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    Happy Father's Day Richard! I hope today finds...

    Happy Father's Day Richard! I hope today finds you feeling well and able to enjoy the day. You mentioned the two years of looking over your shoulder - I hope it goes as fast for you as it did for...
  2. I'm so sorry to hear you are not feeling well at...

    I'm so sorry to hear you are not feeling well at all. I still wanted to wish you a Happy Father's Day - I'm sure you are a great father! I know for certain you are a good fighter! Fight on.
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    My brother had his auto in No Va with his first...

    My brother had his auto in No Va with his first oncology doctor. Believe it or not, it was not done in the hospital, but at their offices where they had several "suites" that you could get the...
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    I enjoyed reading your history. It is similar to...

    I enjoyed reading your history. It is similar to my brother's journey - he was diagnosed at age 56. And yes, he too had several instances over the years where odd symptoms appeared. Once he was...
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    I am so glad to hear you did so well! Though it...

    I am so glad to hear you did so well! Though it doesn't surprise me - you are a fighter - and a calculated and good decision maker at that!
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    One day at a time at this point. I have seen...

    One day at a time at this point. I have seen other autologous patients in the hospital and they say the worst is at the end of the first week, and then they get better from there. So you are almost...
  7. Ok - one day at a time, right? Just know that...

    Ok - one day at a time, right? Just know that I'm thinking about you and hoping for the best.
  8. Hi Po - just checking in to see how you are...

    Hi Po - just checking in to see how you are faring. I hope all is well - I get nervous when I don't see updates from you!
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    Thinking of you (and your family) K as you begin...

    Thinking of you (and your family) K as you begin this journey. May it be so indeed!
  10. Po, so sorry to hear that the mystery continues! ...

    Po, so sorry to hear that the mystery continues! But I am SO happy to hear that the itching is not bad and the rash is disappearing - I know that is huge for you. Whatever "this" is, you can beat...
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    Welcome to the forum. You will find a lot of...

    Welcome to the forum. You will find a lot of support here - info about treatments, latest drug therapies, etc. plus emotional support. My brother was diagnosed at 56 and it also took 6 months to...
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    When I used to work on an oncology floor, I met...

    When I used to work on an oncology floor, I met many autologous transplant patients and witnessed their recoveries. And so many of their recoveries were faster and easier than they thought they...
  13. I was just checking the latest posts after a...

    I was just checking the latest posts after a while and saw yours. GEEZ GOLLY and MOLLY - whatever that means! Hoping you can laugh. I'm anxious to hear how you are doing and what they discovered. ...
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    Thanks for the update. I'm wishing you continued...

    Thanks for the update. I'm wishing you continued success in this trial - hoping the next PET shows the stubborn areas have improved!
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    Kermica, I applaud you for deciding what, for...

    Kermica, I applaud you for deciding what, for you, right now will be life affirming. It seems like you have sights you want to see while still on this earth, things you want to do (instead of...
  16. Po, shuffle around easy and I hope you feel...

    Po, shuffle around easy and I hope you feel better really soon!

    Kermica - I can see your quandary. I read a book once called "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande - you have probably heard of him?...
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    wishing you all the best during your extremely...

    wishing you all the best during your extremely busy next week! I understand what you are saying about dealing with the aftermath of your father's death and all that entails( and emotionally I'm sure...
  18. How did your appt. go yesterday? Feeling any...

    How did your appt. go yesterday? Feeling any better?
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    Hi Kermica - just catching up after the whirlwind...

    Hi Kermica - just catching up after the whirlwind of the holidays and family being in town. I am so sorry for your friend's loss. I worked on a pediatric oncologist floor for 10 years as a...
  20. Oh shoot! Traditions are meant to be broken! ...

    Oh shoot! Traditions are meant to be broken! Hope you recover quickly.
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    I'm so glad your weight loss didn't affect you...

    I'm so glad your weight loss didn't affect you continuing. I pray that you get better and are able to enjoy the holidays. God bless!
  22. Wow Po - no port!!! Congrats! And what a...

    Wow Po - no port!!! Congrats! And what a reduction in itching - that must be such a relief. Merry Christmas and I hope that the gifts just keep on coming.
    Debby
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    I am very interested in learning about your...

    I am very interested in learning about your story. Could you please send me the link? [email protected] I'm praying tomorrow brings you some hope.
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    Lillie, I am so glad you have a plan! Most...

    Lillie, I am so glad you have a plan! Most everyone here realizes that there are options if something works and then stops, or something else is needed, or just knowing that the options are in your...
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    All of the above is such good advice. I can't...

    All of the above is such good advice. I can't really add much to the technical side of things because it has been so expertly relayed to you from the other participants. But I can offer you hope. ...
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