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eric38
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Tomorrow I get my first scan and marker levels since my original diagnosis. Wed. I will meet with the onc to find out if my neck is still in the noose and discuss my future. Minor little things like if I actually have a future. I think it will turn out well but I am prepared for whatever comes. Best case scenario I will be moving on to maintenance chemo and live to fight another day. Please pray for the best possible outcome. I`m anxious to find out but I hate those freakin` pet scans. I`ll be ready to pull my hair out by the time it`s over. Oh wait! - I don`t have hair.

Eric } : . }

kmygil
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You will definitely be in my prayers as you always are. And there you go again with the humor. With a great attitude like yours you can't help but survive; God's not ready for you, and the devil doesn't want you!

Kirsten

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For some reason this double-posted. Couldn't possibly be user error, could it?

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Sigma34
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My little girl and I just prayed for you.

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All scans clear, ready to move on!!!!

Please keep us posted....

Hugs, Kathi

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I'll be praying that your scan,and marker levels turn out ok.and you will live to fight another day.

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I hope the noose gets loose Eric.
One can live a REALLY long time on maintenance chemo you know and it's not half bad either. I live more of a life than many people I know who are "not sick". My main problem seems to be that my head is B&W while my body and clothes are in color. Too much chlorine in my pool maybe?
Best of luck, I'm rooting for you Eric.
-phil
Don't pull your eyebrows out either....

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Phil,

Just noticing your comment on your B & W head and colored clothes- you're right- how weird- your shirt is blue and your head is black and white! Good picture, anyhow! :)

Lisa

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I've been praying for you and remembered today was your scan. I really do pray you get only good news.

You're such a fun guy! Inspiring, really. You should write a book or do stand up comedy.

Fight for my love
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Eric,good luck to you and your scan.You are always in my prayers.

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Eric, you should already know that I'm praying for you! But just in case you don't, let me tell you...I pray for you almost nightly along with my other *family* here. Here's hoping for the best news ever for you!

-Sheri

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Eric

What can I say that the group already has not? :)

You're the man! I also am praying that things are stable for you - I feel that is the case and things have not worsened for you.

Besides we gotta' team up in a couple of weeks, remember?

You've really said some things to me today especially and also in the past that I've found very insightful, alot spiritual, and I know you are sincere and a man with a great big ol' heart full of goodness and sincerity - as big as the Heart of Texas!

And you do have a great attitude and I think you've done a great job in keeping it together. You make me laugh on some things you say and some posts you open - the Family is a big unit and we need you around for your unique perspective and your laughter out here in Our World.

And you've really hit me in the teeth before with some of the very insightful things that you have noticed about me, even though we have not yet met. As I've told you, I think you understand me better than any of my friends and family - I find it amazing.

I just want you to know that I'm very proud and honored to be your friend and value our relationship. I look forward to meeting with in the next couple of weeks for a Semi;Colon introduction!

Take care buddy - I'm with you all the way to the goalline - let's giddy-up!

One fellow Texan to Another
-Craig

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Wishing you the best in your scan results,we all love you here and we are praying for great news!!

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mommyof2kds
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Hoping your pet scan reveals some positive results. You are in my prayers..

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krystle singer
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You got plenty of prayers and good thoughts from me.

God bless!

Sandi

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You'll be in my thoughts and prayers, hope all goes well, I love your posts, you have been such an awesome addition to this board, you are always so sweet, and positive, you just keep on enlightening people, including me.

Hugsss!
~Donna

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I hope you get good news, Eric. My thoughts are with you.....Paula G.

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You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jennie

shoppergal
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Sending good vibes your way. Keep up the positive attitude, I truly believe that's part of the healing process.

You'll be in my thoughts.

Wendy

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Eric,

I just love your personality! You're such a fun and positive person, and I am GLAD you're on this board.

Praying that your news is all good!

*hugs*
Gail

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Hi Eric,

I love your sense of humor. :) I will be praying for you for this upcoming scan will show chemo has helped some of the cancer to go away. You are strong & prayers are being said for your continued strength and endurance.

Blessings,
Lisa

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Thank you so much for all the wonderful posts. It makes me feel good to know that thre are so many of you supporting me and praying for me. I plan on being around for a long time. Phil - When I am a long term survivor will my head turn black and white? Does Craig have this problem? Should I avoid wearing blue? So many questions and not enough time. I am sincerely touched by all of you and I really appreciate it. I`ve never felt so close to people I`ve never met. I wish the best for all of you.

Eric ( : . )

tiny one
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Eric you're a tough one. Saying prayers for you. Keep us posted. Hugs for you.

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Eric- heartfelt prayer lifted for you. You are a rockstar!!!!

((HUGS)) Peggy

see my cancer journey at http://www.peggyluckey.blogspot.com

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I had to go and change my picture on you so now your comments do not make sense. Now I look like Pharmer Phil. Eric, you may have this obsession with changing your photo or maybe you will turn blue and can join the Blue Man Group ;-)
So, you were holding out on us with the testicular cancer? You are quite the fighter, I'm only good for one fight but I figure it will be a long drawn out battle. Who knows, we all have a lot of fight in us it seems. Best of luck with your results.
I'm rooting for you Bud
-phil

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Eric: You are in my thoughts and prayers and I'm sending good vibes your way. Scan clear and markers normal. Let us know how you are doing. Also, good luck at the doctors on Wednesday and share that good news with us when you get it.

Kim

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Eric,

I always read You, You have good insight and great spirit, I know from experiences ( being this is my second cancer ) that attitude is everything. Keep up the good thoughts and we all are praying for you. If you can eat ice cream today And pizza. We are all survivors, We are all strong, We will all live long and happy lives.

Hugs
Winney

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Winney - What people here don`t know about me because I have never shared it on my previous posts is that this is also my second bout with cancer. My first was testicular cancer that spread to the lungs and the brain. I had a large tumor in my brain and 10+ tumors in my lungs. They gave me radiation and chemo at the same time. The treatments were alot more harsh back then and I was really sick during those days. Due to the prayers of others and some good docs I survived. I started out getting treatments locally and my doctor did not give me enough treatments so it recurred which made it alot harder to get rid of. I spent my second go round in Houston at Md Anderson. I had to live there when I was getting treatments because they did not have me on a schedule. They would give me a treatment, wait until my blood count came back up and then hit me again. I had to be close to the hospital in case I spiked a fever because alot of times my white blood cell count was next to nothing. They gave me my chemo 5 days in a row and I had to stay in the hospital during treatment. There were times when I didn`t eat for 8 days. That was over fifteen years ago and I am still here. I am just fortunate enough to have to do this twice in a life time. The doctors have determined that this is totally unrelated to my first cancer. So, here we are again. Thank God the treatments are not as harsh as they used to be. I am a newbie to colon cancer but I am old hat at this game. I am already a survivor and looking to beat the odds again. Life can be so unpredictable but sometimes you`ve just got to learn to ride the wave.

Eric

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Eric

You may not know this, but I did know about this - but only because I was on the Testicular board one day and saw you post there and talk about your story - I was stunned at seeing that. I was doing some "homework" over there some time back and just came across a post of yours.

I did not say anything about it, because I thought that was something that you would want to share if you decided to - I never mentioned it to you in a PM for the same reason.

I found it unbelievable and I you've certainly had your share of things to deal with.

You know how I feel....keep it goin'!

-Craig

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Hi again Eric,

Wow- that's the first word the comes to mind. You've had more than your share in the cancer dept! I know of others, as well, who have had to deal with more than one type of cancer, as well. A friend of mine from church has already fought against both rectal cancer and breast cancer, and it has been a year and a half and she's been considered all clear for both of those. Now, they just "saw" something on one of her ovaries and she's waiting to get scanned to see if it's something cancerous or not. A neighbor of mine had stage II rectal cancer 6 yrs ago (is still all clear for that), but she's now being treated for a brain tumor (with cyberknife, actually).

Anyhow, I'm sorry you've had to go through so much. The fact that you're still here and have such a strong character and fighting spirit really says a lot about you. I admire you- rock on!!

Lisa

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Eric,

I didn't think it quite possible to admire you more than I already did, but your revelation just floored me. You're amazing, you're wonderful, and you deserve a break!

*hugs*
Gail

teresa7374
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good luck to you i know when i had my first pet scan it drove me crazy because i could see the technician through a mirror, just fretting and scratching her head while watching my scan. i knew right then there was something there.

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Hope you hear nothing but good and exciting news!

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I never knew this and I'm so sorry that you are going through this a second time. I know you just went in for your test, and I wanted to let you know I'm still sending positive vibes. You have been through a lot and I thank you for your input.

Kim

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Buzzard
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As they say and it sure fits you to a tee.." Its not the dog in the fight, its the fight in the dog"...hang in there young man, I got a feeling your gonna do just fine.....Bless ya bud

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Eric, you are truly a fighter & God surely must have a mighty purpose for you with all that you have been through! I am amazed and impressed with your awesome attitude. You are a great example to so many of us.

Looking forward to hearing the results of Wed.

donnare
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I'm late, but hope all went well with your scans. You are amazing - you have been through so much and have such a great attitude. I read your post about this being your second go-around. You are really an inspiration to newbies like me, and I keep you in my prayers and hope to call you NED one day!! Please let us know how everything went.

All the best Eric,
Donna

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Thank you for all the love and support. Tomorrow is d-day and I will post the results as soon as I get back from the oncologists. The sad part about this whole thing is that they tested me for a genetic pre disposition to cancer and I don`t have one. Who knows what`s in God`s grand design.

Eric

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I'll say an extra prayer for you tonight, Eric. Can't wait to hear your results!

*hugs*
Gail

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I hate PET san eve, but I got a good feeling this one will be what you want to hear. Waiting to hear your results, hope you can sleep tonight, Best wishes

Mike

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