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  1. Vengeful Odin

    Vengeful Odin Norse Mod

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    My grandfather has always been one of my personal heroes. My parents divorced when I was 3, so in my early years he was (and still is) one of the major influences in my life. I have many great memories of spending time with him throughout my childhood, even when I was an angsty teenager. I've got a funny story about ducks and sewer ponds - but that's probably for another thread.

    In the early 1990s, he had a heart attack, and a few years later, another one. Suddenly the man I thought was invincible proved he was much too human.

    Later on my grandmother passed away, and a few years ago my mother, and my grandfather has always been my rock throughout the tough times. We drifted apart for a time, but these events brought us closer together, and I've been making a point to spend time with him over the last several years.

    Tonight I just got word that my grandfather has invasive cancer in his bladder lining. We won't know more until his test results come back next Wednesday, but invasive cancer is one of the worst kinds you can get. I'm hoping that it was caught soon enough to not be life-threatening, but he's apparently had this condition for several months.

    Please keep him in your thoughts.

    UPDATES:

    Update 1

    Update 2

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  2. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    I'm sorry to hear that. My grandfather was also a father figure in my life, he passed away all too young in 2002.

    In my thoughts.
     
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  3. Phinperor

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    my thoughts and prayers to you, your grandfather, and family bro.
     
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  4. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    Wow, I'm very sorry to hear this news VO. I wish your grandfather the best.
     
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  5. SICK

    SICK Lounge Moderator

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    my prayers and thoughts are with ya.......hope everything swings positive bro :up:
     
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  6. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    Sorry for your heart ache bro. I will keep you and your family and your grandfather in my prayers.
    Just to comment, I think thats what makes heroes heroes, the fact that they are all to human, yet still do great things. :up:
     
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  7. azfinfanmang

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    Wow bro.

    Very sorry to hear of this. Of course MUCH prayers to not only him, but you as well.

    I think there is actually another place for this thread where it might get more "Positive" attention.... Mods?

    God please bless this man as he has obviously been a very positive influence on one of our own...

    Please keep us up to date VO.
     
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  8. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    so sorry to hear that bro. I will keep him and your family in my prayers. Sounds like a great man.
     
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  9. Fin Fan In Cali

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    Thought and prayers for you and your grandfather bro.
     
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  10. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

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    Sorry to hear that, I hope he makes a full recovery, I'll keep him in my prayers.
     
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  11. GISH

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    i wish your family the best.
     
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  12. PMZQ

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    My prayers and thoughts are with you & your grandfather Odin. Hopefully yours will make a full recovery and be with you for years to come. Peace to you and your family.
     
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  13. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

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    sorry to hear that. he's got my prayers
     
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  14. sking29

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    I would also like to say I'm sorry to hear that and hope he wins his battle. You got to keep strong though and if you do things tend to work out.
     
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  15. Pagan

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    Thoughts and healing energies to your grandfather and you, bro.
     
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    Please see my PM.
     
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  17. Kanye West

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    Never got to meet any of my grand parents so I cant and imagen the way you feel but. Your GrandFather is in my thoughts
     
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  18. Georgia Fin

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    Sorry to hear this bro. You and your family are in my prayers and please keep us posted.
     
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  19. like2god

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    Stay strong brother, the folks here are a great support network when the realities of life hit you in the gut. I know from experience just how great and caring the people here are.

    Thoughts and prayers are definitely on the way. :up:
     
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  20. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    Very sorry to hear, bro. I'll be sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Hope everything works out..
     
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    Your grandfather, you and your entire family will be in my thoughts and remembered in my prayers.

    Please keep us up to date on your Grandfather's condition and if there is anything we can do for you, please don't hesitate to ask.
     
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  22. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your grandfather. Finding out a loved one has gotten cancer can be devastating and I'm here if you need to talk about anything.
     
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  23. calphin

    calphin deadly at 250 yards!!

    my thoughts and prayers are with you.
     
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  24. FinSane

    FinSane Cynical Dolphins Fan

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    I lost my grandfather to stomach cancer a few years ago. Its crazy how the ones you love are here one day and gone the next. i wish the best for him.
     
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  25. Vengeful Odin

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    I wanted to update all of you on my grandfather's condition. It's not exactly good news.

    Here are some quotes from the doctor:

    • It's not a good kind ...
    • It's into the muscles of the bladder ...
    • It's a very large tumor ... very flat like a pancake
    • The doctor didn't get all of it out ...
    • They don't know how long it has been there ...
    • It may have moved out/may move out and go other places ...
    • The cancer may have moved out to lymph nodes, bones, it could be growing in the ureter ...

    We just have partial answers now; We know what type of cancer and that it's into the muscle wall of the bladder. It's at least a T-2 cancer into the bladder muscle wall, but we will need an x-ray. My grandfather will be getting a CT Scan and a Bone Scan next Tuesday at Hutchinson Clinic with, and we won't know more until we see the results.

    Potential Solutions:

    • Surgery: It's complicated to remove the bladder, and pointless if the cancer has spread beyond the bladder.
    • Chemotherapy: There isn't a very high chance of curing it using chemo.

    This is where we are today.
     
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    praying.
     
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  27. SICK

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    my prayers V....

    I hope he makes it through this....be strong my friend.

    god will care for your grandfather!!!
     
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  28. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    :sad:

    I'll continue to keep your grandfather in my prayers. Stay Strong my friend.
     
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  29. shelby

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    Your grandfather is in my prayers.
     
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  30. pennphinfan

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    my thoughts and prayers are with you, i hope you grandfather can get some better news soon. it sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with your grandfather. my grandfather died abruptly when i wasn't on great terms with him due to my parents divorce, and i never got to clear things up before he went, which i will regret forever. treasure every moment you have with him
     
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  31. Big E

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    I hope all works out for you bro. If you ever need someone to talk to hit me up bro.
     
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    Wish you the best VO. Continue to keep us updated if you can.
     
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    Your Grandfather and your family will be in my prayers bro. :up:
     
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  34. PMZQ

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    You have my prayers Odin. Keep up the good thoughts and spend time with him, and love him as much as you can. This can give him the strength to fight and as bad as it may look, you never know what miracle can happen. :knucks:
     
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  35. like2god

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    Keep your head up and your faith strong, I'll be praying for good news.
     
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  36. Regan21286

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    Surgery sounds like the better option and I hope the cancer hasn't spread. They could be doing a biopsy pretty soon depending on the test results. It'll be a tough run, I can't sugarcoat it any more than that. Just stay strong and if you ever need anyone to talk to, I've personally gone through it twice in the past 2 years and I've had experience with patient condolences so I guess I'm sort of experienced with it. Keep us updated and we're all here for support.
     
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  37. unluckyluciano

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    keep your head up bro, I hope he gets better.
     
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  38. BuckeyeKing

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    That is horrible news to receive. Be strong man he will make it through!
     
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  39. Vengeful Odin

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    Hi all, here is the latest update on my grandfather. All things told, this is some positive news.

    The doctors confirmed today that it is an aggressive, high grade T2 cancer. The good news is that there has been no obvious spread of the cancer at this point.

    There's a couple of options that the doctors are considering:

    1. Removal of the bladder completely.
    2. Remove bladder and add chemotherapy if tissues surrounding bladder show cancer.
    3. Leave the bladder in and pursue chemo and radioactivity. Doctors termed this a "short-term" solution.
    4. Use just chemo. Doctors qualified this as a "substandard option. "

    We are, at this point, moving towards #1. However, doctors must determine if my grandfather is actually healthy enough to undergo the surgery. He as another appointment on 11/10 that will be to determine that. Tentatively, they is scheduling him for bladder surgery the Friday after Thanksgiving, pending clearance.

    Thanks again for all your well-wishes. It is appreciated.
     
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  40. Colorado Dolfan

    Colorado Dolfan ...dirty drownin' man?

    Damn... sorry to hear this, VO... Even despite the positive news...

    Thoughts and prayers, man.
     
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