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Posted: 3/14/2001 6:59:57 PM EDT
Today at 4:30 pm at st louis university hospital
by Dr selhurst that my wife has bone cancer in the very last disk in her spine. she's been fighting the cancer in her body sence 1994 after the birth of or son christopher it was
only cervical cancer at first and it was surgically remove but came back in 95. at that
point radiation was done. has complacations after the radiation treatments. the left side groan muscle was damaged by the radiation shes been off work alot because of this. at one point
i had to sell a lot of stuff to pay bills. I really wanted to get in on the group purchase but now i know i will not be able to. i'll most likely have to sell the one ar i have now and a few other things. even a car to servive this one
There is nothing i can do for my wife now but to
hold her hand and comfort her to the end.
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 7:11:47 PM EDT
Prayers on the way for your wife, you and your family.

Please don't give up hope. Miracles do happen.
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 7:16:17 PM EDT
I am very very sorry.

I have had a couple of friends who lost the battle of cancer and it is not easy to those who loves them.

It takes a lot of courage, support and most of all prayers to help you through this time in your life.

I know that if any of my immediate family ever have this sickness, my heart would surely be broken.

We may not know each other but I will keep you, your wife and your whole family in my prayers.

please if you should need someone to talk to, email me.

Link Posted: 3/14/2001 7:20:42 PM EDT

I am so sorry to hear about your wife's illness. I know how difficult it must be for all of you. I also know how difficult it must have been for you to make that post.

When I read the news I immediately said a prayer for you and your family. If you want, e-mail me her name, or post it here and I'll put her on a prayer list by name.

I'm sure that her illness has touched the hearts of all on this board. People don't always know what to say at times like this, so it will probably be hard for them to answer you. That doesn't mean they don't care.

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Link Posted: 3/14/2001 7:24:50 PM EDT
Isn't there something that can be done? It may be too soon to give up all hope.

Stuff like this makes things seem so unimportant and so important all at the same time.

I don't know your situation but be strong, explore your options, and stay strong (try to eat & sleep properly).
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 7:37:57 PM EDT
I'm sorry about the new's, my prayer's to your wife and family.

I have cancer also (a form of Lukemia). The doctor's had told me that I would not make it and it looked very bad. That was 5 years ago!

At first I was treated with Chemotherapy and the last time it returned, my treatment was based on (now git this y'all, big words coming) "Monoclonal Nuclaic Anti-body Therapy".

New treaments are coming out all the time. Don't give up Hope!

Feel free to e-mail me if you want to.
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 7:47:45 PM EDT
I'm also very sorry for your wife, your son, you, and the rest of your family.  Please know my prayers are for you all.  The good Lord never burdens us with more than we can bear!  Keep faith and hope!  Now is the time for you(And the rest of us) to do the things with your family that you have been putting off for a better time.  Love each other and be strong for each other.  Be proactive and fight this disease, because God helps those who help themselves, and a winning attitude is just that.

Keep us imformed, and use us as the place to vent your frustrations.  After all, thats what friends are for.  God Bless.

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 7:55:51 PM EDT
My sincerest concerns and prayers are with both you and your family.

Don't give up hope, there are various Chemo mixtures that are tailored for specific cancers.  Also find the leading specialist or hospital for advice, that can be conveyed to your hospital.
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 8:03:46 PM EDT
My heart goes out to you and your wife.  I know that it feels like you have been beaten senseless.  Try to keep a positive attitude no matter what the outcome as it will keep your spirits higher.  Don't be afraid to try natural/alternative approaches to fighting the cancer. If nothing else they can give you hope when no doctor's may. And don't forget that Doctor's can only give you their best guess at what outcome will eventually take place. They only know statistics, not how your wifes willpower and determination can beat this stuff. I don't want to give you false hope but I believe attitude is the biggest part of the battle.  I will pray for you. God Bless.
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 8:22:24 PM EDT
all your replys makes me feel so strong. knowing that caring people like all of you that don't know me and my wife. come into are hearts
and help us though this time of need or there when you really need someone. i'm glad to know
a group of people like you all. we've been taking it one day at a time. just hoping for some good news. my wifes name is Imelda N Thurman and she's from the philippines and she lost her father last year and wasn't able to go home for his funeral. she thought she'd be able this march but she isn't able this time either.
she hasn't been able to go home sence 1995 and that was cut short cause my father past. and she had to come back here for my fathers funeral. she has been delt a pretty bad hand lately. and where sure hope it turns around soon.
           Thanks you all
          your all the best
          Jerry & Imelda Thurman
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 9:37:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 10:09:15 PM EDT
I am truly sorry about the wife.  My son had cancer and it was the worst thing I have ever lived through, Still get really bummed to this day.  He would be 13 now and ready to go shooting full time.  Keep the faith and good luck.
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 10:12:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 4:03:37 AM EDT
Jerry...we will pray for you and Imelda...I will also pass along prayer request to others. I urge you to look into possible treatment at MD Anderson which I believe is in Houston, TX. If your current doctor will not refer you...find one that will. Most major airlines will give a discount rate to go there. Anderson gave our neighbor an extra 20 years when local doctors said nothing could be done. They are a research center.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 4:54:03 AM EDT

Jerry, Imelda and Christopher Thurman are on my prayer list. I see from your post you're in Missouri. Anywhere near Joplin?

Please keep us posted.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 4:59:52 AM EDT
Words could never express the sorrow that I feel for your situation, bro. I hope she recovers 100%. Best of luck.

Link Posted: 3/15/2001 4:59:55 AM EDT
i said a little prayer for your wife and family as well. i wish there was something more all of us can do as a group. stay strong brother.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 5:19:53 AM EDT
Your in our prayers.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 5:23:32 AM EDT
My wife and I will pray for you, your wife and your family. I recently lost my father to cancer and know how difficult it is. God Bless.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 5:49:56 AM EDT
I know there is nothing any of us can say to make you feel better.  I'll keep you both in my prayers.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 5:54:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 6:49:03 AM EDT
I am very, very sorry so hear about your wife’s illness. I want you to know that my best hopes and prayers will be with you and your family. I have lost both of my parents to cancer within the last five years, and I am 29. Please don’t give up hope, no matter what.
Best wishes always,

Link Posted: 3/15/2001 6:49:39 AM EDT
You both have my prayers as well.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 6:54:23 AM EDT
Very sorry for all you guys with problems way larger than mine.
Die-Hard I held my Dads hand as he took his last breath not too long ago. Prostate Cancer.
I can only hope and pray for your familly.
If you need some help with cash, feel free to e-mail me. I dont have much, but the offer is valid. Dont let pride keep you from reaching out and asking. I already offered it. It maybe a small amount but I know every little bit counts.
I`ll mention this to my mother, she is in  a prayer network that has seen some real results.
Very tough.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 6:54:23 AM EDT
I admire your strength and devotion to your family.

I had a similar experience recently and it is so tough. Don't give up hope and may god be with you and yours.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 6:58:40 AM EDT

My best thoughts and wishes are with you and your family.
Best regards-
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 7:21:49 AM EDT
Die-Hard, I know the agony you and your family are enduring. I lost my mother to a partictularly malignant brain tumor 20 yrs. ago this June 7th. Mom fought with all her might and submitted to experimental chemo. treatments as the surgery was only partially successful. She held on for 18 months longer then any of the docs. gave her. A large part of beating cancer is attitude and PRAYER. You can beat it or it can beat you. Believe me friend, your wife is most definitly in my prayers. The Lord will comfort you if you ask.

Link Posted: 3/15/2001 7:25:48 AM EDT
was watching the tv last night and saw something on the evening news about a new cancer treatment on NBC nightly news.  who knows this may be the one head over to their web site and i am sure you can figure out what it is and explore its value.  you are in my thoughts and dont ever stop the fight
found that web site for you:http://www.msnbc.com/news/544273.asp#BODY
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 7:45:18 AM EDT
whew! man what can I say these posting  have  really touched my  heart and  saddened  me , may prayers are with all of  you  yhat have experianced this sickness  and pain  , i could  not imagine loosing a son wife or parents like that , i took my son shooting yesterday  and we  had  a great  time he is 16 and we  hikes and  shot  my ar10 and ar15 been shootting like that since  he  could  hold  a  gun couldnt imagine  life without  my boy ! and if it was a wife or parent im sure  it would be the same
sad to think of  those who have lost loved ones i have been fortunate  and have only had to  see my grand fathers  go after  long lives   but to let  go of young adults  or children must be very hard ,  my prayers are with those of you,    JEFF..

Link Posted: 3/15/2001 7:53:45 AM EDT

I'm very sorry to hear about your wife's illness.  My heart goes out to you and you family and you'll all be in my prayers.  Please don't give up hope, one of my good friend's mother has bone cancer and has had it for a few years.  The doctors keep "writing her off" but she's still going strong today.  

God bless you and your loved ones.

Link Posted: 3/15/2001 8:05:11 AM EDT
I can feel this, man.

Last April, my wife (33 years old) was diagnosed with cancer. fortunately, it was a mostly curable form of lymphoma. right now she's in remission, thank God in heaven.

I'm sure your head is probably spinning right now. for me personally, I can tell you it was my faith in God and His Son Jesus Christ that kept me sane. We all have to make our own decisions about what we believe about God, why He allows these things, and such. I'll leave it at this - if you have questions in that arena, or just need to spout, I'm here.

Often in my life I've felt like I was born at the wrong time. I' ve felt I was born to be involved in something great, some great cause, some heroic action. NOT that I would be the hero, but that I would be involved in something bigger than myself. The Normandy invasion has often come to mind, as I enjoy studying the history and heroics of that fateful day.

But I came to this conclusion - while I may never charge the beaches, or throw the winning touchdown pass, or be awarded a gold medal, I was gonna be my wifes hero. I was gonna be there for her, carry her thru, no matter the outcome, be who and  what she needs, and sacrifice myself for something greater, her peace and comfort, to the extent that I could.

this is your chance to be a hero. We at AR15.com all know you can do it. Suffering is a human condition. feel free to use us all as a resource.

You'll both be in our thoughts, and prayers.

Mark K.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 8:27:19 AM EDT
Die Hard,
What you are dealing with is the hardest thing to do. I lost my friend of 12 years to brain cancer last Nov. Unfortunately these thing happen and we have no control over this. God does not do this to us but he does let these things happen. Being he is in control of the universe everything has to conform to his will. The God of Abraham,Isac and jacob loves you,your wife and all the people of this world beyond our comprehension. He loves us so much he humbled himself to take the form of a man and die on the cross for all mankind. So I say as a christian gunner, read your wife the gospel of John and while you are reading this ask the Lord Jesus to fill you with his peace and give you strength to get through this. May the Lord bless you and your household and may your wife get well in Jesus name I pray. Lougotzz
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 8:33:09 AM EDT
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.......
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 8:34:58 AM EDT
My wife, my children and I will pray for your family.
Make the time with your family count.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 8:55:18 AM EDT
Sorry to hear of these problems.  May God bless your wife & you and give you strength.   It is easy to say, but keep the faith and don't give up!
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 8:56:11 AM EDT
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  I said a short prayer that you and your family have God's strength, courage and comfort.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 9:47:42 AM EDT
Life is so precious and yet most of us take it like a grain of salt.
Love your wife and be her crutch. I pray in the name of Jesus to guide you and your wife , to give you the tools to overcome this. My deepist sympothy
May god bless
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 10:05:55 AM EDT
Die-hard, I kinda misted up reading your news. My sister passed away Jan. 28 from a malignant Glieoma(sp?)(virulant braincancer) diagnosed this past Oct. I don't pray much guy, but I will be for you, your wife and son. My sisters kiddos are pretty much grown, and I don't believe she fought it as much as possible, but she "didn't want to hurt". As stated above, attitude is important, and miracles do happen. Hold her tight and let her know whatever happens, you love her and will be with her. Also, check for information on "Gamma Knife" rad. and proton rad. treatment on the web. ed
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 10:31:56 AM EDT
Die-Hard, your wife and your family will be in my prayers.  I am so sorry.  Words can't express what I'm feeling.  My grandmother had bone cancer so I know what you are going through.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 10:34:07 AM EDT
May the Love of God bless, comfort and strengthen your family!
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 10:36:52 AM EDT
I just said a prayer for your wife and yourself. Be strong, have faith, and pray.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 10:46:39 AM EDT
diehard, all i can say is that i agree with a lot of the posts here and you are in my prayers. GOD doesn't put anything on you you cannot handle.  with his wisdom you can understand it, when he's ready for you to.  remember, we are all on GOD's schedule, not ours.  all we can do is try to live as Jesus told us to in the Bible and have faith in it,especially where it says that all will be revealed to us in  time.  GOD bless.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 10:51:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 11:04:56 AM EDT
Die-Hard, I've been trying to avoid this topic, but I guess it's time for me to say a little something.  A year ago this month my Grandfather passed after a battle with cancer, this is the man that taught me to fish, and hunt.  He taught me about some of the things that I enjoy most in life, and it was very hard to lose him.  I pray you and your wife will have a change of luck for the better.  God Bless.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 11:24:57 AM EDT
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 12:34:15 PM EDT
My thoughts and prayers are with you as well.  I pray that you and your wife have as much quality time together as possible.  I think that the most important thing that you can do is to be there for her, and I admire you for that.  I also pray that she is comfortable and is receiving the best medical care possible.  

For me, this is one of the toughest things that I have encountered in medicine.  I often wonder why such bad things have to happen to such good people.  I don't know that there is any answer, except to know that God has a plan for each of us, and that in the end it will all work out.  

I'm sure the same goes for the rest of the folks on the board, but if there is anything I can do to help, let me know.

Link Posted: 3/15/2001 12:54:26 PM EDT
Very very sorry to hear about your wife.
All our prayers are with you and your familly.

My mother died of cancer 7 yaers ago and I still can't imagine how you feel.  

my best wishes.

Link Posted: 3/15/2001 1:39:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 2:07:15 PM EDT
Die Hard, though my body is 10 000 miles away my thoughts are with you. I am so sorry reading about Imelda´s illness. Don´t give up hope. There´s always light on the end of a tunnel.

Link Posted: 3/15/2001 2:12:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/15/2001 3:46:37 PM EDT
DIEHARD-I have said a prayer for you and your wife. After setting here reading all of these
posts half teary eyed it says something. Many
anti-gun Americans throw us all into one pile
of pyscho killers(for lack of a better term).
Anyone reading these posts would have to be
touched by how much a  bunch of people from all
over the country with a common interest can care
about someone they have never met in person.
   We are not as cold blooded as made out to
be. GOD bless your whole family and give you
strength. Dennis.
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