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Old 08-16-2017, 11:20 PM   #29161
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Thanks for the vote of confidence, Tom.

I drop foot balls, too...looks like fun on the water.
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Old 08-17-2017, 01:37 AM   #29162
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Decompressing after Shrek's Urology appointment today. Now waiting for the first Oncology appointment on Monday. Shrek is still being wishy-washy about doing Chemo and Radiation. He is saying, "No more surgery."
I can't speak for chemo, but I found radiation to be pretty easy. Mine was in the abdominal region, and as long as I didn't eat large amounts of food at a time, I was okay.

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Old 08-17-2017, 02:09 AM   #29163
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I believe all my past experience with patients going through Chemo and Radiation has been to teach me Love and Compassion for very sick people...so I'll be able to take care of Shrek.
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:10 AM   #29164
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Shrek is very lucky to have you there, PF. And I know you feel the same way about the old lug. Sending you hugs and warm thoughts...and another prayer or two with your names on it.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:32 AM   #29165
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Decompressing after Shrek's Urology appointment today. Now waiting for the first Oncology appointment on Monday. Shrek is still being wishy-washy about doing Chemo and Radiation. He is saying, "No more surgery."
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:23 AM   #29166
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Getting ready to type in some notes from my BG logs into Google Docs. I've accumulated so many notebooks and I am trying to condense them as much as possible.
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I believe all my past experience with patients going through Chemo and Radiation has been to teach me Love and Compassion for very sick people...so I'll be able to take care of Shrek.

There is no doubt that you will... HUGS

I hope that this doesn't seem too negative but, I'm much older than you two and I fully understand his thinking..

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Old 08-17-2017, 12:29 PM   #29168
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There is no doubt that you will... HUGS

I hope that this doesn't seem too negative but, I'm much older than you two and I fully understand his thinking..

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My brain accepts his decision, but my heart just isn't following.
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Old 08-17-2017, 02:48 PM   #29169
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My brain accepts his decision, but my heart just isn't following.
{{{more hugs}}} and much love to you and Shrek
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:45 PM   #29170
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I believe all my past experience with patients going through Chemo and Radiation has been to teach me Love and Compassion for very sick people...so I'll be able to take care of Shrek.
Princess, are you going to take any time off during his chemo treatment? My mother, my daughter and my son-in-law all went through the chemo.

For my mother, it was still in the field trial stages. The asked her if she would be willing to participate. She agreed to it. It left a strong metallic taste in her mouth and lost her appetite. Getting her to eat was difficult. So I resorted to my cure for everything. A cup of chicken bullion broth. At least she kept that down.

At the time she was getting the treatment, MIT was the only place that had a radiation machine. And even that was in the field stages for cancer. Three times a week, I took her over there for her treatment. We always have joked that Mom went to MIT. Her chemo was in IV form. Her cancer started in her tonsils. By the time she died, it was in all her major organs.

I had a sister that lived too far away to participate in caring for her. With three kids it all fell on me.

As you know my daughter had brain cancer. Her husband helped in her care as he knew what she was in for. Caring for her was somewhat easier. Her chemo was in pill phone. It made her so sick. Again, no appetite, so again, chicken broth. Only this time it was with BTB. Today she is doing great. She goes for an MRI every three months (and will till she dies) and enjoying her retirement.

Her husband was diagnosed with Non-Hodgekin's lymphoma. He was in Stage three and was told to go home and put everything in order. They gave him three weeks to live. Dana Farber attacked his cancer with a vengeance. The cancer is gone, but he developed neuropathy and had to quit work. Today he is doing part time work in his garage making iron fences and other metal work. He too was so sick, but that chicken broth brought him through. My daughter and his four sisters helped care for him.

Both my daughter and SIL today are enjoying their retirement. I have great hope for Shrek. Don't allow yourself to get overtired.

I live in a city that has so much information and treatment for all kinds of cancer. Patients are sent here from all over the globe for treatment. We have several houses that family members can stay in while their loved ones are being treated. When they are sent back home, the doctors here send them with a copy of their findings and treatment. And they also send the same information directly to their doctor.

Unfortunately, I have been through the gamut of the cancer game. It is no fun for the patient or family members. Good luck. And let Shrek know that we are all thinking of him and praying for the both of you.

We love you Princess. And Shrek too.
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