Quick cancer treatments update
This is a discussion on Quick cancer treatments update within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I got a couple of PMs asking how I am doing, so I figured that I'd better set the record straight--am still alive
About 2/3s ...
January 4th, 2014 01:35 PM
Quick cancer treatments update
I got a couple of PMs asking how I am doing, so I figured that I'd better set the record straight--am still alive
About 2/3s done with daily radiation doses and not quite halfway through with the Chemotherapy regimen.
Some days are pretty crappy, a few, are actually pretty good. Energy and endurance levels are pretty low most of the time.
I still managed to get out on Patrol New Year's eve--my wife was really, really sick with the flu and went to bed about 6 pm, so I threw on the uniform and went out in a two-man unit as cover officer--felt pretty good that night.
We had sleet, snow and cold, so not much action--fortunately most of the drunks stayed close to home.
One funny incident from that night--because of the ice, I was wearing "chains" on my boots. About 0130, we had a small encounter with a couple of younger guys under a protected area of a truck stop, and the chains were not so great with traction on the dry concrete, so I took them off and stuck them back in the patrol unit. A little later, we had three units parked near the local fire station, and it was again icy and slick, so I went to put the "chains" back on my boots--I got one set on, and then in the process of putting the second set on, just as I was pulling the rubber part over the boot heel, it slipped out of my grasp and went shooting under the patrol vehicle I was in (a pickup). So I bent down, and there it was, halfway under the unit. Well, the driveway of the firehall was icy and snowy, but clean, so.....I laid down on my belly to reach the stupid chains. Right at that moment, one of the other Deputies looked up to see me laying face down on the drive-way. He got pretty excited for a moment --wondering if I was OK. We all had a good laugh over it............
Scott, US Army 1974-2004
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January 4th, 2014 01:42 PM
Still praying for you man!!! I hope you have way more good days!!!
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January 4th, 2014 01:57 PM
Your case is almost identical to my sister's, only she didn't require radiation, only surgery and chemo. She started out perfectly fine but got worse with each treatment. She survived and her PET scan came back negative. I'm hoping your treatments are just as effective. Hang in there, buddy! You will get better!
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January 4th, 2014 02:12 PM
Stilling praying for the best for you..I can only imagine the look on the other deputies face.
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January 4th, 2014 02:24 PM
Good to hear you're hanging in there. I went through leukemia back in '95. Those were the dark ages compared to the treatments and meds available now so confidence is high. Besides, we're not done picking your brain.
January 4th, 2014 02:59 PM
Glad to hear you're doing OK.
Love the "picture" of you reaching for your chains! :~}
Will continue to keep you in my prayers.
I volunteer with my local sheriff's Reserve and walk with a cane, so am limited in the duties that I am assigned. I can only imagine the reactions I would get if I were seen in the position you were in that night. The other Reserves and Officers are pretty protective of me when I am on duty.
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A well armed lamb contesting the vote.
January 4th, 2014 04:25 PM
Thanks for the update. You're still in my prayers.
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January 4th, 2014 04:44 PM
January 4th, 2014 05:09 PM
Good news Scott! I'm glad you're getting through therapy pretty well and hopefully the rest of it will be as good as possible too.
I'm sorry to hear that your wife had the flu for New Years. That's not the way you want to start out the new year!
Good story...remember to remain vertical so your friends don't have a stroke.
Thanks for the update and take care of yourself!
January 4th, 2014 05:19 PM
That's an upbeat report, Chaplain... I think the Master Peace Officer is looking out for you.
Prayers and good wishes for you continue.
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January 4th, 2014 05:24 PM
Glad to hear you are doing good and feeling good. Thanks for the funny story, I'm sure it will be repeated for a long time to come.
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January 4th, 2014 05:59 PM
Thanks for the update, Scott. You're almost done with the treatments. You've got the worse behind you now.
I'll keep you in my prayers.
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January 6th, 2014 09:32 PM
Glad to hear your doing good still. Just know your still in thoughts and prayers.
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January 6th, 2014 10:12 PM
Good to hear. Thanks for the update!
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
January 6th, 2014 11:09 PM
Good luck to you! Cancer truly sucks.
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