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OT - F-ck Cancer Posbang Thread
What great news around the holidays! Fuck cancer and go Blue!
Always in a mood to say Fuck Cancer!
It is the best opponent to beat.
Fuck the Cancer man! Lost two grandparents, damn near lost my sister while she was a sophomore at Michigan and my mother and both aunts have had cancer. I also lost my favorite professor at Michigan to cancer back in 2002 and started a scholarship at Michigan in his name for UofM students who have cancer or whose family members have cancer and have their finances ripped apart by it.
FUCK YOU CANCER!!!
That is terrific news about your wife, also.
And god bless the people who develop new technology to beat it!
Maybe this....one of the all time Fuck Youse.
I applaud you and your wife's efforts in this cause, as well as those affected on this board.
So here is my salute to Fuck Cancer, that fucking thing....
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I can dig this.
As a physician and a son whose mother is dealing with an incurable form of cancer, I heartily agree with the F_ck Cancer sentiment.
Keep fighting and let's kick cancer's ass!
I wish your mother and your family the best of luck.
This genuinely makes me happy to hear. I remember you going public with this a month or so ago. Couldn't picture being in that position, especially with children. I hope things keep progressing well.
but sounds as though the new drug is helping. Keep thinking positive and here's to full remission!!! I am with you Cali Wolverine and join you in saying "fuck all cancer and go blue!"
...for your wife... and for this experimental drug. Lost my dad (self inflicted) and both grand fathers to cancer.
Also, thanks for posting a posbang thread that has a subject worth posbanging. Offense intended to the other threads.
That's an awesome improvement Cali.
FUCK CANCER and GO BLUE.
Prayers go out for your wife! and F-CK CANCER!!!
Okay, I am going to put it out there. I thought this was going to be just a random posbang like the other. I was going to wise crack and say, "This should be a I'd F-ck Kate Upton Posbang Thread." I am sorry for assuming that before entering.
Thanks for surprising me, and sharing this wonderful story of triumph. Your wife sounds like a fighter. What a bad ass that woman is. Prayers out to both of you and your family. And a wholehearted Fuck Cancer to boot.
Who negged this?!?
1. Never neg the pink pony. The story of how this was created is comedic gold. Now that we have the system in place you can expect a lot of +1's from me baran
2. F!@# C@&*!^ (I think both words are foul)
3. Good Luck and prayers OP
I negged my own post. Self inflicted wound.
if it wasn't for a new drug, he'd be in the ground; and its still a long road ahead. F*ck cancer indeed, but hail to the good folks who keep him around to break my balls!
...because she started yelling at me to get shut done around the house again...couldn't be happier to oblige!
Fuck cancer is right.
I lost a good friend almost one year ago to brain cancer whcih made his high school experience difficult and prevented him from starting college at Yale...but he battled to the end.
Best of luck to you and your wife...I know the MGoBlog community is pulling for both of you.
Did she name it OHIO? Beat OHIO!
"Dantonio". If cancer had a face, I could imagine it looking like that surly SOB.
...it looked a little like Bo Ryan after a Wisconsin B-Ball loss.
...and fuck double posts....sorry!
Fuck Cancer....just beat the fucker!
INB4 The Full Recovery
I'll up vote that!
Best of luck in the struggle, and let's hope the good trend continues. Having the right positive attitude always makes a difference regardless of the type of treatments, and hopefully your wife knows that there are a lot of complete strangers like me that are thinking of her and wishing her (and you of course) all the positive energy we can muster.
I wish that posts like this would make some of our, ummm... less tactful... posters realize that we're all people with real life problems and difficulties, and that sometimes being civil can go a long way toward making life easier.
I feel fortunate that I could use my first +1 for this.
Fuck you, cancer.
I lost my dad 5 years ago. Fuck cancer, indeed. Positive thoughts to your wife and family.
Easiest upvote ever, love the sentiment
Hopefully with all the research going on, someday we'll be able to not only beat cancer but run up the score doing it. No mercy for that opponent...
I work in investigational drugs, and there is some great work being done. It's a bit ironic that I had to get a biopsy done on Tuesday and have to wait until next Tuesday to find out if I have skin cancer.
So yeah, Fuck Cancer! !!
I can definitely get behind this.
It is excellent to hear that your wife is responding to the treatment - hopefully, things look up from here for you guys. Go Blue to both of you!
As for cancer, yeah, it can take a long walk off a short pier. Three of my four grandparents died from some form of it over the years, as well as two of my aunts and even a cousin.
Of all of the posbangs over the past few days, this one takes the cake. Congrats on the good news and I hope things continue to get better!
Oh, and F-UCK CANCER!
Awesome news! Good to hear! Fuck Cancer!
Keep on fighting the good fight my friend!!! Fuck Cancer!
I lost 3 of my grandparents to it, and my mom had it but beat it, as well. Basically that's the only risk factor in my family, so I know that's what's gonna kill me too some day. But f*ck cancer! I hope the doctors cure it before it gets me.
To Cali Wolverine - I hope the new drug continues to work well on your wife and that she makes a full recovery. That would be a great thing. Keep sharing the news on this, f*ck people that complained about you in the past when you'd talk about this on here.
Glad to hear that the experimental treatment is working well for her, and hope that her treatment continues on a positive course and she's able to put this in her rear view mirror.
To hell with cancer, and Go Blue!
do you happen to know what the drug is called (just out of curiosity)?
...companies that have different versions of a PARP in experimental trials. The biggest drugs are BMN 673 and ABT 888. The pharmaceutical companies are also trying to expand their research to see what other types of cancer respond to these drugs type of drugs.
Here at U of M as well.
The ABT study is for castration-resistent prostate cancer.
The BMN is being studied on solid tumors.
That is awesome...these drugs...have a lot of promise.
My dad is currently battling Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, so I will second that sentiment and say f#ck cancer. Maybe take a look into The Phoenix Project and Rick Simpson if modern medicine fails you.
and fuck cancer too! All the best to your wife
There is nothing I can offer but sympathy, but you have 110% of that.
for almost 10 years. I have seen things that I can't express to my wife because they are so sad, I can't even finish what I'm trying to say without getting too choked up to talk.
Fuck you, cancer. You irredeemable, selfish, worthless sack of crap. When you take people from us, we don't ever remember you. We remember the toughness and grace of the people who fought you. Although your treachery knows no bounds, neither does our resilience. We will eventually beat you. Fuck you.
God bless you for what you do. I can handle just about anything except seeing children suffer and loved ones ripped apart. Cancer does both. The finality of the disease is God damned brutal. I've had loved ones diagnosed and gone within 100 days. It is a powerless feeling.
Man, as a retired Soldier, there are a few occupations that I genuinely admire. Yours in one, indeed. Do your best.
Hope that the good trends continue.
Lost my mother, father-in-law, and grandfather to cancers.
F%ck cancer! It's great that she is a fighter. I bet Bo, the ultimate fighter, would be proud. She is an inspiration to all of the wolverine nation and a reminder to everyone to enjoy every maize and blue cotton pickin' day!
One of my son's high school classmates died last weekend (only 15) from cancer.
Best wishes to you and your wife, and keep fighting.
Prayers and a F*ck cancer from me and my family all the way from Bolivia. Your wife is a champion.
Best to you and the wife in beating cancer....with a stick.
Best wishes to your wife, keep fighting. It's posts like yours that continue to give me hope. I am also fighting cancer and am in a clinical trial for glioblastoma. Stay strong and go blue.
keep up the good fight si_daddy!
Cancer is the worst. Really puts a silly little 7-5 football season in perspective! Keep fighting, Mrs. Cali!
And yes fuck cancer. It is unfortunate that everyone knows someone that has been lost due to cancer.
Best of luck to your wife and your family.
This should be the new banner next year.
I will say prayers for you and your family.
i lost my mom in 2005 to what started as breast cancer and then spread to her bones and then bone marrow... she was behind the 8 ball right from the start and fought it every day for 5 years...
it awesome to see stories like your wfies and hope that she beats this piece of shit disease into the ground...
Many prayers for your wife. The best medicine for cancer is a strong will to fight. Your wife has that. God bless her and your family. It is crazy to think that MGoBlog is like a family, but it is. We're all here if you need to talk or anything else and we'll all be here (unless we get ban hammered). Take care.
It sucks. Hitting my family hard right now. Thanks MGoBlog community for providing an outlet to think about something else. Much love! Go Blue!
I know what you're going through. My wife and I were told that surgery would be the only treatment she would require. 1-1/2 years later, she died of the cancer that wasn't supposed to be an issue. That was three years ago December 1st.
It tears your heart out and turns dreams into nightmares.
That said, don't lose hope. Love each other to the max. Look into alternative therapies such as those offered by the Gerson Institute. Alkalize her body.
My thoughts are with you and my prayers will include your family.
My wife was pregnant with our 2nd child when she was first diagnosed, had a lumpectomy while prego, early c section, standard ACT chemo and other preventative and reconstructive surgeries (brutal fucking year) and was told all was going to be fine because they caught it early...only to find out later when she developed a cough that it was back. Lucky she had the cough (because the mass was blocking one of her chambers in her lung) or we would not have known.
Thank you for the warm thoughts!
This. My mom has brain cancer. The doctors told her she had two years to live. She's sought alternative treatment not recognized by the FDA. Why? Because it actually works. The Gerson Institute doesn't accept brain cancer patients, unfortunately, but she followed many of the same tenets. She's cut out processed sugar and sodium from her diet, only eats organic food and started a cannabis treatment. She had an MRI on Monday and much to the shock of her ignorant, money hungry doctors the tumors in her brain are practically GONE. This all happened in less than two months! Her doctos dismissed it as an unexplainable "miracle". Oddly enough, people and doctors don't realize that eating garbage helps produce disease. And the organizations responsible don't tell people either. Cancer is BIG business. That's why there's only a focus on the CURE and not the CAUSE.
So, yes, Fuck Cancer, but more importantly, fuck the organizations that profit from it and have no desire to find a cure.
My dad had early detection of the cancer with the best survival rates (prostate). After the surgery to remove his prostate we were told the prognosis looked great. A year later the cancer came back with a vengeance and nothing could be done to save him.
I'm not a doc or anything like one, but cancer seems very mercurial to me. Every case is unique. Sometimes people with great odds die, and others facing long odds end up winning.
I guess the important thing is a) do everything possible to fight as hard as you can to beat it, and b) try to enjoy your family and friends as much as you can regardless of what the final outcome turns out to be.
There is an actual charity called Fuck Cancer created I believe by a daughter who lost her mother to cancer. They rent out nightclubs and charge everyone money to come in, and the money gets donated to the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. My girlfriend and I went to the event in NYC about a month ago. You should all check it out, fun night out and the proceeds go to cancer research.
Edit: MadMonkey posted the shirts that act as tickets to the event.
I like this idea.
However, what pains me terribly is the notion that cancer is such HUGE business that I'm not sure a cure will every be made available to the general public.
I've become very jaundiced after going through the trench warfare that is called "cancer treatment."
FUCK CANCER. Prayers to you, your wife and your family.
and this thread is the absolute posbang victor.
best wishes for continued success in your wife's battle.
Walking out of the hospital seeing my grandma right now.. cancer sucks.
or is it hear hear? whichever. fuck cancer big time and best of luck to you and your wife and family.
Thanks for posting as well.
This is one of those threads that makes me wish I had enough points to up vote.
She and I both share your feelings: fuck cancer indeed. Just right in the ear.
I wish the best for your whole family in this difficult time. I lost my aunt to a brain tumor in September 2013 and my mother to acute myeloid leukemia about seven weeks ago.
So sorry for your recent loss
My best to your wife and family. Go Blue!
Nothing but prayers and good wishes from me. I have it too though not in as advanced stage as your wife.
She can beat this!!!!!!!
I wear a pink wristband everyday that says "F*CK CANER", actually. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife my man.
Great to hear about your wife's response to the new treatment. I was treated (successfully) for Hodgkins lymphoma 3 years ago, and these things are as tough on the family as they are on the patient (if not tougher). Fuck cancer. Go Blue.
All of the energy and luck to help your wife and family kick some cancer ass!
A Posbang thread for the worthiest of causes. OP - I hope your wife kicks cancer's ass.
Keep fighting! A will to conquer cancer is a big part of beating it!
Kick the F*#$ing [email protected] out of it
radiologist doing residency looking to specialize in mamography I completely agree fuck cancer. My wife has good and bad days meeting good people fighting both losing and winning there battles and it affects her. Luckily with improvents in technology and the ability to share studies and knowledge across the world she is in better hands then the past so stay positive and good luck.
will be champions.
We'll all be pulling for you guys!
Fuck Cancer! I never got to meet my grandpa because of it.
Had cancer BUT IS A SURVIVOR. FUCK CANCER
best wishes to your wife, yourself and your family. She can beat it. Keep fighting and think positive. Fuck Cancer! Go Blue!
My wife smokes and it bothers the absolute fuck out of me.
I used to smoke 2 1/2 packs a day and I quit. It was the hardest thing I've ever done. But it can be done. I haven't had a cigarette in 27 years.
Try to talk to her into trying an e-cig. Its not perfect but you reduce a ton of chemicals and trade actual smoke for vapor. It's not stinky and they have flavors that taste like tobacco or just about anything. It has worked well for several family members of mine and they are stepping down the nicotine levels trying to eliminate the habit entirely.
FUCK CANCER! My daddy is stage 4 esophogeal. Fuck Cancer indeed!
And fuck lung cancer especially! It's taken way to many family members near and dear to me. Keep fighting and your wife will be in my thoughts and prayers
Stage 4 lung cancer is brutal. Hope the drug keeps working.
and f**k cancer. I myself had stage 1 lymphoma 12 years ago, but stage 1 is no comparison to stage 4.
Hey Cancer, eat a dick and choke on it and die forever. Congrats my man, keep the fight going.
I lost a grandma, two aunts, and my grandfather is currently fighting it for the third time in his life. Here's to your wife, her recovery and the men and women working every day to cure her and others.
Wishing you and your wife optimism and good thoughts!
Both my parents have been through this. Best wishes to you and your family.
Can definitely go f*ck itself. My prayers are with you and your wife.
Prayers for your wife, man. I'm so sorry to hear this.
For all of you out there looking to donate money to a good cause this year, I would strongly recommend the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Google it and you can donate through their website (and it is tax deductible). They are pioneers in cutting edge research. Please donate if you can.
Its threads like this that remind me of how lucky this blog is compared to some other online communities. Fuck cancer. Best of luck to you, your wife, and what I'm sure are quite a few other mgoblogers fighting a similar battle
One of my best friends beat cancer not too long ago. I lost a grandma to cancer a year before I was born, never experiencing the whole fun with grandparents part of childhood...fuck cancer!
Hang in there man!
My brother-in-law just beat Cancer - B Cell Lymphoma! Officially cancer free today! Also, something else worth noting, my current boss was diagnosed 10 years ago with an extremely rare and difficult cancer. He fought the tremendous odds against him and won! I like to share and hear other success stories when possible. I think positivity goes a long way...I'll say it...Fuck Cancer! I'll continue to pray for you and your family Cali Wolverine!!! Be strong and Godspeed to that full recovery!
My mom lost her battle to metatastic breast cancer two years ago when it went to her liver. My paternal grandmother died from colon cancer in '01. They were my two best female role models growing up. My father had prostate cancer last year and had his prostate removed and is now cancer-free. Fuck cancer.
I hope to hear more good news about your wife's treatment!
Your triumph story homie. We're praying for you.
Really hope this Christmas season is an amazing time for you guys to celebrate together peacefully. Definitely keeping you guys in my prayers... Recently made a donation to the V Foundation, so yeah... Fuck cancer
Your probably do not want to hear this but I lost my sister to cancer just two days ago so I am definitely on board with the *#$% cancer campaign.
Prayers and best wishes to you and your family.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Having buried a sister way too young myself, I can sadly relate (though hers was heart issues, not cancer, so f*ck all diseases).
...that must be tough...fuck cancer and fuck heart disease!
My mother is currently fighting cancer. The chemo treatments are kicking her butt but she keeps getting back up off the mat asking for more in hopes that the treatments are also kicking the cancer's butt. So far there has only been minor progress, but she's still fighting.
Thanks to all the medical researchers out there and those taking on the medical trials. Some day soon I hope that a cure is found.
Go Blue, F Cancer
And your family Nothing but good things man. Stay strong.
Godspeed. My sister is a breast cancer survivor. She is surviving, but it sure fucked up her life.
Fuck cancer. Fuck it in the ass.
keep fucking that cancer!!
My mom spent two of the last three weeks in Mott after getting her second chemo treatment. Scheduled for a bone marrow transplant and another month in the joint come February. It's a b***. Fuck you cancer!!!!!!
Go suck a bag of dicks, cancer!
Not sure where you guys ended up for treatment, but my significant other is a nurse at MD Anderson... it's amazing the advancements that seem to be made daily. In 5 years, make sure to send a picture of your healthy wife with "incurable?" written on it to all of the doctors that said they couldn't help.
...I have ever seen...probably best cancer hospital in the entire country. The trial that my wife is on was not open there at the time we visited (they are only in the recruiting stage), and the trial requires weekly visits to the doctor so it was too far to fly from Cali...but we have a doctor at MD on our medical team that we keep in the loop. That is awesome your sister works at such an amazing place.
Good luck to you and your wife. Keep fighting. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Thoughts with you and your wife.
And get AIDS and die, Cancer!
are with your wife and you (and your family) as she continues to do battle with that awful f'n disease!
I lost my grandpa some 35 years ago and my dad two years ago this past Friday, both to prostate cancer. An Aunt is successfully fighting skin cancer, but she lost one of her sons (a dear first cousin of mine) just 4 weeks ago to throat cancer. And three other 1st cousins (all sisters within the same family) have done battle sucessfully with breast cancer. Someday, somehow, cancer must be beat!
Yes, F*** cancer!!!
Yes, thats F*ck Cancer Forever. Major prayers and thought go out to you and your wife. My mother has battled and won, my father-in-law battled and lost. Keep the faith and remember "tough times never last, but tough people do."
and both men were cancer victims. My next door neighbor had a double mastectomy this year due to stage 4 cancer. This is a wretched disease.
Fuck cancer for making my children motherless. Prayers to all who ever have to confront cancer in any way and thanks to all for supporting the fight against cancers of all forms.
You're doing twice the job the rest of us fathers are. Every child deserves a Mother's love, touch and attention. I hope your children remember all of her love.
...thanks for post and sharing. U are a good man.
My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago. Cancer blows, man. Prayers good sir! Glad to hear the good news!
I've got your six. FUCK CANCER!
What a great time for the posbang to return. I'll posbang to this (but let's be honest, I'm easy when it comes to a posbang)
Just got the news today that a very well-respected and hugely talented man in my professional community died of cancer yesterday. It was a shock to everyone. It must have been a very aggressive cancer - no one knew he even had it. He was 55 and leaves 4 kids, a wife, and his own ad agency in Chicago. Fuck all cancer.
I don't mean to offend one by using a non-human example but my beloved dog of 13 years died a year ago from an awful, agressive cancer that spread so rapidly that nothing could be done. Worst few weeks of my life and ultimately I made the humane decision to end her suffering once all the treatment options were exhausted. I'd have done anything if there really were a cure available and my heart goes out to anyone whose lost someone or something they love to such an awful disease.
...that damn dog is right there next to her...has a 6th sense.
your pain. I lost two dogs to bladder cancer a few years ago, only four months apart. We treated them with chemo and other drugs for 18 months, but cancer won in the end. It was many months before I could even think about getting another dog.
Cancer, you got three of my four grandparents, you tried for my dad and then for my wife. So, FUCK YOU! We are going to kick your ass!
Lost a 24 year old friend to Luekemia this last week. He was riding 25 miles a day this summer and didnt make it to Christmas. Fuck Cancer!
I lost my father-in-law, who was always more of a father than an 'in-law', to leukemia a year and a half ago. Going through it was tough but watching my husband lose his dad and my mother-in-law lose her husband that way was excruciating.
I will keep all of you in my prayers. You have my enduring admiration, sympathy and respect for the stories you've shared.
I try not to swear on message boards but... Fuck cancer.
Hate to hear the sad stories, but wish everyone well. Am very thankful my mom has beaten breast cancer twice. Lost my grandmother and friends along the way.
Hey cancer - you suck! Oh, and fuck you too!
Fuck cancer indeed. Great news my friend. Hopefully the holidays are great and there is more good news to come. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers and Go Blue.
My wife had cancer as well back when we were first dating. She had colon cancer that had metastasized to her liver and lungs. The doctors at Houston medical center were amazing but only gave her 10% chance to make it. Lo and behold, she beat it and ended up having two kids, which the doctors thought would never be possible. Twelve years later and she is still going strong. So I'm with you - F-ck cancer and it can be beat. If you ask her how she did it she'll tell you that it was a combination of great doctors / medicine and never feeling like a victim. So many other people during treatments would feel like victims and feel sorry for themselves and we're very negative; my wife a always kept a positive mental attitude and always believed she would beat it. I really believe that helped.
In any event, best of luck to you and make sure you make the most of every day.
You have a tough wife, love to hear the encouraging stories like this.
Russell Crowe fighting cancer by beating up some one who has cancer in South Park.
Making movies, making songs 'n fight-in' round the world!
Good luck and all the best thoughts and prayers this holiday season and beyond - to you and all suffering from this awful, awful disease.
We have an ongoing battle with cancer at home, my wife is absolutely tremendous. Her strength, determination and fight make her a true hero. The kids know it. Inspiring. Lost too many people on both sides to this.
Never give up. Never.