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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #100 on: August 16, 2016, 08:55:42 pm »
Have they told you to stop eating sugary things? Just wondering.
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« Reply #101 on: August 19, 2016, 07:19:17 pm »
 All most at the beginning they told me no sugary food.
 Today i finally got back on track, I asked awhile ago if there was a way to get the #s up enough to be able to get back on track and they didn't have an answer. I spent the last two days napping and I think the sleeping and not trying to work some is what got the #s up enough.I'm now hoping that the real bad pain in my right shoulder and hip will go away.
 I quit drinking 17 yrs ago and got hooked on candy bars, that is really bothering me now (miss my candy).
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« Reply #102 on: August 19, 2016, 08:08:23 pm »
Yeah, it's no fun giving up stuff you enjoy. Whether it be candy bars, or logging.  :-\
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« Reply #103 on: August 25, 2016, 07:48:38 pm »
 Had my 3rd visit with the doctor / specialist today. He's happy with the results so far, said that this first round of chemo was a little harsh, but it had to go this way to keep my kidney's from failing. He was right about the harsh part, it was hard to take. I still have 1 more round to finish. But then I can go on some sort of pill that won't be as bad as the IV. I'll still have to do the IV for another drug (I call it cambium builder  :D) it give me a lot of energy. Things seem to be looking up, just wish I could go back logging.
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« Reply #104 on: August 25, 2016, 07:54:47 pm »
Keep your chin up, boss-man! Sounds like progress!
 8)
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« Reply #105 on: August 25, 2016, 08:21:11 pm »
All in time. I suppose you have watched all the youtube logging videos??
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« Reply #106 on: August 26, 2016, 08:27:15 am »
 I don't watch many u-tube videos, I can't sit still for long  ;D . Whats really funny is, the nurse that does the IV s and shots keep asking me if I back to my normal routine  :D and the doctor tells me NO chain saws  :( . Guess she thinks everyone works at a desk  :o .
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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #107 on: August 26, 2016, 12:13:27 pm »
Did the Dr. give you a specific medical reason why you can't use a chainsaw if you are honestly feeling like you can?
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« Reply #108 on: August 26, 2016, 09:58:33 pm »
Sorry, I've been following this from too far away....

Many patients with multiple myeloma, and other blood related cancers,  have a tendency to be "clotters".  Meaning...they can form blood clots for no discernible reason.  Does your medical regimen include a blood thinner?  I can assure you that, if you are anti-coagulated, the "no chainsaw rule" is standard and sound advice. 

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« Reply #109 on: August 26, 2016, 11:42:28 pm »
....Many patients with multiple myeloma, and other blood related cancers,  have a tendency to be "clotters".  Meaning...they can form blood clots for no discernible reason.  Does your medical regimen include a blood thinner?  I can assure you that, if you are anti-coagulated, the "no chainsaw rule" is standard and sound advice....

I'm not a doctor, but YIKES!  :o --uh, what he ^ said.
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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #110 on: August 27, 2016, 08:34:49 am »
Just getting to this, and am so sorry Ed for all of your struggles,  we will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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« Reply #111 on: August 27, 2016, 09:46:34 am »
 Hi Jeff, and DoctorB. The medical reason for no saw is all the pain meds I've had to take. I'm more scared of pain meds than than the cancer, 21 yrs ago when I had a back op I got hooked on pain killers. It was awful getting off them.
 The doctor and nurses keep telling me to be careful of get cut, but when they stick a needle in it doesn't bleed a bit, so I don't know if I'm anti-coagulated.
 I don't remember if there's a blood thinner in with all the different drugs I'm taking, Rita takes care of which ones and when cause I can't keep them straight, to much sawdust in my brain  ;D .
 Thanks everyone for the prayers, I know their helping. While waiting one day we talked to two people who have some real serious blood related cancer can't remember the names but they ended with syndrome, so I'm calling mine ( mild myeloma ).
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« Reply #112 on: August 31, 2016, 06:22:30 pm »
 I started session #3 yesterday, it been so long between 2 and 3 that I think all the chemo drugs were totally out my system and I started to feel better. Now #3 is kicking in and I'm starting to get tired real quick. It's depressing with the many ups and downs. I have to have blood test every time we go for a treatment,if the #s are down to low they say nope can't treat you today and home we go.
 I don't know how Rita does it, all her friends at work are on happy pills, and she won't even talk to her doc about how she feels.
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« Reply #113 on: August 31, 2016, 08:36:37 pm »
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Not to down play your situation but it is a bunch of extra pressure on those around you.  It puts the truth to the old saying, "misery loves company"  I am sending out a prayer for those around you also. 

As far as ups and downs go, It is nice that every once in a while a few ups are thrown your way every so often.  The above statement is out of context to what you were writing about but it is a general term that usually has some truth to it.  I hope you get lots of ups.

I only ever type a reponce to your sutuation in an attempt to give some kind of comfort.  If comfort is not what my responces cause, then you have my heart felt apologies.  I am a crass type of guy and sometimes I get it wrong but never on purpose.

Wishing you and yours the best.
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« Reply #114 on: September 01, 2016, 08:42:41 am »
 gww, your response is very well appreciative, I thank you for the prayers, Rita needs them more than me.
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« Reply #115 on: September 05, 2016, 08:18:19 am »
Sorry to hear the up and downs are real tuff on both of you, but glad to hear #2 is behind you and your on #3. Glad Rita isn't on the  happy pills. There is good stuff going on and sometimes it's REALLY tuff to find,but it's there. Hang in there and be strong! I know your as tough as nails( or oak)! We are praying for both of ya!
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« Reply #116 on: September 09, 2016, 09:25:57 am »
 Well #3 is going just the same as #2, half way and numbers are to low and had to skip the third belly shot. The chemo drugs make you hurt a lot but constipation pain is worse, I finally broke the problem, they changed the stool softner and I decided I liked prune juice  :D . But for 4 days it was REALLY bad.
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« Reply #117 on: September 09, 2016, 09:47:48 am »
Bless your heart. 
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« Reply #118 on: September 12, 2016, 10:50:23 pm »
Ed, sure glad to see you are progressing.

I too know how bad that combination of drugs, constipation and poor diet can be. Sometimes it's the worst part of any treatment.
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« Reply #119 on: September 13, 2016, 07:36:41 am »
Hang in there. I enjoyed that picture of the two hats.   ;D
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