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Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by longtimefan, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. longtimefan
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    I need prayers, or at least good thoughts put towards my dad

    He is 86, and has been having issues last month..One is they found an aggressive cancer in his bladder, but it isnt bladder cancer..Still waiting on MAYO Clinic to give opinions.

    Now it appears his right kidney has shut down..It was fine Saturday, late Tuesday is when they noticed it may have stopped....So what ever it is, seems to be moving fast...

    We are hoping the left one is going to keep going.

    But with him being 86, the aggressive cancer very likely, we need all the help we can get.

    Also, my sister's husband is in real bad shape. Cancer of lung, spine, and pelvis. Doesnt look good at all...

    On top of that we lost a cousin last week to cancer..

    So my family is having a real hard time now, just keep us in good thoughts

    Thank you
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    My prayers are with your father and your sister's husband for sure. Very sorry to hear about your cousin too.

    May they both have some improvement soon.

    This is a lot on your plate. Talk it out anytime you need to.

    I hope for some good news for your family soon.
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    best wishes in your tough times.
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    thats so terrible, cancer is a terrible thing.
    To get hit all at once like that too,.... since we can't discuss religous things, you can take comfort that one day soon all these diseases and even death itself will be done away with.
    Until then pray for the strength to endure, and to be there for your family.
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    Hope you and your family find peace somehow in all of this.
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    My prayers are with your Dad and your family during this time!!! Stay strong!
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    I lost my father 2 years ago to cancer. And I lost a father in law to diabetes... I know the struggles YOU are going through. My prayers go to you.
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    So sorry to hear about this, i know what your going through as i lost one of my parents to cancer.

    My thoughts and best wishes are with you at this time.
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    Our prayers are with you also. Put it in the hands of the Lord.
    I sometimes think of invincible Vince who fell victim to cancer at 57.
    Those who played for him hurt but he lived on in them.
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    Youl be in our thoughts during this difficult time. Just praying he will not suffer a lot of pain,
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    MAYO Clinic now is stumped...They need more info..


    They dont know what the tissue sample is the VA sent them

    One good thing is that they were able to help his kidneys out by putting tubes into the kidneys..Which in turn helped his kidney functions...
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    My thoughts are with your family. I hope they get well soon.
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    Thanking of you and your family,be strong for them an yourself.there will brighter days ahead.all ture packer fans no this,just look at the bad times we've had.we did'nt give up and things got better,hang in there. GO PACK GO!!!!!!!
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    Mayo clinic was still stumped so they got oncology involved (finally after begging for a few days) and they diagnosed him with bladder cancer that has spread to (and maybe past) the bladder wall.

    Normally the bladder would come out and they would clean up anything they find..but his age and other health issues, that is not an option,

    Chemo or radiation is next after a pet scan is done.

    As far as my brother in law, they left cancer hospital in Houston to go back home in Missouri Monday...He is not doing good at all...Hospice is going to be waiting for him when they get home
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    So now the bladder cancer my dad has can not be operated on because of age mostly..

    They can't do any radiation, or chemo right now, because of past radiation seeds still in place from 16 year old prostrate cancer.

    Have to get info from the place that did the radiation seeds before they can move forward.

    Even tho this cancer has spread at LEAST to the bladder wall which is not good at all, he has to wait for paper work...Crazy crap
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    Thinking of you and your family, and hoping for the best
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    This morning my brother in law passed away. He said last night he was ready to go.

    My dad is having his pet scan this coming Monday to see if the cancer has spread and to where
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    Sorry to hear about your brother in law passing away. That is all you guys need with all this going on!!! I will continue to keep your Dad in my prayers!!! Hope everything works out!
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    Sorry about your brother in law. He is now in a good place.

    Hope your father gets some positive news soon, hang in there.
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    pet scan results are in for my dad..

    bladder cancer spread to spine and should bones.

    6 month to live..His blood levels are to low for chemo, and he has radiation seeds in prostrate from 15 yrs ago..Cant give any more

    He is okay with it, and taking it perfectly fine..His kids, well thats another matter
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    Of course words cannot often express things during these difficult times but I am sure he will feel the love during his final months. If he is at peace with it, that is good news. When my grandmother passed and it was her time she was not fine with it. Some seem at peace with death, some do not and want to fight it more near the end. Besides, I don't believe death is the end either. There is a better place out there for us all....you will meet him again someday way down the road and he will watch over you and your family until that time.

    I am very sorry to hear the news and these 6 months or so will likely be tough on you. We are here and feel free to express yourself at any time you want.
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    When time comes, we will see how he is.

    About a month ago, sister in laws dad passed..I had not seen the man in about 10-15 years...Was at work and was in the middle of something and my thoughts went to him..
    Out of the blue I heard

    squirrels ask about squirrels

    So i sent text to sil he reply was

    My dad passed away wearing a squirrel t-shirt and he spent his final weeks feeding the squirrels
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    Dad is in Hospital...Hurt back Monday but today really hurt it. Meds are not helping. and I mean REAL MEDS..



    Morphine and dilaudid



    Can't even get head off pillow with out pain.

    So pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee send prayers, thoughts, or what ever you can help him have no pain..

    NO ONE should be in this much pain EVER
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    be strong

    My prayers are with you, your dad, and your whole family.

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