Topic: The Miracle Man Update

We found out today that the mass pushing Teddy's Ureter closed is cancer. The doctor said he was not surprised as it is where his duodenum was before the Whipple. The good news is that it has not spread to any organs or lymph nodes. June 25th he gets a shunt to try and open the Ureter so he does not have to wear a drainage bag. The surgeon today, Dr. James Cashman, director of transplants at Good Samaritan Hospital Phoenix, and our God,  said he would like to see Teddy have this removed by CyberKnife. He said its has less side effects than radiation and would do a much better job. We now have to get an appointment with the Doctor that does this. But, we feel very lucky that
it was found before spreading to other organs. He has had a good 3 years from the Whipple and hopefully this will give him another good 3 years. Don't mind taking it 3 years at a time. At least now we know and can move forward to get it taken care of.  Hanging in!   Lainy

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

Re: The Miracle Man Update

Lainy, I am sorry the mass was cancer but it sounds like you have a plan. Good luck and heres to another three years, then another three years, then another three years, then.....

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

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Hi Lainy,
My husband had Cyberknife treatment in February of this year and his latest scan (this week) showed the treated tumors to be "dead".  Unfortunately a new, little one has appeared.  Good luck and prayers to Teddy and you.
Karen

Wishing all God's blessings!

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Thanks Kris and Karen for your great words! Yes, we are told this cyberknife is highly successful. Who nows maybe in our lifetime we will see a cure for Cancer????  The good part of this and yes there are good parts is the strength we can come through with that we did not know we had. And the many wonderful people on this site you are so thoughtful and kind. Say, maybe we should have one big convention??? And all meet. I like that!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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Hi Lainy.... Sorry to hear Teddy ran in to another obstacle.  Hope the miracle man gets it taken care real soon.
God Bless,
Jeff G.

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)