OT - Cancer (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Dec 11, 2018 11:16 PM|
OT - Cancer (by John [VA]) Dec 11, 2018 11:42 PM
OT - Cancer (by James [GA]) Dec 12, 2018 12:05 AM
OT - Cancer (by RB [MI]) Dec 12, 2018 1:21 AM
OT - Cancer (by Steve [MA]) Dec 12, 2018 2:57 AM
OT - Cancer (by Susan [OH]) Dec 12, 2018 3:47 AM
OT - Cancer (by MJ [OH]) Dec 12, 2018 4:27 AM
OT - Cancer (by Richard [MI]) Dec 12, 2018 4:44 AM
OT - Cancer (by Dave [MO]) Dec 12, 2018 5:08 AM
OT - Cancer (by WMH [NC]) Dec 12, 2018 5:19 AM
OT - Cancer (by #22 [MO]) Dec 12, 2018 5:20 AM
OT - Cancer (by Smokowna [MD]) Dec 12, 2018 5:32 AM
OT - Cancer (by elliot [RI]) Dec 12, 2018 5:44 AM
OT - Cancer (by S i d [MO]) Dec 12, 2018 5:46 AM
OT - Cancer (by Still Learning [NH]) Dec 12, 2018 6:02 AM
OT - Cancer (by Roy [AL]) Dec 12, 2018 6:08 AM
OT - Cancer (by fred [CA]) Dec 12, 2018 7:18 AM
OT - Cancer (by Scott [IN]) Dec 12, 2018 7:31 AM
OT - Cancer (by Bill [NC]) Dec 12, 2018 7:41 AM
OT - Cancer (by BillW [NJ]) Dec 12, 2018 7:56 AM
OT - Cancer (by Salernitana [CA]) Dec 12, 2018 8:29 AM
OT - Cancer (by cjl [NY]) Dec 12, 2018 8:37 AM
OT - Cancer (by Tom [FL]) Dec 12, 2018 9:07 AM
OT - Cancer (by Wilma [PA]) Dec 12, 2018 9:39 AM
OT - Cancer (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Dec 12, 2018 9:45 AM
OT - Cancer (by Deanna [TX]) Dec 12, 2018 10:52 AM
OT - Cancer (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Dec 12, 2018 11:32 AM
OT - Cancer (by Ken [NY]) Dec 12, 2018 12:59 PM
OT - Cancer (by Mickie [OH]) Dec 12, 2018 2:29 PM
OT - Cancer (by Tom [FL]) Dec 12, 2018 2:59 PM
OT - Cancer (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Dec 12, 2018 4:54 PM
OT - Cancer (by AllyM [NJ]) Dec 12, 2018 5:06 PM
OT - Cancer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Dec 12, 2018 5:37 PM
OT - Cancer (by GKARL [PA]) Dec 12, 2018 5:53 PM
OT - Cancer (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Dec 12, 2018 7:38 PM
OT - Cancer (by Laura [MD]) Dec 12, 2018 8:01 PM
OT - Cancer (by cJo’h [CT]) Dec 12, 2018 9:20 PM
OT - Cancer (by cjo’h [CT]) Dec 12, 2018 9:39 PM
OT - Cancer (by cjo’h [CT]) Dec 12, 2018 9:56 PM
OT - Cancer (by Jeffrey [VA]) Dec 13, 2018 3:37 AM
OT - Cancer (by Smokowna [MD]) Dec 13, 2018 4:16 AM
OT - Cancer (by Barb [MO]) Dec 13, 2018 7:32 AM
OT - Cancer (by Jean [OK]) Dec 13, 2018 8:59 AM
OT - Cancer (by Chris [CT]) Dec 13, 2018 9:50 AM
OT - Cancer (by WMH [NC]) Dec 13, 2018 2:43 PM
OT - Cancer (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Dec 13, 2018 5:03 PM
OT - Cancer (by Lynda [TX]) Dec 14, 2018 2:01 PM
OT - Cancer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Dec 14, 2018 8:39 PM
OT - Cancer (by Sandy [CO]) Dec 15, 2018 5:32 PM
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OT - Cancer (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Dec 11, 2018 11:16 PM
To my friends and detractors here. I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. I didn't want you to think I just went away. I am presently in Tucson recovering from cancer surgery at an elegant hotel built in the '30's by a friend of my grandmother where we vacationed when I was a child. As I mentioned last spring when I retired, I was feeling poorly and unable to keep up my regieme.
Well, between my ex-quack of a Dr. in rural northern AZ where I live and Trumps VA trying to murder me... it was October and a new primary before I was diagnosed with aggressive high grade stage two (really bad) bladder cancer, after I began heavily bleeding. My new Dr. got me fast tracked and the local urologist tried a cystoscopic attack in early Nov, which was unsuccessful.
I was referred to the huge Univ of AZ cancer center, where I underwent surgery Dec 1st. A 5 hr operation, 3 days of delerium, and 7 days in the hospital later... The fantastic surgery team, successfully removed a tumor nearly the size of my bladder. They have (so far) saved my bladder, and life. I get the remaining tubes and staples out in a couple more days and the final pathology to determine if I need chemo or not.
My team was the only one in three states willing and skilled enough to try to save my bladder. The rest wanted to just yank it and leave a hose in my stomach to pee from, which is usual proceedure. The Mayo clinic wouldn't even consider me. The VA wouldn't schedule me until March, which would have been far too late. I will need regular cystoscope exams and close monitoring for life, but I am alive and getting stronger by the day.
No idea what caused it. Haven't smoked in 40 years, could be construction chemicals, round-up, or just bad luck. Who knows.
As an aside, the hotel has allowed us to stay for two weeks in the same private bungalow on the property where John Kennedy, Clark Gable and other historic figures have stayed. I also learned a dresser I inhereted from my mother was built here on the property and purchased by my grandmother, probably in the late '30's. There is an exact replica in our bedroom here. This is the second time I've slept in John Kennedy's footsteps. A few years ago we stayed in the Presidential Suite at the Awhanee in Yosemite, complete with rocking chair.
I am very fortunate to have the resources to afford this. My out of pocket is pushing $20,000, and my deductible starts again in two weeks. Had I not invested in real estate and rentals it is quite likely I would not have had the ability to pay for the testing in time. Instead of having to wait for approvals I was able to just pay the fees ($8,000 PET and, $1,500 CT scans, etc.). Not to mention a hotel bill higher than some of Roy's houses, after completion!
So, watch what you eat, breathe or smoke. Save a lot of money, in case you need it. And make certain your assets are protected! And try to be nice. One day life is good, the next you may be staring your mortality in the face! Don't put off doing the things you want to do. Call that friend you haven't talked to in years. And have a very Merry Christmas. We sure will!
OT - Cancer (by John [VA]) Posted on: Dec 11, 2018 11:42 PM
Glad to hear you found a great team to perform the operation! Heal well and have merry Christmas! --98.166.xx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by James [GA]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 12:05 AM
LTD - best wishes in recovery and words of wisdom well taken. --62.216.xxx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 1:21 AM
Keep Rock'n in a Free World. --184.53.x.xxx
OT - Cancer (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 2:57 AM
Sending positive thoughts your way. Wishing for a speedy recovery. --96.237.xx.xx
OT - Cancer (by Susan [OH]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 3:47 AM
Soo sorry to learn of your cancer, but so glad you are on the mend. May 2019 be a better year for you!
OT - Cancer (by MJ [OH]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 4:27 AM
Stay strong and keep a positive attitude. I have been in your caregiver's shoes, make sure you give her a break now and then. In the meantime, take it easy and follow the Doctor's orders. --174.105.xxx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 4:44 AM
Good to hear you are recovering. Hope for the best for you. Merry Christmas. --23.121.xx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 5:08 AM
Glad to here your surgery was a success. --173.216.xxx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 5:19 AM
Wow what a shock! I'm glad to hear you are recovering...we wish you all the best, LTD! --50.82.xxx.xx
OT - Cancer (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 5:20 AM
Sorry about your problems - glad to hear you're trending up!!! --173.24.xxx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 5:32 AM
You've tipped me over. I wasn't ready for that and I'm stunned. I need a day to worry about this before I can come back and comment, or mention Mama, or trains, or trucks, or shooting things, or getting the desert shovel. --96.241.xx.xx
OT - Cancer (by elliot [RI]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 5:44 AM
LTD, best wishes in recovery!
Yes, we are lucky to have the means to take care of ourselves.. wife is adamant about natural healing, a trip to Mexico if god forbid, she gets any of them.. So, keep an open mind and pay them a visit if it is an option you are willing to consider (Gerson institute or similar) --71.232.xxx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 5:46 AM
LTD, I'm saying prayers for you now. For recovery, for strength, for peace, and for whatever else you might need.
I appreciate your wise words about not putting off until tomorrow what must be done today, especially as it pertains to important people in our lives. I keep hoping some day you'll come to the Mr. LL convention so we can meet in person. :-)
OT - Cancer (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 6:02 AM
LTD, so glad you got yourself to the right people and the right place in time! Sometimes life goes full circle or sends us messages. I would say your mother and grandmother were there with you and maybe John Kennedy has your back:) I am angered that the VA doesn’t take better care of those who served! Rest and heal! --24.61.xxx.xx
OT - Cancer (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 6:08 AM
2 years ago, I underwent chemo and radiation for 7 weeks straight. Back then what I wanted the most was just to be able to talk to someone who had been down the same road I was on. I never got to talk to that person.
For you and you only, I am going to post my phone number here just in case you want to call me.
BTW: I have always enjoyed reading your posts here. I hope there will be more of them.
OT - Cancer (by fred [CA]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 7:18 AM
I'm with you too! Don't let anything break your positive spirit. --99.59.x.xxx
OT - Cancer (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 7:31 AM
LTD, I will never forget "more squatters" from April of 2017. Your humor is unique. Please beat this thing and keep on postin. --107.141.xx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by Bill [NC]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 7:41 AM
Keep looking forward. Remember: "This too will pass." --75.138.xxx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 7:56 AM
I was diagnosed with a sarcoma of the sinus, 18 years ago, and I still wonder what caused it. I was making surfboards in my basement with epoxy and with my big nose the respirator never fit well.....but I guess we'll never know. I'm pretty sure it was God's plan for me.
I guess it's blessing to face our mortality, and be grateful for those we love.
Live The Dream, I'll be praying for you. It's sounds like your enjoying your adventure at the historic bungalow. That's great. Take care, Bill
OT - Cancer (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 8:29 AM
Wow. I hope so much that you are healing well in such beautiful and opulent surroundings. Thank you very much for having shared what happened, and I am so glad that you found your new primary doctor and have the means to obtain excellent healthcare. Also, thank you for your well written advice and for using your gifts as a good writer to help others, including us. Happy Holidays and all the best for 2019 and the future to you and to everyone else.
OT - Cancer (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 8:37 AM
LTD - I was thinking about you the other day wondering "where you have been". I'm glad you met the right people and are able to take care of this as you can. Praying for you and your family. Looking forward to seeing more posts from you (and answers).
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! --71.46.xx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by Tom [FL]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 9:07 AM
Live The Dream of AZ GOD'S SPEED!!!
When it comes to our own health we have to be our own advocates for our best healthcare.
The VA was a NO GO!!!
DR QUACKER in rural northern AZ was a NO GO!!!
TOO many times people depend on doctors as the ALL KNOWING and put too much faith in the doctor. They will not questions a doctor. They will not get a 2nd and 3rd opinion to make certain there may be other options.
Also the National Cancer Institute is a great resource to use to find the best treatment in the country for cancers.
IMMUNOLOGY THERAPY is an excellent way to fight cancer helping the bodies own system to fight the cancer. PLUS its not cheap.
Keep tabs on your PH levels because cancer thrives on high PH levels. Check it out on line how to maintain a healthy PH level..
Also cancer thrives on sugar therefore reduce the sugars in ones diet. Many people DO NOT realize sugar is more addicting and harder to get off of than heroin or cocaine. Now this does not mean to start using herion or cocaine.
Change ones diet to keep cancers out of our bodies.
The Chinese use mushrooms to help keep cancer from there bodies. More than likely you can not go in your back yard and find a SAFE mushroom to use. There are several mushrooms in pill form that are helpful.
YES Marijuana/CBD oil and the use of mushrooms are alternative medicines. HOWEVER checking the PH level and not using sugars and the proper diet are not easy to do but are very important in the overall health when dealing with cancers.
PLUS marijuana is an excellent treatment for pain alternative to the more addicting pain meds. As well as the CBD oils and Hemp Oil are very help with treatment of Cancers.
The fight against cancer is not one thing or another its multiple things that can happen to fight off and kill cancer from our body.
Live The Dream of AZ may GOD Grant you a speedy recovery and health for many more years.
OT - Cancer (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 9:39 AM
I'm sorry that you had to go through all of that. Thanks for sharing the story, though. We all stand a good chance of getting some version of cancer in our lifetimes. From your story, my takeaway is that those of us who work hard to squirrel away some reserves have much more margin in our lives than those who don't/can't. I've seen the deer-in-the-headlight looks of people in the latter category, and seen their desperate pleas on social media.
Please keep us all posted. Hang in there. --71.175.xxx.xx
OT - Cancer (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 9:45 AM
Thank you all for your kind comments. They are so greatly appreciated. Wasn't going to bother you with this, but I got a bit "sappy" last night.
Roy, I will call you this evening. Thank you.
Re the hotel, yes it truly is helping my recovery. Room service, wonderful lawns, wild bunny rabbits. LOL We have orange and grapefruit trees right outside filled with fresh fruit. I played croquete here as a kid for the first time and we enjoyed a game on their same court the day before my surgery. Remember to enjoy the little things.
As an aside, the hotel was built by the wife of one of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders, who also was elected as Arizona's Representative, back when we only had one. Mary Roosevelt, the widow of Franklin Roosevelt's son used to live around the corner from me in CA when I was with the newspaper. An elegant lady of class and charm. When my mother moved in they became friends and she came to my house several times to visit with my mother. I never connected the dots until the other day.
To relate this to landlording - Mrs. Greenway built the hotel in 1928 or so, fully knowing the Great Depression was imminent. Their family has held and improved it ever since, leaving a legacy for future generations. Much as many of you are doing with your own business "empires" of whatever size or location. She took a large risk, not so much seeking great profit, as to build something substantial for the future.
I have always been more a boom or bust profiteer. Hit it hard, grab the cash and move on to the next gold rush. But this experience in tranquility has provided me an opportunity to reflect in some depth on how building not just for one's own selfish interests can create a lasting legacy that long outlasts our own short time.
OK, I'm getting sappy again, nap time. Thank you all - more later. :) --206.15.xx.xx
OT - Cancer (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 10:52 AM
I'm glad you're feeling better than you were. :)
I'm also glad that you're able to recuperate in a place that's surrounded by charm, history, and good memories! --96.46.xxx.xx
OT - Cancer (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 11:32 AM
Wow! Glad to hear you're on the upside of this.
Been missing you.
Praying for you that God will continue to heal your body, provide rest and comfort, and lift your spirits.
Recently watched a documentary on a hospital in Germany that treats bladder cancer with super doses of nutrition via IV. US has approved this for upper body but is dragging their feet on approval for lower body. Many testimonials of folks who got to keep their bladders when US doctors were convinced on removal.
Glad you're feeling up to posting! It's good therapy!
OT - Cancer (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 12:59 PM
You are a fighter so keep on fighting,wishing you the best,glad to hear you are feeling better --72.231.xxx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by Mickie [OH]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 2:29 PM
LTD, you're an amazing person. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I've always enjoyed your sense of humor. I'm glad you found a Doctor and surgery team that had a clue and the skills to use it. It's okay to get a little sappy. It off sets all the shovel comments so everything evens out nicely. I hope your recovery goes smoothly and you continue to gain strength. The history of your choice of recovery lodgings are interesting for me as I've always enjoyed history. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts in the future.
OT - Cancer (by Tom [FL]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 2:59 PM
Brad20K, makes a great point that Germany has an approved drug for bladder cancer. Unfortunately US dragging their feet on approval for lower body.
Part of the problem is that Big Pharm has major influence in drug approval and is very political. Who has their fingers in the pot???
Sadly it creates a problem for people that need multiple treatment options for getting rid of cancer from the body. And the most aggressive treatment that will cure and remove the cancer.
OT - Cancer (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 4:54 PM
I wanted to thank you for helping shape so many of us on this board in so many ways.
We look forward to your healthy return soon. Until then, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
STGCS (SW/AW) sends --72.23.xxx.xx
OT - Cancer (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 5:06 PM
You are such a strong person and have accomplished so much. I am surprised a cancer could get that far without frying itself. I'm glad that you didn't have to lose your bladder. I was worried about my ureters when I had the radical hysterectomy because sometimes they get nicked and that supposedly means dialysis. The clunker gynecologist and the Witch Doctor who did my surgery managed to leave them intact. I will send you prayers and energy. Could be from a virus. They are using tobacco virus to take new genes into the body. Seems to suggest that a tobacco virus could infect a human. Not sure. I smoked for ten years so maybe that had something to do with my cancer. --73.248.xxx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 5:37 PM
LTD,glad to see you back. I had cancer about 15 or 16 years ago had radiation therapy for eight weeks ,five days a week at the same time each day,met a lot of great people,I wouldn’t otherwise have met,so there are good and bad aspects of the process .I also had a heart attach about seven years ago ,still going. So nothing bothers me too much anymore,otherwise we might die from worry, ,and we wouldn’t want that .Roy , I’m making a note of your number,so when you see 203
On your key pad it may be a call from New Haven,but it won’t be before noon time ,for I don’t get up too early,agaiinst my religion.........................,,, ,, Charlie........... ... --32.214.xxx.xx
OT - Cancer (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 5:53 PM
LTD, I'm glad to hear you dodged a bullet with cancer. It was bladder cancer that took my Father among the many other ailments he had. This is a reminder that Heath can not be taken for granted as I'm often guilty of. Best wishes for your continued recovery. --172.56.xx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 7:38 PM
Thank you everyone for your kind and uplifting comments and sharing your own stories. What an amazing group of people we have here. It is an honor to know you all. Thank you.
And especially to Tom (FL) for your information, I have copied it. I am, a sugar addict. Apparently the ice cream and brownie diet is not as healthful as I wanted to believe! ;) I'm not really that bad. Well OK, yes I am at times. - And I promise to work harder on it. I am going to study on your PH levels suggestions and have it on my questions list for the doctor on Friday.
GKARL, sorry about your father. I'll be most happy with another 20 years, but kicking the bucket like this before I even got my megar social security, which kicks in a few months would have been a great disappointment. It will almost cover my car payment.
Cjo'h - thank you for your inspiration. So long as the pathology is good, and no indication of any spread, I won't need radiation (it was an early consideration but this was far too big and advanced) but may need chemo or some kind of limited chemo. There is apparently a flushing process they can do inside the bladder vs whole body where your hair falls out and you are sick.
There is of course a risk of return, but careful monitoring should enable early detection where any future issues can be dealt with non-invasively.
Roy and I had a wonderful conversation and it was a true pleasure to speak with him on that amazing machine that sends sounds over wires, where you can actually hear one another. I wonder why nobody ever thought of that in the past. :)
All the best to everyone. Now off to clean my shovel - from the sound of things I'm gonna need it when I get home! --206.15.xx.xx
OT - Cancer (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 8:01 PM
Wishing you the best! --108.51.xxx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by cJo’h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 9:20 PM
LTD,Didn’t try to bug Roy yet.Maybe tomorrow or the next day.when I was growing up in Derry we had to walk two miles to talk on one of those contraptions.,and then didn’t want to,because we couldn’t see anyone.Frustration....zzz. ................Charlie the only time we used it was to call a doctor or vet and vet wouldn’t come out unless it was for a sick cow or horse anything less was frivolous............... --32.214.xxx.xx
OT - Cancer (by cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 9:39 PM
LTD, make sure you keep that shovel nice and shiny,use wd40 you may need it 20 or 30 years from now,................ Charlie......... --32.214.xxx.xx
OT - Cancer (by cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 12, 2018 9:56 PM
Oh! And LTD,did grow mushrooms when growing up but never ate too many,it was more profitable to ship them off to somewhere in London,were supposed to be good for patients in convalescence hospitals,especially those with TB.dont know how accurate that was,maybe..............Charlie............................ --32.214.xxx.xx
OT - Cancer (by Jeffrey [VA]) Posted on: Dec 13, 2018 3:37 AM
LTD, I too keep hoping some day (soon) you'll come to the Mr. LL convention so we can meet in person. :-)
I'm also still open to the idea of you doing a special self defense workshop for landlords. --173.50.xx.xx
OT - Cancer (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Dec 13, 2018 4:16 AM
Okay, I'm back. I have returned.
I've let this settle in and I'm ready to pen my thoughts. The shock was filled with fear but I went and took long breaths and ate crepes with blueberries...that helped.
I would of come back sooner but I had to stand in line just to post. Geez. Take a number and go wait with one of those pager things. The line of people waiting to post to LTD is longer than a presidential inaugural parade...
I was smart, I waited for Jeffrey to post then while he was shaking hands I cut the line.
So the lucky ones are the people who get diagnosed early. They can count on a lifetime of check ups and people looking after them.
I have a ton more to say, mostly wanted to ask about your significant other. How she was taking this, but you brought up ice cream and brownies. That combo stole my attention 100% We can get back to all those pesky details some other time.
For now, Was it plain vanilla, or some of that deep Pennsylvania home-made looking vanilla? More importantly...what was the ratio (caliber) 1 to 1? 2 to 1? Did you cover the whole brownie or just top it?
Counting on ya to be well,
OT - Cancer (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Dec 13, 2018 7:32 AM
Best wishes from mid-Missouri! --64.251.xxx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by Jean [OK]) Posted on: Dec 13, 2018 8:59 AM
You’re going to kick this to the curb and beat it so far into the ground with that shiny shovel you’ll never hear of it again. In the meantime, read up on D-Mannose and see if the docs think it might be helpful. Congratulations on getting through this with such grace and humor. If I ever get the ca diagnosis - and many of us reading your posts will - I’m going to be referring back to your words for strength and perspective. In Oklahoma but standing with you. --99.203.xx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by Chris [CT]) Posted on: Dec 13, 2018 9:50 AM
Hang in their! I wish you the best! Cancer is scary stuff but you will beat it!
My handyman had lung cancer and lost a lung because of it. That was over three years ago, he is doing great today and is back at work. Lots of people have full recovery's modern medicine is amazing. --24.187.xxx.xx
OT - Cancer (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Dec 13, 2018 2:43 PM
I'm not sure I caught it all, but LTD, whomever told you to STOP THE SUGAR to STARVE THE CANCER was absolutely right. PLEASE pay attention to that tip. --50.82.xxx.xx
OT - Cancer (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Dec 13, 2018 5:03 PM
Hi, thanks again everyone. Actually got out and about some today. We drove through the historic homes area of Tucson. Many gorgeous restored homes dating to the 20's. Hand fired brick and adobe. Very ecelectic area, several had little free libraries out in front for their neighbors to enjoy. Looking on zillow, prices run mid 400's to low million. Mostly about 1/2 to acre lots.
Also drove to an area called Catalina Hills, near the cancer center. This is the much higher end, magazine cover type estate homes area. I'd estimate in the 1-10 million range. Huge saguro cactus, one yard I bet had 200k in cactus garden alone. Gorgeous views.
I had no idea Tucson was so nice. Last time I was here other than a gas stop, I was about 12. 68 degrees today. I could see living here with a summer cabin in the nearby mountains or Bisbee at 5,500 ft. My cameras at home show it's blowing like 30 mph! Any of you who are sick of snow and humidity might like to check it out.
See Dr again tomorrow for pathology results. Pretty sure if it was really bad he would have said something, so taking it as a good sign.
Local urologist will do my follow up checks. Of course he's "not in the network" so have to pay cash, but maybe he'll give me a bulk discount since I guess he will be more intimate with my bladder in the future than me. LOL
Jeffery, thank you. Roy and I chatted about it a bit. We'll see how it goes.
Smokowana, thanks for asking. She is holding up. Hugely stressful for her as you can imagine. Thought she was going to lose me. She is my Nurse Nightengale. I've been able to ease up on her today. We walked the grounds some. Part of why we stayed here was so she had lots of support from the hotel staff, who have been awesome. Old school elegance.
Heading home Saturday if all goes well with overnight stay in Scottsdale.
Thank you all for your wonderful support. --206.15.xx.xx
OT - Cancer (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: Dec 14, 2018 2:01 PM
LTD, if I had only known I could have been "positive-thinking" you all this time! I already started yesterday!
Let me ad to Tom(FL)'s 100% correct advice. One very INexpensive way to boost you own immune system is by increasing your body's oxygen levels. You can do that cheaply and well by using FOOD GRADE hydrogen-peroxide!
YES! Not all H2O2 is poisonous or must be used as a cleanser. There is EATABLE food grade H2O2. It can be bought at many pharmacies in a *35% solution,* in 16oz bottles, for about $30.00. Then you MUST dilute it to a 3.5% solution by cutting it a 10-1 with distilled water. Using a glass dropper and a glass bottle to store the new solution is optimal. Once made, you can drop the 3.5 solution into your bottled water. About 10-12 drops of the 3.5 solution into a 16-20oz bottle of water is low enough so that you can sip it all day.
What happens is, when your body metabolizes the H2O2, the extra oxygen molecule is absorbed by the body--and the remaining H2O defaults back to plain, harmless WATER and is eliminated via your urine.
Google FOOD GRADE H2O2 to learn about self-oxigenation. Because you dilute it so much, ene $30 bottle lasts me about a year. --108.87.xx.xxx
OT - Cancer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 14, 2018 8:39 PM
LTD,glad to see you’re back out,we couldn’t dare touch those prices .I didn’t feel any different than I did before,as far as losing my hair that’s was gone a long time before the cancer came ,it would be nice to blame it but then I’d be as bad as the character on 5th Avenue. And one of those is enough. Didn’t call Roy yet, May do it on Sunday. Don’t know why we get these things..Worked on a few of the shutdowns in the Powerhouses. Been in the core of the Reactors,but picked up less Millarems there as most people do just walking around ,so can’t blame that either.Who knows?...........Charlie......................... --32.214.xxx.xx
OT - Cancer (by Sandy [CO]) Posted on: Dec 15, 2018 5:32 PM
LTD- I’m so sorry to hear of your cancer. You’ve been so helpful on this site. I hope you have a speedy recovery!
Also in addition to the great advice from Tom and others,
An HRV monitor may help. It stands for heart rate variability It measures the variability between heart beats, the higher the better. If it drops quite a bit, it is a “rest day” bc your neurological system is compromised. Athletes use this but can be helpful for Anyone. I use it every morning, it takes 5 minutes and it will show you the effects of eating sugar the day before. It is a huge plus to have this device and to hone in on what your doing right or wrong. I use the chest strap from amazon called 60beat for maybe $25. (There are only a few specific step that work with the app) And then you need the app on your phone called SweetBeat. $10 app. There are videos on youtube, if you search HRV.
Hope this helps.
Love and blessings to you! Sandy d
OT - Cancer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 18, 2018 1:05 PM
LTD,Going out later to a Christmas party at the Playright for the seniors . Cancer isn’t one of the worries,Paying for it is,the dinner,,that is,and maybe having a few bob left over ,but that too will pass.Have a great Christmas everyone,..............Charlie.............................. The weather here could be better,but at least it isn’t snowing just around 38’ degrees or 38 with one of those little dots, whatever that means. Talking to sister in law in Canada,Prediction heavy snow in January,if they get it, so will we!Ho Boy?........... ,,, ,,,,,, ... --32.214.xxx.xx
OT - Cancer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 21, 2018 7:06 PM
LTD,if you’re ever in Phenox,look up my friend at a campground. .He bought a lot in Montana and had a contractor build a house on it on a handshake,had to chase him in order to give him his money.its too cold to live there in the winter with his nearest neighbours being 15 wooly buffalo,so he takes a trailer in Phoenix.He ‘s probably the only one with Connecticut plates and a funny accent.his name is Paul.But he’s been called a lot of other Names too. He’ll know who you’re talking about...............................Charlie....zzzzz.....................we worked together,building garages among other things................. --32.214.xxx.xx