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    FED!

    YOU ARE THE MAN!!!

    Just had the honor with danny of watching you on the Presidential Cancer Forum. Great question! Thank you for your fighting spirit both in and out of the lab.

    Danny says "you're a bada$$!!"

    Mikey and Danny

  • #2
    I just saw it too. Great Job and good question.
    If you look for the truth outside yourself, it gets farther and farther away. ~ Tung-Shan
    If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of. ~ Bruce Lee
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    Diagonosed 1988. Left I/O - 3 rounds of chemo
    Relasped 1989. RPLND - 3 rounds HDC - Bone Marrow transplant.
    There is Army Strong, There is Live Strong and then there is me. Crazy Strong

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    • #3
      Gosh, our group here is really impressive.

      Way to go Fed.
      Co-survivor with husband Boyce, Diagnosed 7-11-06, orchiectomy right testicle on 7-12-06- Stage 3A: Mixed germ cell tumor with inguinal seminomatous and kartotypic carcinoma. One tumor over 10 cm, second tumor 4 cm, Chemo 4xBEP: Bi-lateral RPLND Dec 2006, nerve sparing but left sterile.
      Current DVT
      Current testosterone replacement therapy, Testim.

      "You must abandon the life you planned, to live the life that was meant for you" ~wisdom I have learned from my family on this forum

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      • #4
        OMG, you go Fed!! I wish I had known so I could have watched!
        Rob and Stacy
        DX: 3/10/05, AFP: 15,047, L I/O: 3/28/05, Yolk sac tumor & teratoma, Stage IIIC, 3xBEP & 1xEP: 4/4/07 - 6/25/07, AFP: 14, RPLND 8/10/07, w. left kidney removed. 10/19/07, AFP: 1.9

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        • #5
          Whoa! This is the first I hear of this! When I made my submission, MSNBC had said they would notify me if they used my material; since I never heard, I thought they had blown me off. I was stuck in lab meeting during the webcast, so I'm trying to fish it out: everyone in my lab is curious to see what the candidates had to say... in the meantime, I will merge the original thread where I posted a link to the video question and place it below.
          "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
          11.22.06 -Dx the day before Thanksgiving
          12.09.06 -Rt I/O; 100% seminoma, multifocal; Stage I-A; Surveillance; Six years out! I consider myself cured.

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          • #6
            LIVESTRONG Presidential Cancer Forum

            This is the original post I made in the Ballroom (I will move this entire thread there).

            Many of you may have heard that on Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28, the Lance Armstrong Foundation is hosting the LIVESTRONG Presidential Cancer Forum. You can find details on the Forum at the website I have linked, but in a nutshell, they will be webcast at 10 a.m. central time, I think on msnbc.com. One day will be dedictated to the Republican candidates and the other to the Democratic candidates.

            Like many people, I think that finding ways to get treatment to cancer patients and continuing the search for better therapies should be national priorities. As a cancer researcher and a patient myself, these issues hit too close to home. I submitted a video question to the Presidential Forum, and although my submission wasn't selected [sic], I decided (after much thought and little sleep) to post it here to get the point across that something can and needs to be done to address this problem.
            Last edited by Fed; 08-27-07, 03:04 PM. Reason: Moved from standalone thread
            "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
            11.22.06 -Dx the day before Thanksgiving
            12.09.06 -Rt I/O; 100% seminoma, multifocal; Stage I-A; Surveillance; Six years out! I consider myself cured.

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            • #7
              Excellent, Fed!! I'm disappointed that I missed the live broadcast. Do you know if it is available to view on demand?
              Scott, [email protected]
              right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Scott
                Do you know if it is available to view on demand?
                I'm trying to track it down. As soon as I have it, I'll post the URL.
                "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
                11.22.06 -Dx the day before Thanksgiving
                12.09.06 -Rt I/O; 100% seminoma, multifocal; Stage I-A; Surveillance; Six years out! I consider myself cured.

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                • #9
                  I just came back home and searched through the Tivo'd show. The question was asked to Bill Richardson, but it was cut. All the background was trimmed, and they put the fragment where I actually ask the question by saying "how would you complete the play?..." To see the entire statement, click on the link on the post I made earlier in this thread.
                  "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
                  11.22.06 -Dx the day before Thanksgiving
                  12.09.06 -Rt I/O; 100% seminoma, multifocal; Stage I-A; Surveillance; Six years out! I consider myself cured.

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                  • #10
                    Congrats on the question they are in my town about 100 yards from where I work. They have a livestrong school bus parked out front of the Cell Center It reminds me of the party buses from the Great Iowa Bike Ride Maybe I can get a few pick tomorrow and get them posted.

                    Link to local newspaper coverage


                    Last edited by IowaBrian; 08-27-07, 08:29 PM.
                    5-1-2006 Right IO - Stage 1 Nonseminoma Embryonal and Yolk sac - Surveillance Baby on the way Born 7-20-07

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                    • #11
                      That is so cool, Fed! You offer a perspective on cancer that is so unique (from supporter to patient to researcher)...it was a perfect question from someone who has truly battled the disease from all fronts. High-five from Cali!
                      Maria
                      *Hubby Andy diagnosed 02/13/07, Left IO 02/16/07 *Stage 1A Non-Seminoma (65% Immature Teratoma / 35% Embryonal Carcinoma) *RPLND 04/27/07 Lymph Nodes-ALL CLEAR
                      *Complications from Chylous Ascites so Laparotomy 05/03/07 *No food for 10 weeks, TPN only *07/18/07 Removed drains, tubes, picc line *CT Scan 07/31/07-ALL CLEAR
                      *CT Scan 02/12/08-ALL CLEAR *Hydrocele surgery 06/19/08 *CT Scan 9/30/08 and 03/06/09 shows <cm left lung nodule - under surveillance

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                      • #12
                        Hey Fed:

                        Excellent job!!!

                        I'm disapointed they didn't let you know in advance. But thanks for posting the full version.

                        You're absolute right about the funding cuts, its unconsionable. I'd hazard a guess that virtually everyone in the US has had a family member or friend who has had cancer. We need the program for cancer research that is the equivilent of going to the moon. It's time politicians either find or are forced to find the will to provide sufficient funding to end this disease.
                        Fish
                        TC1
                        Right I/O 4/22/1988
                        RPLND 6/20/1988
                        TC2
                        Left I/O 9/17/2003
                        Surveillance

                        Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

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                        • #13
                          Fed,

                          I loved it!

                          I hope it doesn't make you feel silly if I say, I felt proud

                          Gigantic hugs for all you do.

                          Tammy

                          Son Anthony DX 12/11/06
                          L/O 12/20/06 Stage IIIA, 95% EC, 5% Yolk Sac
                          4XEP 1/29-4/6/ 07
                          AFP started increasing3 wks later
                          Residual abdominal mass found on CT
                          RPLND 6/8/07
                          Cancer in pathology-
                          80% mature teratoma, 20% Yolk Sac. --
                          No adjuvent chemo and
                          AFP normalised

                          July 22, 2010 ---- 3 years all clear!

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                          • #14
                            Catching up with posts............thank-you!! Sharon
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                            • #15
                              FED For President!!!! Well done!
                              Spouse: I/O 8/80; embryonal, seminoma, teratoma; RPLND 9/80 - no reoccurrence - HRT 8/80; bladder cancer 11/97; reoccurrence: 4X
                              Son: I/O 11/04; embryonal, teratoma; VI; 3XBEP; relapse 5/08; RPLND 6/18/08 - path: mature teratoma

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