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Author Topic: My cancer journey  (Read 19365 times)

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Offline Carson-saws

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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2016, 11:31:46 pm »
Wishing you all the VERY best Sir.  Stay strong and keep looking at that cup as half full. 
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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #61 on: July 15, 2016, 05:37:52 am »

 So I could use some prayer's, Thanks.


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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #62 on: July 15, 2016, 08:03:54 am »
Ed,

Thank you for sharing this difficult news.  Like has been said, keep the faith and you can manage through this. 
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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #63 on: July 16, 2016, 08:41:54 am »
Thoughts and Prayers from us, Ed.
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« Reply #64 on: July 17, 2016, 07:06:36 am »
 Our hearts,thoughts and prays are with you and your wife! You both are some of the nicest people around! Need anything please let us know! Hang in their  and stay strong Ed k!
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« Reply #65 on: July 18, 2016, 07:43:53 pm »
 Well when they tell you your amune system is going to get hit hard, believe it. I started chemo last Tue. and by midnight thursday was admitted to the hosp. with 103. temp came home yesterday and still no energy. But I'm still on schedual so it's a shot tomorrow. And keep from getting sick, worst is I can't have friends stop by to talk for 3 months.
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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #66 on: July 18, 2016, 07:58:54 pm »
Sorry about the friends visits.  You'll need to let your fingers do your talking!

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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #67 on: July 19, 2016, 04:38:42 pm »
Prayers sent for a soon recovery.
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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #68 on: July 19, 2016, 05:59:37 pm »
 Today I also got medicine, (it's kind of like cambium juice) to start building up my bones. If they would talk in terms I can understand it wouldn't be so bad  ;D .
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« Reply #69 on: July 19, 2016, 06:28:17 pm »
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If they would talk in terms I can understand it wouldn't be so bad  .
Aint that the truth.
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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #70 on: July 19, 2016, 09:25:07 pm »
I read this thread each morning and each night.  :)
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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #71 on: July 20, 2016, 09:03:00 am »
Thank you Ed for the update.  My Prayers will continue for you.
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« Reply #72 on: July 20, 2016, 12:01:05 pm »
 Here's something I should have explained, I went to my regular doctor for pain so bad in my lower back that I couldn't bend over,and the last day in the woods I got so bad I couldn't start the saw. So doctor sends me over to the er they did a bunch of test, and one stood wayyy out.
 The white blood cell count was real low. That's how the found the cancer. That test should be part of a yearly physical. Once on the meds my back hurts less than it did 2 yrs ago.
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« Reply #73 on: July 20, 2016, 12:35:27 pm »
I agree with you Ed some test should be done every year at your check up. I have to go evey six months to get my blood pressure pills. I would give anything almost to get away from all the pills a fellow takes as he gets older. I'll tell you a joke and I hope it will bring a smile to your face. One sunday morning this little church was packed with people. All of a sudden satan rips open the back doors and comes running and screaming into the church. Peoples running like a bunch of barn rats trying to get out of a barn fire. About five rows back this old man just sits there. Satan walks up to him and says DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM and the old man say YEP I KNOW and satan says why arn't you scared of me. And the old man says IVE BEEN MARRIED TO YOUR SISTER FOR FORTHY TWO YEARS. Have a great day and our prayers are with you daily.
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« Reply #74 on: July 20, 2016, 02:55:07 pm »
Stay strong and keep laughing .
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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« Reply #75 on: July 20, 2016, 10:04:02 pm »
I am not a regular poster, but i feel like it would be good to tell you too keep your hopes up, no matter what. Despite being diffrent kinds of cancer (stomach and lung), my grandfather was diagnosed a little under 20 years before he ultimately passed away. The first time it appeared he was given a few months to live (at most), the second a few weeks, and the third and final was a few days, to a few weeks. One can never be certain, and you should always keep up your hope (and faith), in-front of any situation.

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« Reply #76 on: July 21, 2016, 06:19:36 am »
   Ed when I went through it I parked my woods tractor at the back door, looked out the window at it every day.  Finally made it into the seat and eventually back to the woods.  The number they gave me was 18 months. I have always run detroits and my hearing is not so good. The issue is it has been slightly over 18 years... hope I did not hear him wrong.   :D    Hang in there buddy it gets better.   :)
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« Reply #77 on: July 21, 2016, 09:39:52 am »
 Thanks everyone, liked the joke  :D . I will not give up believing I'll get to cut again. Rita was shocked driving in last night, I got the pole saw out and trimmed branches off the driveway so I can sit on the deck and see who drives by  ;D . 1/2 hr to walk down and back cutting small branches. They didn't tell me not to walk around, after loosing all my muscle's and strength in 95 from disk op, I'm not standing around this time. All the positives of time you all have spoken have really helped.
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« Reply #78 on: July 21, 2016, 02:13:17 pm »
So happy to hear you are staying positive!   8)
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« Reply #79 on: July 22, 2016, 06:00:42 am »
And happy to hear your moving around and got the branches cleared. 8) 
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