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Posted 2014-07-09T23:27:21Z

Second opinion

Meet with the GI oncology surgeon at Northwestern this morning. He told us that because the tumor is now smaller and slow growing that he felt comfortable waitng the six months to do anything else. He does want me to have blood drawn in 2 weeks and again at 6 weeks. He said it may take several repeat scopes over a period of time to remove it all. Follow up will be more scopes and biopsy of the area along with scans and blood work. (need to take out some stock in those companies that make endoscopy equipment). He was going to share his consult with the Rush doctors. Funny thing he told us at the end was you can't forget about this, it needs to monitored and we ( the doctors) won't forget it. Had to laugh afterwards, how could I possible forget! Pete and I talked and both agreed that is this now is part of our lives, we deal with it one scope at a time and pray the rest of the time.

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Comments (3)

  • Robyn Saunders
    Robyn Saunders

    Love it. "one scope at a time". I go by the saying "one tumor at a time". Was just referred to another surgeon today. Ugh, it just doesn't stop... Thinking about everyone and wish that I could be there the next group, but I don't have a ride. See you next month and know that you're in our prayers!

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Alan O
    Alan O

    Happy that you got a second opinion and that you now have a full roster of doctors looking out for you! Our regular love and prayers will also be a part of your lives! =)

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Dorothy Drake
    Dorothy Drake

    Deb, so glad you got the 2nd opinion and have a treatment plan worked out. Work me in to that stock purchase. I agree, if only you COULD forget it, even for a day. Will be keeping you in my prayers.

    5 years ago · Reply