Sunday, September 09, 2012

An update about my battle with cancer


I hate being a whiner. Poor me? Bah!!! I'm blogging about my battle with cancer because it helps my fight emotionally. I also want people to learn from my experience. Things aren't right with your body? Get a colonoscopy. Doctor says you are too young? Go to a different doctor! If you are a woman, don't hesitate getting a mammogram. It may save your life.

This past week, I met with two different surgeons. They will perform surgery on me after the chemo has hopefully done it's job. I meet with a chemo and a radiation doctor early this week and I hope to start treatment in the near future. This past week was  filled with more scans and exams than I count. I am grateful that I am being cared for so well!

My spirits remain high. The news isn't great, but I am in great hands. My attitude has been  helped a tremendous amount by the support I have received from YOU!!! I received a phone call from Michael Chiklis this week that is still making me smile. How can I go wrong when Michael is in my corner? James Morrison also gave me a moving pep talk via phone. The White Haired Man has such a kind soul!! Jenny McCarthy, Jenny Mollen, Jason Biggs, Nia Vardalos, Chris Gorham, Josh Groban, Julie Benz, Kristen Johnston, Jeri Ryan, Bianca Kajlich, Alyssa Milano, Eliza Dushku, Clare Kramer, Autumn Reeser, Holly Marie Combs & Jaimie Alexander have all sent me their support publicly and privately. I thank you all. The support has brought me to tears at times. But in a good way. I am so moved and feel so strong with this support!

My Twitter and Facebook pals have been tremendous. Renee sent me a fabulous "I'm Making Cancer My Bitch" t-shirt. Lori's daily hugs make me feel loved! Martha's video touched me deeply. Cora's advice was so great and on and on. I can't thank everyone, but please know that every single e-mail, tweet, Facebook comment etc. means the world to me. I will win! I promise.

8 comments:

CASARobin said...

Be the one ...;-) kick cancer to the curb. xo

carole laporte(cslcarole) said...

Yes you will!

dannio64 said...

You're a true soldier, Geno. Each step of this process is like a stripe to a soldier in the Army. By my calculations, you are already a Staff Sergeant. 1st Stripe - Your enlisted status was completed when you went in for the colonoscopy. 2nd Stripe – Facing the reports by the specialists. 3rd Stripe – Devising a plan of action. 4th Stripe – Enduring the additional preliminary tests. By the end of this week, you should have your 5th Stripe, making you a Sergeant First Class. I'm praying you reach the ultimate triumph by becoming Commander in Chief! Soldier, you already deserve a Congressional Medal of Honor, which is defined as “ the highest award for valor in action against an enemy. “ I salute you!

Dragonsneakers said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with you this week as your journey to kick they crap out of cancer goes on. Think positive my friend, and fight on to victory! You can beat this and I feel certain you will!

SienaJackson said...

Go Geno GO! U can do this! I have faith in u, & w/ Josh Groban in ur corner he can help u fight the good fight! I pray for u! (I may not KNOW u like someone I see every day but I think u r cool). Keep on keepin' on & may God bring u much peace! Kick Cancer in the backside! (((HUGS)))

Siena Jackson

NYConnie said...

I'm loving the new shirt from Renee!! You have to know that you have a bazillion peeps sending you good thoughts & prayers..cancer does indeed bite the big one, so you need to just bite back HARDER!! Update us when you can & get rest when you need it, we'll be here for you!!(I'm also a fan of Josh's)

Anonymous said...

Hang in there.. Use your mind and will to also fight this scourge.. My prayers are with you.. as I can see you have a rather large rooting section! Continue to be courageous, it's ok to feel beaten, but pick yourself up and continue to fight... never give up.

Kid4evr..............

Cameron VSJ said...

Hi,

I have a quick question about your blog, would you mind emailing me when you get a chance?

Thanks,

Cameron

cameronvsj(at)gmail.com

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