you when you need us - be strong and we'll be wishing for the best.

Posted by: JT at Tue May 11 14:10:04 2010 (HO6Is)

3 That is a huge relief! Wonderful news!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed May 12 00:32:07 2010 (+rSRq)

4 Oh my... how great is that?  w00t!!!

Much relief from Duckford, Ken...

Posted by: Wonderduck at Wed May 12 09:50:08 2010 (JWQqT)

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