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#41 JaymeFuture

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 08:49 AM

Just saw this now.

 

We haven't interacted much, but I just want to let you know that I'm wishing you absolutely all the best. And I don't mean that lightly, ALL the best. The best possible treatment, recovery, everything. I just did a little reading about your condition before I wrote this (primitive as the details that I read are I'm sure), and I think I speak for everyone when I say I wish stuff like this never existed in this world, and I can't imagine what you and your family are going through. But people have beat this, and you will too. I'm at work and so unable to sign up to the page you linked, but I'm hoping they've caught it at a point that surgery is an option. I know it's very easy for me to type, but anybody I know who faced this has told me that it did them the world of good to stay positive, so based on their words I can only urge the same, as you've mentioned you will.

 

ALL the best.

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 07:31 PM

Stay strong and positive and beat this thing.

Good luck with the surgery.

#43 WrestlingPower

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:29 PM

I saw the report on the surgery.  I'm continuing to pray for you, Adam.



#44 Cross Face Chicken Wing

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 08:56 PM

Thought I would provide a wrestling-centric update on my battle.

 

An attempt to perform a rare procedure in early January (called HIPEC surgery with de-bulking) was halted with me on laying on the surgery table. Once I was opened up, the surgeon determined that my cancer had spread too far -- beyond what my initial CT scans had shown -- and that it was too risky to continue with the procedure.

 

My family and I were devastated. Unfortunately, cancer doesn't care much about feelings so I tried to snap out of it as quickly as I could. I had to heal from the surgery, so chemotherapy couldn't start until February.

 

Chemo began in early February, and it absolutely sucks both physically and mentally. The side effects haven't been as bad as I prepared myself for, but chemo is still the worst thing ever. It's hard to describe, but it's just a complete drain. Chemotherapy can fuck right off.

 

Today was my first CT scan since starting chemo. Since we haven't had any good news during this battle, we were prepared for the worst. But the news was positive. The cancer hadn't spread further since my pre-chemo scan. My oncologist said my cancer was like a freight train speeding along at 100 MPH after my failed surgery. Today, he said that freight train has been stopped, for now.

 

Whew, thank you chemo. Sorry I told you to fuck off earlier. 

 

So what does this have to do with wrestling? It sounds silly, and it is, but wrestling helps me get through some of the tough times. Here's how:

 

  • I don't do well with silence since this whole ordeal began. If it's too quiet in the house, my mind starts racing, negative thoughts creep in, and I go off the rails mentally. No matter how wiped I am from the chemo, I can't nap during the day because of the silence. My mind simply won't allow it. Here's where wrestling podcasts work wonders. Listening to a 4-hour "Between the Sheets" or a marathon pod unveiling GWE lists allows me to relax without the bad thoughts taking over my brain. You have no idea how happy I was to see a 9-hour "Wrestling with the Past" GWE podcast pop up in my feed this week. Perfect timing since I'll be laid up from chemo this weekend.
  • Doing things I enjoyed pre-cancer helps me overcome the depression and anxiety that come with being diagnosed with cancer. I spent a lot of time laying around feeling sorry for myself after both my diagnosis and failed surgery. One day I forced myself to watch some wrestling -- something I've always enjoyed doing -- to help snap myself out of it. It's helped. Getting back to doing things you enjoy is a major step in learning to live with cancer instead of feeling sorry for yourself that you have cancer.
  • To all who have put together the GWE project: THANK YOU! Diving into that project is a nice reprieve from the constant cancer talk that's filled our house in recent months.
  • I've come up with a new way to rate matches: If I'm knocked down from chemo, any match that keeps me awake past 6 p.m. is considered a good to great match. The latest NXT special kept me awake until like 11 p.m. so I consider all of those matches 5-star classics. If you have any matches you'd like rated using this new system, let me know :)

That's about it. The battle continues. If you'd like more details, my Caring Bridge site is here.



#45 WingedEagle

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 09:00 PM

Really glad to hear you've gotten some positive news.  Stay on top of all the wrestling you can, stay positive and keep kicking fucking ass. 



#46 El-P

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 11:55 PM

I was away when you made the announcement so I'm just seeing this. Best thoughts to you ! You'll have that fucking crab do the job ! Courage !



#47 WrestlingPower

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 11:34 AM

Glad you got some good news.  Also glad I could contribute to your podcast listening this week.



#48 Jimmy Redman

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 12:12 PM

Great to hear a positive update man.



#49 Johnny Sorrow

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 11:55 PM

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Keep hanging in there, bro.



#50 ElHijodeGorgeousGeorge

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 11:20 AM

Keeping you in my thoughts.



#51 Danish Dynamite

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 02:58 AM

Still sending all the best wishes and good vibes your way from Denmark!

Your comments on the NXT show makes those matches all 5-Star to me as well!

Good to hear the chemo made a face turn from hated heel to powerful ally!

PWO is with you in thoughts, prayers and spirit!

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 02:58 AM

Glad to see things are hopefully starting to turn around.  Wishing the best for your future and continue to enjoy everything you can in life. 

 

Like everyone has said in other threads, wrestling is an amazing escape.  Where else can you get a full story told in anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes....then get to hear other people's opinions on it in podcast form? 

 

Continue to whip the cancer with LARIATOOOO after LARIATOOOOO!  ...or even more fun, use the Jake Roberts Shortarm Clothesline so it never gets too far out of reach.  ^_^



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 02:58 PM

Here's where wrestling podcasts work wonders. Listening to a 4-hour "Between the Sheets" or a marathon pod unveiling GWE lists allows me to relax without the bad thoughts taking over my brain. You have no idea how happy I was to see a 9-hour "Wrestling with the Past" GWE podcast pop up in my feed this week. Perfect timing since I'll be laid up from chemo this weekend.

 

 

Brother, I wasn't going to do a GWE podcast but after reading this, I ended up recording 4 shows over the weekend. Once I edit them, I'll have them up at P2B for you to listen to. 



#54 Danish Dynamite

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 03:18 PM

 

Here's where wrestling podcasts work wonders. Listening to a 4-hour "Between the Sheets" or a marathon pod unveiling GWE lists allows me to relax without the bad thoughts taking over my brain. You have no idea how happy I was to see a 9-hour "Wrestling with the Past" GWE podcast pop up in my feed this week. Perfect timing since I'll be laid up from chemo this weekend.

 

 

Brother, I wasn't going to do a GWE podcast but after reading this, I ended up recording 4 shows over the weekend. Once I edit them, I'll have them up at P2B for you to listen to. 

 

 

And from the tease on The Dangerous Alliance they sound awesome!!!



#55 Cross Face Chicken Wing

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 03:25 PM

If the "like" button was used on these forums, I'd like all the replies to my updates. Thank you all for the kind words.

 

Looking forward to the shows, goodhelmet. What's the over/under on the number of F-bombs dropped?

 

:)



#56 goodhelmet

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 11:07 PM

Well, one of the shows has me and DEAN on it so make sure the kids are away. 



#57 ElHijodeGorgeousGeorge

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 03:00 PM

Legendary Will and Dean podcasts make my heart happy. Not to mention, knowing it helps Cross Faced through tough times so it's a win-win.



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Posted 22 April 2016 - 08:26 AM

Wish you all the best, my friend. You seem to have been extraordinarily brave in your reaction, all things considered. Pretty sure if I had cancer, I would have driven myself and my entire family mad. Hoping to keep hearing more good news. Also hoping that you don't get your wish of seeing Ric Flair win the GWE, but I am petty that way. :P

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 05:45 AM

Cancer's a bitch. Kick ass and hang tight!



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 08:33 PM

Hope you're hanging in there and doing well, CFCW!




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