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westcoastvanner

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Bad news….

Post by westcoastvanner on Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:13 pm

I have just been given bad news…
I have pancreatic cancer which has traveled to my liver and small intestines. There is NO hope, I am going to try chemo (it only slows it down) I will probably get sick as hell, they say I might last 5-6 months at the most. My best to all of you members, I am going to try and have my 1967 Dodge Sportsman done be a local mechanic before I die, I will tell my daughter to post it on this website after it is finished.

Alan Bridgeman
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JackeFriend

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Re: Bad news….

Post by JackeFriend on Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:58 pm

I used to live in Santa Barbara, watched the pier burn down in '89.

I am sorry to hear of your illness. I knew a man who had his pancreas removed and 3/4 of his liver too.
He was alive for more than 2 years! He took very powerful meds to account for NO pancreas, etc. ect.. I have been told that is impossible... I knew him, so it happened. He lived in LA. Never give up until your DEAD! Remember to use your brain power, it can make a difference.
Life... no one gets out alive!
Walk down that nice beach and enjoy the fresh air! My best to you Smile
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Post by bigdougalas on Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:10 pm

I'm a diabetic and I also know of a person who has had their pancreas removed and is still with us after almost 3 years I was told that it is not possible but she is living proof so NEVER give up HOPE and stay strong. You are in our PRAYERS
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Post by vanny on Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:20 pm

Very sad news, Alan. I think Jacke has the right idea though. Try to stay positive and make the most of your time with your family and loved ones. You will be in our prayers. I've had many family members who have had to deal with this horrible disease but a few of them have defied the odds. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking! Treatments have come a long way and hopefully they'll find a cure soon. Our best to you and your family.

Paul


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Post by dix on Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:57 pm

sad to hear,,
read up on blueberries
it just may help.
and always get another opinion
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uante

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Post by uante on Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:12 pm

Sorry to hear the bad news Alan. Best wishes to you and your family. Hope it turns out better than the prognosis.
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jrdunn96

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Post by jrdunn96 on Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:21 pm

Sorry to hear the news. Our prayers are with you.
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Post by OutofSight on Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:00 pm

I am without words. So sorry to hear this. Please stay in touch and try to keep a positive attitude. Family first, but know you have support here as well.

Steve
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Re: Bad news….

Post by whalemstr on Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:48 pm

dammit...
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Re: Bad news….

Post by Vanish on Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:58 pm

JUST No Words ... Stay Positive ... and hang with us ... keep us posted .. when your up to it !!! want you to know we will all be thinking of you !!!!! Alan ... Prayers to you and your family in this difficult Time .....


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Re: Bad news….

Post by Magic Bus on Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:37 pm

Hang in there buddy. My very good buddy was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer two years ago. He has been taking a chemo treatment and doing very well. He had to retire but except for being tired he has lived a normal life. They told him he only has a 4% chance of survival.
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Russell

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Post by Russell on Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:40 pm

THAT SUCKS! My father died from cancer but he put up a good fight.
Hang in there.
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Vantucky

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Post by Vantucky on Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:08 pm

Positive thoughts Alan! Try your best to enjoy all the blessings we have. Keep us updated- let us know if you need anything.
Cheers,
Toby
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Post by Rick's 66 Chevy Van on Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:26 pm

So sorry too hear you and your family are in my prayers
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Post by Barnabas on Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:05 am

Alan, you are in our prayers. Thanks for being part of our V V community.
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GMman

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Post by GMman on Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:02 am

Sorry to hear of your illness Alan. The best thing is to stay positive. I hate it when doctors put a date on your life. They don't know everything. I had a heart attack and have bad kidneys. The VA hospital wanted me to go on dialisis in may but i didn't. I told them as long as i am still pissing i won't do it. I did a drastic change of diet and take medication and i am doing pretty good. The thing is to have a positive attitude and a mental list of things you want to accomplish.
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Post by dutchman101 on Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:44 am

my wife has been fighting terminal cancer for 8 yrs and still here but the chemo is hard on her keep fighting
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Re: Bad news….

Post by Seth G on Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:48 am

My prayers and best wishes for you and your family Alan.

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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:07 am

May GOD BLESS you Alan with his healing powers. You and your family will be in our prayers. Be of a positive mind and never give up. Miracles do happen. May GOD, OUR FATHER be with you thur this time.
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mattimuss

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Re: Bad news….

Post by mattimuss on Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:49 am

Alan, you and your family will be in my prayers. Don't give up, fight it...

drc

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Re: Bad news….

Post by drc on Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:38 am

I'm so sorry to hear the news. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Hang tough.
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Vantasia

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Re: Bad news….

Post by Vantasia on Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:51 am

Sorry to hear, put up a good fight! My Mom's neighbor was treated for the same thing and is in remission and living a full life 3 years later so don't give up hope!
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Re: Bad news….

Post by billski on Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:07 am

So sorry. Sending prayers your way to you and your family.........
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westcoastvanner

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Re: Bad news….

Post by westcoastvanner on Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:43 am

I am going on a week cruise to Mexico with my loved ones to relax befor I start my chemo treatments. I start chemo on November 22. It will be once a week for 3 weeks then one week off, this will happen for 3 months. Hoping it will slow the cancer. I will try to keep you updated, I don't know how sick I will get from the chemo. If I don't post anything for a long time, just figure the chemo did not work.

Love you guys… "Once a vintage vanner… always a vintage vanner"
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Re: Bad news….

Post by vanny on Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:06 pm

Keep thinking positive and enjoy your time with loved ones on the cruise! We're pulling for you here at Vintage Vans!!! Very Happy


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