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« on: August 17, 2014, 09:51:16 AM »

This Friday I have to have a biopsy.  I've had a lot of pain in my left upper abdomen for a while, now - it extends around to my back.  The pain has been bad enough that I can't sleep and can't do what I need to do during the day.

I had a CT scan last week to find out what the issue is, I have 'distal esophageal mural thickening' and a lesion in my right kidney.  The biopsy on my esophagus is Friday at 1:30pm Central Standard Time - USA. 
I found out about the kidney lesion while reading my clinic notes - I sent an email to my doctor asking about it.  It may well just be a cyst as they are common.  If it is, it would be unremarkable.  (And therefore not mentioned) - but I want to make sure that's all it is.

This last year has been incredibly stressful.  So, I'm hoping that this is just scar tissue from being a personality type that tends to hold it firmly together during the urgent need time or emergency then do a crash bang when all is done.  I haven't gotten to the 'all is done' mode, yet - so emotional outlet has been rather sparse.  I've had a few good cries. . .need about two million more . . . But maybe this will work in my favor as far as cancer goes. 

I REALLY want to be well and able to care for my husband right now. 

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 11:06:35 AM »

Lord, have mercy. Give her continued strength and an occasional laugh during this stressful time.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2014, 12:47:30 PM »

Lord have mercy.

St. Luke and St. Pantaleimon, pray for us.
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2014, 02:56:46 PM »

Lord have mercy.

Also, since being positive is supposed to be good when it comes to health matters, I suppose this would be a good time to say something I've long thought: that you are one of my favorite posters here, and I really appreciate the life experiences and openness/honesty you share.
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 05:37:27 PM »

This Friday I have to have a biopsy.  I've had a lot of pain in my left upper abdomen for a while, now - it extends around to my back.  The pain has been bad enough that I can't sleep and can't do what I need to do during the day.

I had a CT scan last week to find out what the issue is, I have 'distal esophageal mural thickening' and a lesion in my right kidney.  The biopsy on my esophagus is Friday at 1:30pm Central Standard Time - USA. 
I found out about the kidney lesion while reading my clinic notes - I sent an email to my doctor asking about it.  It may well just be a cyst as they are common.  If it is, it would be unremarkable.  (And therefore not mentioned) - but I want to make sure that's all it is.

This last year has been incredibly stressful.  So, I'm hoping that this is just scar tissue from being a personality type that tends to hold it firmly together during the urgent need time or emergency then do a crash bang when all is done.  I haven't gotten to the 'all is done' mode, yet - so emotional outlet has been rather sparse.  I've had a few good cries. . .need about two million more . . . But maybe this will work in my favor as far as cancer goes. 

I REALLY want to be well and able to care for my husband right now. 



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Through the prayers of St. Seraphim of Sarov, St. John of San Francisco, and St. Nectarios, O Lord Jesus Christ, heal and save Thy handmaiden, granting her peace and strength.
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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2014, 09:48:51 PM »

Most Holy Theotokos, bring comfort!  Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2014, 12:15:23 AM »

Lord Have Mercy. I called upon desperately the intercessions of St Luke the Surgeon on Saturday night as my mother was having a crisis and I just lost in. I believe he responded quickly, she woke up on Sunday a different person and I bought her home yesterday. Please St Luke continue to intercede for us.
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Glory to God. But still continued prayers. Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2014, 09:38:38 AM »

Tomorrow morning I have a sonogram to find out what kind of lesion is on my kidney.  Hopefully it is just a cyst. 

My brother sent me  genetic test results he and his daughter had for a cancer gene.  Both he and my niece carry the gene... so now this is added into the mix.  Evidently our family is being asked to be a part of a research project.  The gene carries thyroid, kidney, colon, breast, and prostate cancer risk.  Which would answer the question of why so many in my family are dealing with the disease in some form.

Lord have mercy, forgive us.
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Continued prayers.  May it be just a cyst or something mellow.
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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2014, 10:01:48 AM »


This last year has been incredibly stressful.  So, I'm hoping that this is just scar tissue from being a personality type that tends to hold it firmly together during the urgent need time or emergency then do a crash bang when all is done.  I haven't gotten to the 'all is done' mode, yet - so emotional outlet has been rather sparse.  I've had a few good cries. . .need about two million more . . . But maybe this will work in my favor as far as cancer goes. 


I understand. That is when you can say "Thy will be done" with 100% conviction and assurance. And, be at peace, wonderful peace and happiness, that is also good for your physical health. I experienced it 13 years ago, and if you should come up to that point, know that it will be the highlight of your life to date, whether the Lord takes you or decides to keep you. In either case, you and your family (past, present and future) will see each other within a decade or two, or three, eventually for sure. Glory be to God!
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This last year has been incredibly stressful.  So, I'm hoping that this is just scar tissue from being a personality type that tends to hold it firmly together during the urgent need time or emergency then do a crash bang when all is done.  I haven't gotten to the 'all is done' mode, yet - so emotional outlet has been rather sparse.  I've had a few good cries. . .need about two million more . . . But maybe this will work in my favor as far as cancer goes. 


I understand. That is when you can say "Thy will be done" with 100% conviction and assurance. And, be at peace, wonderful peace and happiness, that is also good for your physical health. I experienced it 13 years ago, and if you should come up to that point, know that it will be the highlight of your life to date, whether the Lord takes you or decides to keep you. In either case, you and your family (past, present and future) will see each other within a decade or two, or three, eventually for sure. Glory be to God!

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beautifuly said, thank you.
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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2014, 11:11:00 AM »

May the Lord grant healing to you and all in your family and may this indeed turn out to be nothing remarkable.
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This last year has been incredibly stressful.  So, I'm hoping that this is just scar tissue from being a personality type that tends to hold it firmly together during the urgent need time or emergency then do a crash bang when all is done.  I haven't gotten to the 'all is done' mode, yet - so emotional outlet has been rather sparse.  I've had a few good cries. . .need about two million more . . . But maybe this will work in my favor as far as cancer goes. 


I understand. That is when you can say "Thy will be done" with 100% conviction and assurance. And, be at peace, wonderful peace and happiness, that is also good for your physical health. I experienced it 13 years ago, and if you should come up to that point, know that it will be the highlight of your life to date, whether the Lord takes you or decides to keep you. In either case, you and your family (past, present and future) will see each other within a decade or two, or three, eventually for sure. Glory be to God!

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Holy Theotokos, please pray to God for us.  Please heal our friend, QuietMorning, and keep her from all physical harm and disease.  Lord, have mercy.  Glory to God in the Highest.
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« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2014, 12:39:51 AM »

Lord have mercy. My prayers continue. I do not know how to respond to the genetic allele problem. I have an unhelpful answer without knowing what it is. Live your life as you are clearly doing now, to the fullest according to your heart.
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« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2014, 05:12:03 AM »

Will definitely be praying for you!

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« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2014, 09:02:00 AM »

Continued prayers. Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2014, 04:33:45 PM »

I am home from the hospital. Esophogas is fine, doc didn't see any scar tissue ot thickening or anything.  He said it looked healthy.  He did remove a polyp from my stomach and sent that to pathology, but didn't expect it to return as cancerous.  Thanks be to God! 

Going to sleep to sleep of the dope.  Thank you everyone for praying!
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« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2014, 04:41:56 PM »

How about the kidney lesion?

I don't have the results back on that, yet.  Hopefully Monday. 
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« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2014, 07:07:48 PM »

I am home from the hospital. Esophogas is fine, doc didn't see any scar tissue ot thickening or anything.  He said it looked healthy.  He did remove a polyp from my stomach and sent that to pathology, but didn't expect it to return as cancerous.  Thanks be to God! 

Going to sleep to sleep of the dope.  Thank you everyone for praying!

Glory to God.  Hope the rest comes back okay too.  God willing, it will.  Smiley
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Glory to God.
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« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2014, 07:46:06 PM »

Good to hear . . .thanks be to God!
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« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2014, 09:51:44 AM »

Eck - still spent all night in pain - would really like to find out what the problem is. 

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« Reply #41 on: August 23, 2014, 10:14:19 AM »

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« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2014, 08:31:50 AM »

The sonogram on my kidneys and bladder came out with a simple cyst on my right kidney.  Smiley Yay.  Glory to God!

The problem with my stomach is 'bile' reflux - similar to acid reflux, but lower and the back up is into the stomach instead of into the esophagus and with bile instead of acid.  I've been on the diet for this for a few days, now and am sleeping on a wedge. . . I've actually had two nights of sleep without acute pain and have resolved most of the pain I was in during the day. 

Thanks be to God!! I'm so thankful!!

LOL. .. but next time I may elect to KEEP my gallbladder.  **laughing**

Thank you all for your prayers!! Thanks be to God for His mercy!
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