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[cancer] Falling down the rabbit hole, uglier than ever this time - Lakeshore
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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-08-15 06:35
Subject: [cancer] Falling down the rabbit hole, uglier than ever this time
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Photo © 2012 Donnie Reynolds. All rights reserved, reproduced with permission.

It's back. Three metastatic tumors in my liver, at separated points on both sides of the stem. The largest is 2.8 cm. As the radiology report says:
Three new metastases, one of which is adjacent to the wedge resection clips and another may be peritoneal in location.

I see both my medical oncologist and my surgical oncologist today. Primary questions are whether these tumors are surgically addressable, and what the treatment recommendations will be.

This has grown much faster than my prior metastases, and this is the first time I've had a multi-site presentation. That is a very bad trend.

More when I know it. Watch my Facebook or Twitter feeds for up to date information if desired.

Also, my cancer now has its own Twitter feed as @jays_cancer.

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User: cypherindigo
Date: 2012-08-15 13:39 (UTC)
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2012-08-15 13:47 (UTC)
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Fucking cancer.
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User: chris_gerrib
Date: 2012-08-15 13:48 (UTC)
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I'm very sorry to hear this.
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Reynardo the Red
User: reynardo
Date: 2012-08-15 13:48 (UTC)
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Dammit, dammit dammit.

And Fuck.


I'll add the Bastard's twitter to my list, but my temptation is to wish that it really *was* the Bastard, because then the whole Internet could flamebomb it out of existance.

*hugs* also to your family and close friends. Big hugs. Please stockpile them if you're already full up at the moment.
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Jim Hetley: portrait
User: jhetley
Date: 2012-08-15 13:55 (UTC)
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Hoping for a good outcome.

Edited at 2012-08-15 01:55 pm (UTC)
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User: cathshaffer
Date: 2012-08-15 13:55 (UTC)
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This is very discouraging news. I feel sad and worried for you. You are, as always, in my thoughts and prayers.
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User: madrobins
Date: 2012-08-15 14:03 (UTC)
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There aren't words vile enough for this cancer. Dammit.

You have all the thoughts, love, and strength on your side. It has only vileness.
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Angie: New Me
User: aiela
Date: 2012-08-15 14:05 (UTC)
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I've had this comment page open for a good half hour, and there just aren't any better words than, "I'm sorry." Cancer sucks, and the fact that you can never be truly free is one of the worst parts.
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User: adelheid_p
Date: 2012-08-15 15:18 (UTC)
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This. I'm so sorry, Jay.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2012-08-15 14:09 (UTC)
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Much, much love.
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Kate Schaefer: First Icon
User: kate_schaefer
Date: 2012-08-15 14:10 (UTC)
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Ah, damn. Damn.
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Jim C. Hines
User: jimhines
Date: 2012-08-15 14:11 (UTC)
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Dammit, Jay's Cancer, how many rounds of chemo and surgery do you need before you take the fucking hint???
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Laura Anne Gilman: dandelion break
User: suricattus
Date: 2012-08-15 14:12 (UTC)
Subject: Fuck.
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*offers up an entire drawer of spoons*
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The Empress of Ice Cream
User: icecreamempress
Date: 2012-08-15 14:12 (UTC)
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I am sorry to hear this. All my best to you, and my hopes for good and effective health care.
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User: alumiere
Date: 2012-08-15 14:13 (UTC)
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I am so sorry to see this. Here's hoping that the treatment options aren't too rough and that whatever you decide on is successful.
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