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My son has cancer

Postby richvh » Sun 05.04.2008 8:58 pm

My younger son is a Marine, stationed on Okinawa.

I had a call from him this morning. He's been diagnosed with colon cancer. It's already spread through his body.

If there's anyone else stationed on Okinawa and wants to check in on him, PM me and I'll give his contact info.
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Re: My son has cancer

Postby Snowflake » Sun 05.04.2008 9:49 pm

Oh, Richvh, I'm so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts go out to you, your son and your family.
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Postby AJBryant » Sun 05.04.2008 10:09 pm

Jeez -- damn, Rich, that is horrid news.

I know public forums aren't the greatest and all, but...

I know you said it's spread, but what's the prognosis? I understand with some aggressive chemo wonders can be done these days (although as a marine he probably won't have access to the "relaxing" qualities of certain non-traditional herbal treatments to offset the chemo's affects.

If you don't mind, I'll add him to my prayers -- both as a marine and one who is ill.


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Re: My son has cancer

Postby chikara » Sun 05.04.2008 10:25 pm

Very sad news Rich-san.

My thoughts are with you and your family.
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Postby ss » Sun 05.04.2008 10:42 pm

Rich-san, sorry to hear about this, my prayer and thought are with you and your family.
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Postby Yudan Taiteki » Sun 05.04.2008 11:09 pm

That's terrible news. My prayers are with you and your family.
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Re: My son has cancer

Postby richvh » Mon 05.05.2008 2:10 am

AJBryant wrote:I know you said it's spread, but what's the prognosis?

Our conversation started:
"Pray for me, Dad."
"Why?"
"I'm dying."
So it sounds like it's pretty grim. Other than that, I really don't know.
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Re: My son has cancer

Postby AJBryant » Mon 05.05.2008 3:07 am

Oh, man.

I wish I knew what to say. I'm sorry he's ill; I don't want to give in to fatalism. Say a prayer, talk to the doctors, and HOPE.

You are in my prayers.


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Re: My son has cancer

Postby coco » Mon 05.05.2008 4:11 am

Rich さんと奥さまのご心痛いかばかりか
察するに余りあります。

ご子息が最善の治療環境のもと
どうか体調を快復されますように
心よりお祈りいたします。
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Re: My son has cancer

Postby clay » Mon 05.05.2008 4:51 am

I am very sorry. He (and you) are in our prayers too.

I know it sounds lame, but please let us know if we can do anything.
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Re: My son has cancer

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 05.05.2008 11:14 am

richvh wrote:
AJBryant wrote:I know you said it's spread, but what's the prognosis?

Our conversation started:
"Pray for me, Dad."
"Why?"
"I'm dying."
So it sounds like it's pretty grim. Other than that, I really don't know.


I wish I could be in Okinawa to talk to him. I do have some friends who are Marines that are stationed in Okinawa. If you'd like, I can have them check in and report back to me.
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Re: My son has cancer

Postby Garappachi » Mon 05.05.2008 11:26 am

何と申し上げて良いやら、言葉に詰まります。とにかく、ご子息のご快癒を心より願っております。
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Re: My son has cancer

Postby Txkun » Mon 05.05.2008 3:32 pm

I haven't words to say how much I'm sorry.
I'll pray for him and you.
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Re: My son has cancer

Postby chchan45 » Mon 05.05.2008 6:37 pm

I am very sorry and I do not know what to say. I hope that your son is in good hands.
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Re: My son has cancer

Postby Harisenbon » Mon 05.05.2008 8:42 pm

I'm so sorry, Rich. I hope that your son pulls through.

I live far away from Okinawa, but if worse come to worse, I might be able to get some time off to go visit your son. PM me or email me if you want to get in touch.
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