Missed you guys

Haven't been on the board for awhile and have thought about you guys often and missed the company of fellow travelers on a strange hike. I thought I would pop in and say hi once in awhile and let you all know how well I was doing. Had hoped I wouldn't be coming back because I needed the support but that's why I'm coming back. I've had hip pain since radiation ended a year ago that was attributed to all the radiation I got in that area. It started increasing a few months back and a month back it started moving. Got an MRI that showed a tumor pinching the nerves in S2; also showed a few (5) other spots in the pelvis as well as the femur. PET/CT confirmed and showed a couple more in other bones. Looks like I'm gonna be needing some more chemo and radiation. I've got a big Grand Canyon backpacking trip planned for the second week in October that the docs are gonna let me do first and then we'll start on treatment. In the meantime I'm trying to keep the pain away so the docs are experimenting on me with different combos. I've had some undesirable reactions the last couple days that stopped my breathing for short moments but didn't send me to the ER. Hopefully we've got that worked out. It's nice to be back here with y'all but I sure would rather it wasn't for this reason. Prayers and thoughts, chants, rituals not involving animal sacrifice would sure be appreciated. Thanks for being here for me. Looking forward to getting to know all the new folks and getting reacquainted with all the old ones.

AB
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  • luv4lacrosse
    luv4lacrosse Member Posts: 1,410 Member
    LET ME BE THE FIRST *****
    To chime in, as you have always been there for me. I am so sorry to hear of this, but rest assured, you will step up and whip cancers **** again. I knw this as I received simillar news a few weeks back and start chemo for the second time on Monday.

    You hang in there my friend, and lean on all of us as much as you need. We are ALL here for you.

    Best

    Mike
  • adventurebob
    adventurebob Member Posts: 691

    LET ME BE THE FIRST *****
    To chime in, as you have always been there for me. I am so sorry to hear of this, but rest assured, you will step up and whip cancers **** again. I knw this as I received simillar news a few weeks back and start chemo for the second time on Monday.

    You hang in there my friend, and lean on all of us as much as you need. We are ALL here for you.

    Best

    Mike

    Hey Mike!
    Thanks Brother. I saw you were back too. Is it 2010 again? Looks like we're both gearing up to kick some ****. Sorry we're both back but glad to know I'm not alone,


    AB
  • denistd
    denistd Member Posts: 597

    Hey Mike!
    Thanks Brother. I saw you were back too. Is it 2010 again? Looks like we're both gearing up to kick some ****. Sorry we're both back but glad to know I'm not alone,


    AB

    back
    Sorry to hear about this Bob, but you two will both overcome. Stay strong. Denis
  • KareGiver
    KareGiver Member Posts: 301 Member
    denistd said:

    back
    Sorry to hear about this Bob, but you two will both overcome. Stay strong. Denis

    Hang tough!!!
    AB...my husband is in the same "club" as you and Mike. Enjoy that vacation and come back to whip cancer's *ss!
  • Grandmax4
    Grandmax4 Member Posts: 723
    KareGiver said:

    Hang tough!!!
    AB...my husband is in the same "club" as you and Mike. Enjoy that vacation and come back to whip cancer's *ss!

    It gives me a shiver
    to know some that licked this evil devil once, are forced to do it again...but, we're all here to help you along the way. Keep the faith
  • Noellesmom
    Noellesmom Member Posts: 1,859 Member
    prayers lifted and holding good thoughts
    Enjoy that hike, Bob. I am jealous.
  • ditto1
    ditto1 Member Posts: 660
    Grandmax4 said:

    It gives me a shiver
    to know some that licked this evil devil once, are forced to do it again...but, we're all here to help you along the way. Keep the faith

    Glad to meet you AB
    I joined in April, so sorry you are back due to a relapse of this beast. You got prayers coming. Knowing how hard it is to fight the battle once, I am sad to think of the fight the 2nd time around for anyone but I guess we all know thats a possibility. I go in on Oct 3rd to see if my treatments worked and see if the cancer is gone, Anxiety big time. Since I was dx I have read a few books and one story that I keep in my mental pocket referenced a 90 year old lady who beat the beast 3 times. So heres to seeing 90 but after beating the beast twice. Good luck AB and look forward to your updates.
  • KTeacher
    KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103
    Welcome Back
    I thought you were out hiking! Sorry for the reason for your return. Still a great group of people on here, and with your return some old timers will poke on in. I am a 2 timer at the cancer game. Radiation left me with some not so nice long term effects. I am finally getting an MRI on Thursday, I've been having double vision for 3 weeks, really makes it difficult to read or type! Will you be going back to the Bay Area again?
  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,304 Member
    Dang AB...
    I thought we got rid of you..... :)

    Sorry that you find yourself back here under these circumstances.

    You don't have to ask for thoughts and prayers, you're in them...but I will throw a few extra your way.

    Thoughts, Prayers, Hopes and Dreams
    John
  • longtermsurvivor
    longtermsurvivor Member Posts: 1,842 Member
    Dang I was just thinking about you
    earlier today. I have resumed my plans to through hike on the Ozark Highlands Trail in December. This was a trip that got interrupted last winter by my recurrent cancer. I am now NED, seven months out, and wish the same for you Bob. May this crap be just a timeout for you too.

    Pat
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
    Bob......I'm sorry to hear of this setback.....
    but am delighted to hear you're going on your hike before you start treatment....great spirit and resolve if ya ask me.

    We'll be here to wave you thru the finish line when this treatment is over....sending positive thought, prayers, and a ton of good mojo your way.

    p
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,698 Member
    words of wisdom
    AB,

    I am sorry for your 2nd time around, nobody deserves this c _ _ _. If you don’t mind I am going to take a page from your book and go on a hike (or something). This crazy merry-go-round should teach me something.

    Wishing, chanting and praying for the best of outcomes for you and have a great hike.

    Best,

    Matt
  • Tonsil Dad
    Tonsil Dad Member Posts: 488

    Bob......I'm sorry to hear of this setback.....
    but am delighted to hear you're going on your hike before you start treatment....great spirit and resolve if ya ask me.

    We'll be here to wave you thru the finish line when this treatment is over....sending positive thought, prayers, and a ton of good mojo your way.

    p

    Thoughts & Prayers
    You beat this beast once before you can kick its a** again!

    God bless
    Tonsil dad,

    Dan.
  • nick770
    nick770 Member Posts: 195
    CivilMatt said:

    words of wisdom
    AB,

    I am sorry for your 2nd time around, nobody deserves this c _ _ _. If you don’t mind I am going to take a page from your book and go on a hike (or something). This crazy merry-go-round should teach me something.

    Wishing, chanting and praying for the best of outcomes for you and have a great hike.

    Best,

    Matt

    Sorry for the second round
    Sorry for the second round but at least you will know a little more this time around , kick it's BUTT!
  • Pam M
    Pam M Member Posts: 2,196
    No Sacrifices??? Then Never Mind
    Teasing. Whenever anyone "drops off" the radar for a while, I tell myself that it's because they're just too busy , and that's a good thing. I'm wishing that had kept right up with you, and you just popped in to say "Hi", apologize for being gone so long, and promise to check in more often in the future.

    I'm glad, though, that you let us know what's REALLY going on with you.

    Reactions that stop your breathing? How scary - even if only for a moment.

    I have to say, you'd definately be on my list of folks that I'd expect to overcome in a round two situation with cancer. I love being a know-it-all - looking forward to you proving me right.

    You know the drill - we believe in you - glad to know that you believe in you, too.
  • D Lewis
    D Lewis Member Posts: 1,581 Member
    Damn, AB
    Good to hear from you and know you're still out there, but this news sucks big time. Healing thoughts, chants, rituals (ok, I'll forego the animal sacrifices today) coming your way. You've fought this fight once, and you can do it again. Let us know what we can do for you.

    I was thinking about you the other day, too. I'm beginning to suspect that the heart knows, ahead of the mind.

    Deb
  • hawk711
    hawk711 Member Posts: 566
    D Lewis said:

    Damn, AB
    Good to hear from you and know you're still out there, but this news sucks big time. Healing thoughts, chants, rituals (ok, I'll forego the animal sacrifices today) coming your way. You've fought this fight once, and you can do it again. Let us know what we can do for you.

    I was thinking about you the other day, too. I'm beginning to suspect that the heart knows, ahead of the mind.

    Deb

    AB Howdy
    Bob
    I emailed you a note about 2 weeks ago to see how your were? Now I know. You are a fighter and a helper (to me). Just get up to bat and knock this crap out of the park. You can and will beat this just like the nasty H&N stuff we fought. Still want to take in that Giants game sometime with you. Let me know when you're in town again, we'll make it happen
    Stay happy and keep hiking those trails,
    all the best
    Steve
  • adventurebob
    adventurebob Member Posts: 691
    Thanks for all the love
    You guys are great! So nice to know this place will always be here ready to help. For the record; this is the 3rd time. First time was chemo and radiation, second was just radiation, this time is gonna be chemo and radiation again. Good thing I kept all the chemo and radiation paraphernalia.
  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328

    Thanks for all the love
    You guys are great! So nice to know this place will always be here ready to help. For the record; this is the 3rd time. First time was chemo and radiation, second was just radiation, this time is gonna be chemo and radiation again. Good thing I kept all the chemo and radiation paraphernalia.

    AB
    Third time is a charm.........God bless!
  • adventurebob
    adventurebob Member Posts: 691
    hawk711 said:

    AB Howdy
    Bob
    I emailed you a note about 2 weeks ago to see how your were? Now I know. You are a fighter and a helper (to me). Just get up to bat and knock this crap out of the park. You can and will beat this just like the nasty H&N stuff we fought. Still want to take in that Giants game sometime with you. Let me know when you're in town again, we'll make it happen
    Stay happy and keep hiking those trails,
    all the best
    Steve

    Steve
    Got your note as I was coming on to let the gang know I was back. Thank you so much. It was nice to know that I was missed. Let's make it a point to go to a game. Giants or 49er's. I'm still living in Marin (Fairfax)and do get over to the city now and then. Looking forward to meeting you in person and having some fun.

    AB