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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:21 pm 
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Hello everyone, I have played this game for many years, going back to prologue. I have loved it, made many friends, Provided music (Friday Music) but now I fear my days playing may be at an end or at the very least on hold. I have cancer of the tongue that has spread to the lymph node in my neck. This coming Monday I go into surgery to have a med port, a feeding tube, and a trach put in. from there it is at this time an undetermined amount of Chemo and radiation. From there only the Lord knows. In any case this is practically on the heels of the heart attack I had in April of last year. Also my wife is awating results to move forward on carpal tunnel surgery on both hands. As all this because of high deductibles will deplete our savings. A GoFundMe account has been set up. All I ask is that you spread the url for the account. You have the thanks of my wife and myself. here is the URL https://www.gofundme.com/fp4kmt-medical-expenses


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:24 pm 
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Oh dear. You'll be missed, and I sincerely hope that this will be temporary, you'll recover, and we'll see you farther down the line. But chemo and radiation therapy are always miserable experiences, so I can only say to hang in there -- they end eventually.

I have an aunt who was diagnosed with throat cancer. The doctor told her, in so many words, to resign herself to dying. Fortunately, that particular quack wasn't the only doctor in the phone book. She went to see a specialist, and she went through many months of misery undergoing the same treatments you will.

Now, over a year after she was told she was going to die soon, she's doing very well and seeing a different doctor. :P

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:28 pm 
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Jay, I wish you all the strength and willpower you can muster during this period.
Hoping your specialists and care are all excellent.

Please keep us updated as possible; know that people are rooting for you.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:16 pm 
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Just am revisiting myst after many years and saw your post. I've been through the lymphoma thing so know there is hope for you...prayers!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:22 pm 
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What a challenge, JayRho. Sending positive thoughts to both you and your wife that everything will turn out well.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:25 pm 
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Update, The original 'diagnosis' was just a, for lack of a better way to put it, a guess. The final diagnosis after many tests is I have a non hodgkins lymphoma that has spread to the tongue. Not as serious as previously thought, although any cancer is serious and can kill you. The good news is it is very treatable with a high success rate. With many stumbling blocks and a couple of setback along the way I am finally in the stages of Chemotherapy. I had my first treatment 4 days ago and although the day of treatment went so smoothly with no adverse effects I am now feeling some. much intestinal distress and such. But on a positive note The lymph gland on my neck has gone down in swelling quite a bit which has made swallowing liquids a lot easier. I still have to breathe through a tracheostomy tube and all my nourishment is through a feeding tube in my stomach, but if all goes well then after the chemo is over (I will have 5 more treatments each 3 weeks apart) then the trach and feeding tube will come out. That will be a glorious day. They are driving me crazy. Thanks for your support and maybe someday I will be able to get back to the cavern on somewhat of a regular basis.


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