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Buzzard
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I start #10 of 12 post op chemo Monday....almost home.....I was part of the ice storm here and last treatment I only got to the onc the first day so Chemo was all I got and not leucovrin...I took the 5fu pump off after it ran out Wednesday but I was only sick for 3 days so the Leucovrin is what is causing me to be nauseated another 4 days and without it it was pretty mild.....Im thinking that I might see about skipping the Leucovrin the last 3 treatments. I think it is only to soup up the chemo that I get on Monday...

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tootsie1
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Man, you're almost there. Fabulous!

*hugs*
Gail

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I could be wrong, I'm not a doctor, but I think the ONLY purpose Leucovorin serves is to keep the other chemicals in your body longer. It doesn't cause any side effects per se, but you get side effects because the drugs that DO cause side effects stay in your body longer, which is what you WANT because they have to stay in long enough to kill the cells they are supposed to kill.
mary

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I'll talk with my Onc Monday and decide....thank you for the information......

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I have to say I have a lot of fishing to catch up to. My only constant side effect right now is tingling on the bottom of my feet...its not going away as it was...hopefully after its over it will eventually be gone but nothing I can't handle.....

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Where do you live and where do you fish? I have handled PR for Yamaha Marine, helping launch them in 1983 and have done work for Skeeter, Ranger, Bass Pro, Abu Garcia, Berkley and currently US Reel, Edgewater Boats and AB Inflatables. Also Shimano, Lowrance and Magellan. When I managed Yamaha's pro staff, I later conducted and co-wrote "How to promote yourself and attract sponsors" with long-time friend Tim Tucker, the senior writer at Bassmaster. Tim died a little over a year ago in a car accident. He is being inducted in the Pro Angling Hall of Fame this year. My first job in the industry was Johnson Outboards PR manager.

So I'm kind of committed to fishing personally and business-wise. Be interested in hearing where and how you like to fish.

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That's wonderful.....ALMOST HOME. We're so happy for you and wish you all the very best. At least you found out what was making you nauseated. "Works in mysterious ways"...... Keep up the great work and you'll soon be done w/ that part.

Has anyone heard how VICKICO is doing?

Hop is recovering slowly now. He, for some reason thought it had been 3 weeks since surgery and had only been TWO....Anyhoooooo, he decided to drive to another town and have coffee w/ his cousins, stopped at a few other places.............ended up (BEFORE I GOT HOME FROM TOWN) walking on the tredmill..............Now you all know, had I been here, this wouldn't have happened, right?????? He hasn't been released to drive yet for starters....have an accident and OH MAN. I can see the law suit now............then he was complaining that evening and the next day of being so tired and hurting all over..........WELLLLLLLLL. DUH....... WE HAD A LITTLE TALK....he's behaving much better now. Get staples out tomorrow.

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH THIS MAN THAT I LOVE SO MUCH ! ! ! ! ! !

Got way off subject.....Proud of you Buzz....

Blessings,
Marygale

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Buzzard
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You did the same thing I did.....except I decided that I could drive and tolds the wife I had to get out of the house...Hop did what everyman does, shows how stubborn we are...and what to do with him ????the same thing you have done all your life....chuckle and just say "thats my man"......Love to ya both and God Bless.....

and yes I look for VickiCO to be in here in a day or so...she may be without computer right now...but I have an idea she is fine........ :-)

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Hi Buzzard,
Thinking of you tomorrow. Great that you are really in the end stretch. It is good for those of us who are just starting out on this. We think Dick will start his "12" in about 2 weeks. He said he is looking at it as 6 and then moving toward the end of it.
Take care tomorrow.
Aloha,
Kathleen

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Hi Buzzard,
Monday is a good day to get started with number 10....hope it goes well....good luck...are you starting to see the finish line????

Mags

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I will be glad to be done with this journey but will look back and wonder where the last year went to. I still remember the day I was told, seems like yesterday. I still wake up some mornings and check to see if my ostomy is still really there. Yep it is. I then realize how precious life is and after I thank God of my outcome I then drive to my church (which is right across the street) and just drive around it one time to check everything out and also to remember that this is the place that saved me from internal combustion. I also thank this forum and all my friends here that have listen to me whoop and holler and rant and rave sometimes about poor pitiful me when I am really lucky to be alive and have nothing to really be sorry for....I have met people that are truly the top of the line here and to be able to laugh, cry, and console and be consoled is what life all boils down to, sharing and giving with people, and its the people here that are either caregivers or patients to whom I owe everything to. You have versed me until there is hardly anything my doctor can say that I don't understand what its about. I feel like I have learned a new language and am able to speak about it to people just being diagnosed. To all the people in the forum...you are a very special group and will always hold a place in my heart, all of you. I will always be in here no matter what because it has been my home for the last year. I thank you all for helping me retain my sanity and guiding me to the better aspects of how to get through this journey and just life itself. Now, since my daughter just hollered at me(shes 4) and tells me she just peed and pooped I guess I better end this novel and go wipe a butt.....LOL...I love my life...thank you all and lets continue to beat the monster down until there is a cure....and I really think its close.......God Bless you all.......

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I so look forward as a newly diagnosed person with no chemo experience yet, for you to be around for us, as I know I sure will need the encouragement, faith and support from you and everyone here, you went on one hell of a journey, one that I'm just starting, and learning from everyone here what is about to be ahead of me, and am sure will be here, scared as a rabbit at the first sign of something weird going on with my body and if it's normal and whatnot.. so prepare for me to be a whiney butt at times, I feel helpless at times, and despaired, but I come here, and read all your posts, and all those feelings just go away!

Beautiful words you write, you are such a comforting person, and really relate to alot you say. Now, make sure you wipe every inch of that butt! no rashes for that precious angel! I love my life too, and sometimes think this cancer came for a reason.. I didn't appreciate life enough, and maybe this happened to make me see what I had around me, and how wonderful it all really is, debt and all! Now, all I want to do is to continue to live it, I don't want to die yet, and will fight for my life!

Hugsss to all!
~Donna

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Buzzard
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Your not going anywhere for a long time lady......say 50 or 60 years, but look at what you'll have when you do........another life where there is no pain only comfort and serenity and peace without pain........you can't lose if you believe.........God Bless ya...

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We are SO looking forward to eternity in peace and in God's presence, but until it is our time, we have work to do here on earth!
mary

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Good for you Buzzard. I have missed you all. I couldn't get my wireless to work at the hospital. I am home, did not have an ostomy and doing well. I wrote over on the Vickico list.

Vicki

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jenalynet
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Hi,
Glad to read that you are almost finished with this part of your journey. Wishing you well...Hugs, Audrey.

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