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Thursday, June 2, 2011

St. Jude

We finally got the call from St. Jude and we arrived on Monday, May 23, 2011.  We have had a lot of appointments and they did additional PET scans, an MRI of the brain, and a CAT Scan.  We found out yesterday that the cancer has not spread to her other internal organs, and we were SO HAPPY!!  Yesterday we had an outside appointment to see a plastic surgeon.  They are doing surgery to remove the rest of the tumor on her arm, and will need to take out a lot of the surrounding skin, so she will get a skin graft from her hip.  We are just now waiting for all the doctors to get together and set a date for her surgery as I want to get this cancer out of her body.  Before her surgery, they will shoot dye into her lymph nodes and see if the cancer has spread there.  We will know what stage cancer she has once the surgery is over.  We can check off Stage 4 cancer as it is not in her organs.  Now we need to check off Stage 3 as I feel positive it is not in her lymph nodes.  I will continue to pray.   

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