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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
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    'Morning Bret and everyone. Time to try to find out the test results again and do some follow-up calls

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    Aarrghh results tomorrow.. Where are dem torches?

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    Just got the good news (one of my classmates called me with his results so I called the school back) - It's a pass, and a pretty nice one at that but don't wanna brag too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    10 year out from diagnoises congarts mike. I hear you about being down from work after wards
    Surgery for me was Jan 28/99. Being a semi-colon is one thing (and all that goes with it) but the worst thing is the chemo brain. Often people lose memory and that has affected me somewhat. I can forget my anniversary and have a good excuse LOL. I still don't have the energy I had pre cancer but everyone is different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    Just got the good news (one of my classmates called me with his results so I called the school back) - It's a pass, and a pretty nice one at that but don't wanna brag too much
    That's your G2 eh.....? Very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolarMike View Post
    Surgery for me was Jan 28/99. Being a semi-colon is one thing (and all that goes with it) but the worst thing is the chemo brain. Often people lose memory and that has affected me somewhat. I can forget my anniversary and have a good excuse LOL. I still don't have the energy I had pre cancer but everyone is different.

    Congrats on the G2!!

    Glad to hear that you are a survivor, Mike.

    I had never heard of "chemo brain" until Julie started treatment.

    Her final 24 hours of consciousness were pretty unnerving. I have learned a great deal that I never wanted to learn.
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    It is not something I would wish on anyone. Nearly drove my mum nuts and it is not a pretty thing to watch, especially, like me, they didn't catch it till it was stage 3 and I was under 100lbs.

    But, you are partly measured by how you help those in need and I would bet that presence with Julie was was worth way more than you will ever know.

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    Thank you for the congratulations, gentlemen. From personal experience with a family member, I know that chemo brain or not, they know when you're there for them. I'm sure, Julie's looking down with love and appreciation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolarMike View Post
    It is not something I would wish on anyone. Nearly drove my mum nuts and it is not a pretty thing to watch, especially, like me, they didn't catch it till it was stage 3 and I was under 100lbs.

    But, you are partly measured by how you help those in need and I would bet that presence with Julie was was worth way more than you will ever know.
    I still feel I should have dragged her to the scope doc sooner. Being that she was a nurse, I trusted her judgment, maybe a little too much.

    He primary care guy dismissed her bleeding as being from her diverticulitis.

    That was the big mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I still feel I should have dragged her to the scope doc sooner. Being that she was a nurse, I trusted her judgment, maybe a little too much.

    He primary care guy dismissed her bleeding as being from her diverticulitis.

    That was the big mistake.
    Mine got left so long because they thought I had a kidney issue so they concentrated on that (bad stones for a few years, still got em). Besides, at the time colon cancer in a 35 year old was kind of rare. That is no longer the case.

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    Don't beat yourself up over it. Doctors and nurses make the worst patients. Had an aunt who was the head of cardiology and thought her headaches were stress-related. My uncle also trusted her judgment, so by the time they diagnosed brain cancer, it was too late. He was beating himself up over it for a long while, but the bottom line was that she was a professional and he trusted her professional opinion. It's not as uncommon as you may think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    Don't beat yourself up over it. Doctors and nurses make the worst patients. Had an aunt who was the head of cardiology and thought her headaches were stress-related. My uncle also trusted her judgment, so by the time they diagnosed brain cancer, it was too late. He was beating himself up over it for a long while, but the bottom line was that she was a professional and he trusted her professional opinion. It's not as uncommon as you may think.
    Well one of the things I learned is that we are not as smart about these things as is often portrayed. There is a lot of guessing.

    In Julie's final three weeks:

    1) The head of oncology tells her she isn't dying, and suggests they re-start her chemo next week.

    2) At the appointment, they have decided she has six months to live.

    3) Six days later, she's gone.

    Now, as a rational guy, I'm a bit taken aback that this is the best guessing that we can do in 2012. What has the money we are pouring into research getting for us. Guesses? Heck, I can guess, and I'm not even an MD....
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