Blue, What a blow! I am so sorry you and your family are dealing with this. I do, however, want to remind you of something. cancer has come a long way. Many forms are cureable...and each day, scientists come up with more options. canceris no longer a death sentence. My mother survived breast cancer 23 years! Cancer never did take her life. Get good doctors, keep a positive attitude and lean on your friends in Clusterville when things get tough. Please keep us posted,while we all pray in our own way.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
I second what Cathi says! I've actually known several people to beat lymphoma - not saying it's an easy battle because it certainly is not - but with the right doctors and everybody on his side, I'll be praying like mad that he beats this thing.
Very sorry to hear this, Bob. Y'all have a huge emotional support team behind you, so lean on us when you need to. You know you got all the prayers, vibes, mojo, voodoo and whatever else we got.
You also know attitude is everything. People with good attitudes and positive outlooks seem to beat cancer even when doctors say it's not possible. Give him time to get his head around it and then kick him in the ass if necessary to jump start that "I'm going to beat this" attitude.
It is up to YOU to educate yourself and then help your doctor plan your treatment. If you just sit down in front of your doctor and say "make me better" you are setting yourself up for a great deal of pain.
Bob, have they specified what type of lymphoma your son has? From reading about it, I see there are two main types with about 35 different subtypes.
You're right Mike. Now they've determined that they are not sure what type it is again. They are saying it could still be lymphoma, but it's a better chance that it may be thymoma. Luckily they've held off on the chemo for now. Instead he may have to go to Chicago hospital for surgery today to remove the thimus gland in his neck and then use radiation on the tumor nex to the liver. Very confusing at this point so we are still continuing to pray that this all works out. Thanks again for all your positive vibes and prayers.
Bob, I can't think what to say, other than my thoughts and the thoughts of my family are with you--and with your family--in this very difficult time.
I can't imagine what you're going through.
All good wishes to you and yours,
Ah! The foreigners put on such airs Wearing the tangerine suits And their harlequin eyes. The pain they inspire Draws in harmonica melodies And the feathers of birds Which flame up at their touch. It all comes to light in the sheer Debonair. (Ellen)
Ex Chicago guy living in Connecticut now. you have some of the best doctors in the world out there so you son should have top notch care available to him. Just think positive and he will have a long long life ahead for him. You are in my prayers. John