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doitforoj's picture
Posts: 64
Joined: Sep 2009

Again...can't thank everyone enough for the advise, support and prayers. Past few days have all been the same. Sleep 2 hours...get up pee...do my mouth rinsing...go back to sleep. LOL pain is about a 5 but constant. Gets annoying but just think about how bad it could be if not for everyone on here. I think of every constantly because would not be in this condition if not for you. I don't really have any mouth sores. Still drink about 100 oz's of water a day. Got a shake down yesterday and today. Voice to a whisper and as Mike said...do a lot of head shaking. LOL. 4 more rads and final Chemo on tuesday. I Little nervous about it because I know it will knock me around for about a week or so but I am ready. I just hope Friday (xmas)is ok. I have family in and would like to have a fun day or atleast part of the day. Again thanks to all all I can say is I look forward to passing on the knowledge and support to others that you have given me.


Hondo's picture
Posts: 6296
Joined: Apr 2009

Hang in there not much further to go and you will be finish, we all know the hurting you are going through and we are here praying for you. Set your mind on the holidays and the faimily soon new years will be here and you will be a week past treatment. Take care, I love the picture of the kids you have a so much to live for, God bless

Landranger25's picture
Posts: 208
Joined: Nov 2009

Kurt, you are almost done! Look at how much you have put behind you so far! The road ahead is now so much shorter than the road behind. Throughout my life and from my experience with my cancer treatment I have learned something. We are all stronger than we think we are. I read your posts and from them I have gathered that you are staying in the right place in your head although you will agree, as will others about just how hard this treatment is, it sounds like you are doing well. Like you said, one more week and it will get better. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and I'm sure you will all have a great day. As I said before, count your blessings.


Posts: 95
Joined: Jul 2009

HI Kurt, I read your post, I remember those days very well. I tried to laugh it off as well, like it was a surreal experience. Your frame of mind seems fine to me. You will make it. I amazed at how much we can tolerate as humans. The 10 days after treatment were the most difficult. Then, you heal very fast. Peace and happy holidays. Alex.

delnative's picture
Posts: 450
Joined: Aug 2009

Hey Kurt, you're heading down to the wire. You'll cross the finish line real soon.
Last year at Thanksgiving, I was about where you are today. I went to my cousin's house for dinner. She didn't make enough gravy -- which I desperately needed to help the turkey slide down -- so I got no gravy and ate very little but mashed potatoes.
Fast-forward to one year later. I went to my cousin's house again, and I ate whatever I wanted, drank whatever I wanted and had no problem at all.
Hang in there. Life will get better.

--Jim in Delaware

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Kent Cass
Posts: 1824
Joined: Nov 2009

You're almost done with it all, Kurt. We've all been there, and made it- so will you. You've got the end of treatment in sight, and there ain't nothing that's gonna get in your way to making it to the finish line. Believe you can deal with anything the Doc's give you to cope with, and you will be able to deal with it all right. If, anything gets a bit much-tell the Drs. They are there to help. Battle's almost won, Kurt. You know you can win it.



keep us informed on how you're doing

Landranger25's picture
Posts: 208
Joined: Nov 2009

Last Rad today! Don't walk out of there with head your down. Hold it high Kurt! This is not an acomplishment that you put in a resume but one you carry in your heart. Same with the chemo. I will be thinking of you and your family this holiday. Make it a good one. Keep posting.


Hondo's picture
Posts: 6296
Joined: Apr 2009

I am with Mike on this one, hold your head up high this is graduation day

jkinobay's picture
Posts: 247
Joined: May 2007

What a fantastic Holiday Season event.............to bring your treatments to a grand finale. May you enjoy ever-improving health and may you and your family truly appreciate the special significance of fighting this fight.

God Bless................JK

carolinagirl67's picture
Posts: 153
Joined: Jul 2009


It will be a Happy New Year for you right around the corner! You can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Congrats!!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. God Bless you and your family!


fishingirl's picture
Posts: 188
Joined: Nov 2009

I know it's tough. As we all do:) But you will do it too. It won't be long now, and Spring will be here, and you'll be feeling fine again.It's just this little hump you have to get over. Have a Happy Xmas and the New Year will be even better!


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