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Old 03-20-2019, 11:02 PM   #1
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If you have read my previous illness threads, you know I had back surgery last October to remove a tumor and 1 vertebrae. After that, around Christmas we began 5 radiation surgery sessions. My pain level after surgery was falling off, and in the middle of the radiation therapy, it began ratcheting up. I am into a pretty good dose of fentanyl at this point, and still having to take pills some also. Scans last month showed the vertebrae above and below the one they removed, both had progressing tumors. The neurosurgeon said he couldn't do any more and referred me to another neuro. Well at this point I am getting pretty low, feeling like not much else could be done. And we all know what that means. I saw the new neuro today, and after reviewing the imaging he says it is a tough surgery, but it is very doable. He is going to remove what's left of the one below, and remove the one above, for a total of 3 vertebrae, and brace it all up. Two surgeons, one vascular to get him to the area from the right side, and the neuro will handle the bones and bracing. That means I will be missing my T6, T7, and T8 vertebrae. They are going in before n the surgery with an angio scope to shut down the blood vessels feeding the tumor area. I know it sounds silly but it sure was a relief to be told today that a surgery can be performed. Also we have ongoing infusions that I believe have kept it from moving into organs or nervous system.

I would like to thank everyone here for the support and prayers in my now 3 year battle with cancer. I wouldn't have been able to carry on without the support from my family and friends.
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:07 PM   #2
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:12 PM   #3
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:16 PM   #4
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:16 PM   #5
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:22 PM   #6
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:26 PM   #7
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:28 PM   #8
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:28 PM   #9
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Praying for you sir. Keep up the fight.
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:39 PM   #10
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:39 PM   #11
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:48 PM   #12
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Wow!!! You are one tough hombre. I don't envy your position, but I DO envy your toughness and tenacity. Keep fighting the good fight and hope you beat this thing in the end. Cancer Sucks.
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:50 PM   #13
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Iím praying for you!!!
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:06 AM   #14
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Part of the battle is finding the Doc who wants to KCA! Sounds you've got the right one now. Continued prayers.
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:09 AM   #15
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I’m always impressed by the positive spirit of people fighting cancer. My prayers are with you and your family.
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:12 AM   #16
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:17 AM   #17
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Man that's a tough deal but sounds like a good outcome is possible. Will be praying for you sir! God bless.
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:49 AM   #18
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:06 AM   #19
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My goodness, brother! You have been through the mill! I cannot imagine the downs, then ups, then more downs that you have been through. You are much tougher than me. Continued prayers that for you can finally whip this terrible disease.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:14 AM   #20
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Prayers sent your way. You can kick this cancers ***. Stay tough my friend.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:35 AM   #21
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:20 AM   #22
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Just got off work - came home and saw this post ! I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer recently and I'm scheduled for surgery next month. The surgeons and doctors are getting really good at helping Cancer patients ! It looks like Double Bogeys doctors are getting a grip on his condition and are moving forward which is good. The Green screen is a blessing as we share our situations with each other. The support from our TBH Brothers and Sisters is uplifting and comforting as we journey thru these tough times. Keep your faith Strong "DB" as you fight this Beatable disease ! Prayers for your full recovery. God Bless LP
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:49 AM   #23
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Stay strong brothers.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:22 AM   #24
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:49 AM   #25
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Prayers up! KCA!
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:02 AM   #26
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:06 AM   #27
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:15 AM   #28
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Tough doesn’t begin to describe you sir, keep up the good fight and stay strong!
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:39 AM   #29
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Gosh Dang your are TOUGH!!! KCA!!! Prayers are on the way^^^^
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:04 AM   #30
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:12 AM   #31
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:13 AM   #32
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Drive on! Give it to God.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:16 AM   #33
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:16 AM   #34
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:23 AM   #35
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:30 AM   #36
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Prayers will continue and for any others who suffer from cancer. Cancer sucks!
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:30 AM   #37
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:30 AM   #38
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Sending prayers your way. I have a close buddy going through cancer and he inspires me with his fight.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:31 AM   #39
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Prayers for you buddy, stay strong!
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:36 AM   #40
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Praying for you, your family and the doctor and nurses that will be involved with the surgery.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:41 AM   #41
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:42 AM   #42
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:48 AM   #43
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:07 AM   #44
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Kick its butt! Prayers for a full recovery!
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:10 PM   #45
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So when they remove the vertebrae do they just use rods and screws or do they put artificial ones in? Man I hate that you are having to have that done but at least you have options now. Keep fighting and stay strong. There are many of us here that are praying for you.
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:33 PM   #46
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:35 PM   #47
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Keep on keeping on!!! Praying for strength, comfort, peace, and Gods supernatural healing. All this through our mighty Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:56 PM   #48
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Prayers up for you. KAC
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:06 PM   #49
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Great news, good luck with your surgery.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:35 PM   #50
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Continued prayers for ya. Stay strong.
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