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Old 12-19-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
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The MRimmer Update - NOT A GOOD ONE

Several close friends thought I should make my siituation public so here it goes.

Man what a year, June 30 lose job then start a GREAT career on Sept 3 we get to relocate to a wonderfull place we truly love, Wife gets to retire from her job and we sold the house in Southaven then it goes down hill again.

From July to date I have lost just over 30 pounds and after living in the camper (2 months) during the move I thought it was just not eating right and stress trying to get things done for work/move/and all that. I felt good and no signs that something was wrong.

Glennette moved down 1 month ago today with all we own and that weekend I got VERY sick. I actually got the worst on the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Well Tuesday 12/16/2008 I was diagnosed with Rectal Cancer. Doc says this has been in my system for about 1 and 1/2 years and surgery MUST happen. My tumor is in the worst possible place for surgery at this time and I will start chemo and radiation next Tuesday in hopes to shrink the tumor to a point he can perform a successful surgey that will allow me to lead a normal life down the road.

Many have asked about my spirit and I can simply say at first this was a HUGH SHOCK.

THIS WILL NOT GET ME DOWN!!!! I WILL WIN!!!!

Glennette and I do ask to be added to prayer list as we know we will have some bad days ahead but friends, willpower and most of all the lord will guide us down this rough road.


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Old 12-19-2008, 06:42 PM   #2
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You will win Mike.

You and Glennette have the power of many many people praying for you.
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:52 PM   #3
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My thoughts and prayers are with you!
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:17 PM   #4
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My thoughts and prayers goes out to you. Stay positive and focused for all esle shall prevail.

Prayers and angels are being sent your way!!!!
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:59 PM   #5
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Mike,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

God bless.

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Old 12-19-2008, 09:12 PM   #6
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OMG, i thought you guys were just enjoying being in new digs
you guys are definitely on our prayer list.

words cannot express my feelings,
hang in there man, may the Lord give you the strength and guidance to get through this.

cancer can be beaten
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:20 PM   #7
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Mike, you will conquer this and we will all be praying for you as much as humanly possible. You are strong and can do it. We are all pulling for you and we know you will come through this. YOU WILL PREVAIL.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:49 PM   #8
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Who knows...perhaps God moved you here to be under the care of a certain doctor you would never have seen otherwise.

And for the rest of you...go get that awful colonoscopy. Be a MAN, wear the GOWN!

And you, Mike, will for certain be in our prayers.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:58 PM   #9
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Who knows...perhaps God moved you here to be under the care of a certain doctor you would never have seen otherwise.
I was thinking the same thing Wade.


Things happen for a reason.
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Mike,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Stay strong, you will beat this!
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:01 PM   #11
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Mike, I am so sorry to hear about the bad news. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. Stay strong, I fell deep in my heart that you will get over this terrible ordeal and continue on with a great life. Possitive out look is part of the medication. RADIO you are right, everyone out there needs to have a colonoscopy. I had one at 51 years old and now I am due again For those of you who are afaraid, there nothing to it, It's the prep that is the issue. The Doc's say that if you are a white male a colonoscopy is recommended at age 50 and if there is no problem then every 5 years, if you are a black male, the Doc's say it is recommended at 45 years of age. From the way it looks with our good friend Mike if you are between 45 and 50 this might be a good time to have a colonoscopy NOW. On the news last night the topic came up about colonoscopies, they said that the right side of the colon was the hardest to reach because of the location and this is where it shows up. Mike, I as everyone else is pulling for you.
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:02 PM   #12
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Mike, I have been going through something very similar for the last 1.5 years, and if you willl excuse the pun, I am kicking it's ass, and if I can do it I know for god dam sure you can. You can do this, trust me.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:13 AM   #13
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Stay positive you will beat this and you can bet we will all pray for you . Good luck and keep us updated ok
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:14 AM   #14
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Mike, you are in my prayers fer sure!!

I do wonder what will become of
FRF should you become unable to continue as Admin?
We don't want to loose touch with you or each other!!
Does FRF have co-owner/administrator?
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:38 AM   #15
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there are plenty of admins so Mike can focus on his health

although we may have to bug him occasionally when we can't figure something out
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:14 AM   #17
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Thanks for all of the support.


Just to let all know as far as the site.

I have set the server bill on auto pay so we will not get cut off if I am down and forget to pay it.

Aintgotnun has the keys to EVERYTHING/ALL sites on the server that I have.


All admins and mods have my phone numbers if all else fails.

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Old 12-20-2008, 11:38 AM   #18
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Mike,
Just hang in there and know that we are all pulling for you and praying for both of you. Stay strong.

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Old 12-20-2008, 01:25 PM   #19
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Hello Mike,

I don't know you except through this forum, but I'm sure things will be all right since you have put it in the Great Physician's hands!

Hang in there!
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We will keep you in our prayers, GOD bless you.
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