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Author Topic: My cancer journey  (Read 19288 times)

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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #80 on: July 22, 2016, 06:12:34 am »
Jump in your car and head for Chesterville,ME. Pole saw too!!!  ;D  I have limbs on the edge of the woods that are hanging down in the field. I own one side of the field,but the longer one is not mind. I just cut of what over hangs. Seems like the more I trim,the more I need to trim. The lower ones hold up the ones above it. They sure do reach for the sun light.
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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #81 on: July 24, 2016, 06:53:23 am »
Hope your felling OK. If not running the equipment for awhile, moth balls,full tank of fuel,not shure what else to do for short term storage but might be something to think about. If you need help just let us know. Keep strong and you are in our prays.
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Re: my cancer jouney
« Reply #82 on: July 24, 2016, 11:01:38 am »
 It doesn't take much to wear me out, kinda over did it again yesterday, now I'm extra sore and real tired. I'm thinking that 2 days after a shot, is when it gets to me. I have this week off from the shots then we start 2nd series Aug 2. It's a awful way to take a vac. I haven't had vacation's since I quite working in a machine shop in 99. Forestry expos were my vacations  ;D .
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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #83 on: July 25, 2016, 06:53:22 pm »
Will be praying Bro , I feel your pain .

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« Reply #84 on: July 28, 2016, 08:00:25 pm »
I had a second consultation with the specialist today, he wants to add another month to the chemo treatments. He feels I'm responding good to it. It's supposed to work on reducing the pain, which I feel is starting to work. I can get around the yard pretty good picked some raspberries, reworked the band mill, (making the tunnel more open for bigger logs) that would have taken couple hrs but took me 3 days. Also started pulling deck screws one board a day, it is real easy to wear out, but I don't want to lose all the muscles I have left.
 The doc has a few different treatments that he explained could be used later on and it didn't scare me as much as when they took out some of my bone marrow and a bone chip for a base line of the treatment, that hurt more than when the spring pole whacked my nose and gave me a black eye and almost made me pass out.
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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #85 on: July 28, 2016, 09:41:00 pm »
It all sounds good.  :)
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« Reply #86 on: July 29, 2016, 07:23:05 am »
Nice to hear your getting some stuff done and the pain is getting a little better. Those raspberries sound good. digin1
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« Reply #87 on: July 29, 2016, 08:46:20 am »
Ed, I'm glad to hear your able to get out and do a few things and admire your fortitude. I was just visiting with a dear friend and neighbor who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Inoperable, untreatable, no good news :( She said she doesn't even want to go in for her appointments anymore, all they do is bring her down. People keep telling her she has to face reality. She said she doesn't want to, and now this is the point I want to share that is true no matter the situation- we have the present. Today. None of us are promised any more than that. We get down when a Dr. is telling us what is going to happen in a month, or 6, or a year. Her husband was diagnosed with ALS almost 25 years ago, and given 3 years tops. He kind of got sick of waiting to die after about 5 years I think ;) Ed, I am praying for a speedy and full recovery for you, and that you will feel well enough to enjoy every day going forward. God bless you!
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« Reply #88 on: August 08, 2016, 12:05:55 am »
that hurt more than when the spring pole whacked my nose and gave me a black eye and almost made me pass out.

Ouch.. my goal for 2016 was to not have to visit the ER.. got 5 staples in my head in January.. so wasn't off to very good start.  Prayers and a God Bless you.. hope you are feeling better. 

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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #89 on: August 08, 2016, 07:03:59 am »
Ed,good to see you posting on some other threads.
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« Reply #90 on: August 08, 2016, 09:01:25 am »
 5 staples, ouch  :( . I'd rather have stitch's the staples hurt more when they pull them out.
 I can't give up reading and posting on the logging and forestry topic, I really enjoy seeing what others are doing around the world.
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« Reply #91 on: August 08, 2016, 11:12:54 am »
I got burned on my lower legs and they skin grafted with staples.  I was still having staples surface a year later.  I bought a little wire cutter and would chop them in half and twist them out.  I find all pain sucks and am a big baby even with just the flue.  Mostly in all things we just have to muddle through as well as we can.  Ed, as always, I am wishing you the best.
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« Reply #92 on: August 09, 2016, 11:13:12 pm »
Sorry to hear about your difficult times. I wish you wellness .  I've found that a pole saw can be good medicine. Take your time and get the next 10,000 branches cut. That could take years or a weekend. :D Get well.  Dana
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« Reply #93 on: August 15, 2016, 08:11:03 am »
 Last week the lab (blood test) #s were too low to finish round 2 so this week is catch up. There's nothing I can do to change the #s. I asked if eating or drinking something would help, but it's all to do with the drugs they use to kill the bad cells. Drinking lots of water does wash the bad cells out tho.
 So far the side effects aren't to bad, I'm surprised after hearing other peoples stories.
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« Reply #94 on: August 15, 2016, 05:30:49 pm »
Glad to hear things are doing ok for you Ed.
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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #95 on: August 15, 2016, 08:07:51 pm »
Reading this all just now-- praying for you, Ed!
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« Reply #96 on: August 15, 2016, 08:23:52 pm »
My Father went through that. He would have a treatment and I would be cutting wood. Than he would come and cut with me. Never know how it will affect you.
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« Reply #97 on: August 16, 2016, 08:04:22 am »
 I felt really good yesterday and now I can hardly move. Told Rita that if I could feel like yesterday,every day, I'd go back to cutting  :D . Kinda over did it  :o .
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« Reply #98 on: August 16, 2016, 08:19:29 am »
Maybe this afternoon you will feel better. Mornings can be tough. Your Job is to eat sleep and go fishing.
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« Reply #99 on: August 16, 2016, 08:01:12 pm »
 Went to my appointment today and the #s they go by from blood tests were lower than last friday, so I missed another treatment  :( . Way this is going it'll be dec before I get this first go round done  >:( . Kinda depressing, I'm not good at waiting.
 I keep asking if there's a way to get the #s up and get told nope,just have to wait and rest.
 Here's a picture of different Multipotential hematopoletic blood cell's to give someone an idea of which blood cells are affected by luekemia + other's in the left column  and cells affected by multiple myloma in the right column. As we understand it.

 

 

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