Some of you know this already, but Cameron is having surgery on his arm at noon today. He has a tumor in his arm that is finally being removed after eight years.
We first discovered this bone cyst when he fell and broke his arm, December 28, 1999. They tried to drain it and injected steroids to promote bone growth three times the first year. It did help, as it almost disappeared, 98% in the doctor’s estimation. Further checkups showed slight growth over the years. The decision was to just check it and to let Cameron be a kid, there was little danger of injury, other than a direct hit. So he was cleared to do anything except play contact sports.
He decided last month that he wanted to play lacrosse in the spring so we knew the arm needed to be checked. The cyst had grown, measuring 2-1/2" x 3/4". Obviously, without a medical clearance there is no sport participation. Our orthopedist wanted a newcomer on the staff, formerly on the Duke and UNC hospital staffs, to see him. Cameron’s records were checked over by doctors in Chapel Hill and and we all agreed that it had to be removed now if he wanted to play.
So here we are, they’ll cut a hole out of the bone, scrape the inner wall and pack with some sort of bone “putty” and let his bone hopefully blend in with new growth. If all goes well, he’ll be ready to go in March.
I must emphasize this is [B]not[/B] a cancerous growth. They are common in the long bones, the humerus and the femur (90%), but not so much elsewhere. Most never know they exist unless there is a break. And they also have a tendency in teens to disappear as they grow. This wasn’t the case for us.
He’s anxious but ready to do this. I’m nervous as you can expect. It’s about a three-hour procedure so I’ll be pacing the floors this afternoon.
I’ll keep you posted.
I hope all goes well. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
William, I’m sure he’ll be ok, and he’ll be better off in the long run. After all, he has all of Niner Nation on his side.
I know that watching your child go into surgery is the hardest thing a parent can do. I have done it three times with my youngest’s eyes. U got my prayer. I hope he is wiping halton’s floor in nov.
Good luck with everything. I can’t imagine what its like to sit through your kids surgery, even though my sisters and I have made my parents do it countless times.
Keep us posted.
(That is a wicked cool x-ray though.)
HP, my prayers will be with both you and your son.
Keep us posted William. Ya’ll are in my prayers. Let me know if I can do anything brother.
Best wishes. We’ll be praying for you and Cameron.
Both of you are in my prayers. Best of luck!!
Best of luck. I’m looking forward to your updates this afternoon.
Sounds pretty routine. He’s gonna be fine, we’re all thinking about you man.
My cousin broke his arm really bad about ten years ago around age nine. He had to have several surgeries on it, still has the scar. He gained a bunch of weight, because he was out of commission for a while. After all the surgeries were finished and he was finally healed up, he got active again. He lost all the weight he had gained. Now he is 19 turning 20 in November, and you won’t ever meet a bigger ladies’ man. So basically, the moral of this story is: people who have arm surgery go on to getting all the women.
William, Niner Nation will be thinking of and praying for Cameron. He needs to keep that arm strong so he can be a healthy Niners football player one day. We will see him back on Halton Arena’s floor in no time!
[QUOTE=49timesthelovin;345583]My cousin broke his arm really bad about ten years ago around age nine. He had to have several surgeries on it, still has the scar. He gained a bunch of weight, because he was out of commission for a while. After all the surgeries were finished and he was finally healed up, he got active again. He lost all the weight he had gained. Now he is 19 turning 20 in November, and you won’t ever meet a bigger ladies’ man. So basically, the moral of this story is: people who have arm surgery go on to getting all the women.[/QUOTE]
So you never had arm surgery then?
So you never had arm surgery then?
I had jaw surgery. No, I never had arm surgery. :weep::weep::weep:
Prayers are with you William!
We’re thinkin about ya, HP.
Best wishes with your son.
I know that watching your child go into surgery is the hardest thing a parent can do.[/QUOTE]
Hang in there HP. Best to you and yours.
I’m still learning who is who on here, so I didn’t know that your son worked the floor at Halton.
I bet I sat beside him several times while shooting highlights.
Here’s to successful surgery and an excellent recovery.