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Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by FKAGobucks877, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    I found out yesterday that my father has been diagnosed with colon cancer. I don't know any more details yet, and won't until we get the results of his tests that he is taking today, tomorrow, and Thursday. Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday (week from today), and apparently will go forward regardless of what the tests show, but I'm curious if any of you have any personal experience or knowledge of colon cancer in particular. I guess I'm somewhat of a cancer expert now, as a lot of you know, but that was different. Any insight would be helpful...I'm looking around some on the internet, but figured some of you here have probably known someone to deal with this before. I appreciate it.
  2. Golferdow01

    Golferdow01 East-Coast Living

    I'm very sorry to hear that FKA...:(

    I don't know a lot about Colon cancer but my grandfather had it about 15 years ago and is still living a healthy life right now. I know it really slowed him down for a year or so but he made a full recovery. I hope things go as well for your father and I'll keep him in my prayers. Best of luck FKA :)
  3. Pheasant

    Pheasant This space for rent.

    My mom was diagnosed with colon cancer early last year. Her surgery went , according to the surgeon, as well as it could have. She was in the hospital for about a week after, and when she came home she was doing pretty well. Lots of trips to the bathroom, though. She had chemotherapy for a couple months, but it wasn't a very tough regimen. She actually drove herself to the doctor (which was about 20 miles away) a couple times, and was only sick for 2 days the entire time. I'm not sure if that is par for the colon cancer course, her doctor said it was a new program and most of her patients didn't suffer many ill effects. After the initial course of chemo she was declared cancer free, which is an extremely relieving feeling.
    I hope everything goes well with your father, keep us posted.
  4. CCI

    CCI Metal Rules

    Sorry to hear that F.K.A. hang in there you and your dad it will all be o.k.

    prayers are with ya
  5. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    Sorry to hear that FKA. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  6. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    FKA -

    If they caught it soon enough, I'm sure your father will do just fine. We will all keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
  7. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    Sorry to hear the news FKA. My prayers are with him and your family. Unfortunately, I have no wisdom to share on colon cancer or its effects or treatments.

    Good luck to all of you. God Bless.

    Any chance Jim Tressel has baptized him yet?
  8. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    FKA - My Mom has been battling ovarian cancer since 2001. She's recently developed Luekemia as well owing to the chemo. She's going to be dead within a year, max, and probably sooner. It sucks, and I feel for you man.

    I fucking hate cancer. It's the worst most fucked up illness in the world, far as I'm concerned. It doesn't just kill it's victim, it fucks with everyone close to the situation. It takes everything you have. And I mean everything. I hate to be so blunt about it, but I fucking hate this disease.

    I am hopeful they caught your dad's early, as the earlier it' caught the better the prospects for recovery. They didn't catch my Mom's till she was Stage 3 (of 4) and by then, other body systems (Lymph) had been affected. Fortunately she's got a great attitude, and - as it turns out - is a much stronger person than I would have ever given her credit for.

    I'll keep you in my thoughts, and if you ever have any questions for me about dealing with this , feel free to PM. There is some good news, I guess. My mom lost both of her parents quickly, in sudden deaths (Car accident and heart attack). She and I at least get a chance to say goodbye. That makes her happy, which makes me happy. I hope you use this to bring yourself even closer to your family. You're going to need eachother.
  9. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    My Brother In Law had colon cancer two years ago. They did some surgery and followed with Chemo. He is in remission now and doing fine. As with any cancer the issues is how quick they caught it and what grade of cell, and I also beleive there are different specific types of Colon cancer as well.

    Here is hoping your Dad's is early and low grade.
  10. FKA, I'll be sure to keep him and all of your family in my prayers.

    BKB, you as well. I'm saddened by news like this from each of you. It sure makes me feel fortunate about the current health of my family. If there's anything I can do to help either of you, please let me know. I am sure the rest of BP feels the same way.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2005
  11. NightmaresDad

    NightmaresDad Woody Rules!

    FKA, I have no words of wisdom, only thoughts of hope and prayers for your dad and your family.
    Hope the surgery goes well and they caught it in time.

    BKB, that is surely bad news to hear, and i am sure your mom and your family will be in everyone's thoughts and prayers. Use the time you have as well as you can. there is a universal power which can make something positive come about from any situation, no matter how terrible.
  12. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Thanks, ND...

    FKA, didn't mean to take any of the focus on this thread.. sorry for that.
  13. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member

    I'm really sorry to hear about your dad, FKA. Unfortunately cancer affects so many people that you will have a ton of support from those who have gone through it. It certainly won't be easy -- especially watching your loved one get sick from the chemo, take a ton of painkillers, lose hair -- But your dad and family have to stay strong and positive. To echo what BKB said, be there for each other. You're going to need the support.
  14. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    BKB - don't apologize, bro. Many here will remember that I lost my mom almost one year ago (Sept. 2, 2004) to cancer after an 8 year battle. She was given three months to live in December of 1996, but carried on a hell of a lot longer....but there were some extremely shitty times, and I know EXACTLY what you are going through. I'll turn it around on you - if you want to talk, let me know, and I'm serious, I've been where you are. And I got through it. Keep your head up. I'll admit it was easily the most difficult thing I've ever done in my life, but I got through it. Now I just hope I can get through it a second time....or that there's no need, and this can all be taken care of with an operation.

    I sincerely appreciate everyone else's thoughts and prayers. The outpouring of sympathy from BP when my mom died was unbelievable, and I really do appreciate it.
  15. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Damn FKA. As you know I have no real knowledge on the subject of cancer, but (as before) you and your family will stay in my thoughts and prayers. Whatever you need bro, just ask.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2005

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