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Redbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 04:18 PM
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Just diagnosed with fibrosarcoma for the second time.
They had seen this spot when I had my first sarcoma surgery in 2007, but a biopsy came back negative. 18 months later that spot has become a mass that is destroying bone in my sacrum.

Vibes and prayers are welcomed.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 09:21 PM
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1. I'm sorry, Redbear.
You definitely have my best wishes.
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Redbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-28-09 01:40 AM
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2. Thanks, Forkboy.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-28-09 12:02 PM
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3. You will be in my thoughts
Do they have a treatment plan for you? What is the next step?
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Redbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-28-09 03:47 PM
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4. Don't know yet. Waiting on a call.
Thanks for the thoughts.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-29-09 11:05 PM
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5. Well, damn.

Every best wish......
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 06:51 PM
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6. sending you good vibes, Redbear
:hug:
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 10:24 PM
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7. Strong thoughts for you, and damn the sarcoma anyway.

Hope you can post an update soon. :pals:
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Redbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:51 AM
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8. Update and thanks for the support.
Diagnosis was 7cm x 4cm x 4cm fibrosarcoma in left part of sacrum plus small nodules in lungs
Just finished third round of chemo (adriamyacin/ifosfamide) and boy are my arms tired.

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Tracer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 09:17 AM
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9. Sorry to hear about that.
Chemo is such a pain in the butt (and arms).
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 12:40 PM
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10. I remember my mother going through chemo.
Needless to say, I hope you're doing ok.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 10:20 PM
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11. Wishing you the best.

Tough road, for sure.
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Redbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-29-09 03:34 PM
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12. Six rounds of chemo have been awful, but apparently worth it
The primary tumor (in my sacrum) is looking like it may be dying. Woo hoo!
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Redbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-12-10 10:42 AM
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13. Start round ten of chemo next week. Chemobrain sucks.
Its amazing how much memory trouble I have now.
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shrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-12-10 05:36 PM
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14. Chemo is soon to end, no, after ten rounds?
I know of folks who've had chemo brain. Particularly common with breast cancer patients, so sorry it's happened to you. Wish I had some advice. Hang in there.
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mwdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-14-10 12:30 PM
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15. Chemo brain does suck!
I finished chemo nearly four years ago, and I feel like I'm back to normal...at least I think I am! Hang in there, and stay positive.
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Redbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-10 05:35 PM
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16. Thanks. It would be nice if chemo were to end soon
But most likely, after two more rounds of my current protocol I will start on a third chemo protocol.

But, maybe third time will indeed be the charm.
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shrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 10:06 AM
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17. Always amazes me how tough people are, in body and spirit
You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:55 PM
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20. Hang in there, Redbear!
I'm just beginning my journey through colon cancer. I've been through chemo once with lymphoma about 10 years ago. Surely not looking forward to it again, but - I guess you do what you gotta do.

In it together, eh!
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Redbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-10 02:02 PM
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21. We can do it!
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-10 01:20 PM
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18. Good wishes and prayers for you Redbear......
.....we all hope you get thru this ordeal and make a full recovery!

I got some disturbing news today. I have been experiencing some discomfort, not really pain, in my kidneys for a couple of weeks. I went to my GP for an exam and there is blood in my urine. I haven't really had any symptoms of infection so she has ordered a CT scan tuesday. She (my GP) said she did not want to scare me but her dad died of kidney cancer that went undetected for a year due to a shitty urologist. Of course, I'm hoping it is something else, and it may very well be nothing of concern, but......well, you know.

I accepted my mortality a long time ago, as I'm sure you have. You get what you get, and deal with it as it comes. Unlike many, I have had a really nice life. I retired ten years ago at age 45, due to inheritance and investments. I've been living the life of Riley, so to speak! My oldest daughter gets married May 15th, and I am looking forward to walking her down the aisle. My youngest is 17, and will graduate high school next year. God willing, I will see that, too.

I didn't mean to make this about me, I'm sorry. I don't know if you are a religious person or not, but I built a small chapel on my property when my wife got breast cancer a few years ago. I will say a prayer for you and put in a prayer request for others who visit.

Give em a good fight!
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Redbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-28-10 12:03 PM
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19. Thank you so much.
For your story and your prayers. My oldest will graduate HS next year as well.
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Redbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 11:39 PM
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22. Got six chemo- free months was a blessing
Start back on my 19th round of chemo as soon as my heart checks out as okay! More prayers and vibes welcomed!
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 01:18 AM
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23. Prayers and vibes to you. n/t
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