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Ken Salisbury
08-09-2005, 11:49 AM
I promise quite a few folks that I would try to keep you up to speed on my medical conditions (see thread http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=22281 for background.

After the results of the barrage of tests I have had, the decision was made yesterday to begin chemo therapy tomorrow morning.

Worse case scenerio is 3 to 4 months :( . Best case scenerio is a 30% chance of survival for 3 or more years :) . It will all depend on how my body reacts to the chemo treatments and the drugs used in that process.

Don Baer
08-09-2005, 11:53 AM
Hang in there. I know that you can beat this thing.

Good luck

David Wilson
08-09-2005, 11:56 AM
You are in my thoughts Ken. GET ER DONE

Mike Weaver
08-09-2005, 12:26 PM
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ron McNeil
08-09-2005, 12:37 PM
Ken, I have never met you and except for this wood forum I would not know who you are. But what I do know is you are a good person and this world needs more like you. If I lived in Alabama I would be proud to call you a neighbor. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and hope things turn out in your favor.

Take Care


Donnie Raines
08-09-2005, 12:38 PM
Stay positive Ken....you are in our thought's.

Roger Fitzsimonds
08-09-2005, 12:45 PM
Chin up Ken, There a lot of people cheering for you. We are keeping you in our prayers.


Jim O'Dell
08-09-2005, 1:04 PM
Ken, you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, and I'm sure you are already seeing that trend among your e-friends here at the Creek. Never give up hope, continue that great attitude of yours, and just tell the cancer to stick it. Know that we are all here pulling for the best possible outcome. Jim.

Karl Laustrup
08-09-2005, 1:34 PM

A special prayer for you and your family.

Again, thanks for all you do for this forum. :)


Vaughn McMillan
08-09-2005, 2:33 PM
Ken, I can only echo what others have already said. Stay strong, fight the good fight, and know we're all in your corner for you when you need us.

- Vaughn

Ted Shrader
08-09-2005, 3:02 PM
Ken -

Hang in there buddy! It is only second and long, not third or fourth. Ain't even close to time to punt.

Keep that positive attitude going.

You are in my prayers,

John Scarpa
08-09-2005, 5:06 PM

Keep up the good fight. You continue to be in my prayers and my thoughts. You are an inspiration for all of us. And just one helluva Good Guy! :)


Dave Right
08-09-2005, 5:37 PM

I don't personally know you except thru this forum and respect you as a man of integrity from everything you have written.
I am sure you know the power of prayer. I am sure everyone there at home and on this forum will be praying for your good health. With everyone pulling for you, you can beat this!

Terry Hatfield
08-09-2005, 5:44 PM

Our prayers are with you my good friend. If there is anything at all I can do for you, just let me know.

Love ya man,


Richard Wolf
08-09-2005, 5:45 PM
God Speed.


Jim Becker
08-09-2005, 6:27 PM
Do what you need to do, Ken, and shoot for long term...everyone will be pulling for you!!

Ron Jones near Indy
08-09-2005, 6:38 PM
I'm praying for your return to good health. Keep us posted--we care.

Randy Moore
08-09-2005, 6:50 PM

Our prayers are with you my good friend. If there is anything at all I can do for you, just let me know.

Love ya man,


Hey Terry, I thought he was younger than you! You need to touch up your pics.:D

Hang in there Ken, I asked about you in your classified thread. We are praying for you in the Moore home. Like Terry said, Need anything just ask.


Dennis Peacock
08-09-2005, 7:09 PM
hang in the Ken....my thoughts and prayers are with you.!!!!

Rob Russell
08-09-2005, 7:28 PM

Nothing but the best to you. You'll come through this.


Ken Fitzgerald
08-09-2005, 8:02 PM
Hang in there Ken! Those of us at SMC are thinking of and praying for you!

Joe Mioux
08-09-2005, 8:08 PM
God Bless you Ken: Stay Strong.


John Shuk
08-09-2005, 8:38 PM
Just take care and live to the fullest that you can. God Bless.

Tim Morton
08-09-2005, 9:52 PM
Keep the Faith Ken....and if you get a choice in the matter I say go for the 3 years or more, you deserve it!!!!!!! We are all rooting for ya!!!!

Don Henthorn Smithville, TX
08-09-2005, 10:30 PM
Keep hanging in there, Ken. You have a tremendous amount of prayers and support from this group.

Jerry Olexa
08-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Ken keep your faith and a positive attitude. That combined w our continued care and prayer and I predict you'll be fine for more than 3 years...

Bobby McCarley
08-09-2005, 11:13 PM
Hang tight Ken. We are all praying for you to be with us for a while longer.

Bobby McCarley

Dawn Sunkle
08-10-2005, 10:08 AM
Ken, You are in my families thoughts and prayers.
I belive there is a reason for everything, and we often don't understand.
Keep strong and my God be with you and your family.

Dawn and Chris

Michael Gabbay
08-10-2005, 10:40 AM
Ken - Keep the spirits up. Also go the THE BEST DOCTORS you can get to. Having had a couple of family members go through cancer treatment, I found that each Doctor will have his/her personal opinion that is not always based on medical facts or the most up to date information.

Good luck with the chemo. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. :)


Bob Noles
08-10-2005, 8:32 PM

Follow faith and doubt not.

John Miliunas
08-10-2005, 10:16 PM
Ken, you are in my prayers daily. Hang tough!

Steve Ash
08-11-2005, 7:58 AM
I'd just like to echo what so many have already so eloquently said. Thoughts and prayers go out from the Ash household.
Take good care,

Sam Chambers
08-12-2005, 6:31 PM

Stay positive and keep fighting, Ken. You're in our prayers here as well.

Martin Shupe
08-14-2005, 2:08 AM

You are in all of our thoughts and prayers...

We are praying for the long term outcome.

Keep up a positive mental attitude.

Zahid Naqvi
08-15-2005, 3:03 PM
Stay possitive and keep fighting, that's the best you can do.

Jeff Sudmeier
08-15-2005, 4:27 PM
Ken, you are a tough man, you have the support to be able to beat this! Hang in there, you are in my and my fellow Creeker's prayers!

Jules Dominguez
08-15-2005, 5:38 PM
My thoughts will be with you, Ken, and my hopes for the best outcome.