I got the Rona

Discussion in 'Free Speech Alley' started by el005639, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. COTiger

    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    There's not much more I can add to the well written & thoughtful sentiments and well wishes already expressed. You are indeed a man of courage and a true Tiger & an inspiration to all of us. Fight to the end my friend.
     
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    I have a feeling you'll get the best case - and we'll pray for it.
     
  3. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I never know what to say in these situations but the entire Tigerfan.com nation is rooting for you.

    Maybe nation is too big a word. Village? Hamlet? Ask tiga what they call Bunkie
     
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  4. el005639

    el005639 Founding Member

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    I have been to bunkie. If you took all the best parts they would not fill up a kiddie pool.:)
     
  5. Bengal B

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    They do have a Walmart
     
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    fanatic Evil Morty Lives...

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    A gulch?
     
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  7. Bengal B

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    Goats
     
  8. el005639

    el005639 Founding Member

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    Just to give an update I have been accepted for a gene therapy trial of a new procedure down at Houston methodist. The guys at md anderson basically wrote me off. I appreciated the honesty but 6 weeks of radiation and chemo every 28 days for the rest of my life didn't sound very appealing. They told me if I did nothing I had 6 to 12 weeks to live.

    The trial I am on only involves roughly 70 people. So I consider myself blessed to have been picked. The trial I am on is cutting edge. It involves splicing a herpes gene into a common cold virus followed by injections on valtrex which is a herpes drug. Followed by a 5 day stay in the hospital. Following that I have 6 weeks of radiation therapy + chemo treatments followed by chemotherapy for the rest of my life.

    I am scheduled for surgery Feb 2. As it is unknown how my body will react to the surgery I felt it best to put these words down now while I have my abilities in tact. If I don't survive the surgery or if If it takes me longer than expected to recover I wanted to put these words on the internet so there is a record of them.

    Without getting to deep into why this happened just know it has and there is evidence now that covid-19 did play a part in my glioblastoma. If you would like to know more just look up Dr Baskins at houston methodist.
     
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  9. COTiger

    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    I've gotten to know what I consider a lot of brave people in my life time. Cops, fire fighters, veterans who fought in wars, etc. Although I've personally never met you, I consider you one of those brave people. You are fighting your battle with courage, grace, & dignity. God bless you my friend & best of luck. I think I can speak for everyone in this web site. We are praying for you.
     
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    I wish you the best of outcomes and peace at all times. We will all be pulling for you.
     
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