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October 28, 2011 06:53AM
I am writing this to answer a lot of uestions regarding my post the other day. I have had mild symptoms of an ulcer for the past several weeks, and they did resolve with medication. Nevertheless, three days ago I convinced a friend to perform an upper endoscopy on me anyway. Unfortunately we found a large tumor in my distal esophagus. The final pathology is still pending but there can be little doubt as to what this can be.

As with most esophageal cancers, the disease is already advanced by the time there are any symptoms at all. A subsequent CT and PET scan have shown this to be the case in my situation as well. My prognosis is quite poor. I have spent the past few days shutting down my medical practice and getting my affairs in order. After much thought and prayer, as well as consultations with my contacts throughout the world, I have decided to undergo an aggressive and experimental therapy at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Even with this treatment the odds are heavily against me, and the aggressiveness of it means that, even should I survive, I will never be the same again.

I would ask that you keep me and my family in your prayers. God Bless.
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Dear Friends chemosabe October 28, 2011 06:53AM
You got them. Pulling for a miracle. You are a great person. fsustage October 28, 2011 06:56AM
Stay strong! * JeremyFSU October 28, 2011 07:01AM
oh man........doubling down on the thoughts and prayers* ktbfsu October 28, 2011 07:18AM
God bless you, bud. Always remember that you aren't alone in battling this. chiefbrinkus October 28, 2011 07:23AM
You were in our prayers all day yesterday Jen October 28, 2011 07:33AM
Praying for you. rojamay October 28, 2011 07:43AM
Jesus, man. I'm sorry to hear that...really really sorry* BankerNole October 28, 2011 07:47AM
Miracles do happen and I can't think of anyone more deserving than you.* ALforFSU October 28, 2011 07:49AM
Not sure what to say. ROSWELLNOLE October 28, 2011 08:06AM
I'm very sorry to hear this captainER October 28, 2011 08:14AM
Very sorry to hear, you'll be in our prayers.* chefnole October 28, 2011 08:30AM
Speechless, many prayers your way! SabuFSU1 October 28, 2011 08:34AM
God bless you and your family. Good luck.* Lynn October 28, 2011 08:54AM
Good luck to you and your family! * crackerjacket October 28, 2011 09:12AM
So sorry to hear this news Chemo. Don't know what to so or offer other than I'm sure that Mr. Peanut October 28, 2011 09:27AM
Wow, I'm stunned... LilburnNole October 28, 2011 09:30AM
wow ... prayers said for you chemo* CCnole October 28, 2011 09:31AM
So sorry to hear. Hang in there Martyd October 28, 2011 09:32AM
I will be praying for you. Best wishes.* sandlander October 28, 2011 09:39AM
You have my prayers... cstrick October 28, 2011 09:41AM
effing sucks....beat it chemo....please. Have you had acid reflux? MrOsceola October 28, 2011 09:50AM
No chemosabe October 28, 2011 09:51AM
Stunned. You have those prayers. proudnole October 28, 2011 09:58AM
Like the others, I am stunned Chemo. My prayers are still with you znole October 28, 2011 10:10AM
best wishes Chemo, I normally look forward to reading your posts* bryantfsu93 October 28, 2011 10:59AM
I am so sorry. mwfsu84 October 28, 2011 10:14AM
I'm so very, very sorry and stunned tee gee October 28, 2011 10:20AM
I am so sorry to hear this TexasNole October 28, 2011 10:44AM
If you are still in Houston you may get the chance to meet me chemosabe October 28, 2011 11:34AM
You're the expert Sonny October 28, 2011 11:49AM
Saddened to hear herdofnoles October 28, 2011 07:03PM
Chemo, beat this man. seanman October 29, 2011 07:40AM
Praying for you and your family* FSU1Mike October 28, 2011 10:51AM
damn it--hang in there man, there's no shortage of folks who love... seminole in hawgland October 28, 2011 11:00AM
just so ya know, it's become pretty difficult to click on my TT bookmark w/o immediately... seminole in hawgland October 29, 2011 06:13AM
Shocked and sad to hear it. Kenny October 28, 2011 11:18AM
Boy, this is tough to hear. JD October 28, 2011 11:27AM
Very sad news. Continued thoughts and prayers to you and your family.* FSUglommer October 28, 2011 11:30AM
You are one of the great ones!.. Nole Man October 28, 2011 11:31AM
I'm so sorry. Sending lots of thoughts and prayers your way.* fsuflutechief October 28, 2011 11:50AM
This is extremely sad news... Chieftain October 28, 2011 12:20PM
Horrible news Sierra Hokie October 28, 2011 12:45PM
So sorry to hear. Good Luck!* praminole October 28, 2011 01:03PM
I'm glad you decided to share this with the board so you can see how loved and appreciated duke nole October 28, 2011 01:30PM
Just speaking for me. znole October 28, 2011 01:56PM
I am extremely saddened by this... anolefan October 28, 2011 04:01PM
I am so sorry to hear this. * fsu73 October 28, 2011 01:33PM
Unbeleivable. If ever there was a time to question WHY? this is it. You will not be out of a single KY Nole 92 October 28, 2011 01:47PM
So very sorry, chemo. (with edit) scalp 'em October 28, 2011 01:53PM
Wow. So sorry to hear that you have to go through this... Wishing you.. indigo noles-n-bucks October 28, 2011 09:11PM
You shall be in my prayers. God bless* Daddy-O October 28, 2011 02:17PM
I am terribly sorry. My prayers for you and your family** NoleFan4Life October 28, 2011 03:11PM
chemo, you are a truly great person - be strong Mahaanole October 28, 2011 04:27PM
So sorry to hear this. You have my prayers. csjfsu October 28, 2011 04:53PM
Words are small comfort, but I'm sure you know that you have the full support and concern of us all. cimarron October 28, 2011 06:02PM
Stunned and sad.... ssinole October 28, 2011 06:19PM
I'm so sorry to hear that -- praying for strength and wisdom for you, your family, and caregivers* MickFick October 31, 2011 08:26AM
Be assured of my thoughts and prayers. The faith and love you have shared with so many RevNole October 28, 2011 06:27PM
I am sorry to hear that grassynolehitman October 28, 2011 07:49PM
Prayers for you and your family. waxhawnole October 28, 2011 09:01PM
I don't know if this an option at all for you. And I know you know more about this NoleFan4Life October 28, 2011 09:50PM
That is the procedure I am looking at chemosabe October 29, 2011 10:35AM
Prayers to you and your family. You picked a great place to take a swing at it fsUTampa October 28, 2011 11:57PM
Dude... Lutz Nole October 29, 2011 01:10AM
A good attitude, great doctors, and an informed/knowledgable patient is a great recipe for luck Animal_Robb October 29, 2011 03:38PM
Prayers to you and your family LTowns October 30, 2011 12:33AM
Chemo...your faith will carry you and your family through*** Gamecocknole October 30, 2011 04:36AM
You are in my prayers - twice daily* KentuckyNole October 30, 2011 01:36PM
I cried a little when I read this portia October 31, 2011 09:05AM
Lets kick this things' ass! You are in our prayers!* ChuckTheNole October 31, 2011 10:42AM
We will be praying.* Mr. Blonde October 31, 2011 10:57AM
God bless you Chemosabe Mr. Huggy Bear October 31, 2011 11:16AM
You will beat this MongoosFSU October 31, 2011 03:29PM

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