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10-17-2011, 12:52 PM
Hi all...

I know it's been some time since I posted last. Life has been hectic and time has been full. Recently however I foundout recently that I have an advanced stage liver cancer known as Cholangiocarcinoma. Still waiting on a prognosis and treatment plan but in any event life is going to be changing real soon for me, it actually already has. Unfortunatley I trusted my doctor at the VA a year and a half ago when they told me I had elevated liver function tests. They had me do a ultrasound which was inconclusive and recommended and MRI to see into the deep tissue. My Doctor decided that because I was young (40 at the time) and in otherwise good physical health that it was just the middle age onset of fatty liver disease. Not knowing anything about liver cancer or disease I trusted her judgment. This all came crashing down when I started about 8 weeks ago having severe pain in my right side and intestinal troubles. By this time a once unseeable lesion had grown to the size of a grapefruit on my liver, spread to two other locations on the liver, entered my lymph system, and has begun activity in my colon, spleen, kidneys and more. Hopefully I will be starting treatment in the next two or three weeks but even then it's going to be hard on me and the family. If you are a praying individual please take a moment and pray for my family and I. I personally am not afraid or aprehensive about dying accept for the fact that I have an 8 year old boy and a 11 year old daughter.

Thanks all!


10-17-2011, 12:59 PM

My heart is broken for you. I will most definitely pray for you and your family.


10-17-2011, 01:02 PM
Robert.. WOW.. Having been through a Cancer struggle with my wife, I know how difficult it can and will be. A am truly sorry to hear about this yet at the same time, I know things can and will be OK. It will be the most difficult thing you and your family will go through for sure. Keep faith in your self, your family and most importantly IN GOD! You have my prayers for sure! Let me know if there is anything I can do!

Lord, YOU know the need. Please be there for Robert and his family! They need you now more than ever! Amen


10-17-2011, 01:21 PM
My deepest sympathies and highest hopes for a cure. I lost my wife to cancer a few years ago and I know there certainly is no better way to fight it than early detection. I know your life will not have much time for us but we will miss you and pray for you and your family. Best of luck my friend and may God be with you and your family.

10-17-2011, 01:29 PM
Hey Rob ... I will pray that things go as planned. If you need to talk - you have my number. ... at a time that is most difficult you will be tested, stay strong in your faith.

10-17-2011, 01:35 PM
I will add my prayers as well.

10-17-2011, 01:35 PM
Robert, -- Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family,
Let the Lord be your Strength and Trust in him.

10-17-2011, 01:41 PM
Keep faith in your self, your family and most importantly IN GOD! You have my prayers for sure! Let me know if there is anything I can do!

Lord, YOU know the need. Please be there for Robert and his family! They need you now more than ever! Amen


I second that. And would like to add that God has a plan for your life. We may not see what it is right now. BUT I guarantee it will be perfect in its delivery and timing. Just give it all to God and do everything you are asked to do by your doctor and faith. We are with you in spirit and prayer.

10-17-2011, 01:53 PM

My prayers out to you and your family. My father passed away in 03 from close to the exact same thing..started in his colon, the size of a grapefruit, then spread to his liver. When he was first operated on the surgeon said a day a week..who knows but no more than a month..he made it 2.5 years with treaments and clinical trials and had a good quality of life up to the last two weeks. I know how hard this will be on you and your family..I will keep you guys in my prayers...my heart goes out to your wife an kids

10-17-2011, 02:07 PM
Robert.......wow I am at a lost for words. Yes my prayers go out to you and your family. I know you and your family is grounded deep in Christ and that will be the only thing that will comfort them and you. I pray God's plan for you is the same as yours and your family and ours too.

Remember you are among family and friends here too and I too ask if you need to talk please call. I sent a PM with my number.


10-17-2011, 02:31 PM

Like said above, Keep faith in your self, your family and most importantly IN GOD! You have my prayers for sure!

Let US know if there is anything I can do!

I too use VA care 100% and sometimes feel more like a number....

Get back to us when you can.


10-17-2011, 02:41 PM
All of our thoughts are with you and your family through this time-- we're here if you need anything and understand if you cannot stop back by for a while.

We'll see you on the other side

10-17-2011, 02:48 PM
I am sorry to hear this news. God keep you strong and may God bless the doctors helping you.

Old Salt
10-17-2011, 03:02 PM
Will keep you in our Prayers BEST OF LUCK

Alan Malmstrom
10-17-2011, 03:10 PM
I will pray for you and your family too.


10-17-2011, 04:26 PM

You are on my pray list and my heart goes out to you. If there is something you need you have my number and Please Please if you need something call.

From my heart of hearts I am there with the rest of our CarveWrihgt family praying for you and your family.


10-17-2011, 04:50 PM
Thank you so much everyone! I truly appreciate your support. I will keep you all up-to-date as things progress. I expect a positive outcome with a bumpy ride :-D

10-17-2011, 05:10 PM
Robert follow your faith, God will be right there with you and your family, this can be beaten.

Smoken D
10-17-2011, 06:33 PM
Prayers on the Way for you and your family.

10-17-2011, 06:35 PM
Hi Rob,
I am so sorry for your challenges, I will be praying for your health to get through this. Please know your friends are behind you and wish you a speedy recovery!
If I could be by you, I would be hugging you now. :))

10-17-2011, 06:41 PM
I am so sorry to hear this Robert. Our prayers are with you and your family. Think positive, keep your chin high and have faith.


10-17-2011, 06:43 PM

I'm not the religious type... but my thoughts are with you none the less. If there is anything I can do, let me know.

10-17-2011, 06:57 PM
In my thoughts and prayers.

10-17-2011, 07:32 PM

Prayers and thoughts sent. Hang tough Brother.

10-17-2011, 07:52 PM
Robert, MY deepest thought and wishes are with you and your family. Capt Barry

10-17-2011, 07:56 PM
Robert & Family
Sorry to hear about your condition. Put you & your family on our pray chain & we'll keep you in our prays. May Jesus reach down & touch your body with a healing touch, plus give you & your family the peace that only he can give. Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

10-17-2011, 09:10 PM
For those that do not know, here is a link to Roberts Church, where he is the pastor http://ntccpasadenatx.org/

Gary Koval
10-18-2011, 06:05 AM
It would not be the same around here without you and your help. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Hexe SA
10-26-2011, 11:35 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. After being diagnosed in January with stage 4 pancreatic cancer I know how devestating the news is. Never underestimate faith. I had my miracle on June 7 and yes they are out there. Not an easy way but you haved to fight and believe.

10-26-2011, 12:08 PM
Robert, My family and I will add you and your family to our prayer list. We still believe miracles happen even today!

10-26-2011, 02:59 PM
Robert You and your family will stay in my heart and my prayers. As you know we all have our own trials and tribulations and that God never puts on us more than we can bear. Rest for now brother and let Jesus give you a miracle. Every day of my life is a miracle. When you need encouragement we, the Carvewright family, will always be here to help you along. God bless you and your family through these trying times.

Capt Bruce
10-27-2011, 08:12 PM

You and your whole family are in our prayers every day. Rest and heal Brother.