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Camella Black - Surgery
« on: Aug 30, 2010, 06:54 »
Hey gang I just wanted to let you know that I am my family are facing a hard couple of months... I have been sick for months now and found out last week I have colon polyps. The removed all but one and I met with the surgeon today and this is what we know:

1. A large percentage of the type of polyp (and where it is located) that I have contain cancer cells, so they treat it as cancer from the start.

2. They will be removing the majority of my ascending colon, along with the lymp nodes located nearby and all the blood vessels leading to this area and then they will be reconnecting my insides together (oh what fun).

3. I will be in hospital from 4 to 7 days and at home recovering 6 to 8 weeks.

4. There are chances of other things but I won't bore you with what if's or maybes.


Please be patient with us as we make this adjustment and lend your moral support when you can. I intend to be spending a good deal of time on here as I won't be able to do much else.

My surgery is on September 16th at 11:00 am, so if you have a second on that day please send out good thoughts and prayers ifyou believe in such. I am a huge believer in the power of prayer, karma and good thoughts and will take them all.




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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #1 on: Aug 30, 2010, 06:57 »
You have my prayers and thoughts, please keep us posted. I know Henry does not normally post a lot but maybe he can make an exception for the next few weeks.

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #2 on: Aug 30, 2010, 07:13 »
You will certainly have all of our good thoughts, best wishes, prayers, and maybe a Buddhist chant or two.

My sister recently (about two years ago) had what sounds like the same surgery, and she is about 100% and feeling fine. You can do the same. 90% of the success of this kind of thing is attitude. Keep yours positive and all will be well.
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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #3 on: Aug 30, 2010, 08:52 »
I will pm you something to make you smile.A Small story more about you than Henry when he and I worked in outside facilities at srs. All the credit is yours. Keep the faith. Joe

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #4 on: Aug 31, 2010, 05:25 »
Good luck - we'll miss your common sense till you get back.

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #5 on: Aug 31, 2010, 06:41 »
Best of luck Camella.
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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #6 on: Aug 31, 2010, 07:57 »
Good luck
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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #7 on: Aug 31, 2010, 10:53 »
Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!!! With this many good people pulling for you success is inevitable!!
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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #8 on: Aug 31, 2010, 11:00 »
You will definitely have my thoughts and prayers. Hope you come out of this well.
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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #9 on: Aug 31, 2010, 11:33 »
Here's sending you all the good vibes I can... Best of luck.

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #10 on: Aug 31, 2010, 01:45 »
Good luck with your procedure. I'll throw a little Karma your way.. Maybe you can teach Henry how to play cribbage or poker while you are recovering. ; )>

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #11 on: Aug 31, 2010, 03:04 »
Camella, get well soon...best of luck in your recovery! God Speed.  - Michael "Snake" Shaffer.
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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #12 on: Aug 31, 2010, 05:47 »
thanks everyone and to those who mentioned the girls via pm I'd like to let you know that I posted a bunch of new photos.

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #13 on: Aug 31, 2010, 06:25 »
Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, hope all goes well!
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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #14 on: Sep 03, 2010, 04:33 »
Camella,

Buck and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time for you and your family.  Hope everything goes well with your upcoming surgery and recovery.

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #15 on: Sep 16, 2010, 06:44 »
I just wanted to let everyone know that Camella is out of surgery and is doing good. She is asleep now and snoring so the morphine must be working. She was in surgery for about 4 hours or so. Her Doctor said she will be ok. We won't know if it is cancer until the lab work is done next week. I will keep everyone updated as we get info. Thanks for all the prayers and good thoughts. Henry

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #16 on: Sep 17, 2010, 04:55 »
Camella,

Glad to read that you came through the surgery fine.  We'll keep thinking those "happy thoughts" for you.

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #17 on: Sep 19, 2010, 08:40 »
Camella wanted me to say thank you to everyone that remembered her in your prayers. She is doing better everyday. She still has a couple of months before she is back to normal, or as close to normal as she will ever be. Keep remembering her in your prayers. We can't thank everyone enough for all that you have done already. Stay safe and i will try to keep all informed of her progress.

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #18 on: Sep 19, 2010, 10:56 »
Henry,

Tell Camella to concentrate on getting better and we'll look forward to her return.  Thanks for keeping us updated.

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #19 on: Sep 20, 2010, 06:51 »
Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.  I will pray that there will be no further complications.

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #20 on: Sep 22, 2010, 02:24 »
I am home, alive and here. Feel good at times, worse at others. Not much pain, but nasuea is a bitch. Thanks for all well wishes and emails.

Camella

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #21 on: Sep 22, 2010, 02:29 »
I am home, alive and here. Feel good at times, worse at others. Not much pain, but nasuea is a bitch. Thanks for all well wishes and emails.

Camella

Welcome back, hope you feel better soon.

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #22 on: Sep 22, 2010, 04:29 »
Welcome back.  Hopefully back to normal quickly
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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #23 on: Sep 23, 2010, 12:42 »
Glad your well on your way to recovery!
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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #24 on: Sep 23, 2010, 01:16 »
Thanks ya'll still no sleep. Not any pain to speak of just off a bit and my sciatica nerve is driving me cray to boot.

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #25 on: Apr 27, 2011, 01:42 »
How are things?

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #26 on: Apr 27, 2011, 09:04 »
I am doing good. Learned what I can and cannot eat and I still have terrible back pain at times but found out that this is quite common with colon resectioning.

I am enjoying life, traveling more with Henry and spoiling the grandchildren. Thanks for asking.

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #27 on: Apr 27, 2011, 10:57 »
Keep up the good work and attitude.  My wife went through the same thing several years ago and still has good days and bad days.  The bad days usually come from trying to do too much or eating the wrong things (which she loves).

The surgeon told us that most folks in that situation: 15% are back within a year for removal/another resection, 15% never have anothere problem, and the other 70% are somewhere in between.  At this point for us her "Gastro is saying, 'You need to go to Vandy', you are past my expertice!"

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #28 on: Apr 27, 2011, 11:51 »
Thanks for the well wishes. I am glad to know that people care. And I encourage everyone to have preventive testing done for not only Colon Cancer but other medical conditions as well. My surgeon told us that had I waited mere months we would have been facing a different story as my polyp had already turned into stage 2 Dysplasia (which is between benign and cancer).

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2011, 11:34 »
You and your family have my prayers. I sincerely hope all goes successfully and you are soon on the road to recovery.

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #30 on: Sep 02, 2011, 11:14 »
Just an update to say I had a checkup this week of my colon and no signs of polyps or cancer so I'm good to go for 3 years unless I have further problems.

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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #31 on: Sep 02, 2011, 11:33 »
That's the kind of news I love to hear! (Though I'm sure not as much as you do.  ;))  Have a great weekend young lady!
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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #32 on: Sep 03, 2011, 01:04 »
Good to hear!
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Re: Camella Black - Surgery
« Reply #33 on: Sep 03, 2011, 09:10 »
Glad to hear this, how are you feeling? As good as your checkup?

 


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