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Cancer is Like a Wicked Thief

That broke into my house to find jewelry, money, etc. and other valuables but that thief misses so much like my books, writing, pictures, memories. Don't give cancer more than it's due. Cancer can ravage the body but it has no claim on the soul.


My 87 year old husband was just diagnosed with AML. The doctors want to start him on Azacitidine 5-2-2 chemo right away. His white count is 1.8 and red is 6.6.. Is there anyone out there his age who has gone this route. Could be survive side effects at his age. Please help.

RP-1999/Rad 2010, PSA 0.1-/PSA 2019=4.87/starting Lupron 8-26-19

Thanks for the many posts, very informative and somewhat scary.

I had a RP on 1/99, radiation (36 zaps) that reduced PSA to 0.1 which slowly increased to 4.87. The doc and I agreed to start Lupron therapy when PSA reached 5.0...close enough. I start Casodex on Monday, 8/12 for 2 weeks and then start lupron.

I have been incontinent since the RP and wear a device to control it. Am now 82 and active by walking, golfing and dancing.

I will post as this next trip with the CA companion evolves.

Good luck to you all.





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It's been over a year since I've blogged.

Next month it will be four years since I had my hysterectomy. So far; so good! I went in yesterday for a bone density test and have an appointment with my doctor next month to go over the results. I'm still dealing with the neuropathy in my feet but the CBD oil has really helped. I also see a massage therapist who works on my feet and legs and I think that also helps. She told me my feet feel like "bricks." LOL, I think that's a good description. My husband loves to go to the beach but walking in sand is so hard on me and I've tried all different kinds of beach shoes.

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Year of Yes!

I just picked up the book Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. I can't wait to get into it. I could probably say yes to more things in my life. Actually I bought 3 books. Every time I step into a Barnes and Noble, I will most likely come away with at least 3 books. I know, it's a sickness. I noticed there's a little free library right by my house. I dumped a bunch of books off there and took one for myself. Turns out the book sucked, but I'm happy to have my first little free library experience.

Tonsil Cancer

Hi All, My name is Jim, just some background.  I served 30 years in the Marines.  Retired a Master Gunnery Sergeant (E9).  Served in many different Climes and Places as it is said in our Marine Hymn. :)  After retirement, I served as a police officer in Chaffee and ended as the Chief of Police.  After that, I bought a truck and started driving, delivering the goods and things y'll needed :)  Did that until a heart attack in 2005 followed by other health problems, and then tonsil cancer in May of 2019.

Cancer be gone, and stay gone!

I'm a 59 year old male who has led an awesome life and I feel lucky to have made it almost 60 years.  I should have been dead 100 times with all the stupid **** i did in my life.  I spent much of my life as a class clown and much of my life making fun of things including cancer so it's only right that I got diagnosed with bladder and kidney cancer on Good Friday of 2019.  From the moment that my friend Greg Rainwater (my urologist) gave me the news my life changed in many ways.  I stopped treating my life as if it was something that had many years left and began acting as if each day was a

Don't even know where to start. . .

On July 31, just 3 days after my 67nd birthday, I received the news that I have DLBCL (a form of lymphoma).  I don't know much yet but I do have my appointment scheduled with an oncologist.  I'm waiting for my PET scan to be scheduled.  I just read some entries from some people who also have lymphoma and I really appreciate their sharing on this web site.  I've read up alot in the past 3 days about chemo, side effects, etc.  It will be 'interesting' to find out which side effects will hit me.  This all started with a fairly good sized lump on my cheek (lymph node or salivary gland) that dev

The dreaded C word

I heard about you today.... I watched like in a slow motion movie as your name came across the doctors lips.

I heard of you today ... As I felt a ton of bricks land on my head and my world came crashing down .

I heard about you today.... As I watched my hands shake and feel the blood run out of my body as I look at the damage you have caused .


I heard about you today..  As the doctor explained the options I have and heard of things you stole from me.


The Ending

It is with a soul-deep sadness that I have to say, Michael, my husband of 17 years, lost his battle with cancer at 930 this morning. Diagnosed on July 14, 2019, with stage 4 metastatic bladder cancer, 17 days later he is gone. 

Thank you all for your support and prayers.


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