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Update about My Cancer, Good and Bad News.

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 18, 2014, 9:28 PM

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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GeorgeCalloway Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Man, still hard to believe you're gone.  Though we never met in person I will miss you.
IanWillis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never even knew you; but, goodbye. 
FuzzySpider Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Im so sorry to hear that Cancer won the fight, shame as you gave it all, when I felt down and sorry for myself all I had to do was have a look at your work, have a chat about work and see that your life was no picnic and derived inspiration from all that you did and without a grumble or a shred of bitterness.   You will be missed but not forgotten Cheers Chad and may you rest without feeling the pain anymore.

darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Until we meet again my friend.... you shall be missed.
chockito13 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm shocked at moment...... speechless....dunno what to say...I was not prepared for this...I just realized it from the comments....
spudinkle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
You'll be shining your amazing talent down on us. Xx
paintmarvels Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So sad my friend..... but i'm sure that right now you are in heaven doing amazing art as always my dear friend!!

we will miss you!!!!
TiaHarribel93 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Artist
Only now I read this, I know that he is in heaven now but i'LL never understand why always the best, bravest and great man have to go, i hope that he will rest in peace and finally stop to suffer, we lose REALLY a good man and artist. Spero che Dio ti accolga tra le sue braccia e ti faccia per sempre felice.
Daemonic-Neko Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I just got done reading that journal about him what a fighter. *sighs* Why does the story have to end so sour.
ALonelyLifeForMe Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Been just over a week since I heard the news, still devastated :( gone but never forgotten buddy, you'll be with us all in every photo, drawing and comic we ever produce
gamingalchemist Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
rest in peace my good man i really enjoyed your content through out the years i'm sad to see that you are not with us today hope that the family is doing okay and coping with the loss hope you do well in the afterlife and THANKS! 
for your contents 
your updates 
and your being..
MARR-PHEOS Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Chad- I wish there was more I could have done. Really enjoyed debating things with you, talking comics and movies. Your art and reviews were the best. You will be missed by many. I love you brother. 
Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
You are a True Warrior, Chaddeus...! Thanks for the update, and wishing you and your family a happy holiday season and a prosperous new year!
FuzzySpider Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Hey Chad, no  updates... hope your doing well.  Went to a comicon and brought myself an  Earthworm Jim action figure and a sponge bob ninja turtle with a Plankton Shredder in a tin lunch box..Nice.    Hope you are well :) 
WadeFurlong Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Jolting positive vibes to you Chad.  My energy is flowing towards and through.  You inspire, let the flow abide my boy~
mlh70 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014

you don't know me, but i read your health issues from tim townsend. i just hope you beat this son of a bitch and make a great recovery. hoping All this positive energy from the da members  strengthens your resolve.

p.s you got some great work in your portfolio.
PeterPalmiotti Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I read in Tim's journal that things might not be going well.

Saying a prayer for you Chad. rooting for you buddy. 
kevtoons Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Chad My prayers are with you ,
trigun1234567890 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
glad your doing good, keep fighting
GamoreanNerd Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hang in there buddy! I'm sure you'll beat it eventually, all this hard work and meds will be worth it in the end.
FuzzySpider Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
sorry not updated a hello or keep kicking cancers butt, but I am sure you are still doing so and awesome that you come on top and still taking names, personally I just think that you and the nurses have a thing going on and you done want to leave.. lol 

keep at it and btw I became a new dad. Well almost two months now..! She wishes you luck too :)
LuisPuig Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Man Chad I'm so sorry for what you're going through, but your attitude is a great inspiration. Keep it up. You will win!
hauke3000 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Artist
Keep up the fight! All the best!
MonsterInk Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Artist
You da man.
noizbait Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
keep strong, bud!
drkeyes Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
You've always been such a strong person. I'm glad to hear you're still fighting. Stay close to your art. You have such amazing talent. Stay pissed and get better soon! Danielle.
Estonius Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Thanks for the update, dude. And a belated happy date o' birth to you too!
dodgyrommer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'mma be your cheerleader! Kick cancer's asssss! 
TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep it up mate, you'll soon kick this cancers butt :w00t:
jeffreymunoz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
HEy Chad! That sounded very scary at first when I was reading  it dude but im so glad you are doing alright! Keep on fighting cause I know you will. Bring us back some good news man :D! Still have many people to piss off haha
PeterPalmiotti Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Saying a prayer for your continued good fight and successfully coming 100% out of it! 
TimothyMably Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Writer
Your story is admirable. My prayers are with you. :)
Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too much good stuff in the world for you to see and do - so keep showing this mofo cancer that you're the boss Chad! :thumbsup:
Mark-Nester Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Sounds like things are improving on the cancer front. Keep up the fight!!

As always positive vibes coming your way!
Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the update! Keep up the fight!
FIENDISH-ART Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
as always keep fighting dude! i know you will win this battle and the war!
DeadDog2007 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jezzzzzzzzzz.... MR.C seems to have gathered his own sinisters six....blood clot this time around..... but like my fave hero spidey...i know you'll be handling him his ass too soon.... YOU ARE THE ULTIMATE SPIDEY IN MY BOOK!!!!
usn1 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Fight the good fight Chad!! I look forward to working on the figure with ya and as always you are in my prayers! :D
JoeSoul Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
everything you've been through so far, it's good to see you maintaining a positive outlook!  keep fighting the good fight!
krowkid Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are a fighter and just like your art you are an inspiration.....we will pray for you..
markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It is all good news. Sounds like you have a handle on those blood clots and the tumors are shrinking. I hope you have a speedy recovery and that soon you can say goodbye to that cancer once and for all. I pray for you every night.
aNg76 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
You're amazing man, true strength. Keep fighting brother!
RODCOM1000 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
We're with you, Chad!
StevenCrowe Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
You are a badass fuller. I love reading these posts and seeing what a strong guy you are. Fuck that cancer up bro! You got this!
Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Keep fighting the bastich...glad to see you're doing good
jbrenthill Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Damn cancer! You deserve better! Your commitment to fight it inspires me!
DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great to see another update Chad! I've been here on Deviant Art for four years and following you for most of that too and I just want to say your fierce determination is truly inspirational
i-kingpin Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
All the best.
swyattart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Your determination is as inspirational as your art, keep fighting Matey! 
jorgeCOR Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional
Keep fighting, friend! is always good to hear about your determination to not let this back you down from following your dreams and your passion. It'll be great to see you do all the things you have ahead.
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