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  • You guys.... Ugh. We're going through a similar thing right now and it suuuuuuuucks even though we're probably in the caught it early category.
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    • I hope so!

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      • Oh, man . . . I second that! I hope everything works out well, dada.

        I wish we had those doohickeys from Star Trek where they can just scan you in five seconds and see any and all possible body malfunctions at once and we could do that every day no wait, if we are wishing for stuff I just wish we were all invincible and nobody ever got sick or anything bad at all why not.

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        • Thanks guys!

          So.... Saturday Mr. dada had an ultrasound for other reasons and the radiologist doctor (to whom we should probably built a shrine) found a very small tumor in the bladder. Monday and today, two different doctors told him that it's Papillary Urothelial Carcinoma at either stage 0 or 1(they won't know for sure till they remove it). They both said that it's 100% treatable. OMG you guys, even so, from Saturday till today we went through hell. And it all started because both of us (I swear ophy, before we even saw your post) that we should start thinking about colonoscopies!

          Is! I didn't know you went through this! I knew about your surgery but (silly of me) I assumed uterine fibroid. Sorry about your dad Laa, but yay for getting through it. Sending hugs to all of you.
          Last edited by dada_teacher; 02-20-2019, 01:51 AM.
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          • Wow, that's really good that they think they caught it so quick.


            And it all started because both of us (I swear ophy, before we even saw your post) that we should start thinking about colonoscopies!


            COLONOCOPIES FOR ERRRRY BODY



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            • I am so glad for you and him, dada. I hope the 100% treatable means the treatments arenít too horrible.

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              • ugh - - years ago my oldest brother just collapsed in the street. At the hospital they determined it was colon cancer - - it had spread so much that there wasn't anything that could be done. He died less than 2 weeks later. A few years later a sister had surgery and now wears a colostomy bag.
                I'm in my mid-50s - - have had 2 colonoscopies.OK so far. Currently waiting on results from the biopsy for a growth in my breast.

                I'm lucky that I live in Canada - so far I've had a mammogram, ultrasound and a biopsy. The only thing I've had to pay for was parking.

                dada - glad they caught it early!

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                • Oh, no Res! That's shocking. I hope your biopsy turns out well. (and hi there!!!!! every time I watch something Canadian I think of you, no joke.)


                  I'm lucky that I live in Canada - so far I've had a mammogram, ultrasound and a biopsy. The only thing I've had to pay for was parking.

                  Holy shit, I can't imagine. Last month, we took our youngest to a specialist for something ($1100 for the 20 mins she talked to us) and they sent us to get an ultrasound ($950) and they are recommending we now go to a more special specialist (dunno probably a billion dollars?). And our insurance covered/will cover nada of that.


                  Y'all . . . you don't know how tempted I am to move up there. If only I could handle snow like a regular human being instead of crumpling up and falling apart like the fragile example of Southern gentility that I am. Curse you, snow!


                  (of course the way things are going, in 50 years or so Canada is basically going to be Florida, but I don't think I'm going to last that long so . . .)

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                  • Res! Keep us updated. It's scary as shit being this age!

                    One of Mr. Is's friends dropped dead at his kid's basketball game two nights ago. 50YO, totally healthy guy, met Mr. Is through sports/biking. We have no idea what happened.
                    Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                    • Is, I am so sorry!

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                      • Guys - - breast cancer. invasive ductal carcinoma - - very high survival rate. All the markers are positive for conventional treatments.
                        Decided on treatment plan with surgeon on Friday, starting chemo Wednesday afternoon. Have already shaved my head - - want to have this little bit of control now rather than freak out when the hair comes out by the handful in a few weeks. Probably will be the last bit of control I will have for a while.

                        It has been a hectic week: diagnosis, one of my brothers tripped in his apartment and ended up hospitalized. He is a bachelor with vision problems- - I was cleaning his apartment and had an allergic reaction to the dust and have been sick for a few days. he is at his daughterís until we finish cleaning.

                        In the meantime there is a lot of other stuff that needs to be done - - little bullshit stuff that Iíve put off that I got to catch up on when I can.

                        Oddly enough I am at peace with the diagnosis. What happens, happens. You know? I think it was caught early enough, survival rate is good, and Doug Fordíís fucking around with cancer treatment hasnít taken effect yet - - so thatís good.

                        ETA: additional testing required because lymph nodes are effected.
                        Last edited by Res; 03-06-2019, 10:24 AM. Reason: Just getting the name of the cancer right.

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                        • very high survival rate. All the markers are positive for conventional treatments.



                          Oh, man . . . I am so glad you are in Canada, Res! Breast cancer = bankruptcy for so many people here, so that is something to be very thankful for.


                          Have already shaved my head - - want to have this little bit of control now rather than freak out when the hair comes out by the handful in a few weeks. Probably will be the last bit of control I will have for a while.

                          The fact that you went ahead and did that - I kinda love that a lot.




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                          • Res, I'm thinking of you. Sending good vibes and hopes for the best.
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                            • Aw, Res! That sucks, but I'm also glad you live in Canada and have good coverage in your time of need! Keep us updated! <3
                              Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                              • Youíre going to kick that cancerís ass, Res!

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