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Old 10-03-2012, 20:41   #9581
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According to his mom, it was business as usual Monday am.
He was a quiet, smart kid who was according to many who are coming forward now, bullied. Needless to say there are many questions. Thanks everyone for the kind words and thoughts.

LW hang in there. I'm glad the infection is better. How's the upper respiratory stuff?
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:23   #9582
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So sorry to hear of this,......thoughts & prayers
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Old 10-04-2012, 19:17   #9583
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Just thought I would update on my care...I'm going in tomorrow for another injection. The first one was a miserable failure...I have hurt so bad I am using my daughter's walker, unless she doesn't need to go somewhere, then I am using one of her canes. I am praying this one works better, otherwise I will be talking with the doc about fusing my spine. I don't want to hurt anymore.

My lungs hurt...I have been off my blood thinners for 2 weeks for the first shot, then able to take them for a week and then off again for another week for this one. I am not allowed to turn up the cooler in the house, so it's kept at 76 to 78 degrees...and that is enough to make it hard to breath. Please, say a prayer...I don't want to have to go back into the hospital, but if I don't get some relief...that's where I'm headed. :(
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Old 10-04-2012, 19:29   #9584
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LADY GLOCK:
If it comes down to sugery make sure they take special care against infection(STAPH) !That's what happened to me
30 days after the first one, back again and it was worse than the first!

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How you doin sweety,sorry about all that has happened and I just hope you're OK !

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Old 10-04-2012, 19:33   #9585
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I lost my gun dealer to staph, I miss him, he was wonderful in giving me good deals, and he was such a nice Christian man!

Prayers that everything gets better with you...is it cleared up now or are you still fighting it?
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Old 10-04-2012, 22:52   #9586
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I lost my gun dealer to staph, I miss him, he was wonderful in giving me good deals, and he was such a nice Christian man!

Prayers that everything gets better with you...is it cleared up now or are you still fighting it?
Lady Glock, you are in my prayers.

I'm going to work 1/2 day tomorrow. I hope I can get up. I took some Benadryl last night cause I couldn't sleep, and I got up at 1:20. That's PM!
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So sorry to hear your very sad news, sawgrass. I'm praying for your family. Lady Glock, I pray that your doctor will have the wisdom to do what is right for your back. Bob, I'm glad to hear that you are doing better. Wolfe, I think of you often and please know that we all do. You are continually in our prayers.
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I'm going to work 1/2 day tomorrow. I hope I can get up. I took some Benadryl last night cause I couldn't sleep, and I got up at 1:20. That's PM!
I'm praying you can be comfortable while working today...I hope and pray you continue to feel better.

Thank you for the prayers...I'm anxious again, especially after seeing in the news that the injections are being blamed for the menengitus (sp) outbreak, and signs of the disease were found in Georgia and Minnesota's crops of the injection.
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So sorry to hear your very sad news, sawgrass. I'm praying for your family. Lady Glock, I pray that your doctor will have the wisdom to do what is right for your back. Bob, I'm glad to hear that you are doing better. Wolfe, I think of you often and please know that we all do. You are continually in our prayers.
Thank you so much for the prayers
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The pain is already there again...still using the cane or walker...depending on what Ranger isn't using at the time. I have an idea I am going to regret having the second injection...last time it was 3 days till I hit the "OH *****" moment. Prayers welcome for pain relief
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So sorry to hear your very sad news, sawgrass. I'm praying for your family. Lady Glock, I pray that your doctor will have the wisdom to do what is right for your back. Bob, I'm glad to hear that you are doing better. Wolfe, I think of you often and please know that we all do. You are continually in our prayers.
Thanks for the prayers for all of us, I know several of us need them. Lady Glock, I'm really hoping you get some improvement in your back soon.

As for me, I'm still around, just too sick to do anything. The side effects from the chemo get worse with each week, I'm glad I've only got a few weeks to go. I know having to go through it with the other problems from getting shot already there just make it worse, but I really feel for anyone who has to go through it. I'm pretty convinced I'd refuse to go through it again if the cancer does spread. I'd rather just live out what time I have left, than prolong it while being this sick.

As for the URI, it's about gone, finally. Just a bit of extra coughing it out, and the extra pain meds needed. The NP at the VA did tell me I need to not waste time getting to the doc anytime I have something like that start, she was emphatic about how dangerous anything like that is to me. Makes sense, congesting lungs that can't properly expand is a bad combo. Painful, too.
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Thank you LW...I'm beginning to believe it's going to take surgery to fuse the spine to fix this.

I'm praying for you, as always! As well as praying for all the others here who I am happy to call "friend". I pray all get better soon and God's blessings see you all through whatever is ailing you! Gentle hugs all the way around.

As usual, the pain is so intense, I am unable to sleep in the bed so I am on the couch trying to find a comfortable position. Sweet dreams my friends
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Old 10-05-2012, 23:13   #9593
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LW,

My dad has been fighting cancer for over 5 years. He's had skin cancer that was taken care of. But later that year, he was diagnosed with DLBC lymphoma after surgical removal of a lump. The first chemo took a lot out of him. He never complained.

Then when he was in remission, he fell and broke his hip. He's never been the same as he always has pain. He never complained.

He was out of the window for recurrence, he had what the doc thought was a boil. He had day surgery and the lump turned out to be lymphoma again. His incision got infected and was very painful, but he never complained. He went through a round of radiation and about a month later a CT/Pet scan showed a tumor that was wrapped around his spinal cord and was digging in to the nerves causing him severe pain. He didn't complain until it was so bad he couldn't stand it and we had to take him to the ER. He went through chemo again. It took a more out of him. He never complained - but my mom confided in me that he told her that he was done, he was tired of being tired.

This was in January.

He was in remission and getting stronger until he found a lump this past August. It was taken out, and what we suspected was confirmed: his cancer is back. His cancer is very aggressive and I've been preparing myself for him to say that he's had enough. But to my relief, he's said he's willing to do it all over again. We're just waiting for the incisions to heal a bit longer before he starts his treatment.

My dad will be 81 in December. He's a fighter. It hurts me to see him frustrated that he can't do the things he used to do, but he tries and he won't let me help him. He's my hero. My mom is my hero, too.

I don't know how to say what I'm trying to say, but I'll say that I'm selfish in that I want him around. I know that I'm not the one who has to go through what he's going/gone through. I can't begin to understand what he's going through mentally with his ups and downs. I'll understand if he says that he's had enough and that he just wants to pain to end. It'll break my heart, but I'll understand.

I'm sure you have someone who loves and feels the same way about you as I do about my dad. I'm not advocating anything, I'm just stating my perspective as someone who lives and cares for someone who's fighting this horrible disease. (plus writing this is therapeutic for me)

Whatever you ultimately decide to do, LW, I wish you the best.

I hope we can eventually cure this horrible disease.

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My dad has been fighting cancer for over 5 years. He's had skin cancer that was taken care of. But later that year, he was diagnosed with DLBC lymphoma after surgical removal of a lump. The first chemo took a lot out of him. He never complained.

Then when he was in remission, he fell and broke his hip. He's never been the same as he always has pain. He never complained.

He was out of the window for recurrence, he had what the doc thought was a boil. He had day surgery and the lump turned out to be lymphoma again. His incision got infected and was very painful, but he never complained. He went through a round of radiation and about a month later a CT/Pet scan showed a tumor that was wrapped around his spinal cord and was digging in to the nerves causing him severe pain. He didn't complain until it was so bad he couldn't stand it and we had to take him to the ER. He went through chemo again. It took a more out of him. He never complained - but my mom confided in me that he told her that he was done, he was tired of being tired.

This was in January.

He was in remission and getting stronger until he found a lump this past August. It was taken out, and what we suspected was confirmed: his cancer is back. His cancer is very aggressive and I've been preparing myself for him to say that he's had enough. But to my relief, he's said he's willing to do it all over again. We're just waiting for the incisions to heal a bit longer before he starts his treatment.

My dad will be 81 in December. He's a fighter. It hurts me to see him frustrated that he can't do the things he used to do, but he tries and he won't let me help him. He's my hero. My mom is my hero, too.

I don't know how to say what I'm trying to say, but I'll say that I'm selfish in that I want him around. I know that I'm not the one who has to go through what he's going/gone through. I can't begin to understand what he's going through mentally with his ups and downs. I'll understand if he says that he's had enough and that he just wants to pain to end. It'll break my heart, but I'll understand.

I'm sure you have someone who loves and feels the same way about you as I do about my dad. I'm not advocating anything, I'm just stating my perspective as someone who lives and cares for someone who's fighting this horrible disease. (plus writing this is therapeutic for me)

Whatever you ultimately decide to do, LW, I wish you the best.

I hope we can eventually cure this horrible disease.

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Iím really glad you posted this. Iíve seen your previous thread about your dad, and Iím still praying for him to beat this. Heís tough, and I think he still will. Iíll say heís a lot tougher than I am, I damn sure have complained. Iím the type that if I hurt or am sick I wonít hide it in here or from the friend whoís taking care of me right now. I don't claim to be either tough or stoic.

Iím not going to try to compare your dadís cancer of chemo side effects to mine, thatís just not possible. I do hope theyíre less severe, for his sake. I have to think of him suffering for so long. Thereís so many different kinds of cancer and different chemo drugs, and we all handle them differently. Iíll just say that my side effects are bad enough that my oncologist has referred to me to 2 specialists so far.

But when I said Iíd probably opt out of another round of chemo I have another reason. When I first started my treatment here in the States my oncologist laid a lot on info on the table. Right now my cancer is considered curable. When I finish chemo and have my mastectomy, my odds will be about 60-65% in favor of being cured and staying that way for at least 5 years. But if my cancer returns, itíll be somewhere besides the breast. Lungs, liver, brain, are the most likely places. At that point, according to my oncologist, it wonít be considered curable. So I wouldnít be taking chemo with hopes of being rid of the cancer like I am now, Iíd simply be postponing the inevitable. To me, that changes things completely. Right now, I think if those become my options, Iíd prefer to enjoy the time I had left as much as possible. I canít speak for your father, because his cancer sounds like it might still be curable. I hope it is.
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I think I would support you in that decision, LW. As long as there was no hope, that is.
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LW how's it going?

Folks in this thread, I need you to send some good ju-ju for my family. My cousins 15 year old son hung himself on Monday at the local high school.
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Just thought I would update on my care...I'm going in tomorrow for another injection. The first one was a miserable failure...I have hurt so bad I am using my daughter's walker, unless she doesn't need to go somewhere, then I am using one of her canes. I am praying this one works better, otherwise I will be talking with the doc about fusing my spine. I don't want to hurt anymore.

My lungs hurt...I have been off my blood thinners for 2 weeks for the first shot, then able to take them for a week and then off again for another week for this one. I am not allowed to turn up the cooler in the house, so it's kept at 76 to 78 degrees...and that is enough to make it hard to breath. Please, say a prayer...I don't want to have to go back into the hospital, but if I don't get some relief...that's where I'm headed. :(
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I'm going to work 1/2 day tomorrow. I hope I can get up. I took some Benadryl last night cause I couldn't sleep, and I got up at 1:20. That's PM!
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Thanks for the prayers for all of us, I know several of us need them. Lady Glock, I'm really hoping you get some improvement in your back soon.

As for me, I'm still around, just too sick to do anything. The side effects from the chemo get worse with each week, I'm glad I've only got a few weeks to go. I know having to go through it with the other problems from getting shot already there just make it worse, but I really feel for anyone who has to go through it. I'm pretty convinced I'd refuse to go through it again if the cancer does spread. I'd rather just live out what time I have left, than prolong it while being this sick.

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Wolfe the cancer has not spread as on now and it probably will not. There is no need for you to plan in giving up while you are still winning your battle. You are going to beat this cancer and rebuild your life.

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My dad has been fighting cancer for over 5 years.

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I agree with you if there is no hope but not until then. Wolfe has come back from too much to give up easily.
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This is very true.


Prayers and condolences sent. I am so sorry to hear this awful news.


I hope you have better results next time. Perhaps we all need to move into a nursing home together.


It sounds like you are doing well. I hope that continues. I wish you could share your ability to sleep with Wolfe.


Wolfe the cancer has not spread as on now and it probably will not. There is no need for you to plan in giving up while you are still winning your battle. You are going to beat this cancer and rebuild your life.


Your father is in my prayers.


I agree with you if there is no hope but not until then. Wolfe has come back from too much to give up easily.
Nursing home? Hell, no! My FIL is in one and that's the last place I want to go. My idea is that we all pool our resources and buy a very large condo on a beach somewhere. A couple of nurses and docs on call should do. Don't shoot me down, I can dream, can't I?

No, she can't give up now, and she hasn't. Besides, she hasn't visited me yet.

I slept better last night with a little OTC non Benadryl help. I had to get up early for work yesterday so that helped, too. Plus Mrs Bob vacated the bed again. I'm having a little pain but nothing major. Just enough to start my hydrocodone again. I'm trying to get off it. Something is zapping my energy and I don't like it. Hopefully that will pass soon too.
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Iím really glad you posted this. Iíve seen your previous thread about your dad, and Iím still praying for him to beat this. Heís tough, and I think he still will. Iíll say heís a lot tougher than I am, I damn sure have complained. Iím the type that if I hurt or am sick I wonít hide it in here or from the friend whoís taking care of me right now. I don't claim to be either tough or stoic.

Iím not going to try to compare your dadís cancer of chemo side effects to mine, thatís just not possible. I do hope theyíre less severe, for his sake. I have to think of him suffering for so long. Thereís so many different kinds of cancer and different chemo drugs, and we all handle them differently. Iíll just say that my side effects are bad enough that my oncologist has referred to me to 2 specialists so far.

But when I said Iíd probably opt out of another round of chemo I have another reason. When I first started my treatment here in the States my oncologist laid a lot on info on the table. Right now my cancer is considered curable. When I finish chemo and have my mastectomy, my odds will be about 60-65% in favor of being cured and staying that way for at least 5 years. But if my cancer returns, itíll be somewhere besides the breast. Lungs, liver, brain, are the most likely places. At that point, according to my oncologist, it wonít be considered curable. So I wouldnít be taking chemo with hopes of being rid of the cancer like I am now, Iíd simply be postponing the inevitable. To me, that changes things completely. Right now, I think if those become my options, Iíd prefer to enjoy the time I had left as much as possible. I canít speak for your father, because his cancer sounds like it might still be curable. I hope it is.

LW,

You're tough. Just as tough as my dad. Don't sell yourself short. I have faith in you.

My dad's cancer, now that's it's recurrent, is no longer curable. The only thing that the doc can do is treat/control it. At some point there'll be no treatments left or my dad will say enough. How much sand he has in his hourglass I don't know - but I treat every day I have with him as gift - because it is.

You can beat this. If you decide that you've had enough, I'd understand, - but I'd be sad.

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