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Offline weazletoe

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Checking in
« on: June 26, 2020, 02:52:09 AM »
 I'm still around. Not much but still pop in every now and again. Was off work for over 2 months and got called back May 18. We meet with the oncologist yesterday.  She said the chemo is slowing the progression so that's a good thing. But the chemo only works for so long. It will be a year in November she started it. Dr said based off that she probably has until about this time next year. So, going to do our best to make the best of our last summer together.
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Re: Checking in
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2020, 02:10:53 PM »
Good to hear from you, Barry.  Hang in there.
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Re: Checking in
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 01:47:49 AM »
I am so sorry to hear that. Make the best if it.
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Offline MattyAHA

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Re: Checking in
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 04:46:15 PM »
I'm really sorry to hear this, my prayers are going out to you and your family
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Re: Checking in
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 12:01:31 PM »
That is a very sad situation indeed.  How awful it is that your lasting time together is being hampered by so many social restrictions.  I don’t know you and never met you, but I will pray for you.
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Re: Checking in
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 01:09:53 PM »
Terrible news. Be strong Barry.
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Re: Checking in
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2020, 06:23:05 PM »
Wishing the best for you, Barry.

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Re: Checking in
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2020, 11:04:48 PM »
Wishing you the best, make the most of the time you all have

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Re: Checking in
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2020, 09:50:37 AM »
I'm still around. Not much but still pop in every now and again. Was off work for over 2 months and got called back May 18. We meet with the oncologist yesterday.  She said the chemo is slowing the progression so that's a good thing. But the chemo only works for so long. It will be a year in November she started it. Dr said based off that she probably has until about this time next year. So, going to do our best to make the best of our last summer together.

Sites that may be of interest, consider second opinion if not already saught.

https://www.healingwell.com

https://www.mdanderson.org/about-md-anderson/our-locations/md-anderson-at-cooper.html

https://www.mdanderson.org/

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/clinical-trials/search
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Re: Checking in
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2020, 06:12:33 PM »
    Though I would drop in and update. We found a Dr in Agusta, GA that is willing to do a stem cell transplant. Said he would only do it if he found a Perfect 100% match. It's not unheard of but very rare to get one of 100%. They called two days ago and said they found multiple, and several that were even better than 100% We're very excited that she may have a chance now. Probably in November we wil head down there. She will be in the hospital 3 months before we can come home. It's gonna be a long three months. They give her a 30% survival rate. But being as without a transplant she has a 100% mortality rate, we'll take it. If she does not make it, she will just be gone now as to next year. If you're going to go down, go down swinging! She's tough, stubborn and a fighter. She's got this. I know it!!!
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Re: Checking in
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2020, 06:16:26 PM »
Good on ya, Barry!  You both are in my thoughts.
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Re: Checking in
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2020, 07:04:39 PM »
That's great news Barry!
I hope it goes well and her outcomes are exceptional!

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Re: Checking in
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2020, 12:21:13 PM »
I know of a couple people who have survived that cancer. She can survive also. Just saying

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Re: Checking in
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2020, 01:28:12 PM »
And I know someone whose "terminal" problem was solved by stem cells. 
Good Luck!
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