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27-08-2017, 02:41 PM
RE: Life is fragile
Cancer really, truly does suck. I am so sorry about your friend. Give him a good hug, tell him what he has meant to you.

The stories people are sharing on my friend's page are bringing me to tears, but are also so wonderful. I wish she could have heard them.

(((hugs))) to you.

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27-08-2017, 02:43 PM
RE: Life is fragile
Thanks.

And really sorry about your friend. That's awful.

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27-08-2017, 02:43 PM
RE: Life is fragile
I am so sorry about your mom, Brian. It is terrible when you don't expect it Sad

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27-08-2017, 03:04 PM
RE: Life is fragile
(27-08-2017 02:34 PM)BnW Wrote:  Late last November, a good friend of mine was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. He's not local but I see him a few times a year when he's in New York. He was in last year mid-September. We met and had a few beers, had some wings, and then parted ways until next time. He went home to Michigan and a week or so later picked up what what he thought was a stomach flu. After it didn't go away after 2 weeks, the doctors did a colonoscopy. And that's when they found the first tumor. It took another few weeks to find the rest of it. His liver, his lungs, his lymph system ... really just everywhere.

I went to see him out in Detroit first week in June and he didn't look particularly good to me. When I got home I told my wife I thought he would make his 52nd birthday this October, but I doubted he would make 53. That was around June 4 or thereabouts.

Right now, I don't think he's going to make 52. I'm flying out to Detroit next Saturday and coming back on Sunday. I'll spend the day in the hospital, and I guess I'll make my goodbye to my friend. He doesn't have much longer. In the past 2 weeks his condition has spiraled completely out of control. He's from Scotland and his family has been flying in, which is good.

Life is very random and not at all fair. And all I can think is there, but for the grace of random dumb luck, go I. I have no idea why my friend suddenly and without any previous symptoms ended up with stage 4 colon cancer and I'm healthy and cancer free. We have similar lifestyles, similar diets, etc. So, why him and not me? Or someone else? It just is, I guess.

Life isn't fair and cancer fucking sucks is all I can really say.

"It just is" is what my aunt used to say.

Genetics plus environmental.

Colon cancer usually grows very slowly, like 20 years or longer. Lots of older people die of it, and they've had it for decades without knowing. That's why you want colonoscopies, you can catch it way early with total success and no spreading.

Shadow, at least she just fell asleep - that's about as gentle as death can get. So sorry for her young daughter and other relatives though...

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28-08-2017, 02:24 AM
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Sorry to hear that mate. My thoughts are with you. Hug

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