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    JackAhrndt posted an update

    I wish I could find more local people to talk to here in the West Portland, OR area. If there is please contact me.

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      DaveWaz

      While you are matched to others based on your specific diagnosis (just click on "Find Peers" on your home page), you can also search for others by state. Click on "people" in the blue bar. On the left side of the page you'll see different ways you can search. Please let us know if you have any questions.

      over 8 years ago
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    JackAhrndt posted an update

    So on Monday May 21, 2012 I start my Chemo and Radiation. 6 weeks of radiation and 2 types of Chemo, Cisplatin which is 5 hours on day 1, day 8, day 29 and day 36. Etoposide which is 1 hour on days 1 thru 5 and days 29 thru 33. Needless to say I am scared, but the thought of dying from this within a couple months is scarier. I am a very spiritual person and my trust in God and faith that Jesus died for my salvation, keeps me trudging thru this broken world. I have a hard time with the anger and the fact that a lot of my doctors talk "mumbo jumbo". Give it to me straight. I am 65 and can take it. I love living but also can handle the hereafter if I must. Why do we have to pull teeth to get an answer? So anyway the journey continues on to the next chapter, whatever that may be, healing or just relieving the pain.

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      DaveWaz

      Know that we will be here to support you every step of the way. You can do this.

      over 8 years ago