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diddlysquat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-05 11:28 PM
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Anyone have an update on Andy?
I assume he had his surgery but how is he doing?
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-05 11:30 PM
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1. I don't think he has had his surgery ..
he said that they were going to schedule it within the next week or so (by the end of the month).

He has had fairly extensive testing done.

I had heard that it was good news.

Let me find the thread.
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 12:08 AM
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2. I was also wondering how he was holding up
He has lots of people behind him, wishing him the best.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 12:53 AM
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 11:50 AM
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4. He's back on the schedule to have the surgery on the 26th. I guess
they told him that sometimes spots open up because the patient might not be able to be operated on for one reason or another, and if that happens they'll let him know. So there's a chance he could have the surgery sooner.

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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 12:01 PM
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5. he posted on a thread this morning
no mention of any new developments. in other words, he posted to a thread but not about himself.

do a search, i can't remember which post now.

dp
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 12:52 PM
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6. he's kinda tired but in much better spirits than earlier this week.....
and still a little pissed that he didn't eat for 30 hours for nothing! he was making up for it last night, poor dear. he just wants to put it all past him. it's been a very long twisty road to get him to JH, and right now he's stuck far from home in a holding pattern. he's lucky to have termite with him for now and a group of wonderful friends to support him, but i'm sure he'd rather be home and up and at em already. the results they got from the 3-d ultra last week were really good, they believe the tumour is encapsulated-- hasn't spread and so the modified whipple has a great chance of being successful.
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northstar Donating Member (201 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 03:42 PM
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7. I presume you've seen him then?
Glad to hear that the prognosis may be better than he had originally thought :-)

I'm going to ask the "pregnant question" here:

What happened to the money? Does Andy have it? Does JH have it? Is it in an interest-bearing account somewhere waiting for the surgery to happen? Or what?

Scores of people wish Andy well....but, in light of all that's transpired, inquiring minds (and there's a LOT of them here on DU) want to know - and, frankly, we DESERVE to know.

Kindly awaiting a response.


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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 03:47 PM
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8. oh please...
If there was a problem, we'd hear. (and from one of the primary souces, thank you)
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 03:55 PM
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:00 PM
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12. Scandal???
you might want to put on your flame retardant suit.

5...4...3...2...1...
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:03 PM
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16. You" WILL be looking for answers"?
Oooh. Shaking in boots here. :scared:
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:11 PM
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19. You say "You KNOW you are not alone in feeling this way"
but you say you are a casual visitor and say you have no idea of the current situation and are telling people you need to be provided with links before you will believe this is not a big SCANDEL. You scream Scandal and threaten "But I WILL be looking for answers".

So go look for your answers and stop screaming scandel and posting threats and posting demands for answers.

If you really want answers, go look them up for yourself and stop spreading your thinly veiled smear.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:29 PM
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22. Do you have a question?
If you're feeling uncertain about the fundraiser, by all means, ask any questions you wish.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:47 PM
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29. You should be addressing this question to Skinner, not disrupting
this board.
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 03:58 PM
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10. JH Has the money...
The surgery is paid for...just awaiting my date with the knife. I might add if you had been here just a couple of days ago...all doubt was dispelled in regards to my condition.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 03:59 PM
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11. Hi Andy honey....
How are ya feeling?
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:01 PM
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15. Tired and in pain...
and I don't want to rehash all the bullshit again for the benefit of one low count poster. My feeling is...if they had been interested they would be up to date already.

Thanks for asking BTW>
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:03 PM
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18. Don't rehash it Andy.
Let that person look it up him/herself.
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expatriate Donating Member (853 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:54 PM
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31. Andy, please don't trouble yourself.
The information is right here on this board. If this poster is so very interested, let them do the legwork. You've already come too close to blowing a gasket over all the unnecessary ugliness that has gone on.

Take care, rest. Thinking about you a lot!
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:00 PM
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:03 PM
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17. Well right now I am sitting down in my friends house
resting my weary body.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 05:06 PM
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34. Glad to hear
you're taking it easy, as you should. Rest up, pamper yourself. Read a good book, watch some good movies.
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:13 PM
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20. An idea!
Donate to DU, then you will have the ability to search for the information you so much desire.

That way you will be caught up and can leave Andy the fuck alone!

If you have not donated to Andy's surgery, then what business is it of yours where the money is or is not?

If you have donated, then PM me w/the amount, and I will most happily send you a refund out of my own pocket.


Andy -

Sending your positive and healing thoughts every night before I turn out the lights.

Love you, dude.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 05:01 PM
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33. Seconding Pastiche's suggestion.
n/t
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seventythree Donating Member (904 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 05:52 PM
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38. Oh, brother, here we go again!!!
Andy, do not aggravate yourself -- rest and gain your strength for arduous surgery.

Because I don't wish to aggravate you, my concerns will be PM'd, as they have been. Fellow du'ers, you continue to miss a very important point, and you operate at your, and this board's risk, imo, unless you pick up on that point.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:01 PM
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14. Hi Andy!
:hi:

Hope all goes well!
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:44 PM
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28. Pay no mind to those worthless bastards. It's being dealt with.
trust me.


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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:40 PM
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27. yes, i have seen him. and since he's a dear friend and i trust him, no
i most certainly did not bother to dredge up this weeks utter crap.
i think that would be a really shitty thing to do to a friend who really does not need the stress right now. i know the surgery's on, the prognosis is good, and the wait is wearing on him. that's plenty enough, isn't it?
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:28 PM
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curlyred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:33 PM
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23. Bev, is that you?
just another sock puppet.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:34 PM
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24. Whoo hoo! Let's bring up Bev and her bullshit again!
In a thread about how Andy's health is doing!

:popcorn:
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:34 PM
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25. My lawyer is going to love
seeing that! Thanks.
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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:51 PM
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30. Hang in there, Andy! We're behind you!
Rest up, put all this bullshit behind you, and GET WELL!!!!
:hi:
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 04:40 PM
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26. Unbelievable
What a b*tch. Blame the victim, sounds like major projection.

Not only is she unable to understand a pathology report, she also thinks Andy should sell his home to raise the cash? And I suppose his partner could have quickly raised that $50,000 in a few days by getting a new job?

Perhaps raising that much cash on very short notice is easy for her, not so easy for most people.
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expatriate Donating Member (853 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 05:00 PM
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32. Obviously she hath no notion of the bureaucracy of hospitals.
Or the fact that pancreatic cancer can take various forms and varies from patient to patient.

Nothing like a person who has limited experience speaking as an expert.

(sarcasm on) And sure, yes, sell or mortgage your home for major surgery. You'll be so comfortable recuperating on the street afterward. You could even throw yourself on the mercy of the wonderful Social Services system in the USA, or find a comfy bed in a homeless shelter.(sarcasm off)



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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 05:15 PM
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35. Text of my alert & a few additional remarks.
A one sentence OP.

More attacks on Andy.

Does this thread serve any purpose other than to fester and torment?

Just another attempt to do even more harm to Andy?

Just wondering.

++++++++++++++++
And, after ~ 18 hours, no return of the OP....

Interesting.

Andy, you need to stay away from this crap. Others will handle it. You need to build your strength as much as possible. Please focus on you.

Peace.

www.missionnotaccmplished.us
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 05:26 PM
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36. I'm right there with you UL
I pmailed and altered and altered and pmailed.

Some how, some way, the alerts have to have more meaning.

Andy, you need to rest and ignore the bullshit. Your healing is in your hands and you have to not let anger or frustration or sadness interfere with your healing.

Find comfort in the love of your friends and all those that come to your defense and stand by your side. Ignore the trolls, moles and freepers.

:hug:
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 05:28 PM
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37. Thank You UL
The thread started by Joan reinforces that he does not need any more stress. :thumbsup:
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