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Lovekitties
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Craig's wife has shared on FB that Craig was unable to get his chemo today due to low platelet counts.

It seems they are discussing removing his spleen to help get the counts up.

Please send prayers, good vibes and well wishes to our favorite Texan.

Marie who loves kitties

Cathleen Mary
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Oh, Craig, my heart hurt when I read Marie's post. So sorry that you are having such a difficult time. Know that all your forum friends are holding our collective breath for quick relief and a good outcome. 

Hugs,

CM

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karguy
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I'm sorry to hear the news,I will send prayers and good vibes.

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LivinginNH
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Oh my goodness, not yet another operation!  Craig, if you're able to read this, just know that love and cyber hugs are being sent your way.  I wish that I could do more for you my friend.  :(

And Kim dear, remind those doctors to take good care of our Lion; I miss his presence and words of wisdom.

Love,

Cynthia

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lp1964
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...he has to go through an other operation again when he hasn't even recovered from the previous one.

I'm just hoping he gets some break soon. That is what I pray for.

Laz

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fatbob2010
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Craig,

I am so sorry that you are posibly facing another surgery.  You have just now begun to possibly heal well from the last one.  

Cyber hugs and prayers of hope and comfort to both you and your family at this trying time.

Prayers of strength to you all,

Art

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johnnybegood
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for the update i agree another surgery will be hard on the body.if some of you dont know i faced this problem back in february i fought almost all of 2012 with various drugs to get my platelets up so i could continue fighting.in the end i had to get my spleen out.it took me a while to get over that surgery it takes alot out of you.hang in there buddy thinking of you always....Godbless...johnnybegood

relaxoutdoors08
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Sending prayer for both you and Craig. Hope and prayers for healing.

Chelsea71
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I am thinking about you, Craig, as you deal with yet another challenge.  Miss you here on the board.  Hopefully this surgery will help you.  Must be a pretty bad time for you and Kim.  Hope things improve soon.

 

Chelsea

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annalexandria
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He must just be miserable right now.  I so hope this will do the trick, and he can get back on his feet and continue with treatment.

Sending hugs and hope for healing down south...

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Thanks for the update but not one that we wanted to hear.  So sorry that he may face another surgery.  If so, I'm hoping that taking out the spleen works and then he can continue treatment and hopefully he recovers soon.

Kim

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Trubrit
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Bless him!

What a fighter he is. 

We will be thinking of him and sending only the best kind of vibes.

jen2012
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So sorry our Craig continues to have problems.  We miss you Craig and are sending positive thoughts and prayers!

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Joy1216
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Sending up prayers for Craig.

Joy

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Kathleen808
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I will continue to keep you in my prayers Craig. 

Aloha,

Kathleen

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BusterBrown
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If I've learned anything from Craig it's that he's a fighter. Continue the good fight my friend and we have plenty of prayers coming your way. Peace...

Buster

danker
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Be a LION and come through this !!!

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Sundanceh
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From 123k.......to 59k.....in 1 trtmnt.  I told onc it would....know he will move for surgery....so gotta do it to have a shot.

Much to say as soon as I can fix pc issues and sit down to try and post.  Sometimes you gotta be quiet for awhile so you have something good to talk about:)

Wish we could have done it....neutrophils were really low too....so we'll add something there.

Got some interesting topics to discuss going forward...

Take care for now!

-c

rls67
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Please know you are in my prayers and my thoughts. I wish you success in your surgery.

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HollyID
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You're in my thoughts and prayers dear friend!  **HUGS**

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traci43
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Craig - I hope they can fix your platelets with or without surgery so you can get back to treatment.  Take care of yourself and know you're in our thoughts and prayers.  We miss you on the board and I really look forward to your next post!  Traci

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traci43
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It's great to have people like you to update us.  Happy New Year!

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fatbob2010
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I may well have the same situation...my platelets dropped to <35K and would not recover last time on Chemo.   This caused discontinuance of Chemo post liver resection February this year.   As of October have escalated with mets to lungs  and possibly other organs. New pictures this week will help tell the tale.  Onc appointment next Monday for strategic interpretation.

We walk a fine line that is seldom bright or clearly lit.  Sounds as if you are facing some very difficult decisions.  Craig, you will make the right choice without a doubt.

Thinking of you and beaming vibes of comfort and wisdom.

Best wishes,

Art

UncleBuddy
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I wish it was a better one. I hope 2014 gives you a year of good health and an easy time with treatment. {{HUGS}}

Lin

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Sundanceh
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Probably no chemo this week, but expecting a blood draw and possible list of surgery tiimes to get that scheduled.,

/thanks as always for your support....best to us all in 2014! 

jane283
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Hopefully you feel better now...

 

sending lots of prayers your way!!

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Phil64
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My prayers are for you and your doctors. I am looking forward to you feeling better soon!

Phil

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HollyID
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Hugs to you Craig....   I really want things to go well.  I'm hoping that 2014 is a good year for EVERYONE! 

 

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Maxiecat
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Praying that the dr can get everything back on track. 

Alex

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Hatshepsut
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Craig:  All my good thoughts are with you for a successful resolution to this setback. I hope this week brings some positive news.

Stay strong.

 

Hatshepsut

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Sundanceh
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My heart stopped when I saw your avatar....been so long since we last spoke....but you have never left my mind. Thank you for responding.  Hope Misty is being a good girl.

Harley just turned 4 now...we bought him a "girl" stuffed animal....and he likes girls:)  He's very protective of this stuffed toy....his first girlie:)

I'm glad to see you after such time;  warms my heart and hope things are as well as they can be for you. 

I'm on it:)

-Craig

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Hatshepsut
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Craig:  

 

Remember that there are a lot of people in the background who are pulling for you to heal and thrive. 

 

Thank you for the personal good wishes. Misty continues to help me heal. I'm sure Harley does the same for you. 

 

 

Hatshepsut

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Sundanceh
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Counts are still very low....platelets went from 59 to 67K....neutrophils were at or below 1.0.........but they decided to push through anyway....so we're doing treatment again. 

However, I'm to meet with the liver surgeon next week to consult and more than likely schedule the spleenectomy tootie sweet......especially after they watch these numbers tank....though they did lower dosages across the board by 20%.

I'm working on a new battle campaign starting today....will take the new avatar pic today after we wrap today.  will try and write a post to go along with it shortly.....should get you to grin....might make some of you want to "charge" over the hill:)

Take it easy!

-c

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herdizziness
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Glad you got your chemo today. Now I'm left in curiosity as to your new battle plan and am looking forward to hearing it.

you are in my thoughts daily.

Winter Marie

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hippiechicks
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Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!! I hope you have a bit easier time with the dose cut! 

Happy New Year to you and yours!

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annalexandria
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I know it must be very hard to find the energy, Craig, but we really appreciate it.

We want to know how our lion is doing!

Lots o' love~AA

rls67
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I am thinking about you. Hope you are doing well.

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pluckey
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Wish we could post video/audio here and I'd post the "roar" song for you my friend!!!!

 

 

Peggy

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