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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 49SUPER6, May 28, 2010.

  1. 49SUPER6
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 298


    Well a part of life is dying and it seems like there has been alot of it lately on here. So maybe this story will shed alittle light on a terrible thing. My dad was diagnosed with HEPTOCELLULAR CARCINOMA about 8 weeks ago. If you read up on it it usually is brought on by having Hepatitis B or C or from drinking and having cirrhosis of the liver. There are cases like my dads where the liver is functioning normal and you still are diagnosed with the terrible disease. Our very own Sam Barris was taken from us from this disease and just like him my dad has done paint and bodywork as well as being an auto mechanic his whole life. The doctor told him that in all likelyhood that was the culprit. Only 10-20% of all people diagnosed are able to have surgery because of the liver shutting down. Im am proud to report that my dad has had a successful surgery and they removed the 3.2 cm tumor completely. He can no longer drink and they advised him to never paint again but my hero is still here at 62 years young. I thought the worse in having to say goodbye to my dad but life finally gave us a break. I am just posting this so that maybe someone somewhere will have a glimmer of hope for their own troubles and just maybe they too will have the same outcome.
    Last edited: May 28, 2010
  2. poboyross
    Joined: Apr 29, 2009
    Posts: 2,142

    from West TN

    I don't think it's OT at all...IMO. Anything that relates to the activities involved in rebuilding and working on cars, especially of this magnitude, is VERY important to know. I'm only 31, but I've wondered for a long time when the side effects of using modern materials would begin to come due. Sadly it will be too late for many of the guys who started the hobby. You getting the word out might really push the rest of us to make sure we're using every type of protection possible when doing our thing.

    That aside, it's AWESOME to hear that your dad is going to pull through and that they got it out in time!!! :) Giving up booze and paint is a small price to pay for getting to stay on this earth with your family. What a blessing!
  3. 64ville
    Joined: May 18, 2010
    Posts: 96

    from So Cal

    My friends dad is currently battling with cancer and they've given him a few months to live. It's always hard to see loved ones suffer from this disease, I also lost my grandfather a few years back to cancer and I havent been the same since. Kinda makes me want to quit smoking cigarettes.
  4. I happy to hear the good news for you.

    I lost my mom 1 1/2 years ago to pancriatic (sp?) cancer.

  5. ken1939
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,558


    Lost my brother to lung cancer a year ago, thoughts and prayers are with you.
  6. 49SUPER6
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 298


    Life is crazy, at first we were thinking maybe 3-6 months. He had no symptoms and actually they found the tumor by accident, he is diabetic and went in for a CT of his abdomen and lower legs to check for circulation and spotted it on his liver.
  7. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 28,929

    Jalopy Joker

    Excellent news about your Dad. I recently have lost two family members to cancer, and have battled it myself.
    Ya never know with stuff like that. The guy that lives a good clean healthy life with no smoking, etc ends up gone to something nasty like cancer. Then another guy eats non healthy foods, works in a dirty enviroment, smokes cigars daily and lives to be 100. Do what you can to take care of yourself and family.
    Do not take today for granted. Get out there and work on your project or take your driver for a ride. Enjoy the moment, no matter how crappy a day it might be.
  8. OldSub
    Joined: Aug 27, 2003
    Posts: 1,064

    Member Emeritus

    Great to hear your dad's surgery was successful! I like hearing that people are beating cancer.

    I was diagnosed last September and its turned my life upside down. However I've had a successful transplant and as of my doctor appointment this morning can report that I am well on my way to being a cancer survivor too!
  9. Hang in there, buddy. Thoughts and prayers.
  10. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    I had a PNET tumor about 5cm in my left parietal lobe. (brain). All clear, all done. Finished up chemo this past April, just do maintenance MRIs every 2 months.
  11. Great to hear such good news about cancer for a change. Tell him to be good from here on in. My nephew of 16 years of age has just hopefully finished with kicking cancers ass, testicular cancer at that age is not fair.
  12. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,937

    Member Emeritus
    from Iowa

    Last October I had my kidney removed due to cancer. Just got my first post surgery follow-up checkup with scans, etc. All is still good. It's a scary, live changing event that you can't really understand fully, until it happens to you. It changed me for sure.

    Hug your dad for all of us.

  13. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 31,267


    I lost my dad to the disease 8 years ago and my cousin just lost her hubby to it a couple of weeks ago. I also lost a good friend and former coworker to it a couple of months ago.
    And yes I do think that some of the things we do and work around do contribute to at least some of it.
  14. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,497


    Glad your Dad is doing well, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
  15. Mike51Merc
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 3,856


    My dad is fighting breast cancer--that's right, breast cancer in a man. He had a tumor 25+years ago that was removed. We all assumed he was cancer free after five years. What is not well known is that breast cancer almost always returns after many years. His returned by multiple metastases through his chest cavity that are too numerous to operate. He has undergone multiple drug therapies that have lost their effectiveness and now he is on chemotherapy.

    We're all in this together. Everybody knows someone who has it in one form or another.
  16. johnnie
    Joined: Jan 7, 2009
    Posts: 493

    from indiana

    I had the same cancer at age 24. I am 50 (and closing in on 51) now! Even at a young age, when we are strongest, testicular cancer really gets ya down! Do as the docs say and he will be fine.
    49SUPER6, glad your dad is doing well now.

    Guys! Do everything you can to be with your family as much as possible! Never know when one will move on.
  17. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,204


    Great news about your dad! Every cancer diagnosis is NOT a death sentence. They've come a long way. We'll be praying for your dad.

    I'm presently undergoing radiation to my neck for Squamous Cell Carcinoma, which in my case is cancer of the tonsil. I was lucky in as much as it hadn't spread, so all I needed was a tonsilectomy and follow-up radiation.
  18. Dr oz had a special about a new drug discovery on his show which easily wipes out a lot of cancers, no chemo, or radiation necissary. It sounded very promising.
  19. FormerFueler
    Joined: Feb 3, 2009
    Posts: 410


    Good to hear that the cancer was diagnosed and action was taken, I don't know what I will do when I lose my Dad. Thankfully it was diagnosed in time to do something. I lost a 3 1/2 year old daughter to Acute Lymphositic Luekemia because it was never diagnosed. She would be 22 now and I'm almost sure she would be a gearhead. Best wishes for a good recovery
  20. I lost both mom and dad to the big C, I worry a little as its runs thru my family bad, I never smoke and take care of my self but worry when my time will come at 56 I out lived my pops at 49 and mom at 54.
  21. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,921


    "Every cancer diagnosis is NOT a death sentence. ..."
    True, but as the OP said, part of life is dying. Glad to hear his Dad's was caught and treated, we all want as many years as possible. And it's sad to hear of those younger than us (whatever our age) dying. But at some point we will all join them.
  22. Just buried my Uncle Ray today.My mom had 2 brothers,one who died of cancer 5 years ago and now her brother Ray.My dad died of it 11 years ago. My mother has been battling cancer since last October.My family's future is grim....
  23. OldSub
    Joined: Aug 27, 2003
    Posts: 1,064

    Member Emeritus

    That is absolutely true. But from my own experience it felt like one the day I got that diagnosis. And it was more than six months before I began to believe I would survive this. I'm probably another six or eight months from returning to a normal life.

    I think the only thing harder than learning you have cancer would be learning your kid has cancer.
  24. Jim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 224


    I am living through this right now since my wife was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia the first of this year at the age of 42.. Never smoked or drank alcohol in her life and makes you realize not to take anything for granted... A year ago we would have been planning to go to redbeards reliability run or Santa Maria but instead she goes in for her fourth round of chemo on Monday...

    Some friends are having a benefit concert and little car show to help w/ expenses so if you live in Nor Cal come on up..

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  25. I am just about finished beating cancer. Had radiation/chemo and a low anterior bowel resection. In other words, they removed about 8 inches of my exhaust pipe. A little mellower tone, but still within legal decibel limits. All of my pathology reports came back negative for any signs of cancer, but I still have one more round of chemo as a purely preventative measure. I began today. It sucks, but it's what I have to do.
    To all of you old farts out there, GET A COLONOSCOPY IF YOU ARE 50 OR OLDER!!!!!!
    It's no big deal. The prep is worse than the procedure. It can save your life and is well worth the minor discomfort and embarrassment. Be proactive about your health. If it takes you 5 minutes to take a leak, if it feel like you have three nuts, if you're bleeding out your ass, if you have a weird looking mole, see your doctor. Same for you ladies. Get a mammo, Pap smear etc. Live to be old crabby geezers and chase kids off of your lawn. Dadburned whippersnappers and their backwards caps!!!
  26. Attitude is everything keep a positive spirit and thats half the battle! I have seen friends and loved ones battle cancer and win with that alone.
    Keep your Dads spirit up and cherish every minute with him , live with no regrets!!
    Take care ,Rob.
  27. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,881

    Harms Way

    "Life is like a vapor, that rises up, and is gone",....

    I am happy to hear that your Dad will be around for awhile,.... I lost my Dad & Brother to cancer,.... Family, Friends & Love... thats what it's all about,.... Let people know how you feel about them,... Today !
  28. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 5,333

    from CO & WA

    I am glad to read your good news about your Dad.
    I am no quack and dont believe all I read, I had this sent to me and my sister has decided to follow it since we have cancer in our family also.

    Take it for what it is worth and may I suggest others on this Forum consider it also for themselves or friends and family.

    Best wishes...

    "Happiness[​IMG] is something you decide on ahead of time"

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    There are so many"miracle cures" out there----------

    Wonder if there is any truth in this one.

    I have canned asparagus on my next shopping list, can’t hurt!!!!!!
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    <TABLE><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD>Asparagus -- Who Knew?
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    My Mom had been taking the full-stalk canned style
    asparagus that she pureed and she took 4 tablespoons in
    the morning and 4 tablespoons later in the day. She did
    this for over a month. She is on chemo pills for Stage 3
    lung cancer in the pleural area and her cancer count went from 386 down to 125 as of this past week.
    Her oncologist said she does not need to see him for 3 months.

    Several years ago, I had a man seeking asparagus for a
    friend who had cancer. He gave me a photocopied copy of
    an article, entitled, Asparagus for cancer 'printed in
    Cancer News Journal, December 1979. I will share it
    here, just as it was shared with me: I am a biochemist,
    and have specialized in the relation of diet to health
    for over 50 years. Several years ago, I learned of the
    discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. that asparagus
    might cure cancer. Since then, I have worked with him on
    his project. We have accumulated a number of favorable
    case histories. Here are a few examples:

    Case No. 1,
    A man with an almost hopeless case of Hodgkin's disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who was completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of strenuous exercise.

    Case No. 2,
    a successful businessman 68 years old who suffered from cancer of the bladder for 16 years. Afte years of medical treatments, including radiation without
    improvement, he went on asparagus. Within 3 months,
    examinations revealed that his bladder tumor had
    disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.

    Case No. 3,
    a man who had lung cancer. On March 5th 1971, he was put on the operating table where they found lung cancer so widely spread that it was inoperable. The surgeon sewed him up and declared his case hopeless. On April 5th he heard about the Asparagus therapy and immediately started taking it By August, x-ray revealed that all signs of the cancer had disappeared..He is back at his regular business routine.

    Case No. 4, a woman who was troubled for a number of
    years with skin cancer. She finally developed different
    skin cancers which were diagnosed by the acting
    specialist as advanced. Within 3 months after starting
    on asparagus, her skin specialist said that her skin
    looked fine and no more skin lesions. This woman
    reported that the asparagus therapy also cured her
    kidney disease, which started in 1949. She had over 10
    operations for kidney stones, and was receiving
    government disability payments for an inoperable,
    terminal, kidney condition. She attributes the cure of
    this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus.

    I was not surprised at this result, as `The elements of
    material medica', edited in 1854 by a Professor at the
    University of Pennsylvania , stated that asparagus was
    used as a popular remedy for kidney stones. He even
    referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of
    asparagus in dissolving stones. Note the dates!
    We would have other case histories but the medical
    establishment has interfered with our obtaining some of
    the records. I am therefore appealing to readers to
    spread this good news and help us to gather a large
    number of case histories that will overwhelm the medical
    skeptics about this unbelievably simple and natural remedy.

    For the treatment, asparagus should be cooked before
    using, and therefore canned asparagus is just as good as
    fresh. I have corresponded with the two leading canners
    of asparagus, Giant and Stokely, and I am satisfied that
    these brands contain no pesticides or preservatives.
    Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy to
    make a puree, and store in the refrigerator. Give the
    patient 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and
    evening. Patients usually show some improvement in from
    2-4 weeks. It can be diluted with water and used as a
    cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on
    present experience, but certainly larger amounts can do
    no harm and may be needed in some cases. As a biochemist
    I am convinced of the old saying that `what cures can
    prevent.' Based on this theory, my wife and I have been
    using asparagus puree as a beverage with our meals. We
    take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to suit our taste
    with breakfast and with dinner. I take mine hot and my
    wife prefers hers cold. For years we have made it a
    practice to have blood surveys taken as part of our
    regular checkups. The last blood survey, taken by a
    medical doctor who specializes in the nutritional
    approach to health, showed substantial improvements in
    all categories over the last one, and we can attribute
    these improvements to nothing but the asparagus drink.
    As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all
    aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a
    result, I am convinced that asparagus fits in better
    with the latest theories about cancer.

    Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called
    histones, which are believed to be active in controlling
    cell growth.. For that reason, I believe asparagus can
    be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth
    normalizer. That accounts for its action on cancer and
    in acting as a general body tonic. In any event,
    regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is a
    harmless substance. The FDA cannot prevent you from
    using it and it may do you much good. It has been
    reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that
    asparagus is the highest tested food containing
    glutathione, which is considered one of the body's most
    potent anticarcinogens and antioxidants.



  29. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    On a slightly different note. How about those who break all of the rules and seem to live forever. Case in about Bill Hines...............always has a cigar in his mouth................probably has 100 lbs. of lead in his (I believe) 80 years old...........still building customs....................go figure.

  30. I think in this day and age that we all know someone close that has had cancer. I lost my dad in 1991 to lung and brain cancer.Prayers for all who have it and those close that are living through the struggle associated with it. Gary

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