Quick cancer treatments update

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 ...

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    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............
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    Still praying for you man!!! I hope you have way more good days!!!
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    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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    Stilling praying for the best for you..I can only imagine the look on the other deputies face.
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    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.

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    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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    Thanks for the update. You're still in my prayers.
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    Some good news to start off the new year.
    Funny story.
    Watch yourself on that ice though! Not because of your Chemotherapy but, because it really "smarts" when you land hard on your butt.
    Although you have already been through so much you probably won't even feel it.
    I am very happy that you are pulling yourself right through what is always a real ordeal for the human body.
    So...it appears as though we are going to have Good Ol' Chaplain Scott with us here in 2014 and that is very good news to me and VERY MANY others.
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    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!
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    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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    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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    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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    Glad to hear your doing good still. Just know your still in thoughts and prayers.
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    Good to hear. Thanks for the update!
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    Good luck to you! Cancer truly sucks.
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