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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #300 on: June 09, 2017, 10:26:21 pm »
Sounds like progress!  More you can do in the daytime the happier you'll be and that's a large part of the reason for being here I think. 

I'm a 2x (2 different type) cancer survivor.  A good attitude means you are living longer! 

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« Reply #301 on: June 10, 2017, 05:24:28 am »
Keep at it.
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« Reply #302 on: July 24, 2017, 03:28:51 pm »
 Had a talk with my oncology doctor last Thurs. He's telling us the white blood cell count numbers are getting better. I asked when the pains going away and all I get is "it takes a long time" I can't stand that answer. It's now been 4 months since I had the blood cell transplant and I am getting around a lot better,but I lack the energy to work more than a few hours and that is getting to me. I loved my work in the woods and need to get back to it.
 Next visit he'll decide on starting a medication to strengthen my bones. It's supposed to add bone tissue to the holes in the bones from the Myloma eating away at them. And another med that will keep the Myloma in check, they can't cure me of the cancer but can keep it in check.
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« Reply #303 on: July 24, 2017, 04:25:04 pm »
Ed  don't get down to this side of the forum much but i am thinking of you and wish you well.
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« Reply #304 on: July 24, 2017, 05:47:20 pm »
Thank you for the update Ed.  My prayers continue for your health and strength.
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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #305 on: July 24, 2017, 09:12:54 pm »
Time,time and more time.  ::)  No answers,but many questions. I am thinking of you through out my day. I will even cut a tree for ya.  ;D
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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #306 on: July 25, 2017, 10:09:40 am »
 Thanks for the well wishes, it does help.
 Cfarm, hope that tree can get on a load and markets are up.
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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #307 on: July 25, 2017, 04:45:15 pm »
Sounds good Ed stay strong brother !
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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #308 on: July 26, 2017, 05:45:17 am »
Just like we had some real Hot days this summer , and on the Hot days you need to think of the Cold Cold days . So you need to remember some of your tough days and work towards the Good Days in your future.
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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« Reply #309 on: July 26, 2017, 05:48:05 am »
That's funny Ed.
I just play with firewood on my land now.
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Re: My cancer journey
« Reply #310 on: July 26, 2017, 09:35:11 am »
 That stick of wood will help keep you warm this winter  ;D .
 Red, on those hot days didn't bother much. My arms and legs feel cold when it's hot. It's kind of weird to feel that way  :D .
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« Reply #311 on: July 26, 2017, 09:42:47 am »
When I took blood thinners I was always cold. Now I no longer take them and I have to watch being overheated . Maybe you need plans to be a snow bird ?
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
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« Reply #312 on: July 26, 2017, 07:16:13 pm »
Ed thinking of you
I'm on a heavy dose of blood thinners I'm cold even when it's hot.
I don't care for them much
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« Reply #313 on: August 18, 2017, 02:11:59 pm »
 Had another visit with the doctor yesterday. After complaining about hurting so much and being told to quit running chainsaws and logging, he told us that I'm at the plateau stage were the myeloma hasn't gone away but isn't making any new cells. So next week they will start me on a maintenance stage where I will get an IV of a drug that will help stabilize bone loss. And I'll take a pill once a day for 21 days to keep the myeloma in check. After 28 days they will do a blood test,if all is ok they'll increase the dosage start again. After a few of these with blood test they wiil be able to tell which dosage is best and I'll take that pill I guess for as long as I live.
 Rita got some publications from the International Myeloma Foundation that explains the disease. In one ( Concise Review of the disease and treatment Options) it give a better than 80 percent chance of holding this Myeloma in check. I pray it right.
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« Reply #314 on: August 18, 2017, 02:54:14 pm »
Sounds good , keep looking forward to the Good Days . Many thoughts and prayers sent your way .
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
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« Reply #315 on: August 18, 2017, 03:22:29 pm »
Ed, my prayers continue for a favorable outcome regarding your cancer.
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« Reply #316 on: August 18, 2017, 07:29:10 pm »
Sounds good Ed I am so happy for you ,prayers your way
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« Reply #317 on: August 18, 2017, 08:50:29 pm »
80%!!! I like the sounds of that.  8)
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« Reply #318 on: August 18, 2017, 09:32:37 pm »
Me too! Hang in there, Ed!
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« Reply #319 on: August 28, 2017, 09:51:21 pm »
Prayers continue for your strength and improvement!