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Posted: 8/20/2017 7:08:57 PM EDT
I'm sitting in a hotel room in Boston, my ass glued to the toilet seat, cleansing my bowels for my second colon cancer surgery this summer. I lost 14 inches of colon before, now another section is coming out and they are going to burn a spot off my liver. As much as this sucks, there are people on this board fighting a much tougher battle! So let's throw some support the way of all those fighting the battle, and all those who have lost someone to cancer.

When I last met with my surgical team in July, I told them there was no way they get to join my fight unless they showed me their War faces. Let's just say it was comical to see some of the world's best cancer surgeons try their best R Lee Ermey impression!

I'm not going to read this thread until I'm out of recovery tomorrow, and I want to see some great FUCK CANCER WAR FACES!

I'll start with mine. Taken the day after I was diagnosed in April.



Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:10:04 PM EDT
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FUCK CANCER!!!
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:15:08 PM EDT
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Prayers your way, Hiram!


Puppy War Face!!!

Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:16:43 PM EDT
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2nd post nails it.

Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:19:18 PM EDT
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My thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family and friends. Here's to a complete and speedy recovery.

I got no warface yet, but we will see after my Urology appointment Sept. 15th. Elevated PSA numbers at 59, but no real cancer history in the family. Depending on biopsy and diagnosis, you will see a face, just don't know what it will look like.

Get well brother. And soon!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:22:52 PM EDT
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Did you live a boring life and save it all for retirement?  PHUCK CANCER!!!
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:23:51 PM EDT
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Best wishes Hiram'.  My dad beat that shit and you will too!
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:24:18 PM EDT
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Get better soon man.  I'll be thinking of you.  

It's gonna suck but you'll make it.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:24:37 PM EDT
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Lost me mum gramma and pops to fuckcancer

Kick its ass sea bass!!
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Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:27:46 PM EDT
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Best of luck tomorrow. I've been there, done that, got the scar to prove it. I don't envy you in the least.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:36:42 PM EDT
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Not part of the " club" until this point but damnit, hell yeah. 

Kudos good Sir 
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:37:34 PM EDT
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Been there done that.  Who is doing the liver work?  Dr. Clancy at Dana Farber did mine.  The dude is a rocket scientist.  I shouldn't be alive but am because of him and a protege of his who now works in Concord NH.

Good luck.  This stuff sucks but if it's surgically removable it is definitely survivable.  Fuck cancer.  Flip it the bird and go right on living.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:38:12 PM EDT
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Prayers and well wishes sent. I found out today my dad has a 7cm renal mass.  Waiting for his onocology visit for options.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:43:36 PM EDT
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All of you fighting cancer or loved ones fighting it, I'm pulling for you to slay that dragon.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:52:06 PM EDT
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Prayers out for you, brother.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:56:32 PM EDT
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Best wishes man. Fuck cancer.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:56:55 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:59:42 PM EDT
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Best of luck to you and fuckcancer with a rusty railroad spike.  One day they will announce the cure or discover the cures for cancer......
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:02:59 PM EDT
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Best of luck OP. FUCK CANCER!

I'm getting ready for chemo cycle 11 this week. Have a tumor on my panceas. This shit sucks..


Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:08:03 PM EDT
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Let me try to get on my phone to take a pick

I'm a new member of the club.



I'M GOING TO KICK THIS CANCER'S ASS
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:10:08 PM EDT
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My cancer war face looks a lot like my sex face and, believe me, I don't want to make your night any worse than it already is!

But seriously, good luck and Godspeed brother.

Prayers for you and yours!
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:24:23 PM EDT
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As a man sitting in his parents house ,waiting for the last stage of pancreatic cancer to take my mother I say,,,, FIGHT! Don't give in! Never give up! Don't let it win it takes too many good people. This goes for the OP and everyone else in this thread fighting this evil terrible disease. I would stand between my mother and the hounds of hell  to protect her. I have never felt so helpless
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:42:08 PM EDT
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Praying for you brother.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:46:38 PM EDT
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Praying for a good outcome and total recovery.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:59:01 PM EDT
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This was my bride's face of a cancer fighter. Stayed positive. She never gave in. Good days, bad days, she had the faith and confidence to fight on. I'm sure it was a big part of her recovery. She's just as cute and mean as ever...

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Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:12:23 PM EDT
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My thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family and friends. Here's to a complete and speedy recovery.

I got no warface yet, but we will see after my Urology appointment Sept. 15th. Elevated PSA numbers at 59, but no real cancer history in the family. Depending on biopsy and diagnosis, you will see a face, just don't know what it will look like.

Get well brother. And soon!!!!!
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Had mine removed in Oct of 2016. PSA blood tests since then have been 0.00. Like you, I have no history of Prostate cancer in the family. I had robo surgery and everything worked out well. Hang in there. Things will go well.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:19:40 PM EDT
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Stay strong! Prayers sent!

And

FUCK YOU CANCER, I HOPE YOU GET CANCER CANCER!
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:26:11 PM EDT
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A speedy recovery.

A BIL was just diagnosed Friday with colon cancer.  
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:29:29 PM EDT
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My dad was diagnosed last week with Multiple Myleioma .

Fortunately it is low risk ML but he has some other issues and didn't need this bowling ball thrown into his Jenga tower like medical balance
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:32:45 PM EDT
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Kick that ass cancer's ass HiramRanger


Fuck Cancer!
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:32:47 PM EDT
[#30]
It's the same face every morning.  Lost a kidney to clear cell cancer in 2000 and proton therapy for prostate in 2013.  Glad to be alive.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:33:09 PM EDT
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Will say a prayer for you man.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:36:47 PM EDT
[#32]
Sorry no war face. I lost all of my colon back when I was 14. Selfies weren't around then.

Best of luck to you brother. Email me if you have issues
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:43:32 PM EDT
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Thanks for posting, it reminds all of us how important good health is.
I wish you well in your fight.
(personally for me, I help fight cancer by donating platelets at the City of Hope, Durate, CA people who need bone morrow transplants.)
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:44:30 PM EDT
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Let'm have it! Best wishes
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:52:26 PM EDT
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All the best in your fight.Your in one of the best places in the world to battle this.
Found a  lump in my left nut 5 years ago. Large B cell lymphoma.
Just did whatever the Cancer docs told me to do. 4 1/2 years out since chemo ended. All good so far.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:22:50 AM EDT
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I wish you the best.
This week I have to go in for surgical removal of some tissue near the brain, in the sinuses.  I hope the biopsy is good.
Earlier this year, they took out a tumor up there, and after radiation and some chemo., things were sort of getting back to normal.
I don't want to go through this nonsense again.  Of course, PET scan showed some abnormalities in the prostate, so they want me to see a urologist.  I hope for nothing more than enlargement of the gland.
BTW, my bill so far this year, about $800,000 and counting.  My insurance co., can't be happy.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 5:21:24 PM EDT
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Well done fish, well done
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 5:25:12 PM EDT
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You win this week. Fantastic job.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 5:28:31 PM EDT
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We have a winner!  Awesome show of support.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 5:32:01 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 12:46:37 AM EDT
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That's how you do it!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 12:48:42 AM EDT
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Well the colon resection went perfectly, no need for a bag.

The liver surgery was aborted because the masses were larger that the doctor expected and one was too close to an artery to safely ablate it laparoscopically. So I'll need another surgery where the actually open me up.

Thanks for all the support my friends!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 1:01:26 AM EDT
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Glad you are posting tonight.  Get well soon!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:28:01 AM EDT
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Rough night, a couple of 20-30 minute car naps between nurses waking me up for whatever, and my roommates snoring. They just gave me 10mg of Oxy, waiting for it to kick in. Did a lap around the floor this morning, and hoping I can get some solid food today. I haven't been eaten solids since Saturday night, and that was just chicken noodle soup.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:32:11 AM EDT
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are they going to try chemo to shrink the mass before taking it out?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:39:52 AM EDT
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Praying for you....
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:50:18 AM EDT
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Good question. I was wondering that as well. We meet with the surgeon tomorrow.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:10:10 AM EDT
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FUCK CANCER!!!

AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!!!

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That's my Shrek impersonation.

Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:27:58 AM EDT
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Damn man, That's just awesome! In the office no less! 
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