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Health concerns
My dad's CT scan yesterday showed a tumor in his left kidney. That's the same side where his cancer was. There are three possibilities:
- colon cancer metastases
* PRO: close proximity
large size of the original tumor
original tumor penetrated the intestinal wall
* CONTRA: colon cancer takes a long time to grow and nothing was seen on last year's CT
blood tests are all negative
- new cancer
* PRO: grandma, his mom, had a small cancer in her kidney that was only found in autopsy, never had any signs or symptoms
* CONTRA: it is not that common (though, unfortunately, possible) to have two different cancers in a non-immunosuppressent individual
- something benign like a cyst or a non-malignant neoplasm
* PRO: those guys can grow fast
* CONTRA: can never exclude their existance in anyone, you and me included

My mom didn't sound too worried when I spoke with her on the phone, that's good. My merciless memory starts throwing all kinds of facts at me, including "5-year survival with metastatic colon cancer is 5-12%"...

I knew everything was going too well to be true. When I was reading a book about Apache culture, I found an interesting passage about witches, specifically Geronimo being accused of being a witch because he stayed strong and healthy into old age while all his children died. That he took over their life force. I always get everything I want - and I can't help the feeling that those I love are footing the bill...

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Oh crap :(

I'm sorry. Keeping you and your family in my prayers!

Oh, dear! *hugs and prayers for the best*

*Gives The Look:*
And it's not your fault, dear one. Don't be too hard on yourself.

*more hugs and hot tea*

Ань, держись.
Будем надеяться, что все будет хорошо и это либо ошибка, либо третий вариант.

Oh, Twin, I'm sorry to hear that. :( *hugs* I hope everything will turn out for the best.

sh..! :o(
I'm having all fingers crossed that it's going to turn out to be something "uncomplicated". :oS


I'm sorry to hear that - I hope things will turn out ok (((tight hugs)))

... and I've thought all the time that you were footing the bill with your hard work...

Since you can't change what you feel, just please don't give in to it.

Who knows what good will come from your knowledge and position in this situation - certainly better than if you were on the dole, don't you think? ;)

Bestest wishes and tight hugs.

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