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Old 02-05-2018, 06:03 PM   #451
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Great news!
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:06 PM   #452
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:41 AM   #453
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Good to hear.
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:55 AM   #454
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That is awesome news! God is truly great! I'm so happy for y'all!

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Old 02-06-2018, 06:04 AM   #455
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What a great report, sooo happy for you guys Kevin. Give Tina a hug for all of us and y'all get on with life. Love you guys.
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:33 AM   #456
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Great news! God is good all the time and all the time God is good!!! He works all things for his glory and in his time.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:33 AM   #457
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Wonderful news. Yeah, being stressed out over stuff doesn't help, either. Things like this make you reconsider what's really important in life. God bless you and your family.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:39 AM   #458
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Well, Tina had her surgery on January 26th.

It went very well. The plastic surgeon, that was on hand to "rearrange tissue", came out first to tell me that there wasn't much for him to do, because there was very little tissue that had to come out. Seems the chemo did its job, and did it well.

When the surgical oncologist was done, she came out to update me. She repeated that very little tissue, at the tumor, had to be taken out, and only 4 lymph nodes took the tracer dye. We were scared that they'd have to take all the lymph nodes, that greatly increase the chances of lymphodema, down the road.

Since they only took 4 lymph nodes, we were able to go home that night. Through the course of the weekend, Tina felt pretty good and only took 1 Tramadol, out of her prescription.

Today she went in for a followup with her medical oncologist. He told her that he had never seen such favorable results in a all the similar cases that he's dealt with. The pathology showed no traces of cancer in the tissue taken from the site of the tumor. Furthermore, only one of the four lymph nodes showed any signs of cancer and he said that it was so minuscule that they wouldn't even consider it to be cancer.

All in all, I don't think that the results could be any better. Our prayers have been answered, and Tina is on the fast track to getting back to normal. The doctor has cleared her to have sushi (which she's been craving since August) and said she'll be good to go diving as soon as all her sutures were out and she completed her physical therapy to regain any lost muscles.

Men, hug your wives; God is great!
Praise God! He is great!
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Old 02-06-2018, 02:14 PM   #459
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That’s awesome news! God is good!
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:20 PM   #460
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Tina had her followup with the surgeon today.
Now she's telling her that she wants to operate AGAIN, and take out ALL the lymph nodes because there was a trace of cancer, in one of the ones removed.

We've had an overall great experience at MD Anderson, but this surgeon can't seem to get her **** straight!
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:24 PM   #461
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Awesome news!
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:36 PM   #462
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prayers sent..
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:54 PM   #463
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Tina had her followup with the surgeon today.
Now she's telling her that she wants to operate AGAIN, and take out ALL the lymph nodes because there was a trace of cancer, in one of the ones removed.

We've had an overall great experience at MD Anderson, but this surgeon can't seem to get her **** straight!
Thats thw opposite of what thet said b4... i think it might be time for the conversation about other doctors opinons in the group... im an md patient, and i think that they are really good at putting mutiple heads together. Might be time to ask for more heads lol

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Old 02-07-2018, 01:58 PM   #464
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Thats thw opposite of what thet said b4... i think it might be time for the conversation about other doctors opinons in the group... im an md patient, and i think that they are really good at putting mutiple heads together. Might be time to ask for more heads lol

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Ps prayers up for praise on good surgical results!
Yes, this is the exact opposite of what my dad went through. They wouldn't give him any kind of answer until the whole "team" discussed it, and agreed on the answer.

I'm actually shocked that the surgeon is doing this, BUT, one of Tina's friends had the same surgeon, and she said the same thing about her ... that she contradicted herself on a few occasions.
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:03 PM   #465
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Yes, this is the exact opposite of what my dad went through. They wouldn't give him any kind of answer until the whole "team" discussed it, and agreed on the answer.

I'm actually shocked that the surgeon is doing this, BUT, one of Tina's friends had the same surgeon, and she said the same thing about her ... that she contradicted herself on a few occasions.
Weird... not saying dont trust... trust but verify... ask lots of questions...

Not sure if yall are gona be down there much in the next bit but let me know if you are, ill be down and love to grab a bite to eat. Ill be down for scans in the next month

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Old 02-07-2018, 04:00 PM   #466
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Man with everything that has been going on in your life This Is GREAT to read.
God bless y’all

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Old 02-07-2018, 10:06 PM   #467
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Tina had her followup with the surgeon today.
Now she's telling her that she wants to operate AGAIN, and take out ALL the lymph nodes because there was a trace of cancer, in one of the ones removed.

We've had an overall great experience at MD Anderson, but this surgeon can't seem to get her **** straight!

Sorry to hear it
Prayers up for healing and recovery!!


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Old 02-26-2018, 02:01 PM   #468
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Tina had a consultation with another surgeon, at MD Anderson last week.
She spent almost two hours with her PA. The PA confirmed the first surgeon's suggestions, but took the time to explain WHY she should take out the rest of the lymph nodes.

Second surgery this Wednesday!

This one is a bit more invasive, and will require an overnight stay, and a considerably longer recovery.

We were almost to the end of the tunnel, then they put the train in reverse!
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Old 02-26-2018, 02:14 PM   #469
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Prayers that the surgery goes smoothly and she has a rapid and complete recovery. KCA
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Old 02-26-2018, 02:49 PM   #470
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Lord we pray Your will be done in this healing for our sister Tina. We lean on You for our understanding and solutions. Give her care-givers direction to a right procedure so that she is healed. We ask a special blessing of grace and comfort for Tina, Kevin, and little Konnor. Give them peace knowing You are in control Lord. We look forward to the complete healing You have in store for Tina. We thank You for that healing and give You all the glory for it, in Jesus Name, Amen.

Kevin, she is in the best place on the planet for the disease she is fighting. Hang in there brother!
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Old 02-26-2018, 03:13 PM   #471
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Lord we pray Your will be done in this healing for our sister Tina. We lean on You for our understanding and solutions. Give her care-givers direction to a right procedure so that she is healed. We ask a special blessing of grace and comfort for Tina, Kevin, and little Konnor. Give them peace knowing You are in control Lord. We look forward to the complete healing You have in store for Tina. We thank You for that healing and give You all the glory for it, in Jesus Name, Amen.

Kevin, she is in the best place on the planet for the disease she is fighting. Hang in there brother!
I know she is, Charlie, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
It's just frustrating, just like any other situation that doesn't yield immediate results.

Thank you, and everyone else, for your continued prayers!
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Morning prayers going up!

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Old 02-28-2018, 02:52 PM   #473
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Surgery went well, but they're keeping her overnight.

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Old 02-28-2018, 03:28 PM   #474
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Old 02-28-2018, 03:54 PM   #475
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Our God has got this Kevin!

Thank You Lord for this sweet, sweet mother, wife and friend. Thank You for the healing work You are doing in her. We ask Lord that You complete this work and restore her health completely and wholly that we may demonstrate to others what You do for those who ask in Your name. Thank You Jesus, Amen.

Rest Easy little buddy!
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:46 AM   #476
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Sorry I haven't updated in a while.

In the second surgery, they removed 9 more lymph nodes, 2 of which tested positive for cancer, so we made the right decision to have it done.

Last week, she went in to get set up for radiation. They put 5 small tattooed dots on her, to mark the areas they want to treat, and then made some kind of cast that holds her still, during the treatment. Wednesday, she went in for what they call a dry run, where they double check everything. The doctor was happy with it all, so they asked her if she wanted to go ahead and start the radiation that day, instead of the next day ... so she did.

Now she goes in every Monday through Friday, at 9:20am, for 30 days. Two down, 28 to go! She'll be done on May 15th.
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Today was Tina's LAST DAY of radiation! A few follow-up appointments, some hormone pills, and we're back to a "normal" life; if there is such a thing after cancer!
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:48 AM   #478
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Prayers up for your family Kevin!
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Good to hear...hope all continues well for her..
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Prayers sent! Hope everything continues on a "normal path"
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Good news, prayers..
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:58 AM   #482
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congratulations, i remember when we said the same.

hope all continues well for her/ya'll. time to get back to enjoying life, you only have 1 chance at it.
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:50 PM   #483
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Great news! We will keep the family in our Prayers!
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Really great news!

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So happy to read this today good deal
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Prayers still with you guys! What an ordeal to have to go through! Sure pray that you guys get a break and indeed do get back to normal livin'...
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Today was Tina's LAST DAY of radiation! A few follow-up appointments, some hormone pills, and we're back to a "normal" life; if there is such a thing after cancer!
Wow, just seeing this now! I know y'all are thrilled and praying for continued healing and the "new normal". Blessed to count ya'll friends!
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That's fantastic news, Kevin!!! Praise God!!
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VERY happy for y'all Kevin! Tina has been an inspiration in this KCA fight!
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Oh my!!!! I am just seeing this Kevin. It has been one heckuva ride for your guys. I may be late to the news but kneemail is headed your way!!!!
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I’ve been avoiding this thread out of fear. Glad I peeked. God bless you both.
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