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    On Wednesday, Cajun was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It was confirmed earlier this morning with a neurosurgeon...having said that...the brain surgery is scheduled for Tuesday 8/12/08 at 2:00 p.m. They will perform the brain biopsy immediately followed by the surgery itself to remove the tumor. They are doing the biopsy in order to determine if it's cancerous prior to the removal. As with any surgery, there is a risk that he may not survive...he is positive that he will make it through with no problem. Following the surgery, there may be weakness of the right side but more likely there will be permanent paralysis. The doctor pretty much guaranteed that there would be paralysis because of the damage he will do when he performs the operation. The tumor is approximately the size of a quarter and 3/4 of an inch deep within the brain itself. This is why the doctor knows that Cajun will be "wounded" as he put it. They will destroy brain tissue to get to the tumor. There is no way around that fact.

    A lot of people have asked us if we need anything and the only thing we can come up with is that we need prayer. It's free and only takes a moment to be agreement with us for his healing. Please contact your church and have them pray for Travis, and for me because this feels like more than I can handle right now. I'm asking for strength to handle this and to do what I need to do to help him the best way possible.
    There will likely be no changes between now and Tuesday so I strongly doubt that I will send another update until after the surgery.

    Cajun's wife.

    Cant type much, ty all in advance.
    Travis aka CajunKnight
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
    like chicken...



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    Re: CajunKnight needs prayers

    CajunKnight,

    We're pulling for you!

    Persistence, patience, and working for the best outcome...

    Look forward to hearing from you on Wednesday.

    JED

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    • #3
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      This may seem like cold comfort, but I know you will find both the strength to deal with this, mainly because you have to. You will go through this and do the best you can all the way. And that is all anybody can ask of you.

      Thank you for letting us know. My thoughts are with you.
      "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

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      • #4
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        I'm praying for both of you. You'll find strength where you least expect to- and Frances is absolutely right. You'll find it and get through because you have to. Just put one foot in front of the other until you're there.
        Elizabeth

        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/e...html#post41545

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        • #5
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          Cajun, ĎMrs. Cí,

          I imagine you are just totally overwhelmed right now but remember that the body really does have an amazing capacity for healing & recovery and the brain can find incredible ways to re-wire itself too, if it needs to.
          I agree with the others, itís just one foot in front of the other Ė maybe easier said than done, so just lean on whoever or whatever helps to keep the spirits strong along the way. Iím glad you feel that we on the FB forum can be a part of that.
          My (and my familyís) prayers are with both of you for the best and speediest recovery. Iíll be thinking of you, most especially on Tuesday.

          Sarah

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          • #6
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            Cajun's wife
            Thanks for letting us know. ( We men are not very good with communicating). We will definitely keep you uplifted in prayer. God still works miracles. Keep us posted

            Bruce
            Sharpei Diem.....Seize the wrinkle dog

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            • #7
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              You are both in our thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted. We wish you well.
              Check out our blog for a glimpse into our hobbies of home brewing, soda, beer and wine, gardening and most of all cooking in our WFO!

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              • #8
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                You both have some much to live for and to work for. Our family will have you in our thoughts.
                James
                Pizza Ovens
                Outdoor Fireplaces

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                • #9
                  Re: CajunKnight needs prayers

                  There are few frequent readers of this site that won`t have you both in our thoughts. I speak from recent experiences in telling you that you have many days of good times ahead no matter what the news. Godspeed.

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                  • #10
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                    Travis,
                    Sorry to hear about your setback. I'll be thinking about you and your family. We are all pulling for you!!

                    Hang in there Mrs. Cajun!
                    Ken H. - Kentucky
                    42" Pompeii

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                      Originally posted by Ken524 View Post
                      Travis,
                      Sorry to hear about your setback. I'll be thinking about you and your family. We are all pulling for you!!

                      Hang in there Mrs. Cajun!
                      DITTO!

                      I sense a family on this forum and when one hurts, it effects us all. It's not fun seeing the bad side of life. God bless - good luck - and love!

                      Les...
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                      • #12
                        Re: CajunKnight needs prayers

                        i hate passwords... but i figured it out.

                        ty all for your thoughts and prayers, please keep them coming.
                        i will fight this strong and i will be back. in fact for recovery and physical therapy i think i can build my oven one brick at a time.
                        Travis aka CK
                        Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
                        like chicken...



                        My 44" oven in progress...
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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by CajunKnight View Post
                          i will fight this strong and i will be back. in fact for recovery and physical therapy i think i can build my oven one brick at a time.
                          Travis aka CK
                          No doubt in my mind Travis! You still have much cooking to do, and knowledge to pass to the rest of us.

                          You and yours are in my prayers.

                          Hang in there buddy and an oven build sounds like perfect therapy.

                          God Bless,


                          Dave
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                          • #14
                            Re: CajunKnight needs prayers

                            We build ovens for the passion of great food. Along the way we build friendships that bond for a very long time. CK and wife, remember that this community is very tight and caring for all involved. Never feel alone, and never believe that the pains of ones health must be hidden. Always know that we will help you through this, some way or another. I believe that if there is ever a setback to your oven from this that there are members whom live near enough, and willing to step up to help. Lastly, be strong and don't feel alone going through this. Go into this headstrong and realize that you will come out ok.
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                            • #15
                              Re: CajunKnight needs prayers

                              Originally posted by CajunKnight View Post
                              i think i can build my oven one brick at a time.
                              Travis aka CK
                              Very inspirational words, Travis, for oven building and life. Keep at it, one brick at a time. Your positive outlook and attitude get you through. You're in our prayers.

                              God Bless,

                              Mike
                              Mike - Saginaw, MI

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