The next step(s)

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Registered: 12-12-1997
The next step(s)
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Thu, 10-04-2012 - 3:52pm

The oncologist says there is a spot on my lower spine that is "a concern" and also I have some bone thinning there, which probably is a sign of cancer.  How thyroid cancer got into my lower back, I don't know.

Now I need an MRI so they can see it better and then I'll see a radiation doctor who will in all probability do targeted radiation on it. Sounds scary, but not as scary as chemotherapy, which he says won't work very well on this kind of cancer.

~Sigh~ Cancer - the gift that just keeps on giving.


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Registered: 09-01-2003
Thu, 10-04-2012 - 8:04pm

{{{ Ann}}} and prayers...sigh...

hmmmm....too bad you couldn't give it back!



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Fri, 10-05-2012 - 12:20am

Oh, Ann, I am so very sorry you're having to go through this.

Will be praying for you and hoping radiation isn't too uncomfortable for you.

Life goes on with cancer, it does take a detour.

We'll be here for you to rejoice with your successes and give hugs when needed.

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Fri, 10-05-2012 - 4:36am
Perhaps the MRI will show something entirely different. Let us know when your MRI is. Try still to take this all just one step at a time... and keep positive. We're here when you need to talk..... you know that (())
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Fri, 10-05-2012 - 8:45am
Thanks, knowing I've got such a great support system helps a lot. I'll have the MRI on Thursday, the 11th.

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Fri, 10-05-2012 - 9:28am
Hugs to you Ann,
Sorry you are having to deal with this.
Like Suzan said maybe the mri will show something different.
Hang in there & know am sending tons of prayers & loving thoughts for you :smileyhappy:




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Registered: 10-02-2012
Fri, 10-05-2012 - 11:51am

(((hugs))) I know how scary and life intrusive cancer is. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I look forward to hearing your success stories of healing!

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Fri, 10-05-2012 - 2:14pm
OH CRAP...ANN !!!! Now lets just wait & see what the MRI confirms !! One day at a time, my friend !!!

We have your back & are here for you anytime ya wanna yell...scream... pout ..or whatever !!! Hang in there..keep us informed please !!

You will be in our prayers & positive thoughts !!! ((())) !!!!!
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Fri, 10-05-2012 - 4:03pm

Prayers and positive thoughts for you that the MRI comes back clean!

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Registered: 12-12-1997
Fri, 10-05-2012 - 10:27pm

Thanks to all of you. It's nice to know I've got such a great support system going.  Not that Tom and Colleen aren't supportive, but I can use all the good thoughts and support I can get!


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Registered: 03-20-2001
Sat, 10-06-2012 - 12:05pm

Hello Mommieofthezoo, that's a wonderful screen name.

Thank you for replying to Ann.

It's nice to see you here on the Sand Box.
Please join in more often;
we 'd love to talk to you.

I'm Suzan, the board's cl and just wanted to say WELCOME ;O)

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