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Old 01-25-2017, 04:16 PM   #1
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After a few months of Doctors visits of what started out as being just a cough turned into a pretty heavy chest pain. Speaking with a few people about different scenarios of what it may be i wasn't to worried. Im 25 years old and some what healthy, at least i thought. The pain got unbearable, I left work the 28th of December and headed straight to the hospital. A few hours later after several tests the doctors found a 7 by 2in mass in my chest which they later described to be Diffuse large b-cell Lymphoma Cancer. Ive never been this scared yet so angry in my life. Goals being put at halt,the unknown, and going from independence to dependent. I Have yet to accomplish anything I have my heart set out to do. Why me i ask?

Here I am today. Just finished my 2nd Rchop Chemo thinking and going back to what I have loved most, the outdoors. The texas hill country, the smell of cedar in the air and birds chirping and flying around the ranch.Its been atleast 7 years since I have hunted.

I sat on the stand for the first time without a bow and simply drenched myself in what god has allowed me to see and feel yet another day. Im grateful.Even had a gorgeous tom come out within 10ft of me it was amazing.



For those of you that have been somehow affected by cancer i am both filled with sorrow yet so much inspiration and hope by you all. I just want to thank the community here on Texasbowhunter for always being a great source of info for one my passions that i hope to one day continue.

If any of you have any pointers on dealing with side effects or a complimenting diet itd be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the quick read
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:19 PM   #2
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You seem to have a great outlook, stay strong and keep up the good fight. Hope everything works out for you in the end bud.

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Old 01-25-2017, 04:24 PM   #3
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Prayers for you and your family. The only thing I can say to count on is God and his blessings and his grace... Don't take your focus off looking to him. When times get hard, surround yourself with the ones that love you and can pray with you and love on you... My brother, ESP (here on TBH) is just now dealing with something similar. Maybe PM him and reach out to each other... Just a thought. Adding you to my prayer list..
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:27 PM   #4
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Stay strong friend. Praying for you.
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:45 PM   #5
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I hate cancer. I love your attitude. Stay strong. Prayers sent.
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:47 PM   #6
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Prayers man.
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:48 PM   #7
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Wishing the best for you and the best outcome possible. I can't give you a bonafide testimonial, I've just started the program but research functional medicine, I understand there are practitioners in your area, some of their testimonials are eye opening.
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:53 PM   #8
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Praying for you, your doctors, and a good outcome. You seem to have a grasp of things and a positive outlook. Just remember God is always in control, so enjoy each and every day as a gift. Stay strong, brother!
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:54 PM   #9
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Stay strong amigo. Prayers sent.
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:56 PM   #10
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I'm a lymphoma survivor. Jan 30 will be 14 years. I was 25 too and scared to death. Pm meyour number so we can talk.
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Old 01-25-2017, 05:01 PM   #11
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My wife's cousin was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma last August and in December she was cancer free! She chose to finish out her chemo treatment, but man that was an incredible act of God.
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Old 01-25-2017, 06:17 PM   #12
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Old 01-25-2017, 06:23 PM   #13
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Prayers sent. Stay strong!
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Old 01-25-2017, 06:25 PM   #14
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Every now and then a thread comes along that reminds me of what is truly important in life...and this is one of those threads. I hope I never have to go through what you are dealing with but, if I do, I pray I have a fraction of your positive outlook.

Praying for you man!
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Old 01-25-2017, 06:33 PM   #15
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Old 01-25-2017, 06:34 PM   #16
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You're in my prayers.
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Old 01-25-2017, 06:38 PM   #17
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Livestrong brother.
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Old 01-25-2017, 06:39 PM   #18
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ATTITUDE A MAJOR part that will help you fight this aweful disease keep your spirits up be positive that you will one day kick cancer Prayers to you and all affected by your illness
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Old 01-25-2017, 06:45 PM   #19
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Prayers to the Almighty Healer - the creator of heaven and earth-- including the great outdoors that we all Love so much! Keep the Faith and fight the fight
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Old 01-25-2017, 06:50 PM   #20
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Prayers for you and your family, keep the great attitude and enjoy yourself and get yourself ready for the up coming hunting seasons!!
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:05 PM   #21
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God bless you. I wish you best! Prayers sent...


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Old 01-25-2017, 08:02 PM   #22
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Old 01-25-2017, 08:02 PM   #23
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Prayers for you. My Dad beat lymphoma in his early 30s and has been cancer free for probably close to 30 years. Faith in God and positive state of mind are the two most important things and it sounds like you have both
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Old 01-25-2017, 08:20 PM   #24
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Hang tough. lymphoma is very beatable especially if you are young.
Chemo is rough but not the worst thing.
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Old 01-25-2017, 08:29 PM   #25
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My wife's cousin was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma last August and in December she was cancer free! She chose to finish out her chemo treatment, but man that was an incredible act of God.
That's amazing to hear 🙌🏽🙏🏻
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Old 01-25-2017, 08:35 PM   #26
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prayers for you my friend !!!
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:26 PM   #27
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Brandon my dad fought it for 3 years and is now in remission. Stay strong, you can beat this.
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:35 PM   #28
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:37 PM   #29
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Family and friends. Keep busy anything to keep your mind focused in a positive direction. I hate to read, but found it passed time and kept my mind on something else. Stay strong and holler if you need someone to talk to. Plenty good people here.
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:38 PM   #30
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Praying for you. Stay strong. The man upstairs always has your back.
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:42 PM   #31
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Prayers up for you brother. Medicine is amazing these days and there is incredible hope with today's technology. Send me a note when you are cancer free and we will have a celebration hunt at the ranch. I am looking forward to it.
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:24 PM   #32
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My wife is in remission from lymphoma (18 months) and her last chemo was rchop. Keep a good attitude and your humor. Do not eat things you like because when you get sick after eating them you won't want them again. She is just now eating bacon and Shipley donuts are a no go. KCA Prayers outbound for a speedy and full recovery.
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:34 PM   #33
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my thoughts and prayers are with you. It sounds like you are following a good plan, stay well and be healthy. Thank God for every day and for the small things you missed before.
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:42 PM   #34
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:54 PM   #35
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Fight the fight brother prayers up for you!
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:58 PM   #36
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One step at a time Prayers up,
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Old 01-25-2017, 11:18 PM   #37
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Prayers fer ya brother
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Old 01-25-2017, 11:57 PM   #38
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Prayers Up.
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Old 01-25-2017, 11:57 PM   #39
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KCA sir. Praying for you. Keep the positive attitude and strong faith!


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Old 01-26-2017, 12:09 AM   #40
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Stay strong and always do your best to stay positive, that's the best advice I know of for anything life throws at us. Prayers for you.
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Old 01-26-2017, 12:26 AM   #41
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Old 01-26-2017, 12:36 AM   #42
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Thank you all. ❤️
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Old 01-26-2017, 12:42 AM   #43
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Prayers up for you brother. Medicine is amazing these days and there is incredible hope with today's technology. Send me a note when you are cancer free and we will have a celebration hunt at the ranch. I am looking forward to it.
Hopefully that day comes soon brother I'll be looking forward to it. Need to get me a bow before the season. Thanks for your prayers. 🙏🏻
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:02 AM   #44
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I will say this my brother. God is still in the miracle business. In August my wife was diagnosed with Type II melanistic glyoma by 3 different docs. That's brain cancer. We had surgery and our follow up revealed that the mass was absolutely nothing!!! This at MD with the best. My advice is to lean into Him with everything you have. Find His Will!! If your life lasts 10 days or 100 years, let Him lead you and guide you.

At work a couple days ago, a family was stripped of a brother (4) and a mother fights serious injury. No day promises tomorrow. Nothing says your guaranteed today. When you turn it over to Him then at least you can be at peace.

Heavenly Father,
I ask that you be with this young man Lord. I ask that you lift him up and show Him your glory Lord. Father, I know you to answer prayer Lord. If it's Your Will Lord I ask for healing only you can give Lord. Heavenly Father, touch the tender places of this mans heart. Guide him, direct Him, and show him Your Will Lord. Give him comfort only you can Lord. Fill him with your love Lord. Anger, hurt, fear, anxiety, weakness, and pain Lord. We know you have an answer Lord. Give him joy, healing, boldness, peace, and strength Lord. We love you and praise you. Amen
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:40 AM   #45
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Old 01-26-2017, 09:12 AM   #46
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Prayers up. rCHOP is a great chemo regime for lymphoma. My husband had t-cell lymphoma and is now considered a survivor and you will be too!

San Antonio has two great cancer centers (START and CTRC) so you are in good hands. I will say this, on CHOP, don't eat any of your favorite meals...they will never taste the same and you will never want to eat them again and also, take the anti-nausea medication even if you feel okay, at some point you wont and it will be too late.

If you or your family need anything, please feel free to reach out.
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Old 01-26-2017, 10:11 AM   #47
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Old 01-26-2017, 10:16 AM   #48
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Old 01-26-2017, 01:41 PM   #49
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Very sorry to hear about this and I will keep you in my prayers. As several people have mentioned already, a positive attitude is the only way to beat this and you sure seem to be on the right track there.

Reading your post I saw where you mentioned you haven't had a chance to hunt in the last several years, and that's just too long. I'd like to do something about that. A good friend and I, along with my dad and a few others (some of them TBHers) started a non-profit to take kids and young adults in your shoes on hunts. I'm not sure if your treatment schedule would allow you to do something soon, but we would like to take you on a trophy exotic hunt as soon as your schedule is open and you are feeling up to it. This will be at absolutely zero cost to you. We would just like to help you get your mind off what all is going on and have some fellowship with us at one of my ranches. There a couple of TBHers that we have done hunts for in the past for their kids and family that could chime in on what we do. If you want to PM me your phone number or call/text me any time, I would gladly get you info and get something scheduled. 806 206 3289. As I said, this won't cost you a dime. We cover all travel, hunt, meals/lodging, meat processing and taxidermy for you. You just come and have a good time.
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Old 01-26-2017, 01:56 PM   #50
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Very sorry to hear about this and I will keep you in my prayers. As several people have mentioned already, a positive attitude is the only way to beat this and you sure seem to be on the right track there.

Reading your post I saw where you mentioned you haven't had a chance to hunt in the last several years, and that's just too long. I'd like to do something about that. A good friend and I, along with my dad and a few others (some of them TBHers) started a non-profit to take kids and young adults in your shoes on hunts. I'm not sure if your treatment schedule would allow you to do something soon, but we would like to take you on a trophy exotic hunt as soon as your schedule is open and you are feeling up to it. This will be at absolutely zero cost to you. We would just like to help you get your mind off what all is going on and have some fellowship with us at one of my ranches. There a couple of TBHers that we have done hunts for in the past for their kids and family that could chime in on what we do. If you want to PM me your phone number or call/text me any time, I would gladly get you info and get something scheduled. 806 206 3289. As I said, this won't cost you a dime. We cover all travel, hunt, meals/lodging, meat processing and taxidermy for you. You just come and have a good time.
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