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Keep your head up.
Many new therapies available. Stay aggressive and in the words of my oncologist, "EAT!!"


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Very sorry to read this. Hope you get well soon and prayers for you and your loved ones.


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Be well soon, prayers inbound.
 
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Prayers sent friend!!
 
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Learning a bit more. My cancer is presenting as a large lymph tumor attached to the duodenum. Haven’t seen the oncologist yet, this is post-biopsy from the gastroenterologist. Should leave hospital today.



RB

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“Did you hear about the statistician who recently drowned in an average of 5 feet of water?”


 
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Praying for your complete healing, striker1. You sure have the right attitude to beat this and I believe you will.
 
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Prayers keep the faith.
 
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Update in initial post.



RB

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“Did you hear about the statistician who recently drowned in an average of 5 feet of water?”


 
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Praying for a good post op report.


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Best wishes for kicking the cancer one more time.




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I’m hopeful that I can take oral chemo. Much easier than the old port method, and I’d need another port installed.


I've been on oral chemo for over four years for a rare form of leukemia. No free lunch as they too have side effects. Five days into initial treatment saw me admitted to ICU for 8 1/2 days as the drugs almost killed me. Later the side effects kept filling my lungs with fluids necessitating both portable oxygen and four thoracentesis procedures until I was finally switched to another chemo drug. That drug was a newer generation and the literature didn't show this lung fluid side effect. It does now FWIW. The current older generation drug I'm now on too has side effects, different but not as severe. At least I'm still here. A couple decades ago this was incurable with only a few years life expectancy.

Hopefully your future experience with oral chemo will be trouble free. Prayers sent!



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Thanks all! Bald1, sorry to hear of your trials. Yeah, the side effects can be terrible.



RB

Cancer fighter (Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma) since 2009, now fighting Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma.

“Did you hear about the statistician who recently drowned in an average of 5 feet of water?”


 
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Very sorry to hear about the return of the big C. I got the news last summer.

Stay strong. Prayers for you and your family.



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Sorry to hear it's back. My prayers are with you.
 
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Thinking of and praying for you, striker.
 
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Well, I’m in for 3 to 6 months of chemo. Have to get a temporary pic line installed tomorrow, then another portacath installed early next week. First infusion is Thursday morning. I have several lymph nodes that are growing more aggressively than before. Will be on an all liquid type diet for at least the next 60 days.

The fun part is now worrying about finances. My wife can’t work due to a back issue, so hopefully I can get us through this for the foreseeable future. I hope to be able to convert to a temporary work from home role as a support engineer.

Weeeeeee, and away we go!



RB

Cancer fighter (Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma) since 2009, now fighting Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma.

“Did you hear about the statistician who recently drowned in an average of 5 feet of water?”


 
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I'm so sorry to hear that you're having to go through this again, Striker!

I'm a survivor myself, and decided two years ago to keep my chemo port to "help my odds". It costs me $35/month to go in and have it flushed, and I consider that paying my dues.

I had to laugh, my Rad Oncologist seemed to have a hard time understanding why I would choose to do this, while my Chemo Oncologist just nodded his wise old head when I told him why I was doing it... "Hedging your bet, eh?" he said Wink

I am saying a prayer for you, and will be keeping good thoughts and ju-ju coming your way as well. Kick Butt and take names!!

Don


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^ my first port had to come out because it failed after several years of chemo. I did 3 months of regular chemo and about 18 months of light maintenance chemo after that through my hand.



RB

Cancer fighter (Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma) since 2009, now fighting Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma.

“Did you hear about the statistician who recently drowned in an average of 5 feet of water?”


 
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striker1, regarding your message- yes, go ahead.


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Offering our prayers.....


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