Old  March 16th, 2010, 10:55am     #61
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Right now my Grandpa is in surgery, having a tracheostomy. From what I understand he'll have 3 weeks to decide whether to have the surgery to take it all out or do the chemo only and see what it does. Without the trach, his airway would be blocked completely in about a week we were told.

I wish I had something to where I could hear him talk or belt out a laugh, maybe sing a little in with his pretty Kentucky twang.

I appreciate you all letting me type a little of what I'm thinking here. I can't talk about it out loud.

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  Old  March 24th, 2010, 9:21pm     #62
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Mom starts her chemo tomorrow, she lost another 8 lbs, down to 118, I've never known her to be that thin, so hard to see. She is trying to eat, I'm hoping that chemo doesn't make that any worse, though I don't know how realistic that is. The latest cat scan showed that the cancer is slowed down but pressing on the ureter, so it could affect the kidney, which would be very bad as she can't undergo surgery.

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  Old  April 2nd, 2010, 6:05pm     #63
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Thank you, Lvrofbooks and everyone.

Grandpa had hissurgery yesterday, got in his room after midnight. They removed pretty much everything they could I guess including a vein. He'll still have to have chemo.

It's been a very long few weeks. After his first surgery to put the trache tube in he hasn't wanted anyone to do anything for him but my Dad. He let me help Daddy though. He didn't look too considering the big tube set up sticking out of his neck. I'd just give anything to hear him talk. Even though he'll be able to get out a little noise he'll never be able to talk, tell stories like he would, sing or laugh like did. It'll be get around like he okay though, if he can get through this and get around like he did. I'd get up before the sun everyday and take him fishing all summer if he can shake this. I'm not gonna let him sit around and quit, I know he's not ready.

Anyhow, I appreciate anynow who'll say a prayer or think a good thought for him.

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  Old  April 3rd, 2010, 6:42pm     #64
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My very good friend is now cancer free. He was diagnosed in 2007, has had multiple surgeries, and chemo for the past year...a long horrible experience. I am so happy for him, although his body is no longer in perfect shape. Still better to be alive than the alternative.

I haven't checked in much since my father passed away, but sending good thoughts to everyone here who needs it.
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Hell, I am so sad. My aunt is very sick. She said this last round of chemo almost killed her. My mom said if I want to see her I should probably fly out next month. There is a large part of me that just doesn't want to go. I am so tired of seeing everyone freakin die.I feel like I will be a big giant sobbing mess if I go there-no help at all.Her kids are going to need a lot of support,and I don't know what to do for them.

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  Old  May 5th, 2010, 1:38pm     #66
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hi all i just wanted to ask for prayers for my self kind of shellfish but i was just dx'd with breast cancer yesterday and i need all the prayers i can get.

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hi all i just wanted to ask for prayers for my self kind of shellfish but i was just dx'd with breast cancer yesterday and i need all the prayers i can get.
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  Old  May 5th, 2010, 2:47pm     #68
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hi all i just wanted to ask for prayers for my self kind of shellfish but i was just dx'd with breast cancer yesterday and i need all the prayers i can get.
Bless your heart, that's not selfish one bit. You've got all I can give.

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My Grandpa has made it through two surgeries now and treatments start tomorrow. I'd like to thank you all and ask that you please keep him still in your thoughts and prayers, they're working.

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Shoegal57,
I am a 16 year breast cancer survivor. If you have any questions PM me. You are in my thoughts and prayers, try to keep positive. Keep us posted on your progress.

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  Old  May 5th, 2010, 4:52pm     #71
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hi all i just wanted to ask for prayers for my self kind of shellfish but i was just dx'd with breast cancer yesterday and i need all the prayers i can get.
I hope they can treat it quickly.

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I just got back from the oncologist, the tumor is only 1.5cm not 1 inch as first thought so hopefully no intrusion to the lymph nodes, so maybe at the most a round of chemo and i will be a survivor.

thanks for thinking of me.

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I just got back from the oncologist, the tumor is only 1.5cm not 1 inch as first thought so hopefully no intrusion to the lymph nodes, so maybe at the most a round of chemo and i will be a survivor.

thanks for thinking of me.
Keeping you in my thoughts and sending you and positive energy.

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  Old  May 8th, 2010, 5:30pm     #74
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My Dad passed away on Thursday of pancreatic cancer. We found out he had cancer 17 days before he died. Miss you Daddy.
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My Dad passed away on Thursday of pancreatic cancer. We found out he had cancer 17 days before he died. Miss you Daddy.
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