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Hello all of my friends! My mom just got some interesting news. It seem that my original biopsy results prior to amputation were incorrect. My surgeon just called. We live in the in Baltimore area in Maryland. My surgeon, believes that the best labratory that he knows of is in Colorado. When he performed my ampuation, he sent the whole leg to this lab tin order to confirm everything. It seems that my surgeon did believe that I had a cancer but didn’t agree with the diagnosis. Anyway, my diagnosis has changed to fibrosarcoma. My surgeon has said that the original lab in Philly only had a small sample and that this new diagnosis is conclusive.
Anyway, on another note, I am 2 weeks post op today. My pawrents can not believe the huge leaps I have made. I keep hearing my mom say that "Charlie is back". To anyone out there that is still in the really rough part, Jerry is right about the patience. I also think that my mom had me totally overmedicated. I am not sure how to find the proper balance but my personality has sure come back now that I am off of everything for pain. I am still building up my stength, so my back legs get a bit wobbley. Tomorrow, I get my staples out. My ruffwear harness is here and my pawrents can’t wait for me to try it!!
Huge tail thumps and licks,
26 January 2008
Charlie Brown, that really is interesting news. From what we have learned about Fibrosarcoma, that is good news for you, right?
We found some good information about Fibrosarcoma here (although the site has too many pop up ads!)
The information here says that a fibrosarcoma tumor rarely spreads. Yeay!!!
I believe that our friend Calpurnia is a fibrosarcoma survivor too.
Way to go on the recovery, CB. We are so happy to hear that you are doing so much better.
15 February 2008
Fibrosarcoma usually has a much better prognosis, so like Jerry, we’re thinking this is great news for you and your family!
Boy, finding that delicate balance between too little – too much meds to manage the pain is tough, isn’t it? Barney too had an unpleasant couple of days due to the combo of fentanyl, derramax, and tramadol. It’s amazing how they bounce back.
Hugs and tail wags for continued healing!
Linda and Barney B
2 February 2008
I think that’s really fabulous news Charlie Brown!! When we were waiting for Darcy’s results (post amp), we were praying they’d come back as Fibrosarcoma or Chondrosarcoma rather than Osteo, because of the much much less lower chance of spread. I’m really pleased for you and your people
Keep getting better Charlie Brown!
Darcy – tripawd since 16th October 2007.
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Thanks for all of the well wishes everyone!! I am feeling GREAT!!! Even with this new diagnosis, my pawrents are still taking me to visit the oncologist on Friday. After all that I’ve been through, we need to make sure that we cover all of the bases.
Charlie Brown and his happy mama
30 March 2008