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    Exclamation Time for a IRL Epic fight to the death

    I was rushed to the ER Monday evening. I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma, not sure yet if it is the one easily treated type or the two almost always fatal types. The ER Dr. told me that what is on the side of my neck (a large knot) is only the top-side of an iceberg that measures 2 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches long. He told me that if a blood clot or an aneurysm didn't get me quickly and I can see a surgeon before it tears threw either my jugular vain or my trachea and its the bad type of growth that I may have 6 months tops. He said the growth was already too well integrated with major veins in my neck and would be near impossible to remove via surgery and radiation. He said if it is the good kind then it really depends on the specialist and he would let them explain it more to me.

    I have lots to do starting tomorrow to try and beat this and my play time will be a bit limited as I battle the Epic C, so I will leave you with this; DDO has brought me lots of fun and entertainment over the years, it has a lot of unique and fun features, and while new loot options and new places to explore are always a bonuses, none of it matters with out good friends and players to share it with. Thank you for sharing some of it with me
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    wow. I'm so sorry to hear that. My prayers are with you.

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    Good luck marten, I really hope you get some good news.

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    Oh wow. Best wishes to you. I hope it's the "good" kind, and that you have a speedy and safe recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillea View Post
    Oh wow. Best wishes to you. I hope it's the "good" kind, and that you have a speedy and safe recovery.
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    I don't know you but my prayers are with you.
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    I don't know you, but you're in my thoughts and prayers tonight.
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    I changed the dice so you'll roll 20s every time, don't tell God or the DM.

    Best of wishes to you. I hope you make it. I'm sure you'll make it.
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    Yes I Hope it turns out the Better of the types as none of them are Good. Our Prayers and thought will be with you.
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    Ill be sending prayers your way for the best, I hope it is something benign that can be easily removed. When you're in the waiting room, cue in your mind the Rocky theme that I've laughed to so many times with your fraps vids my friend.

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    Take care and I hope it gets better. I started this game to get my mind off my own cancer (now in remission).

    Keep positive, it really helps.

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    I never had the honor of running with you, but good luck to you sir. The thoughts, prayers, and weighted dice, of many community members are with you.
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    If your doctor is House, ask him for his first 6 diagnosis. When he's done, promptly tell him to disregard the first 5 and treat the sixth. Will save you lots of "lumbar punctures" and MRIs. FACT.

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    When a doctor tells you how long he thinks you will live, remember how wonderfully accurate so-called conventional wisdom is, and that 99% of all statistics are meaningless, and just plain tell him (or her) they're wrong.

    Then proceed to kick its you-know-what.

    Will think determined thoughts in your direction...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveNeverFails View Post
    wow. I'm so sorry to hear that. My prayers are with you.
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    We'll be thinking of you- please update us on your progress.
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    as a cancer survivor, best thing i can tell ya is keep your head up, and the most important thing is never ever ever stop fighting.

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    I would give you a +1 for bravery, but after your post its seems kinda worthless, so accept it in the spirit of wishing you good things
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    I'm very sorry you got a diagnosis like that, but I really am happy to see that you are going to fight for all you're worth. IT really seems like those that WANT to win do the best against things like this. My grandmother recently beat lung cancer, and her oncologist mentioned that he can almost tell who will win and who won't by how determined they are at the onset. The best of luck to you in whatever comes next, and all the buffs I can send!
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    Had fun playing with you and hope for the best and goodluck in your battle and defeat it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveNeverFails View Post
    wow. I'm so sorry to hear that. My prayers are with you.
    Indeed.

    Fight well fight hard. Hope to party with you again and soon!

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