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Abunai's picture
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Hi everyone,

I am writing this on behalf of Abunai. On Tuesday, he started having weakness with the left side of his body, with his memory, and concentration. We were instructed to go to the ER. After a CT and then an MRI, we were told he has about 20 tumors in his brain. Up until this point, there had never been any sign of mets in that area.

Surgery is not an option, so to try to shrink the tumors, or at least the swelling caused by them, we have decided to go through a 10 day, whole brain, radiation treatment. If it works, it could buy him a month or two. If things go very well, they may be able to do cyberknife on tha largest tumors later, and maybe buy him some more time. He's had two treatments so far.

We came home from the hospital last night. His left leg is getting less wobbly, so I'm taking that as a sign of improvement.

Anyway, he really wanted me to get a message out to you guys, and he specifically mentioned that he wanted to know how Fox was doing.

He loves you guys very much.


Dave's wife.

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my heart breaks for both of you

You could tell  by his writing he is very much devoted to you

i pray you get good response .. some people on smart patients have had good responses to that

please tell we love him very much and  sending you strength to get over this


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yellow lotus
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I am so very sorry to hear about this and am praying for strength for both of you and that Abunai will have good results with the radiation treatments.  Jan

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Sending good karma




APny's picture
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Keeping you both in my thoughts. I'm so very sorry you are both going through such a terribly difficult time. Hoping the radiation is successful.

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I'm so sorry to read this. Please tell Dave that you both are in my prayers. He has always been so supportive of me and my journey.

Sending hugs


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Dave's a trooper.  We were diagnosed together in 2016.  I've been following his story closely.   Let him know we're all pulling for him (and you and your family) and wish him only the best. 

Thank you so much for giving us an update.  He's a big part of this forum!


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I am sorry to hear this, especially we both joined the forum around the same time. Please take 

Good care of yourself too, i am sure it is hard for you as well. My prayer is with you, hope the treatment with work effectly.


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to you both. Dave has truly been an inspiration to me and many others. May God be with you both and may He guide the doctors to help him get well.



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He has always been such a positive and caring member of this forum.  Hoping for best results on his treatment.  

JoeyZ's picture
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This is so devastating and I cannot even hardly fathom how either of you must feel right now. Just know all your Warrior Friends here are fighting with you and sending you strength.

Sending much love to you both.

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Lots of good thoughts to you!

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Canadian Sandy
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prayers sent your way.


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Sending positive thoughts and good Karma.

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Sending prayers

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Tell Dave we are sending prayers and well wishes his way. Hang in there.

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You are both in my thoughts.


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I hope the radiation can privide some relief and can give you all some quality time together.

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Speachless. :-(

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Thank you so much for letting us know. He's so lucky to have YOU in his life, testing those vows again!

Let Dave know that WE will ride along side him on this treacherous journey. WE get it! WE care!

And I care about YOU too!


Sending healing hugs!


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Oh f... Please, hold on, both of you...

I don't know your name, Dave's wife, but hugs and strength to you, lot's of strength...

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Please know how much my husband, church family and I are praying hard for you guys.  God's blessing to you.  

Abunai's picture
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prayers. lobbyist0724, That is the plan. There are three big boys in my right brain that they hope to treat radioscopically if the full brain treatment works well enough.

bryn1108, I have considerered myself agnostic, at most through most of my life but I really can't assign a lot of my recent recovery over the last several days or a week to anything other than positive thoughts and prayers from others. I have regained a lot of my mobility and cognitive power since last Saturday, and feel much better than I have in a long while. Everyone, please keep up the prayers for everyone in here. I can't see how wishing someone well could be ill-meant or hurtful. I just know that my family and I appreciate it.

Cathy appreciates all the well wishes, prayers and support as well.

Love and good wishes to you all,

Dave and Cathy

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Gtngbtr58 @aol.com
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And hoping for the best for you-June

AnnissaP's picture
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So sweet of him to want to send us all a message. Please let him know he is cared about and that we are all here with you guys. So sorry to hear this.

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Btw, can they do SBRT for the largest one?

Abunai's picture
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there is text everywhere that was meant to be elsewhere sorry

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Dear Dave and Cathy,

Surrounding you both with much love, peace, healing energy, prayers, good karma, positive thoughts, and hugs. Thanks for the update.

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