halnorth: All the best to your family as well. I know they are all behind you with love and support.
Nov 16, 2019 20:48:58 GMT -7
BogeysBGone: Hax - cancer sucks. Sorry you're going through it -but you're still here. What can we do to help?
Nov 17, 2019 9:20:53 GMT -7
hax: Serious answer...just pray it stays away, I had a successful partial nephrectomy. The tumor was all contained and had good clean margins
Nov 17, 2019 10:07:39 GMT -7
hax: right now though, my kidney, or what is left of it, is stumbling along barely keeping me off of dialysis,
Nov 17, 2019 10:08:14 GMT -7
hax: I have a 2 year wait to be transplant eligible as they will not transplant to a cancer patient,
Nov 17, 2019 10:08:48 GMT -7
hax: I am eventually going to be on dialysis, but not over the holidays, I go in on January to get set up for peritoneal dialysis which I can do at home. I am back to work, and. Doing well
Nov 17, 2019 10:09:41 GMT -7
hax: we knew this day would come, and we’re prepared for it financially, and Imhave amazing insurance and great support from friends, family, church, and work.
Nov 17, 2019 10:10:18 GMT -7
hax: as awful as this has been...it has also been incredibly humbling and amazing.
Nov 17, 2019 10:10:38 GMT -7
hax: if you want to see the whole saga, you can read the entire thing from start to present at www.caringbridge.com/Ryan Pendergraft
Nov 17, 2019 10:11:51 GMT -7
BogeysBGone: hang in there Ryan. I'll be in touch
Nov 17, 2019 11:15:58 GMT -7
BogeysBGone: G-dammit Ryan that story was funny. Not "I'm sorry have cancer but I'll laugh to make you feel better" funny....but funny funny.
Nov 17, 2019 14:13:41 GMT -7
BogeysBGone: Are you by any chance in Dallas next week?
Nov 17, 2019 14:14:20 GMT -7
hax: Negative, I MAY be in Austin. I have to pace myself. FYI...the Hulk Hogan goes #2 is 100% true. My dad still laughs about it. I will say this man..I hope no one you ever know is struck by this. But if they do...go straight to MD Anderson. Period.
Nov 17, 2019 14:32:32 GMT -7
hax: Their level of care is incredible. My nephrologist that I follow up with, calls me at home to check on me between appointments. She communicates directly with my local nephrologist so they are on the same page.
Nov 17, 2019 14:33:16 GMT -7
hax: their service is above and beyond big time.
Nov 17, 2019 14:33:28 GMT -7
hax: Also, meeting Masaad from UAE...very cool. He and I still correspond
Nov 17, 2019 14:33:50 GMT -7
BogeysBGone: Cool. Let me know if you think I can help with anything - I'll try. BogeysBGone@gmail.com
Nov 17, 2019 19:32:18 GMT -7
BogeysBGone: Ryan check your email - I responded twice - but the first one was rejected by your server.
Nov 18, 2019 6:43:36 GMT -7