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it's what i was afraid it is

posted 1/12/2011 7:19:12 PM |
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i brought my bro home today, and it don't look very bright at the moment. besides the pneumonia, and COPD, the biopsy they did showed he has cancer in his right lung. i don't know how bad, he hadn't told me all that the doctors have told him, but he has a consult this friday with a cancer specialist, so i'll go with him to that and find out for myself.

he is weak as hell, but at least he has his balance now pretty much under control, and looks a hell of a lot better than he did last friday. guess next week i'll have something more to tell, but for now, at least he is home.

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Jan 12 @ 7:26PM  
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your brother !!

Jan 12 @ 7:33PM  
hugs! best friend has lung cancer. He is doing pretty well. He is a go getter and doesn't lay down for any reason. I hope the best for your brother.

Jan 12 @ 7:34PM  
I am sorry to hear about the cancer. Hopefully it got caught early. His attitude may be decisive but lung cancer and COPD combined make it ominous.

Jan 12 @ 8:53PM  
All I can offer is my thoughts and good wishes for your brother sawduster!


Jan 12 @ 9:01PM  
Our prayers are with your brother sawduster

Jan 12 @ 9:10PM  
I hope the news on Friday is the very best that you could imagine.
In the meantime, prayers and best wishes for both of you..........Good luck to your brother.

Jan 12 @ 10:46PM  
Damn Duster... I'm sorry to hear this news. I was hoping for better. Love ya man.

Jan 12 @ 10:59PM  
Now that he's getting the proper care, I'm sure the doctors will help you guys do what's best.

Jan 13 @ 3:01AM  
I am so sorry to hear that. I hope the news on Friday is a good as it can be under the circumstances.

Jan 13 @ 11:50AM  
Look at this as a he's heading in the right direction. And most of all...don't borrow trouble. In other words, don't assume the worst before you have all the facts in place. Lung cancer can be beat but it won't be an easy journey. Try to remain positive so that attitude can spill over onto him. Speaking positive does wonders for the spirit. Hugs Mike...good thoughts sent your way...

Jan 13 @ 1:03PM  
Thoughts and prayers for you and your brother. I hope the news is better on Friday.

Jan 13 @ 4:36PM  
I'm prolly the furthest away from you mate, but my thoughts are with you and your bro, man

Jan 13 @ 7:48PM  
I'm really sorry to hear about your brother! I'll keep you both in my prayers!

Jan 13 @ 8:10PM  
this is just a quick update, no news as friday is the appointment with the cance specialist. but, it seems he got in the house and suddenly all he wants to do is sleep again. finally got him up and moving to get his hair cut and beard trimmed off. he looks a lot better, but no energy, no enthusiasm.

tomorow i'll drag him in the the oncologist, and see what the prognosis is and what treatment options he has. but if he decides not to do anything, and decides to just roll over and do nothing, then at some point in the near future i'm going to have to put him in a nursing home. period. he wants to smoke more than he wants to live, so as long as that is his choice, no matter what i do, it will do no good. and if he will not accept the facts as they appear night now, and not try to change, i can't fight a loosing battle and come out with anything. so, friday we will see just what he really wants to do. if rolling over and doing nothing is his choice, then i'm not goig to fight it. put him in a nursing facility and let them take care of him.

Jan 13 @ 9:36PM  
I'm sorry to hear about your brother's diagnosis SD. You and your brother are most definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

Jan 13 @ 10:02PM  
I am miles away from the outside, but as you lay it out there is no recourse. As a member of the band, Pink Floyd, said, "Sometimes you can lead a horse to water but not make him drink. Other times, you can't even lead the horse to water."

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