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jim and i
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Jim's pain is increasing. It kept him up most of the night. He skipped fishing and finally agreed to take some pain med this afternoon. It doesn't seem to make him as goofy as the other pain med he had during tx. It does however make him dizzy and sleepy, but he is always sleepy. I have convinced him to take it tonight before bed so he can sleep. Hopefully the side effects will wear off by fishing time. I know he will give up if he cannot fish anymore. He told me the other day that if he couldn't go fishing he would only have TV to watch and he might as well quit if that happens. I don't want him to suffer but I also don't want him to be unable to fish. Anyway please keep him in your prayers.


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I know of a deep pool teaming with prayers. Let me see if I can catch a creel full for Jim.

Keep on fishing,


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So hopeful that Jim will feel better so he can go fishing.  I know my husband doesn't like to take his pain medication because it makes him sleepy so instead of two pills he only takes one and then he can do more. 


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Let Jim know there is nothing wrong with taking the pain meds, I have to take them or I would not be able to function. At this point it is all about the quality of life and doing the things you still love to do. I too love fishing both types, fishing for fish, and fishing for men; same pole different type hook one I do for myself the other for God.

God Bless

Tim Hondo

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Not being able to fish...., that's just unheard of...

My thoughts and prayers for him to find some relief...


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It seems as if some days are worse than others.  I know for me the bad days are extremely rough.  I kinda give in to them, as my body needs me to.  On my good days I feel as if I could conquer the world.  Tell Jim not to give into the bad of these days.....easier said than done believe me I know.  I have talked with my primary, about the pain.  He assurred me as my disease progresses I would be kept as pain free as he possible.  And I agree with Jim, I hate the meds....and what they do to us.  But quality means we shouldn't be in pain also.  I would discuss again with your primary the issues Jim dislikes, and see if there is a compromise.  And of coarse Debbie I keep you in Jim in my thoughts and prayers always !  Hugs sent !  Katie 

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and holding good thoughts, Debbie.

Hugs to both of you.

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debbie, i'm sorry 2 hear jim is n such pain.  also sorry he has 2 miss do'n his fav activity.  cancer is rough, no doubt, but tell jim tomorroe will b a better day.  so, don't give up.  the power of prayer is awesome and he has a lot of people here praying for him!!!  we also pray 4 u, debbie.  i hope u r do'n ok.  keep us posted.

God bless you,


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Usually send mojo and positive thoughts.  Tell Jim I'm sending him nothing but thoughts of fish - big and small - so he can get out there again soon!!



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jim and i
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Thank you all for your kind words and prayers. Jim took another dose of pain med last night and slept through until fishing time. He went this morning but the fish weren't hungry. When he came home he was exhausted but happy. He took another dose and napped for four hours. He looks much better this afternoon. I think this new med will be good for him as it doesn't make him  confused and wander off. We appreciate your prayers, keep them coming. I son't know what I would do without you all.


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he was able to go this morning.  Will be keeping you both in my prayers each day! 

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Jan Trinks
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Hi Debbie:


So sorry Jim is in so much pain but glad the new med seems to be working better for him and that he did go fishing.  Prayers as always!


Jan (Basketcase)

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Not sure what state you are in but if you have access to medical cannabis,  you might want to consider it.  If someone is this despondent from the constant haze and fog of medications,  you've only upside from trying. 

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Hi Debbie,

I know Jim doesn't like the meds but I'm glad he caved and is taking them. Sounds like they're helping too. And as far as the fish biting today? That's why it's called fishing not catching ;)

Sending positive thoughts and prayers



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