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 Post subject: Re: My battle with cancer
PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:53 pm 
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Well, I just finished week one of my chemo and radiation, and they are letting me have the weekend off.

So far, the chemo is going well - mild nausea that is being controlled by three medications that I take on a daily basis.

The radiation is another story, however. The effects seem to be a little worse every day, with extreme fatigue that makes me feel like expending the least little effort is more than I can bear to do. I can honestly say that I have never felt this way in my life.

Skraggy, if this is what you went through with the radiation treatments on your thyroid, I can only say that you are a much better, stronger guy than I. (of course you are about 20 years younger than me).

My thanks go out to all of you who have answered this post with your words of encouragement. It really has made a difference in my outlook on this.

I am going to take it one day at a time, and beat this thing!! 

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 Post subject: Re: My battle with cancer
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:50 pm 
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Nah, not stronger...I only had one major dose,where you are getting multiple large doses. I am sure what you are going through is much worse than what I went through. My last dose pretty much just laid me out for about 3 days. Then I felt fine after those few days.

Feel free to call me anytime you want or need to talk. I am always here to help if you need it.
I will call you a little later today, I have a few things going on at the house today that I need to get done.

ttys,

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 Post subject: Re: My battle with cancer
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:35 pm 
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You will be alright and things will get wonderful again, you just have to slog thru this part as best you can.  Keep thinking about breaking thru to the other side.  Believing in the method and getting all the rest you possibly can get will make the difference.

Downloaded yet another e-book for $20.00 on the vegan diet ulcerative colitis cure.  He say I should take a 3 months sabbatical.  Shit a couple weeks would do wonders.  But I stopped lifting and just laid around all weekend and my neck and gut are noticeably better and my sax-drive is zooming despite lots of cerveza.

Rest all you can brother. 

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 Post subject: Re: My battle with cancer
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:57 am 
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skraggy wrote:
continuing my battles~looking forward as always.


I'm glad, but not surprised, that you have a positive attitude skraggy!

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 Post subject: Re: My battle with cancer
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:04 pm 
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Grab it by the horns brothers. I have been away from a lot of things including here. Makes it harder too when I don't have a PC too. I will check more frequently to follow up. Makes sure to update us.
Talk to you soon.

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 Post subject: Re: My battle with cancer
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:33 pm 
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Well, I just finished up week 2, and I was wrong about the radiation, apparently.

Even though it tires me out a little, and I get a dose 5 days a week, apparently what was really knocking me out for the past two weeks was the chemo.

I actually feel almost normal, now that the effects of the chemo are being flushed from my body.

The next hurdle will be chemo round two (of three).

This next round is scheduled for 10/20, 10/21, and 10/22.

I'll take it one day at a time, and try to maintain my weight ---
I am down to 150 now from 175, due to appetite loss and loss of any abilility to taste foods because of the radiation effects.

Next on the agenda will be a visit to the resident nutrician specialist  for some pointers on what to eat to keep the pounds on.

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 Post subject: Re: My battle with cancer
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:11 am 
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Keep going Spyder. You will pull through. 

Edit: by the way after all radiation/chemical therapy you will look pretty much like my avatar.
Which I think is way cool.  :)

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 Post subject: Re: My battle with cancer
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:22 pm 
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SPYDER wrote:

Next on the agenda will be a visit to the resident nutrician specialist  for some pointers on what to eat to keep the pounds on.



Hamdogs are a safe bet for packing on pounds:
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(not a nutritionist).

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 Post subject: Re: My battle with cancer
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:34 am 
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Keep fighting, Spyder.    Kick it's ass.  You have to.  Oh, and another vote for Stormshadow's advised diet.  Follow it up with two quarts of Cookies n Cream, and you're good to go.

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 Post subject: Re: My battle with cancer
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:38 am 
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"its"  you fargin grammar nazis.  :P

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 Post subject: Re: My battle with cancer
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:40 pm 
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Well, I finished round two of my chemo therapy last tuesday, wednesday, and thursday.
It is still making me feel very tired , weak and foggy, and probably will for another two weeks or so.

But so far the anti nausea drugs are doing a good job, so that is a plus.

I only have 10 more radiation treatments to go over the next two weeks, then three more chemo days, so the end of the treatment cycle is getting closer.

So, in about six more weeks, after the last effects of the chemo are gone, I am hoping to feel a lot better.

Again, thanks to all of you who have posted here - it really has given me a lift to hear from you.

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 Post subject: Re: My battle with cancer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:57 pm 
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Howdy SPYDER.

Here's wishing you a speedy recovery after the end of the Treatment Cycle.



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 Post subject: Re: My battle with cancer
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:14 pm 
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Spyder

Sorry to hear, hope all goes well for you with this and you make a full recovery

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 Post subject: Re: My battle with cancer
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:49 pm 
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I just heard on the news that they discovered a certain chili pepper compound kills cancer cells.

http://watersidesyndication.com/content/?p=138

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 Post subject: Re: My battle with cancer
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:12 pm 
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Hey SPYDER, I'm really sorry to hear about your battle with cancer. It's good to see that you are in good spirits though, I think that's just as important as any treatments. Good luck and I hope it all works out for you. Please keep us posted!

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