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    Serious We Have Cancer

    Wasn't sure whether I should post this or not but I guess if one person quits smoking it's worth it.

    I had a chest x-ray taken in December which showed a 'shadow' on my right lung. Cat-scan showed there was something there and a couple enlarged nodes. A biopsy has since confirmed cancer in the upper lobe of my right lung and that the nodes were cancer free.

    A pet-scan will be performed next week to confirm no cancer in my lymph nodes. I expect surgery end of this month or the beginning of May.

    If you smoke, please quit.
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    It's a very tough thing to go through and our family is going through this as well. I hope that they have caught it in time and that you will be with us for a long time to come.

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    I'm so sorry to hear that, Piz. As MTS said, hopefully they caught it early enough to treat it. I wish you and your family the best.

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    Wishing you health and a speedy recovery.
    I hit them as hard as I could on the mouth right from the start of the game so they were thinking this was going to be a long day. Sooner or later one of us had to quit. And it wasn't going to be me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
    Wishing you health and a speedy recovery.
    echo that!

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    Good luck. I hope everything goes well.

    When you hear stories like that, makes me glad I never did smoke. It's still amazes me how many people still smoke even though we all know how terrible they are for you.
    Remember winning is not enough according to Len Rhodes, President of a professional sports team.

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    I am a cancer survivor myself. I discovered that I had kidney cancer by accident when getting an ct-scan for something unrelated. Surgery six weeks later, and have now been cancer free for six years.

    I'll pray you have a good story to tell when you are through your surgery.

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    Good luck with everything pizmo! I'll be praying for you and pulling for you.

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    I'm sure it was tough to post Piz, but as you've stated - there are good reasons for sharing your story, so thank you for that.
    I wish you nothing but positive thoughts as you and your doctors kick the crap out of this and get you better.
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    Best of luck Piz. Scary, and hits close to home.

    Hoping as well that you kick this things ass!
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    Sucks to hear but at least they caught it at an operable stage! What made you go in for X-rays?
    Just a quick shout out to Mr."Winning isn't everything" for pis*ing away not one but TWO HoF QB's. F*ck you Len and good riddance.

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    Get well soon.
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    Beat that SOB Piz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boydo View Post
    Sucks to hear but at least they caught it at an operable stage! What made you go in for X-rays?
    Doc said 'when's the last time you had a chest x-ray?' 4yrs I said and the rest is history. Thanks to all the well-wishers.
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    Sorry to hear. Hope it all works out.

    Cancer from smoking took my Uncle rather young. He went through multiple throat and mouth surgeries that were just terrible to watch.

    I wish you all the best.
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    All my positive vibes and good wishes go your way, Ernie. I look forward to chatting Esks history with you for many more years to come, my friend
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    Really hard to find the words. Very positive that it was caught at an early stage. Best wishes for a fast recovery, piz. I lost my wife to breast cancer in 96, she fought it for almost fifteen yrs. Remarried to a wonderful lady in 07. I've seen some remarkable recoveries by friends from different cancers.

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    Wow, prayers to you and yours Piz. I lost my grandpa to cancer from smoking.

    I'm a little over a month without a smoke after smoking heavily for 4 years. Amazing, I've seriously been craving the past few days and then I see this.

    Thank you, Piz...
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    Piz
    My thoughts are with you and your family. You're a tough SOG and I know you got this beat.

    When you don't know that you don't know, it's a lot different than when you do know that you don't know.

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    Hang tough, piz, and enjoy the good moments while you go through this. We'll be thinking of and praying for you, and I'm really glad you shared it with buddies.

    You're the second person I know who found out s/he has lung cancer today. My dad died of cancer two months ago. Also lung cancer, but they didn't catch it until much later. Hopefully your head start on treatment will pay off.
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    All the best, Piz.
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    Fight it Piz!!! Wish you all the best.

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    Also, just had a thought...here's to hoping that your Eskimos - our Eskimos - can fight through this season and give you inspiration for your own fight. Let's also hope that both you and your Eskimos don't just get by, but end up victorious in your respective battles.
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    GET WELL PIZMO!

    Started smoking when I was 15 until 32. Had a two year break in there I think from 27-29. Haven't had a cig for 5 years now. I hate smoking with a passion but every now and then something triggers inside of me and I get a craving. Damn tobacco companies.

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    Pizmo,

    Please get well. And to your request, I quit 11 years ago. Never looked back.

    I wish you strength and good care. Fight hard, my good man.
    "Of all the so-called virtues, the most over-rated is faith" - Christopher Hitchens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esks1949 View Post
    GET WELL PIZMO!

    Started smoking when I was 15 until 32. Had a two year break in there I think from 27-29. Haven't had a cig for 5 years now. I hate smoking with a passion but every now and then something triggers inside of me and I get a craving. Damn tobacco companies.
    I believe you are very right about the craving. We have a family friend we go to dinner with quite often and she quit smoking close to thirty yrs ago. She once said that every time dinner is finished and coffee arrives she automatically looks at her purse because she feels the urge for a smoke after a good meal. I lost two great friends to some form of brain cancer. When you could only buy filter cigs they used to break the filters off and light up. The best friends anyone could have and I miss them everyday. Keep resisting that craving .

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    Pizmo: Best to you and yours. You will beat this!
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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    Will have a positive thought and a prayer for you Pizmo

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    Chris Hardwick has a bit about how there should be a word in english, like "flarb", that communicates that you want to express support, we're with you, but I don't know what to say and there isn't really anything that I can say that eloquently expresses that.

    Pizmo, flarb.
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    Prayers and best wishes to you Piz.

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