Good news and bad

on 4/22/18 9:30 am

Well I'm down 30 pounds since starting optifast March 1, and now onto mushy food, which feels really good in my tummy.

however, as I was sitting down to my first solid food in 7 weeks last Thursday the phone rang and it was the surgeon. I thought it was nice of him to call to check in on me, but no, that wasn't why he was calling.

the blood work they did after surgery showed "involvement with B-cells, suggesting lymphoproliferative disease" which he says might mean a variant of lymphoma. Which is a group of diseases ranging from Hodgkin disease, which is highly treatable, all the way to severe leukaemia. All cancer.

ive been referred to a hematologist, god knows how long that will take. Looks like I may be losing a lot more hair than I expected, and a lot more weight, too.

feeling pretty punk, and can't even eat for comfort.


on 4/22/18 9:44 am
RNY on 09/01/17

Oh Pauline, that is scary. I'm so sore you're going through this.

The really good news is that without this surgery, they would not have found it, and you would not be getting early treatment. And like you said, there is a high likelihood it's a treatable variety.

You're in my prayers. Please do keep us posted. ((Hugs))

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

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on 4/22/18 1:23 pm

Sending hugs and healing vibes. Let's hope that what they find treatable, and that they have caught it at a very early stage.

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Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.

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on 4/22/18 1:47 pm - Windsor, Canada
VSG on 08/27/18

I am so sorry to hear this. I know it's easy to let your mind go to the worst possible outcome but you said that he said it "might mean" a variant of lymphoma. There are a lot of possibilities. Try to stay positive and not pani****il you have something to panic about. I know that is so much easier said than done, but for your sake, please try. Sending you a big hug!

on 4/22/18 1:57 pm
RNY on 01/16/18

I'm so very sorry that you are having to deal with this. Healing thoughts coming your way. Please keep us posted.

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

on 4/22/18 3:12 pm

I'm so sorry to hear what your going through, my thoughts are with you and hoping for some positive news soon.

Orientation Oct 24, 2017 at Humber; Meet surgeon Dec 12/17. Internist Jan 24/18; SW/Nut/nurse appt Feb 15/18;surgery March 19/18

Opti -12; M1 -25; M2 -18; M3- 18 M4-9 M5-11 M6-7

on 4/22/18 8:25 pm
RNY on 02/26/18

Oh scary for you. You must be full of anxiety. I hope you get in to the hematologist quickly!

HW: 285 SW: 260 CW: 134 Dr. Grantcharov, St. Michael's

Referral: May 2017 Orientation: June 5/17 Nurse: Aug. 17/17 Doctor/Dietician/SW finished by Dec. 11/17 Surgical Ed. Class: Dec. 18/17 Surgeon: Jan. 9/18 Surgery: February 26, 2018!!

on 4/23/18 6:02 am
RNY on 03/07/17

That's never good to hear that kind of news, hopefully it will be the simplest case and you can get treated right away. Early detection is always important in these situation. Sending you lots of positive vibes and prayers

H.A.L.A B.
on 4/23/18 7:14 am, edited 4/23/18 12:15 am

Hugs. Good news is they caught it early. Some slow growing cancers are well controlled by medication. I work with a lady that has been diagnosed with a chronic leukemia. They put her on medications and she is doing fine last few years.

Good news - they caught it early. Hugs

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

on 4/23/18 7:51 am
RNY on 09/12/17

So Sorry to hear this Pauline.

It's amazing the amount of things we are finding out about our health(that otherwise we may not find out right away), because we are constantly having blood work and other tests done. I was diagnosed with something last week too (not ready to share though) and it is only because of all of the tests as a WLS patient that I found out.

I wish you the best and hope that you are able to surround yourself with the love and support you need right now.


Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

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It's very sad
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