One of them was a CT scan (which was done in August) and it showed changes in some of the lymph nodes in her chest cavity. After further testing she was immediately referred to a very good Thoracic Surgeon at the main medical centre. Still more testing was required & from these tests, surgery has been scheduled for the 19th September.
Our concerns include Anthea's ongoing anaemia & blood clotting issues along with her sensitivity to pain medications. This all makes things that much more complicated or as Ant would say "A bit of a challenge" because we all know how upbeat she likes to keep things.
Nancy & I will post updates & news following her surgery so that you will all remain fully informed.
Anthea wants to remind everyone that the Thursday (27th September) following her surgery is ARD AWARENESS DAY & she hopes that you will all get out there & hand out brochures & talk to people about your experience. If you are a bit more housebound you could make phone calls instead or even email everyone on your contact lists. Of-course we all know that Anthea will already be busily educating the nursing staff & doctors at this larger hospital. We talk about awareness so much because every new person who learns about ARD helps us become a step closer to more research being done, better treatment & more understanding by the general public.
We are praying that these lymph nodes are benign. Ant knows that you will be praying for her & that you will all send her plenty of positive thoughts & energy. She has always felt the sincerity of your thoughts, prayers & love, she considers you ALL her special BOMBO BEACH ANGELS & you have carried her through all her challenges to date. She looks forward to getting back on the beach & sharing her thoughts, feelings & thanks with all of you.
WRITTEN ON BEHALF OF ANTHEA BY JO ESLICK WITH MUCH LOVE, MANY PRAYERS & ALL THE POSITIVE ENERGY I CAN MUSTER.
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ARD AWARENESS DAY
September 27th, 2007
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"We are all like angels with just one wing. We can only fly by embracing each other." - Steve Goodier