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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Celemo, Jul 20, 2019.
How's that bhole doing Celemo
Things have kinda settled down but I’m not looking forward to round 2 @ 11pm. Thank God for wet wipes
It'll all be worth it tomorrow when you get the sweetest of drugs. Such a pleasant sleep. Good luck, my man
My sister has beaten breast cancer for the second time over the last 2-3 years. Tomorrow she’s getting the chemo implant thIng (port?) removed and she’s terrified that it’s gonna jinx her. Like we keep telling her it’s irrational and she knows that’s true but she’s just understandably scared.
She’s such a god damn warrior though. Fuck cancer.
I hate this thread but love the support it provides
Currently going through it with my dad. He hadn't been feeling well throughout the summer, lost his appetite, and started losing weight like crazy. Early August, they found a large tumor in his stomach. Stage 4 inoperable, already spread to the liver and spleen (I think those are the two). Two weeks later he started vomiting blood, and got rushed to the hospital. They found a hole in his stomach and he had some bleeding going on somewhere down there. Spent the next 16 days at Emory trying to heal the hole, and blasting him with radiation to deal with the bleeding. He was close to dying a time or two during that hospital stay. When he was finally able to come back home, things seemed good for a day or two. Then the bleeding started again. The hospital we got rushed to told us they could just drug him up and keep him comfortable until he passed, or we could just take him home. Decided to get transferred up to Emory again where he could get better care. They found an artery on the tumor and the spleen were both bleeding really badly. Over the next 24 hours he was given 10 or 11 units of blood, and they did some emergency procedure where they shoot little beads and glue to basically plug up any spots that are bleeding. Thankfully it went well, and how he's out of the hospital and on to chemo. That month and a half was absolutely miserable...Riding up to the hospital thinking you might not make it before your dad passes is the worst feeling in the world.
I'm really happy I moved back home last year to coach with him, though. Played for him in high school, he went to pretty much all my games in college, but I never had the chance to coach for him. Been a fun year and a half that I'll always cherish. Hopefully he can somehow beat it. Either way, cancer and all the complications that go with it can fuck off.
It's nice to have a place to vent a bit and share stories.
Yep. Fuck it with a cactus. My grandmother on my mom's side had cancer 5 times. Had breast cancer once and caught it early so she had the mass taken out. All good then. A couple of years later she had it in the sam breast so she had a mastectomy. Good then. Later that year she got it in the other breast. Also has that one removed. Good again for a couple of years. A few more years go by and she finds out she has colon cancer. Beats that for like 3 years and that comes back. Gets rid of it again and lives 15 more years and passes away from a heart attack in 2015.
Grandma on my dads side found out she had stage 4 pancreatic cancer after not feeling well for a few weeks.. It had spread to her stomach as well. She died 4 days after her diagnosis so yep......FUCK CANCER.
Propofol kicks ass
Got my polyp pathology report back
1 polyp was smaller than 10mm & benign
1 polyp was deemed greater than 10mm and was villous
gotta go back in 3 years instead of 5/10 and they want my kids to start screening at the age of 35
Brother in law got PET scan results, it's in his lungs. Spread from there to the pelvic tumor they tried getting out, and the three others they know about. Srarts chemo Monday for lungs, following week is five straight days of radiation. They're in denial, big time.
Got pushed back a couple days. Taking BIL for his chemo port to be put in today. Took him to be marked for radiation treatments yesterday.
21 months cancer free from stage 3 NHL here. Dr. said it had been slowly growing in there for at least 5 years. Had a scare back in July from a PET scan and had a biopsy done in August which came back benign. I have another PET scan in 3 weeks to make sure I am still good.
For all the people that felt sorry for me I tell them I am lucky and did not have a bad time. It is the people that go through what is described in this thread that get my sympathy. I saw so many people going through so much worse than I was. It really can hit anyone, but thankfully it is not the death sentence that it once was.
My dad started his second dose of chemo yesterday. Came straight to practice right after he finished it. Also came to our game friday, and sat on a big platform to stay out of danger while coaching. Just being back out there calling plays picked him up quite a bit mentally, I think. On a rough note, they've found some spots on his lungs, but say they're not sure if it's cancer. Just assuming it is, because that's the same thing they've said about other areas they've checked. Also while checking the lungs a month or two ago, these spots weren't there.
I found the best thing to do mentally with chemo was to keep yourself busy with what you love to do. I refused to sit around the house, I either worked extra (not something I love to do) or got out and did stuff. It got to the point where chemo was just another routine and not something I thought of having to go to days in advance. Keep having him go and coach.
really sorry you're going through all this man
BIL had first round of chemo for lungs, and five radiation treatments on his pelvis. Still has a good bit of pain even after surgery and radiation. It's tough to look at the upcoming holidays and think these are his last ones. Fam is in complete denial, think he'll be good to go in a few months. They're making vacation plans for 2021. With a miracle, maybe but stage 4 lung cancer is a whore...
I know a few people that have beat stage 4 lung, it’s going to be one hell of a battle but it’s beatable.
Well, BIL made Christmas. 5 radiation treatments, three rounds of chemo. He's lost about 60 pounds, down to about 110. Last chemo was 10 days ago and he's finally able to keep a bit of food and drink down. New scans in two weeks to see what treatment was able to accomplish. Being able to walk to the bathroom and back constitutes a good day. Fucking unreal how fast this shit kicked his ass. I watched my Mother do rad. and chemo on and off for almost a year for brain/lung cancer before she passed, so I have a solid frame of reference. This shit just knocked him on his ass...
Giving this a like seems like the wrong response, but happy he was able to make Christmas.
Wife was diagnosed 12/3 with breast cancer at 38. Thankfully caught on regular screening so it was a very early detection but still lots of tests to determine the full extent of the treatment. Meet with plastic surgeon tomorrow and surgery scheduled for 1/6/2020. She is so terrified of the idea of radiation and chemo being needed. Shit ruined her dad almost 4 years ago when he went through it.
Really hoped our family handled our battle with cancer when our son was diagnosed at 7 months with a neuroblastoma. His early detection was a literal life saver for him and hoping the same for my wife. Shit sucks and watching the fear in your kids eyes (18, 15, 10) when you inform them their mother has cancer was the most miserable experience ever.
It was good he made it, heaven forbid he had passed just before and his wife and daughter had to associate the holiday with that. I hope treatment at least held off continued growth for a while. Not sure round two would go well if round one was this bad.
Pro tip for anyone dealing with chemo- ask for "Magic Mouthwash", (google it) no joke intended. If you're puking constantly, throat is too raw/sores, etc. to choke anything down. This is a mix of like maalox, an antibiotic, and lidocaine. Awesome shit. His wasn't covered by insurance, a quart was like $136.00 but worth it to try and get some nutrition into him...
Been a rough few weeks. They put off putting a feeding tube in my dad, so they could get the last dose of the first round of chemo done and get to the pet scan. He hasn't been eating in weeks hardly, and has started to become delirious (grabbing at invisible bugs, talking to people not there, and confused at why we aren't seeing them too.) Took him to his appointment last week for the pet scan, and his numbers were all out of whack. They didn't do the scan. Still acting like he's lost it too. They've admitted him and have him on TPN IV nutrition. Hoping that does the trick. Really heartbreaking though hearing my mom struggling with it. 35 years together and he's not himself right now. So grumpy and goes in coaching mode on her. To top it off, I've been in the hospital with pneumonia for the past 5 days, so I haven't been around to shield her and take the brunt of his grumpiness (usually I'm able to).
Jesus, kicked when you're down... Hang in there, and remember you've got to get well yourself first or you're no use to anyone.
Update: Wife had first operation on Monday 1/6/2020 and mass was removed with clear margins. Lymph nodes that were removed both returned negative, which is a huge win.
Classified as Stage 1 at this point. Waiting on genetic test and oncotype test results to determine if chemo will be needed before next operation.
That's fantastic news.
That's awesome to hear! Happy for you and the wife
Meant to post this earlier, but didn't really want to dampen the mood of the thread after a good news post. My dad is coming home on hospice care tomorrow. Not looking like we'll be able to get the feeding tube in. Running out of options, and I think he's running out of fight.
Hopefully you're over the hump with the pneumonia. It's not fun to watch obviously, but hospice is a wonderful program. Takes the pressure off the family (especially spouse) and make sure loved ones aren't in pain. We used their services with my mother and grandfather, so much better than being in the hospital. Stay strong...
You have not told me how ur mom likes my cock in her ass ?
oh your mom is pretty I,m not supposed to say that .
see it works two ways .
my wife dies I fuck your mom .
or your wife , grandma , girlfriend , whatever .
Sorry to hear this, can't imagine going through that.
Brother in law who's lost 50 lbs (down to 110lbs) re-starts chemo on Monday. 3 treatments scheduled. I hope he can endure them. Applied for medical marijuana card yesterday, should have it early next week. Hope it helps ease some of the symptoms, helps the nausea, appetite, and not sleeping.
I know it's cliche to say someone went out doing what they love, but my dad passed away in the middle of the night Wednesday night after spending the whole evening just coaching like crazy. His whole life had been football and family, not much else. We were sitting there watching him last night just coaching like he was at an actual game. He was calling out adjustments, speaking to specific players from his 30+ years of coaching, and yelling at a few of them. Went on for a couple of hours like that, and then died in his sleep. Even fired me at one point of the night, like he tended to do during games over the past few seasons . Definitely going to miss him, but pretty happy that he's not hurting anymore. Been a hard couple months, fuck cancer and all the complications that go with it.
sorry for your loss man
Sorry to hear that, CUtigers
Damn man, so sorry,
Oncotype testing came back with a score of 15 meaning low risk of return.
Full genetic testing back and all 84 genes tested negative. This provided a lot of relief since we have 3 kids including a 19 year old daughter who was very worried about this being genetic in some way.
Met with medical oncologist yesterday based on those results and pathology at this point only recommending the 5 years of Tomoxifan to repress the hormones since she was ER/PR+. It's been a wild 2 - 3 months since this all got started but since the diagnosis each step along the way has been positive. Feel as fortunate as one can when your wife has cancer.
Meet with plastic surgeon Friday to get on track for the completing of the bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Side note, insurance blows. I mean better than not having it but we have surpassed $1500 in costs and haven't even seen a bill for her first operation. What in the actual FUCK
CUtigers- My condolences to you and your family. Know he's not suffering and is in a better place.
Jrester06- Aside from the insurance woes, good news!
Yeah, really about as good as we could have hoped for.
Brother in law postponed next round of chemo until next friday. Got his weed card, has been smoking a bit as needed all this week. Hasn't puked all week, after puking 3-4 times a day until starting to smoke. Actually eating and drinking and keeping it down. Better state of mind, no oxycodone. He was taking 120-180mg a day. Sleep's a little better, pain's still an issue but a BIG change overall with a little pot. (Maybe an eighth smoked all week.) Hoping chemo goes well when he starts.
MIL has been going through chemo since October. Started showing some side effects that they attributed to medication but has had a migraine since Easter. Was scheduled for an MRI and opted for the ER. MRI with dye today found 3 spots in her brain and her Onc is concerned it’s in her spine as well. Ordered a lumbar for tomorrow.
Brain spots can be handled with radiation, which she’ll do...but spinal is only treatable with chemo, and isn’t all that successful. She’ll opt against it if it’s that...
And going through this while no one can visit...fucking sucks.
I feel ya man. Sorry about everything your going through
Christ. Hang in there...
Weird brag but its my new bladders 3rd birthday on Sunday.
I told the surgeon I refused to have my surgery to replace my cancerous bladder on my birthday, so they suggested the day after. 3 years later I'm cancer free and other than having to set my alarm for 3 and 7 am to pee, it's been good.