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Fatman

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PostSubject: Brief update   Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:59 pm

I had another MRI today. My tumor has grown from .9cm to 4cm since it was discovered Aug 14th. There is some positive news, there is no midline shift, and very subtle mass effect. I have an appointment with the Neurosurgeon on Monday, and hope for surgery in the near future!

So basically it went from the size of a marble, to the size of 36 marbles in almost 11 weeks.
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:15 pm

Damn John, things really do grow big up there!

Seriously, that is pretty fast growth. I hope the doctors get in there quick and pull that shyte out quick. There is only so much room in the skull.... My best wishes for expeditious work and swift repairs...

I'm getting all emotional.... Take care mon fryer...
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Blackhorse
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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:44 pm

Of course, every one of us here are rooting for you, your doctors and the angels that are watching over you.

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Thistleoak

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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:52 am

I'm praying for you my friend, if you need anything please don't hesitate to ask.
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Simple Man

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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:29 am

I'm praying for you too, John. Praying for skillful doctors as well!
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R. M. Perkins

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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:18 am

I'll keep you in my prayers.

Yeah, I had a friend who had a rather large tumor removed about 15 years ago, and he's still doing really well. And I can only imagine how much the technology and techniques have advanced since then.
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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:49 am

John, you've been in my Prayers. Seems lately more members of the BoB have been in my Prayers than family members scratch
Your doctors need to focus on you in a much faster manner, it's taking them a long time to figure you need to see a neurosurgeon.
I wish you all the best and I'm going to light a candle this evening for you. Thank you for taking the time and keeping all of us informed.



GET WELL SOON BROTHER
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Fr_Tom

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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:42 pm

It is good to get an update, even if it is not the one we want to hear. I am praying for you too.
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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:30 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
Of course, every one of us here are rooting for you, your doctors and the angels that are watching over you.

Couldn't say it better!!! FTRPLT
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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:14 pm

Aw man, that's just crappy news. I'll be thinking of you and sending great vibes for a speedy recovery. Hang in there FM!

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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:32 pm

John, while that doesn't sound good you seem to be facing it with courage and optimism. You can beat this in the end. Just have that feeling, ya know?

king


Cheers,

RR
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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:35 pm

Thanks for the update John, wishing you a quick and successful surgery .
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DrT999

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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:43 pm

Thanks for the update; you know we'll all be thinking and praying for you

"T"
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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:47 pm

John, that's horrible news. Glad things are finally moving forward though. Best of luck with the surgery you'll be in my prayers until you lick this.

Jim
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Fatman

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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:14 am

So it looks like surgery is Tuesday! My new Neurosurgeon is being pretty aggressive.  For some context the 1st image is from Aug 14th, when the tumor was discovered, and the 2nd image is from Nov 2nd and the 3rd image is just another image for more context . So in 11 weeks, give or take, it has gone from .9cm cubed, to 4cmx3cmx3cm. That is pretty fast growing, and needs to come out sooner rather than later.  

The journey continues!

P.S. I apologize for the brevity of the posts I make, typing has become difficult!







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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:41 am

This makes for difficult reading and viewing John, hence my slow reply. Your positivity is inspiring mate. Now, get that thing out of your head so you can crack on with life.

Warm thoughts coming your way.
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Thistleoak

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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:26 am

I am praying very hard for you!
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Simple Man

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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:58 am

John, no words... other than to tell you you are in my thoughts and my prayers. Don't give up hope, brother.
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Fatman

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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:18 am

Thanks for the kind words! Surgery is tomorrow, the over prognosis is not good. We will just have to see what cards are dealt to me!
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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:47 am

god speed
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Blackhorse
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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:47 am

Sure wish there was something we could do for you John.

Damn, What a revolting development.

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Fatman

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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:19 am

Blackhorse wrote:
Sure wish there was something we could do for you John.


Never stop doing good things, to whoever you meet. That is the best thing you can do! Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not promised to anyone, live in the now and do good things!
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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:06 am

John, your attitude is inspiring. God bless you my friend.


Cheers,

RR
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Simple Man

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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:09 am

Fatman wrote:
Blackhorse wrote:
Sure wish there was something we could do for you John.


Never stop doing good things, to whoever you meet. That is the best thing you can do! Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not promised to anyone, live in the now and do good things!

Words of a very good man...

Continuing in prayer, John.
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Thistleoak

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PostSubject: Re: Brief update   Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:29 am

John I am praying for you daily, please if you need anything let us know. I had a friend in my early 20s that had a similar issue pop up, it got to the point where the pressure was pinching the optic nerve and effecting her vision. She underwent surgery.... that was 14 or 15 years ago.... She is a successful business woman these days with two adorable children and an awesome husband who is a Michigan State Trooper. That was many years ago when she had surgery, I imagine the strides made in the medical field have been huge in the time that has passed. Everybody here on the BoB has your back!
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