Skip to comments.URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR COMMON TATOR (Update at #867)
Posted on 10/01/2006 11:01:23 AM PDT by LisaMalia
Please keep him in your prayers.......
God please be with our brother.
... And sister.
Thanks for letting us know. Prayers being sent for Common Tator -- enjoy reading his articles!
Thanks for the ongoing updates, Lisa. May God bless you and keep you strong. And may He continue to bless Ray and speed his recovery.
I have posted this before. But I want you to hear it. And tell your Dad about me too.From here, AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 653) [Remember the Trade Center!!]
It was in August 1997 that I was dignosed with large cell cancer. My oncologist told me I had one chance in 3 of living until christmas. I had tumors the size of large grapefruit. I too heard that aggressive treatment line. I was certain I was dead. I slept most of the time. I did not want to see people. My wife, my children, every person I saw looked at me as if I was dying.
But then several weeks into the terrible exhausting treatments I was in the waiting room to see the doctor. It was terrible. Nurses who treated me never really looked at me. It was like they didn't want to know me... I was dying. I knew they couldn't stand to be my friend... and then have that friend die. I was dying. I could not be a friend or even a person they knew. I was a dying cancer patient. And Oh does that hurt.
I waited in the room when a nurse who never looked me in the eye came in. She winked at me and said. I am not allowed to tell you what your cat Scan shows... but you are going to like it.
When the doctor came in, he told me the cancer was shrinking. Slowly over months the cancer shrunk. Three months after I was supposed to be dead, I was still alive. The doctor said, after examining another of many catscan reports, you are cancer free. The cancer is gone.
Then came the warning about how it comes back and the real test would be if I could be cancer free 5 years from diagnosis. Well I am cancer free 5 years after diagnosis.
They have my piture on the wall at the hospital cancer center too. The nurses hug me when I go in for my check ups. They could be my friend when they knew I was going to live.
But for months I was at deaths door. Everyone in my family treated me as if I were dying. They did everything for me. I felt like a walking corpse. It is terrible when people look at you like you are dying.
Then a day came that I will never forget A day that told me I was well. That I was just husband and Dad again.. A living person that had faults and could be told about it.
Mrs tator came into the kitchen her hands on her hips and fire in her eyes. I was told in no uncertain terms what I was to do with my dirty underwear and socks. The bathroom floor was not a repository for my dirty clothes.. She was not my slave. I could dang(I think she said dang) well pick up my clothes, sort them, and put them in the proper baskets in the laundry room .... Do you hear me I am talking to you!!! She said.
It was the most wonderful thing anyone has ever said to me.
Don't give up hope. Help him fight. Help him keep his humanity. All is not lost. Faith does heal. It is a wondrous thing. But help him believe he is going to beat it. It is so very hard to fight the cancer when everyone thinks you are dying and you are the only one that thinks you may not. 405 posted on 11/04/2002 10:34:06 PM EST by Common Tator [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 389 | View Replies | Report Abuse ]
Prayers UP Bump!
How wonderful! He is in my prayers. May he continue to heal and recover fully.
Thank you for the update!
Best wishes for his homecoming,
and prayers for his recovery.
Prayers for you, too, LM.
You are a wonderful woman.
Get well soon Tator, so that we and others can enjoy more of your commentationating.
Awsome post (#507) thanks.
Will keep the prayers up!
Continued prayer for you and CT.
I'm praying for CT and please give him a hug from me, when you see him.
Great news! Thank you for the update!
More prayers going up for CT!
Thanks Nic.. good to see you & thanks for sharing
Glad he's coming home. Tell him we send our love and prayers for a speedy recovery. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date.
We bless Your Name for healing Ray and for allowing him to come home so quickly. Thank You for good friends and family who will aid in his recovery. May Your blessings be upon him and his household, may You grant him long life, and may he serve You with joy and gladness all of his days. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
We do not know as of yet, the tests are not done on the biopsy but it is likely that the brain Cancer is a extension of the lung cancer. It has likely been growing for years.
When a brain tumor grows it must find space and it gets it by displacing the brain. This puts the brain under huge stress causing loss of memory and thinking ability and the likely hood of seizures.
So I have a pretty good situation. The Surgeon got all the cancer removed by surgery. He assured my several time that he had it all. What is left is a follow up safety procedure to kill what ever cancer cells are floating around in my body, but they are not visible anywhere. It is just a safety precaution.
I am on steroids to reduce the swelling after the surgery, anti-siezure medication, and some pain killers. I injured my back in the seizure. I do not have headaches I have backaches.
I also have about a 5 inch incision on the top of my head.
But I am home, and feel my prospects for recovery are good. I went outside today and fixed a tire on my car. I feel good.
Lisa has been very good to me. I did not tell her why I only wanted to be just friends.. I never mentioned the Alzheimer fear..... that is until today. And I have high hopes she just might say yes if I pop the question.
Lisa's family has been very supportive of our relationship. But my children have been a bit leery and advising caution and "making sure". That changed to "she's a keeper and .. don't let her get away from you.... in just the last week.
Once again I am grateful to you all. Free Republic means a lot to me and free Republic is its posters. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and and GOD BLESS.
Great news!! Prayers continue!
Continued prayers. It is awesome to hear from you!
God speed and take care! You are truly loved here.
Hey, guy; glad to see ya!
Hello, my goodness so nice to hear from you. Prayers continue for your marvelous recovery.
I'll say another prayer for you--and keep us posted!!!
How WONDERFUL to hear from you!! We've all been praying for your recovery (and return to FR of course!), and it's truly a blessing, prayers answered, to hear from you so soon.
God Bless and welcome back. (don't go fixing the other 3 tires too quickly - take it easy and don't push yourself!)
Fantastic. Wonderful news that made me smile.
Great to hear from you Common Tator.
Best of Luck and happiness to you and Lisa.
I think she is a keeper. :)
I am so happy to hear from you...we were so worried about you...take care of yourself and I will keep you in my prayers...
Wow, you're back! Like someone else said, go slow and take it easy. Good to see you're on the up and up!
Continued prayers for your complete recovery.
GREAT NEWS, Common Tator!! Thanks for the update! More prayers going up!
CT I'm so happy to hear you're doing fine and Lisa is a KEEPER. You're very lucky on 2 fronts. Prayers will continue until all is well.
Till & Roomey
Welcome back, Ray! Thanks for the great news about your recovery. I'm glad that you'll be okay.
Thank God the cancer has been removed from your brain. I'm happy that things seem to be going well for your children to accept Lisa. I hope the two of you live happily ever after.
I'm glad to know you'll be around here for a while yet. We weren't ready to lose one of our smartest posters. It seems like I learn something every time I read one of your posts.
God bless you both.
Lisa, thanks for keeping us up to date.
A title for the book:
I got Brain Cancer And Found A Keeper
Oh, CT...that is good news...really good.
And, from my perspective...I agree with the kids...Lisa is a keeper.
She had kept us informed and was always thinking of you, we could tell.
Take it easy though...a back injury and changing a tire don't sound like a good mix...LOL
Please let us know how things are going, I know I am anxious to know when you are done with tests and treatment.
Thank Lisa for me...for all of the updates.
I am continuing to pray for both of you..and your families.
We'll know your brain isn't completely healed if you let Lisa get away! :-) Glad to hear that your prognosis is good.
Great to have you back!
We'll try to go easy on you, for at least a few hours ;)
All the Best,
Welcome back, CT, and best wishes for your continued recovery! Rest assured you'll be in our prayers in the days to come.