comic Pam Matteson 4th cancer

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Raised by 284 people in 34 months
My wife Pam has been diagnosed with brain cancer after recovering 2 months ago with her second bout of cancer. She survived the first ovarian cancer bout in 2005 and was cancer free for 7 years then in Sept 2012 it came back. This time it was in fluid around her heart. They drained the fluid but found cancer cells floating in the fluid, so she underwent chemo for another 9 months. In August we were told she was clear again. she was asked to do a benefit for cancer in oregon on Sept 20 and she did it. On Sept 23 (her birthday) we had a family get together and celebrated. On Sept 30 she lost her motor responses and part of her speech. 5 days later we had a ct scan done and fount cancer in her brain. the bills are piling up and I lost my job due to so much time off taking care of pam. If you can help thank you. If you can't please pray for her.  Here we are in 2014 and it's back.  Brain cancer for the second time, a rare form that really isn't brain cancer it's ovarian cancer that traveled up to her brain.  That is why the cit and mri showed no signs for the last 8 months.  It's located behind the blood brain barrier and is not treatable by normal treatments.  She can't get radiation again because of the 20 brain radiations she had last year.  Most chemo will not pentitrate the brain barrier so we are going on an experimental treatment that will permeat the barrier and attach to the cancer in her brain.  She will be on this for 5 weeks and then another mri on her brain to see if this takes any effect, if not we have to find another treatment.  We've been to the Mayo institute and other doctors, they all gave Pam a short time (1 to 2 years maybe), this is the only doctor who offered a longer term.  There is treatment that is not available yet (not released by the FDA) that might be ready by next year, we hope.
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Update 6
15 months ago
thank you to all of you that are helping us thought these hard times… bless you all
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Update 5
15 months ago
Pam is in the next stage, maybe the final. Her family was here for the last 3 days and we had a priest come in from the parish of St Thomas Moore to give her a blessing yesterday. Joanne Dearling and Michael Haas had us over for dinner yesterday with the whole family for a favorite dinner of Pam s that joanne cooks. Pam enjoyed it but we were home by 8 and asleep by 8:30. Pam sleeps in a hospital bed in our living room and I sleep on the couch next to her. She needs 24 hour care now so I'm here all the time. our friends and neighbors have been giving me a break at times but i don't like to be too far away from pam. the medical bills are builting up and we could use any help offered. I want to go back to work but can't find any that can give me the time to be home with pam. Please help if you can.
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Update 4
21 months ago
Pam Matteson's cancer has returned for the 4th time. 2nd in the brain and this time the cancer is rare. We could use some help with the medical expenses. Please help if you can
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Update 3
32 months ago
Tomorrow Pam starts on the next series of Chemo treatment for her body. She still has lesions on her brain from the radiation but the doctors are continuing the treatment on her body
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Tim Biddle
16 months ago

Please except my heartfelt and sincere thanks for any help you can afford to give us. Unfortunately I must take care of pam at the moment. I'm looking for a job that can be either done at home or I can work early mornings so I can take care of pam. Her brain cancer is at the point where she is on a walker and i have to keep her away from the kitchen. Thank you for all the prayers.

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Tim Biddle
16 months ago

Thank you all for the love and prayers coming our way. This last occurrence of brain cancer has lasted over 3 years and is progressing quickly. We are meeting with the cancer doctor today at one pm. No more treatments are available, this is to check progress and determine what comes next

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John Farmer
21 months ago

That is alot of recurrences! I hope you will have all of this behind you soon.

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Graham West
21 months ago

Cannibanoids cure all cancers straight up gods natural cure all

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Tim Biddle
21 months ago

to everyone out there who is taking an interest in Pam's well being... thank you from the heart. We love you all and thank you for your support

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Donnie Bishop
33 months ago

all my prayers are with you and Pam...

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Irene Samaltanos
34 months ago

my prayers are with you both

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Sieglinde McTigue
34 months ago

Praying for you Pam.

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$32,264 of $50k goal

Raised by 284 people in 34 months
Created October 18, 2013
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Lisa-Gay Tremblay
14 months ago

So sorry for your loss. Pam was a very talented, funny and sweet person.

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Maria Fundus
14 months ago

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless your families. RIP Pam. ❤️

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Sawsan & Saad Shukri
14 months ago

Our deepest sympathies and condolences to your blessed family ..we are so sorry for your great loss..we will keep you in our hearts and prayers.. RIP Pam...

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Tim Biddle
16 months ago

Please except my heartfelt and sincere thanks for any help you can afford to give us. Unfortunately I must take care of pam at the moment. I'm looking for a job that can be either done at home or I can work early mornings so I can take care of pam. Her brain cancer is at the point where she is on a walker and i have to keep her away from the kitchen. Thank you for all the prayers.

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Tim Biddle
16 months ago

Thank you all for the love and prayers coming our way. This last occurrence of brain cancer has lasted over 3 years and is progressing quickly. We are meeting with the cancer doctor today at one pm. No more treatments are available, this is to check progress and determine what comes next

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John Farmer
21 months ago

That is alot of recurrences! I hope you will have all of this behind you soon.

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Graham West
21 months ago

Cannibanoids cure all cancers straight up gods natural cure all

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Tim Biddle
21 months ago

to everyone out there who is taking an interest in Pam's well being... thank you from the heart. We love you all and thank you for your support

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Donnie Bishop
33 months ago

all my prayers are with you and Pam...

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Irene Samaltanos
34 months ago

my prayers are with you both

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Sieglinde McTigue
34 months ago

Praying for you Pam.

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