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    Monday afternoon we attended a memorial service for the father of one of our son's best friends. He passed away after a 6 year battle with colon cancer, the same type of cancer I have battled for almost 10 years now. I have hit the 5% side of the probability 5 or times in a row (they have stopped giving me probabilities as I am too far off the chart) while the man that passed on hit the 95% don't make it mark the first time he got to that point.

    This has caused me to reflect on my journey and the fairness of the whole who gets to live and who dies. I have not found any great and prolific answers yet. I do know that on the surface of it, it appears to be quite unfair and even random. Do I have more to live for? Do I deserve to live? Do I have something to offer humanity that others don't. I'm not sure.

    One important question has occurred to me: Do I know anything that he didn't and does that make a difference? I have to conclude that Yes I do know some things he didn't and yes it has made at least somewhat of the difference but probably not the only difference and probably not the majority of the difference. That thing that I have or know is how to understand the medical jargon, and the probabilities and science (or lack there of) behind the different treatment options and I know how to ask questions and find out about new things that can keep me alive to fight another day.

    OK so what I have that this man didn't and others might not is the knowledge of how to fight cancer effectively in the current state of medical care today. Now I just have to figure out how to effectively pass this knowledge on to others. I am doing some of that here peace meal answering questions and sharing my knowledge with other participants. Is this enough? I don't quite think so. This is where maybe some of you can help me with how I reach more people that can benefit not only from my knowledge but from the collective knowledge of the entire community.

    How is this best done. I guess I or we could write a book, but then the people needing it would have to hear about the book and buy it. Since a lot of the people that need to be educated do not yet have any symptoms that seems as a sort of limited end to take. What I want to find is a way to take the knowledge to where it will do the most good, to prevent cancer and to educate those who get cancer either before they get cancer or as soon after as possible so that the knowledge can do the most good. If you have any ideas on how best to do this please let me know. Thanks for listening to my rant.

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      glam

      Dear Peroll, what a great message....I get myself from now and then thinking the same although I have been a survivor for less than 02 years people told me I would live less than 06 months so I always ask why I have surpassed that target date and I am still here and hope to be here for several and several years....It can be because we know something more or on the other hand because we still need to learn something so we are still here while others that have completed their journey have left already and can rest in peace......
      And learning something is a so broad idea that also included knowing to be a better person and to make a difference in other people lives which matches with your thoughts..... I can tell you that you have made the difference in my journey and fight not only because of your example and inspirational survivorship but also through the answers and insights you provide here.....If I could think about ways I would love to interact with you would be to have a detailed view of your journey, including decision points what were the options presented, what was the choice you made and why you did that choice, the medicines you have taken and each side effects and how you counterfeit each side effects, the changes you made in your life, nutrition, etc, when and how.....everything.....the more details the better.....you can call a book but that could be a blog, a pdf text available here, or any other way you could have it available to all....another way I would love to have available would be a chat....would be just great to have opportunity to chat with from now and then especially during bad moments or moments we question ourselves and the reasons we are still here, etc.....
      So those are my suggestions for you.......if you allow me....
      Thanks to open the subject and God continue blessing you, your wife and all of us

      about 7 years ago
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      Rubies

      Peroll, Perhaps you do have some information that will be helpful. Your post above is like rain clouds scudding over the desert. Why not just start writing posts under the heading "I found this to be helpful."? Write something new everyday. The time you spend agonizing over how to "best" share your information is time spent by others wondering what to do, or what has worked for others. Good luck resolving your dilemma.

      about 7 years ago
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      vkiledj

      Very well said Peroll, it seems so random, who gets cancer, who doesn't, why do some get it at 80 and others at 10. Still why do others live till 90 and never see it even though they don't eat healthy. It's so hard to understand. My wife was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer two years ago at age 36 even though she always ate healthy and no cancer in her family. Just completely shocked us. Now, it has metastasized to the peritoneum. She is tired of chemo and wants to only try alternate treatments and maybe immunotherapy. Have you guys met anyone or heard of someone who survived colon cancer mets to peritoneum?

      about 7 years ago
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    Peroll posted an update

    Home at last!!!! I got home about 24 hours ago and am doing OK at home now. I am definitely not 100% yet and I still need a crutch or tow to get around most of the time but it is great to be home and out of the Rehab center. The excuse the used to keep me was that they wanted to see how I did after chemo which I started back on last Friday. I did fine with chemo, just a little fatigue and the rash. my whole head itches right now and it is moving down my body but it is noting I haven't dealt with before and I will live through it.

    The first thing I noticed after getting home is that I sleep much better in my own bed without the noises and interruptions. I slept till noon today and I figure I have another moth of sleeping in until I get all caught up. My dogs and kitties are also grateful to have me home, Bear is smiling and Harley;s tail hasn't stopped wagging since I got home. I think it will take several months to make up the lost attention they are missing. I will enjoy giving them the attention they deserve. Thanks for all of the support while I have been recovering

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      Joyex

      great news Peroll. Hope your recovery goes from strength to strength. But I am sure those rehab nurses are missing you! :-)

      about 7 years ago
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      Lirasgirl33

      Awesome news Peroll! Hooray for being back in the comfort of home. Hope that darn goes away soon. Yes the doggies and kitties have missed you so much and they are super excited you are home. Hope you are having a great weekend. :)

      about 7 years ago
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      LauraJo

      Fantastic! I knew they wouldn't keep u down for long.

      about 7 years ago
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    Last Monday I saw the orthopedic surgeon and was x-rayed to see how my leg was healing. It is doing nicely, healing as fast or faster then expected. He gave me permission to put weight on the leg but told me to progress to full weight bearing over 4 weeks. So I am still in the rehab facility but should go omen late this week. Just in time to start chemo again on Friday. I am working on strengthen my leg and getting my balance when walking. I was immediately able to walk mush further wit the walker when I starting partially using my right leg so there is great progress. This week I put half weight on the leg and should be going even further and then when I get home I will progress to 75% which should have me almost without aids, nuts using then to insure I don't fall. When I get to 100% I will probably use my cane for several weeks just to be sure and relieve a little pressure on the leg. It also helps on stairs. I am looking forward to getting home and spending more time with my wife and our dogs and cats. Thanks for all of the support, thoughts and prayers.

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      Lirasgirl33

      Continued prayers for a speedy recovery headed your way. <3

      about 7 years ago
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      LMM

      Sending you well wishes Peroll. Take care.

      about 7 years ago
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    Well, I am back in the rehab center. I went home Friday Feb 21st and was fine over the weekend but on the next Monday I got the stomach flu and was unable to keep anything down for three days. This resulted in me falling a couple of times and twisting my knee on the good leg. My wife is not strong enough to lift me when I go down sol it scares her a lot. After twisting the knee she hauled me back to the hospital. There was no damage to the knee just a sprain. The hospital kept me two das and then sent me back to the rehab facility were I am now stuck, but get the supervision and care I need until I can walk again. That should be March 12th but I have an appointment with the Orthopedic Surgeon on the 10th where I think he will be x-raying my leg and I hope to be cleared to walk then. From there I figure that it will take only a couple of days to show I can walk good enough to go home for good. Worst case I should be home in two weeks.

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      Joyex

      So sorry, but sure those rehab nurses pleased to see you again. :-)
      It must be so tough to be back there so soon. But try to behave this time. :-) Wishing you all best

      over 7 years ago
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      glam

      Dear Peroll,, so sorry to listen to it....I imagine how you miss home especially because you are very attached to your pets and can not enjoy their companionship and enthusiasm where you are.....but I am sure this is just one more bad phase (from lots that we have already had to overcome to beat this stupid cancer).....whenever I have a health problem that is not directly related to cancer, my sister says to me..."Oh, those are problems of common people....not for heroes like you.....I am sure you will go through this very fast and easier than any other because you are stronger than you may ever think...." so I send her words to you......You will go through this additional challenge and leave the rehab stronger.....wishing you all the best and a short stay there....take care and please keep us posted....God bless you and continue blessing all of us

      over 7 years ago
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      FreeBird

      I see you've been misbehaving again. Thinking about you and the Mrs. You keep bouncing back like a rubber ball. Get out of there soon.

      over 7 years ago
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    Peroll posted an update

    I am home and enjoying being home. Got home Friday evening about 8pm. I spent all day Saturday in bed trying to get rid of the cold I got at the rehab center (I really shouldn't hang out with sick people) and am trying to get back to a little normal. The doggies are all very happy to have me back and can't seem to get enough attention from me. For now it is rest at home and go to my Dr appointments. Thanks for all of your support.

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      dancow1

      Wow home. I hope to go home this week. Gotta get it right this time . Trying not to leave any obvious stone upturned. Congradulations! God bless and good luck!

      over 7 years ago
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      Lirasgirl33

      Glad you are back to enjoying the comforts of home. :)

      over 7 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      Like Freebird said, there's no place like home!! I know that feeling. Glad you're doing good. Stay in touch.

      over 7 years ago
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    Well today is the day I get to go home!!! I finally made it to the point t where the PT people and I are confident I can get around at home with crutches and a walker safely and without putting weight on my right leg. The Queen will be here about 7:30 pm to get me and bring me home. She as to work so the departure is later than I would have liked but it will work. I still have 3 weeks of no weight on my right leg and no driving so I will be mostly stuck at home but we are going to rent a wheel chair so we can do things like go to the movies and out to dinner if we want. My next update will be from home probably with a doggie on my lap. Thanks for all of the support.

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      JennyMiller

      There is nothing like getting back home -- so happy for you!! Take care and keep us updated.

      over 7 years ago
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      myb

      There's no place like home! You might want to consider buying a transport chair instead of wheelchair. I got one for my Mom at Walgreens for $88 on sale when she broke her pelvis. It is under 20 pounds so easy to lift in and out of the car. It does not have the large wheels so you can roll yourself, but doesn't sound like that is what you need it for. I also bought a small cushion for Mom to sit on. I have seen them cheap at BJs too. Best of luck on recovery.

      over 7 years ago
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      LauraJo

      Way to go Peroll! What a fighting spirit you have! Now
      that you have broken out, take it easy at home with your beloveds, and give yourself time to heal properly.

      over 7 years ago
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    Peroll posted an update

    I just got a new toy!! I got a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 that I can use here at the rehab center. Now I should be more active here on WhatNext as I was relegated to using my old android tablet that didn't always want to type, which makes it hard to do much here. The Surface is much faster and works much better.

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      LMM

      Hey Peroll, good to hear from you. Enjoy!

      over 7 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      Glad you got something to keep you occupied. I know when I go and my phone is giving me trouble I'm kind of lost. But I admit, I am addicted to technical devices, phone, laptop, desktop, I am looking at getting a tablet or something, just haven't made up my mind what yet. Glad to get your feedback on that tablet, I looked at them too. Stay well friend!

      over 7 years ago
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      Peroll

      Greg, I have tried several things over the years and at this point find the Surface to be the best single device option. I can use it as a tablet to read (did that last night), with the keyboard as a laptop (now) and eventually I will get the docking station so I can used it with my 27" monitor on the desktop. The surface Pro runs full Win 8 and programs like Office plus all of the apps for the tablet too. The unit may be a little heavy but it is versatile and I am a big person so I can handle the weight. I am impressed with the speed at which the thing operates. I had to wait for my android tablet a lot but the surface boots up in seconds and programs pop up instantly. I guess all my years fighting cancer have made impatient.

      over 7 years ago
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    Two days into the rehab facility now and surviving. My days consist of thearapy, work time (I am working remotely otherwise I would go crazy) and of course nap time. Realistically it will probably take 2 weeks to get out of here, but I will.

    Did any of you see the victory celebration here in Seattle forthe Seahawks superbowl victory? My wife Queen Tatiana went. I couldn't go. 700,000+ people there. Shutdown the entire city. And
    I had to watch the game on a hospital tv, still it was great!!!!!!

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      pfordeb

      Good luck with your continued recovery. Love your attitude. I did watch the Superbowl. Congratulations to your Seahawks. I'm originally from Chicago where the attitude is...there's always next year...

      over 7 years ago
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      WISmom

      Sending positive thoughts your way! You will surprise the staff and be out of there before you know it. Stay strong.

      over 7 years ago
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    Peroll posted an update

    I made it out of the hospital this afternoon and am now in the care facility, better known as a nursing home, for rehab. I have to get to where I can get up the stairs on crutches without putting weight on my right leg. I told the nurses here that my goal is to be out of here by this weekend. They all laughed but I bet I am out long before they think I will, 2 weeks at the most. So what do you all think it will be

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      JennyMiller

      I bet that you will show those nurses what you are made of!!!! -- You are due for a break --- now! I wish you the very best!

      over 7 years ago
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      Ron1961

      Sounds like you have made up your mind, so go for it!Keep telling yourself and the staff that this is your goal and I bet you will make it. Good luck.

      over 7 years ago
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      Joyex

      I bet you will surprise all the nurses with your determination. But why not take advantage of the situation too and have a little R&R too! xx

      over 7 years ago
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    Well, the keboard on my tablet is 't working so I have'nt been able to send and update to my condition. I was supposed to hav emy surgery Monday evening, but as is now normal there were complications. Soon after the put me out there was an issue with my EKG. and the Drs were afraid I might have been having an heart attack. So they aborted the surgery. They rescheduled the esurgery for 10:00 am wedsnesday and it went off with out too much drama but my heart apparelntly acted up again.

    I now have a scar from my waisit to my knee and I have twenty some screws and a couple of titanimum plates in my leg. Not quiet the bionic man bet closer than most of you. The apin is mostly gone and I am recovering nicely.

    I next get to go from the hospital to a rehab faciolity (nursing home) for a few days to get me stregnth back so I can take care of my self at home. I would rather just go home and tough it out. Thanksm for all the thoughs and pra.yers, they really do help us get through the trying times

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      pfordeb

      Wow. That's one heck of a scar! Glad your surgery went ok and hope your rehab stay will be short.

      over 7 years ago
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      Joyex

      all best for a speedy recovery.

      over 7 years ago
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      LauraJo

      That should set off some metal detectors! Glad to hear all (mostly) went well for you & you are on the mend. God bless!

      over 7 years ago
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    Just when you all thought nothing more could go wrong for Queen Tatiania and me!!!

    Last Thursday the Queen's aunt Dede, who was 99, passed, leaving the Queen's mother as the last survivor from that generation in her family. The Queen is, understandably upset by this and the fact that she probably won't be able to go to the memorial service.

    Yesterday morning I started Vectibix chemo at 9 am and everything went fine. No rash, at least yet. On my way home I stopped at the drug store to pick up a perscription for the Queen. As I walked to the Pharmacy in the back of the store, my cane and foot slipped on something at the same time and I went down hard on my right (new hip ) side. I was immediately terriable pain and could not move the right leg. People at the store called 911 and the EMTs got there quickly, followed by the ambulance.

    After a quick, but painful, ride to the hospital I was in the ER begging for pain meds. A quick X-Ray showed that the new hip was intact but the femur was broken just below the new parts. I was quickly admitted to the hospital and I got a room with a good view, I guess I must have a bunch of frequent surgery points!!!!!!0

    It turns out that my Orthopedic Surgeon is out of town this weekend so I get to wait until Monday for surgery to fix the problem. I have managed to find a position that does not hurt too much and with pain meds I should make it to Monday. I expect that my recovery should now take much longer, but I plan on slogging my way through. The Queen and I want to go on a Panama Canal Cruise so recovering for that is the goal.

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      glam

      dear peroll....i am really sorry to listen to that. ... Can't believe. ... Sometimes life seems to be proving us doesn't it? Please keep being faithful. .. Strong and patient. .. al these storms will fade away and much better days will come for you and Queen spend together and relax. .. With your permission i will keep you birth in my prayers. ...GOD bless you, the Queen and continue blessing all of us. ....

      over 7 years ago
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      FreeBird

      Oh boy that stinks. Get better soon. We need our chief engineer.

      over 7 years ago
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      pfordeb

      How horrible. Sounds like you need a break. Keep looking toward that cruise. What a great goal. Good luck.

      over 7 years ago
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    Well I am home form the hospital and enjoying my new hip, though I wish it would stop hurting. Who gets something new with the expectation that it will hurt for the first month? It actually doesn't hurt too much and I can get around quite well. The big restriction is I can't drive until I get the ability to hit the brakes hard without hurting the leg. That should happen in about a week. Until then I am mostly stuck at home and isolated from the big bad world. Now as long as I don't break the other hip I will be OK. I do want to thank all of you for the notes thoughts and prayers you said tey do help me het through.

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      GregP_WN

      Glad you're home Peroll! I know how that feels, no place like home! Now don't sign up for any marathons for a couple of months, you need to get that baby broke in good first.

      over 7 years ago
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    Hi all. I am back in the hospital, but this time it has nothing to do with cancer. Last night I managed to trip and fall on my right hip. It hurt like XXX so I had Queen Tatiania drive me to the ER. For those of you wondering Obamacare hasn't shortened lines at the ER we waited from 11pm until 2:30 am to be seen. The X-ray showed it clearly, my hip is broken. I just talked with the orthopaedic surgeon and after iscussing the options I decided to have a hip replacement, as the recovery will be faster. And, I get a little bit closer to a boyhood dream of becoming the six million dollar man!!!!!! If you have time please drop Queen Tatiania a note of support as she is a little down over this.

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      glam

      Dear Peroll, I am so sorry to listen to your fall..... I will be praying for you ....wishing you a fast recover and a successful surgery.....all my positive energies with you and Queen Tatiania.....God bless you both and continue blessing all of us

      over 7 years ago
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      HOBO

      So sorry to hear about your fall. You sound in good spirits which is crucial for the speedy recovery I know you will have. Sending warm hugs for both you and Tatiana.

      Jane

      over 7 years ago
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    It is with great sadness I bring you this news. At about 5:30 pm this afternoon our beloved dog Lucy passed away in peacefully my arms. Lucy will be remembered for the great joy that she brought to our lives. She was truly one of a kind and we will always remember her antics and her great love for us.

    Peroll and Queen Tatiania

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      FreeBird

      My heart goes out to you for the loss of your loyal friend, loving family member and first-rate caregiver. That is just the worst.

      over 7 years ago
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      LauraJo

      I am so sorry, Peroll & Queen Tatiania, for the loss of your beloved friend & companion. Bless you for giving her your last gift, freedom from pain. She'll be waiting for you on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

      over 7 years ago
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      Lirasgirl33

      So sorry to hear the sad news. I always feel that our wonderful pets are little angels watching over us. They show us unconditional love and are by our side. I know Lucy will be greatly missed and the memories and love she brought to your family will forever live on. Hugs.

      over 7 years ago
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    Lucy our hound dog's left hip is really bothering her. She dîdn't sleep much last night and neither did we due to her crying in pain. We were afraid we might have to put her to sleep when we took her to the vet today. The vet exammined her and X-rayed her hips. The lsft hip is bad but the vet thinks meds can keep her pain free for a while at least. It is hard to see a dog that once could run 30 mph now struggle to walk. We hope that Lucy is comfortable and can get around enough to enjoy life for the few months she has left.

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      Peroll

      Thanks for your prayers and kind words. Lucy is 12 and 1/2 and has been with us since she was one year old. We adopted her from the animal shelter and while she has been a handful at times, she is a delight in our lives. We didn't know until Thursday night about 10pm that she was hurting as much as she must have been. Until then she was walking and getting around just fine and didn't seem to be in pain. Then she started crying in pain and was not able to get her left hind leg to work right. The X-ray yesterday at the vet showed how bad her hip has become. We hope that the med can keep her comfortable for a while but the vet said that will only work for a few months. When the meds stop controlling the pain we will have to let her go. That will not be easy. Thanks again for the prayers and support.

      over 7 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      i feel your pain Peroll, I have been in your position before. Love our pets! Wishing her, and you two the best.

      over 7 years ago
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      FreeBird

      That is the worst. I am sorry to see that. Today, we honor number 1 caregiver Lucy. Man's best friend, and better medicine than any man has come up with yet.

      over 7 years ago
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    It my PET scan results yesterday and it was not exactly what we were hoping for but it could have been worse. The scan shows that the spots in my lungs are probably not cancer as they don't light up enough. The tumor in my chest is still active and has not gotten smaller despite radiation and chemo. There were a couple of new spots that may bear watching and a cyst in my crotch area showed up.

    My oncologist is more disappointed than I am and has taken my off the current chemo so I get a break for Christmas. We are now in the process of actively looking for a trail that may do me some good. There are still a couple of other options for chemo but they are less aggressive thus less likely to provide good results.

    Thanks for every one who has been there for me. I an not giving up and I will continue to fight as long as it take.

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      Cole

      Enjoy this Christmas, regroup and back to fighting in the new year! Wishing you all the best and thinking of you. Big prayers heading your way.

      over 7 years ago
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      Christiana3

      I also am sorry to hear the news. You may not remember but you have always given me good advice and the strength that went with it. I agree with Cole enjoy christmas and regroup. Heaven knows we have all done that so many times. I also wish you the best and a big hug.

      over 7 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      Knowing you over the last 3 years or so, I know you will pick up what ever is offered for the next battle and go to war with it again. We are wishing you sweet victory this time. Keep the fight up.

      over 7 years ago
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    Peroll posted an update

    I am sitting in the waiting room for my PET scan today. I get to find out if the latest chemo is doing any good. I am not looking forward to the 45 minutes laying with my arms up as my shoulders are not whhat they used to be. I also hope I dont cough too much. At least I only have to wait until Friday for the results.

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      LauraJo

      The techs used to play Led Zepplin for me through the speaker system....always made it less stressful & passed the time :)

      over 7 years ago
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      dhall

      I am lucky yo have a solid crew for PET & CT scans it;s a mobile unit close to my house but my oncologist scheduled next weeks the other side of the county - no biggy sooner the results the faster we know how well the chemo regime is working - if at all! normally they play what ever I want for music "Radio Active by Imagine Dragons" one of my favorites!!

      over 7 years ago
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      LauraJo

      Lol, dhall :)

      over 7 years ago
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    Since Greg wanted to avoid shopping and read updates from every one of us here is mine. I have had 4 doses of Zaltrap (every other Friday) and the associated Xeloda (two pills twice a day for a weekafter the Zaltrap). The Zaltrap is a breeze, but the Xeloda has caused some ddiarrhea, nausea and vomiting. I also have soome trouble sleeping some nights, but overall I'm not doing too bad. I still fave a persistant cough from the tumor in my trachea which is annoying. December 10th I have a PETscan (I love having to heard three dogs and two cats in for the PET scan!!!) . I get the results thst Friday and hope that things have not grown and maybe gotten smaller. That's all I want for Christmas, Greg can have my two front teeth!!!!!

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    Peroll posted an update

    Back on chemo again. Well I can say for sure I have signs of colon cancer chemo, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, The normal stuff. I also can't eat spicy foods, well I can but it makes things worse so I regret it. I am on Zaltrap by IV once every two weeks and have Xeloda pills the seek after infusion, the Zaltrap seems to be no problem. It only takes an hour to get it in once it is started but they won't mix is until the blood work comes back due to the cost so I get at least three hours in the infusion center. The pills have built up enough to make life less that it could be. I do hope that this will do the trick and kill the cancer. It would be nice.

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      zoe

      Hi Peroll, I was just about to write to you when I saw your latest post. I was just going to tell you that I am thinking of you and hoping you are well. I'm sorry to hear what you are going through. I hope it gets better for you soon. I am on my way to bed now and want you to know that I will be doing some "power praying" for you and your wife and family. Good luck,get better soon. Zoe

      over 7 years ago
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      MaryEdythe

      Peroll, Zoe is a friend of mine here and I have seen your contributions. I don't know anything about your cancer but my power prayers are with you along with Zoe's. You have helped people on this site. We thank you.

      over 7 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      Good luck Peroll, wishing you smart chemo that knows what it's supposed to kill.

      over 7 years ago
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    Celebration sort of. I finished my current round of radiation this afternoon and received a Radiation PHD (1st time was an under graduate degree, 2nd was masters and this one was a PHD according to the radiation staff). I guess the little red button (think of your turkey) must have popped up saying I was done and I must glow in the dark now. Next week I get to find out when I start Chemo again. What fun, done with radiation only to get kicked with chemo again. I guess that's how it goes. I will celebrate this weekend by sleeping in and doing very little.