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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:36 PM

Ed Schultz' Wife Battling Ovarian Cancer

Source: BRAD BLOG

Our best to Ed Schultz whose wife, he has just announced, is now battling ovarian cancer.

In the past hour, I was a guest on his radio show which is being guest hosted this week by Mike Papantonio of Ring Of Fire. Afterwards, the MSNBC prime time TV and radio host called in to the show to make the teary announcement and offer an update on his wife Wendy, who, he says, is just out of surgery, and will soon be recovering at home...

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BradBlog Jul 2012 OP
montanacowboy Jul 2012 #1
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chknltl Jul 2012 #3
leftieNanner Jul 2012 #4
otohara Jul 2012 #5
Bob Sacamano Jul 2012 #6
leftynyc Jul 2012 #10
Tracer Jul 2012 #26
mchill Jul 2012 #43
Peacetrain Jul 2012 #7
Peregrine Took Jul 2012 #34
leftynyc Jul 2012 #8
goclark Jul 2012 #9
nanabugg Jul 2012 #11
warrior1 Jul 2012 #12
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mchill Jul 2012 #42
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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:40 PM

1. Best wishes to Ed and his wife

for a safe and speedy recovery

I miss seeing him nightly, he is one of my favs

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:41 PM

2. Wave after wave....

Healing thoughts and well wishes going out.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:47 PM

3. knr. Best wishes to Wendy Ed and family.

(Btw: You rocked that interview sir....thank you for being one of few patriots leading the fight to inform America's electorate as to what is really going on out there.)

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:47 PM

4. Sending Best Wishes,

and prayers to Big Eddie and Wendy. He's been a staple in our family for years - both on the radio and MSNBC.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:52 PM

5. Get Well Soon Wendy

Ed needs you, we need you!

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:57 PM

6. As a man

I don't know much about Ovarian cancer. What is the likelihood of a full recovery?

Here's hoping for one...

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Response to Bob Sacamano (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:01 PM

10. Like all cancers, it depends

on the staging. They've come a long way with cancer in the last 20 years so I'm hoping they caught it early.

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Response to Bob Sacamano (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 03:02 PM

26. OC is one of the deadliest cancers -

- because it's very hard to get an early diagnosis, therefore most women are seen when they are in Stage 3 or 4. Treatment for this disease is extremely rough -- surgery and many rounds of chemo.

I certainly hope that Ed's wife's cancer was caught early so she will have a chance at full remission.

(I was diagnosed with OC 8 years ago and am still here, thanks to my wonderful docs).

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Response to Tracer (Reply #26)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 11:55 PM

43. It also depends on Grade

i.e an aggressive or non-aggressive tumor type. If it is caused by a defective BRCA2 or BRCA1 gene (5% of ovarian cancers are), they have a better longterm survival prognosis.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:58 PM

7. I am a twenty seven year survivor of Ovarian CA

Gods' Speed Wendy.. this can be beaten.. You and your family are in our prayers..

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Response to Peacetrain (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 04:36 PM

34. Write to Ed and Wendy and tell them that. It will give them hope. n/t

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:59 PM

8. Thoughts and prayers to Mr. & Mrs. Schultz

I fucking hate cancer.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:00 PM

9. Prayers for the family K and R

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:03 PM

11. Giving our support to Wendy thru positive thoughts and prayers. nt

 

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:05 PM

12. Get well Wendy

xo

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:06 PM

13. As Ed said during a later phone call to Mike Papantonio, Wendy stepped away from her work

as a psychiatric nurse to work on his shows with him.

Have heard Ed Schultz mention her name, her trips with him connected with his work for years. He has made a natural point of referring to Wendy Schultz as a beloved and vital part of his life.

Firm, constant best wishes to Wendy and Ed Schultz.

Congrats on your time on the Ed Schutz show with Mike Papantonio today, thanks for your thread.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:11 PM

14. His call made my heart ache. My best wishes to Ed and Wendy.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:16 PM

15. I have a great deal of respect for Wendy and hope the very best for her.

She's much of what people love about her husband, truth be told.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:18 PM

16. My best hopes to Ed and his wife...

I love the Ed show...he always has such a "fire in the belly".

I'm keeping you folks in my thoughts.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:20 PM

17. Very Best to Big Ed and Wife

Hoping for a speedy and full recovery!

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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:23 PM

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:28 PM

19. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Wendy.

n/t

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:32 PM

20. Very sorry to hear this--wishing for the best outcome for her!!

This is a difficult diagnosis, but I hope it was diagnosed early--the earlier the better.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:33 PM

21. C'mon Wendy; we need Team Schultz back at the controls

our best wishes

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:34 PM

22. Best wishes to Wendy and Ed's family members

This is of course why access to health care should be for all. This frightening health related issue is bound to recommit Ed to his already strong advocacy for national single payer plan.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:39 PM

23. My best wishes to Ed, Wendy, & their family for a full recovery.

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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:40 PM

24. All the best!

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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:55 PM

25. I had no idea

My best wishes to you and your wife ED.

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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 03:30 PM

27. I never know what to say during times like this

I just hope they handle this with strength and hope.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 03:31 PM

28. Very best wishes to Wendy and Ed.

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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 03:37 PM

29. My thoughts and prayers for...

...strength and love to Ed and his wife.

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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 03:49 PM

30. prayers.

 

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 03:50 PM

31. Ed and wife

Ed, you are an inspiration to me..

I sincerely wish you and your wife the best of health and hope she will be returning home soon.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 04:06 PM

32. Sending healing vibes to Wendy and courage vibes to Ed.

We will look forward to his return when he feels the time is right.

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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 04:21 PM

33. Very best to them both. Here's to a full recovery.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 04:37 PM

35. We're with you Ed, and your wife

Fight on, as you fought for us in WI. You both are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 04:46 PM

36. Sending healing light your way, Ed and Wendy.

Wendy, I know Ed will take good care of you. You are in excellent caring, loving hands.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 05:09 PM

37. Best wishes for her complete recovery

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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 05:30 PM

38. Thoughts and prayers for the Schultz' family.

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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 06:59 PM

39. Warm thoughts for Wendy and Ed Schultz....

May they both have a speedy recovery...........

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 09:20 PM

40. Sending love to Wendy and Ed

Wendy be well soon.

Thanks for the thread Brad and for all you do.

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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 09:22 PM

41. Prayers to Wendy and Ed

Wishing your family the best during this difficult time.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 11:43 PM

42. I was driving home from chemo when I heard this on XM

I just started crying for her. I was wondering where Ed has been. Wendy, if you read this...my heart. You have such a good support system in your husband and family... and friends will rally for you too. xxox

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 12:36 AM

44. K&R

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 03:10 AM

45. I share Eds' wife's name....

and fears. I also turned my red hubby blue.
Wendy......hope you live a long life with Ed by your side.
Lost my grandmother and mother to OC. Both were gone within a month of diagnosis. I was able to get my Aunt, Sister. and I into Northwestern University's early detection Ovarian Cancer study. They were both ended up being diagnosed with early stage Uterine cancer, had Hysterectomies, treatment, and are still with me. The doctors decided to remove me from the study and convinced my insurance that I needed a preventative hysterectomy. It's all I could do.
You'd think I could live the rest of my life without feeling like a ticking time bomb but the kicker is my Mom had had a full hysterectomy and still died of OC. The doctors told us it was peritoneal cancer (tissue surrounding were the ovaries where). They tell me there is no real symptoms until it has spread to another organ.
Ovarian Cancer...
The only thing I can say for sure is .....know your family history and the subtle signs.....
Bloated feeling persists for more than a couple of weeks or continues to get worse, talk to your doctor. Also let your doctor know if you experience bloating in conjunction with feeling unusually full, a change to your bowel or bladder habits, or low back or pelvic pain. Those are often the early symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Constantly feeling full despite having eaten little.
It's not much but it's something.
Take care

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 04:16 AM

46. I hope they caught it in time...I hope she recovers swiftly and easily. nt

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 04:58 PM

47. Reminds me that so few Americans can take the time off as Ed can for Wendy.

My best wishes to the Schultz family.





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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:14 PM

48. Good thoughts

going Wendy's way.

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