Update on Beer B Que Paul 12/14

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by scarbelly, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Paul has had a rough go of it for a few days both physically and emotionally. He knows what he has is terminal in most cases.

    He has been diagnosed with Retroperitoneal Sarcoma.  The doctors don’t know if it is malignant or not. The best way to find out is to do surgery and with him having pneumonia they don’t want to do that as of yesterday anyway.  Apparently this is a pretty serious surgery especially with his size – again what he said.

    There are a group of surgeons he spoke with that want to do a needle biopsy. This is done by using the CT Scan as a guide while they insert the needle to take a piece of the mass. There is some considerable risk involved if not done correctly there is a risk of hitting another organ or artery or …. Paul is still talking with them to decide if he wants to do that now or go to another facility. Seems last time he was there they told him they could not perform the operation at this facility.   

    Here is a link to some info http://www.tirgan.com/soft.htm

    Finally something good to report.  Paul finally spoke to his son and asked his son if he (Paul) and the new (2mos) grandson could be baptized together at the hospital and the son agreed to that.  This is supposed to happen sometime this week. 

    Paul’s wish is to get their house in KC boarded up so Kathryn has a place to come back to and he wants to move about 90 miles away to live closer to his relatives for the rest of his time.  If there is anyone in the KS area that might be able to help with this please let me know.

    I should have a gmail account that he is setting up if anyone would like to send him a personal note and I will post that information here as soon as Paul sends it to me. For now they are still monitoring this thread.

    I will also be posting a link or information for anyone wishing to help them with expenses. Things are pretty tough right now. As soon as I get that information I will let you all know.

    Hugs my friend. We all miss ya
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's very sad. We will continue praying for him & his family.

    Thanks for keeping us updated Gary.
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    Gary thanks for updating us on this.

    We are keeping the prayers up for him here.
  4. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    Hang in there Paul. Were all praying for you.
  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    The very best to you !
  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    God's blessings Paul. We look forward to your return.

    The Kings
  7. tt ace

    tt ace Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Paul, our prayers go with you.  Good luck!
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    God Bless You Gary for all that you are doing to keeping us up to date with Paul. Now Our prays are still continuing for Paul and Kathryn. I'm really glad that he wants to be Baptized with his grandson too. I wish I was closer to KC or I'd be there to help out with the house.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks, Gary.

    More prayers for Paul and family.

    Also, if Paul was a Vietnam Vet, there may be benefits available.  I noted dioxin as one of the contributors.  He may have an Agent Orange benefit due.
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sending my thoughts and prayers...
  11. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]Prayers sent.
  12. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    News like this always saddens me and angers me at the same time. I hate seeing or knowing of people suffering! Paul, do your best to stay strong and positive. May the Lord answer your prayers...
  13. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We are keeping Paul and family in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you sooooooo much for keeping us all updated Scarbelly.
  14. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My wife was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma, one of the ones listed, they gave her 6 weeks to live, 100% guarantee she would not see her next birthday.  That was 18 years ago and she is still kicking my butt (rightfully so, too!).  She is one of very few who beat the odds, and then a second time two years ago with skin lymphoma (just as rare) so far.  For all of us, please go to a competent GP who doesn't postage stamp your health with no suspicions.  Not saying that Paul's physician did that, just even I found myself going to one of these "Docs-in-a-box" clinics for a time and found out later they missed some pretty important stuff when I had to switch to a different doctor as my insurance wouldn't cover that kind of care, only on an emergency basic treatment situation.  

    Our prayers are with Paul and his family.
  15. Mrs Cruiser and I will have Paul and his family in our Prayers.
  16. papagreer

    papagreer Meat Mopper

    Thinking about you Paul [​IMG]  Thanks for the up day Scar.


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