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Prayer request for my health please...

Postby Hguols » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:55

I mentioned this in a few other forums I frequent more, and thought I should mention this here as I would really appreciate prayer regarding this.

On December 21st, I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy because of some symptoms I'd been having.
They discovered cancer, a 6cm mass in my large intestine.

A CT scan showed that there were some other masses in my lower abdomen.
I've got a surgery consultation tomorrow, and oncology appointment Wednesday.

I appreciate all prayers.
Thank you,
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Re: Prayer request for my health please...

Postby Mr. Blueberry » Tue Dec 29, 2015 0:43

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Praying

Hope all goes well for you
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Re: Prayer request for my health please...

Postby Hguols » Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:17

Thank you.

Had my surgery consultation today. The plan is 5 weeks of radiation and chemo... 6 weeks of recovery from that, and then surgery end March / early April. I'll need time off work to recover from that, then more chemo....

The doctor said I'll be fighting this for a year.

The idea is that radiation first will shrink the mass to save some of my insides and kill any other dangerous nodes. If they did the surgery now, I'd have to have a poop sack for the rest of my life.

Goal #1 - save my life
Goal #2 - save my insides
Goal #3 - have the least invasive surgery possible.

Please keep me in your prayers.
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Re: Prayer request for my health please...

Postby Brad-K » Tue Dec 29, 2015 19:59

Praying. Sorry you are experiencing this.
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Postby Pirate » Mon Jan 04, 2016 13:54

Praying for you Thomas. Cancer is such a devilish disease!

Have you looked into something like this:
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Re: Prayer request for my health please...

Postby Lysol » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:45

Last year I did a CT scan (it's my job) of a young woman. She had just woken up from her colonoscopy and had been told that they found a suspected tumor and that it was so big that they couldn't pass it (which is why we did the CT scan). She was crying rivers. Almost I did too. She probably thought her life was over.

But what do you know? Met her like a week ago. Happy. And I think they actually had removed the tumor. We just did a chest x ray, looking for metastases. Routine, you know.

What i'm trying to say is: there is always hope. This is not a unique case. We may think cancer kills everyone who gets it, but it's far from the truth these days.

Will pray.
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Postby Hguols » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:18

Thanks guys.

I'm already a few days into my chemo and radiation. I'm very tired today.
My PET scan gave some good news. They were suspecting stage 3 because of the swollen lymph nodes, but the radioactive dye didn't light those up.
Only the mass, intestine walls and surrounding tissues that are showing as cancerous - so, that puts me back at a suspected stage 2.
(suspected because the only way they'd really know is if they opened me up and looked around)

I'm trying to avoid taking a lot of medications, especially ones that interfere with my sobriety.
....surprisingly, what I've found to really help is natural (and notoriously abused), but at very small doses, it arrests quite a few symptoms (including fatigue) and I'm not impaired.
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Re: Prayer request for my health please...

Postby clareabel » Tue Jan 12, 2016 14:07

I'm sorry to hear about this. Praying for you, man.
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Postby atleonar » Sat Jan 16, 2016 0:22

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Re: Prayer request for my health please...

Postby Hguols » Wed Jan 27, 2016 17:32

Thank you again for the prayers guys.

I got a site setup for donations to help with cancer expenses. Kaytlyn (my wife) is going to setup a Facebook page for this as well. We haven't gotten a lot of bills yet, but the ones we have gotten were pretty ridiculous. I wanted to be proactive rather than reactive since surgery will be in a few months...

Any support whether prayers, donations or encouraging words will be vastly appreciated. Thank you,

http://gofund.me/gvtnwt78
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Re: Prayer request for my health please...

Postby BassOvercast » Sun Feb 14, 2016 17:41

Oh, crud. Sorry to hear dude. Will keep you in my prayers for sure.
Keep us updated.
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Re: Prayer request for my health please...

Postby Hguols » Tue Apr 19, 2016 19:12

I've got to do my prep today and then surgery is tomorrow morning. I'm nervous about it, but I think being nervous before surgery is normal.
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Re: Prayer request for my health please...

Postby Brad-K » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:14

I pray to God that it went well, and that you are recovering and healing nicely, and that you have total peace.
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Re: Prayer request for my health please...

Postby Lysol » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:14

Amen!

So how did it go for you?
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Re: Prayer request for my health please...

Postby Hguols » Tue May 10, 2016 17:40

The anticipation for the surgery was worse than the actual surgery itself.
They were able to hook me back up and I now have no known cancer in my body. (all the following tests were negative)

Still, I've had complications with my ostomy, was back in the hospital after being home for a week because of an infection and even taking narcotic pain medication, its the worst pain I've ever felt in my life. I'm ok now, and getting a little better each day, but about a week and a half ago, I was ready to kill myself because I couldn't take it anymore.
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