Dr. Apt. yesterday, bad news.

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  1. winglock

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    Hello GT'rs. I was hospitalized this past week with what the doctors thought was pneumonia. And it may have been. During my stay much testing was done. I have been diagnosed with acute leukemia. And apparently I need to start aggressive treatment. My doctor says I have maybe a 20% chance of beating this.
    I don't post much as you know but sure have enjoyed this very helpful entertaining forum. Thanks to you all for making it that way.
     
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    Very sorry to hear of your bad news. Please get a 2nd, then 3rd opinion. As cold as this sounds, now is a very good time to get all your affairs in order, including any do not resuscitate orders or paperwork. Only you can decide if you want to hang in there and fight this or if you just want to let it run its course.
     
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  4. davew48

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    Sorry to hear the bad news, GOD bless you and your family, Take it day by day and fight like never before!!!
     
  5. rgregoryb

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    Hang in there , fight this thing with all you have...................kick it's ass.
     
  6. robbcayman

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    I second the get another opinion. I am sorry you are facing this.
     
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    All the best to you and yours, amigo. Sorry for your troubles.
     
  8. JMS

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    On the bright side 20% is better than 0%. Prayers for your recovery.
     
  9. deputy tom

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    Prayers sent. Kick it's @$$. tom.
     
  10. mhambi

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    Best wishes winglock. There's a lot of exciting advances being made in cancer treatment. I don't care how much you trust your doctor... make sure you're looking at ALL options.


    You can do this. :thumbsup:
     
  11. czsmithGT

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    Prayers for you. You must believe you will beat it.
     
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    I'm a 5 percenter from another type of cancer. It CAN be one! God Bless you and hang in there!!
     
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    You will beat this, and we are all pulling for you.
     
  14. The Fist Of Goodness

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    Another survivor here. 18 years and counting. Good luck.

    Definitely get a 2nd opinion.

    Call the American Cancer Society and ask where the closest accredited cancer treatment center is. I lived in Philly, where there were 5 at the time. If you are more rural, your hospital may be affiliated with a major cancer center.

    Keep a positive outlook. Cancer treatment sucked big time when I did it in 97. There has been a lot of progress with side effects.
    Talk to someone who has been through the treatment if you can. I didnt do that, and suffered from some horrid side effects. There are some thongs you can do to prepare for some of them.

    Sorry I cant offer you more.
     
  15. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    Big bite of a crap sammich. Please keep your head up and keep us up to date.

    You'll be in my thoughts.
     
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    I personally know two people who were given nearly zero chance and went on to live far longer lifespans.

    One was my cousin who was given a few months from Stanford Medical, decided a trip to Sloan Kettering was in order and went on to live decades longer, this was a long time ago when treatments were far more primitive. Another friend was given a year maximum and she is going strong now 15 years later.

    In the immortal words of Winston Chruchill, "never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.''

    Best of luck with everything to come.
     
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    Best wishes, winglock. Cancer has hit my family hard but it can be beat.
     
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    This .......X 1000

     
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    Prayers for your future.
     
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    Prayers for you and your family!