Monday, July 7, 2008

monday brings no better news

we have finally had the oncology meeting. The news was unsatisfying and hard to swallow. I start chemo tomorrow morning. I was diagnosed with "POORLY DIFFERENTIATED CARCINOMA WITH UNKNOWN ORIGIN" at a stage 4. AKA "THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT IT REALLY IS NOW". The time frame to keep looking for answers is limited and we are jumping straight into treatment. They gave me statistics for 70 patients 50% did not get past 6 months. 35% made it over a year. 15% have made it close to 3 years. with no remittance. we plan to change statistics permanently.

32 comments:

Carly said...
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Carly said...

I love you so much... If anyone can change the statistics it is you! Like I said the other day, the one thing you are definitely not lacking in is LovE!! I know this is ultimately a battle that you will be raging on your own but we will be there next to you every step of the way. See you soon love!

P.S. You didn't warn me that your cat is a drooler... eww! :)

neffro said...

Fight bro you can do it your young and strong and if there gonna give u chemo then there is a chance to beat it so do it, I know you can you are a strong stong soul and im gonna be there for you as you go through chemo. I love you Neffro
PS I know u can beat it bro i know u can, do everything they tell u to the fullist and you will beat it

doke said...

Hey sky i know its been awhile. Sorry to hear the news. Its good to hear your keeping positive. Keep your head up and fight brother. If you find the energy and time gimme a call. 7608551354.

Doke

chelsiej said...

i know you have the strength to be the guy that faught cancer and lived a long, normal, and healthy life...its deffinantly in you. you can-WILL change the statistics=]your surrounded by loving and uplifting people!!! keep positive and i love you
im here for you like every one else is!!

smile =] :] :D =P ;} =) :) =D

ChElSiiE

Crystal said...

My Skyler! I love you so much & we WILL change the statistic. With strength & love you can fight this and I'll be right there with you every step of the way. I'm headed back within the next 2 days & I'm moving in!

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~jennifer~ said...

Sky.. I don't know if it's at all a relief or more disappointing to know what you're up against. You're such a strong willed determined soul and I know you can beat this thing. Statistics are just that.. statistics-a collection of data from multiple orgins changing all the time..its not written in stone. You will beat this and show them all. This disease may have chosen you..but it is up against us all.. we are all in this fight with you..by your side every step of the way. Stay strong Sky!!



Much Alohas

~jennifer

k&amckay said...

Sky~
Kev and I are know that you can fight this thing. We are trying to get down there in the next couple weeks to see everyone. I know you can fight this thing and if you need anything please let us know and we will be there in a heart beat. We love you and are thoughts are with you.
Kevin and Angel McKay

Shelley said...

--not what we wanted to hear, but you and everyone else are right....you will be the exception !!!! these stats do not apply !!! All i know is that you are strong and determined and have the biggest support system (my friends Vanessa and Wesley told me that you are in their personal prayers everyday and in their sunday school prayer group as well) :)
Mike and I enjoyed hanging out with you yesterday (it was great to just chilax) we look forward to seeing you when i get back from illinois. I will read your post everyday and do some homework on this bogus cancer while i am back there.
We love you and will see you soon:)

Love, shell and mike

aaron said...

Sky, my friend, my roommate, my brother, I love you bro. I know i can get overwhelmed and frustrated easily but you know that i will do anything i can to help you in any way. Whatever it takes we will find the way to make you the exception to the statistics. I prayed for you this morning and i will keep praying for you. Stay the fuck up son!
Much Love from the Big Balla.

janicechild said...

hi sky heard your situation my heart is with you ill keep you in my prayers i know god is with you. you have beautiful family and friends. my love is with you.

Janice child

Gabe said...

skyer,I have always loved you more like a brother than a cousin,you have always been a fighter for as long as I can remember so lets keep it that way.Your one of toughest guys I Know,if theres anyone out there that can beat the odds its you.Stay positive,you are in all of our hearts and prayers.
much love from your
scuzin grp.

~JECCA~ said...

You will beat this! I have no doubt in my mind that you can do this! No matter what any doctor says, any thing is possible, and you will be that you person that proves them wrong! I love you and I want to come see you, as soon as I can figure out how to I will! Stay strong and take advantage of all the love and support that you have right now! Remeber if you ever need anything I will help in what ever way I can! I love you stay strong!
~Jecca~

jody said...

Dear Sky,

Now it's up to you to change those "statistics"... Bah humbug on numbers anyway. What you've got (positivity and dignity, huamnity and grace) defy the odds, you will too!!!!

The circles of prayer are rippling out.......across the universe.

Hang in there Sky and know that you are loved!!!!

MaDukes

Joyce said...

can't say it enuff..how much i love u!!!!I love reading what everyone has 2 say...means so much 2 all of us!!!...love, mom

Rachael Funk said...

Uncle Sky! Been keeping up with the news and obviously was not what we wanted to hear today. Doesn't mean there isn't tons of hope! And why not? You can def be the guy that gets through this! No doubts! Hang in there! You have such amazing friends and family and we all love ya! Live Strong! I love your posts and will stay in touch.
-Love,
Rach

Rachael Funk said...

Oh yea and good luck with the beginning of your chemo treatment tomorrow! I will be thinking of you all day :)

Chris said...

It's not the news you or anyone wanted to hear but now there is a plan. Look forward - not down, not back. There is nothing you did to deserve this. There is no rhyme or reason - just your future ahead of you. Don't forget to take your music and headphones to chemo - helps tremendously. Jennifer is right - nothing is written in stone. and, doctors are human. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and saying a special prayer.

Lara said...

Just remember you have cancer, it doesn't have you. Which means you can change those stats, stay strong like you are and kick this things ass! We are so glad to be able to be down here with you through this thing. We love you!

habalingo said...

They say 1 in 5 have genital herpes. That statistic is way off!!! You can beat this thing. You are in our prayers and we think of you often. You have some great friends and family ready to fight with you.
Much love
Justin Melissa and Da Boys.

Sarah said...

We love you and our prayers are still there...stronger than ever. We will be down this weekend with Carly and Anthony and will do anything you need....My family is praying for you also....We miss you and will see you soon. Let us know if you need us to get you anything at all. Lots and Lots of love!!!!!

Elliott, Sarah, and Noah

neffro said...

BIGGEST FIGHT OF YOUR LIFE BRO,
AND GUESS WHAT, IF YOU STAY POSITIVE AND TRY AS HARD AS YOU CAN DO GET WHAT YOU WANT (NO HALF ASS) YOU WILL GET MORE THEN YOU HOPE FOR. I KNOW FROM EXPIRENCE FROM MY BATTLES WITH BI POLAR, JUST LIKE I TOLD U IVE DONE WHAT THE DOCTORS TOLD ME AND KEPT FOCUSED AND LOOK AT ME. I KNOW ITS A DIFFERNT ANIMAL ITS MENTAL AND IT WAS TUFF, AND WHAT UR GOING THROUGH IS MENTAL AND PHYSICAL BUT U CAN DO IT, IVE WANTED TO BREAK DOWN AND GIVE UP SO MANY TIMES BUT I DIDNT CAUSE JUST LIKE U I HAVE SO MANY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND SO MUCH TO LIVE FOR. BRO U CAN DO IT!

rodge3713 said...

Big Sky. Brotha, totally sorry to hear, this is total bs and you of all people do not deserve this. However, you are one of the baddest, toughest son of a bitch I know and regardless of waht the outcome is, I know your going to do your best to fight this shit. With your strong will and great support, I have a great positive outlook for you and pray it goes that way. Also, statistics are statistics, like records, they are made to be broken and hopefully you break the shit out of it. Then we will see you on covers of medical mags, woohoo. Ill hit you up later but be strong, we all have your back big man.
-carter

skullfunk said...

sky this shit is hard to swallow man but i have faith. we all have faith in you. i hope for better days ahead starting right now! you are the strongest of the strong and you have so much to live for. you are gonna fight this one and we are gonna be here with you however we can to make sure of that. im praying for you to get through this contantly. i have faith homie. stay positive. one love!
sculley

sparkyman2440 said...

Let's alter those statistics and knock them!

I love you! I love you! I love you! I'm praying for you.

Grandma Jini

Indijones said...

Sky, I will be praying for you and thinking of you today. You have so much love and support, you are so strong. Just remember today that not only are you strong, but our family is and that ultimately your Creator is even stronger. You have always been different and exceptional and so I have no doubt that, even in this, you will be an exception to the statistics. Stay positive. Love you.
-- Courtney

sparkyman2440 said...

I love you and am praying for you!

I'm so glad to read you are surrounded by good friends and family who are helping you out.

Aunt Cheri

Nicole said...

you can beat this sweetie. i'm so proud of how strong you are and how positive you are staying. remember i may be miles away, but whatever you need i am here for you. love you and talk to you soon.

amanda said...

Skyler!
I Love you!! We have been and will continue to pray for you! We will all help you give this thing hell and beat it! I have faith in you and that God is helping you fight it too! I can't wait to see you this weekend! Maybe we'll have time for another ghetto picnic..? Who knows? =)
We will bring books with us and as much knowledge about this monster that Gabe and I can fit into our enormous brains ;)
one love
xoxo

Rachel said...

Im praying for you. And so is my family. Stay strong and seek God. He will give you all the strength that you need. Im availible for what ever you need.

Dae Dreamer said...

You know what, baby boy? It's just that strength and determination that is going to pull you through! I do believe in miracles and I believe in the power, not only of prayer, but of love. And It's easy to see you are surrounded with love.

Don't you ever give up. I intend to see your name go down in the medical books as one who has beaten this thing.... permanently.

Much love and prayers ~B~