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Update about My Cancer, Good and Bad News.

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 18, 2014, 9:28 PM
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Hey guys, I hope everyone is doing great, I wanted to give everyone a quick update. I wanted to let everyone know how things were going and what I have been up too. As always thanks to everyone for all the amazing support and kind words from my last journal.

Since that last journal, I have been busy fighting the cancer and went thru a couple of more chemo sessions. I just had a new one a couple of weeks ago and while I was going thru that session, which is over a week. I noticed that I was having trouble breathing and a couple of times nearly passed out. During a session, one of my nurses took some blood to check the oxygen content and found out it was extremely low. The doc was worried about that and they took me to the Hospital where they did some scans on me and found out I had some blood clots in my lungs, they moved quickly to get me in the hospital and start meds to fight the blood clots before they had a chance to move to my brain and kill me.

In the hospital, I was given different types of blood thinners and once I was finally released, I now have to take a couple of blood thinners for awhile to prevent more clots and fight the ones I have. Not fun, but it was caught early and it prevented death, especially if a few more days had passed according to the Docs. Just another battle like my cancer that I'll fight and win, I'll be taking the pills for awhile, but each day I get better and feel stronger.

This last week, I also found out another side effect from the blood clots, my good leg, the left one has swelled up and been causing me problems.  The doc thinks it might be more clots or something else, but I have also begun treatment and therapy to take care of that also.  I'll be working myself hard to make sure I do what it takes to fix the leg.

On the good side, the chemo is doing it's job. The tumors that I've been watching with the Doc have been slowly shrinking. I have many more chemo sessions ahead of me, but the process is working.  I'll take another PET scan in a few months and from there we'll determine the next step, which will involve some radiation treatment for the tumor on my hip bone and then the plans for the operations, there will be several of them since we have so many tumors to remove, but this just means I'm one step closer to kicking this new round of cancers ass!

I'll be posting some new art soon, just have to finish up a couple of pics. I appreciate everyone's patients who is waiting on your commissions, they are in the process of being completed also.  I'm still going to be giving away that original artwork like I promised, I'll be posting some info on that soon. The cancer and these new battles with the blood clots have put me behind a little, but I'm slowly catching up and not allowing them to stop my art.

Thanks again for all the great support, I'll have more updates soon. I appreciate all the kind words and positive energy you guys provide, I promise nothing but good news over the next couple of months are I get closer to defeating this new battle with the cancer.  With each of this defeats, I think the cancer is starting to realize I'm not going to give up, the pain, nausea, puking and vomiting just make me more determined, I'm focused on what I need to do to win.

Like I said, this was just a quick update, but I wanted to let you guys know what I have been up. I'm now moving onto my 5th year and counting when it comes to this battle with the cancer. I have won each of the different battles over the years and by the end of this year, I'll be boasting my 6th win over the cancer, you guys can count on that. You guys have helped make it happen along with my family with your amazing support. It seems like this Cancer won't give up, but neither will I. Like I always tell you guys,  I've still got plenty of things to do and and people to piss off, so I'm not giving up. I've beaten this cancer 5 times before, so this is just another battle for me to win.



  • Listening to: Tangerine Dream
  • Reading: Avengers: Vision and Scarlet Witch
  • Watching: Gorgo
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: Yogurt
  • Drinking: Cranberry Juice

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Chad Fuller
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Michigan
Favourite genre of music: All types because inspiration is right around the corner
Favourite style of art: Many
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: none
Shell of choice: Turtle Shell
Favourite cartoon character: Darkwing Duck, Thundarr The Barbarian, Super Friends, Mighty Orbots, Thundercats and other 80's fun
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bunleungart Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Rest in peace good sir
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Mr-Greeley Featured By Owner 1 day ago
RIP sir.
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MonsterInk Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Artist
One of the nicest guys on deviant...  RIP, Chad.  You will be missed...
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neurowing Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Rest in peace, man. 
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GeorgeCalloway Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I hope you find the rest and peace you need now.  I'm glad to have gotten to know you over the last couple years.  I only hope I could have a quarter the courage and strength you had and as big a heart as you had.  Such a great soul.  
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Rest easy, mate.  We'll keep the lights burning.
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The-Last-Gallifreyan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
So sorry to hear you've gone mate, another great man gone before his time. RIP Chad :pray:
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FlattSquat Featured By Owner 4 days ago
RIP man, gone but never forgotten. 
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sedani Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
RIP Chad. You were a fighter, and I appreciate all of the times we chatted.  You rock!
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BMarshallARTS Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I am really saddened by this news. Chad had always nice things to say to me. He was thoughtful and encouraging, while never wavering from his battle. You will be deeply missed, good buddy.
Rest in Peace my friend.
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Nellybelly145 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Mr. Fuller, Chad. It is sad news to hear that you have passed on. I remember when I first found out about deviantart through MARR-PHEOS and JoeyLeeCabral I thought it was just a website to post drawings on and that's it. But once I figured out that it was more, and that an amazing artist like you was watching my work, I was on cloud9. I still am. You were an amazing artist, and your family and friends are in my prayers. You surely will be missed.

R.I.P. Chad
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shawnortiz Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Chad you were a good friend and an inspiration to me. I know myself and many others ( including our fellow comic dealers at the sb show ) will miss you and all of your great conversations and knowledge on all things comic and geek related. R.I.P. Brother.
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shyblue123 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
R.I.P. Chad, you will be missed
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GoJumpOffAClef Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I came here to give you a llama, and at first I didn't even realize you had passed. I was going through your artwork and my impression was: "WOW. This guy is amazing. I love his style!" it wasn't until I read the comments that I realized you were gone. I never knew you personally, and I hate that. You sound like such a nice and friendly guy. I know you won't reply to this, but I at least I can show your still-living friends how much you inspired me just by looking at a few pieces of your art. I just hope you know how many people respect you and still do and how many people will continue to enjoy your art. Talent and passion never dies, it just changes into different forms. 
Rest in Peace, fellow deviant and lover of art. 
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sonicthepony89 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RIP.
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yoyobutt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Rest in peace, you'll be dearly missed.
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DarylT Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Rest in Peace
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Just-Black Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015   General Artist
Rest in peace, dear artist.
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FangirlPhantomhive Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  New member Hobbyist Writer
This may be a new account but I'm not exactly new. I always loved your artwork and I just want to say that you were awesome. Rest in peace.
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Paterack Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hearing this news just guts me. Back in the summer of 2013 Chad went through several of my pieces, left encouraging and constructive comments, and told me to "keep up the great work!" Although he was going through illness, he still kept an encouraging and thoughtful

I have a show this weekend that I need to crank out one more piece for, I'm swamped with work, but I'll make damn sure to get it done. I like to think I owe it to Chad.

Rest in Peace, Chad.
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