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Old 12-22-2018, 05:39 PM   #81
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Tony, so sorry to hear what you’re going through. Good to see that you’re staying positive and doing what you’ve got to do. If you haven’t checked out “cancerforums.net” as a resource, please take a look. You’ll find a section for EVERY kind of cancer. The folks who post are or have gone through (or will go through) some very similar experiences as you -- from surgery through treatment and recovery. I’ve been following and posting in the prostate cancer section for just about two years. While this obviously doesn’t consist of medical treatment recommendations (only an MD should be doing that), I think you’ll find super great people who are very open in sharing their experience. Barry
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Old 12-22-2018, 05:49 PM   #82
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Tony, so sorry to hear what you’re going through. Good to see that you’re staying positive and doing what you’ve got to do. If you haven’t checked out “cancerforums.net” as a resource, please take a look. You’ll find a section for EVERY kind of cancer. The folks who post are or have gone through (or will go through) some very similar experiences as you -- from surgery through treatment and recovery. I’ve been following and posting in the prostate cancer section for just about two years. While this obviously doesn’t consist of medical treatment recommendations (only an MD should be doing that), I think you’ll find super great people who are very open in sharing their experience. Barry
I will look at the forum as well. Thanks

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Old 12-22-2018, 06:07 PM   #83
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Glad to hear you made it though that—it may be hard to forget it for a while. Keep on truckin'.
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:17 PM   #84
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Tony, just have the nurses add some diesel to your chemo bottles, it will straighten everything out.

Keep a stiff upper lip my friend.
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Old 12-23-2018, 07:34 AM   #85
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Tony (sidekick),
After reading your post yesterday, I was thinking about you and the ordeal you are going through, whilst I was working on my current Airstream project.
It occurred to me to be thankful for what we have, despite all the challenges we have to face and hardships we have to endure.

Keep on my friend and find peace and strength in your faith and messing around with your toys.

Bless you!
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:21 AM   #86
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You, my friend are as tough as an old castiron Diesel engine.

Hope you have recovered enough to enjoy your Holidays and then proceed to kick this nasty C out of your system and continue with your RVing plans.

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Old 12-23-2018, 01:00 PM   #87
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I join others in being so impressed with your toughness and your positive attitude.

Glad to count you as a friend on AirForums.

Enjoy your holidays and know that you are not alone in this fight.

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Old 12-24-2018, 02:09 AM   #88
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oh my Tony you sure have been through iy! Prayers are unceasing for you
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Many thanks to all for your concern and support.

Update:

Laproscropy showed that the cancer had not spread to the outer stomach wall; so it is contained to the interior of the stomach. Also the stomach wash wipes around the lymph nodes showed strange cells, that they couldn't explain what they were, but they tested them and found them not to be cancerous.

I can eat more since the Laproscopy as the Doctor also did a Gastroscopy at the same time to stretch out the stomach entry, and the chemo is also helping as it shrinks the mass.

I got this beat!

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Hi, Tony; You have gone through quite a bit and seem to be doing well. I was very fortunate that my stomach nodule located on the outside of my stomach was not cancerous. My 2 1/2 to 4 hour surgery only took 45 minutes. I only spent just over two days in the hospital. My surgeon made an extra hole in me, so I had four holes in me for surgery instead of three. I have just finished my six week recovery time and feel almost normal again. We are hoping the best for you and your recovery from all of this.
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Old 12-25-2018, 03:16 PM   #90
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We all grew up in a time when doctors wouldn't tell you if you had cancer, everybody seemed to die from it and it was treated as a secret by everyone. Those days have changed, but as a doctor friend of ours once said, "when you get cancer, you can't think of anything else." We are somewhat programmed to have dark and frightening thoughts about cancer.

But now many people survive and live a long life. I know people with chronic cancer, a situation none ever thought of until recently—so some are treated regularly and live for years who wouldn't have a few years ago. And, of course, people who have been cured and are living happily. So much the better, it you get rid of it. Tony, glad you survived the chemo event (there's an irony there) and hopefully this will soon be in the past.

And Bob, I have been thinking of asking you how you are doing and am glad for the update. Sorry, I get involved with my life. For all my complaints about my joints, back and neck, asthma, allergies, this and that, I'm doing pretty well, though my standards are based on being 20, I try to remember I'm many times as old as that and not always being reasonable about how I am doing.
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Hi, Tony; You have gone through quite a bit and seem to be doing well. I was very fortunate that my stomach nodule located on the outside of my stomach was not cancerous. My 2 1/2 to 4 hour surgery only took 45 minutes. I only spent just over two days in the hospital. My surgeon made an extra hole in me, so I had four holes in me for surgery instead of three. I have just finished my six week recovery time and feel almost normal again. We are hoping the best for you and your recovery from all of this.
AWESOME! Robert. Very glad to hear that you've dodged the cancer bullet.

I wouldn't wish this beast on my worst enemy.
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AWESOME!
I wouldn't wish this beast on my worst enemy.
You are right with that. I've been thru 2 bouts of neck cancer over the last decade and am now 4 years out from the last episode. Still on the right side of the grass. Being thru this does give one a very different perspective on life.

Best of luck to you - I am convinced that a positive attitude and lots of people pulling for you up your odds.

Hope you are able to do the restoration you mentioned.
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Old 12-25-2018, 07:33 PM   #93
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Having been on the other side of about four of these wars, the key is to fight. Do what ever is required to win. The second issue is to do it, whatever it is, now. The terminal can start tomorrow or in 25 years. Much better to have done than wish you could and not be able. And the third is to embrace family and friends. Those relationships have value beyond belief as you fight your battle.

As said, above .... it changes your life.
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37 years ago Christmas week, I was operated on for the first time for ovarian cancer. Surgeries and chemo later, I am still here, blessed to be alive another day. Tony, cancer brings a new perspective, and is an experience that will mark you. May 2019 find you a healthier, stronger road to the future.
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Tony,

Stay strong. As hard as it is now, when you get over this hurdle, your life will be happier and have more meaning. I believe God has a plan for all of us and will take you through this. Every prayer that people have directed to your recovery has a power that works.
We have a 37 year old son that has gone through cancer treatments for almost 2 years now. He has a wife and 3 year old that help him a lot. I know he too will beat this, but he has a long road in front of him. We used to be apart, but now talk at least an hour everyday and have never been closer, even though we're miles apart. Surprising what we learn, and are blessed with, in an otherwise dark time.
You will continue to be in our prayers. We would like to meet you when you are over this. Maybe we could have a rally with all your Airforum followers in your honor.
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Last Monday I graduated from my oncologist at the 5 year mark .
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Last Monday I graduated from my oncologist at the 5 year mark .
There is light at the end of the tunnel
Thank you for bringing hope to those that need it.
I'd like to wish you a long storied career; but am really hoping someone comes up with a cure.
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