Old 25th July 2011, 11:40   #41
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Did they ever say what caused the tumor?
No definite answers. As long as nothing else goes wrong, I'm going to get a PET scan soon just to make sure there aren't any other areas of concern, and then I'll probably end up having half a year's worth of chemotherapy to finish everything off. Can't wait to start losing my hair. :P
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Old 25th July 2011, 11:54   #42
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The Colorado looks awesome!
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Yeah, I love those wheels and tires. Sticking out a little actually looks pretty good in my opinion, but if you don't like it, you might be able to solve the issue with some fender flares, which tend to make trucks look a bit more muscular. Only problem is that they're pretty expensive, especially if they're painted. I really like the look of your truck now though.

You usually shaved the hair pretty close on the pics I have seen, so you'll still look mostly the same if chemo takes it out. You'll look pretty good with or without it, as far as my hetero judgment of male attractiveness can tell.

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Old 29th July 2011, 09:53   #44
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It'll look even more awesome when I finally get it paid off. I've been paying extra every month since I bought it back in 2008, and as long as all my medical problems don't make me miss any payments, I should have it paid off a full year early.

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I'd thought about putting the Z71 style fender flares on it, but the wheels don't stick out quite enough for that. And yeah, those things are expensive. It'll be a while before I spend any significant amount of money on either of my trucks (aside from maintenance), at least until I can get out from under all my bills. One day...
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Old 14th August 2011, 02:13   #45
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So I had a port put in a couple days ago. My first chemotherapy session is next Wednesday (17th). I'm scheduled for six months worth of chemo (eight sessions). The doc said my bones are going to ache horribly, and I'll lose all my hair (hopefully that includes ear hair). Had an echocardiogram yesterday to see if my heart is strong enough to handle the sessions. It was pretty cool seeing the valves in my heart opening and closing on a monitor. Still waiting on the PET scan, though.
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Old 15th August 2011, 08:23   #46
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my sister just finished her sessions of chemo.
She now has some sessions left of radiation therapy.

after that the medical staff gives her 99% of being cancer free.

so a movie quote to end this post:

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I hope all goes well with the chemo. I have a couple friends that went through chemotherapy (one that's still doing treatments) and although it wasn't quite as fun as having a beer in a hot tub, it wasn't at all unbearable to them. They did lose their hair though. The two that are done wore hats all the time anyway, and the other that's still in treatment uses a handkerchief tied in the back and looks pretty badass, like a biker that just took off his helmet.

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And Shaved headed guys can look way sexy, sarge.
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My personal quote goes like NJK's movie quote but a bit different;

Always be happy when it rains.
If you're not happy, it's still raining.

That applies to everything I guess. It may seem a bit crude perhaps to be happy about it, but I hope you see what I'm trying to say here.

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Thanks everyone.

My port has healed up pretty well, and I had my first session of chemo last week. They've got me on 4 different kinds of chemotherapy medications (can't remember all their names atm), and a couple of them are really aggressive. Everything tastes bad and smells funny now, but at least I can eat without pain. So far, they said I'm taking the meds nicely. After each session, I have to go drive back to get a shot of Neupogen each day for 10 days (on day 5 right now). I've also got a small phar macy on my desk as well, heh. Haven't noticed any hair loss yet (but I'm sure that'll probably take some time), and I haven't had any bone pain so far. 7 more sessions to go.

Got a PET scan scheduled for tomorrow. I'm going to have a pretty nice collection of radiography when this is all over. So far, I'm up to 1.4 GB of dicom and jpg images. Might try to convince the office that gave me the echocardiogram to give me a copy of the files if they're not expensive, too.


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Old 22nd August 2011, 22:37   #52
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You mean pharmacy?

If anything, those images are pretty cool to look at. I hope things continue mostly well, and I hope you get your taste for good food back soon. Does even Subway and Dr. Pepper taste bad?

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Old 23rd August 2011, 00:32   #53
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You sound good! I know you'll beat this. If you want to chat you know were I'm at.

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You mean pharmacy?

If anything, those images are pretty cool to look at. I hope things continue mostly well, and I hope you get your taste for good food back soon. Does even Subway and Dr. Pepper taste bad?
Heh, I tried the old "insert bold tags" trick to get that word to show without luck. I guess I'm way behind the times now.

Some things still taste pretty good. Had a couple fajita chicken soft tacos with chips and queso last night at Casa Olé, and it was delicious. But believe it or not, I haven't had anything carbonated for almost half a year now. I really just don't have any desire to drink sodas now. The last Dr Pepper I had was months ago, and it tasted funny even then because I'd given them up for the most part. I stick with iced tea and water almost exclusively now. Sometimes I'll have some juice, too.
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I have a friend going through the same shit right now, its tough (and expensive), but you'll get thru it.
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Fuck you Bizz.

Sarge, you had a shaved head anyway, so the hair loss won't be a big deal.

Your truck looks good. Love the black on black.

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Old 29th August 2011, 01:38   #58
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Fuck you Bizz.

Just got a little bit of good news the other day. Apparently, I misunderstood when they told me how many sessions of chemotherapy I have to have. I actually have a total of 6 sessions rather than 6 months worth. So now I only have 5 more sessions to go, and the last one is scheduled for the end of November. This makes me happy.

I also only have $3850 left to pay on my Colorado, and then it's all mine. As long as I can keep up my current payments, I'll have it paid off a full year early. This makes me happy, too.
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Fuck you Bizz.

Just got a little bit of good news the other day. Apparently, I misunderstood when they told me how many sessions of chemotherapy I have to have. I actually have a total of 6 sessions rather than 6 months worth. So now I only have 5 more sessions to go, and the last one is scheduled for the end of November. This makes me happy.

I also only have $3850 left to pay on my Colorado, and then it's all mine. As long as I can keep up my current payments, I'll have it paid off a full year early. This makes me happy, too.

Damn, now that's great news! Congrats on being ahead on the loan and hopefully the treatments will be trouble-free. If I were near, I'd throw you parties for the end of both the loan and the treatments.

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Going to start working again on Tuesday, too. Of course, Wednesday is my next chemo session. When I stopped by the office yesterday to talk with my boss, I gave him my chemo session schedule and explained how it affects me so that he knew basically what to expect. So for the next few months, my ability to work will be sporadic, but at least I'll be working when I can. I'll probably end up making less money in the end than I managed to get from short term disability (mainly because gas is so ridiculously expensive), but that's ok as long as I can keep the bills paid. It'll be good to work again.
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Yeah, I'd rather make a little less working than a little more not working and letting my head wander too much. I'm much better off being busy, and I would guess that most other people are too.

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Tuesday turned out to be an ok day at work. I felt relatively good and managed to be productive. Then I had my second chemotherapy session yesterday. Work today wasn't nearly as productive, and I felt (and still feel) nauseated. My boss let me come home early since the scissor lift that the rental company dropped off for us was nearly dead (managed to get two cables pulled about 40 feet before it died completely). Heh, good times. I started taking my Neupogen shots again today, so it's probably only going to be a little while before the bone pains set in again. Can't wait.

I stopped by the radiology department of the hospital last week and got a CD copy of my most recent scans. It's going to take me a long time to go through the CT/PET scans since there are hundreds and hundreds of slice images. I was pleasantly surprised to find two X-rays of my port catheter on the disc as well, so I've uploaded one for everyone to check out.

http://localhostr.com/file/5rlNIqP/P...er%20X-Ray.png

I didn't realize it until I researched the procedure a little bit, but now I know why these X-rays are here. The surgeon has to use real-time X-ray imaging to guide the tube from the infusion site up into my jugular vein and then down to my heart. You can see the tube on the left side of the image. Cool huh?
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That's amazing; I'm still completely dumbfounded when I see an x-ray, asking myself, "how do they do that"? I've learned about it, but the understanding of how it works still doesn't take away how surprised I am to see it.

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sarge, first and foremost:

bic it, if you don't you come off as being in denial.
or just wear a hat works too yeah.

also, too bad you didn't have a gieger counter to take a before and after reading of how much you "glow" in the dark after all that x-raying and radiating and stuff.

and holy shit, this thread is officially necroing users instead of users necroing threads!

fuck you bizz.
damn, been a while, nice to see you still around.

we even got our yearly christmas card stand in post from ethan!

glad nobody showed up dead.

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or just wear a hat works too yeah.
I've shaved everything off my head except for my eyebrows. Luckily, those haven't fallen out (yet). My girlfriend bought me one of these a couple weeks ago, and I'll be wearing it when the temperature starts dropping outside.


I had my third chemo session a little over a week ago. The effects are cumulative, apparently. I asked one of the techs at the oncologist's office about how I feel, and she said it'll be worse after each session. So by the time my last session rolls around, I should feel like teh horrible squared + 1. At least I'm halfway done.
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Sarge ... Unfortunately, all chemotherapy plays off a simple medical rule: what's the lesser of two evils. Chemo is nasty shit, but the cancer is worse. All chemo is a massive toxin, which has cumulative effects as you have pointed out.

Sure it sucks and gets worse.

However, you can beat this. It's only temporary. Keep it up.
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Well, despite some physical pain, you still seem to be in mostly good spirits when you type here on Winamp.

I find it funny and yet a bit startling that immediately, instinctively, and automatically, my mind played the 1-up sound clip from the Mario video games when I saw the hat you linked to, even though I haven't physically heard that sound for years. Kinda scary how much certain video games get ingrained in one's head, even after long periods of never playing them.

Your gf sounds like quite a catch. As soon as you can, get her something like a Reese's cup or a rose or a bowl of ice cream. Or, if you're stuck somewhere and/or bored, I seem to remember that you were pretty good at drawing/sketching. I'd bet she'd really love the gift of something you drew.

I'm not sure where you're living, but where I am, most people have just recently started firing up their furnaces and car heaters, so that skull cap came right in time. Today was an exception, but for the past week or so it has been cold in Southern West Virginia.

Damnit now I can't get that stupid 1-up sound out of my head. Thanks a lot...

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Glad I could help.

I've been living just outside of Houston since I left Utah back in 2009. It's still pretty warm down here during the day right now, but the nights are starting to cool off. It should be pretty nice starting next month. Then I'll finally be able to take my new binoculars out and do some stargazing.

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Yeah, I used to be. I'm really out of practice now, but I still have lots of drawing/sketching supplies. I do plan on getting back into it one day.

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is it wrong that my first thought seeing the image of the hat was:

how'd they get sarge to model it?

i'm not quite sure.

he is missing the glasses though.

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Hang in there, mate.

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Two more sessions to go. Ugh, can't wait.
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Keep it up.

One of my coworkers chose to end his life last Thursday evening
Seeing you struggle to stay alive... makes me too confused to even finish this reply properly.

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It just goes to show strength vs. weakness. We don't have much right to condemn the dead, but we have plenty of right to honor and admire those who do what it takes to fight another day.

WotL - I hope you and those left behind heal quickly.

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Dang man. I've had family and friends go through that chemo crap and I give you props for getting through it.
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Sorry to hear that. Even though chemotherapy is less than desirable, I'm thankful I'm still alive. I hope my life never gets to the point where I want to end it.

I've got one more session to go through a few days from now. Thanks everyone for the encouragement. I'm looking forward to finishing this.
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Let us know how it goes. Is there any feedback when it comes to how effective it's been?

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few months after chemo till they can have actual results I believe... Or is it a few weeks? I don't remember.

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They should have a pretty good idea what's going on in a few weeks, but they won't call it remission for a year or two.

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