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    Scott had his port placed Tuesday. It was scheduled for Monday, but after 6 hours of waiting in preop they canceled. Dr. was on call all weekend them had a surgery Monday that was"complicated". Right after the port was Pitt in w went for breakfast where I kept telling Scott that his eyes looked yellow. Well he has jaundice. He got 2 stents put in Wednesday, then came home from the hospital yesterday. Anyone ever feel that the cards are stacked against them?

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      jaimaroo

      Sorry for all the typos, was having trouble with it on my phone.

      over 4 years ago
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      Yes. My partner was just diagnosed today. He is only 18. He was lucky it got found in the first place, his friend got into a car accident bringing up memories of his Godfather getting killed in a hit in run. Then found out the man who was supposed to be serving a 8 year sentence only served 2 & a half & was released the day before his diagnoses. He got beat up & strangled protecting a friend of his that lead to him being called in for testing. His ex, she who must not be named, keeps stalking him at times as well. He goes in for Surgery this Saturday. They are going to attempt to remove the Tumor. It has been like the cards are not in his favor this entire week. I've taken to beating it into his little head that I'm not leaving his side. To stop thinking Negative. He has finally stopped that, he's stuck with me. I've also urged him to join support groups. The only thing that sucks is we are on opposite sides of the world right now. I am not a British Citizen yet so I can't be there until my next Visa which is hopefully soon. I hope he is doing better, Give scott a hug from me, Sincerely yours, Crystal

      over 4 years ago
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      Hi seventhsever
      Just checking in to see how everything is going with you and your man. This is not an easy process, and I wanted you to know that you are not alone.

      about 4 years ago
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    Greghull,
    Thank you for the kind words. We found out today that the cancer has spread to his lungs and spine. His doctor is giving him two weeks to gain strength and weight and then he is starting him on 5-Fu.
    I am so scared, and I am overcome with emotions that confuse me. One minute I am full of hope and just see this as a bump in the road to recovery, then the next minute I think that his time is running out and I am devistated. I mostly hope that he finds the physical and emotional strength to push through this next round of treatment.
    I saw that you were from Kent! We are getting out treatment at Swedish Cancer Center. Our oncologist is fantastic, but I can't help but want a second opinion. His parents really want us to travel to Cancer Centers of America....but we are really not that interested in their practice. Do you know anything about them? Maybe I am wrong.
    Have a nice evening, and thank you for the support. It feels nice.
    I am just learning to navigate this website, and I think I deleted your initial response to me.....I am sorry!

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    Scott and I went to his appointment today and received pretty upsetting news.

    The chemo that Scott has been on was not strong enough. The cancer has spread to his lungs and his spine. Dr. Gold is giving Scott a two week break, and is hoping that he will gain some weight and some strength. He will then start 5-FU, a very aggressive chemo drug. During the next week or so he will also go in for a port.

    I feel defeated and like I have already lost my best friend.

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      DaveWaz

      We are here for you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

      over 4 years ago
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