Ballerina UPDATED 3/5/16

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Starine
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Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:37 am

Sorry to hear about the malignancy, but it is very good news that it is not pancreatic, and also that she won't need chemo or radiation.

Ugh; I work in a cancer center and I am so tired of seeing people suffering from this terrible malady. I hate it.
stark
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Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:18 pm

Even though it's probably like betting on a 3/5 shot, I'll bet she'll be at opening day of Saratoga providing us with pictures from the backstretch, thanks in advance!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
peeptoad
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Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:06 pm

You're too tough for this, B. You can beat this!
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Insane Crazy
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Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:05 pm

Oh dear. =( My thoughts are with you Bal.
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serenassong
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Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:30 pm

Starine wrote:Sorry to hear about the malignancy, but it is very good news that it is not pancreatic, and also that she won't need chemo or radiation.

Ugh; I work in a cancer center and I am so tired of seeing people suffering from this terrible malady. I hate it.
Not sure about the radiation or Chemo. Generally, if they can get the full tumor out and get to healthy tissue- it's is not needed. We won't know for sure until they get in.
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PostTimeMike
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Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:50 pm

Stay strong Bal!! More prayers for healing!!!
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Flanders
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Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:29 pm

Stay tough Ballerina and get well. you can kick its butt.
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serenassong
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Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:09 pm

Latest on Bal via her good friend Tammy-
The surgeon wants to do the surgery tomorrow. Concerning, considering just the other day they were willing to wait 2-3 weeks( or perhaps she's demanding it :D ). Apparently, it's a complex surgery, she will be under for approximately 4 hours. Will let you all know any updates.

Prayers and hugs.
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Ballerina
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Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:08 pm

This is the 1st time in 2-1/2 wks I've been able to sit up and type.

Fractured right leg femur in 2 places trying to walk across a very slippery, old wooden deck on Dec, 15. Same day, 14" pin and 2 screws inserted. Talk about painful. Still can't walk even poorly on that leg. A few days later I and others noticed my skin turning yellow. Jaundice was noticed. It was coincidental to the fall. Condition grew worse with each passing day. Several GA tests were done which revealed a mass growing into the pancreas and a 100% full blockage of the bile ducts. Biopsy shows it cancerous Stage T2A Ampullary cancer. http://www.medindia.net/patients/patien ... cancer.htm

Will write more as I learn more.

Thanks everyone.
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Horsebagger
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Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:28 pm

Having good thoughts and prayers for you Doreen. Stay strong, and good luck.
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serenassong
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Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:35 pm

Nice to see that you were able to type. I actually have an auto-immune of the bile ducts and the liver- which they keep me on a bile salt to prevent scarring in the liver and the bile flowing. Prayers for you!
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Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:53 pm

I would say good luck, but I think you'll be just fine. Regardless, you've had/have my prayers Nothing but the best thoughts and prayers for you - from one b*tch to another.
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Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:49 pm

Sending prayers and positive thoughts, Bal. You can do this!
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Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:49 pm

Get well soon, Ballerina... we are all pulling for you. : )
Senator L
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Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:13 am

I wish you well, Bal
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Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:54 pm

Sending healing thoughts to you, Bal. Get well soon.
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Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:11 pm

Sending best wishes your way, Ballerina.
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Della
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Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:23 pm

Ballerina posted this on her FB page today:

"It's me - It was rough last week with the insertion of the bile drain being the absolute worst of all 4 procedures. What a painful SOB it is.
The really big surgery is tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. Surgeon figures 4 - 6 hours. I'll have Bill call Tammy with the results so she can update y'all. Bill doesn't do anything computer.
Please pray for me and Billy and The Kids. To tell you that I'm not scared would be way too much bravado. I love you all a whole big bunch and put a lot of stock in your prayers and good wishes.."
peeptoad
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Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:38 pm

Good luck tomorrow Ballerina!
Catalina
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Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:44 pm

Della wrote:Ballerina posted this on her FB page today:

"It's me - It was rough last week with the insertion of the bile drain being the absolute worst of all 4 procedures. What a painful SOB it is.
The really big surgery is tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. Surgeon figures 4 - 6 hours. I'll have Bill call Tammy with the results so she can update y'all. Bill doesn't do anything computer.
Please pray for me and Billy and The Kids. To tell you that I'm not scared would be way too much bravado. I love you all a whole big bunch and put a lot of stock in your prayers and good wishes.."
Prayers and good wishes continuing from San Antonio, Bal!
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