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  1. #24623
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    Oh yea, I know it is common. Doctors, especially, seem to think they can lick anything. My GP died of the same thing I had, all because he didn't pay attention to the signs and have regular check ups. I don't beat myself up at all. A fact is a fact, we just live with it. One thing it did find out is that I do not have a fear for death, massive amounts of pain maybe, but not death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolarMike View Post
    Oh yea, I know it is common. Doctors, especially, seem to think they can lick anything. My GP died of the same thing I had, all because he didn't pay attention to the signs and have regular check ups. I don't beat myself up at all. A fact is a fact, we just live with it. One thing it did find out is that I do not have a fear for death, massive amounts of pain maybe, but not death.
    I'm with you on that one. I hate pain, but death does not scare me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Well one of the things I learned is that we are not as smart about these things as is often portrayed. There is a lot of guessing.

    In Julie's final three weeks:

    1) The head of oncology tells her she isn't dying, and suggests they re-start her chemo next week.

    2) At the appointment, they have decided she has six months to live.

    3) Six days later, she's gone.

    Now, as a rational guy, I'm a bit taken aback that this is the best guessing that we can do in 2012. What has the money we are pouring into research getting for us. Guesses? Heck, I can guess, and I'm not even an MD....
    Despite what we think of ourselves, we are still the human animal and so much of this complex world is in us. We are a conundrum and I think we are still an intellectually and emotionally immature bunch. Wisdom is not yet species wide.

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    Interesting, my dad died pretty much the way he would have wanted to, a massive heart attack. We were driving the Nova Scotia and we were 1 hour away when we got the news. There was enough time to get most of his friends around to see him and he still told his stupid old jokes till 5 min before his heart went up to 200+bpm and went boom.

    We all go in different ways and there is no telling how it will happen. I was quite happy in the way he went and wish I could have the same "luck" when the time comes.

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    There is a lot about the human body and what affects it that we don't know yet. Just like a tech, a doctor can't just tell the patient that he's lost. He has to walk in there like a gunslinger, ooze confidence and pretend that he knows what he's doing even when he doesn't, just to keep the patient positive even when the entire medical science is lost on that count. Positive attitude is half the battle, but sometimes it's just not enough.

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    Good morning, Bret and everyone.
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    'Mornin' Bret and everyone. Ruined the sleeping routine and the tan's fading back to a Casperish shade :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    Just got the good news (one of my classmates called me with his results so I called the school back) - It's a pass, and a pretty nice one at that but don't wanna brag too much
    CONGRAT!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolarMike View Post
    Surgery for me was Jan 28/99. Being a semi-colon is one thing (and all that goes with it) but the worst thing is the chemo brain. Often people lose memory and that has affected me somewhat. I can forget my anniversary and have a good excuse LOL. I still don't have the energy I had pre cancer but everyone is different.
    Yup in our support group we called it chemo brain or the Fussy.
    "Only to thing you need to know when you have cancer. Did I take my meds and do I have an appointment?"

    The Myasthenia gravis (very rare side effect from my treatment) keeps my down a good deal of the time. But its good trade off that or be dead.

    I know a lot of survivors who said the same thing about never quite getting the energy back. do or did you have any neuropathy ?
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    gorgeous day today got to enjoy it fell in the back yard then unable to get up lying there decide to enjoy the weather. Finality got up then legs gave out again on the way in on the deck this time unable to get up (forgot my cane) lied there till a neighbor saw me and help me up and got my cane. Embarrassing when a 64 year old women helps YOU up and gets you YOUR cane. Hot the waty I was planning on enjoying the day but get weather to fall outside


    And yes there is a Art to falling and while not a master I've gotten VERY good at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    Yup in our support group we called it chemo brain or the Fussy.
    "Only to thing you need to know when you have cancer. Did I take my meds and do I have an appointment?"

    The Myasthenia gravis (very rare side effect from my treatment) keeps my down a good deal of the time. But its good trade off that or be dead.

    I know a lot of survivors who said the same thing about never quite getting the energy back. do or did you have any neuropathy ?
    I never had any meds other than my IV chemo so i am lucky in that at least. I did have an allergic reaction to the chemo that was worse than the cancer. I doubt you want to hear the gory details but suffice it to say it was very very ugly to look at and put me into ICU for 20 days.

    Nope, no neuropathy (not quite sure in what way) and the Myasthenia is a real bummer but you are alive and by the looks of it, able to get slimed pretty good by the young'uns so we take our lumps and move on as best we can. That, if anything, that I have learned is NEVER sweat the small stuff, it just isn't worth it.

    Lost an employee today, my best guy and I had hopes for him too but seems he wants to be a sparky, full apprenticeship and all. I cannot do that for him so.....hey Moon, maybe we should talk again.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    And yes there is a Art to falling and while not a master I've gotten VERY good at it.
    I fell on a roof about 1 1/2 years ago. Lucky for me, when I am out of control in mid air, my body is thinking "he's doing Judo again" and I break my fall with an arm slap.
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    My crown achievement in the Art of Fall-Fu was at the Stampede in Calgary.. Made the mistake of telling the little carnie punk "take it easy on me, kid; it's my first time on this thing".. 20sec (seemed like eternity) into the ride, I flew off the mechanical bull, over the mats, slid along the floor and bowled 3 spectators over, while the girls I was escorting were having a good laugh

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