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Good Luck Tony!

Unread postby The Tribe Zone » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:34 am

Here's a Good Luck going out Tonys way.

He's made mention of it on his site(s), a tumor was found.

http://www.indiansprospectinsider.com/

Again, Best of Luck Tony!
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Re: Good Luck Tony!

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:42 am

Amen. Best wishes for the best possible outcome.


The Tribe Zone wrote:Here's a Good Luck going out Tonys way.

He's made mention of it on his site(s), a tumor was found.

http://www.indiansprospectinsider.com/

Again, Best of Luck Tony!
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Re: Good Luck Tony!

Unread postby FUDU » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:38 am

Thanks for posting this, have missed Tony's presence on the boards the past 2 years and now I can send him best wishes directly.
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Re: Good Luck Tony!

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:40 am

I have always enjoyed Tony's posts, articles, tweets, etc. He is a tireless wealth of knowledge and his work is appreciated by the masses. Seeing that pic in his post of him with his kids really drives it home. Best of luck to you today (or tomorrow) T, we are all hoping for the best for you and your family.

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Re: Good Luck Tony!

Unread postby Jumbo » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:45 am

Agreed. Good luck, Tony. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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Re: Good Luck Tony!

Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:47 am

Good luck man.

My next door neighbor just found out this exact thing a couple weeks ago. She's having surgery on May 5. Crazy coincidence.
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Re: Good Luck Tony!

Unread postby swerb » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:55 am

Thoughts and prayers T ...
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Re: Good Luck Tony!

Unread postby Damage » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:12 am

I was 29 (Novemeber, 2010) when I was diagnosed with Hodgkins, and am currently undergoing chemo for it. I certainly know how dramatic of an event this can be. No matter the outcome, it sounds like they caught whatever it is early. If it's benign, awesome. If not, he'll get treated and will be fine. You're in my thoughts, Tony
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Unread postby Indyan » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:18 pm

Tony's information was one thing which brought me here. Best wishes to you!
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Unread postby Eckersley » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:24 pm

My thoughts & prayers are with you Tony. Keep looking up!
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Re: Good Luck Tony!

Unread postby bookelly » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:29 pm

Good Luck Tony! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Re: Good Luck Tony!

Unread postby TonyIPI » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:39 am

Thanks everyone. I've been humbled at the outpouring of support from you guys, the Indians front office, players, and families, the agents and scouts all over, and fans. A lot of people whom I have never talked to ever, but taking the time to write. I am so appreciative of it, and I truly feel it has helped.

I'm amazed of where I have gone in 72 hours. Having connections and a lot of luck I think helps. Went from the emergency room on Friday for a non-related issue where "a cyst" came up on a CT scan....then in tests on Saturday the cyst was confirmed as a tumor....to going to the doctors on Monday and basically confirming renal cancer (kidney) and scheduling for a partial nephrectomy (part of kidney removed) next Thursday. They are going to try and save 2/3s of the kidney and take out the softball sized tumor. Quite amazing when you see it on the computer from the imaging.

The scary thing is it is completely undetectable. You are not symptomatic until it is too late. Probably have had that thing in there for years, and doctor said it could be in there another ten before I started showing symptoms. Says that kidney cancer is on rise mainly because so many doctors now request CT scans as normal practice when people come in for other issues in order to detect tumors on kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, stomach, etc.

No one ever prepares you for the word cancer. Or any other major disease. Especially when you are in your late-30s. Needless to say I have been scared shitless, though after yesterday am cautiously optimistic things are going to be okay. But wow how the mind and emotions were all over the place on Saturday and Sunday.

A reader who shared their personal plight mentioned how it will change my life. It already has. Have a few old friends who came out of he woodwork to reconnect through this wh I lost touch with in the past for personal reasons....but am happy to be reconnected. Also live for today and focus on the positive things. I'll try to do even more on that with the Indians and other Cleveland teams going forward. Lifes too short to be pissed off all the time at everything, no matter how bad it gets.

Thanks again though for the kind words. I'm truly humbled and grateful.
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Re: Good Luck Tony!

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:54 am

Tony, You've been crossing my mind a lot the last few days. Sorry to hear that it is cancer, but glad to hear that it sounds operable and was caught relatively early. Are you going to need Chemo or anything?

Just to echo, you'l be in my (and a whole lot of people's) thoughts and prayers.

BTW - I blame Andy Marte.
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Re: Good Luck Tony!

Unread postby TonyIPI » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:36 pm

motherscratcher wrote:Tony, You've been crossing my mind a lot the last few days. Sorry to hear that it is cancer, but glad to hear that it sounds operable and was caught relatively early. Are you going to need Chemo or anything?

Just to echo, you'l be in my (and a whole lot of people's) thoughts and prayers.

BTW - I blame Andy Marte.


Thanks. Amazingly, no chemo or anything as part of the recovery process. One of the unique differences with kidney cancer. Just gonna be laid up for a bit.
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Re: Good Luck Tony!

Unread postby WarAdmiral » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:49 pm

Tony, I am very relieved for you. I lost my father to kidney cancer over ten years ago, but it had spread and was deemed unoperable. Your first tweet took me back to a bad time, but I prayed real hard for you, and am so glad that your condition is not similar to my fathers.

I am looking forward to getting Indians draft, prospects and farm news from you, for a long, long time.
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Re: Good Luck Tony!

Unread postby TonyIPI » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:30 pm

WarAdmiral wrote:Tony, I am very relieved for you. I lost my father to kidney cancer over ten years ago, but it had spread and was deemed unoperable. Your first tweet took me back to a bad time, but I prayed real hard for you, and am so glad that your condition is not similar to my fathers.

I am looking forward to getting Indians draft, prospects and farm news from you, for a long, long time.


Thank you and I appreciate the kind words and thoughts. I am also very sorry for your loss. I've never experienced a loved one or friend go through cancer, so I admit to being a bit niave about it....but holy shit is it scary as all hell once it affects you or someone close to you. I (hopefully) just got lucky.
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Re: Good Luck Tony!

Unread postby jclvd_23 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:01 pm

I've been off the board for a few days due to pneumonia so I'm late to the party. I just wanted to let you know that you and your family will be in my prayers Tony. Glad to hear all the others praying for you and going above and beyond to get you treated as quickly as possible.

I saw a poster above mention the fact that you were influential in getting him to start reading/posting over here....You can count me into that category as well.

Keep up the good fight my man, you're in our thoughts and prayers.
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