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John Pytlak Health Update

Post by John_Pytlak » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:00 pm

I got home from the hospital Monday November 20, after my surgery on November 14. The news was not good, as the surgeon found that the cancer had spread from the appendix region into the small intestine and abdominal wall, such that it could not be removed surgically. :( After I heal from the exploratory surgery (10-inch long incision), they can begin chemotherapy to hopefully slow down the growth and spread of the tumors. I have an appointment with my oncologist to discuss and perhaps begin chemotherapy on November 29.

Cancers of the appendix are very rare and hard to find, as they usually start to grow outside the intestines, so they are not usually found early with routine colonoscopy exams. I had a colonscopy two years ago that was completely "clear".

Again, your kind thoughts and prayers have certainly helped emotionally, even if they were unable to change the diagnosis. Please keep them coming!

John Pytlak
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Post by CHAS » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:08 pm

John_Pytlak wrote:I got home from the hospital Monday November 20, after my surgery on November 14. The news was not good, as the surgeon found that the cancer had spread from the appendix region into the small intestine and abdominal wall, such that it could not be removed surgically. :( After I heal from the exploratory surgery (10-inch long incision), they can begin chemotherapy to hopefully slow down the growth and spread of the tumors. I have an appointment with my oncologist to discuss and perhaps begin chemotherapy on November 29.

Cancers of the appendix are very rare and hard to find, as they usually start to grow outside the intestines, so they are not usually found early with routine colonoscopy exams. I had a colonscopy two years ago that was completely "clear".

Again, your kind thoughts and prayers have certainly helped emotionally, even if they were unable to change the diagnosis. Please keep them coming!

John Pytlak
Eastman Kodak Company
So sorry to hear this. My best wishes,
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Post by johnnhud » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:21 pm

John, I also wish you the best. I have been wondering how things were going since I hadn't seen you on the forum in a while. Sadly I don't really know what words would be best to say in your situation. However, I will keep you in my thoughts and pray for the best. Your contributions on Filmshooting.com have always been apprechieated.

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Post by Ugo » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:22 pm

Dear Mr. Pytlak,
my heart is with you. My best wishes too!

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Post by ccortez » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:28 pm

John,

Keep up your strength and your spirit. You are your own best friend in a fight like this, as I'm sure you know. You will remain in my prayers and healing thoughts.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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Post by DrkAngl » Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:22 am

John,

You have been our guiding light in the film world. I hope you will be able to continue your valuable work with Kodak at some point.

Best wishes to you. I hope, with chemotherapy treatment, you will have a successful and speedy recovery.

Be sure to keep us all informed of your progress.

Best Wishes

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Post by paul » Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:37 am

Hello John,

I missed your contributions at the forum here and have thought of how you were doing. Keep on fighting!!

Best wishes.

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Post by Superbus_ » Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:46 am

Dear John,
One of my colleauge had cancer ( I don't know the type of it) but after the succesful chemotherapy treatment she is 100% healthy. She was emotionally very strong, so I think this is a key factor to regain your health.

Best wishes.

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Post by avr » Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:50 am

Hello Jonh, you must to fight, you will win.
I pray for you.

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Post by reedsturtevant » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:00 am

John,

I'm sorry to hear your news and wish you strength and success as you go forward into chemo.

I am grateful to you for being so generous with your time and knowledge here, and in other places online: please count me as a John Pytlak fan!

- Reed S.

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Post by Jean Poirier » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:09 am

Good luck and I hope for the best. Jean

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Post by superotto.40 » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:13 am

i nostri pensieri sono con lei John.

my best wishes for you.

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Post by BigBeaner » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:10 am

John,

Best wishes and good luck I wish you and your family have a good thanksgiving as much as possible tomorrow.

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Post by teadub » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:21 am

Stay strong, you will be in my thoughts as well. You have touched the lives of many. Wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays.
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Post by Uppsala BildTeknik » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:57 am

My wifes sister had cancer. With some chemotherapy and surgery she has now overcome the cancer.

Kepp up the spirit, stay strong! Best wishes to you John, may you overcome the cancer. Them doctors can work wonders sometime.


Best wishes

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