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Just diagnosed [updated 12-15-12: All Clear So Far...]

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Cancer, it doesn't discriminate. I have just received the bad news and I'm only 46. I am now waiting to hear when I start my pre-surgery chemo/radio therapy combined. Looking at the timetable I will be having surgery for Christmas. It's really hard on my kids and wife. The doctors are positive about a full recovery so that's encouraging. Some friends are great and some have stayed away, but that's to be expected, they don't know what to say, so they stay away and say nothing. Not sure whether I could be there for someone else were the shoe on the other foot, but I would like to think I would. Just starting the loooong road.

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Cancer, it doesn't discriminate. I have just received the bad news and I'm only 46. I am now waiting to hear when I start my pre-surgery chemo/radio therapy combined. Looking at the timetable I will be having surgery for Christmas. It's really hard on my kids and wife. The doctors are positive about a full recovery so that's encouraging. Some friends are great and some have stayed away, but that's to be expected, they don't know what to say, so they stay away and say nothing. Not sure whether I could be there for someone else were the shoe on the other foot, but I would like to think I would. Just starting the loooong road.


 


I"m so sorry for your bad news.... please let me know if there's anything I can do.  I"m here for you anytime.  I will be saying many prayers.  God bless you and your family.   My dad has two different cancers and not in the best of health.  I will also pray for your becoming cancer free soon.



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Try to stay positive and by all means please let me know if there is ANYTHING you need.

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What Chad and Susie Q stated.

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This is NEVER good news.  My mother had and passed from colon cancer and therefore I have already started what we all wished that she would have done.  The results came back negative for cancer.  You do not mention what type of cancer you have been diagnosed with.  Regardless, it is a good sign that the doctors believe there will be a full recovery.  We here at PL will be praying that the doctors are correct.

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Prayers are going up from NC for you, your family, your friends, and your doctors GDE...


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Having had a husband with a very seriuos illness I know how tough this is. Faith and love can move mountains. Know that you have alot of prayers and support.

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Stay positive and my prayers are going up for you and your family.

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Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I have a rather large bowel cancer but the rest of my organs are CLEAR so we got on to it early - though 8 months ago would have been good!! I hear lots of stories from others who have fought it and won. I have never backed down from a riteous fight and I won't back down to this one. The way I see it there are two choices, hang your head like a scalded dog adn let it win or fight. I'm too damn competitive to hang my head. My family deserve me to be my best and that is what I will be. Thanks again, it sure helps to know people care. 

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.Thanks for letting us know,brother.You have all our backing ,my friend.My wife and sister had it.Suffice it to say we're behind you all the way in thoughts and deep prayer.You have the proper attitude.Keep on keeping on.--Rev. Dave H. ssu459.

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Prayers. Keep fighting. Never give in. Roll with the punches and Fight. Fight.

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Sorry to hear about the bad news.  My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.  Remember to never give up and keep fighting.

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Many fight cancer and win.  Keep the faith and my prayers are with you.


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Today I had my second radiation treatment and having chemo on the days I have radiation. No side effects yet but I'm told they're coming. Got the family coming down to visit for the weekend and we will have a party for my son who turns 11 on Monday. Two down, 26 to go.

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Two down twenty-six to go is an excellent attitude.  You sound like you have an athlete's mindset.  That will enable you to beat it down and gone forever.

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Prayers are going up from NC for you, your family, your friends, and your doctors GDE...



Prayers from NC times 2............................been there - done that - still doing that......................take my word - ATTITUDE will carry you further than any Doctor - Hospital - Medication - or treatment. ........... You've heard of STOP - DROP- and ROLL...............well STOP sweating life's small stuff...............DROP things from your schedule that are time consuming, stressful, and non fulfilling...........Roll with the punches and ride the tide.............Fill your time with family and things you find enjoyable.    GUESS WHAT - that's sound advise for everyone, not just us sick folks.


It is what it is.............and.........these things too shall pass.

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Prayers are going up from NC for you, your family, your friends, and your doctors GDE...



Prayers from NC times 2............................been there - done that - still doing that......................take my word - ATTITUDE will carry you further than any Doctor - Hospital - Medication - or treatment. ........... You've heard of STOP - DROP- and ROLL...............well STOP sweating life's small stuff...............DROP things from your schedule that are time consuming, stressful, and non fulfilling...........Roll with the punches and ride the tide.............Fill your time with family and things you find enjoyable.    GUESS WHAT - that's sound advise for everyone, not just us sick folks.



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Brother, my thoughts and prayers are with you.  You WILL be victorious in this fight.  My father was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer several years ago(going on 10 years).  He's still with us.  Positive mindset and support are keys here.


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Hang in there and never give up. Glad you caught it in time. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family !


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Hey Garry,rest assured we're all still with you.Klamm is the man with the plan.I remember it wasn't too long ago ,that virtually thousands of us on P.L. stood beside him and we're all beside you now.We're family,my brother.

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I'm praying that you beat this.  You have a great community behind you here at PL.  Even if your friends begin to fade away because they are uncomfortable with the situation, we are not going anywhere.  Stay tough and keep us updated.




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been there also, take care of yourself and the best words you'll ever hear "you are now cancer free"

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Guys, your support is truly humbling. I KNOW I will get over this, because you are all with me. Everyone at the hospital is FANTASTIC. I have absolutely no doubt that they are there to beat this with me and do all they can to see me through. God bless and thank you all.

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Prayers going out for you GDE 856. Stay strong and Fight,do not give in to it. God Bless.

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Stay strong and keep up the good fight.

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 Two down, 26 to go.



 


 


I had 45 xray treatments. one a day, 5 days a week for 9 weeks. I was fortunate and did not have to have chemo. The worst part, for me, was the fatigue after about 20 treatments. I had one small spot of radiation burn but it was just uncomfortable, never painful. I just kept telling people; "it could be worse".  Like you, my mindset was positive and I just fought my way through it. I'm confident you'll fight your way through it as well. PM's are always open if you would ever like to talk private. I'm starting my 3rd year after treatment. YOu'll get there too.


 


 


Beyond fatigue lies compensatory hypertrophy

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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Hang in there and stay tough!

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Just to update my treatment. I have just TWO WEEKS (10 treatments) to go!! Only one side effect is evident and that is that when I go to the potty - about 6-8 times a day - it feels like I had a "ringburner" curry last night. Still, a small price to pay for another 40+ years of life. Thank you again every one for your support. I too will be able to add teh title SURVIVOR to my resume'.


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Good news!  Still sending prayers to you and your family.  Thank you for keeping us posted.


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That's good news, still praying for you and your family. 

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