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Offline cfellows

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Sins of my youth are catching up with me!
« on: April 28, 2015, 09:40:44 PM »
Last week, much too my shock (and chagrin), I was told I have stage 4 lung cancer.  After a week of tests and excruciating waiting, they've determined that it is confined to my left lung, while my brain and other organs are unaffected.  Guess I won't be having a "Phenomenon" experience like John Travolta in the movie of the same name.

I started chemotherapy today with drugs that have a 70% success rate.  We'll find out in a month or two which percentage group I get to join - 70% or 30% .  Best I can expect is that it can be put into remission since it can't be completely cured. 

At any rate, I feel fine, so far, and my attitude is good.  I'm sure the chemo will take a toll after a while, but it's all good for now.

Chuck
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Re: Sins of my youth are catching up with me!
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 09:48:40 PM »
Very sorry to hear that Chuck.  You will be in my prayers. 

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Offline Dave Otto

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Re: Sins of my youth are catching up with me!
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 09:56:43 PM »
Chuck I'm very sorry to hear about this, you will be in my thoughts and I'm hoping for the best possible outcome for you.

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 09:57:49 PM »
Sorry to hear that Chuck. Will add you to my prayer list.

 They say a positive attitude will do wonders, so try to keep your chin up.

 Ron

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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 10:02:38 PM »
Stay positive Chuck and may the percentages work for you.

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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2015, 10:03:13 PM »
 :(

Fight it, fight it, never give in, just keep thinking of all of those model engine you still have to make,  they will help pull you through  ;)

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Re: Sins of my youth are catching up with me!
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2015, 10:22:30 PM »
So sorry to hear this Chuck. The fact that it is confined sounds hopeful, as do the many advances in treatments. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as well.

Bill

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Re: Sins of my youth are catching up with me!
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2015, 10:27:49 PM »
Sorry to hear Chuck. But for sure,we are all with you.
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Offline Tennessee Whiskey

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Re: Sins of my youth are catching up with me!
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2015, 10:42:35 PM »
Chuck, the title of your thread and then the post itself has sent me into deep thoughts and a whirlwind of emotions on some of my own fears. I wish you the best and will you all the strength possible.  Stay tuff my friend.

Eric

Offline wagnmkr

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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2015, 10:50:36 PM »
Chuck, you are the third person I have heard this about in three weeks. Of the group, I feel you have the best chance of survival because of your never ending desire to get stuff done.

I will thinking of you every day.

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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2015, 10:54:45 PM »
Chuck , I know how you feel , 2 weeks ago I had my left Kidney removed along with it's tumor , now they think I also have lung cancer . My cancer was found by accident and was caught before I had any symptoms which was a good thing . I spent most of my life in the printing industry as a machinist , doctor's blame the type wash that we used . Best of luck you are in my prayers .Jeff

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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2015, 11:38:27 PM »
I am very sorry to hear of this news.  As others have said before me, you will be in my thoughts.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that you are in the 70% group.

Vince

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Re: Sins of my youth are catching up with me!
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2015, 11:52:46 PM »
I can't add to what everyone else said. Just know you're in my thoughts.
I will however reinforce the idea that a positive attitude can make the difference. So keep at it.

Jeff...same for you. Take care and get well.
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2015, 12:33:56 AM »
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Fight it, fight it, never give in, just keep thinking of all of those model engine you still have to make,  they will help pull you through  ;)

Jo

Could not have said it better myself. Plus only entertain positive thoughts, about your well being. We are all rooting for you sir.

Mike

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Re: Sins of my youth are catching up with me!
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2015, 01:05:57 AM »
Chuck your one of my heroes buddy and I am also sorry to hear the sad news. You can win this my friend just keep focus and think positive as you are doing and don't give up. Your in my prayers and keep us updated on your progress. We all want to know how your doing. All of us have learned much from you post and I would be sadden not to here from you.

Your friend
Don