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    Hey Eph, its not your time until god calls you home, don't worry about the numbers and keep your spirits up man. On that note, can we use the TW donation fund to hire this man either one 100 dollar prostitute or 2 50 dollar prostitutes as a get well soon card?
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    Thanks and an update.
    As mentioned I started with a new immunotherapy. Like most of these immunotherapies, this one breaks the bond between the PDL1 protein and the cancer cells. (The PDL1 protein binds and hides the cancer cells from being ‘seen’ by our bodies immune defense system.) On Tuesday and after being treated since April, the affect lymph nodes have shrunk by 50%. While my oncologist is not calling this a full remission, it is very good news.


    My wife is pissed, she was hoping for the insurance money. LOL


    On the down side, this new immunotherapy drug is outrageously expensive. It is $33,800 per dose (infusion every 21 days). My insurance is only willing to pay about $8,000 per dose so I had to get accepted in the drug company’s ‘compassion’ program so they are covering the extra costs.


    So to those players who have been PMing me to with ‘hope your cancer kills you’…. bite me.
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    incredible news eph! keep up the fight.

    What low lives are pming you those messages? Name and shame
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ephemeral View Post
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    My wife is pissed, she was hoping for the insurance money. LOL


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    hahah Eph!!! hilarious!!

    What positive news !!! I'm thrilled to hear about your progress. 50% reduction of the nodes sounds like remission is heading in the right direction!! Kick this things butt!

    Oh and I'm sorry about the trolls.. what insensitive stupid twats..

    Keep those gloves swinging Eph!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricko View Post
    ...What low lives are pming you those messages? Name and shame
    I have no idea, they were aliased under some random name. About a week ago some player (on my frequency) started PMing me things like, ‘aren’t you dead yet’ and ‘hasn’t that cancer killed you off yet’. When I ?ignored they simply logged back in under another random name. I literally had not typed a single word the entire session so I am unsure of the motivation. No worries, it is what it is.
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    Hey dude wishing you the best of luck. Us old vets gotta stick together eph, we are a rare breed. KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ephemeral
    Thanks and an update.
    As mentioned I started with a new immunotherapy. Like most of these immunotherapies, this one breaks the bond between the PDL1 protein and the cancer cells. (The PDL1 protein binds and hides the cancer cells from being ‘seen’ by our bodies immune defense system.) On Tuesday and after being treated since April, the affect lymph nodes have shrunk by 50%. While my oncologist is not calling this a full remission, it is very good news.
    Nice to hear, eph
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricko View Post
    incredible news eph! keep up the fight.

    What low lives are pming you those messages? Name and shame
    whoever that is, is a huge pricko
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    Hang in there Eph, that's great news! Pulling for you buddy
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    the only reason i check these forums these days is for updates on your situation, eph

    glad it's going well and it - hopefully - will continue!

    keep us updated!!

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    You mean it isn't for the smart intelligent conversation and witty banter?
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    Saying a prayer for you right now! Continue to be tough.

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    can you update us please, eph? hope all is well!

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    Hope all is well Eph! It's been good seeing you back in your Shark in Pub

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    Hi Nailed,
    Thanks for asking, still alive and kicking…immunotherapy appears to be working and not allowing the cancer to continue to spread; my current oncologist is pleased. The medical procedures are grueling, between the chemo and the dialysis I go to over 200 of them per year. Making things worse is the socialize medical system here in the US (for dialysis patients only), my wife is convinced that the dialysis company will kill me before the cancer does.


    She is probably right, even if they only make a life threatening mistake 1% of the time, it means that twice a year I am facing a unnecessary medical fatal crisis. I am trying to make improvements in the dialysis care system and have been asked to become a patient advocate to represent patient interests with the $12 billion medical sweat shop (my dialysis facility). I had been away from corporate America for a few years and forgotten how much fun it is to go to meetings and make people cry. LOL
    Eph

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    You guys don't have private dialysis centers where you live? We do here in Houston. Really nice ones with personal rooms, tv's wifi, and lazy boys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kthx View Post
    You guys don't have private dialysis centers where you live? We do here in Houston. Really nice ones with personal rooms, tv's wifi, and lazy boys.
    how would a public dialysis center work

    all about 'competition in the marketplace' until your only local dialysis center is ran by untrained staff
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    It works very well, I live near the Medical Center, and we have several colleges nearby that train medical students and nurses, so that isn't really ever a problem. Because you know I live in the third largest city in the world, with the worlds largest medical center. Where did you live again paradise? Probably not very many people go there to work you know. Yawn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kthx View Post
    It works very well, I live near the Medical Center, and we have several colleges nearby that train medical students and nurses, so that isn't really ever a problem. Because you know I live in the third largest city in the world, with the worlds largest medical center. Where did you live again paradise? Probably not very many people go there to work you know. Yawn.
    relax buddy, i spent a month working at methodist. i got stories for days bruh. and also largest med center? thought that was pitt....

    im just saying davita, etc don't have great reputations in the medical community
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