FRIDAY'S BRONCHOSCOPE AND BIOPSY NOT GOOD NEWS

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luv4lacrosse
luv4lacrosse Member Posts: 1,410 Member
As I expected going in for the news to not be good, the news is even worse. In addition to the 2 lymph nodes that lit up on my PET in my Mediastynum area, the doc biopsied 3 more areas of tissue that also came back positive for cancer. All I know right now is surgery is no longer an option, the cancer in NOT cureable, only treatable, and I won't even know that until after my Wednesday appt. with my Onco Doc. The nurse did say there is Chemo options currently available, and hopefully I will have a treatment plan Wednesday.

Needless to say I feel like it's time to go coffin shoppin, but I am positive, and knowing I beat a very aggressive stage 4B cancer before, I can do this again. It is the lung diagnosis that has me freaked, especially in light of a few of my Head and Neck pals who died after the C went to the lungs.

I guess I will be a multi board subscriber now.

I will post an update Wednesday or Thursday.

Best

Mike
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  • VivianLee5689
    VivianLee5689 Member Posts: 546
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    Thinking of you
    OK so I was sitting here having my very own pity party and then I read your post and realized I have much to be thankful for. I am praying for you. I know it is difficult to stay positive after that news, but hopefully there are others on this site who have been where you are and are thriving. Fight hard this is your life. There isn't anything I can say that will be helpful, but know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
  • ditto1
    ditto1 Member Posts: 660
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    Nothing
    can remove your concerns and fears over this news. Nothing we can say that will make you feel better, although I know people have survived the 2nd and sometimes 3rd fight with this dreaded disease. So just know you are in our prayers.
  • D Lewis
    D Lewis Member Posts: 1,581 Member
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    Sending strength and positive thoughts.
    Mike
    So damned sorry to hear this news. Here's hoping that you will have more than enough treatment options, and here's hoping that the treatment knocks this evil stuff so far into remission that you never see it again.

    Deb
  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
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    Hi Mike
    I know it is hard but don’t give in just yet, I know I don’t say much in words, but that is because I am always praying and you on the top of the list my friend.

    Tim
  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
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    Hondo said:

    Hi Mike
    I know it is hard but don’t give in just yet, I know I don’t say much in words, but that is because I am always praying and you on the top of the list my friend.

    Tim

    Sorry to hear
    Prayers coming your way........
  • Tonsil Dad
    Tonsil Dad Member Posts: 488
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    hwt said:

    Sorry to hear
    Prayers coming your way........

    Never
    Never give up Mike, just remember why you fought this long
    in the first place. Its not over until its over... you have beat this
    beast before you can do it again.
    Positive thoughts and prayers are heading your way.

    God bless
    Tonsil dad,

    Dan
  • Billie67
    Billie67 Member Posts: 898
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    hwt said:

    Sorry to hear
    Prayers coming your way........

    So sorry
    That you didn't get better news. Don't throw in the towel just yet, hopefully there are a few treatments that you can choose from. People have had great success and my hope is that you will too. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Billie
  • Kent Cass
    Kent Cass Member Posts: 1,898 Member
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    Mike
    Very sorry to read this, my friend. I've got no clue on any new options for your lung issue, other than to suggest you do a major net search for anything new and cutting-edge. Yes- keep it in the Positive, and fight it- and keep fighting. If anyone of us can, Mike, it is you.

    Believe

    kcass
  • Tim6003
    Tim6003 Member Posts: 1,514 Member
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    Kent Cass said:

    Mike
    Very sorry to read this, my friend. I've got no clue on any new options for your lung issue, other than to suggest you do a major net search for anything new and cutting-edge. Yes- keep it in the Positive, and fight it- and keep fighting. If anyone of us can, Mike, it is you.

    Believe

    kcass

    Mike
    I'm the new guy here (7 months) ....I have nothing to offer more than your long term friends on this site have ...but I do pray and I am adding you to my nighlty list (if you don't mind) and I will be praying you beat this round.

    Best to you Mike, all I can say is that I care.

    Tim
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Positive thoughts going with you Mike....
    Never do I read this on our board that I have to ask myself, where would I be if this were me....how would I feel, would I be scared, accepting.....willing to fight to the very last breath? I don't know. I am trying to walk in your shoes.

    Tucking you in my pocket for extra prayers....let's wait till we hear what the docs say about management before we go buying any caskets, ok?

    p
  • ToBeGolden
    ToBeGolden Member Posts: 695
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    Nothing to Add.
    Just wanted to acknowledge that I've read your bad news. Have little to add tonight. The doctors, for all their expertise, sometimes have broken crystal balls. My crystal ball is not very good at predicting the future either. Will say a prayer. Rick.
  • Jimbo55
    Jimbo55 Member Posts: 590 Member
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    Mike
    Wow, this is a bit of a stunner. I am hoping they come up with something a bit more hopeful on Wednesday Mike. My thoughts are with you amigo. I know it is quite difficult at this point, but try to stay strong and keep fighting.

    Jimbo
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    keep fighting and praying
    Mike,

    I am sorry for what you’ve learned. None of us deserves this stuff. Here’s praying for a positive reaction from your body, you can do it again.

    Bless you, give you strength!

    Matt
  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
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    treatable....and one day at a time
    Mike,
    I am so sorry you got this **** news. I am living every day with a cancer that is not cureable only treatable. But saying this, you have to try your best to get as much information from others that have walked this walk. There have been major advances with lung treatments and mets. Why are you sure surgery is out ? I'm keeping positive thoughts for these issues Mike, and as I said one day at a time. And yeah I've thought what you're thinking right now when I found out my cancer is not curable, only treatable. But beat the odds...just to show this demon we can and will kick it's **** ! Katie
  • Hard12Find
    Hard12Find Member Posts: 218 Member
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    Positive
    Mike,
    I am very new here, but wanted you to know I will be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. I can relate to the fear, I have been having a lot of it. Hang tough, fight hard, succeed .
    Jim
  • Greg53
    Greg53 Member Posts: 849
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    Positive
    Mike,
    I am very new here, but wanted you to know I will be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. I can relate to the fear, I have been having a lot of it. Hang tough, fight hard, succeed .
    Jim

    Brother
    Mike,

    You have been there for me many times when I needed to vent and complain. You know where I'm at if you need anything.

    Lucky to consider you one of my best friends.

    Greg
  • osmotar
    osmotar Member Posts: 1,006
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    Major Mojo
    Mike...

    The fights not over...stay positive.

    Blessings,

    Linda
  • rarph123
    rarph123 Member Posts: 64
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    Treatable vs cureable
    Doctors do not know everything. I was diag.with B.O.T and lung cancer 2011.They told my wife that maybe six mo. left.I weighed 115 lbs @ 5/9 and was in the hosp. for a week.Had 8 chemo.treatments and 36 rads to face and 36 rads to lungs.Passed my 2nd P.E.P scan and scoped twice---said they could not find any cancer!!! Only God knows when
  • luv4lacrosse
    luv4lacrosse Member Posts: 1,410 Member
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    treatable....and one day at a time
    Mike,
    I am so sorry you got this **** news. I am living every day with a cancer that is not cureable only treatable. But saying this, you have to try your best to get as much information from others that have walked this walk. There have been major advances with lung treatments and mets. Why are you sure surgery is out ? I'm keeping positive thoughts for these issues Mike, and as I said one day at a time. And yeah I've thought what you're thinking right now when I found out my cancer is not curable, only treatable. But beat the odds...just to show this demon we can and will kick it's **** ! Katie

    SURGERY
    I was told no surgery as I have cancer in my lymph nodes in my mediastynum. Cancer could be everywhere??

    I will still be pushing for surgery if it is possible.
  • luv4lacrosse
    luv4lacrosse Member Posts: 1,410 Member
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    Greg53 said:

    Brother
    Mike,

    You have been there for me many times when I needed to vent and complain. You know where I'm at if you need anything.

    Lucky to consider you one of my best friends.

    Greg

    LUCKY TOO
    Greg, I am lucky to have become friends with you also. It really helps to have a friend who you can see and talk to.

    Thanks for all of your support.

    Mike