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All Hope is Gone

afraidinindy's picture
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Just a quick note to ask all of you to please pray for a miracle for Ron. They opened him up and said his entire abdominal and pelvic area is full of cancer which is very agressive. They put in a colostomy and sewed him back up. I plan to try to get him into Indiana University for a second opinion but as it stands now, the doctor said nothing more can be done but to try to keep him comfortable. If any of you have any ideas or know of someone else that has been in a similar situation, please respond. I will do anything I can to possibly get help for him if there's a hospital that deals with this type of cancer.


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I don't have an answer for you but needed to tell you that both of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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I don't have an answer for you but needed to tell you that both of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Hi Lois"
Miracles can and do happen so I will most certainly pray for one as well as the strength to ensure whatever comes your way. I hope the second opinion is more positive..

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I am so sorry, Lois, that Ron's sugery turned out this way. I am praying for both of you. I agree, get a second opinion. There have been some people who were terminal and have been cured through nutritional means. Check out www.drday.com and see if you might find some help for Ron there. Prayers for both of you.

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Oh, Lois, I was afraid of that when we didn't hear right away from you.
I have and will continue to call my 'prayer list' people, Ron will have quite a bit of prayers going up.....
MD Anderson in Houston, and Cleveland Clinic are well respected centers.

All my big warm hugs to you both...

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I'm sorry to read your news of Ron. I have no suggestions, but I do have a wealth of prayers and good wishes to send you both.

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Lois, I am so sorry to hear of this news. My prayers and thoughts are with you and Ron. Terri

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I am so sorry of this news. My thoughts and prayers for both of you.

God Bless.

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Lois -

Good call to seek a second opinion. You might also consider Cancer Treatment Centers of America (I believe that's what they call themselves) - they use a combination of medical and holistic approaches, which is something I believe in wholeheartedly).

Keeping you and Ron in my thoughts and prayers.


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PS - All hope is NOT gone. When we lose our hope, we lose our battle.

KathiM's picture
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Once again, dad, RIGHT ON....I actually contacted them early on for me....in Texas, I believe...impressive facilities....
I also agree about HOPE....
H - Have a good cry
O - On with the fight
P - Participate in the treatment
E - Expect a victory

Hugs, Kathi

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My dear Lois I am so sorry to hear the news. Please don't give up hope as you know God can perform miracles. We will all send prayers for both of you and remember we are always there for you.

May God wrap his arms around you and yours and give you peace and comfort in this very difficult time.

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Hi Lois, im so sorry to hear about the news. May God give you strength through this difficult time. I just went through this with my dad so if you ever need to talk please feel free to email me. Mindy

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Hi Lois,
Don't give up hope. Sending prayers to you and your family.

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Dear Lois,

My heart and prayers are with you and Ron. I'm sending you strength and courage to get through the next phase. I hope a second opinion offers more encouragement and other possibilities.


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You and Ron are in my prayers!!!! I agree with Sponger, do not give up and please call "The Cancer Treatment Centers of America", there are now 4 of them and one is outside of Chicago (fairly close to you). I do phone interviews and know how to do things quick quick is what I have been told. Ron is so fortunate to have you!!!!!! Don't forget to take care of you too.

Lisa P.

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I will continue to pray for both of you. jams

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I am so sorry to hear about the news. Please don't give up hope. I agree with the others. Get a second opinion and go to the well known cancer centers. I have heard many great things about the Cleveland Clinic and MD Anderson. Also, Cancer Centers of America. I will continue to pray for both you and Ron.

God bless you,


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I agree with what everyone here has said. Plus, I have this to offer...

Head to the University of Chicago. My surgery was done there, and although my surgeon has gone onto Cornell, everyone there is excellent. I believe that as long as someone is still here, the fight goes on. I would also jump on the nutrition/juicing bandwagon. WHATEVER IT TAKES!

Keep us posted, and stay strong,


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Hello Lois -

I am sorry for the relatively bad news, but agree with everyone else. There is always some hope, so please seek a second opinion - it's a big effort, but as others have mentioned Chicago is not all that far and has some options.

Meanwhile, you and your husband are in my thoughts. Try not to give up.

Take care,

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I am sorry to read your last post. As long as there is life there is hope. When my husband was dx'd last year a friend shared this with us. The friend's father was dx'd with cancer and given 90 days to live. Sixteen years later he died. (He was then in his 80's) There is hope. Please know that you are both in my prayers. Many of us caregivers fear the day we may be walking in your shoes. Others here have given good advice and especially know that many many people are thinking of you.


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My Prayers are with you and Ron. I admire your hope and determination. Keep HOPE ALIVE.

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nothing much to add here, except prayers..you might also call MD Anderson-they also have an on line self-referral form at
be prepared to send ALL medical records-they won't offer an opinion until they have everything possible, but I found them extremely efficent and prompt in thier response. Bud

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Hi Lois. I have a friend here in oz who also faces much uncertanty. When I spoke to him on sunday we talked about the trauma that we deal with. Like you Lois, his wife is so worried about his future outlook. I hate this disease that touches us all so emotionally that we feel so helpless. You are in our thoughts Lois....your friends, Ross and Jen

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I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. I don't have any additional information for you and Ron, but I wanted to tell you I am thinking of you and praying for you both.

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