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Thanks Andre.
And everyone else.
I will post updates as I know more.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:28 PM
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One week ago I went to the oncologist to see what he had to say about what was on my liver on the CAT scan and some blood tests and stuff I had done.

The diagnosis: Stage 4 kidney cancer. Also known as renal cell carcinoma.
This type of cancer does not respond to chemotherapy or radiation.
The course of action is to use a targeted drug therapy using the drug Sutent.

I'm not sure how much people want to know but this is what we were told and have read:

If left untreated the average life expectancy is about 2 years. We are treating it.
As the doctor said from here on it's more about quality of life.
I do have some general good things going for me. My overall health is pretty good. I don't have any other symptoms.

A positive attitude and support from my family and friends is the best I can ask for.

As things go forward I'll let everyone know whats going on.

If anyone has questions I'll answer them as best I can.

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Old 06-23-2010, 02:44 PM
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positive attitude man, thats what its all about, i wish only the best for you and yours


like andre said, i have have mentioned:), good healthy eats will aid quite a bit!


the brighter the veggie or fruit the better, and of course raw is best!



try to keep your mind, body, and soul nice and strong!


i'll have to catch you on ts again and bug you, idwic™

heres a tune for you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__1GvhLTEcc


cheers
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Rick,

wow. Hang in there - I have a friend who had a liver transplant about 6 or 7 years ago - doctors didn't give him a year, but he's still kicking and living life to the fullest. He used to smoke, drink, red meat diet, etc - all that ended from one day to the next and he's got the right attitude to go along with the lifestyle changes that were required. Still on meds, special diet, etc - but it has been worth it and he's doing alright. Scary stuff when you are faced with such a reality, but it also gets you focused like nothing else.

Hang in there - it's probably 50% treatment and 50% attitude to begin with, and you can kick it up from there if you believe you can win this thing.
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hi H

Don't really know what to say,...Hope everything works out OK.

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Thanks everyone.
All we can do is move forward with the best attitude we can.

I appreciate all the positive thoughts and support.
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"H", I spoke with Jake last night and learned about your results. You know it's interesting, I don't know if that is the appropriate word, but we play this game from afar. And we play it Co-Op because that's how we like it to be played. And you get a feel for those of us who have played it for several years. We never meet each other except in cyber space and don't really get to know each other, not in a personal way. But we're friends; we get along; we have fun. We learn how each of us "attack" things and react to certain situations. We wait for Fish's newest map and then gripe and groan about it and then in most cases we figure out how to play it and all is well. And then all of a sudden one day there is a new map and it looks like a tough one and we can't play this map with you. You have to play it supported by your family and close friends. Be positive and play it straight. Do what you have to do, we already know you do what you can. We're behind you 100%.

Take care brother,
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"H", I spoke with Jake last night and learned about your results. You know it's interesting, I don't know if that is the appropriate word, but we play this game from afar. And we play it Co-Op because that's how we like it to be played. And you get a feel for those of us who have played it for several years. We never meet each other except in cyber space and don't really get to know each other, not in a personal way. But we're friends; we get along; we have fun. We learn how each of us "attack" things and react to certain situations. We wait for Fish's newest map and then gripe and groan about it and then in most cases we figure out how to play it and all is well. And then all of a sudden one day there is a new map and it looks like a tough one and we can't play this map with you. You have to play it supported by your family and close friends. Be positive and play it straight. Do what you have to do, we already know you do what you can. We're behind you 100%.

Take care brother,
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well.....im very sorry i did not see this before rick, i dont spend much time in the graw section when i visit the forum.

It actually pains me to hear this is happening...but i think you are doing exactly what you need to do and staying positive is probably one of the best things....and friends can really help you do that!

Prayers go out for you pal!

dont you owe me a beer?....lol
I'm still comin to canada, im going to get into one of our saftey kleen trucks when they come to get some product....hehe.

Thank you for keeping us updated, im a phone call away if you ever get bored and want to chat!! 574-540-1026 <----- my cell.
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Thanks Kevin.
You get your ass up here and I'll buy you that beer.
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