• 12-28-2015
    JS1
    Great news! And even if you're not wild about the season, a good present nonetheless. Here's to the new year with continuing good news.
  • 12-28-2015
    bahueh
    nice. keeping living life and appreciate and fight every day for the things you love and believe in. you can squeeze a hell of a lot more out of life that way....
  • 12-30-2015
    kevgri1
    Best of luck for the future and find some good rides with family and friends. You deserve it!
  • 12-30-2015
    snapdragen
    How is your energy level? I had a hell of a time getting back into the swing of things.
  • 12-30-2015
    sookpuppet
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by snapdragen View Post
    How is your energy level? I had a hell of a time getting back into the swing of things.

    Hey Snap,
    Up and down, some weeks I am into cycling and jogging, other weeks I just want to
    sleep in the afternoon. Team sports I am good for short bursts but my stamina is shot, the good thing with our leagues is subs can be made at any time and I sub out often. I had an emotional food binge for a couple of weeks ago and feel fat this week. Sunny icy day today so I'll go for a long slow walk/jog. I will be meeting all my family next month so that will be good. Really looking forward to 2016. Then again, every new day is like a new year. WTF am I waiting for? You have a great year in 2016 as well.
  • 12-30-2015
    snapdragen
    Energy and stamina will come back. I took B12, don't know if it really helped or if it was the placebo effect. Happy New Year to you too!
  • 12-31-2015
    Len J
    Hope you continue improving.
  • 01-02-2016
    artie159
    You have a new lease on life , enjoy it.

    Cancer sucks.
  • 02-29-2016
    sookpuppet
    Another monthly check up today. I have a persistent problem with phloem building up in my throat. It's common the doc says so I just have to live with it. I am on a course of medicine that thins down my mucus making it easier to expel but sometimes it builds up a lot and affects my voice. I sound a lot grumpier and older than I really am. Apart from that all is good. I need to get on with things like building fitness on my bike and shedding weight. cheers all.
  • 02-29-2016
    Touch0Gray
    Sounding older is a function of getting older in this case..... So that's good news!
  • 02-29-2016
    JS1
    Sorry to hear about the chronic side effects, but that's great news that all is good otherwise. Thanks for the update and keep em coming!
  • 03-08-2016
    Eretz
    Edited
  • 03-09-2016
    Christine
    Curious how/if "herbal" remedies work. Can they help with aggressive chemo?
  • 03-29-2016
    Len J
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    I heard that men often have no clue how to be nurturing, never having been taught/expected to be, so they often bail. So wives often have a worse time of it as the patient.

    My main fear, aside from seeing our friend getting his ass kicked around by the treatments, is not knowing what to say or how to be there etc. But we do remind them to call us if they need help with stuff, and they do so far.

    My advice FWIW, from the patient side.... reach out. Don't let not knowing what to say or do get in the way of just letting them know you are thinking of them. Severe illness is incredibly isolating and is full of small and not so small losses........ the things that help are seeing that there are people that are there no matter what. remember, even a small light shines brightly when someone is surrounded by darkness.

    Len
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  • 03-29-2016
    Christine
    Thanks Len. We should probably add another forum here, "Chronic Illness Support." :D Sadly we're all dealing with something.
  • 03-29-2016
    Len J
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    Thanks Len. We should probably add another forum here, "Chronic Illness Support." :D Sadly we're all dealing with something.

    Life is Hard......

    But I'm convinced that makes me appreciate the good times even more/.

    Len
  • 03-29-2016
    Len J
    Any update Sockpuppet?

    Len
  • 04-13-2016
    sookpuppet
    Hi Len, thanks for thinking of me while at the same time dealing with your own family's worries. Yeah I have been back to the ENT specialist and all is good. We decided to stop all the medications and see what my baseline is regards snot and phlegm buildup. So far not much worse that before. My heart rate is back to mid 40's resting and I took it up to nearly 190 during a sprint last week, exercise at a young age sets up cardio pulmonary systems for life, so my doctor says. I certainly can't complain, well I can but that is just about regular life stuff and isn't anything great. My family are all well and healthy and the kids are busy having fun, what more can we ask for on a daily basis?
    I wish the same to all of us. All the best folks.
  • 04-13-2016
    Len J
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sookpuppet View Post
    Hi Len, thanks for thinking of me while at the same time dealing with your own family's worries. Yeah I have been back to the ENT specialist and all is good. We decided to stop all the medications and see what my baseline is regards snot and phlegm buildup. So far not much worse that before. My heart rate is back to mid 40's resting and I took it up to nearly 190 during a sprint last week, exercise at a young age sets up cardio pulmonary systems for life, so my doctor says. I certainly can't complain, well I can but that is just about regular life stuff and isn't anything great. My family are all well and healthy and the kids are busy having fun, what more can we ask for on a daily basis?
    I wish the same to all of us. All the best folks.

    Very glad to hear you are doing well.

    Len
  • 04-15-2016
    VaughnA
    Happy to hear this as well. News like this makes my day.
  • 06-15-2016
    sookpuppet
    interesting study, and probably no causation but i have always drunk my coffee piping hot, no more.
    Risk of Cancer Higher If You Drink Hot Beverages
  • 06-15-2016
    Touch0Gray
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sookpuppet View Post
    interesting study, and probably no causation but i have always drunk my coffee piping hot, no more.
    Risk of Cancer Higher If You Drink Hot Beverages

    saw that on the news yesterday
  • 06-16-2016
    Christine
    Oh for cryin' out loud........................ :frown2:

    What about pizza burns on the roof of the mouth? What about damage done from heartburn? What about drinking hot water with ginger?

    If something prevents one type of cancer, it causes another..........wonderful. :(
  • 06-19-2016
    paule11
    Hi sookpuppet I have had cancer of the tongue squamous cell carcinoma years ago had a few surgeries on it.A few years back I was drinking regularly straight whiskey with ice .I bit my tongue and it did not heal after weeks I ignored it and it got worse lymph nodes where swollen. I did not want to go see the oncologist as he said if it came back they would cut out half my tongue I tried essiac tea started to feel better lymph nodes started to feel better than got some cysts formed on neck face and behind ear they disappeared then cancer disappeared over a period of months
  • 06-19-2016
    sookpuppet
    paile11, thanks for the comment, I am pretty much all over this incidence. Some stage in my future the cancer may return but that is exactly the stage i was at in the 48 years prior to my diagnosis. Essiac tea? First time i have heard of it but will go and see what Mr Wiki has to say on the subject. Thanks and great that your cancer has gone. It's odd, I haven't ever felt like having a hit of nicotine since last April but prior to that that attraction was really strong when drinking. I haven't been much of a drinker since then ever, only ever drinking beer and only getting really smashed once about a month ago. Once a year is more than enough. No spirits or wine for me and truthfully now I can get by with a really low alcohol beer or two. cheers.