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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:09 PM
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Biopsy = Negative! Woo-Hoo!
Edited on Tue Dec-23-03 03:10 PM by rbnyc
The GREAT news is that my biopsy was negative. Because of all the damage done to my esophagus over the years, I'm at high risk for cancer and was worried about this test. I'm very, very relieved.

To reduce my risk of developing cancer in the future, my doctor recommends a surgery to repair the valve between my stomach and esophagus, and to put the piece of my stomach that's popping through back where it belongs. First, the ulcer has to heal. Also, he feels he doesn't have all the pieces of the puzzle. He found all kinds of abnormalities that I can't pronounce or spell and wants to do some more tests and try to put it all together. I'm on medication now and will probably have my surgery within the next 6 months.

So overall, this is really great news. We're going to get to the bottom of all my digestive ailments and take care of them. If I had continued to just let it go, I may have ended up in very bad shape.

Thanks for your positive thoughts, karmic focus, vibes, energy and prayers, and thanks for listening while I vent my fears and frustrations about all the stuff going on with me.

:loveya:

EDIT: typo
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everythingsxen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:10 PM
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1. As I said in reply to your other post in the other thread...
Glad to hear it! :D
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democrat in Tallahassee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:10 PM
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2. yeah what a good christrmas present!
congrats
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:10 PM
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3. great news!
thanks for the report
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:10 PM
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4. :-) great news
FINALLY some positive news for you!


:hug:
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:18 PM
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16. No doubt!
I also expect to clean up at Christmas. This is my year to be spoiled! :)

:loveya:
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:11 PM
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5. Oh GOOD!
:loveya:

You have had quite a year, Rene! Good news!
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:11 PM
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6. Great news! I'm happy that you got good results!!!
:bounce:
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latebloomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:11 PM
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7. WONDERFUL NEWS!!
What a major relief!

Have a great celebration.
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:11 PM
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8. Good news!
I'm very happy for you. :hug:
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:12 PM
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9. That's wonderful news, rbnyc !
Sounds like you've got a gem of a doc. :)
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:15 PM
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11. He's great.
I've lucked out with doctors. After changing doctors over and over again I finally found a great team. They say that if you don't smile when you think about your doctor, you should find a new doctor.

I'm very, very lucky that I have good insurance.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 06:56 PM
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34. Good news....
... finding the right doctor is half the battle IMHO. They are not all alike!

I'm happy to hear that you are now on the road to better health...
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:13 PM
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10. Good News
:thumbsup:
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:15 PM
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12. Great news!
i am relieved too.

glad you're going to be okay. keep us posted. and take care of yourself
:hug:
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:17 PM
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13. Thanks so much, everyone!
Thanks for caring about all this, and for giving me a place to talk freely about my feelings. My husband, family, and friends are great...but there's something about being able to write it all out that really helps. And there's something very special about the friendships we have here at DU.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:18 PM
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14. what a nice xmas gift to you RBNYC!
This is the best thread I have read today. you have had quite a year haven't you? I am glad to hear this. :toast:
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:19 PM
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18. Cheers!
Thanks. Yes, it's been a very interesting year. I hope next year is BORING!

:)
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:18 PM
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15. continued good blessings!
:hug:
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:19 PM
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17. Great News At Holiday Time
Good for you. Now, have a happy holiday season. That's an order.
The Professor
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:22 PM
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19. rb - that is great news. I know what it's like waiting for test results.
Very scary. Have a happy holiday.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:24 PM
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22. Thanks for understanding.
I know I can be a little bit of a drama queen. But it is scary!

Thanks again.

:loveya:
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:24 PM
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20. YEAH!
:) ;-) :D :7 :toast: :party: :bounce: :thumbsup: :hi: :hug: :grouphug: :loveya:
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thom1102 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:24 PM
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21. GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:hug:

Hope this brightens your xmas a bit!
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:26 PM
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23. Cheers!
I had a biopsy done earlier this year, so I know the wait and the worry.

Hearing that it was 'negative' makes you appreciate life just a little more....

:hug:

So happy for you!!
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Bronco69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:34 PM
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24. Great News!!
Now you can really have Happy Holidays!!
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:35 PM
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25. WOO-HOOOOO!
Hallelujah, rbnyc!

:party:
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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:43 PM
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26. Merry Christmas my friend


DDQM
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:49 PM
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27. damn, my kitty has some strongass karma
I wonder if he can help me get a big raise this year

:shrug:
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 08:26 PM
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37. kitty is powerful cute!
I think you can get a big raise. My kitties will join in the vibe-sending.

:loveya:
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 03:55 PM
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28. terrific news!
Let the healing spread in '04!
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 04:12 PM
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29. Excellent news
I can imagine the weight lifted off your mind. Good luck with the surgery.

Happy Holiday to you and your family! :)

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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 04:27 PM
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30. Congrats!
:hug:
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 04:31 PM
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31. Whew!! Bet that's a relief!! So glad your biopsy is negative.
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wantnobush Donating Member (63 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 04:32 PM
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32. Great news!
:)
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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 06:31 PM
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33. Great news!
Congrats. I too have a hiatal hernia and inflamed esophagus from acid reflux. Thankfully had lots of tests a year ago before I ran out of insurance and am clean. As the two-bit evangelist said,

HEAL!
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 08:30 PM
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40. That reflux is a bitch!
Have you ever had it come up so strong that it came out of your nose? That's the worst! I hope that if we fix this valve that will never happen again.

Best of luck to you too. Glad you're doing ok now.

:loveya:
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 07:01 PM
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35. Whew!
Cancer runs in my family. So I feel your pain (not literally).
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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 07:05 PM
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36. Good diagnosis !
Negative is always better. Congrats.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 08:27 PM
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38. happy holidays!
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 08:29 PM
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39. YESSSS!
Great news!
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 08:31 PM
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41. Thanks again to all of you.
I'm overwhelmed by your kindness.

:loveya:

Happy Holidays to everyone.
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foxy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 08:36 PM
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42. Hey Ivey's prayer's helped huh
She includes you every night now.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 08:38 PM
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43. Yes. Tell her that I'm going to be okay.
Funny thing, I wrote a series of short stories in college and my main character was named Ivy. (Spelled wrong, I guess.)

:loveya:
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KCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 08:39 PM
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44. great news, Rene!
What an awesome Christmas prezzie.

Happy Holidays!

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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 08:43 PM
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45. Whew!
I've been in the "wait for the biopsy results" situation, and I know what a relief it is to get the good news.

:-)
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 08:56 PM
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46. Awesome.
:hugs:

Happy Holidays, Rene.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 09:30 PM
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50. Hi LWolf!
I was thinking the other day, I never say much in my replies to you, but I love your posts. I love what you add to the forums. It's great getting to know you here.
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Valerie5555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 09:01 PM
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47. Right on! and my kitty sends purrfect healing vibes and purrs.
Meow meow meow meow meow meow purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr PURR PURR PURR PURR PURR purr purr purr purr
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 09:10 PM
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48. I had no doubt!
:loveya: :hug: :loveya: :hug:

You deserved good news, and I think more is on the way. :-)
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flama Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 09:21 PM
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49. I hardly ever turn on my cell phone
I'm sure I pushed the button because you were getting the results today. Rode about eight miles before a thankfully long (this time anyway) red light let me retrieve your message.

WooHoo indeed! Since there is a family history of cancer, my breathing has been erratic for a few days. Glad you passed the test! (You're always good at tests, though. It runs in the family, too.)

Whatever has to happen has to happen. (I'm thankful you still have faith in the medical profession.) I worry about your singing voice with these goings-on. Well, if you end up sounding like Stevie Nicks, I can do the Christine McVee counterpart - or at least introduce you at MSG when you play there. If you wind up sounding like Bonnie Bramlett (whose songs I used to sing to strip polyps from my throat), maybe we could do a Simon and Garfunkle harmony - or you could just keep singing like you're singing.

I love you and your entire digestive tract. (How many people can say they love your intestines?)

:loveya:

Ma

:loveya:
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 09:32 PM
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51. Thanks Mom.
Isn't the Lounge the best place in the world? Look at all these awesome people!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 11:15 PM
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52. YAY!!!!!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!!!!! YEEEHAW!!!!!!!!
:bounce: :party: :bounce: :party: :bounce: :party: :bounce: :party: :bounce: :party:

That is GRRRRRRRREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 11:18 PM
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53. Good news.
I'm very happy for you.
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LatteLib Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 09:44 AM
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54. I am so pleased that your results were negative
Have the Happiest of Holidays.
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