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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.......


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God please be with our brother.


501 posted on 10/03/2006 6:59:39 PM PDT by Mr. Buzzcut (metal god ... visit The Ponderosa .... www.vandelay.com ... DEATH BEFORE DHIMMITUDE)
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To: Mr. Buzzcut
God please be with our brother.

... And sister.

502 posted on 10/03/2006 7:01:13 PM PDT by Mr. Buzzcut (metal god ... visit The Ponderosa .... www.vandelay.com ... DEATH BEFORE DHIMMITUDE)
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To: LisaMalia

Thanks for letting us know. Prayers being sent for Common Tator -- enjoy reading his articles!


503 posted on 10/03/2006 7:07:12 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( Go Sooners!)
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To: LisaMalia
Give him our FR love and tell him we'll be looking for him online. So glad he is headed home, he'll be feeling so much better in his own place.
505 posted on 10/03/2006 7:28:07 PM PDT by pepperdog
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To: LisaMalia
Praise God!!! Thank you for the update. Prayers continue...
506 posted on 10/03/2006 8:16:21 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: LisaMalia
Thanks for the update and the encouraging news. Best wishes to CT and his family for his speedy recovery.

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Here's one of CT's most amazing posts, this from 2002. In reply to a Freeper's troubles over a family illness, CT related his own experience with cancer and his amazing recovery from it:
I have posted this before. But I want you to hear it. And tell your Dad about me too.

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 ]
From here, AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 653) [Remember the Trade Center!!]
507 posted on 10/03/2006 8:55:55 PM PDT by nicollo (All economics are politics)
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To: LisaMalia

Prayers UP Bump!


508 posted on 10/03/2006 9:08:20 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: LisaMalia

How wonderful! He is in my prayers. May he continue to heal and recover fully.


509 posted on 10/03/2006 9:21:37 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: LisaMalia

prayer bump


510 posted on 10/03/2006 10:43:06 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: LisaMalia; Common Tator

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.


511 posted on 10/03/2006 10:45:39 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: LisaMalia

Get well soon Tator, so that we and others can enjoy more of your commentationating.


512 posted on 10/03/2006 11:20:27 PM PDT by budwiesest (Time to end the war on hippie lettuce.)
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To: nicollo

Awsome post (#507) thanks.


513 posted on 10/03/2006 11:26:47 PM PDT by budwiesest (Time to end the war on hippie lettuce.)
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To: LisaMalia

Will keep the prayers up!


514 posted on 10/03/2006 11:29:02 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (People who say there are jobs Americans won't do have never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: LisaMalia

Continued prayer for you and CT.


515 posted on 10/04/2006 12:25:39 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Karl Rove you magnificent bastard!)
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To: LisaMalia
Oh gee...just found this thread.

I'm praying for CT and please give him a hug from me, when you see him.

516 posted on 10/04/2006 12:27:52 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: LisaMalia
Thank God and thanks for the update!
517 posted on 10/04/2006 1:26:40 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: LisaMalia

Great news! Thank you for the update!


518 posted on 10/04/2006 2:28:03 AM PDT by Lead Moderator
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To: LisaMalia

BTTT


519 posted on 10/04/2006 3:00:27 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: LisaMalia

More prayers going up for CT!


520 posted on 10/04/2006 4:18:20 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: nicollo

Thanks Nic.. good to see you & thanks for sharing


521 posted on 10/04/2006 7:02:29 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: LisaMalia

Glad he's coming home. Tell him we send our love and prayers for a speedy recovery. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date.


522 posted on 10/04/2006 10:19:32 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: LisaMalia; Common Tator
Holy Father,

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.

523 posted on 10/04/2006 1:00:45 PM PDT by Faith
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To: rintense; NormsRevenge; maryz; patj; Eva; litehaus; Mr. Brightside; Dark Skies; Hydroshock; ...
God Bless You all. I want to thank every you all for all the wonderful prayers and complements on this thread. It is something I shall never forget. I love you all!! When Liss told me about posting the tread I had no idea it would be this large or that so many people would take the time to pray and post for me.

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!

I thought I was coming down with Alzheimer's and that there was little hope. But then came the seizure, the nearby cop, and the life flight to Columbus. The cat scan showed it to be about a 3" mass and there was talk about it being a tumor, or a lesion. Of the two the lesion is much better. A lesion is fully self contained as opposed to a tumor that has little fingers coming out and it is next to impossible to get it all with surgery. With a lesion one can remove 100% of the cancer.

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.

524 posted on 10/04/2006 6:51:17 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: Common Tator

AWESOME!


525 posted on 10/04/2006 6:54:11 PM PDT by streetpreacher (What if you're wrong?)
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To: Common Tator

Great news!! Prayers continue!


526 posted on 10/04/2006 6:54:31 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Common Tator; LisaMalia

Continued prayers. It is awesome to hear from you!
God speed and take care! You are truly loved here.


527 posted on 10/04/2006 6:55:08 PM PDT by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: Common Tator

TROLL!!!!

Hey, guy; glad to see ya!

528 posted on 10/04/2006 6:55:10 PM PDT by Howlin (Release the Joe Wilson Niger Report!!!!)
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To: Common Tator

Hello, my goodness so nice to hear from you. Prayers continue for your marvelous recovery.

bentfeather


529 posted on 10/04/2006 6:55:37 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: Common Tator
God bless you, CT. And good luck with your recovery. May the Lord walk with you through that time and beyond...and may you walk with the Lord, too!

I'll say another prayer for you--and keep us posted!!!

RD

530 posted on 10/04/2006 6:56:36 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of "dependence on government"!)
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To: Common Tator

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!)


531 posted on 10/04/2006 6:56:45 PM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Common Tator

Fantastic. Wonderful news that made me smile.


532 posted on 10/04/2006 6:57:09 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("We have always been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France"--Wellington)
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To: Common Tator
(((Hugs)))I thinks she loves you-Lung cancer?
533 posted on 10/04/2006 6:57:34 PM PDT by fatima (Go Eagles.)
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To: Common Tator

Great to hear from you Common Tator.

Best of Luck and happiness to you and Lisa.

I think she is a keeper. :)


534 posted on 10/04/2006 6:57:58 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Common Tator

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...


535 posted on 10/04/2006 6:58:23 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: Common Tator
Praise God Common Tator! Thank you for sharing your story...so much good has come out of this situation.
I will continue to pray for you and for Lisa. You are both very Blessed to have each other.

Jan
536 posted on 10/04/2006 6:58:34 PM PDT by jan in Colorado ("Show me what Mohamed brought that was new & you 'll find only evil and inhuman")
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To: Common Tator

Wow, you're back! Like someone else said, go slow and take it easy. Good to see you're on the up and up!


537 posted on 10/04/2006 6:58:50 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: Common Tator

Continued prayers for your complete recovery.


538 posted on 10/04/2006 7:00:39 PM PDT by OldFriend (Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? President Karzai 9/26/06)
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To: Common Tator

GREAT NEWS, Common Tator!! Thanks for the update! More prayers going up!


539 posted on 10/04/2006 7:01:06 PM PDT by Lead Moderator
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To: Common Tator

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


540 posted on 10/04/2006 7:01:44 PM PDT by tillacum (There's a time for compromise.............. It's called..............Later.)
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To: Common Tator

Welcome back, Ray! Thanks for the great news about your recovery. I'm glad that you'll be okay.


541 posted on 10/04/2006 7:03:15 PM PDT by Vision Thing
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To: Common Tator
8^)

5.56mm

542 posted on 10/04/2006 7:04:43 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Common Tator; LisaMalia

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.


543 posted on 10/04/2006 7:06:34 PM PDT by alnick
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Healing prayers being said for you, CT. It's good to have you posting again.

Lisa, thanks for keeping us up to date.

544 posted on 10/04/2006 7:06:45 PM PDT by lysie ("Lowering the price to be paid by aggressors virtually guarantees more aggression." Dr. Sowell)
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To: Common Tator
Excellent news.

A title for the book:

I got Brain Cancer And Found A Keeper

545 posted on 10/04/2006 7:06:57 PM PDT by blam
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To: Common Tator
Oh it is so good to see you back online!
546 posted on 10/04/2006 7:07:21 PM PDT by pepperdog
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To: Common Tator

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.

sleuth


547 posted on 10/04/2006 7:07:33 PM PDT by Txsleuth (FREEPATHON TIME----You need FR, you know you do, so how about donating??)
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To: Common Tator; LisaMalia

We'll know your brain isn't completely healed if you let Lisa get away! :-) Glad to hear that your prognosis is good.


548 posted on 10/04/2006 7:07:54 PM PDT by RobFromGa (The FairTax cult is like Scientology, but without the movie stars)
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To: Common Tator

Great to have you back!
We'll try to go easy on you, for at least a few hours ;)
All the Best,
TBT


549 posted on 10/04/2006 7:08:32 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("left unchecked, Saddam Hussein...will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton)
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To: Common Tator

Welcome back, CT, and best wishes for your continued recovery! Rest assured you'll be in our prayers in the days to come.


550 posted on 10/04/2006 7:08:55 PM PDT by tarheelswamprat (So what if I'm not rich? So what if I'm not one of the beautiful people? At least I'm not smart...)
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