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Don't I have the nerve?

Hello Warriors!

I am glad I am precautious and annoying. The lump in my arm popped up about two years ago and stayed unangry for two years until it started to grow and hurt. I had it removed as it was interfering with my writing and typing. It came back again and I knew something was wrong. I called my surgeon, whom luckily is also a surgical oncologist. I did not get to see her and her resident dismissed it as carpal tunnel syndrome. It seemed logical until her assistant called last week to book me in for a follow up appointment. They had sent the lump to Toronto as it had unclear margins. What was a lipoma is not a lipoma. It is a soft tissue tumour, it may be a Nerve Sheath tumour. Things are starting to make sense. Like the edema, the cafe au lait spots which they thought were nigericans. The outlook is optimistic if they can get all the tissue out I might be good. However it might be bad. Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors.

Thomas, April threw a punch at your cancer.
Thomas sent you a prayer.
Thomas sent you a hug.
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I'm sorry you are going through this again Jenn. I don't know much about this so I will need to consult google. But it kind of sounds like it's in the sarcoma family. I do know that excusing the tumors is what they always do. And if it's sheaths, then it sounds more surface-like and not very deep. I may have to have forearm sheaths surgery at some point. Keep us updated. And please celebrate your BIRTHDAY tomorrow. Make sure you get a cake, even if it's a cupcake, light a candle and sing happy birthday! God bless.
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The sheath surgery would be because of connective tissue damage from long term steroid use due to SLE.
Happy Birthday!, Well, tomorrow, happy birthday! We haven't heard from you for awhile. Be all the annoying and precautious you can be!
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Drats. We are sad you are having to face this and have paws/fingers crossed it turns out not to be sinister. When will they take it out? Meanwhile, we hope you can enjoy your special day tomorrow and wish you many happy returns *hugs* By the way, it is already 4 February here in Aussie so I don't see why you can't start celebrating now! xx :*)
It's going to be alright. You are young and strong! And you have the best doctors in the country taking care of you. Let us know how it goes!
I dont know much about this topic but I pray it is not serious! Please keep us updated. Happy birthday!!
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Vital Info


November 17, 2015

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February 4, 1984

Cancer Fighter

Cancer Info


November 15, 2015

Stage 1

Grade 3


Starting off alone. Not having domain over my own body. Getting weaker. Being left in the dark by doctors

Don't take stuff or people for granted.

First Cancer was Endometrial Cancer -Very heavy bleeding -Abdominal pain -Fullness -Fatigue -Edema Sarcoma (2017) Growing lump on elbow pain tingling edema




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