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My biopsy came back positive

rmkbrad
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The initial result from during the biopsy were all negative, so they did one last biopsy and today I get the call that it came back positive. It really rocked me, I have been flying because I thought there was a good chance that I had beat it. The doc tells me to look at it in a good sense that they found it and if they had not it would have been allowed to grow un noticed for two months until my next PET. So sometime in the near future I have to go in for a MRI scan to pinpoint the exact location and then decide surgery or chemo or surgery and then chemo. Really took the wind out of my sails.

Brad

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KristynRuth86
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I'm really so sorry you got this disheartening news. I will pray you can just keep your spirits up and beat this monster once and for all.

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Glenna M
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I'm sorry to hear about the biopsy results, I can not begin to imagine how devestating this news was to you.

Stay strong and keep a positive attitude, you WILL beat this!!

Please keep us updated on how you are doing and what your treatment will be.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Glenna

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stevenl
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Definitely a tough one to hear Brad. Like Glenna said, stay positive and my prayers go out to you also.

Steve

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charles55
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Brad, I am so sorry for this news. I know that you know it is good to know about it soon. Right now you have the most options and the best chance to win. But it still stinks. We all grieve with you. Bad news today; I look forward to the good news tomorrow.

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Brad,
Sorry for the news. Sounds as if your doc has a positive attitude though and that's always a good thing. Hang in there Man!
Greg

MarineE5
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Brad,

Yes, the wind does get knocked out of your sails for sure. After I went through all the surgery and recovery, I thought I was good to go. One year later, another cancer popped up. Took the wind out my sails as well. Took a day for me to get my head back on straight and focus once again.

You have done this once, you can do it again. We have to take a page from Hondo, he has done this 3 times already. He is like the energizer bunny, just keeps going.

My Best to You and Everyone Here

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rush1958
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Brad,

Hang tough! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rush

fsdman
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Sorry for the bad news Brad. I really dont know what to say. You know the routine .Stay strong and positive and this too will pass.
Bob

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Skiffin16
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Same thoughts and prayers....try to stay strong and positive... Like the MD said, they did catch it early. So he's proactive and kicking it's butt in the early stages is always a good thing.

John

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dogsrule
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You are in my prayers. Stay strong. Sending positive energy your way.

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Pumakitty
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Sorry to hear this. Please continue to be postive!

Katt

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luv4lacrosse
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Like the old REO Speedwagon song says, "KEEP PUSHIN ON" I am sorry to hear this. Keep reading the stories of people who have gone through this more than once and are still ok.

BEST!!

Mike

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delnative
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Prayers, positive thoughts and good vibrations headed your way.

--Jim in Delaware

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kimmygarland
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You are going through. My husband is going through a recurrence also and is scheduled for surgery 9/15.

It does take a few days to "digest" the news, as we thought surely this would never happen to us - thought we were cured! But it was not to be, so we move forward. We pray, we cry and we just put one foot in front of the other and get through each day.

Hang in there, as usual, these waiting times are the hardest I think. ((Hugs and understanding from Texas))

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D Lewis
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Brad,

So very sorry to hear the news. Hey, at least they caught it, and now you can deal with it. Stay strong. My thoughts are with you.

Deb

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Pam M
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Crud - sorry you have to enter round two. Glad docs were persistent with the testing, and you've discovered it now instead of later. This just means you haven't beaten it - YET. Asking for it to happen for you. Do well.

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Hondo
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Don't let it get you down, I have been there three times and I am still here to tell the story and better yet my last PET came back clean.

Where there is faith there is hope, you will be in the work shop just a little longer

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Skiffin16
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You have a Weimaraner.....

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staceya
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Thinking of you. Glad you caught it as early as you did.
Stacey

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Scambuster
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Sorry to hear this Brad. You can beat this off. Do everything you need to do. Thoughts with you. Stay strong and fight it.

Scam

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luv4lacrosse
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HONDO, SORRY THAT YOU HAD TO GO THROUGH THIS MORE THAN ONCE. YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS THIS BY JUST KEEP YOUR NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE AND DEAL WITH IT IS VERY INSPIRATIONAL. MY DOC HAS ALRADY TOLD ME HE WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF I HAD A RE OCCURRANCE DUE TO THE AGGRESSIVE NATURE OF MY CANCER.

SOUDS LIKE A RE OCCURRANCE IS NOT REALLY THE END OF THE WORLD.

ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

MIKE

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Jimbo55
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Brad, so sorry to hear the news, that's a real kick in the head. Stay strong and yes the doc is right, better they catch this sooner rather than later. Cheers

Jimbo

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JUDYV5
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I am so sorry that you have to go through this again. You'll be in my prayers. Judy

TBOB
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REALLY SORRY ABOUT THE NEWS. PLEASE HANG IN THERE. WE KNOW IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE OR FIND SOMETHING GOOD OUT OF THE BAD, BUT WE WHO HAVE A STRONG SPIRIT DO. FINISH STRONG!!!

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Pumakitty
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I tried to PM you but it would not work. I hope you are doing well and may have heard some good news about how to proceed with things. How did they do your biopies. Was it major surgery or were you awake for them. I just posted about my dad ENT visit and it sounds like we may be in same place you are in. What made them do the biopsies? I know you posted about doing chemo was that a cure or just to slow things down? Sorry for so many quesitons

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micktissue
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Hey Brad. Hang in there man. This is the fight and we are all with you.

Best,

Mick

rmkbrad
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I was in a funk for a few day, then the wife kick me in the butt and said nock it off. Your really depressing me and you are not leaving me to raise three boy's by myself. So know I am really in for the fight, especially after the ENT doc called the next day and said she wanted to cut my tounge out. I don't think so, there are some other methods out there and I feel I will exhaust them before going under the knife for a major surgery. Anyway leaving this Friday to the Oregon coast to go crabbing for a week, can't eat alot of them because I started the Vegan diet/lifestyle and I acually am enjoying it. I never thought I could give up meat and all the junk food I used to comsume, but I don't miss it. Anyway's thanks for the words of encourgment and I will keep up the fight.

Brad

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Pumakitty
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Brad,

Thank you for your post. This made me feel so much better, concerning my dad. I think both you and him will beat this horrible thing,

Kathy

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