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Offline Ed_K

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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #200 on: February 17, 2017, 03:44:41 pm »
 Thanks, Jeff, Weekend_Sawyer and Roxie. Bruno of NH, yes that is where I've been going. I feel safe there as I had back surgery there 22 yrs ago after all the doctors down here where I live said I'd never walk again. Day after I crawled into Dartmouth I could walk, so I believe they work miracles there.
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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #201 on: February 17, 2017, 07:24:01 pm »
Hey Edd
I will be happy for any miracle that they hand out to you.
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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #202 on: February 18, 2017, 05:42:43 am »
I hope all goes well for you.
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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #203 on: February 18, 2017, 07:51:00 am »
Prayers and thoughts for and to you and your family!

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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #204 on: February 19, 2017, 09:58:31 pm »
My continued prayers are with you Ed. 
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« Reply #205 on: February 21, 2017, 04:15:01 pm »
 Thank you, to all.   Went to the oncology unit where I've been getting treatments for the last 8 months. The doctor explained this next procedure of collecting the cells. Getting the big dose of chemo. Then growing the new cells needed for the transplant. Then spending the time in the care ward at Dartmouth Hitchcock cancer center. It's a long haul but I know it's needed for me to beat this thing. So I signed the consent and said lets get on with it. Still scary tho.
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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #206 on: February 21, 2017, 05:41:25 pm »
Just remember you have lots of FF members praying for you everyday. And we're all right there beside you, in spirit.
Take care and get well soon.

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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #207 on: February 22, 2017, 07:07:31 am »
 Hi Jim, I'm glad to have everyone thinking and praying for me. I've been shopping for a tablet to take with me so I can keep up with everyone here on the Forestry Forum. I recently got hooked on the sawing and milling thread. I have the small ez Baker mill that I intend to use to make lumber for small projects. I've been reading there to find ways to make the mill run better, look at everyone's building projects and learn how to sharpen blade with a used dina saw grinder. So I'll be reading what ya'all are doing while I'm rebuilding cells to come home. And use the shop I've been working on, to keep busy if I can't go logging any more. Thanks to all on the Forestry Forum.

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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #208 on: February 22, 2017, 05:59:04 pm »
Ed, Thoughts and prayers here for a SUCCESSFUL journey
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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #209 on: February 22, 2017, 06:47:45 pm »
Good luck Ed
They saved my life there on Christmas Day
You are in good hands :)
I live not far from DHMC .
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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #210 on: February 22, 2017, 07:33:43 pm »
Every day prayers for you and Bruno.
So Ed do you think logging is easier than chemo?
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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #211 on: February 22, 2017, 09:17:42 pm »
Praying for you Ed. You're a tough old bird. I admire you for sharing your journey and your bravery.
I'm thinking......

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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #212 on: February 22, 2017, 11:11:15 pm »
Hang in there buddy. My wife is dealing with the dreaded C and there is no easy answer. It is not what we signed up for but this is the hand we have been dealt so we play it the best we can.
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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #213 on: February 24, 2017, 03:14:01 pm »
God is good all the time, prayers every day your way Ed also Sawguy21 will add your wife on my list of prayers !
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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #214 on: February 24, 2017, 05:03:12 pm »
Stay strong and I send well wishes and prayers your way.
For what it's worth I have the IPad mini and have really grown to like it, it's also very easy to learn and use.

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« Reply #215 on: February 25, 2017, 07:18:24 pm »
 Thanks everyone, sawguy21, I have prayers for your wife and you also. We will fight this 8).
  Peter Drouin, Yes I think logging is easier than chemo. With logging you get tired at the end of the day (which is alway a great day)when you get up next morning your raring to go. With chemo your tried every morning and it's a chore to get out of bed, but you do.
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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #216 on: February 26, 2017, 06:20:35 pm »
I thought so Ed-K, Best of luck to ya.
Are you watching the race at Daytona 500?
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« Reply #217 on: February 28, 2017, 06:32:14 pm »
Peter, I have to admit I tried to watch the 500. I relied on my son Chris to explain what they were doing with the rules. With him gone it was hard. I had a big shot of chemo on Fri. Sat there for 6 hours. This killed enough cells to make my bone marrow start building new ones. Now Rita is giving me shots for 10 days to push the cells out into my blood so next Mon.they can take them out. On the 22nd I go back to Dartmouth where they will do the big chemo then put the saved cells back. Then it's a wait and see how good it worked.
I'm learning how to use this tablet so I can keep up with what y'all are up to.

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« Reply #218 on: March 01, 2017, 05:57:22 am »
Lets hope it goes well.
How fast have you driving a car or truck?
On a track at 200 miles an hour must be a blast.
I remember back in the 70s going down I93 at 100 passing beers between 2 cars, stupid I know. But what fun. I had a 1972 duster 340 with a 4 speed, Pass anything but a gas station. ;D
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« Reply #219 on: March 01, 2017, 06:04:20 am »
Hi Ed,I sure do hope things go well for you.
If a big fan of racing,or really watching TV,we just bought a 70 inch TV. :o   That brings EVERYTHING to life size. I don't watch much TV,but do watch movies. WOW!!! Now we need to invest in Bluray and a surround sound and will really have it made. This TV is just about as good as having a 3 point winch on the back of a tractor.  :D
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