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Author Topic: Mike R and his health status  (Read 252 times)

Offline RonC

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Mike R and his health status
« on: June 17, 2017, 08:26:00 AM »
This post on Mike R is directed to those of you who do not follow him on Facebook. As many of you, I have been and am very fortunate to call Mike a friend. You canít ask for a finer person. He is a real gentleman.

 Mike was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He underwent surgery recently and has gone through a rather rough recovery. A chemo port was installed on Thursday and the chemotherapy was started at that point.

He will go through 6 months of intensive chemo. He also will have to take multiple medications a day for 3 weeks and then rest a week for a total of 6 times over 6 months. Even with this intensive course of chemo, the cancer usually comes back in 2 out of 3 patients.  About 9% of pancreatic cancer patients make it 5 years. 

Mike and Sharon have been active living life to the fullest before the chemo started, given the uncertainties of the future.

The prognosis is not good and it's difficult to accept, certainly for Mike and Sharon but also by people close to them.

Mike has played his banjo some as of late but finds it hard to get back into it.

I know that Mike and Sharon will appreciate your good thoughts and prayers.


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Re: Mike R and his health status
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 09:06:54 AM »
I wish Mike the best and our prayers are with him and Sharon.

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Re: Mike R and his health status
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 09:47:42 AM »
I like Mike...

« Last Edit: June 18, 2017, 08:11:19 AM by 59figmo »

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Re: Mike R and his health status
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 08:35:39 AM »
Thanks for posting this . I follow Mike on FB , And am praying for Him and Sharon .
Trust me officer , I'm a banjo player , it only seems like I'm going faster than everyone else.

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Re: Mike R and his health status
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 09:43:28 PM »
I'm friends with Mike on facebook & he knows my prayers are with him.  After just going through the chemo thing for so long, my heart goes out to him & Sharon.  It's nasty stuff & it takes it's toll. Never give up & never lose hope!!!
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Re: Mike R and his health status
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 10:34:29 PM »
I can't add any more that what Barbie said.  Praying for you Mike and Sharon.
Nothing is impossible, some things just take longer.

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Re: Mike R and his health status
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 11:33:46 AM »
I, also am friends with Mike on FB.  Thank you Ron for taking the time to post an update of Mike's condition on The Holler.   :thanks:

Mike is going through a lot right now with the support of his wife Sharon.  Let us hope and pray for the best with the Good Lord's help for 'ol Mike. 

My continued thoughts and prayers for our banjo brother.

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Re: Mike R and his health status
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 06:15:11 PM »
Best wished and prayers from me.  Hoping for the best for Mike.
When I grow up I want to be a banjo player.