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Ron is done with treatments as of today!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RON FINISHED RADS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

long tough road but he got thru it without a peg and one mouth sore.

he has lost 35 pounds and looks ragged.

terrible fatigue, still having nausea from mondays chemo, which was his last.

 

now he waits, and rests.

 

THANK YOU ALL

who have helped with advice on preventative care.

mugard helped along with the l=glutamine, biotenes, xylimelts and stoppers 4.

would never have known about such detailed preventative help if not for you all

thank GOD for my angels on here, God Bless You.

janet

 

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Won't say the worst is over, except he doesn't have to go anywhere everyday.....so he can concentrate on healing.  Ring that bell, dance a jig around the kitchen table....click smoothie glasses and share a toast.....it's down hill from here.....the road to recovery becomes pavement just around the next bend.

p

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FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  now he is ready to start recovery.  keep us posted on his progress.  Cool

dj

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A bell ringer.....

Keep the faith, it'll get better each day, though he might not feel that way for a few weeks...

Best,

John

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The "c" is dead! ...as well as any witches that were living in his neck!

Congrats to Ron for finishing... now... relax and heal. It's not going to be fun the next few weeks but you know that. Brighter skies are around the corner!

"T"

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thankyou john,dj, phrannie and T, you all have been inspirational and informative for ron and I.

He is looking forward to sleeping , and so am I.

no more tip toeing thru the house and doing odd hour house cleaning so as not to disturb him.

will be nice to have him relax and heal.

rad dr told us 3 months then scan. we will see him weekly.

and don and T please keep me posted on your post pets.

I cant believe this day has finally came, never thought we would get thru it but we did.

janet

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Janet,

That's great news! I know how relieved you are feeling!  Now comes the healing... Dad is 8 days post treatment and still feeling about the same..  maybe a little improvement... I know it comes slowly, but surely! Praying that my dad and your hubby have a quick recovery!  As well as everyone else that is ringing that bell.  :)

Cherie

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thankyou cherie, hope your dad heals fast so he can mow the new place with ease.

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with happiness reading this!  I am so, so happy for ya'll!  Now rest and heal :)

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aww tracylynn, I know it gets better, and you have had one heck of a time. hope both ron and you get fully healed fast, along with all the others.

Sunshine60
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Now the healing begins!   He may not feel like dancing right now, but give him a few weeks and he will.   *HUGS*

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funny side note,

ron brought home his mask. had it in the trunk and I stopped for groceries. The bag boy went to load the groceries in the trunk and flinched.

guess you never know what you will find in a trunk.

ron brought it in the house and our bichon dog freaked out barking and growling at it.

I guess it is very scary looking.

ron is taking it to his brothers farm in south dakota in the spring. going to blow it up or get the shotguns out.

 

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That is so funny!  My dog wasn't sure what to think about my mask either.  He tried to pounce at it but since has left it alone :)  I'm putting mine in the fire pit this fall! 

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I still have mine and that's how I want it to meet it's demise! Gotta find someone who owns one first!

"T"

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Glad to hear you are now post-tx. You will find such a change in pace. All those daily appointments and frequent visits to all the doctors and calls and all that just grind to an immediate halt. As each week post tallies up, the stranger it feels being shuffled out the door like last weeks fad. Seriously, the quiet and calm is deafening. Do enjoy it and use that time and quiet to sleep and sleep and just get on the mend. Best to you both, don

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thanks don,

keep me posted on you progress and especially the pet scan

janet

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Yeah!!! That is wonderful! Remember the next few weeks can still be pretty tough so don't get discouraged. I know I did when I didn't feel better as soon as I thought I should. It will get better. And before you know it you will be getting that clear scan that I just know is coming.

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thankyou boardwalkgirl,

anxiety has already set in with ron, anxious for what may come in the future.

next 3 months will be the slowest of all .

janet

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I totally understand the anxiety. If I knew a way to not have it, I would certainly give him advice but a year later, I still have it. I think with each clear scan, you might get a little less worried but it doesn't go away and I doubt if it ever will. But I do try to not let it control my life. I made up my mind that I will not let it control my life. I go head and plan things for the future such as vacations,etc which gives me hope for the future. We took our 3 grandchildren on a trip to Disney in June this year and I waited until I came back to get my scan as I wanted to enjoy my trip. I will be praying for all of you.

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I am loving the good news. Tell Ron he is allowed a sigh of relief while he rests and heals on. You deserve credit for pushing him forward I know the road was tough for you also.

Take care

      Jeff

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Janet,

My Mom calls me an angel, now you use the label, guess I will have to behave.

Congratulations to both of you, I understand that the caregiver is a hard spot to handle.  Well, we could not make it through this organized mess without you, Thanks

Matt

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CONGRATULATIONS RON, GREAT NEWS!

PATRICK

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thanks patrick and jeff

 

matt, this angel has horns holding the halo up. I had to fight and bite to get him to stay on the preventative regimine.

But so far he only got bitey on wednesdays due to the chemo.

 

he is really fatigued more this week than ever.

having hard time swallowing and definitely using the magic mouthwash with lidocaine a lot now.

no pain meds. but the dry mouth and swallowing are the worst , xylimelts are some relief.

 

again,

thankyou

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First, CONGRATS on finishing the daily grind. Hopefully he won't get worse but just not better for the next couple of weeks.

And the devil horns with halo, oh how I know. Bitning my tongue is very hard for me and I laugh and tell everyone I deserve a medal for not killing him myself. LOL. I wanted to yell, scream and beat him when he wouldn't do what he was supposed to do but you can't, they are the ones with the cancer.

It changed this house upside down, everyone walked on eggshells and really could not be themselves. CANCER changes everyone not just the ones that have it.

Still waiting for the day he does something that really ticks me off so I can be me and just let it out. 

Keep up with us here and letting us know how everything is going. 

Congrats to both of you

Sandy

 

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oh sandy,

echo my feelings!!!

but I know ron has done the same for me in the past , taking care of me after surgeries.

I gues its just my time to take care of him. At least I can cook and being a nurse can take care of him whether he wants it or not.

keep me posted on robs progress and keep plowing ahead rob!!!!!

sandy

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having hard time swallowing and definitely using the magic mouthwash with lidocaine a lot now.

no pain meds. but the dry mouth and swallowing are the worst , xylimelts are some relief.


Remember MM and lidocaine are short term relief. If he has pain that endures then don't suffer and get onto some pain meds that are time released. Most will offer relief for 8-12 hours, whereas lidocaine is 15 minutes if you are lucky.

don

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don , I asked him if he was having pain, just sore where tongue hits his teeth.

keeps denying pain.

He seems more alert and rested today., but he is still in the recliner watching his westerns, lol.

I had no idea how many westerns there really was until this!!!! ALL DAY EVERY DAY

lol,

janet

 

and T, good luck with shooting up the mask.

rons brothers are ranchers in the badlands of south dakota, so they have rifles for hunting and protection.

ron will have fun and relief from it , until then it is in my DINING ROOM, my poor dog is terrified of it. and it scaird the hell out of me last night when I got up

in the middle of the night, kind of like jason in friday the 13th.

I dont know how all of you do that mask, god bless all who have had to.

janet

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Janet,

You can tell if he is in pain. Those subtle quiet groans and moans or the slight hesitations getting around or the wince in the face when chewing or moving around. If he is in real pain, his body will not lie. If he seems pretty pain free, more power to him. Everyone is different: some never needs narcos, some still on them many months after tx stops. don

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don,

discomfprt when he coughs and swallows on tongue, otherwise no wincing.

very fortunate, but then again, he is just finishing treatment and was told that the first couple weeks out he

may develope problems that hadnt risen yet.

offered him some pain meds and he refused.

playing it day by day.

janet

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