March 7th, 2014 06:16 AM
Cancer battle--brief update
OK, not a lot of news, YET. I finished 5 weeks of daily radiation and 9 weeks of concurrent chemo about 5 weeks ago. My strength and endurance have been SLOWLY returning. I had about two months where eating or drinking anything was a struggle--I started fantasizing about pizza--hot, juicy, greasy with lots of sausage, pepperoni, olives, onions, you get the picture. I promised myself that when my throat would allow me, that the first thing I was going to do was that my wife and I would drive into Billings and get a great pizza. I did that two weeks ago.
My strength and endurance is SLOWLY recovering, but I still get to the bottom of the barrel pretty quickly.
The big news is that this coming Tuesday I get PET and CT scans, which will tell us how the cancer has responded to the treatments. Right now, we have absolutely NO CLUE. I will admit that this is a really, really very "interesting" place to be sitting. Is it gone (for now)? Has it stayed the same? Has it spread to other places and organs? I just don't know......... Currently I am hoping for the best, but mentally and spiritually planning on how to respond if the news is really ugly.
I will post again once I know something more definitive.
By the way, the support and love shown by folks here on DC has been absolutely amazing.........
Scott, US Army 1974-2004
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March 7th, 2014 06:24 AM
You remain in my Prayers and thoughts sir..
March 7th, 2014 06:29 AM
Prayers for you and your family. Good luck, and know you are not alone, we here at DC all ride together with you.
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March 7th, 2014 06:38 AM
Glad to hear you're at least in the meadow, for the moment. I wish you well in the upcoming reviews of the scans and tests. May all the gods be shining on you, my friend.
Have another 'killer' pizza. In Billings, if you're able.
And know that a lot of us are pulling for you, thinking of you often. Keep your 'left' up.
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March 7th, 2014 06:55 AM
Hang in there and think positive!
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March 7th, 2014 07:10 AM
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March 7th, 2014 07:16 AM
My heartfelt prayers to you for a full and complete recovery thru our lord and savior Jesus Christ.
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March 7th, 2014 07:19 AM
Your frame of mind is a pillar of strength and inspiration. I admire a man that can look cancer in the eye and tell it to go (insert expletive here) itself.
Our thoughts and well-wishes are with you always brother!
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March 7th, 2014 07:25 AM
Hang in there Bud!!! We'll keep praying and you keep fighting. Wishing you ALL the best with your continued recovery and upcoming scans!!!!
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March 7th, 2014 07:30 AM
I am praying for you to get well. I have prostate cancer and they have got my psa down to 1, have to take shots the rest of my life. You will be in my thoughts.
March 7th, 2014 08:02 AM
continued thoughts and prayers sent your way.
March 7th, 2014 08:03 AM
This is a tough fight you are in. Hang in there and know that you are in our thoughts and Prayers.
March 7th, 2014 08:21 AM
Still on my DC list...
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March 7th, 2014 08:30 AM
May the Lord our God place His healing hand upon you, guide the hand of those that have charge of your care and treatment, and comfort those around you.
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March 7th, 2014 08:31 AM
Your attitude is amazing. I pray that your courage is noticed by those also fighting cancer and they're able to gain strength and comfort from you and that those feeling troubled examine the reasons why you're able to face the disease as you are and come to find your source of strength and adopt it as their own.
You will remain in my thoughts and prayers, and on the prayer list of those I serve with at church.
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