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Limey's picture
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Hi All, as many of you know I was stageII that turned stage IV when it came back outside of my colon. I did Chemo (Folfox) and went NED. Now that beast must be fought again. I am going in Friday morning for a liver resection, colon resection, removal of my left kidney and Ureter blah blah blah. My surgeons are going in aggressive since I am still young (yes 45 is still young) and it gives my best chance. I am usually quite a positive thinker but have to admit I am a bit shaken tonight. I know the fight and faith are in me but I am struggling to surface it. I am going in armed. I bought the book Spontaneous healing and a cancer battle plan sourcebook and plan to come out with a new attitude and a game plan on a brand new diet. I appreciate your "cut out that beast” thoughts this Friday.

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I'll be rooting for you!
Alll my best

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Oh, my dear... I wish you all the best for the surgery; may it be successful and the recovery easy and quick. Do they have to take a kidney and urether out? Isn't it too much in one surgery?

I am very impressed by your attitude and I think it will help you. I hope your family will take good care of you.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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My biggest strongest vibes will be with you on Friday! I am constantly amazed that the body can handle so much....I left the OR without my rectum, sig colon, uterus, tubes, and ovaries. I felt like saying "So, why didn't you take the appendix while you were in there?", but refrained.
I am doing very well, 1.5 years post surgery...I send the same to you!!!!
Hugs, Kathi

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Dear Mark, Attitude is everything. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


P.S. 45 IS still young---so is 47!

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Best Wishes Mark! I had about a 1/3 of my liver re-sected in january of this year. It was much easier than I thought it was going to be. I know that you are more than just a liver re-section, but I hope that yours goes just as smoothly.

Enjoy the good drugs!! Just kidding. Actually, fo only the liver re-section, I really didn't need a lot of pain meds other than the epidural for a couple days.

Take care, you'll be in our thoughts and prayers,

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Hi Mark,
I'm sending positive energy your way for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Stay strong!

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Mark, sending you good vibes.


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Make sure you get the epidural for pain control.

Good luck, I will say extra prayers for you. That is big surgery, but your young age of 45 will help and get you through this. Also keep up the great attitude.


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Hi Mark,

I will definitely be praying for you tomorrow. It sounds like you have a good attitude going into this, which is so important. Good luck and God bless.


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Hi. I want to add my prayers to those of others that you have a successful surgery with as little pain as possible.

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Hi Mark,

Lots of positive vibes your way and I will be thinking of you tomorrow. Keep the good attitude and make sure you get up and walking as soon as possible. Post when you are able so we know how you are doing. HUGS.

Lisa F.

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Hoping for the best possible outcome.

Keep fighting!


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Mark -

Hope it is not too late to extend my good wishes. I will be thinking of you tomorrow and wish you well.


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You are a strong person who can get this! A minor setback is all this is. We all have you in our thoughts and prayers during our Palooza. I am a firm believer in strength in numbers, and with all of us on your side, you cannot go wrong.
We'll plan on seeing you at our next Palooza....it will be when we celebrate this milestone in your battle!


Stacy, Lisa Rose, Kay, Scouty, and Andyman

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Hi Mark:

As a fellow Stage IIer I am definitely rooting for you!!!

I love the Spontaneous Healing book, it gave me so much hope and peace in the beginning.

Best of luck on your surgery. Think of it as a way to lose some weight really fast :)

Keep us posted on how you're doing!


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You will be in my prayers. I love your attitude.
Positive vibes from stage IV/NED 3 years.

Blessings to you,

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I'm sending all the positive vibes and prayers for you today. Keep up the great attitude - that is half the battle.

I'll see you at CP-5 when we'll both be dancing with NED!!


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