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So how bad was your week? Prayer request version

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  1. Vaderkin

    Vaderkin Lifetime Member Lifetime Member Club Subscribed

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    Starting 3 weeks ago, I was having pain in my stomach. I went to see my DR because pain and no appetite are usually not a good thing. My blood work came back fine and they saw the main artery was damaged and the blood flow was restricted. They sent me to a vascular surgeon who would insert a stent to open the artery.

    He takes blood samples and see's that I have clotting issues and surgery can't be done until that is addressed. That puts me at my oncologist. He draws blood and the levels are high but they are not terrible. He wants some other test done and so I go back to my primary DR. again for different blood tests.

    That brings us to Wednesday the 15th. DR. calls me and says "I want you to admit yourself to the emergency room right now. I get a ride to UNC Chapel Hill because my last surgery was done there in 2012. 9 hours later, I am in a private room in the oncology ward.

    8 days of tests, procedures and blood work and they find metastatic lesions in my liver, blockage in the lungs and several masses and enlarged lymph nodes. Friday the 24th, I am diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer.

    I had stage 3 Pancreatic cancer back in 2007 and it has been in remission since 2008 after Whipple surgery, months of chemo and radiation treatments. DR's were surprised when they saw how fast it came back and how far it has spread.

    Going this Tuesday for a consultation with oncologist to see how they want to proceed. I got home yesterday and haven't gotten the energy to do much except rest.
     
  2. SPST

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    Praying for you man. My sister was just diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumor.
     
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  3. Qball50

    Qball50 Lifetime Member Lifetime Member

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    Our prayers are with you Vaderkin. Hang in there.
     
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  4. WNC Seabee

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    Oh man, I'm so sorry. I wish you and your family all the best.
     
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  5. Vaderkin

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    Sorry about your sister. Prayers to your family. Hope all works out well.
     
  6. Inglis

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    Incoming prayers for you and your family.
     
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  7. fieldgrade

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    Vaderkin, prayers are up for you, brother. Keeps us posted.
     
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  8. drypowder

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    Praying for you Vader. Stay strong, brother.
     
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    Isaiah 53:5

    But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

    Praying for you my friend...
     
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  10. Chdamn

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    Damn dude.

    Wtf is a pancreas and why the hell do you need the damn thing? Seems like all it ever does is get cancer.

    Sounds like more than just a bad week. Keep your chin up and if you need someone to come cheer you up let me know. Can't promise we won't get kicked out.
     
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    And I thought I had a bad week. Prayers for a short conclusion and better days ahead sir.
     
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  12. Grits

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    It makes hormones. Insilin is one.

    James Chapter 5. When sick call on the elders of the church to anoint with oil and pray.

    LORD, heal this man. Amen
     
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    Praying for you Vad.
     
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    Prayers sent....hang in there!
     
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    trcubed well...bye Lifetime Member

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    You'll be in our thoughts and prayers until this thing is beaten, Vaderkin. Always remember we're here for you.
     
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    dang.. makes my troubles as if nothing.. Good luck.. Pulling for you..
     
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  17. Vaderkin

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    Thanks again everyone.

    I'll let Weird Al explain it to you. Ironically when I met him last month, I told him this song actually helped me learn what the pancreas did. It came out just a few months before I originally got pancreatic cancer in 2007

     
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  18. fieldgrade

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    Vader, you know there's a good number of active members here who are pretty close to you logistically speaking, including me. Let us help any way that we can.
     
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    Thoughts and prayers.
     
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  20. You will be in my thoughts...
     
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    Prayers to you, may the Force be with you.
     
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    you have my families thoughts and prayers, please don't hesitate to ask if there's anything we can do.
     
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    Just saw this Vaderkin. Prayers and best wishes for overcoming this.
     
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    Who needs Dr's with Wierd Al around? Im sure your physicians would get a kick outta that. :) Good luck and we will be thinking about you. Holla if you need anything while you are down...we are here for ya. @Chdamn said he had dibs on the bath detail. ;)
     
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    Thoughts and prayers, and I wish you strength to carry on.
     
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    Done and if there is anything else I can do, don't hesitate to lemme know.
     
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    Praying for you and yours.
     
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    Fight it... fight and claw against it and beat it. Prayers up man.
     
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    We're here for ya man.
    I thought I was having a bad day yesterday after some yellow jackets stung the crap out of me, my son, and the dog. Sometimes life gets put in perspective for you.
    Praying for you
     
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    Prayers are with you my friend.
     
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