A tough subject

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  1. Scott WRG Editor

    Scott WRG Editor King of Smoothness

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    chase was right in locking the previous topic on the cancer and I'm just going to say one thing and drop the subject. I had testicular cancer and survived. I talk about it with people to help them not be terrified of it, for themselves or a loved one. When I was diagnosed those around me treated me like I had recieved the death sentence. If anybody wants to discuss it you can e-mail me at editor@REMOVEwarbirdsresourcegroup.org or pm me here. I'm not an expert, I'm just a survivor, I'll provide what answers I can.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I wanted to do this in the other thread: :hug: because I know you've been through a life-altering experience. I've been in the medical field for a reeeeally long time, and it never ceases to amaze me how some people equate cancer with leprosy. :roll:

    I'm really glad you're here, and that you mentioned it one more time so I could give you your well-deserved hug. :D
     
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    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I really appreciate your sharing that with us, and I am all for these kinds of posts in the off-topic area of the forum. I think an open discussion about these kinds of things benefits everyone.

    Hopefully people can stick to the theme of this post :)
     
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    Osmer_Toby TPF Noob!

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    aye, my friend. thank you for your courage, and i too extend a (manly) hug for your victory over a heinous disease that has in some way touched us all.
     
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    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    Scott,

    I too wanted to reply to you in the other thread but it was locked when I came home. Hmmm....my first locked thread didn't realize I was going to be so contraversial! Contrats to you on 3 years cancer free. It's people like you that provide hope and support for others battling this awful disease. So, thanks!
     
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    Walt TPF Noob!

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    Scott, thanks for sharing and for congrats for kicking it.
     
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    Scott, thank you for the offer, i hope nobody actually needs to discuss that! Wishing everyone who is in this difficult situation to have strength to beat the craB out of it...
     
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    Congrats, and thanks for sharing!
     
  9. Scott WRG Editor

    Scott WRG Editor King of Smoothness

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    Thanks for the comments. It was an ordeal at the time. Ironically the cancer didn't come close to killing me but the treatment nearly did :) The only lasting affects I have are due to the cure. :shock:
     
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    I have to agree that cancer is one of the worst things in the world... in march(ish) 2001, A friend of mine asked me to speak to a girl on the net - who had just been diagnosed with leukaemia (leukemia for you funny americans)... I talked to her for ages - and she told me every day what was happening. I always went to bed crying... around april - I promised her that if she lost her hair - I would shave my head... Not long after that - The Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave came up... So I decided - if i was going to do it anyway - I may aswell do it and raise some money...

    So I signed up...

    Just over a week before I was due to shave - she disappeared... To this day we don't know if it was a cruel joke. But we managed to track her through the internet. (We managed to find out her school, address, etc... and lucky for us her school posted their newsletters online - (and conveniently put happy birthday notices in)).

    I went ahead with the shave anyway... I raised around $700AU. A couple of months later I joined the Leukaemia Quest.. and have been fundraising in the Quest ever since... to date - 3 and a bit years on - I have raised about $17,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation... And I am hoping to raise alot more this year...

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    I learnt a few things during these few years
    - Cancer is a horrible, horrible thing.
    - Some people are very ignorant.
    - Be careful who you trust.

    (just to name a few)

    --- Scott - Congratulations on your victory.

    -- I didn't mean to hijack your thread - but seeing as everyone was talking about this kind of thing - I thought it was appropriate to add my story...

    - Alecia
     
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    graigdavis TPF Noob!

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    My mom has been batteling cancer for about 8 years now. When I was in highschool she was diagnosed with Breast cancer. It was in its very early stages so it was removed. Later they found more so she went through chemo and radiation. She won that battle.

    A year later she was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Stage 4 is very far advanced. They said that she would have roughly 8 months to live. She fought hard and went through surgerys, chemo and radiation. Less than a year later she won that fight.

    6 months after that they found more cancer in her abdomen. She is currently fighting it. She just got a body scan and blood tests back and the doctors say that the cancer is slowly leaving.

    Chances are that this is what her life will be like. She will have cancer, beat it, more cancer, beat it. I know that some day she will probably loose the fight.

    We have talked a lot about it and she knows that when ever she wants to stop fighting that its ok with me. Its hard to see her sick all the time from the treatments. She fights to see me and my brothers get married. She cant wait to have grand kids some day.

    As much as a colonoskopy (sp?) isnt fun, please get checked. My mom was only in her late 30's when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. And she was only 43 when they found the colon cancer. Never say you are too young, or that it wont happen to you.
     
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    Yep. Because no one is, and yes it can.

    I think your mom is among the bravest of brave. She is exhibiting a strong will and positive mindset, which I think must be the hardest thing in the world. Here's to her: :thumbsup: She sounds like a class act, honey.

    And this is for you: :hug: because you sound like an amazing, supportive son. :love:
     

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