Re: [MOL] Prayers for Nonie's surgery! [02985] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Prayers for Nonie's surgery!



Dear Nonie:  Surgery tomorrow huh, you slipped that one in on us; but if it does
the trick for your eye site then it will truly be worth any pain. I will be
praying that soon you will see the ocean waves break, the glitter of sand, and
those cute little birds with the long legs that scurry on beaches.  Your friend,
Lillian

John Waller wrote:

> Dear Costas,
>
> I have a fibro sarcoma in the pituitary sella.  It is a particularly
> nasty, agressive type of tumor.  The top specialist in the United States
> treating sarcoma is Dr. Lisa DeAngelis at Memorial Sloan Kettering, New
> York.
>
> I have had 2 surgeries and Gamma Knife (stereotactic radiation) to rid
> the tumor, and am having another surgery tomorrow.  All within the last
> 15 months.  I have also taken 5 courses of MAID chemo, and one of
> Taxol.  The only reason I am having thee surgery tomorrow is that the
> tumor is pressing againist my optic nerves and I am almost blind and
> they want to get it off the optic nerves before I lose my sight
> completely.  Otherwise, I would be just on chemo.
>
> I'm going to be off-line for a couple of weeks now.  I'm sorry I can't
> be here to give you more encouragement throughout the coming days.
> Please be assured that I will be thinking of you and praying for you.
> Please be tenacious in your questioning of doctors and requiring
> immediate treatment.  There are ways to conquer this malicious type of
> tymor, but you have to be agressive and do whatever you have to do and
> do it quickly.
>
> Also, go to the internet and type in "sasrcoma" -- you'll get lots of
> information.
>
> You are in my prayers,
> Sincerely,
> Nonie Waller
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