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One of my officers
« on: February 15, 2012, 03:34:55 pm »
walked into my office today to speak with the Sgt. and myself.   We knew he has not been feeling the greatest for awhile, but his Doctor has been doing tests and he got the results today.

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

He's mid 30's,  165, in excellent condition and probably my best all around patrol officer.  Married, 3 kids.  oldest is 16,  youngest (second marriage) is 4.   

 :facepalm

we'll do whatever we need to do, work with him, help him out however,   nothing else to say,  just,          damn.







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    Re: One of my officers
    « Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 03:44:11 pm »
    "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood..' Tho sometimes it is the flesh that betrays us.  He will be remembered in my prayers.
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    Re: One of my officers
    « Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 03:48:04 pm »
    Chief, what a thing to get broadsided with. If you set up anything for the officer, post it asap. Good luck to you, I know it is hard to fill shoes like that, all the best...
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    Re: One of my officers
    « Reply #3 on: February 15, 2012, 03:55:11 pm »
    That sucks.  At least he's got a good boss that will work with him,  that will be a big help.   
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    Re: One of my officers
    « Reply #4 on: February 15, 2012, 04:11:54 pm »
    Damn. Just... damn.

    He and his family will be in the Raptor Clan's prayers.
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    Re: One of my officers
    « Reply #5 on: February 15, 2012, 04:21:01 pm »
    Sorry to hear that, my prayers for his recovery...

    If it helps...my younger brother (he was 35 at the time) was diagnosed with B Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma back in 2007 while I was overseas...a radical chemo treatment cured him though...apparently the more aggressive the cancer the better it reacts to treatment...it wasn't pleasant and he had to have a chest and head port installed and was off work for over a year, but now 5 years later he is back to building Hondas over in Marysville...a few lingering side affects but he apparently is on the other side...

    ..hope you friend finds his way there too.
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    Re: One of my officers
    « Reply #6 on: February 15, 2012, 05:44:57 pm »
    Psalms 33:

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    9. "For he spake, and it was done; He commanded and it stood fast."

    18. "Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy."

    19. "to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine."

    I find these word appropriate, my thoughts are with your officer and his family.
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    Re: One of my officers
    « Reply #7 on: February 15, 2012, 10:24:23 pm »
    I'm not good with words, and can't quote scripture as some can.  So, I'll just say this-

    Anything I can do, drop line via PM if nothing else.  I may be a support staff of 1, and long distance at that, but you just step up and holler.

    In the mean time, I am a God fearing man, and will remember your officer in my prayers tonight.
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    Re: One of my officers
    « Reply #8 on: February 15, 2012, 10:52:29 pm »
    It has always been said that there are no atheists in foxholes.

    There are none in a children's cancer ward either.

    I send this to your officer.

    "You are the answer to your prayers. Pray like it all depends on God, and work like it all depends on you."

    You are remembered here.

    Forever.

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    Re: One of my officers
    « Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 10:55:00 am »
    Prayers for your officer and his family.
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    Re: One of my officers
    « Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 01:44:34 pm »
    My prayers are with your officer, and with those who care about him, especially you, Chief.
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    Re: One of my officers
    « Reply #11 on: February 24, 2012, 02:54:41 am »
    My younger brother had Hodgkin lymphoma when we were in high school and has been cancer free for twelve years now.  I know what his family is going to go though and it will not be fun.  I hope they caught it early.  He will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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    Re: One of my officers
    « Reply #12 on: February 24, 2012, 03:00:15 am »
    Aw, hell.

    Prognosis? Lymphoma can vary from treatable with a good survival rate on up to, well. You get the picture. What is he dealing with?

    In my prayers.

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    « Reply #13 on: February 29, 2012, 01:26:06 am »
    He caught a break.  After biopsy, full body CT scan and bone marrow sample,  he has stage 2 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma,  looking about about 8 weeks of treatment, prognosis looks good, This type should respond favorably to the Chemo.

    Thanks guys.

     
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    « Reply #14 on: February 29, 2012, 08:29:07 am »
    Amen...
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    « Reply #15 on: February 29, 2012, 09:05:37 am »
    That's not a way for a brother to go.  If there's anything I can do let us know.
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    « Reply #16 on: February 29, 2012, 10:44:55 am »
    He caught a break.  After biopsy, full body CT scan and bone marrow sample,  he has stage 2 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma,  looking about about 8 weeks of treatment, prognosis looks good, This type should respond favorably to the Chemo.

    Thanks guys.

     

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    « Reply #17 on: February 29, 2012, 12:09:16 pm »
    Throwing more God blessings his way, and yours Chief.
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    « Reply #18 on: February 29, 2012, 01:20:28 pm »
    Yeah. You know you're messing with bad stuff when they say that it is aggressive, it can kill you, and we're going to pump you full of poison to kill it right back. And that's the GOOD news.

    Still, he has a tough row to hoe, but he can do it. Good luck and prayers to him.

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    « Reply #19 on: February 29, 2012, 03:15:43 pm »
    He came in and was talking to me this morning.   His description of the bone marrow sampling,
      HOLY HANNA:panic   

    I hurt just from listening to him tell it.   

    He's in good spirits, very up beat and positive.  From my experience (family and friends) that is the single biggest key, right there.

     
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    « Reply #20 on: February 29, 2012, 03:47:19 pm »
    He's in good spirits, very up beat and positive.  From my experience (family and friends) that is the single biggest key, right there.

    Yes, it is. Pass along my positive thoughts as well, please.

    My stepbrother beat it. He can, too.

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