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    I am half way through my schedualed 6 cycles of 3 weeks on (Chemo) 1 week off. I had a high contrast CT scan of my lungs to see where I am as far as my cancer in concerned, I see my Dr. tomorrow. Praying for a good report. I do try to take this lightly as this is my third round of lung cancer since '011 I tell the nurses I can't help my self I'm just addicted to the chemo druges, I must be, I keep coming back for moore :) Seriously though I have been greatly blrssed The Lord has been good to me. I have survived lung cancer twice by the Grace of God, and I have no doubt that He will see me through this time also. Just believe in the poiwer of prayer, there is nothing more powerful.

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    My fifth Chemo and all is well I had that yesterday and as usual I'm feeling much better now. the only problem I;m having now is my hair is becoming very very LOOSE I;m going to have to go ahead and shave it I guess, I'm getting tired of it falling out at in-opurtune times you know when I'm like eating. Oh well I've been bald before thanks to chemo. I think this new one I;m on is more aggressive. At least I can have fun with it. it i couldn't I wouldn't do it. I try to enjoy life every day that I have been blessed with. For I am truly Blessed.

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      GregP_WN

      I know that feeling of having it fall out at chunks, when it wants to. I done the same thing and just went and had it buzzed, it's easy to take care of that way at least.

      about 6 years ago
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      I gave my self a hair trim last evening, with the help of my trim clippers and Remington 5800 elect. razor, I was as smooth as as a cue ball in about 20 minutes. I used to wear my due rag when riding my bike to keep my hair in place, now it keeps my head warm. No problems, I've been bald before and this time I might just stay that way, It's easier to keep it shaved than to comb. :) but I gotta have fun with it don't you know ? Life can get to serious no too.

      about 6 years ago
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    After my second round of Chemo with Carboplatin and this new Abraxane I am in shock. I actually feel better now than I have in weeks. I'm even breathing better and yesterday I drove 400 miles most of it through the Ozarks (steep and twisty) to pick up my nephew that wrecked his truck (He's OK) I did let him drive back since he had been laying up in a motel room all day. But the point is I could not have done that two weeks ago. I do not know if it is the drugs or whatever, but I like how I feel. I just hope it last for a while. I know with cancer treatment any thing can and probably will happen. I do have some aches and pains but at my age I'm used to it. I hope every one is having a good day once in a while..
    you all are always in my prayers. May God Bless

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      GregP_WN

      Wow! Good news Rob! Sometimes you just can't count on what everyone else's reaction was to a drug. We are all different and sometimes we do good on them, like you. Congratulations on being one of the few!

      over 6 years ago
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    Just got news from my cancer Dr. yesterday, he said the radiation had some how caused the cancer cell un my lung to be enveloped in tissue, and it was not growing. I see him again in Feb. and have another Contrast CT scan in April. I don't know what remission means, but I think it means I still have cancer but it's inactive. Any way It's not growing any more. and I thank the good Lord for that.

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      maryjimhath

      That sounds great. I think you are correct in remission. Keep up the fight.

      over 7 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      Good news Rob, as far as I know Remission is when the cancer has been placed "inactive" or not there anymore. Glad to hear it for you!

      over 7 years ago
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    After finisfing 3rd. Chemo I started to notice first side affect. Sore mouth and gums thick toungue and swelled lower lip with what looks like cald sores. New experience for me. I had my 4th. Chemo today and say my Dr. and he prescribed ACYLOVIR 400 MG what ever that is, I only hope it works. Every thing else seems to be going ok. my dayly radiation is wearing me down, but I believe that is normal, That is if anything about Cancer can be concidered normal. Well that is my update for this week,May the Good Lord Bless and Keep All of You within His Loving Arms,And may the Holy Stirit rest with-in All of you for you guidence and comfort.

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    I Must Keep a positive attitude for those arround me. without it my wife would suffer greatly as would my church family and close friends. The fact of the mater is that right now I feel great. As I don't have to start treatment until the 18th. I'm taking a few days off to take my wife and mother-n-law to the mountains in west TN I don't think I can I can get cancer off my mind but I'm certainly going to try :)

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      GregP_WN

      Hey Rob, I know how that feeling goes when your waiting for things to happen. Not easy to keep your mind off of it. But you are doing the right thing. I see you're going to the mountains. I'm going on Wed. I have a nephew that lives in Knoxville, we are going to see him and I have a class to take at UT on Thursday. Enjoy your trip.

      over 7 years ago
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      Great, I heard they have a new fariswheel in pigenforge that is inclosed, air conditioned, and goes very slow. I am going to try to find it. Life is not so much what you make it, but how you live it. and I have been truley blessed.

      over 7 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      Sounds like fun, my wife has a fear of heights and anything like that, so we would be on the ground watching everyone. I agree, make it all it can be for you.

      over 7 years ago
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    Never give up Hope

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    Only By the grace of God., I have just had my 1 yr. check-up and still cancer free

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      GregP_WN

      That's good news Rob, you had a little to do with it too through your good fight!

      about 8 years ago
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    Last September I had my 6 mo. check up. Praise God, I was still cancer free.

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    By the Grace of God, I have been cancer free for 6 mo. Now.

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    Have faith, pray hard, and do as the doctors say.

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    I Had a high contrast ct scan Feb 10, This was on a Friday, My Chemo Dr. called me at 09:00AM on the following Monday to tell me he that I was completly cured, He could find NO CANCER anywhere in my body.
    All I could say was Praise God, and thank you Doc.

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      DaveWaz

      Now who doesn't mind getting a call like THAT? CONGRATULATIONS! That is wonderful news.

      about 9 years ago
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    Never unredestamate the power of Prayer.
    When I first learned of my Lung cancer, I prayed for a cure. And I got it,I went through 10 Chemo treatments, and 38 double shot radiations. after 2 months I had a high contrast CT Scan and my Dr. called me to tell me that I He could find no cancer any where in my body. Not remission, CURE. Parise God from whom all blessings flow.

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    I have completed Chemo Dec. 15, and Radiation Dec. 22. I am now on road to recovery from the treatment side effects.
    I am gradually getting stronger. and feeling better

    I did however have a bad experience with double pneumonia and spent 4 days in hospital 22 thru 25 Dec. and again Dec 29 thru Jan 4.getting pumped with high power antibiotics and what ever else they could find.
    My Dr, said this was normal after chemo and lung radiation.

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    Radiation machine broke down, I may get a break today:)

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    I got great news yesterday. My cancer Dr. told me I would be cured of non small cell lung cancer with only 6 or 7 Chemo treatments and radianion. He said thay it was found early enough.

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      DaveWaz

      That is great news. Thanks for sharing.

      over 9 years ago