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A Little Hope

Ann_Burt
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Joined: Feb 2010

Well we got back from the u of chicago tonight and wile there was no promises made there was a glimmer of hope.After reveiwing all of Burts medical records and speaking with us the doctor said that they might beable to do surgery and do some radiation again.We told him that his ent had said no more surgery or radiation again and he said he hears that a lot.Now he still have to go back for tests so nothing is for sure yet.So we go back to chicago next week and will know more then.So will go do chemo on thursday and keep it up till we know for sure what if anything more can be done. I want you to all know that if it was not from reading all your posts and with all the faith ,fight and determination you all have I would have lost faith a long time ago.It is so hard sometimes to keep thinking things are going to be ok sooner or later and i am only his caregiver.I just want to thank you all for helping to keep me positive so in turn I help to keep him postive so thank you and god bless. Ann

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stevenl
Posts: 587
Joined: Jan 2010

Ann,

I think it's always good to get another opinion, and while this may not be the cure all, it sounds like good bet for some more quality life time. But remember, you must take care of yourself too. You can't help him and you not be physically and mentally strong. But I know you have heard that all before so I will get off of my soap box now. My prayers are with you both and may your reports br good.

Best,
Steve

Fire34
Posts: 350
Joined: Feb 2010

Ann
I wish I would have found this site before I started my treament. As Steve said take care of yourself, my wife was more than a caregiver she was my sole supporter and cheerleader. She never took time for herself and was getting really rundown as my treatment was over a 4 month period. You are also more than just a caregiver Take care, Best Wishes & Prayers
Dave

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Glenna M
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Joined: May 2009

Ann, please stay positive and believe good things will happen. I know how scary it can be while you are waiting for reports from the doctors. Don't let the waiting drive you crazy or make you sick from worrying.

I will keep you and your husband in my prayers.

My best to both of you,
Glenna

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ratface
Posts: 1231
Joined: Aug 2009

It's a great place, if something can be done they will find a way. I completely transferred there after my initial treatment at a local hospital. Are you from Chicago? I am a native so if you need any help getting around ask or PM me.

Rick

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Kent Cass
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Joined: Nov 2009

Glad to hear about the glimmer of hope, Ann. Let us all hope and Pray for you two.

Believe

kcass

Ann_Burt
Posts: 10
Joined: Feb 2010

Thank you all for your prayers.We got our appointment it,s may fourth they will do ct scan and not sure what eles.Plus he will see the surgeon and radiologist.Then we have to wait and go back on may 11 to find out what if they can do anything.we are about 150 miles south west of chicago so don,t know much about it.The cancer society helped us find a motel chicago s loop motel. They said it was about 6 miles from the hospital not sure how to get there yet will be coming up on I-80 east.So any help would be great Where not from a big town but I don,t have a problem driving in big places as long as I know where im going. Thank you and God Bless

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Kent Cass
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Joined: Nov 2009

Born in Princeton, Il., Ann. You from the Galesburg area, or thereabouts? Bloomington? Rick and Fire34 know about the U of Chicago, and I do not, but I have no fear of driving in Chicago. 80 runs thru the north-side of Princeton. Send me a PM if I can help. Click on the CSN Email in the left column, then enter my name on who you're sending the message to, and let me know any and all you want me to know- and if I can help. The three of us are with you and Burt, Ann. We are all family, here.

Believe

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