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Couldnt sleep last night with terrible stabbing pains in lower right back. They think its kidney stones. Just did a scan. As sad as it sounds I hope it is only kidney stones. Its amazing how we would gladly accept something so painful as good news.

Update: My surgeon read the scan from last week with his team and as I figured he wants to take better images. The CT last week was done without contrast so he ordered an MRI for this Friday night since that is what my last scan was back in October. he said that way we can compare apples to apples. Hopefully I will be updating this time next week with a clear plan of attack.

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Please keep posting updates. Thinking of you. 

Peace. ~ Cynthia

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I hope they are able to relieve your pain. Feel better and keep us updated.

Lin

jen2012
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Jeff - fingers crossed for kidney stones!    Please let us know.  Will be thinking of you and praying for you.

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No stones. They found a spot on my lung liver and one rib. I am freaked out because my wife doest even know I am in the hospital. I love her so much and dont want to break her heart again. We were so looking forward to this weekend. I was supposed to pick up a baby goat tomorrow and we were so happy about it yesturday.

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You've been through so much already.  Please let us know the plan going forward. 

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well, clearly you're not that bad off if you can still write to us!!  Hope you feel better and that your issues are sorted out quickly.

There's a goat waiting for you...

 

atb

 

KarinCool

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you saying that don't want to hurt your wife while you sit there in pain so exemplifies everything I have come to know about you and your extraordinary sensitivity and kindness.

I hope you will still get that baby goat with your wife this weekend and move past this day.

Peace, courage, and comfort. ~ Cynthia

 

LindaK.
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Dang this darn disease!  I am so sorry you are suffering.  As a wife and caregiver, please call your wife.  As much as we hate it too, she will want to be with you now.  Plans can be postponed until you are feeling better.  You need to focus on getting over this hurdle.

Linda

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Damn. This makes me so angry and sad. You are such a trooper. You've done this so many times...you will deal with it again. I just wish you didn't have to.

I'm really sorry you got this news. I have a feeling it gets harder not easier with each re occurrence.

Call your wife.

UncleBuddy
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This dreaded disease sucks!! I'm sorry that you got bad news, but you need to call your wife and let her know. You'll get through this together. I would want to know. I am hoping you'll respond wonderfully to any therapy you need. Good luck.

Lin

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I am so sorry to hear this... please know that you are in my prayers.

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Brenda your comments mean a lot t me especially since you dont post on here much anymore.

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well, doesn't that just suck eggs.  D@mn it!

Okay well, since we're practically floating in the same boat, nothing to do except start the rowing and get away from these pesky tumors.

Fingers crossed, luck wished and here we go...

Winter Marie

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Too bad we cant climb in the same boat together. We could each grab an ore and row twice as fast.

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I hate this disease w/ a passion!  Hang in there Jeff, prayers coming your way...

Buster...

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I'm so sorry that they have found more spots. Here's hoping they don't amount to anything.

You wife will be strong for you. Go get your goat. 

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o bleep bleep, so sorry, bad news neves comes at a good time but always when you least expect it.

but first things first, get rid of the pain, get a plan of action going and PLEASE do get the baby goat, it will bring you so much pleasure

Wishing you still a good weekend, Marjan 

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Thanks for all of the replies. I did tell my wife in person. We cried together and went into fighting mode together

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Oh, Jeff, I am so sorry that you have more to go through.  I have no doubt that you can do it.  You are amazing!  Your wife will be there for you.  Don't let cancer take away your joy.....get the goat!  It could be a great image for the days ahead. 

Know that I will mention your name to God often.  

CM

 

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I'm sorry you have to go thru that,and are in pain.I hope things get better soon.I HATE CANCER!

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Thanks for all of the replies. I did tell my wife in person. We cried together and went into fighting mode together

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I'm glad you told your wife.  I know you have a strong bond, and together you can face the next phase of the journey.

Damn cancer.  How I hate what it does to us.

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Thanks Ann. She just told me that she could tell I wasnt myself the las couple of weeks an wanted to tell me to get a scan but was afraid it would upset me and i was afraid I would upset her. Its funny how cancer makes you keep secrets from each other

BTW congratulations on the Seahawks win.

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Dang it!  so sorry. 

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about this latest news seems like those of us who are stage 4 can never let our guard down just try to move forward the best you can do one foot in front of the other....Godbless...johnnybegood

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Stage 4 is definately a chronic disease. i always maintained that the recurences are harder to handle than the initial diagnosis. this is my third recurrence but i am handling it better than my second. i think my second recurrence was so hard because i was NED for 4 years and still a little naieve. I accepted the fact that it would most likely comeback for the past two years since the last one so I was more prepared for the third recurrence. so now it is time to start training and get back in the boxing rink for round 4.

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Jeff, I'm on my fourth reoccurence. I can tell you that chemo has once again come to my rescue. Last April I thought I had the flu, turns out I did and I my cancer came back to my liver and abdomen. I'd lost 25 pounds and I thought for sure it was the beginning of the end. Onc started my on Folfox, did 8 doses and it knock the hell out of the my cancer, granted there are a few spots remaining. Today I'm taking Erbitux/5FU/luecovrin every 3/4 weeks and  I'm in a much better place. Quality of life is very good in year 10 since dx! Good to hear you're in fighting mode, you've done this before and I'm sure at the very least you'll get your cancer in check! Take it easy...

Buster

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Thanks for the encouraging words Buster. Your story has always inspired me.

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I wish we had heard of Folfox, Buster. I am glad you are kickin this thing in the a$$! :) Sounds like Jeff will too!

I hope you don't get that stupid erbitux rash! Yuck... that was sure nasty for Zach.

 

Janelle

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FOLFOX is for Stage III and Zach was already very ill at his diagnosis.  Zach got the Stage IV drugs.  He was a lovely brother in Christ. 

 

God bless.

 

 

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Good luck Jeff , it seems that cancer was the easiest part for me. I'm currently battling nephrotic syndrome and taking 300 mg of cyclosporine. Rather ironic because of auto-immune disease I can't have any transplant ,so they treat me with the leading transplant drug. I hope that they can map out a successful battle plan and you wil have many years with your wife and your pets.. Ron.

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Thanks Ron. It makes me said for all of the challanges you are face with post cancer as a result of the treatments.Its so ironic that the treatments are worse than the disease.

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go forward. Now ... I want a picture of your baby goat!

 Peace. ~ Cynthia

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You've always struck me as being quite an interesting guy.  But, I must say, I am very impressed by how quickly you've accepted this news and moved forward into fight mode.  You must be quite a remarkable individual.  I'm glad you have a supportive wife to support you as you go through this next chapter.  

I completely understand about hoping for kidney stones.  Steve and I were in the ER praying for kidney stones several years ago.  In his case it actually turned out to be kidney stones!  One of the few times we received "good news" in his three year battle.

Thanks for the updates and continue to stay strong.  We're all rooting for you.

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jeff this was not news I wanted to read this morning.....ahhhh Jeff i am so so so very sorry...you are my marker there buddy. Yup no. 3 is no darned fun but you are in good health and good shape Jeff.  Just sorry you have to put on the gloves again. Team Jeff here will be getting her unform ready.....love you dear boy.......mags

 

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Thank you all again for all of the support. I already got the ball rolling. I emailed my surgeon and faxed the report to him and send the disc overnight. He said he will look at it with his team Monday.

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 Me and my wife will pray for you and wish you all the best hope they are able to help with the pain.

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Thank you for your prayers. Funny thing is the pain is gone.

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Prayer is an amazing thing. Zach and I could usually tell if people were praying for us too. GOOD LUCK!

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Not only am I putting on the gloves again but I am litteraly going into training like last time. I am stepping up my mountain biking big time starting tomorrow to myself in fighting condition.

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Jeff,

Huge bummer that you are dealing with this once again but are you every on it.  Amazing that you are your wife are in fight mode and the docs are on board and will be on this Monday.  My prayers are with you.  So glad the pain is gone.  Maybe it was there to get things moving and knock it back.

 

Aloha,

Kathleen

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Thanks Kathleen. I have an awesome surgeon. When i email him about anything he responds within a couple of hours.

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Jeff,

I am so sorry that you are in this position.  

You are right about feeling that a diagnosis of kidney stones would be good news.

As others have said...I hate this disease too.

Hope that you feel better soon.

Peace,

Art

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Am I the only one that hears Rocky music after reading Jeffs posts?   You are a fighter!!  Craig has his lion picture up, I think you need boxing gloves or something!   Hows your wife handling the news?

Did you get the baby goat?

 

 

 

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My wife is a rock. se is as strong as i am and ready o fight with me.Cool We did get the goat today. i would upload some picture of her and our othe goats if I could figure out how.Frown

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Cute goat!!

Winter Marie

jen2012
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Awww cute goat...glad you still got her!  Is she on your couch?  Are they indoor pets?

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That is actually a picture of our male goat. He is on the couch. We let him in just for a few hours at night. I still have to take a picture of the baby. Our male goat in the picture is 38 pounds and pretty much full grown. The baby is only 2 1/2 pounds. She is the only survivor of a litter of 4 and ironically she was the runt but managed to survive. My wife and I decided to name her Hope since she seems to have defied the odds so far and with her coming into our lives at a time when help is so important.

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I'll climb in with you and Winter Marie and row even faster to get away from this.  Hope you feel better soon.  Traci

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Jeff, so sorry to read this news.    I see patterns of cancer amoung us.  Here's standing with you.

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