Tuesday’s Pre-Op Test Results

Brain Scan:  Beautiful!  Nothing in there that shouldn’t be there.  Emily’s dad, Kevin, is convinced this is because her head was solid bone already though 😉

Pulmonary Lung Function:  Now this is a good story…

The technician (who had no idea why Emily was having the test) told her at the conclusion:  “You have great lungs!”  When he asked Emily why she was having the test, she said it was ordered prior to surgery.  The tech responded, “Well, it’s really important to have good lung function for surgery.  And that is not something you need to worry about.  Your lungs will get you through it!”  Emily, God bless her, did not have the heart to tell him that she was having surgery to remove one of them.

Surgery is now scheduled for February 4th or 5th, with a pre-op meeting with Dr. Flores on January 31st…meaning Emily and Miles will be in New York NEXT WEEK!

Many thanks to all who have reached out and given their support in finding a place to stay. Emily and Miles are currently chasing down all leads and will let those who have responded know if further help is needed.  They are so grateful to everyone for stepping up and charging into the search – they couldn’t do this without all of you!


9 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Pre-Op Test Results

  1. Dear Emily and Miles, My thoughts are with you both during this pre-op time, and especially on Feb 4-5 for the surgery. I know your heart will be ready for a special Valentine celebration of warm hugs. Tight hugs from me now, Gretchen

  2. We’re very excited for you. We’ve put out feelers to everyone we know with connections in NYC. Nothing yet, but we’ll let you know if hear of anything. We love you. E&J

  3. I was looking up chemo information for a friend and stumbled upon your blog. I want to tell you of my father’s story so that you know that it IS possible to be cured at stage IV. My father was diagnosed in 1996 at the age of 51. His presenting symptoms were headaches and a seizure which ended up being due to a large brain met. He had no other tumors except a 2cm mass in his lung which was the primary (squamous cell). The doctors told us surgery was out because if the staging. After some searching we found a doctor who was willing to think outside the box. My father had surgery to remove his brain tumor followed by carboplatin, taxol and radiation to treat his lung mass. The lung tumor didn’t really shrink but did stabilize. It remained stable for a year and then started to grow again. Since no other mets had cropped up in that time surgical removal of the tumor was suggested. He had the lung mass removed in 1998 and the nodes were found to be negative. He has been NED since then. 17 years! Good luck with the surgery- I will keep you in my prayers.

  4. Thank u for the update!!!

    Cold in NYC. They need to bundle up!

    Emily may think I am crazy but a mask on the plane would be a good idea. We don’t want her getting this flu while on the plane. It would upset surgery. Also bring lots of hand sanitizer.


    • I’m on it, Bonnie! Will definitely wear a mask, and I’ll be sanitizing our whole row of seats! Don’t want anything to get in the way of this surgery 🙂

  5. Excited to hear the news post-op that you are NED. Eddie is still in NY , get in touch with him! He has a guest bedroom and I’m sure he would be really happy to meet up with you guys! Miss you and stay warm! Thinking about ya Em!

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