The next step(s)

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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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Tue, 10-09-2012 - 2:19pm
That's the way to go, Ann....count your blessings! : )

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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 9:22am
Thanks, I'm sorry, too, but it could be a lot worse.

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Sun, 10-07-2012 - 11:02pm
{{{Ann}}} Sorry to hear about you having to go through this.

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Registered: 12-12-1997
Sat, 10-06-2012 - 1:48pm

Welcome to the board, Mommyofthezoo (cute screen name!). Thanks for your concern and understanding. I hope to get to know you better via the board.


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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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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: 08-08-2003
Fri, 10-05-2012 - 4:03pm

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

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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 - 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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Registered: 09-25-2010
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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