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Been scarce, wife has cancer
« on: November 30, 2009, 09:11:48 PM »
I fully planned on spending time here but am now dogged by this thing called breast cancer. My wife has been sick and has a pretty serious issue with it so I have not been able to get in here and post and share. Have been spending days off work at doctors and such. She will have full mastectomy and reconstructive after chemo is over. Funny, we just don't feel that old yet. Both of us are 44 and thought this was for older people.....until now.

A little advice for my friends, have your wife go in every year for a mamogram, no matter what anyone else says.

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Re: Been scarce, wife has cancer
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009, 09:14:43 PM »
I am sad to hear this.  Please know you and your wife are in my prayers.
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Re: Been scarce, wife has cancer
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2009, 09:24:36 PM »
Oh man, I am so sorry to hear this news. My prayers are with you. A close family friend has been battling this for 3 years. Stay strong!

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Re: Been scarce, wife has cancer
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2009, 09:56:31 PM »
Thanks guys. Rep, you look familiar. You from the NB forum?

mtbrewer, thanks. Keeping the faith. I know many go thru this all the time but I really couldn't appreciate it until its my turn to deal with it.

15th is the surgery, University of Michigan hospital has been the epicenter of our life lately. What an awesome place....words can't explain. Its like a city within a city.....with a hotel and everything !!!!

I'll keep you all posted.

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Re: Been scarce, wife has cancer
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2009, 09:57:35 PM »
wow...sorry to hear this news.  Hang in there and know that everyone here will be sending lots of positive energy your way.
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Re: Been scarce, wife has cancer
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2009, 10:05:26 PM »
TimO,

You and your wife will be in our prayers. You both stay strong!

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Re: Been scarce, wife has cancer
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2009, 10:47:22 PM »
Damn. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have been indirectly affected
by this disease. Two of my friends. That is why I wore pink tie at work all
October.

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Re: Been scarce, wife has cancer
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2009, 11:41:59 PM »
Tim,

Best of thoughts for you and your wife in this tough time.  May all the best come to you.

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Re: Been scarce, wife has cancer
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2009, 12:58:19 AM »
Really sorry to hear this Tim. At least she's getting the best treatment. Hang in there.

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Re: Been scarce, wife has cancer
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2009, 05:54:32 AM »
Sorry to hear. Thoughts and prayers with your family.
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Re: Been scarce, wife has cancer
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2009, 06:01:15 AM »
Anything I can do to help Tim?  ANYTHING!!!

My wife had it too, though not nearly to the extent that yours does, so I do have an idea of what you are going through.

Take care of that which is most important,

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Re: Been scarce, wife has cancer
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2009, 07:15:34 AM »
Both of us are 44 and thought this was for older people.....until now.

We're going through the same thing and the wife is 51 so yeah, it really isn't just for old people.  Hers was advanced enough that we're doing chemo first to shrink it then double mastectomy (Jan/Feb) then radiation.  You're in our prayers.
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Re: Been scarce, wife has cancer
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2009, 07:27:17 AM »
sorry to hear that - thoughts and prayers your way, man.

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Re: Been scarce, wife has cancer
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2009, 07:42:19 AM »
I'm sorry to hear the news. Thoughts and prayers for the best.
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Re: Been scarce, wife has cancer
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2009, 08:00:19 AM »
Tim,

Sorry to hear this news. I know all too well how you and your wife must have felt hearing those words at such an early age. I was 39 when I was diagnosed with Lymphoma. Did the chemo and radiation thing and am now approaching 4 years in remission.

Be strong, stay positive and let your faith guide you through this. You, your wife and family are in our thoughts and prayers.
If there is anything you need or anything I can do to help please let me know.

Better days are ahead my friend.

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