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    Going well. Got the most recent dose on Wednesday as scheduled. Just experiencing the usual foot neuropathy / numbness and some lethargy which will last through the weekend. Last set of labs were fine. My neighbor has a green thumb, and today she and her daughter planted flowers by my mail box. She had asked last week if it was okay, and I said "sure!". Then the neighbor across the road (we're the last few homes on the end of a dead end) brought his long hose out to water them good. Wasn't that nice? Have an appointment to get checked over by an NP on Monday so I continue to stay on the right track.

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    How wonderful! Treasure them! I wish I had been given any help from any one. I even lowered my pride and asked neighbor's for help.....nothing. Even after I was promised. But we had God and a wonderful son that blessed us in so many ways. God bless you!
    His fight is over. How brave he was. 47 years of love.

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    This story made me smile.... what a thoughtful gift from your neighbors! Enjoy your new garden.

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    Thank you for sharing Bill. It looks beautiful!
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    June 24 - tumor 1/3 the original size
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED

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    Super Moderator Top User Baz10's Avatar
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    It is at these times that true friends and kindness manifest themselves.
    Great to hear that your neighbours care.
    Looks really pretty.
    Barry
    Diagnosed stage 3 March 011
    Radical resection April 011
    Restaged 2b April 011.
    12/09 Colonoscopy clear but picked up hospital infection.
    Aorta & femoral arteries occluded.
    Clot buster drugs put me in ICU with internal bleeding. 9 blood units later they got it under control.
    Aortobifemoral surgery 5th May. yughh.
    PET scan indicates clear
    DEXA bone scan clear
    13/5 CT showed "unknown" but no concern from docs.
    Inguinal lymph nodes and severe groin pain.
    Ultrasound and MRI show no nasties. Pheww
    Groin pain and enlarged lymph nodes still there.
    October -still the same pains but under semi control.
    Additional chest CT scan ordered for 11th November prior to surgery.
    Sinus surgery done and dusted.
    July 2014 PSA at 5.10. 2months of antibiotics in case of UTI, jan 2015 PSA at 7.20, 23/08 now 8.2, current 8.1
    Prostate Cancer confirmed Gleason 3+Marginal 4.
    Active surveillance continues.
    PET CT Aug 2017 indicated lung nodule changes
    CT Guided biopsy 7/09
    November 1 Vats Wedge section pathology Glomulated previous infection
    no Cancer.

    Not all's rosy in the garden, but see following.
    Stop grumbling Baz, your still alive and kicking so far.
    Age and illness doesn't define who we are, but more what we are able to do.
    Motto
    Do what I love doing, when I can until I can't.
    and dodging bullets in the meanwhile, too many bullets at moment.

 

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