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2/22/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. I was diagnosed with mixofibro sarcoma in my left leg in the fall of 2009. I had surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy which were completed June of 2010. I was followed very thoroughly with repeated MRIs of my leg and CT scans of my chest. Last June (2016) I was discharged from my orthopedic oncologist's practices with a very happy "It appears you have beaten the odds". I was 6 + years post treatment.
This past January, I experienced some hip pain in the left leg. A fellow cancer patient had just had her hip replaced due to metastasis severely compromising the integrity of her hip. I became paranoid, called the oncologist, who thankfully took this seriously and immediately ordered an MRI. Well, the upshot was that the hip was fine, no evidence of arthritis even. The pain was probably bursitis. However, the MRI displayed the original tumor site and it showed changes with probable recurrence of the sarcoma. So it begins again...