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7/18/12 5:22 PM
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NKTKDace
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Okay everyone i'm not trying to make this an epic frat so the beginning of my story can be found 28 days ago here

http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=forum_framed.frame&page=1


Now here is the update. My surgery to have the lymphnodes removed had to be postponed but the surgeon wasn't saying why. He had some tests of his own run and thank god this happened because he told me I would have 100% died on the table. He had ordered a ctscan with contrast to be done during my pre-op testing 7 days before the surgery. He received the results 3 days before my surgery. This isn't Teratoma and it is not lymphoma. My testicular cancer is back and it is ready to go again. The worst part now is I have these bad lymphnodes enlarged and growing IN my lungs, covering my renal gland and spotting to the left kidney as well.

What is next right??? Well i'm told pretty much immediately that I need to start this new type of chemo for re-occuring testicular cancer but because it was only recently approved that I need to have it given in patient through my port. Two out of the three chemo meds i'm getting only the more common Cissplatin(sp) is normally the more evil one. Unfortunately i'm only 8 months removed from my first fight for life. This time feels so much worse. I'm losing weight very badly and I know for sure I don't have the extra 75 lbs to give away this time. A year and a half ago I was 6'0 258 lbs, loved the gym and NEVER looked obese but have always had a gut. This morning I stepped on the scale and saw 178 lbs and I fell apart. I need fluids and other things like potassium and magnesium every couple days and I finished my first full chemo week on sunday. I have a week and a half to rest before I hit that week hard again.

I may have the ability at this point to get my mind around it but above is the beginning. I also just received word that if the chemo works I will need a bone marrow transplant ..... then the lymphnode removel surgery and finish with back surgery before now the broken disc is almost completely gone.

I spend all my time on the UG but with the people that I have got to know through pm's and just chatting makes me feel better that I can come here and let it out. My poor wife is an absolute mess this time around but she is getting help in order to fully help me. The state of Massachusetts that I live in is terrible as far as any "help".

I cannot work while fighting this like I need to. All my counts are always low and i'm a danger to even myself. There is no temporary disability and for Social security to help ..... I need to be out of work a full year before any money from them at all. So what am I suppose to for the first 11 months?? I met a woman 17 years ago that have some major demons in her head and things that are caused by some seriously bad and sick things to have to go through. I won't get into anymore than that but she also had a 1 year old boy and a boy almost 2. They were my family from the beginning and knowing her problems and her being disabled I feel into the role like a new baseball glove. I could give a rats ass whether I actually MADE a child because I was happy to raise 2 boys who weren't being raised by any type of father and I know I did a good job.

One boy is at Wheaton College for the summer before he begins his college career at BCC then Johnson and Wales. My other boy, now 17 is pursuing marine biology when he finishes his last year of high school. I've done everything and have never asked why or looked back. I was raised by my stepfather and am a much better person because of that.


But now my state laughs at me but the guy that lives in the house down the street just picked up his monthly checks because he chose to stick a needle in his arm. If you are willing to help that guy .... then you better help me.
My wife recently along with other family have set up a couple of fundraisers for me and our family. I'm only asking you guys to share and then share again .... just a spreading of the word could help me greatly.

Sorry for the long read. I will put links below or at least try to and maybe someone hits it with a sticky. Anything could, can and will help. Thanks fellow mma fans.

Sincerely,
Frank Edge


http://www.youcaring.com/fundraiser_details?url=franksfight&fundraiser_id=5912#.UAcUWaiJo48.facebook

http://www.washforacause.com/Frankswashforacure/#

www.facebook.com/frank.edge
7/18/12 5:33 PM
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Good luck Bro I hope everything works out for you.
7/18/12 5:41 PM
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Choken Necks - Good luck Bro I hope everything works out for you.


Thanks man I appreciate it.
7/18/12 5:44 PM
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http://www.youcaring.com/fundraiser_details?url=franksfight&fundraiser_id=5912#.UAcUWaiJo48.facebook

http://www.washforacause.com/Frankswashforacure/#
7/18/12 5:46 PM
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Dude,I'm speechless,i hope you beat that motherfucker down. Phone Post
7/18/12 5:50 PM
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Wishing you the best boss and thanks for sharing your story. Stay strong.
7/18/12 5:53 PM
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UGCTT_45forever - Dude,I'm speechless,i hope you beat that motherfucker down. Phone Post



Thanks man I'm trying like hell.
7/18/12 5:54 PM
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Halifax - Wishing you the best boss and thanks for sharing your story. Stay strong.



That's all I can do man. TY
7/18/12 7:33 PM
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7/18/12 7:43 PM
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Keep your head up Frank!

Curious, did you train bjj, muay thai, boxing, other? Just curious, maybe we can get people to post vids of themselves training and pushing themselves in your honor, no matter their level, so you can still live the training life in a small way while you go about kicking cancer's ass
7/18/12 8:12 PM
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7/18/12 8:14 PM
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Leghound - Keep your head up Frank!

Curious, did you train bjj, muay thai, boxing, other? Just curious, maybe we can get people to post vids of themselves training and pushing themselves in your honor, no matter their level, so you can still live the training life in a small way while you go about kicking cancer's ass
I've done the usual tmas most of my life but never did much modern training. I've enjoyed these years as a fan on the sidelines. Would I love to do it and maybe get a ammy fight? Sure .... But its not something I have ever pursued. Phone Post
7/18/12 8:17 PM
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Honestly I am in a bad way right now myself...however I will try to see if there is anything I can give to help you out after our pay days. Surround yourself with positive, loving people and stay positive yourself no matter what. The mind is a powerful thing.

I wish you the best.
7/18/12 8:24 PM
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Dropped $50 in there for you...sry I couldn't give more!!

Hope you kick this things ass!! Phone Post
7/18/12 8:54 PM
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UGCTT_El Pescadero - Dropped $50 in there for you...sry I couldn't give more!! <br><br>Hope you kick this things ass!!


/respect

Wish I could do the same but I makes me happy to know there's good people out there that can and will.
7/18/12 8:57 PM
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UGCTT_El Pescadero - Dropped $50 in there for you...sry I couldn't give more!! <br><br>Hope you kick this things ass!!


Secondly, people like you EL Pescadero make this world a better place to live in.

(was going to edit but its just fubar for a mud, sorry)
7/18/12 9:06 PM
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Leghound - Keep your head up Frank!

Curious, did you train bjj, muay thai, boxing, other? Just curious, maybe we can get people to post vids of themselves training and pushing themselves in your honor, no matter their level, so you can still live the training life in a small way while you go about kicking cancer's ass
I've done the usual tmas most of my life but never did much modern training. I've enjoyed these years as a fan on the sidelines. Would I love to do it and maybe get a ammy fight? Sure .... But its not something I have ever pursued. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


Cool cool, was just an idea as I've been sitting out this month for first time in forever letting some nagging injuries have a rest and getting pics and shit from the gym have stoked me out. Keep your head up man, you can do it!
7/18/12 9:10 PM
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Have you ever researched the Gerson Therapy?

http://gerson.org/gerpress/the-gerson-therapy/

and here's a good documentary on the subject:

http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/The-Beautiful-Truth/70108390?strkid=1809036109_0_0&strackid=40e8bbc0040bdcf0_0_srl&trkid=222336

Good luck...hope things turn out.
7/18/12 9:22 PM
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Stay strong man. You are inspirational... I really mean that. I will try my best to make some sort of contribution. I'm 23 with 2 daughters myself so it won't be much unfortunately. Phone Post
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Put your campaign on Indiegogo brahdah
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Halifax -
UGCTT_El Pescadero - Dropped $50 in there for you...sry I couldn't give more!! <br><br>Hope you kick this things ass!!


Secondly, people like you EL Pescadero make this world a better place to live in.

(was going to edit but its just fubar for a mud, sorry)
Thanks bud...killer words!

Cancer took my Gramps n most of his Siblings... Really hoping we find a cure Sooner than Later! Phone Post
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UGCTT_El Pescadero - Dropped $50 in there for you...sry I couldn't give more!!

Hope you kick this things ass!! Phone Post


I just voted you up because I really don't even know what to do or say otherwise. And i'm being 100% honest. Someone willing to do ANYTHING at all for someone else and doesn't have to is amazing to me. I came here to ask for clicks, shares or spams ... whatever. I rely on this place while i'm laying in my hospital bed getting chemo around the clock ....staring at the app on my phone with just about enough energy to remind the nurse of my morphine lol and scroll through the threads. Someone bought me a blue name a couple weeks or so ago and even that just floored me.

I know it's not a "big wigs" fault but when I read that so and so just hopped a plane to vegas and dropped $100,000 in the first couple hours I want to fucking break stuff. I would fight for that money even in the condition i'm in. Fuck em he can keep $80,000 of that and i'll just walk away with $20,000. Ty Law, former New England Patriots CB had said something right before he left N.E. about "how is he expecting to feed his whole family on 6 mill a year??" Fuck him and the horse he rode in on. I look at you guys as the army that I can have behind me while maybe some people "upstairs" get the chance to have they're shit pushed in for once.

I worry so much about what i'm going to leave behind because I have to also live in reality that I may be running out of chances.

and then someone does something for you and doesn't even know you.

thanks El Pescadero seriously from me and my family
7/18/12 10:25 PM
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Subbed for payday. I'll do what I can, bro. Stay strong and be positive. Phone Post
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NKTKDace -
UGCTT_El Pescadero - Dropped $50 in there for you...sry I couldn't give more!!

Hope you kick this things ass!! Phone Post


I just voted you up because I really don't even know what to do or say otherwise. And i'm being 100% honest. Someone willing to do ANYTHING at all for someone else and doesn't have to is amazing to me. I came here to ask for clicks, shares or spams ... whatever. I rely on this place while i'm laying in my hospital bed getting chemo around the clock ....staring at the app on my phone with just about enough energy to remind the nurse of my morphine lol and scroll through the threads. Someone bought me a blue name a couple weeks or so ago and even that just floored me.

I know it's not a "big wigs" fault but when I read that so and so just hopped a plane to vegas and dropped $100,000 in the first couple hours I want to fucking break stuff. I would fight for that money even in the condition i'm in. Fuck em he can keep $80,000 of that and i'll just walk away with $20,000. Ty Law, former New England Patriots CB had said something right before he left N.E. about "how is he expecting to feed his whole family on 6 mill a year??" Fuck him and the horse he rode in on. I look at you guys as the army that I can have behind me while maybe some people "upstairs" get the chance to have they're shit pushed in for once.

I worry so much about what i'm going to leave behind because I have to also live in reality that I may be running out of chances.

and then someone does something for you and doesn't even know you.

thanks El Pescadero seriously from me and my family
Your very welcome... I hear you about people bitching about money who have money... I grew up in Santa Barbara and know quite a lot of people with SERIOUS coin... Half are egotistical, Greedy, Stingy, Delusional pieces of shit... The other half are some of the most amazing, giving, awsome people ever! I have been on the receiving end of some Amazing gifts that i could Never repay...I'm 4th generation here and have always been on the lower side of the Bank Statement scale, but I'm finally starting to get ahead a little bit after 13 years of grinding... Moved out at 19 and am 32 now! Im super stoked to beable to be in a position to help a little!

As far as being worried about what you will leave behind... Don't stress... I lost my dad when I was 20 , he was 43... He left me nothing and we were in a fight when he passed... I would give anything just to tell him gd bye and I love him one last time.... If your family knows you love them and care for them, you have done your duty and they will be alright after your gone.... But fuck all that noise... Beat this shit, write a book about it, make Millions of dollars and Pay IT Forward!!! ;)

Wish you and your family the best! Phone Post
7/18/12 10:28 PM
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