The ANSWER Has Finally Arrived - A Sundance Update (CRAIG)
I'm sorry the news wasn't better, Craig, but we'll keep praying and looking forward to YOUR day.
I look so forward to SHARING that day with you too!
You and everyone else on this board are like my second family, you are one tough guy who has been through so much. Honestly feels like a online brother going through more strife. When I read about others in good positions again it feels like family going through good times.
I believe you will get through this, and beat this monster again. As always your in my thoughts and prayers
From Across the Big Pond, I can feel your presence right here in Texas.
I hope all is well in England. I appreciate your support and you've had nothing but nice things to say about me - I thank you!
You hang in there too - we'll all get there.
Sorry to hear the news, but I have no doubt that you will have the strengh to continue fighting this battle,you are such and unselfish person,its beautiful what you did to hold the results of your onc. visit not to ruin the good news of others on the board, at least for the week-end, you are an incredible person.You will be in my prayers.
Thank you so much for your support!
I just could not ruin everything the other day - people work so hard to get good news, that it was easier for me to just wait and I'm glad that I did. That was a wonderful and magical day on the Board that day - one of the best ones I've ever been a part of during my short time here.
I'm so sorry to hear about
I'm so sorry to hear about the results but so glad to see a post from you. I was thinking about you all weekend when there was no update on Friday and was worried about how you were doing. I felt like I was too new here to post a message checking on you but was definately considering it! I'm new to the whole cancer experience but I know a fighter when I see one.
Sending lots of good thoughts your way...
I certainly had no idea that you were "thinking" about me, what a surprise!
I'm certainly glad that I opened the post with the update - I would hate to leave anyone hanging that wanted to know.
Welcome to the board BTW, and I'm glad that you are with us
You're not giving me much to work with
You ol' timmers need to get your acts together. This pattern of surgery, treatment, and recurrence is getting a little boring. I think you need to change it up some. This time around try something different. I don't know, maybe, surgery, treatment then no recurrence would make for a better story. I'm rooting for you all the way.
I appreciate your post - I'm in your corner too and pulling for you too.
Sorry to hear that your news isn't what you hoped for. Do they have a plan of action worked out? Did you go through a period of being cancer free or at least stopping treatment? I suppose that is one of the benefits of going non-stop, you don't get the break and have to restart it. You've come a long way with more to go but I have no doubt you will make it though this.
Your friendship has meant more to me than you probably realize - thank you for that.
Your Ol'Timer Buddy
Thank you for sharing!
You are truly an inspiration! I wish you the best of luck. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers. I hope for the very best for you. I have only been on this board for a few days, have read several of your posts and find them all inspirational. I am not fighting the battle but my mom is. She had her second round of Folfox today. We've only just begun but you give us hope that with determination and a positive attitude we can get through this. Like my mom says God has a perfect plan , unfortunately we can't understand it. Big hug to you!
*sniff* *sniff* your posts, even when not delivering such good news about you, are always uplifting and positive. How can we not all be inspired by your strength and courage? God has a plan for you, my friend...even when it doesn't seem like it. Jeremiah 29 tells us that he knows the thoughts He thinks for you..ones that lead to an expected end. Read it for yourself when you get a moment. Anyway, even in the midst of your struggles you take time to ask about others. You are a true blessing. Thank you! I will continue to pray for you that you will get the strength you need to keep fighting. But remember, that if God be for you, no one or nothing can stand against you!
You say the sweetest things to me! I am so touched and moved. I can always count on you.
Glad your surgery went well and I'm pulling for you as you know.
You are the man !
Thank you so much for being such a kind and unselfish person. I would have been concerned and disappointed for you but it certainly would not have rained on my parade. It`s great to share good news but the posts that require some shoulders to lean on are the most important. Sharing good news makes you feel good but it certainly doesn`t require a shoulder to lean on. I am sorry that you have to do this again but you are one of the timex boys. You will never stop ticking.
Your friendship also means so much to me. You have the Texas spirit, good people who care about other people.
Some of the things you've told me, I will never ever forget, believe that.
Thanks for caring about me.
You said alot and I am proud to know you. Tired, I bet your tired, and sometimes you need to tell someone.
Sorry to hear your news, it sucks,
You've always got something good to say to me. I'm proud to know you as well. I'm with you in your battle too.
I'm so sorry
That the news wasn't what we wanted to hear, but we will all be with you on this journey and we will pray for you. I truly believe that prayers go up and blessings come down. So get ready, for some good news soon, because there are a lot of prayers going up right now with your name in them. You are truly an inspiration to the rest of us. Keep your chin up and lets keep fighting. We will never give up.
God Bless you,
You are my personal "prayer warrior."
Thank you so much for your generosity and beautiful spirit!
I cannot believe you kept this to yourself so you did not rain on Eric and mine's parade. That has to be the most kind, unselfish thing a human could do. I cried and cried and cried after reading your post. Oh man Craig.... I just wanna hug you.
"Our knowledge is our power" ... I have heard that from more than one person here. Positive thoughts are important too... YOU taught me that Craig. I was never much of a religious person before all this. I now pray to God every day for all of you here. We need all the help we can get so I went right to the top.
I know you will do what you have to do to "get er done" so keep the faith my friend.
Just could not do it to you, Jennie
You worked too hard for it. It's been a real pleasure "watching you grow."
I will always remember our 4th of July post - and the one about the yelling at our CareGivers.
You are so sweet to me and were one of the first people that I talked to.
Cool ChickyShayenne said:
...So sorry to hear it's back, but you know, you fought this beast many times over the years, and you will continue to kick it's butt!! We're all here for you for support, and in this together, I know you will be fine, well, I know it's still scary, but don't let it get you down ol timer, you still have plenty of years to live ahead of you, things will get better, I will be praying for you, and you just keep on smilin'
How could I forget you, Donna
You were the 1st to say hello to me and invite me into your world.
My post prayer to you and Pattee were the highlight of my life and the purest thing I ever did. I was so worried about - had the ESP going, but the 4th obscured my view and you were hurtin' and nobody knew it.
So glad to see you back here - you make me smile and your beautiful spirit emanates across the board and breathes life into everybody
I agree with Patti- you are such an encouragement to so many of us and I am so sorry to hear that you're having to deal with this devilish disease yet again. Praying that you will have strength to fight and peace and continued support from all around you!
Thank you for talking with me last night!
I'm so glad to hear from you and thank you for your supportive words.
When I came on this board I
When I came on this board I was scared and feeling alone, you were one of the first to respond to me and knew I was in pain. Your poetic words are like music to me, I found comfort in your encouragement.You are so adored here and frankly we need you. I think I speak for everyone when I say you are like family. Please keep fighting on, your inner strength is amazing and we all learn from you. I have been thinking of you and your visit to the Dr. I have been praying and will continue to pray. Please go deep inside yourself and pull out that part of you that will press on for years to come. God Bless you, Patti
It's been my pleasure to know you and watch you change before my very eyes. You are going to do this with me - I won't take NO for an answer!
Your words are so genuine and sincere and they melted my ol' heart!
Thank you for your friendshiip
Ditto everything Anna said.
I can imagine how tired you must be, and we're all disappointed for you.
Stay strong Craig .... we're all behind you .... you can do this. You're a warrior.
"...get by with a little help from your friends...".
Be well Craig,
We've talked to each other the last day or so, but...
You have strung together some very beautiful words and feelings and they have touched my heart so much! You mean a great deal to me.
You are an Inspiration
Craig..you are such an amazing man thinking of others before yourself. You are here for others and we are here for you. When you are tired lean on us...when you are down let us lift you up...when you are weak let us give you strenth... We are a family here ...all fighting the same battle ...some have been in the fight alot longer than others..but those that have been give those of us fairly new to the fight courage and strength to continue fighting. I am a caregiver and we battle along side our mates or family member in their fight. We are adding you to our prayer list or some say positive thought list. We believe in the power of prayer and we believe that you can fight this battle another time and win. Keep up the great attitude and let your "family" help you in anyway we can. You are a blessing to to me.
An unexpected pleasure to meet you.
Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement.
I guess more people are reading than I realize, how wonderful is that?
I'm just now getting
I'm just now getting a chance to read your post, and I'm so sorry not to be able to have a better report from you. Both your post and your spirit, though, are beautiful. I'm sure you are an amazing person to know.
Your wistful tone when talking about being tired reminded me so much of a young man I came to know about 10 years ago, long before my own encounter with cancer. He had been fighting leukemia for many years and had several recurrences that just wore him down. He was living in Canada, born in France, and when things got bad he longed for his homeland. At one point he considered refusing more treatment, and we made a pact that if he made that decision, he would let me know he was ready to "go home to France." Fortunately for him, he got past that and never had to make that final trip home.
I suspect that, despite a rough road ahead (once again), you will also not have to "go to France." How could God deny us the pleasure of knowing such an inspiring man?
I'll be praying for you.
craig and the third timeSundanceh said:
Thank you for your support! I'm tired but will be ok, I'm ready to go. You hange in there too, I'm reading you too and you've had alot going.
I am with you on this one Craig as I was also just told it is baaaaack for the third time.This news after they almost didn't even recommend chemo three years ago when the neoadj chemo/rads obliterated my entire tumor. THey said I was "cured", wooops....no. I thought I was home free.
I know what you mean about feeling tired but we are not quitters. We have much to do yet here on earth before we give our bodies up. We can do this....whats a little more ( or alot more) chemo/rads/surgery among friends. My surgery on my lung spots is 8/25. What are they planning for you? Let me ( us) know....we're all in this journey together. I refuse to see it as a battle, rather a scary at times swampland with times of rest on a lovely bank of plants and flowers, with the alligators far far away. Float and rest during the good days.
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