It's time you knew....

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  1. ccheese

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    To all my friends on The Forum:
    It’s time you all know. In late October I was diagnosed with cancer. The official diagnosis is “Invasive Muscle Bladder Cancer.” Since then I have had one procedure, a cystoscopy, to remove the tumor from my bladder. It confirmed the cancer, and I have been going thru a battery of tests from MRI’s and CT-Scan’s to Full Body Bone Scans and a PET Scan. Chemo is not an option because I only have one kidney, and the drug used, "Cisplatin", tends to have an adverse effect on weak kidneys. Surgery is set for 0730 EST on Monday March 21st at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Dr. Given, the Urologist/Surgeon plans on a six hour surgery to remove the bladder, the prostate, the lower lymph nodes and some abdominal muscle. He also has to re-route the urinary lines to the small intestine, which will become a holding tank. After surgery he expects me to spend two days in ICU, before being moved to a room. We’ve all been good friends, so I just want to let you know that I'm going to be off line for awhile. Let’s hope for the best.....

    My wife has several phone numbers of the Mods, so she will let them know how it all went down. They, in turn, will let you know.

    Charles
     
  2. syscom3

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    HANG IN THERE!

    Think positively and your body and soul will heal fatser.
     
  3. Vic Balshaw

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    I'm very sorry to hear this Charles and I wish well for the coming operation. Hang in there my friend, have faith and know we will all be thinking about you.
     
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    Dam Charles, the prayers will definitely be with you guys. You need to hurry and heal so we can road trip up to the air show up north that T.O. B-17 got to go to last year!
     
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    Well, dammit! Kick its arse, bro! You've got my prayers, ya know.
     
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    Charles I am sorry to here this news Sir.I will say three Hail Marys for you a couple times a week in regards to you having a quick recovery.My mother always said that this works and it seems to have worked in the past.Keep your spirits up Sir.God Bless
     
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    Charles, you are in our prayers sir.
     
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    Dang Charles, sorry to hear about this.
    We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers, that this all goes well and that you have a fast and strong recovery.
     
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    What everbody already said Mr. C! You're in my thoughts and prayers....
     
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    Sorry to hear about your health problems Charles. Try to stay positive and hang in there. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
     
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    Good to hear from you Charles, hang in there.

    BTW my son has promised to make you another drawing which will be signed and dated :)
     
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    Hang in there! You're in my thoughts and prayers, Charles!
     
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    Absolutely gutted to hear this Charles.
    Your in my thoughts my friend
     
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    Hey Charles, you take care now, ya hear!
     
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    #15 ozhawk40, Feb 27, 2011
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    Add my best wishes too Charles.

    I hope everything goes well, and your back to good health soon.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Damn Charles, I'm sorry to hear this mate. Try and keep your chin up and remember you have friends all over the world praying for a speedy recovery. All my very best mate.
     
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    Wish you all the best mate.
     
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    Stay strong Charles and I wish you the best
     
  19. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Charles I wish you the best of luck. My prayers are with you and Edna. Keep your head up and you will do fine.

    As we have a place in the Admin section to discuss this, I will leave this place for the general membership. You know that you can contact me at any time.
     
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    doesn't sound like fun, keep strong from the bottom of my heart
     
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