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Good morning friends,

 

My wife and I and both turned fifty years old this past year. Yes that means more routine tests, including the dreaded colonoscopy. We both made light of such an invasive procedure. She took me several weeks ago (clean bill of health) and I took her last Thursday. We were both in a state of shock when the Doctor met with us afterward and told us Debbie has Colon Cancer. She did not have the usual symptoms of a cancerous tumor, but now we are glad that we decided to get the checkup.

 

We saw a cancer specialist late Monday morning; again it is a miracle that we could get in to see him so quickly. We are not sure what stage the cancer is in. Only surgery will give us more information. My wife is scheduled for surgery on February 13.

 

We are people of faith know that God is still in control no matter what the circumstance. We are trusting God for a touch on Debbie’s life and body. For those of you who are the praying kind, we value your prayers. I leave for Branson, MO tomorrow for business and have scheduled a few days fishing with Duckydoty, Uncletube, and possibly Arkieflyguy. Funny how I am not as excited as I was last week about leaving.

 

On a side note: Debbie and I are amazed how quickly everything else in life that seemed so important can fall to the bottom of the list. Replacing that old dishwasher or planning that fishing trip has lost its appeal. When the doctor tells you that 90% of those with this type of cancer live for 9-10 years if all goes well, life changes. Suddenly 9-10 years seems like only hours.

 

Unless you have had this kind of news it is hard to understand. No matter what the outcome of this situation, I will never look at life the same. Those of you who have experienced situations like this understand. Remember this; God is good all the time.

 

Thanks again for your prayers,

 

George

AKA Conehead

 

PS: Let me encourage you, never be too proud or frightened to get regular check-ups no matter how uncomfortable they may make you feel. We have a dear friend in Tennessee, who ignored all the symptoms of colon cancer and was diagnosed in stage four last spring, his prognosis is not very good. This is what prompted Debbie and I to get checked.

 

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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife. Regreatably, I know exactly how you feel. About 2.5 years ago. My wife went for a regular check up and had a mamogram revealing a lump. It turned out to be breast cancer so she started chemotherapy. About 2 months into the treatments, during regular blood work and catscan, the doctors told us she also had renal cancer and would have to have her kidney removed. Wow, two cancers at the same time! How do we deal with that? I know it is hard to look at your situation positively, but attitude and staying positive is vital. We are actually thankful (now) she had the breast cancer, otherwise, she would not have had all of those follow up tests revealing the renal cancer until it was too late.

I also know your feeling of loosing interest in fishing etc. as I basically gave up tying and fishing for two years. I went occasionally, but my heart wasn't in it. A colleague of mine gave me some valuable advice as his wife was going through a different cancer about the same time. He said, "When your wife has cancer, so do you." While you may not be going through actual cancer or treatments, you are going though the emotions and stresses with your wife.

Even though you probably are experiencing that numb feeling, stay positive, look after yourself as well as yor wife, and remember, you will get through this together. Take it, 'one day at a time'.

My wife is doing fine now, but I admit I feel uneasy going to those frequent check ups she still has, but you got to do it. I'm back tying and fishing this past year and appreciate it more than ever. Life is good. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife as you go through this ordeal.

Respectfully...Alan and Jo-Ann :)

 

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George, my thought and prayers are with you and you wife. Like Alan said, "Attitude and staying positive is vital"

 

 

Chris

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You and your wife are in my thoughts George. I think if there's anyone who can pull through this it is you, cause like someone said before, attitude is everything.

 

What are the symptoms of colon cancer?

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George, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife. When you get to my age, you'd think you would know just what to say in the way of comforting words, but it doesn't happen. There is nothing anyone can say to soften your concerns and worries. But I think just knowing others are thinking of you and praying helps. Good luck to you and your wife, we are thinking of you.

 

Rodger & Terrie

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Hello Conehead,and Mrs.Conehead....I am at work,and therefore must be brief. I can olny begin to imagine the mood in your home,in the face of such news. My wife and I both turned fifty this past year,and have this on our horizon. I want you to tell your wife to take heart in this though: Just two or three nights ago,on World News Tonight,there was a piece on how fatalities from all cancers are on the decline for the first time in history....PARTICULARLY colon cancer!!!! They attribute this mostly,to early detection. It is my sincere hope that your wife is VERY early,and has the best of possible outcomes!

I,m sure I can safely speak ffor everyone on this forum,when I say that our thoughts and prayers are with you both!

E.O. Mendsen....AKA Sulphernut!

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My thoughts are with you. If it is any concilation several of my friends have beat the very same disease, so keep your head up.

 

Paul

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Count me in as well on the thoughts and prayers for you and your wife. I'm about to hit 52 and had my first scope last year. They found enough to make me also have a needle biopsy. I've said it before, but I'll say it again.. when you hear biopsy and cancer and you're the person they're talking about, it can be scary. Hopefully your wife was caught soon enough. Just know we're here.

 

 

Mike

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George

My prayers for you & your wife

I went to the hospital 1yr ago for a stress test and wound up spending 21 days in there because I had triple

by-pass surgery ,but it does not compare to what your wife is going through ,but with early detection

she will make a full recovery :headbang: :D

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