I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by cinemaniax7 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:12 pm

Our prayers are with you!

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by mxc_takeshi » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:54 pm

Best wishes to you during treatment and to a speedy recovery!

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by sarisson » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:11 pm

Terrible news.
But, as a wise man once put it, "Keep the faith. We'll win. We'll get it done." And he's winning.
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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by Philliesfan02 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:53 pm

I’m wishing you well.

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by Leah » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:05 pm

Good luck! I know several people who've gotten past it, including my cousin who, at age 76, had the Whipple procedure. She's 86 now. Keep us posted.

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by John Boy » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:05 pm

Ditto all the above. All best wishes and sincere prayers for your health.

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by threearruda » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:29 pm

sarisson wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:11 pm
But, as a wise man once put it, "Keep the faith. We'll win. We'll get it done." And he's winning.
Amen to that!

All my best through the remainder of your treatment and recovery, harrumph.
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Post by econgator » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:43 pm

You'll beat this!

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by morbeedo » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:46 pm

Wow! Serious stuff. Hoping for the best outcome for you! Thank you for sharing. Lots of good vibes from the community heading your way.

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Post by Don't Think Twice » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:17 pm

I will pray for a full recovery for you. Best of luck.

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by harrumph » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:22 pm

Here is what I learned from the pancreatic doctor today: there are three kinds of tumors: small, medium, and large. They only operate on small tumors. My tumor is currently medium. Therefore I will be going on chemotherapy for perhaps six months to shrink the tumor and its tentacles to an operable size. The tumor rests in the middle of the pancreas.

Thank you all again for your kind remarks.

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by Lefty » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:40 am

Add my good wishes to everyone else's. Multiply, if that's allowed.
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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by alietr » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:09 am

harrumph wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:22 pm
Here is what I learned from the pancreatic doctor today: there are three kinds of tumors: small, medium, and large. They only operate on small tumors. My tumor is currently medium. Therefore I will be going on chemotherapy for perhaps six months to shrink the tumor and its tentacles to an operable size. The tumor rests in the middle of the pancreas.

Thank you all again for your kind remarks.
Well, not great news, but I hope it is good enough news. Best of luck to you, sir.

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by rouquinne » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:41 pm

So sorry to hear this - wishing you all the best in your treatment.

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by SwanShadow » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:50 pm

That's tough news. Here's wishing, hoping, and praying all the best for your path forward.
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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by Bamaman » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:04 pm

I just opened this thread and read about your illness. Glad to see it is treatable. Best wishes and prayers for you from a cancer survivor.

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by RandyG » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:55 pm

Best wishes for your wellness, my friend.
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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by harrumph » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:25 pm

Update: my first chemo session is scheduled for August 12th. It will be a "aggressive" cocktail called folfirinox. A port will be installed into me. I will be taking in the cocktail every other Monday, and then the next Wednesday I head back for port maintenance. I don't have to stay in the hospital overnight. I will have three or four cycles of this before I have a CAT scan to evaluate the effects. My brother (a doctor) will be in town to monitor the first cycle.

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:01 pm

harrumph wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:25 pm
Update: my first chemo session is scheduled for August 12th. It will be a "aggressive" cocktail called folfirinox. A port will be installed into me. I will be taking in the cocktail every other Monday, and then the next Wednesday I head back for port maintenance. I don't have to stay in the hospital overnight. I will have three or four cycles of this before I have a CAT scan to evaluate the effects. My brother (a doctor) will be in town to monitor the first cycle.
Shrink that tumor! Best wishes getting on the road to the needed procedure.

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Post by squarekara » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:51 am

Git R Done!

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