F*** You, Cancer! Catch all

I am deeply sorry, Wizard. I really hope you all can get through this and emerge on the other side with a great future ahead of you.

Bruce wrote:

Having a sonographer say "that's definitely not a tumor" is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me on my birthday.

A late reply, but congratulations! I am glad you had such monumentally good birthday news.

That sucks WizardM0de. I'll be transmitting any good karma I've stored up your way. Good luck with your son.

f*ck cancer.

WizardM0de, what a marathon. Your son sounds like an amazing kid! Sending lots of love and strength your way.

Thanks for the thoughts all - early tomorrow AM we get to the hospital to hit the reset button and set the clock to T-minus 3 years and counting again. Scared but hopeful, and riding in with tons of support!

I'm also sending love and strength your way WizardM0de.

How can it be that our children are less afraid than we are of the real monsters which try to take them away? There's some logic to that, but living the reality of it has kept me up so many nights. Making a life together in the midst of it is incredibly tough work even though it's a labor of love. I'm with you in spirit over the coming years as you go through this, WM. You and your family won't be forgotten.

End of Day 4...seems like we’ve been here two weeks already. He’s amazing and brave and awesome. The meds he’s on are vile and putrid and disgusting and amazing and awesome. It’s weird seeing your son piss toxic blue sludge, but you just shrug and hope it’s working. Video games, board games, books, and legos are all magic, full stop.

Still no word from his bone marrow aspiration so still not completely sure about what he’s up against, but the rest of his body’s primed and ready for war, so we got that going for us.

The one spot of cancer in my liver (according to my most recent PET scan) now appears to be eight spots in various places in my body (two in the liver, three in various muscles in my head, three in the mesentery lining), despite being on chemo since October. Current plan is to maintain existing chemo regimen, get a CT scan in a month to confirm and go from there. Some alternative therapies are still available but, this takes me off the liver transplant list, which means there's no permanent solution.

f*cking cancer.

Sorry to hear that, Bighoppa.

sh*t, that sucks.

WizardM0de wrote:

End of Day 4...seems like we’ve been here two weeks already. He’s amazing and brave and awesome. The meds he’s on are vile and putrid and disgusting and amazing and awesome. It’s weird seeing your son piss toxic blue sludge, but you just shrug and hope it’s working. Video games, board games, books, and legos are all magic, full stop.

Still no word from his bone marrow aspiration so still not completely sure about what he’s up against, but the rest of his body’s primed and ready for war, so we got that going for us.

I wish him the best of luck. I hope you all have good tidings ahead.

bighoppa wrote:

The one spot of cancer in my liver (according to my most recent PET scan) now appears to be eight spots in various places in my body (two in the liver, three in various muscles in my head, three in the mesentery lining), despite being on chemo since October. Current plan is to maintain existing chemo regimen, get a CT scan in a month to confirm and go from there. Some alternative therapies are still available but, this takes me off the liver transplant list, which means there's no permanent solution.

f*cking cancer.

I'm deeply sorry, bighoppa. I hope whatever treatment you have going forward can take of the cancer. Keep us updated, if you can and are willing.

Ugh, bighoppa I’m so sorry to hear that. You have been kicking butt for quite a while, hopefully they can turn the tide again.

f*ck cancer indeed. Stay strong bighoppa.

Wishing for a change from this for you bighoppa. As Docjoe says, hopefully they can turn the tide again.

I thought it was appropriate to post this here in recognition of someone taken by cancer but more as an example of someone who clearly took the F*** Cancer concept to heart. I think she's worthy of us knowing more about her.

https://deadspin.com/gabriele-grunew...

From the article:

"Despite her diagnosis, Grunewald competed professionally in the middle distances at the highest level for six years after she graduated college in 2010, winning a national championship and nearly making the Olympics."

She was an absolutely amazing person and a tragic loss. F cancer indeed.

Incredible