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#1 Patty

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 04:55 AM

I thought that I would stop in and post about whats going on with me now. I found a lump under my right arm a while back and the Dr thinks iots a lymph node. I was supposed to have a mamo the end of Aug but because I noticed it has grown larger it was moved up to next week. I have had a lump in my breast fir years and I used to stress over it but I know its ok but this lump is making me very worried. Besides Scleroderma I have Dermatomyositis and Cancer is higher risk with DM so I am worried. I think its more the unknown then the cancer itself. If it is cancer then I get treatment and get better and maybe even get better from the DM. I understand that if you have cancer with the DM, once the cancer is gone The DM seems to go away also.( I hope thats correct info).

I guess I just needed to fill you all in on whats going on with me now. I swear I dont think I can take much more stress in my life right now. I know, I need a little cheese with my whine LOL.

Hope all is ok with all of you.

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Patty
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#2 Kamlesh

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 11:57 AM

Patty,

Sorry to hear about all your problems. If there is something I can help, please let me know. It is tough time for you right now, but better days are ahead. When I am downbit, I take long walks, start couting my blessing, and all the wonderful things I have.
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 01:16 PM

Patty,
I am so sorry to hear this news! You should be whining. It hard enough as it is and now this? Be sure you keep us in the loop with this new cancer spook.
Cheese is awesome with wine....
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#4 Sheryl

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 02:20 PM

Patty, I am really sorry to hear that you are once again having more problems. When it rains it sometimes pours. You need good news and sunshine. Hopefully, this lump will be biopsied and or removed with no real problems. Wouldn't it be great if the Dermatomyositis would also be gone for good. I have had a total of 5 different cysts. Three large enough to be removed. One had self contained cancerous cells. I didn't have to have any radiation or breast removal. Mine, I also found myself. It was caught early enough as to not have caused me any major problems. I will be thinking positive thoughts for you. Keep us informed on any developments. Is your daughter still staying with you and helping you out? I hope things are going well in that respect. Stay strong. Sheryl
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 03:26 PM

Oh Patty,

I'm so sorry you've been dealt yet another hurdle to jump. But you are a very strong woman and I know that you will pull thru this with the strength that I know you possess. Please try to stay positive, I know that it can be hard, but think of all the reasons that can that tell you that you need to and that you will overcome this once again! For that grandbaby, for us, and especially for you! Make sure you find time to take care of Patty. You know that is #1 in healing!

xoxoxoxo We'll talk soon, I know it's been a while, I've been sooooo
busy with dad. Maybe this weekend.

Big Soft hugs!
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Warm and Happy to you! Vee

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 05:25 PM

Hey Patty,

Sorry to hear about your new scare. Sounds like you need to get down to the bottom of this in order to decrease your stress level. So glad you posted - now please keep us posted.

Hang in there my friend.
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Posted 13 July 2007 - 04:56 AM

Hi there Patty,
You do have alot on your plate right now! I hope that you are able to take it one day at a time and one illness at a time. It is a good thing that you found this new lump when you did, time matters with these things as you know.

Try to keep positive and check in so that we can give you a hug now and then.

~hugs~
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Posted 13 July 2007 - 05:03 AM

Hi Patty,

I'm being tested for polymyositis and potentially dermatomyositis, and had a lump in my armpit that became quite large all of a sudden. There has been a lump in my left breast for years, which turns out to be a milk duct that clogs and swells on and off, and the lump in the armpit turned out to be a sebacious cyst, so hopefully you will get good news too. It's scary, no doubt, but I hope you can stay calm in the meantime, and that your biopsy will turn up benign.

Best wishes to you,
Elehos

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 01:05 AM

Hi Patty,
I know how scared you must be right now but you can to the right place to get the support you need! We are all here for you. The unknown is definately more scary than the known. Please keep us posted.... I'll be thinking of you!

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