The Battle With Cancer Begins



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Hi Dave...well that is so good to hear...some positive news...I pray that you continue making this sort of progress. :D
 
Regards, Baldrick
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Great to hear that supplementing with Vitamin D3 has improved how you are feeling Dave. D3 tends to be overlooked by many medics but you clearly have a good GP who diagnosed your deficiency.
 
I am sure you are aware that having a diet low in carbs and sugar is the way to starve cancer cells but if you need any info just PM me and I will send you a link or two.
 
Hope you continue to feel better.
 
Kind regards
 
Nemo
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Hi Dave!
 
That's such good news! I would of been quite upset otherwise, You are such a special and fun guy which deserves quality of life. :D
 
I agree diet and vitamins will help out tremendously.
 
Thanks for keeping us posted with such awesome news!
 
Prayers for you always!
 
 
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@ProTruckDriver wrote:
Hello Webrooters,
 
I had my 6 month visit to the Oncologist yesterday and the results are good. No change in the blood work.The leukemia is stable at this point. Hopefully it will stay like that. A person with leukemia (CLL) either remains stable or gets worst, never better without the help of chemotherapy. The Doctor said that the results of the blood work in the last few years, I'm a long way away from chemotherapy. About 7 months ago my family doctor did blood work on me and found that I was Vitamin D3 deficient. For the past 7 months I've been taking Vitamin D3 pills and it has made a remarkable change in the way I heal and feel with leukemia. I'm feeling better than usual which is good.
Thank you Webroot Family for your Support. 😃

Awesome buddy may the force be with you always!
 
Great News indeed,
 
Daniel 😃
 


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? - Dave I'm so happy you received great news regarding your health. "Great guys" should not have to suffer.  I also placed a prayer request for you today:   
 
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS!
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God Bless
 
 
 
 
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Glad to hear the news is as good as it can be!
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Hello Webrooters. As you can see I have changed the title of this thread. Yes we are both battling cancer now. Colleen went in for a mammogram on the 12th of this month. Tests shown an abnormal lump. She went in for a biopsy early this week. Tested positive for cancer. She will be getting a MRI this Tuesday and we will see her Doctor on Wednesday to discuss what will be the next procedure. Her older and younger brothers are also battling cancer. There is nothing good about cancer, but it's good that we've have caught it in it's early stage, I hope. We'll find out after the MRI. Thank you Webrooters for your support all these years. I never thought I would have to change the title of this thread. 😞
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Oh no, sorry to hear about the bad news! Fingers crossed that it was caught early enough that the treatment will be as quick and easy as possible. Hang in there and we're here to help support you both!
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So sorry to hear Dave about Collen please give her our best and thought's that they can control and put this into remission ASAP, you take care of yourself as well and again so sorry your family is dealing with such a nasty affliction.
 
Daniel 😞
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Hi Dave 
 
My heart goes out to you and Colleen I always say why do the best people have to suffer with this disease. I'm praying for Colleenergy that this is in the early stage
 Also praying you both have strength and endurance during all this . 
 
Again sorry to hear this my friend 
 
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I am so sorry to hear this Dave. I'm really glad that she caught it early - I think there is a lot of hope when you catch it in the early stages, so good for her for being proactive about it. We're all sending you our thoughts and prayers!
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Very sorry to hear this, Dave. But it's good they caught it early. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your wife. My mother-in-law, who's 76, was diagnosed 4 years ago with breast cancer. Hers was also caught early and she's been doing very well after surgery to remove her breast. They've made and are making great strides in the medical community when it comes to diagnosing and treating Cancer. Having dealt with Cancer in my own family, not only my mother-in-law, but both of my parents,  various uncles, cousins, etc. I know that it is never easy and can be very overwhelming. Stay positive and know that all of us here will be pulling for you both.
 
Jon
 
 
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This is desperately sad news, Dave...but as you say, hopefully catching it at an early stage improves the prognosis. Of course thoughts and prayers are with you both as you face this new 'challenge' together. 
 
If there is anything that we can do to help then let us know.
 
Solly
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I am so sorry to hear your news Dave.
I am glad it has been caught early though, it will give her a better chance in her fight.
Please pass on my best wishes to Colleen.
This must have been a massive blow you Dave, having been fighting it yourself as well but I know you will stay strong for her, but please understand that we are all hear for you if you should need anything.
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Hello Webrooters. I like to give you an update on Colleen's condition. First, it's been a long few months for both of us. Seeing Doctors and all types of tests Colleen had to have. After the Mammogram she had to see the Cardiologist, get a MRI, then have surgery. They only removed the small lump and tissues around it, also 3 lymph nodes were removed to see if the cancer spread. We were notified in a few days that the lymph nodes were "negative" for cancer. We were notified that she would have to get Radiation Treatments. We had a choice, by the large machine one treatment a day, 5 days a week for 6 weeks or have a Catheter put into the breast for 2 treatments a day for 5 days. We chose the catheter because of less side effects. The only side effect she has is fatigue and the Doctor said that the fatigue will last about 6 weeks. She is handling it pretty good so far, got about 1 or 2 more weeks to go. We were still worried about if she would need Chemotherapy Treatments. A visit to her Oncologist and the answer was No Chemotherapy. Cancer is gone. There is a 6% chance it could come back. If the lump would have been 1/16 inch larger than she would have to get Chemo. So as you can see we had a very busy few months especially while she was having Radiation Treatments. She had to get them at the Virginia Beach Hospital. That was a trip from home to the hospital of 25 miles twice a day. So we traveled 100 - 125 miles a day. Thanks Webrooters for your support. 😃
 
 
 
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Hi Dave!
 
Thank you so much for that update. It's great to hear Colleen does not have cancer anymore and hopefully it never comes back.
 
God bless her for going through all that treatment and I hope the weeks go fast for her. That's got to be tuff for you and Colleen traveling back and forth 5 days a week. At least you have eachother...
 
Take care,
 
 
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Hi @ProTruckDriver  Dave,  I was happy to hear that your wife is cancer free.  I am so sorry that your wife has to go through the side effect of fatigue; I know what that is like.     Dave, I hope your doing well also.    I will pray that your wife regains her strength and that you stay strong for her. 
 
May God Bless You Both
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Thank you for the update Dave and the wonderful news that Colleen's cancer is gone and no chemo is needed. 6% is a low figure and I hope and pray that as time goes by she escapes its return however it is good to see the strength that you are getting from each other.
 
Best wishes to you both
Jeff.
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Hi Dave
 
That is most excellent news indeed...let us hope that the same will be true of you soon. All the best to you both...and keep up with the positive attitude. We are all thinking of you both...and willing that things go the right way all round.
 
Wishing you both ease of being
 
Baldrick
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Hi Dave,
 
Thanks for the update. That is great news to hear. I hope the both of you get your strength back soon and you can both enjoy the Holidays. Cancer-free sounds like the best present one could get. I will be sending warm and positive thoughts and prayers your way. Both of you take it easy and get well soon.
 
BD
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Hi Dave that's great news! You and Collen have been though allot and we wish both of you the best of health in the coming years and stay on top of things as you have been doing!
 
Cheers,
 
Daniel 😉
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Hi Webrooters,
Today I had my 6 month appointment with my Oncologist for blood work. We talked things over for about an hour since I had a few questions for him. He stated it's been 4 years now since I was diagnosed with Leukemia. The first few years with blood tests every 3 months and the last 2 years blood tests ever 6 months. He said that my blood tests are steady. I was excited to hear him say "Blood test once a year now" 😃 Although he did say any signs of any type of infections to notify him immediately. Looks like 2017 is going to be a great year for us. Thanks Webroot Members for your Support. 😉
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Great news Dave! I am estatic for you! I'd hate to hear anything other then positive news. You are one of the top Webrooters here with the greatest and fun personality. And besides I need an Apple/Mac fan on here with me. LOL
 
 
Thank you for keeping us updated. Much appreciated! 😃
 
 
 
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@ProTruckDriver not great news but Awesome news my firend may you have a great year!
 
Cheers,
 
Daniel 😉

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