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Sandman may not be on for a bit.
« on: April 03, 2012, 12:26:32 pm »
OK, here's the story. I had cancer in my prostate years ago and it came back recently. On the last checkup it seems it has spread to my pancreas and possibly other locations as well. I report for chemo and radiation later this week.

I have never done the straight-up chemo/radiation thing before, but I have been present for it. I have serious doubts that I will be feeling up to checking on FSTDT that much.

My prognosis is "cautiously optimistic." Which seems to be doctor talk for "we have no fucking clue if this is going to work, but we've got our fingers crossed."

Wish me luck.
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Re: Sandman may not be on for a bit.
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 12:33:16 pm »
Aw, Sandman... *hugs* I really hope everything goes well. You'll be in my thoughts.
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Re: Sandman may not be on for a bit.
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 12:36:36 pm »
Aw, Sandman... *hugs* I really hope everything goes well. You'll be in my thoughts.

^^^^^^^^^This

And for the OP: :'(

Best of luck with everything. Get well soon so you can come back and grace us with your presence.

And if you ever need a place to vent in these tough times, please don't hesitate to let it out here.

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Re: Sandman may not be on for a bit.
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 01:08:54 pm »
I wish you the best, Sandman.  Stay strong, positive, and laugh.  Though on the other side of things, don't be afraid to cry either.  Good luck with your treatments.

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Re: Sandman may not be on for a bit.
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 02:08:56 pm »
If the Kaiser couldn't kill you, cancer won't get you either.

Ironbite-good luck.

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Re: Sandman may not be on for a bit.
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012, 02:10:44 pm »
Best of luck, Sandman. Kick this thing's ass.
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Re: Sandman may not be on for a bit.
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012, 02:36:09 pm »
Shit!!!
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Re: Sandman may not be on for a bit.
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012, 02:45:21 pm »
Ohmygosh, Sandman! I really really hope for the best for you and the family. If there's anything we can do, I hope you'll let us know.

But go kick this thing's ass. We're thinking of you.
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Re: Sandman may not be on for a bit.
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 02:49:48 pm »
Best of luck, dude.

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Re: Sandman may not be on for a bit.
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 03:04:34 pm »
You're not allowed to get sick. Nope.



But seriously... Get better soon, Sandman.

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Re: Sandman may not be on for a bit.
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2012, 03:14:50 pm »
Grab your claymore and cleave that cancer in two, Sandy! We'll be pulling for you!
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Re: Sandman may not be on for a bit.
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2012, 03:45:02 pm »
Best of luck, Sandman.  Hope you get well soon.
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Re: Sandman may not be on for a bit.
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2012, 04:00:26 pm »
That may be the single gayest thing I have ever read on this board. Or the old one. ;)

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Re: Sandman may not be on for a bit.
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2012, 05:38:38 pm »
I really hope you're going to be okay, Sandman.

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Re: Sandman may not be on for a bit.
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2012, 06:04:52 pm »
Sandman, of all of the adults I have met in my time here, there is not one who has left as much of an impression on me as you.

You are one of those people that the world as a whole needs more of, and one of those people that the younger generations should look up to, and at least in my case, do look up to.

I am with the others here in saying that I honestly hope you feel better soon. You're too awesome to let something like this bring you down.

Miles, you took the words right outta my mouth, brother.

Sandman, I'm joining the chorus wishing you good health and a speedy recovery.  Kick that cancer to the curb!
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