The thread of hope.

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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby Metcarfre » 08 Jan 2012, 14:59

Hey Hosk - I dont know if you are religious or what, but I am sending prayers and good vibes your way.

I work in opthalmic research - I don't know the particulars of your wife's case of course, but doctors can do amazing things with the cornea these days.
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby The Jester » 08 Jan 2012, 16:16

Hosk, I'm really sorry to hear about the travails you must face now. I'm not religious, but I hope as hard as I can that the consequences of your wife's condition are as gentle as possible.
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby Lord Hosk » 08 Jan 2012, 16:31

No news, we have to wait to see the doc tomorrow morning, thanks for the thoughts and prayers.
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby tak197 » 09 Jan 2012, 00:13

Hey all,

Thanks for all the support, guys. I find out what is going on in less than 6 hours.

*many hours later*

UPDATE!

So the results are in. I already tweeted and FBed it, but I'll post it here as well.

The biopsy came back as "indeterminable". In other words, because of the fine needle biopsy, they said that it was a tumor, but without actual sheets of tissue to check, they couldn't rule either way. The only way they can get tissue for what they need is by going in and removing the mass. They could have used a bigger needle, but there is too high a bleeding risk, plus, if it is malignant, it would all come out anyway.

So the surgery is scheduled for Monday February 13th. They are going to go in and remove the left half of my thyroid, leaving the right half in tact. Then, after surgery, they will take the left half of my thyroid and do the tests on the tissue to determine if it is benign or malignant. The chances are 1 in 4 for malignancy, which are a bit more than I expected, but I'm okay with those odds.

In the long run though, I will be monitoring my thyroid hormones and taking a larger dose of synthroids, but that should be all.
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby tak197 » 10 Jan 2012, 09:53

Hosk, how are things going with your wife?
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby Dutch guy » 10 Jan 2012, 10:20

Tak197, good luck with the surgery. I'm sending some good vibes your way.
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby Lord Hosk » 10 Jan 2012, 14:43

I think this might belong in the mixed emotions thread.

After meeting with the ophthalmologist yesterday and this afternoon, only her right eye is effected, the pain and blurring in her left eye were most likely phantom pains due to how bad the other one was.

No less than 6 times during each exam he expressed how glad he was that we went to the ER and didnt wait to see him on Monday.

She has been doing drops of something every hour she is awake since Saturday and is wearing an eye patch. He can see that it hasn't eaten through the cornea which is what would have happened had we waited. But she will have some scaring because it did damage the cornea at this point we dont know how severe the scaring will be, how much vision she will loose she might still need corneal replacement surgery.

We will be going in again every day this week for checkups I will update if we find any more out. For right now, its only one eye, the cornea isnt destroyed, yeah! It might still lead to blindness in one eye, boo. If it does lead to blindness its possible she could get the cornea replaced in a very yucky surgery, ehh.
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby Lord Hosk » 10 Jan 2012, 14:47

on a double post note, Thats good? Tak. I think we need a thread of hope mixed emotion cross over thread. I will keep praying for you.
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby Metcarfre » 10 Jan 2012, 14:57

The good news is, corneal replacement surgery is very non-invasive and successful.

That is pretty good news. Know that you continue to be in my prayers.
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby tak197 » 10 Jan 2012, 15:32

Lord Hosk wrote:on a double post note, Thats good? Tak. I think we need a thread of hope mixed emotion cross over thread. I will keep praying for you.


It's definitely a mixed emotion thing. I'd say I'm cautiously uneasy.
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby The Jester » 10 Jan 2012, 16:41

And my good vibes are also, likewise, still flying. ;)
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby Kirkygirl » 10 Jan 2012, 21:59

Hey if good vibes are running rampant through the community then let them flood the intertubes!
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Lord Hosk, you and your wife will be very well taken care of. It sounds like this opthalmologist knows what he's doing. Your wife is going to be able to see her children get old and is going to be able to see them sneaking cookies/treats from the kitchen when they're not supposed to, don't worry.
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Re: The thread of hope.

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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby WanderingWolf » 19 Jan 2012, 00:06

I finally have my copy of p90x. It's time to become a better version of myself
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Re: The thread of hope.

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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby Lord Hosk » 19 Jan 2012, 08:19

you stole my joke Master Gunner.
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby the_lone_bard » 20 Jan 2012, 08:20

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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby JustAName » 20 Jan 2012, 12:56

Gunner, Hosk? <3

And Bard, luck! All of the luck! <3
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby Lemegeton » 20 Jan 2012, 15:16

I am supposed to be getting married next year but my partner is still only getting 16 hours a week in work so currently we don't enough money to start saving for wedding+honeymoon. So i am hopeful that something happens in work and one of the full time staff leave and she takes their job
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby Lord Hosk » 20 Jan 2012, 19:50

Edit :never mind...


Good luck marriage is awesome, but try not to worry so much about the wedding.
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby Lord Chrusher » 20 Jan 2012, 22:50

Lemegeton

I keep thinking you are metcarfre since he had either the same or almost the same avatar as you for a long time.
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby Lemegeton » 21 Jan 2012, 06:21

Lord Chrusher wrote:Lemegeton

I keep thinking you are metcarfre since he had either the same or almost the same avatar as you for a long time.


lol. i did my best to choose an avatar i had not seen anyone else use to avoid such cases of mistaken identity. PHAIL :(
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby Metcarfre » 21 Jan 2012, 16:02

S'all good. I love that clip, good to see it getting used.

Also I was basically unemployed immediately prior to our wedding, but we were fortunate enough to have much of the cost covered by our parents. We also had a fairly modest wedding.
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby Lemegeton » 21 Jan 2012, 16:29

metcarfre wrote:S'all good. I love that clip, good to see it getting used.

Also I was basically unemployed immediately prior to our wedding, but we were fortunate enough to have much of the cost covered by our parents. We also had a fairly modest wedding.


yeah we are aiming for a very small wedding but its tough. my fiance has a very large family. her dad is offering to pay the deposit but i don't want to accept it for certain reasons.
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Re: The thread of hope.

Postby gcninja » 08 Jul 2012, 14:32

Goddamit internet...
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