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2017 not ending so well....

Postby Rockin' Doc » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:42 pm

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Yesterday morning, I learned that I have a melanoma on my left upper arm. Now I just have to hope that upcoming tests do not find that the cancer has metastazized elsewhere within my body.

Then this morning, we learned that my father in law passed away last night. My wife's youngest brother found him when he stopped to check on their father on his way to work. We are packed and awaiting the arrival of my son, so we can head up to WV to arrange my father in law's funeral. This will be the second Christmas, in the past 5, that our family has spent in a Charleston, WV hotel due to the passing of fathers. Really puts a damper on one's Christmas spirit.
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Postby d'Kong76 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:15 pm

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Sorry to hear, RD... hopefully they caught it early and that it's a speedy removal of what
needs to go and that's that. Keep us posted on your progress.

Condolences to you, your wife and family this holiday season.

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Postby Edgy MD » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:32 pm

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Very sorry to hear about the twin blows. Be sure to reach out to folks when you need it.
I'll be your patron saint of heartbreak.

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Postby 41Forever » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:29 pm

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Doc, very sorry to hear about these. Praying for a recovery for you and for strength and peace for your family.

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Postby Ashie62 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:41 pm

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Condolences RD, that's hard. I have lost Thanksgiving and New Years day with immediate family.

I know what you are going through and am praying for you.

85% beat Cancer if caught in time. You will be well.
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Postby cooby » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:43 pm

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Praying for you, dear friend.

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Postby Mets Willets Point » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:04 pm

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Oh no!
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Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:33 pm

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Sorry to hear, Doc. Best wishes from the Buckets
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Postby Fman99 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:07 pm

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Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, RD.
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Postby Centerfield » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:01 am

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Hang in there Doc.

Sorry about your loss. But I have faith you Wil be fine.

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Postby LeiterWagnerFasterStrongr » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:23 am

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Criminy. Stay strong, bud.
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Postby Benjamin Grimm » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:41 am

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I'm so sorry to hear this. Wishing you all the best.

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Postby MFS62 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:33 am

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Stay strong. We'll be thinking of you.

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Postby DocTee » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:03 pm

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So sorry for your pain and your loss.

My holiday season is equally depressing. Was rushed to the ER the night before Thanksgiving with bleeding ulcers and admitted for anemia. I even needed a transfusion, which I'm told is rare for someone my age/health.

Having surgery this week to alleviate stomach torsion that has caused the pain, and the bleeding. Three weeks of baby food to start the new year should assist with my annual resolution to lose weight.

May 2018 bring us all peace and health.

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Postby Edgy MD » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:38 pm

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Hang in there DT. We can't have all of our Docs laid low. Best of new years and the best of health to all.
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Postby Lefty Specialist » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:14 am

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Sorry to hear and hope 2018 is better for all.....
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Postby SteveJRogers » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:04 am

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Good luck with treatments and RIP to RD’s Father in Law

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Postby d'Kong76 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:13 am

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Best to you D Tee, 2018 is going to be so much better than '17!

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Postby Chad Ochoseis » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:21 pm

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Sorry to hear it, Docs. Keep us posted...
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Postby smg58 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:15 pm

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Very sorry to hear, hoping for nothing but the best.

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Postby TransMonk » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:08 pm

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Sorry to hear...I'm thinking of you and your family and wishing you the best.
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Postby DocTee » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:34 pm

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Had my surgery last week-- procedure went well and I am home on the road to recovery.

This was essentially the same as a gastric bypass, so my swollen stomach cannot accept any "real food" until the healing happens-- baby food and a pureed diet for two-three weeks. I'm simultaneously hungry and full: its crazy, but getting old, fast. My relative youth and relative health should speed that process, and it will be a relief not to suffer from the insane symptoms I had for years, but man what I'd do for a meatball sub right about now.

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Postby Centerfield » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:09 pm

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Get well soon DocTee.

RD you remain in our thoughts as 2017 comes to a close.

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Postby Ashie62 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:45 pm

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Broke my Metacarpel hand bone due to a frustrating night of caretaking for my mom.

Today 12/31/2017 4:07 p.m. is the second anniversary of Ashie1' passing. Coming to turns with it.

Truly a New Years Eve to remember..

Hang in Doctee, it [i]does/i]D get better!

Happy New Year to all CPF'ers & their families.

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Postby G-Fafif » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:17 pm

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Better years for everybody ahead. That's an insistence.
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