**** skied in Italy!!

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Kathleen808
Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342 Member

Friends,

I hope to encourage you that 4 years into treatment and nearly 100 chemo treatments **** made a fabulous trip to Italy with his best friend.  Our friend's daughter was in the World Cup for ski jumping in the Italian Alps and **** and his buddy went to see her compete.  **** had chemo on Wednesday and left Friday morning.  They took it easy on the travel and arrived in Italy on Monday.  On Wednesday, they went skiing and it was a beautiful day!  At first I was thinking, "Does he really want to ski in another country while actively fighting cancer?"  Then I thought, "Heck yah!"  He had a great trip and managed his side effects pretty well.

I hope that encourages some of you new folks and also some of you who have been in this for years too. 

Thinking of all of you.

Aloha,

Kathleen

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  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
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    Awesome! Glad he was able to
    Awesome! Glad he was able to have that experience. It is very encouraging!
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576 Member
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    jen2012 said:

    Awesome! Glad he was able to
    Awesome! Glad he was able to have that experience. It is very encouraging!

    great news

    you just cannot keep that boy of your down Kathleen.....what wonderful news....that must have been awsome to ski in Italy.....very beautiful......Well doneDick

     

    love, mags

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    The answer is yes.

    It does encourage me.  I'm only on treatment three (four was canelled because of low low WBC), I'm not liking the chemo side-effects, but the side effects from the shots of Neupogen are awful. 

    I'm obviously a whimp. 

    I'm glad to hear your husband has had such fun, and I hope he has many, many more great outdoor experiences. 

    Thank you for posting, I am encouraged to get on with life inspite of the pain.

  • smokeyjoe
    smokeyjoe Member Posts: 1,425 Member
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    Trubrit said:

    The answer is yes.

    It does encourage me.  I'm only on treatment three (four was canelled because of low low WBC), I'm not liking the chemo side-effects, but the side effects from the shots of Neupogen are awful. 

    I'm obviously a whimp. 

    I'm glad to hear your husband has had such fun, and I hope he has many, many more great outdoor experiences. 

    Thank you for posting, I am encouraged to get on with life inspite of the pain.

    Fun!!!   Great for him he's

    Fun!!!   Great for him he's enjoying life !!!      I recently took a vacation (not as exotic as skiing in Italy) ..... came home with cold so chemo. had to be delayed till I'm over this.  

  • YoVita
    YoVita Member Posts: 590 Member
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    Wonderful

    Bet **** appreciated the experience more than most.  Skiing in Italy - awesome!

  • angelsbaby
    angelsbaby Member Posts: 1,165 Member
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    awsome

    that is great news im glad he feelin good

     

    michelle

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169 Member
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    Hi Kathleen
    Thank you so much

    Hi Kathleen

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful news. I've been wondering about ****. I don't think Steve will be skiing any time soon. I'd be happy if he started walking again. Long story. But knowing that **** has skied in Italy, considering all he's been through, does give me hope. Wishing you both the very best of health.

    Chelsea
  • rogina2336
    rogina2336 Member Posts: 188
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    All I can say is that is

    All I can say is that is soooooo aaaawwwweeesssoooommmmme!!!!  keep on keepin on!! Laughing

  • wolfen
    wolfen Member Posts: 1,324 Member
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    All I can say is that is

    All I can say is that is soooooo aaaawwwweeesssoooommmmme!!!!  keep on keepin on!! Laughing

    How Fun For Him!

    This is great, Kathleen. He is a man of many talents. Does he get all this balance from surfing? I'd probably end up upside down in the snow.

    I'll bet this climate was a real "stranger" to him. So glad he was able to enjoy himself.

    Luv,

    Wolfen

  • lesvanb
    lesvanb Member Posts: 905
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    Such wonderful news of you all!

    Congrats to ****! It's a big deal.

     

    Lotsa love Leslie

  • steveandnat
    steveandnat Member Posts: 886
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    Very Cool

    That is the way to do it.  I'm so happy **** was able to make such a big trip. Pray another trip is around the corner.  Jeff

  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342 Member
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    Friends

    I just read **** your responses and he is smiling from ear to ear.  Yes, the climate change was pretty dramatic.  It was harder on his rash being in the cold but he did manage the rash with lotion.  He had a fabulous time.Take care!Aloha,

    Kathleen

  • HollyID
    HollyID Member Posts: 946 Member
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    YAY!!!  What fun!  I always

    YAY!!!  What fun!  I always knew that **** was one tuff cookie!  :) 

     

     

  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111 Member
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    Kathleen:

    Wow, nothing can keep that boy down. 

     

    Wishing you the best - Tina

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571 Member
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    That's wonderful!

    I really admire people who fight to keep the good things in life going, despite all of the challenges the beast throws in the path.  Good for him!  AA

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    Awesome

    I'm so glad that he is continuing to be active.  With all that he does he always amazes me.

    Kim

  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117 Member
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    Awesome

    I'm so glad that he is continuing to be active.  With all that he does he always amazes me.

    Kim

    woo hoo

    thats great.you keep on going **** you are such an inspiration so glad you are able to enjoy different things...Godbless...johnnybegood

  • luvinlife2
    luvinlife2 Member Posts: 172 Member
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    Awesome!!

    It is so encouraging to hear this!  I often wonder how **** is doing and I'm so glad to hear he's travelling and enjoying life.!!Smile

  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900 Member
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    thats fantastic

    its funny i have had my cross country skis in the car for a week and i have not used them.

    today is the day, **** is inspirational.

    hugs,

    pete

  • Momof2plusteentwins
    Momof2plusteentwins Member Posts: 509 Member
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    Kathleen
    Just going to Italy is awesome! Glad he had a good time. Of course living in Hawaii is awesome too!
    Sandy:)