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My Story

Welcome to Mike Adler's CaringBridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about our loved one. Get started by reading the introduction to our website, My Story.

Visit often to read the latest journal entries, visit the photo gallery, and write us a note in our guestbook.


R.I.P. Mike Adler 1961- 2011

This is where I will keep you updated as Mike fights his battle with his disease.

In early August 2011 Mike was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metatastic Adenocarcinoma.  The doctors believed it started at the base of his esophagus where it meets the stomach.  His diagnosis is that it's non-operable and non-curable.  The doctors are starting him on a very aggressive chemo treatment plan.

In February, Mike experienced some bloating and constipation so he went to the doctor and had a colonoscopy and endoscopy performed.  After all, Mike was turning "50" in April and we all now this is the "magic age" for this test.  The tests came out clear but Mike did have some benign lesions in his esophagus.  The doctor gave him a clean bill of health and sent him on his way.  After these tests, Mike was back to feeling like himself.

Mike also began to lead a healthy lifestyle.  He gave up alcohol, watched his diet (cut down on the carbs) and began the P90X workout program.  Other than the usual muscle aches and pains one feels from working out he felt good.

Around early July, Mike suffered from a severe bout of gout in his elbow.  Normally his flare ups are in his big toe so he went to the doctor and was told to continue taking his gout medication.

Several weeks later he complained about his calf muscles hurting.  This went on for about a week and then traveled down to the bottoms of his feet.  It was about a week prior to his family planned cruise vacation so he decided to go to the doctor and get it checked out.  The doctor prescribe him steroids.

After Mike returned from the cruise his legs were swollen and his stomach was bloated.  He went back to the doctor and after having several tests done it revealed that he was suffering from blood clots. He also felt pressure in his chest complained of not being able to breathe easily.  Later that week they performed more tests including a chest and lower abdomen scan and that's when they discovered the cancer.

He is scheduled for a 5-hour chemotherapy session every 3rd Tuesday followed by lab work every Tuesday morning.  The doctors are being very aggressive with the chemo treatments.







Marina Miranda posted a new journal entry, "Mike Adler Memorial Details".

Please join us as we Celebrate Mike.  On Sunday, December 4th at 11:30 a.m., we will be having a memorial service on the grass, North of the Seal Beach Pier overlooking ... Read more

Marina Miranda posted a new journal entry, "Mike Adler Memorial Details".

Please join us as we Celebrate Mike.  On Sunday, December 4th at 11:30 a.m., we will be having a memorial service on the grass, North of the Seal Beach Pier overlooking ... Read more

Cousin Maria Terry Maguire signed Mike's Guestbook.

Karen Adler, loving family and friends, It breaks my heart fo hear of your dear sweet husband's passing. The Seal Beach community will forever be changed ~ and Mike will ... Read more

Sophia Mendoza signed Mike's Guestbook.

Dear Karen,  I love The Picture Show Gallery.  It always makes me feel better, and it is a "must see" favorite spot to visit when in Seal Beach.  We ... Read more

Tammy Miller signed Mike's Guestbook.

MikeI love your beautiful store. I was hanging a wave painting I had purchased from your store just a few minutes ago. I brought it with me up to the Bay Area and was just ... Read more

glenn martin signed Mike's Guestbook.

I got to know Mike & Karen at my 1980 xmas Home Artshowing..Mike was my boost, encourager, beat of life. He guided and supported me and mi art. I lost a part of my ... Read more

Marina Miranda posted a new journal entry, "Mike Adler's Memorial Service".

Mike's memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 4th in Seal Beach at 11:30 a.m. outside near the pier followed by a light lunch reception at Don the Beachcomber ... Read more

Audrey Winthrop signed Mike's Guestbook.

How to say goodbye to a frend of 25 years? THe world will miss your fun personality and great enthusiasm for life Rest in Peace Mike Rest in peace, the angels are ... Read more

Brad Jennings signed Mike's Guestbook.

ALOHA! Mike. As you pass from one sphere to another, It's with a sad heart that I sit her and write you my final message. There's only a a few people in my business life ... Read more

Sylvia Gonzalez signed Mike's Guestbook.

My childhood friend and class mate, you will never be forgotten. I am so glad that God had our paths pass, Thanks for the laughter and your friendship. Read more

Kelli Frye signed Mike's Guestbook.

Mike was my neighbor while I was growing up in Fountain Valley.  He was my older sister Sabrina’s age, so we weren’t that close.  He was a mature 8th grader while I ... Read more

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