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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-07-20 17:03
Subject: [cancer] A confusing development
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Tags:cancer, health, personal
PET scan today. Results are anomalous with respect to yesterday's CT scan. To be specific, the mass in my liver did not "light up" the PET. This may turn out to be cause for optimism, but I'm not going there yet. Next step (so far as I know) is still surgery, but we'll deal with chemo based on the pathology reports.

Much to think about.

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User: markbourne
Date: 2010-07-21 00:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Fingers crossed.
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User: cathshaffer
Date: 2010-07-21 00:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That's good news. That means it's unlikely to be cancer. There are all kinds of random benign masses you can get in your body. I understand being cautious about the optimism, though. No sense going for unnecessary roller coaster rides.
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User: deborahjross
Date: 2010-07-21 00:10 (UTC)
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Keyword:teddy bears
... and various other appendages, dreadlocks if I had any, etc. Wait for pathology, okay -- we can do this.
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Michael Curry: alton
User: mcurry
Date: 2010-07-21 00:12 (UTC)
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Yes, absolutely fingers crossed.
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User: hani
Date: 2010-07-21 00:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My hopes are with you.
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User: anghara
Date: 2010-07-21 00:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sending all the good vibes I can muster...
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User: icedrake
Date: 2010-07-21 00:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Just caught up to the last few days' worth of posts. Good thoughts and fingers and toes crossed for you, Jay.
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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2010-07-21 00:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So it appears that we get to play the "Is it alive or is it dead?" game again at Writers Weekend. Last year it was Michael Jackson, this year it's your tumor. Hopefully your tumor will go the same way as Jackson. (Murdered by a drug overdose, even.)
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User: melissajm
Date: 2010-07-21 00:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, I hope it's some harmless kind of Benign Thing.
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Andrew Trembley
User: bovil
Date: 2010-07-21 01:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Cats purr when they're confused. This definitely falls in the realm of confusing.
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Lady Jestocost
User: ladyjestocost
Date: 2010-07-21 02:25 (UTC)
Subject: Tumor
Good luck. I hope the lab report comes back, "No cause for alarm".
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User: the_ogre
Date: 2010-07-21 02:38 (UTC)
Subject: That *is* weird.
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it's a great life, if you don't weaken
User: matociquala
Date: 2010-07-21 03:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
this is my fingers crossed.
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Twilight: Ducky
User: twilight2000
Date: 2010-07-21 03:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Interesting situation - Here's hoping for the best!

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Kerinda: kerinda's wish - by octavialuna
User: kerinda
Date: 2010-07-21 03:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:kerinda's wish - by octavialuna
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User: keikaimalu
Date: 2010-07-21 03:14 (UTC)
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May Schrodinger's lesion turn out to be benign.

(Saying it softly because I know you're not going there yet. Just putting that possibility out into the universe. I may be an atheist, but what'll it hurt?)
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Anna Feruglio Dal Dan
User: annafdd
Date: 2010-07-21 03:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Right now I wish I knew more about PET scans. And the liver. And whether it is better to hope and have that hope crushed or live with dreadful uncertainty. Lacking that, hugs.
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Richard Parks
User: ogre_san
Date: 2010-07-21 03:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sending healing thoughts and hopes for the best possible outcome.
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User: e_bourne
Date: 2010-07-21 04:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Confusing, but hopefully good. My fingers are crossed with Mark's.
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User: deza
Date: 2010-07-21 04:23 (UTC)
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Let's hope the PET is the more accurate test. *hugs*
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scarlettina: Lion of Kenya
User: scarlettina
Date: 2010-07-21 04:59 (UTC)
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Keyword:Lion of Kenya
What a roller coaster! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is a benign mass. After everything else, it would be a blessing. ::hug::
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User: alumiere
Date: 2010-07-21 07:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm just catching all of these; I'm sorry and I hope the liver surgery/pathology doesn't indicate a need for more chemo.

I also wish some of the targeted therapies they're developing were available for you now, or better still that the "treatment" Kim Stanley Robinson proposed in the Mars trilogy were real.
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User: jaborwhalky
Date: 2010-07-21 08:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You are going to be ok.
This is going to suck for a little bit but in the end you will be ok.
We are here for you.
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