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Old 12-11-2008, 06:52 AM   #41
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My mom survived cancer - still kicking after 20+ years (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.) She went to M.D. Anderson....

It is a rough battle. As they hooked up the chemo to her aortic catheter, my mom said, "TAKE THAT, YOU G#@ D@#N CANCER CELLS!!!" That was the attitude she maintained throughout the process. After she was released as a patient, her Dr. said, "You had a 2% chance for survival of over 2 years past diagnosis."

I'll give Bob a nod next workout!

Great story! That's very encouraging...and thanks for thinking of my dad.
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:32 AM   #42
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Theresa,
your dad's name found it's way on to my hand for this mornings 'Nasty Girls' WoD.

My wife is one treatment away from finishing her second course of chemo and it's going really well. I think cleaning up her diet and 9+ hours of sleep have helped her a lot this round compared to the last time when she didn't really change her habits.

All the to you and your dad.
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:39 AM   #43
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Theresa,
your dad's name found it's way on to my hand for this mornings 'Nasty Girls' WoD.

My wife is one treatment away from finishing her second course of chemo and it's going really well. I think cleaning up her diet and 9+ hours of sleep have helped her a lot this round compared to the last time when she didn't really change her habits.

All the to you and your dad.
Thanks, Joe. I'm not sure my dad will understand this form of support, but I sure do. Blessings to your wife...what's her name?
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:49 AM   #44
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Thanks, Joe. I'm not sure my dad will understand this form of support, but I sure do. Blessings to your wife...what's her name?
Not to be blasphemous or anything, but I think of it as a sort of physical prayer/meditation. I can't explain it but I know what I feel, and it feels like prayer.
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:29 AM   #45
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Thanks, Joe. I'm not sure my dad will understand this form of support, but I sure do. Blessings to your wife...what's her name?
Her name is Bev (Beverley) and thank you very much.
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Not to be blasphemous or anything, but I think of it as a sort of physical prayer/meditation. I can't explain it but I know what I feel, and it feels like prayer.
I just told my mom about this, and she started to cry. I don't think what you said is blasphemous at all.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:42 AM   #47
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I just told my mom about this, and she started to cry. I don't think what you said is blasphemous at all.
I am not a religious person. Lightening woud be involved if I set foot in a church but I have great respect for people who talk the talk and walk the walk. My mother in law was religious and the most wonderful person ever. She battled non Hodgkin's lymphoma for 6 years. She lasted one year longer than expected. One of the things that keep her alive I firmly believe is the prayer circle at her church.
Writing a name on your hand is the perfect alternative for people like me. Would I assume it will "work" ? absolutely no doubt in my mind the positive energy will help the sick.

I have dedicated the next few months of my life to train to do a triathlon in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. I know times are tough but if everybody that read this shot me your coffee/fast food/snack money for a couple months (see my fund raising page for an explanation of this) - I'd be successful. I am not doing so well with the fund raising right now but it will work out in the end.
And to the Crossfitters that have given me money many thanks. I don't want one more kid to lose their grandparent too soon like mine did...

And to those of you that are sick or whose loved ones are sick - their/your names are on my hand everytime I work out.


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Theresa and Joe.

I ran 5k for Bob and Bev(WFS) today. I know from watching my mom go through the battle with cancer the tough roads you face/have faced. Keep humor - it helped my mom.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:59 PM   #49
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We found out he cancer hasn't spread, the doctor can shrink it and remove it, and he said that he could actually be cured. He had his first treatment last week and is fatigued and dizzy at times, but all things considered, I think he's doing remarkably well. I will take him to his first radiation treatment tomorrow.

Thanks to all for the support and light.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:23 PM   #50
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That's great news Theresa!

Stay up!
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