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SandyBoy
07-17-2011, 04:56 PM
Seems that I MIGHT be able to beat what Alexander sadly fell prey to.
I will be missing in action, herein, for several days. I am going into the hospital "in & out" as a "Day-Tripper" for loads of tests.
Cat Scan / Pet Scan / MRI / & a colonoscopy. They are looking to see if my Cancer has spread. IF NOT.... I will be scheduled for 4 hour surgery to cut out 70% of my one side Liver AND 30% of the other side.
The Liver **IS** the only part of the humn that can be cut & grow back ! It will grow back HEALTHY ! ... and how long does it take to do that ??
Four (4) WEEKS !!:).

IF It has sprerad beyond...that's bad. Really Bad.
I will be In the hospital for 5 to 7 days, probably much before Aug. 1st.
I have been Chemo - now - for 4 years, without any spreading, so it looks
good.
..............and that is why, pretty soon, I will not be "on" here. I will post when I can.

Sandy Block

Anders
07-17-2011, 05:44 PM
Keep your faith Sandy! We wish you all the best!

Richard D. Hord
07-17-2011, 05:52 PM
Hey Sandy, will be praying for ya:)

YellowRose
07-17-2011, 06:21 PM
Hi Sandy,

Thanks for the update on what is going on. It is much appreciated. I will certainly keep you in my prayers, as I am sure all of us on here will. I pray that all will go well with the tests and they find that it has not spread. Keep the faith, and let us know, when you can, how things have gone for you!

DKheld
07-17-2011, 06:53 PM
Praying for you too Sandy. We'll look forward to hearing GOOD news soon.

Eric

Tenshi95
07-17-2011, 07:01 PM
Sandy,
I hope all goes well for you and soon you will be better!

-Robert

SandyBoy
07-17-2011, 08:11 PM
Thanks guys~
If I do not post - - is is because I cannot, for 1 reason or another.
I will be in much pain, I am sure. They have to cut me in 2 places, and I think it's pretty large cuts. My Dr. said "about 6 to 7 days in the hospital,
no keyboard there !!! They have to wait until I have been off Chemo for 6 weeks. I am at thre 4th week. Probably early August...
It is really really scary.......

SandyBoy
07-17-2011, 08:38 PM
Thanks to all.
I didn't mean to make it sound like I was going to have all of those tests, in one day. No, I will have I a day and in between skip a day or 2.
Tests will be in hospital as an out patient.
Colonoscopies are NO fun. They put you out, for like an hour.
I have had 2 in years past.

simplyconnected
07-18-2011, 05:13 AM
Sandy, may God give you strength for today, and hope for tomorrow. Keep the faith, my friend. You are in our prayers in the Dare household for a speedy recovery. - Dave

keith
07-18-2011, 06:42 AM
Hello Sandy, I'm praying for you, good luck.

Keith

SandyBoy
07-18-2011, 12:15 PM
Okay, the list is forming. THIS Thursday will be the PET SCAN !
I'd guess - beginning Monday, of next week, the Cat Scan, MRi and Colonoscopy will follow.

I have ( to those who did not know ) been recieving CHEMO treatments,
at the rate of 2 X @ month - - now, for 4 years ! I have had over 100
of them. It's just become a way of life. It's unreal what we humans can get used to & deal with. I have stayed positive, thru it all.
But, I am really scared of this impending surgery. This *IS* "The Biggieee" ~ No date set, yet, but early August.

tbird430
07-18-2011, 12:32 PM
My families thoughts and prayers go out to you as well SandyBoy.

You are a strong man, and a positive attitude goes a long way sir.... :)

-Rice family in TX.

Jimz Bird
07-18-2011, 01:29 PM
Best Fortune to you.

Heal well and be well.

bird 60
07-19-2011, 07:23 AM
May GOD be with you Sandy & a quick & healthy recovery.



Chris......From OZ.