Guess who just called me..... BUZZARD!!!!!!!

idlehunters
idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787
Yep.... he FINALLY called me back! He said he has been and still is...sicker than a dog. He said that Folfiri is kicking his butt...BIG TIME! He said he is sick for 14 days..non stop....then has to go back and do it again. He is so sick to his stomach and tired that he just has to rest. He has had no strength to even get on his computer. He said to tell you all he is fine and he is sorry he made you all worry. He will post as soon as he can. He will be seeing his doctor in Nashville soon and a change of some kind HAS to be done.

So, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Amen!

Jennie
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  • karen40
    karen40 Member Posts: 211
    Great news!
    Jennie,
    Thanks for taking charge and making the call. What a relief.
    Sending up more prayers for him. He needs more good days.
    Karen
  • here4lfe
    here4lfe Member Posts: 306 Member
    Thanks for the update
    I've been tracking Buzz, because my wife is on the same regime. And it is kicking her butt also. Praying it's worth it.

    Best
  • Brenda Bricco
    Brenda Bricco Member Posts: 579
    YAY!
    I am glad to know that he was able to call. Now, I just wish he flet better.
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331

    YAY!
    I am glad to know that he was able to call. Now, I just wish he flet better.

    Thanks God !
    Will be praying for him!
    Thank you Jennie!
  • dorookie
    dorookie Member Posts: 1,731
    Great Job
    Maybe you should be a Copper too....

    HUGS
    Beth
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787
    dorookie said:

    Great Job
    Maybe you should be a Copper too....

    HUGS
    Beth

    LMAO....
    A copper huh Beth????? Ya.... all the investigating I done I sure feel like one....but it was worth it! Luv ya!

    Jennie
  • HollyID
    HollyID Member Posts: 946
    Poor guy!! Thanks
    Poor guy!! Thanks Jennie!!

    I'm glad he finally checked in with ya!

    I'm still gonna say a few nice words to the man upstairs on his behalf.

    Love ya, Buzz!!
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Good
    Good to hear that he is still ok. Bummer to hear that he is so sick with this treatment program. I'm hoping he can surely get some relief as no one should be that sick constantly. Hope his doctor can figure something out. Thanks for the update.

    Kim
  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117

    Good
    Good to hear that he is still ok. Bummer to hear that he is so sick with this treatment program. I'm hoping he can surely get some relief as no one should be that sick constantly. Hope his doctor can figure something out. Thanks for the update.

    Kim

    glad to
    hear he is ok but i am sorry he is so sick.that is what the oxy did to me.we all know how it feels to be so sick.Buzzard we still have a hold of that rope just hang on tight...Godbless...johnnybegood
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    Sounds All Too Familar to Me....
    I remember telling him that his regime (which was mine) had me SICK 24 out of 30 days out of the month. Each cycle about the 12th day to the 14th, I would feel slightly better than death, but the other days were just wasted, sick days.

    It was no kind of quality of life at all. And when I got to the end, I said "No Mas."

    I was hoping he would do better than I did, but it sounds like he and I are working off the same page, which means I'm sorry that he is feeling so bad right now. It's extra rough for some of us.

    I told Buzzard recently when I was finishing up treatments, that my hands had slipped off of that rope. It's easy to do when you feel as badly as that.

    Sounds like some reduced dosages are coming to an IV pole near him and I hope that the docs can ease the suffering for him to some degree. My guy went to 75%, but it still cooked my goose.

    Hang on, Buzz!

    -Craig
  • swimmer22
    swimmer22 Member Posts: 60
    Sundanceh said:

    Sounds All Too Familar to Me....
    I remember telling him that his regime (which was mine) had me SICK 24 out of 30 days out of the month. Each cycle about the 12th day to the 14th, I would feel slightly better than death, but the other days were just wasted, sick days.

    It was no kind of quality of life at all. And when I got to the end, I said "No Mas."

    I was hoping he would do better than I did, but it sounds like he and I are working off the same page, which means I'm sorry that he is feeling so bad right now. It's extra rough for some of us.

    I told Buzzard recently when I was finishing up treatments, that my hands had slipped off of that rope. It's easy to do when you feel as badly as that.

    Sounds like some reduced dosages are coming to an IV pole near him and I hope that the docs can ease the suffering for him to some degree. My guy went to 75%, but it still cooked my goose.

    Hang on, Buzz!

    -Craig

    What treatment regmine is he on?
    Being new, I was wondering what treatment regmine he is on. The inital post indicated Folfiri and I was under the assumption that isn't too, too awful. I've done Folflox before and start Folfiri this week. Now, I'm worried this treatment could actually be worse than Folflox.
  • ddpekks
    ddpekks Member Posts: 162
    Jennie...you da bom.......
    Thanks so much for sharing. I started crying when I read your headline! Been so very worried about him. I do hate that he is so very sick and totally understand him not posting. Will pray real hard that he gets through this phase soon. Love to the Buzz!!!!

    Deb
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787
    swimmer22 said:

    What treatment regmine is he on?
    Being new, I was wondering what treatment regmine he is on. The inital post indicated Folfiri and I was under the assumption that isn't too, too awful. I've done Folflox before and start Folfiri this week. Now, I'm worried this treatment could actually be worse than Folflox.

    swimmer22....
    Hi....... Yes, he is on Folfiri and the sickness part of it does hit some people like Buzz and Craig but not others. I was on Folfiri 2 years....got sick 1 time....not 1 day...1 time. However.... I did have the side effect of diarrhea.....bad diarrhea. It was well worth the 20+ tumors in cleared out of my lungs and liver. I have never done Folfox to compare but Sundanceh has. PM him and ask any questions you may have. Best of luck to you!

    Jennie
  • swimmer22
    swimmer22 Member Posts: 60

    swimmer22....
    Hi....... Yes, he is on Folfiri and the sickness part of it does hit some people like Buzz and Craig but not others. I was on Folfiri 2 years....got sick 1 time....not 1 day...1 time. However.... I did have the side effect of diarrhea.....bad diarrhea. It was well worth the 20+ tumors in cleared out of my lungs and liver. I have never done Folfox to compare but Sundanceh has. PM him and ask any questions you may have. Best of luck to you!

    Jennie

    Thanks --
    Thanks Jennie, here's to hoping I can ride the Folfiri wave like you did. I am having Folfiri as my mop-up chemotherapy after my September resection for rectal cancer. I have a temporary illiostomy so at least I won't have the actual affects of diarrhea but have been warned to watch out for dehydration. Thanks again.

    -dean
  • thingy45
    thingy45 Member Posts: 632
    ddpekks said:

    Jennie...you da bom.......
    Thanks so much for sharing. I started crying when I read your headline! Been so very worried about him. I do hate that he is so very sick and totally understand him not posting. Will pray real hard that he gets through this phase soon. Love to the Buzz!!!!

    Deb

    Hang on there BUZZ, it must
    Hang on there BUZZ, it must get better. Thanks Jennie, for all your good work,
    many prayers to all of you, one day at a time.
    hugs Marjan
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    Hallelujah!!!!!!
    Oh, thank heaven! I have been SO worried!!! Thanks, Jennie, for being persistent on this. I was so afraid that something terrible had happened. Now we just have to pray he can get through this okay.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111
    Oh poor Buzz:
    Hang in there, this drug hit George much more than Folfox but it does work very well. Ask about a dosage reduction, it helped George. The fatigue and diarrhea can be just awful. Hang in there.

    Jennie, thanks for letting us know.

    Tina
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Good news
    Dear Jennie, thanks for your efforts to solve the 'missing Buzzard' puzzle.

    Sorry to hear that he is feeling so bad and hope that he can get his docs to come up with some compromise on the dosage which will give him some relief and still kick cancer's butt.

    Sending hugs to all,

    Marie who loves kitties
  • wolfen
    wolfen Member Posts: 1,324

    Good news
    Dear Jennie, thanks for your efforts to solve the 'missing Buzzard' puzzle.

    Sorry to hear that he is feeling so bad and hope that he can get his docs to come up with some compromise on the dosage which will give him some relief and still kick cancer's butt.

    Sending hugs to all,

    Marie who loves kitties

    Whew!!!
    Big sigh of relief here in Arizona. Thanks, Jen. I'm so glad he was able to call and give you an update. Keeping all my fingers and toes crossed for a better time for him soon.
    He's such a great guy.

    Luv,

    Wolfen
  • tommycat
    tommycat Member Posts: 790
    good job Jennie! here's to
    good job Jennie! here's to Buzz finding a new way to fight for his life.