Friday, January 4, 2013

The Waiting Begins


Big Bro's surgical biopsy is today.

There's no question it's cancer, just what variant, which will help them with treatment.  I'm  getting checked to see if I'm a possible match for a bone marrow donor if needed later.  I reminded him that when he was 14 and got mono, I did his paper route faithfully for two weeks. He promised me the moon - fame, glamor, big bucks, snack cakes.  He paid me a measly Fifty Cents.

On the plus side, it's probably why I did NOT register as a Democrat when I turned 18.

But I'll do what I can, even if I HATE needles. Because I have my secret lucky charm  (even though he lost his tail in a tragic Hot Wheels accident).

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  1. Now might be a good time to give your brother his rat fink ring back. He might need the good luck charm more than you at the moment. Or are you holding it hostage so that he has to get better and come and get it himself?

    I'll have to check with relatives, but I think a cousin might be battling the same kind of cancer. Relatives were talking at the most recent wedding this summer - apparently the treatment he did this last time around involved harvesting some of his own bone marrow and then putting it back after the treatments (can't remember if it was chemo or radiation) - no risk of rejection that way - also no ongoing anti-rejection drug issues.

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  2. We will be pulling for you Brigid . Thats about all we can do from out here .
    The entire FarmFamily

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  3. Uno Mas - thank you Sir

    Mrs. S - Oh the Rat Fink Ring is a game, whether I give it to him or he pretends to chase it, it's a bond that will never be broken. Thank you for your concern.

    Off to bed, it will be very late Friday before I can likely comment, but I'll keep you posted.

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  4. I remember your post about the Ratfink ring! Take comfort in your faith. All of our education tells us to pay attention to statistics, to the odds. God does not factor into the odds. Samara, aka Wife V2.0 and I will be praying for you and your family.

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  5. Prayers on the way up Brigid. We'll be keeping you and yours in our thoughts.

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  6. Don't fret the needles.
    If I can ignore 'em, so can you.

    gfa

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  7. Still have you both in my prayers here. You're not alone.

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  8. Brigid, My family and I send good thoughts and sincere prayers for him, and for you.

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  9. Please keep us posted and your loyal readers are all hoping for the best. P. S. I hate needles too!

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  10. There's always a need for bone marrow donors, so everyone might want to consider joining the National Marrow Donor Program (www.marrow.org). You never know when you might be able to help someone else!

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  11. My prayers are with you and your brother. God bless you both.

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  12. Hang in there. There's little else I can think to say in times like this having seen too much cancer....
    --Matt

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  13. Sending good thoughts his way!

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  14. Positive energy, and prayers of peace, strength, and healing.

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  15. Best wishes for a good return for your brother. Hope this is the least severe type of problem it can be, :(

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  16. Lordy lordy...

    Why is it the good folks always seem to be the ones to pay the piper?

    Perhaps it's just a part of the price of admission.

    Good luck, God speed.

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  17. Prayers sent. Call if you need someone to talk to.

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  18. Good luck to your brother, and all our best wishes for his recovery.

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  19. ED ROTH LIVES!!!

    Prayers to you all.

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  20. You & Big Brother remain in our prayers. Besides, with a Rat Fink ring, what could go wrong?

    :^)

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  21. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, sending good vibes and energy your way, too!

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  22. Hi everyone and bless you.

    The biopsy went OK, we'll have the results in 3 days. It's spread, I'm not going to say more until we the the biopsy back as to exactly what we dealing with, but it's not good news.

    I promised him I'd write something silly or funny for the weekend, and I will (he's one of my biggest blog fans and shows up here in comments, but you'd not recognize his name ).

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  23. In my thoughts. This has been a tough year..

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  24. My thoughts and prayers to you

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  25. Thank you for the update, Brigid.

    Praying for the tumor grade to be low.

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  26. He's more alert and upbeat tonight. The family is small, just Dad and he and I are left, one stepbrother, two cousins, his two kids, but we're all here for him.

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  27. Glad to hear he is more upbeat, Brigid. Passing out... and then waking up would put anyone out of sorts.

    Thankfully he has (at the very least) a few more chapters of laughter with loved ones along with the breaking of bread at every sunrise and sunset.

    Thank you for the update.

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  28. Prayers daily. Fifty cents is a small price to pay to keep someone from registering the evil party;)
    Anything we can do, just ask.
    Lord bring comfort to my friend and her family. Bring the peace that surpasses understanding. You are the Great Physician.

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  29. Your brother is in our prayers, as are you and yours.

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