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  • in reply to: Time for my experience and help #32496
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    Carlos,

    I am so sorry for your loss, may God be with you and your family.

    Emad

    in reply to: 1 year after resection…clean scan #83894
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    Congratulations Dear Daisy,

    your mom and your family did a great job to get to this point.
    Wishing for many many clean scans to follow.

    Hugs,

    Emad

    in reply to: Medicare and liver transplant #75680
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    Healthcare in general is a very sensitive issue for me. I do not understand how we are the number 1 country in the world, our government spends BILLIONS of our TAX PAYERS dollars on WARS AND OTHER BS but yet, one of us has to worry about the financials when dealing with something major as liver transplant. This is JUST UNACCEPTABLE.

    Diane, I hope the issue of Medicare will be solved soon so you brother can get the treatment he deserves. Mark is blessed to have the option of LT, I wish our politicians will be blessed one day with some humanity in them.. I wish him the best luck in his meeting with Dr Chapman, we are all praying for him.

    Brenda, glad to hear that Kenny is doing well. You are both harvesting the results of the hope you planted along this journey.

    Emad

    in reply to: Spending precious final hours with my sister #83765
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    Dear Sara,
    It is 2 am in the morning and I just read the news that I was dreading to hear for the last few days.
    I am so sorry, I don’t know what to say. I wish my tears would wash your pain away, I wish GOD WOULD LISTEN to our prayers.

    Nicole is your sister, your best friend. She is a loving daughter,wife and mother.
    To all of us, she is our hero.

    Praying for Nicole and your family.

    Emad

    in reply to: Metformin #83818
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    Dear Julie,

    you are definatly WAY FAR from being elderly.

    I am sure that your oncologist had a good reason to tell you to wait till after chemo.However, I read somewhere about a study shiwing that diabetic patients that were on Metformin had a better response with chemo and went into remission.

    Like I said, It will be a great opportunity to ask your oncologist at Mayo since Dr. chaiteerakji works for the same hospital.

    I hope you are feeling better tonight and you would sleep like a BABY.

    Emad

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    Dear Evan,

    I am sorry to hear that your mom is having pain, I hope that the issue will be solved soon.
    I am not familiar with how the system works in Ireland but I am sure that it should be somehow similar to the US.
    Calling your oncologist ward is a good idea, even if her main doctor is away, the on call doctor will be able to make some decisions in his behalf.
    I know for fact that whenever a patient has cancer, even if they are admitted to the ER, the doctors usually consult with the oncologist in charge or his office to agree on the treatment.
    If you think that your mom’s stent is causing the pain and needs to be replaced, I suggest that you go the the hospital, call the oncology ward or whoever you think of so they can get it done ASAP. A clogged stent causes increase in her biliruben levels that will lead to delaying chemo.

    Good luck and I hope your mother will feel better soon.

    Emad

    in reply to: Coming in contact with shingles #83641
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    Krissy,

    As you know, Shingles is caused by a low immune system that allows the virus hiding in the body for years to flair and cause symptoms. Therefore I don’t think it is contagious.
    My dad had shingles 2 months ago due the stress and losing over 20 lb within 2 months. I asked the doctor and he said it was not contagious.
    Why don’t y
    I think it will be a good idea to double check with your doctors and get different opinions.
    Please keep us posted.

    Have fun with your family.

    hugs,
    Emad

    in reply to: Surviving family member testing #83626
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    Oh Lainy, no way you can’t remember this:

    ” I will take a bullet for you too Sis… What the heck, I don’t have anything to lose anyway”

    In that meaning…

    Emad

    in reply to: Surviving family member testing #83624
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    Dear Lainy,
    My memory is fading too and lately I am not able to concentrate on anything and I am 41 yo.
    I am assuming that I am having a selective memory, but I do remember this one.
    When the doctors told Teddy that they ran out of options, Marie, your sister in law told him over the phone: ” Oh TT I love you so much, I will take a BULLET for you”
    Did I refresh your memory ???
    Now you should remember what his answer was…
    Shhh… Don’t say it because that will contradict the meaning of the unconditional family love that I was rumbling about

    محبة
    Emad

    in reply to: Surviving family member testing #83622
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    Lainy,

    Do you remember this:
    ” TT I will take a Bullet for you”

    in reply to: new to all this #82403
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    Dear Joanna,

    I lost my mother 4 months due to a UTI that turned into sepsis.
    I wish there is anything I can do or say to make you feel better and ease your pain. It hurts a lot..
    Keep your Mom close to your heart, she will always be your Guardian Angel.

    Emad

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    Dear Sara and family,

    I will keep praying for a miracle…

    Emad

    in reply to: Surviving family member testing #83619
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    Crissie,

    I have noticed the fear and the worries that have been expressing in your posts about this cancer and the chances of us getting it in the future.
    Sadly, there in no early detection for a lot of cancers more so for GI cancers.On the other hand, even though, breast cancer can be genetically inherited, most other cancers are not proven to be so.

    My Mom was pretty healthy, in good shape , no major health issues, never smoked( except for the hooka in the last 3 years), drank very socially( never finished her half glass of wine) she was 69 yo but looked like she was 59 till the last two months. All she felt in the last 2 to 3 months before her diagnose was lack of sleep and less energy, which they thought it due to the little sleep, and a back back that wasn’t in her shoulder and did not reflect to the top of her rib cage.
    My brother in law, who never smoked in his life, had a beer maybe every month or two, died last year from cancer in his tonsil which is typically a cancer that is caused by smoking.
    Our neighbors lost their daughter last week, in her early 50’s, three weeks after being diagnosed with brain cancer.

    What I am trying to say, Suzy and Crissie, you cannot live in fear of something you don’t have any control over. Actually the stress that you have might cause you some other health issues.

    On the other hand, me personally I want to think loud:
    ” I WISH IT WAS ME AND NOT ANY OF MY FAMILY”
    This is the kind of love my Angel Mom planted in my heart.

    Lainy, does that ring a bell??? SIL? TT? Bullet?

    To whom got the message, sorry if I offended you with my harshness…

    Emad

    in reply to: Feeling sad #80100
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    Dear Desiree,

    When I saw the pictures my heart was aching.
    You took me back in time to 1990 when our family lived in Paris, I was 17 yo back then.
    The last time we went (the whole family) to France was in 2003 for my brother’s wedding, he got married in a small town overlooking the beautiful bay of Nice.
    Being far away from our extended families make it a lot harder to deal with our grief, I totally understand how you feel.

    Bonne courage avec ton traitement.

    Emad

    in reply to: Progression #83487
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    Duke,

    I agree with all what was said.
    Every case is different with cc, some patients have slow progression and others a very aggressive one.
    My Mom had her yearly check up CT scan for her abdomen in March 2013 and everything looked normal. A CT scan in mid December showed several lesions on her liver, we were in shock. I am still in denial of the whole situation.
    So as Kris is guessing, it might be the mutation or other factors that we still don’t know about.

    cancer just SUCKS

    Emad

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