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10/14/12 8:08 P

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Absolutely not!!!! It is the only way to stay sane under the circumstances you are in. You are in my prayers.

i am not going to get old until i am 110 and then i'm going to think about it!!!!



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10/13/12 1:34 P

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People say to take time for me. So I have indulged in the old TV show Emergency! to the point that is about all I watch anymore. I download youtube clips, and download anything I can about Randy Mantooth. I also am on Randy's Facebook page. My husband even bought be a book about the behind the scenes of Emergency! I loved the show as a kid and am more fascinated now as an adult after having learned about what what it did of emergency medicine and how Randy has continue to be and advocate for paramedic and all emergency personnel. I found watching the relationship between Johnny and Roy (the two main characters in the show) makes feel good. And learning about the after effects of the show makes me feel empowered. It is a lot more satisfying than dwelling on my husband. I deal with his issues if I have to, but I would rather watch my show or clips. Is there something wrong with that?

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10/13/12 12:40 P

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Hi Irene, sorry to hear about your husband. You will need to be very strong during this difficult period. I just lost my dh from Lung cancer that spread to his bones & brain. You will be in my prayers. Make sure you take some time for you so that you don't burn out!

Take care
Dianne

HOPE is not pretending that there's never any sorrow - It's the knowledge that our troubles will be overcome tomorrow. It's the inner strength we call on to sustain us now and then, till our problems lie behind us and we are happy again


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10/13/12 8:58 A

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Irene, sorry to hear this. Cancer is an awful illness. My son, Nathan has his check up again this month. He had his cancer in Januray '09 so we hope his tests are good.

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10/12/12 4:43 P

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I am sorry for your bad news. I will keep your family in my prayers. We thought mom was all clear & then the pet-scan in September showed a spot on her right lung that was removed yesterday for a biopsy & now we are waiting for the results. 2 years ago my dad's brother Sonny was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer on a Saturday & he died four days later on Tuesday. He had a lot of stomach problem for years & went in for an exploritory surgery when they found the cancer. He died at home with his family.

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10/12/12 4:34 P

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Hi everyone.

Long story short...my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer on January 12, 2012. He went in for a back ache and came out with two feet left of cancer and a death sentence. Okay, so we tried to be positive, he responded well chemo, heck during the chemo process he even GAINED weight (30 pounds). The only work he missed was while recovering from the surgery and one bout of bleeding (which they never found the cause of) and a few appointments. He started not responding to the chemo, so they were going to try siro-speres, but the tumors in the liver were to small (the cancer and metastasized into the liver bone and marrow). Well it turned out the marrow was either a fall positive or was taken care of by the chemo, the bone is probably an unhealed fracture, so the only problem left is the liver -- he still has three small tumors. So off we go to a specialist to have them removed. Then he'll have chemo for a couple of months to be on the safe side a few more scans every few months and then scans every few years for the rest of his life. Simple as that, right.....WRONG. Today he complains about the pain in his side, the same pain that started all this, he asks the doctor what the newest CT shows. After a bit the doctor finally understands he is asking about the colon. Then he sees it, the radiologist had marked two spots!!!! Now we don't know if it is cancer or what. The surgery was scheduled for Thursday. Monday he'll go in for a biopsy, we'll have the results on Tuesday or Wednesday. If it is cancer they'll discuss it. Now keep in mind the mark isn't the actual colon it is his abdomen. They may be able to remove it at the same time as his liver surgery, they may have to do more chemo before or after the surgery.... Or the unspoken it may be too late for anything. If it has gotten into his abdomen????

On our way in Richard told me I was going to be disappointed, I told him what I was expecting so I told him how was I going to be disappointed? He said I guess you have it right. Did he know it had metastasized to the abdomen? . I thought his pain was from being constipated or doing too much.

Today was supposed to be a good day, not the day I found out I was going to loose him.

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