Happy “You’ve Got Cancer” day - Another milestone about to be passed.

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  1. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    Glad you’re OK! :thumb:
     
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    Awesome story! My own date, June 17 2010, is heart related. I was told I needed 8 bypasses the next day. I was only 47 and my wife was only 31. Every day since that day has been a gift and I haven’t wasted a single one.
     
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    I don't remember the date but it was October 2010 when I found out I had stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (the bad one). Silly me for ignoring those lumps springing up everywhere! I was lucky, chemo knocked it on the head and touch wood it ain't coming back. A few years later my wife got breast cancer and had a double mastectomy, went through much worse pain and suffering than me but she's fine now too. Hopefully we'll continue to annoy the hell out of each other for many many years.
     
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    Sept/oct 2018. Esophagus and colon, 27 biopsies. Left with debilitating Crohn’s and U.C. Can’t eat much, or often. Can’t say I have much quality of life, and, I’m done with doctors. For the most part, they are good people. But I’m not going back to see ‘em. It is what it is.
     
  5. stormsedge

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    HBCD (Happy Beat Cancer Day)!!

    My "show and tell" was in Oct '02...under the knife for a radical p Dec '02. Cancer free since, but maintain an annual check.

    Prayers.
     
  6. SurfsUp

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    I'm so glad you're here to share this.

    Sunnybrook is a good hospital.

    However it boggles me that they can "develop" multiple Covid vaccines within a year but how long have we been battling the C word?

    My family know all too well the struggle. Juravinski in Hamilton ~ we've been there, done that.
     
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  7. SoulSurfer

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    Our daughter is a molecular geneticist. She works in research, specifically for breast cancer. I have understood over the years that there is no panacea for cancer as it is genetically based. Everyone’s cancer is somewhat different. Research is now moving more and more towards genetic based solutions.

    Sunnybrook saved my life.
     
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    SurfsUp Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm thankful for your daughter's work and those who work along side her. Sunnybrook is a good one ~ not as good as North York General. I was born there you see hahaha.
    :D
     
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    I wish you health and happiness.
     
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    Well done!
     
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  11. fos1

    fos1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    My "day" was in March 2015. Surgery in April, Embolism, surgery in another city a week later, cancer came back in November, 7 weeks of daily radiation, small repeats a couple of times since, procedures last year. One offered recently. I am probably going to decline - Brings up a song: One Day at a Time.

    Sure beats the alternative....

    I love my guitars. I just wish I could have one more motorcycle!
     
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    Bless you, Brother. Bless you. Lost a cousin same age as me a few months ago from lymphoma. He was better looking than most women. Lost my mother from metastatic pancreatic cancer. Finest woman I've ever known without exception. Neither the day nor the hour is promised. Stay well. Please stay well.

    JAMES
     
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    My wife is a survivor of two forms, one stage four so they'll never say cancer free. All her scans have been clear for the past 18 months.

    I've seen first hand what treatments do and it's hard on the people who love the patient too.

    I love hearing stories like this! Blessings!
     
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    Blessings to all the survivors here and to those still fighting!
     
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    Congrats to all you survivors. Not something I ever want to hear, but it's in the future at some level for many of us.
     
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    Prayers going out to all on this thread who have been touched by cancer.
     
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    Great news, thank God you’re doing well!

    We need more positive stories like this!

    I lost both parents, relatives, and my best friend from different types of this dreaded disease, so I love to hear the positive ones!
     
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    Yeah at some stage you just have to accept your lot. I've lived with constant infections from an anal fistula for 15 years. Had 3 surgeries trying to fix it but all failed. So now I live with it and accept I'm going to have good days and bad days. My little problem is nothing compared to your lot though! Sounds terrible. I had a little win recently, maybe it can help you too. Have you tried a few spoonfuls of psyllium husk every day? It really helps maintain a nice bulky consistent stool - can't believe I just wrote that!
     
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    My mom survived breast cancer. I was there for every treatment. Chemo & radiation. Took her to every single one.

    One of my best friends had leukemia as a child. Born in '78. He was just declared cancer free and to have beaten it a few years ago by St Judes even though he hasn't had it in about 25 years. He still goes to St Jude every year for check ups and research.

    Congrats, brother!
     
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    Thank you all, for the wonderful support and encouragement. I really wanted to share this to continue to bring awareness to men's health and prostate cancer. I will be riding my Vespa at the DGR (Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride) to raise research funds and awareness. I hope the Mods let me post this for donation?