I saw the Thoracic surgeon

By hogrider37 Latest Reply 2011-03-10 21:36:57 -0600
Started 2011-02-09 10:13:37 -0600

iI feel good. I went and saw the surgeon and he said he wants me to wait till the end of march and have another CAT scan to see if the tumors got any bigger. It wasnt one, but 3 or 4. He said he was concerned about doing the surgery right now because of my heart condition, said he was afriad I might not make it through the surgery. Its a very major procedure and he wants me to get in better shape. So i went out and bought a treadmill and I walk everyday now. So now its a waiting game again till I go back and she him. Thankyou for all your thougfhts and prayers.

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Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-03-07 21:31:20 -0600 Report

Congrats on your lower cholesterol.

hogrider37 2011-03-08 07:05:28 -0600 Report

Thanks, thats the first time it was normal in a very long time, all of thwe cholesterol, was this time, and my liver enzymes also. I guess excersize does good things to you bodu.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-03-09 00:31:28 -0600 Report

Hope the good news keeps coming your way.

hogrider37 2011-03-09 07:05:29 -0600 Report

Yeah me too. Everthing seems to be falling right into place. Thank God. No all I can hope for is when i get the follow-up cat scan the tumors will have dissapearred.

hogrider37 2011-03-07 06:56:36 -0600 Report

Hi Caliko, Im doing fine. the treadmill is working great. My cholesterol is way down, is 144. hasnt been blow 250 in ages, even with the lipitor. How have you been doing?

CaliKo 2011-03-05 10:32:50 -0600 Report

How are you doing, hogrider? I hope you are doing well and getting stronger. Continued thoughts and prayers.

Pynetree 2011-02-10 22:30:12 -0600 Report

…and isn't the waiting the worst!?! And the END of March! But taking the proactive stance and getting a treadmill is the way to go. When you have the surgery will it be at your hospital? Will definetly add you to my prayers, and sending positive thoughts, too. Keep us posted.

hogrider37 2011-02-11 06:26:25 -0600 Report

Thanks for the prayers. I live just outside Atalntic Cuty NJ and when i have the surgery it will be in Philadelphia. thats the only part about it i dont particularly care for. I think itll keep most visitors away.

squog master
squog master 2011-02-11 07:31:33 -0600 Report

Another person from Jersey! I live in Jersey too. About 15 mins from Philly.

hogrider37 2011-02-11 10:17:04 -0600 Report

ok, i love PA. very nice riding up there. in the summer when Pa people are coming to the jersey shore im gong to Pa. its great

CaliKo 2011-02-10 12:02:10 -0600 Report

I'm glad you are feeling good, and of course the treadmill will be handy for glucose control and to help you regain your strength after you recover from surgery. Continued thoughts and prayers, thanks for the update.

hogrider37 2011-02-10 12:28:30 -0600 Report

Thanks. Nice new picture, I bet you had a hard time carrying that statue homne huh?. Always nice to hear from family on here. thankyou.

CaliKo 2011-02-10 12:41:40 -0600 Report

Hah! Wish I could have taken it home, it would have been fun in the media pit. I'm 5'6" and wearing 5 inch heels with my evening gown, and it was quite a bit taller than me. Four of my husband's co-workers won a scientific oscar last year, and we got to attend the science and technology dinner that they hold two weeks before the star-studded oscar event. It was quite an evening.

swanslake54 2011-02-10 10:09:14 -0600 Report

You are in my thoughts and prayers. You are part of a praying and supportive family on this site. God bless you.

hogrider37 2011-02-10 11:00:45 -0600 Report

thankyou, your right, its like one big family here and we all have one common bond, and goal. thankyou for your prayers.

Kaiyle 2011-02-10 08:06:38 -0600 Report

I'll Keep you in my prayers. You will get through this successfully because your will is strong and triumphant.

hogrider37 2011-02-10 08:48:12 -0600 Report

thankyou. yes my will is strong. Working in the medical field, doing my time in the ER and OR you always think your problems are bad until you see the people that have problems that make yuors seem really trivial compared to theirs.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-02-09 22:47:59 -0600 Report


Great to hear from you, you have been on my mind. I'm sorry to hear your news.

Sounds like you have a good medical team watching ove you, and I'm glad you are doing what you can to take care of yourself and following the doctor's recommendations Also, hope that you are getting a lot of emotional and spiritual support during ths challenging time.

Thanks for the update, and please keep us posted. I will keep you in my thoughts!


Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-02-09 19:34:02 -0600 Report

The treadmill will help keep you busy while you want for March. You are in my prayers.

hogrider37 2011-02-10 07:21:57 -0600 Report

thanks for keeping me in your prayers. your right walking every night helps pass the time. I checked the miles on my way to work how far im walking on the treadmill and was surprised to see how far im actually walking. its way further than it ffeels.

realsis77 2011-02-09 14:24:43 -0600 Report

I'm glad your feeling better now. I am praying for you and your in my thoughts.I pray you will have continued good health.please keep us posted on how things are going for you as your in our hearts and minds daily. May God bless you and your family! Remember you have a big support team behind you and we all care very much! I hope you have a blessed day!

hogrider37 2011-02-09 14:39:08 -0600 Report

thankyou for your thoughts and prayers. i will keep you informed of what happening. Its just wait and see for another monuth and a half now, this is the worst part. just waiting.

MewElla 2011-02-09 10:20:02 -0600 Report

I am glad you are feeling so good. Walking on a treadmill will be good. My thoughts and prayers are sure with you for good, continued health. Enjoy your week.