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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:00 PM

Hey guys...If you haven't seen my update in the Lounge, I thought I'd cross post for you evil son

of a bitches.

My friends started a website where you can help me beat my cancer.

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As many of you know, I was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer over a year ago. I got a bunch of chemo, very aggressive surgery and radiation, and was pronounced cancer free in July of this year. However, since then, the cancer has come back...metastatic. It seems to have spread to my lungs and chest lymph nodes.

Now, I'm a pretty proud guy and I hate asking for help, especially when I know how many people are suffering out there. I am very lucky that I live in Canada and that many of my needs and treatments are covered by out health system. With that said, I'm also in a real tight spot. Because I was going to university and I am so young, I don't have access to a lot of sources of income others might. I can't get disability unless I quit school (something I don't want to do, even if I don't live long enough to finish), nor can I get EI or live off savings/retirement that I don't have. I'm only 33...my somewhat even tiny nest egg has already been vanquished.

Here is a copy to my blog where you can learn about what I've been through

http://thedanarchist.blogspot.ca/

And here is the page my friends started in order to do some fundraising so that I can concentrate on school, beating cancer, and maybe even take a small trip in the summer some time

http://joindansfight.blogspot.ca/

I don't want you guys to feel like you HAVE to contribute....things are tough, but my friends and family are helping me as best they can. Hopefully, this latest batch of chemo won't be so bad and I might be able to work a little. However, if you have millions of dollars burning a hole in your pocket and want to give a not-to-proud to accept help DUer a hand up, I would appreciate it. Even more, I would appreciate any emotional and psychological support you can offer. A big shout out to TAD, Argula latte, and my other cancer support group peeps. Share your stories with me....in a lot of ways, survivor stories are worth so much more than money.

Thank you.

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Reply Hey guys...If you haven't seen my update in the Lounge, I thought I'd cross post for you evil son (Original post)
Evoman Nov 2012 OP
Arkansas Granny Nov 2012 #1
trotsky Nov 2012 #2
Evoman Nov 2012 #3
meeshrox Nov 2012 #4
progressoid Nov 2012 #5
onager Nov 2012 #6
jaded_old_cynic Nov 2012 #7

Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:04 PM

1. K & R

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:56 PM

2. Damn, Evo.

This is not an update I wanted to get. But you've already been through more hell than most people, so I know you are well-equipped to put up a great fight. I will see what I can do.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:07 PM

3. Thanks Trotsky.

I seem to have some really bad luck...nothing much works out for me, no matter how hard I try. But I gotta keep going. There is no heaven waiting for me at the end of this. I'll fight till the pain gets too much, and then hopefully do it with some dignity. Or maybe, luck is something you can hoard...and my latest treatments will finish this cancer once and for all. A guy can dream.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:08 PM

4. I bookmarked this to remind me

to talk about sparing some $ with the hubby when I get home tonight. We'll do what we can. I didn't know it spread, so thanks for the update here. I don't post much but I admire y'all in the A/A group.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:40 PM

5. Dammit.

As Trotsky said, this is not the kind of update we wanted to get.

Please keep us updated. We're here for you. We'll find a way to get you that summer vacation!

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:52 PM

6. So sorry to hear this. And keep in touch.

You'll get thru this. You're a cranky bastard full of fight. I can only admire your attitude.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:35 AM

7. So sorry to hear that Evoman

I always enjoy your posts. I understand what you're going through, albeit on the other side. I went through it with my husband. He didn't make it, but that doesn't mean you can't. Sending positive thoughts your way. Have a great turkey day! Keep up the good fight! Take care.

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