Gonna have my 16hr surgery on monday!

intogamer

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Gotta get to the hospital at 6:00AM. Tufts-New England Medical Center (Boston) Doctors estimate that will take 16hrs from 7:00AM to midnight. I have Ewing's sarcoma. The tumor is located in my left jaw bone, in spaced boned marrow. Its a rare cancer often found "between 10 and 20 year(wiki)" olds. (I'm 14 BTW) Finished all my Pre Op scans well on Wedesday. The Doc says everything looks on par and I should just get some relaxation.

During the process will include a team of doctors. Which ranges from Dental, Anesthesiologists, Reconstruction, etc. I will have good care with all the top doctors. What will happen is the ENT Reconstruction Specialist will work with the Dental Specialist to remove the tumor and reconstruct my Jaw. This consist of removing a piece of my jaw bone, left half of my lower teeth, and tissue(gums). They will place titanium bracing, and take a piece of my fibula to grow with my jaw bone. There they will take muscle/tissue from my left leg and will reconstruct where ever is needed. Then I will have a skin graph on my thigh for my leg.

I am expected to recover pretty good. When I first spoke with the Hematologist he said I had a 75% success rate. The doctors all are leaning toward a good success in my case. Tests and Scans are looking good since day 1. No signs of the tumor spreading.

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edit: got back yesterday and everything is pretty much great. Everything is heeling as expected. :)
 

KLin

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You're 14? Well that explains a lot. I hope the surgery is successful for you :thumbsup:
 

AgaBoogaBoo

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Good luck :)

It's bound ot be asked, so I'll ask right away: Which meds are you getting for the pain? :p
 

Zangetsu

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all i can say is that we all hope that

"Intogamer > Tumor! "

get well! :thumbsup:
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Fullmetal Chocobo

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Good luck... Does this mean you'll have to eat ice cream for days? Hmmm, Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla.
 

intogamer

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Originally posted by: AgaBoogaBoo
Good luck :)

It's bound ot be asked, so I'll ask right away: Which meds are you getting for the pain? :p

weed? haha no pain... zofran when I feel nauseous

Yes I joined when I was 12. Been on the interwarb since I was 8 or something
 

intogamer

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Originally posted by: Fullmetal Chocobo
Good luck... Does this mean you'll have to eat ice cream for days? Hmmm, Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla.

I'm lack toast and tolerant haha

I think i'ma hit that $50 per a person Jap hot pop sushi restaurant :D
 

Conky

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I've spent the last couple months in the hospital and the Cancer center(watching a family member) so I am way too familar with this stuff. :(

I wish you nothing but the best and I will be saying a prayer for your speedy recovery. Please get well and come back here and tell us how you kicked that stuff in the butt! :D

 

KLin

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Originally posted by: intogamer
Originally posted by: Fullmetal Chocobo
Good luck... Does this mean you'll have to eat ice cream for days? Hmmm, Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla.

I'm lack toast and tolerant haha

I think i'ma hit that $50 per a person Jap hot pop sushi restaurant :D

That's lactose intolerant. :laugh:
 

TheGizmo

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good luck dude, hope everything goes really well. make sure to ask for extra pain killers :p that'll help recovery. then mail me whats left afterwards ;) :p take care, update when you get home.
 

SarcasticDwarf

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Originally posted by: intogamer
Originally posted by: Fullmetal Chocobo
Good luck... Does this mean you'll have to eat ice cream for days? Hmmm, Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla.

I'm lack toast and tolerant haha

I think i'ma hit that $50 per a person Jap hot pop sushi restaurant :D

You can't eat ice cream? That is soooo much worse than the tumor.


Anyway, good luck!
 

intogamer

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Originally posted by: Conky
I've spent the last couple months in the hospital and the Cancer center(watching a family member) so I am way too familar with this stuff. :(

I wish you nothing but the best and I will be saying a prayer for your speedy recovery. Please get well and come back here and tell us how you kicked that stuff in the butt! :D

yeah. well I was always positive during the process. Never felt bad... I just went to do normal things right after I found out. haha :D

Cept my nurse was kinda mad for treeing and stuff before my surgery :p

edit: just have the family member stay positive. It helps everybody ;) Makes everybody do a better job :)
 

intogamer

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Originally posted by: TheGizmo
good luck dude, hope everything goes really well. make sure to ask for extra pain killers :p that'll help recovery. then mail me whats left afterwards ;) :p take care, update when you get home.

No but I'll sell you my Neupogen shots :D
 

Conky

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Originally posted by: intogamer
Originally posted by: TheGizmo
good luck dude, hope everything goes really well. make sure to ask for extra pain killers :p that'll help recovery. then mail me whats left afterwards ;) :p take care, update when you get home.

No but I'll sell you my Neupogen shots :D
Neulasta goes for $5,000 a shot if you can believe that! Those Amgen drugs are mad expensive.



 

intogamer

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Originally posted by: Conky
Originally posted by: intogamer
Originally posted by: TheGizmo
good luck dude, hope everything goes really well. make sure to ask for extra pain killers :p that'll help recovery. then mail me whats left afterwards ;) :p take care, update when you get home.

No but I'll sell you my Neupogen shots :D
Neulasta goes for $5,000 a shot if you can believe that! Those Amgen drugs are mad expensive.

Hmmm do you know how much a typical cost to treat a cancer patient?

Originally posted by: George P Burdell
I wish you good luck and good health. Hope you get a pretty nurse ;)

My hemoc nurse isn't bad ;)



And thanks for praying and wishing me luck guys :)