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I decided to start a new post. I am on my second week of Afinitor, and overall feeling a lot better. Right now I am to meet a new doctor. He will set up the Cyberknife treatments. Don't let the name fool you, there is no knife or cutting. This is a special type of radiation treatment. I may have up to 5 treatments. Cyberknife can be used for some tumors, such as some brain tumors. They will make a custom back cradle so that I won't move doing the treatment. Cyberknife can shrink the tumors and hopefully eliminate them. Along with that I am getting Zometa, a bone agent. Sure beats having another surgery. Ron

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I've met a few people that have had this. I think one was on a brain tumor and the other might have been the spine. From what I heard, it was effective in both cases.

Hope this new approach is effective for you Ron.

Best wishes,

Todd

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and ribs a couple years ago. Nothing to it.

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Ron:

My husband had 5 cyberknife treatments to the T11; so far, scans show no progression and his oncologist says that the cyber keeps working so if growth begins, it may kill new cells. 

The latest scans also showed new bone (healthy) growing.

the treatments lasted 45 minutes each and for him, were exhausting. He had lost 25 pounds from the bowel obstruction and was recovering from surgery so fatigue may have been a result of all of it.

Cyberknife is the next best to surgery and may one day become as good as surgery according to docs. 

when do you start? 

Sarah

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HI Sarah Et Al...  So, the plan sounds so easy... most likely it will all be done next week... am I boring all of you yet..??  FYI, Cyberknife can usually be done on tumors smaller than 3 cm, depending on location.   Again this shows the importance of diligent follow ups for Stage 3 and 4 people.  They think I only need one treatment, as my Met is that small..!   Compare a 45 minute outpatient procedure to a full blown surgery..  Given the option, all the scans seem well worth it to me..!! 

Just found out we had a shipper snafu, the race bikes may be a bit difficult to get out of customs... silly paperwork.. it will get handled I am sure..

Ron

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My husband had cyberknife for brain 4 times...He was put on antiseizure meds and decadron to control swelling..

Good luck!!

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OK, it all sounded too easy..  everything is lined up... except my Insurance wants a written request with explanation for the scan.  Now, I do NOT blame the insurance folks for asking, they just paid for two scans in the last two weeks.  It is very reasonable to go HUH..?  Why a third scan..?  Now I know it will get approved, but the issue is.. when..?  I leave in 3 weeks, and it could take 2 weeks to get the approval.  So, Stanford is hounding them.. and in the morning, I will make a few phone calls myself..  I have a hunch they will do a very quick review and approval...  Now even my Doctors all say it can wait until I get back, but none of us want to do that... none of us trust the Cancer to behave and not grow any in the next 5 weeks...  I can ask the Cancer to wait.. but.. doubt that will do any good...

Hey, what good is life without a little extra drama every now and then..??

Ron 

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Hi Ron,

My husband had cyberknife to his spine.  The first time it was to a vertebra and that procedure was successful.  The second time was a year later a new met appeared on another vertebra and he had cyberknife to the new site.  He has MRI's of his spine every 3 months for the past two years.  There is no growth in the areas that were treated.  My husband did experience some complications with the treatment itself.  My tid bit of advice for you is that you have someone go with you and drive you home.  In our case it was essential that I happened to be there with him.  (where else would I be).  So, that's my 2 cents.  I wish you well and a easy-peasy treatment.

annie

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 I rode my motorcycle back and forth to all my appts. 50 mile round trip. Dr. told me that when the radiation fatigue hits, it was going to be big. I did get the fatigue. I think. It could of been the start of getting lazy. I had the radiation to 2-3 vertebrae and a 2-3 ribs. Maybe 8-10 treatments. I forget the specifics. It wasn't a big deal at all.

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Thanks both of you...!  I have a back up plan, just in case.. I will get a motel room nearby and take a cab if it is that bad..  But as my Met is small they think one treatment will do..  I am very pleased they found and will also Zap the two Mets in my Kidney bed...

 

OK, here is some info on Cyberknife... as some folks may be curious..  Think of getting a 45 minute X Ray.. sort of.. no pain, no muss, no fuss..  I think they can do up to a 3 MM size tumor, and of course location matters.  Yes for some areas there can be side effects.. so if they are Zapping near the bowel, that can be an issue, same with the stomach..  and yes ccan cause some dizzyness and nausea, especially on brain Mets.

http://www.mskcc.org/blog/why-am-i-hearing-so-much-about-cyberknife

One more thing.. as they know I am going on vacation soon after, they told me they would stock me up on drugs, pain killers, nausea, and steroids... as a precaution..  Gotta love doctors that really care...

Ron Laughing

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Dear Ron, 

I am only trying to be helpful here.  For me it feels like a duty to at least share information that may help you.  My husband had a one dose treatment each time, very brief, outpatient basis.  He's was very healthy and active with no other medical conditions.  We walked out of the hospital and 2 miles down the road as I was stuck on a freeway onramp, pinned in, my husband had a very rare sudden side effect.  He had a 105 temperature and did not know who he was, where he was etc..  The suddenness would blow your socks off.  I was on my phone to the cyberknife department who wanted to send an ambulance to me but they couldnt get to us.  Rush hour.  I drove up on the side planter of the freeway, through all red lights, and wished for a police chase,  and into  the exit of the hospital.  All the while clinging with a deathgrip to my husbands arm, who wanted to get out of the car while it was moving.  There's more to the story.  Scariest day of my life.  We actually do laugh about it now cuz it was frickin crazy.  He was admitted to ICU for a day and then discharged home.  Brain scans.  Everything was fine, and they DO NOT know what happened.  They are guessing only that it was a rare side effect to Decadron.  He lived to talk about it.  Had he been on a motorcycle he wouldn't have survived. 

I love that you have a sensible plan of having a hotel room and perhaps the use of a taxi service.  I would also keep your wristband on too.  That helped us.  Didn't have to do all the admitting crap. 

I pray that you understand my intentions of helping you and others who will read this thread, by suggesting you have a friend with you.  Crap happens. 

Annie

PS.  He had no pain with the procedure or afterwards, no fatigue, slight nausea only for a day.

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Annie, thanks for that info.. I will absolutely watch out for it... just in case..!  Depending on what time of day my treatment will be, I may just get the motel room for the night and not worry.  There are motels about 2 or 3 miles from the Hospital...

Thanks..!!

Ron

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my husband is dying to ride his motorcycle but the back surgeon has said not yet... The concern is that IF there was an accident and IF he hurt his back, it could trigger a fracture.

He does ride it but not too far; like, an accident couldn't happen then?

i agree that while cyberknife is intense enough to destroy the cancer, the side effects are minimal. In my husband's case, it is hard to tell since he was so compromised when he began the treatments.  But, really not much more than extreme fatigue.

Sarah

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Sarah.. is he getting a bone agent either Xgeva or Zometa.?  If not, then why not..?  This promotes bone growth...  had my first Zometa infusion last Monday.. no big deal.   I also forgot what drug he is on now..  I am now on Alfinitor, which can be good for bone Mets as well. 

On the bike.. I asked three doctors.. one said maybe, one said no, and one said heck yes..!  Of course the risk of fracture was mentioned.. which is something to think about..  That said, they told me at my 6 month scan they would have a better idea of how good my bones are...

I was also told that the Cyberknife will prevent any new growth from happening in the same spot.

Ron 

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Ron:

my husband is not on Zometa or Xygeva; we asked the oncologist about those and he told us that at this point when healthy bone is growing, he would be concerned that those meds would interfere.

he would have him take something if there was osteoporosis.

To date, no meds at all; scans every 3 months until he hits a year after nephrectomy (Sept), then every 4 months. As in your case, he wants to jump on anything early.

If you are only having one cyberknife treatment, I doubt you would have a reaction other than some fatigue. 

Annie, your husband had been on decadron; isn't it possible that caused the reaction? The session is boring and with the weight loss, a bit uncomfortable to lay there for 50 minutes. 

My husband had 10 regular radiation treatments to the surgical site and 5 to the other met. So, there were 5 days when he received both.

As Ron noted, the location of the treatment is not one likely to cause nausea, vomiting or diahrea.

Sarah

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Hi Sarah.  My husband was not taking Decadron.  Never has taken it.  It was given as part of the Cyberknife treatment which is done quite often when cyberknife is done to spine or brain.  He only had one sessions of cyberknife to T11.  It's my understanding that cyberknife can cause some swelling at the site, and therefore they give Decadron automatically.  They have now red-flagged Decadron for him, but they aren't even sure if this is what caused the crazy reaction.  It's kind of scary for him to have cyberknife again if he ever needs it.  One thing is for sure, I don't think we will leave the appointment so quickly.  They will probably observe him for a longer period of time.

My husband was diagnosed with vertebra mets at time of RCC diagnosis in January 2012.  He was put on Xgeva immediately.  I think it is interesting what you shared about your doctors opinion and healthy bone growth.  We have an appointment in about 3 weeks and I'm going to ask about that for us.  He has also taken Pazo, Affiitor and currently on Inlyta.  Such a strange disease with varying treatment being given.  I should definitely add that he had mets to bones in other sites, and one lymph node.  So our cases are quite different in that regard.

 

 

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Amazing how doctors differ in opinions..  Seems like a bone agent is standard any time there are bone Mets... wish there was a way to (accurately) compare notes.   However I know from past experience that I am slow growing, bone wise.  I was a very late bloomer in my height.  I was barely over 5' tall when I was 13, but an Xray showed that I had more growth to happen.. by 18 I was 6'2".  Then when I had a bike accident in 2000 my collar bone took a very long time to fully heal.  So,I was pleased to hear I would be getting Zometa, knowing it would likely be very helpful to me...   And the olde line.. we are all different..!

Ron

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Hi All..!!  OK, so yesterday I got two scans, a CT and an MRI.  Before the CT started they made a mould of my body for use with the Cyberknife.. took only a few minutes.. then they put markers on it, and positioned me very precisely for the scan.  This info will be feed in to the Cyberknife computer..  Then I had the MRI with contast...

 

So, in case you did not already know... I like to have fun with the Nurses.. and yesterday was not different..  The Radiology Tech and the Nurse with the needle are both women.  The Nurse is young and well.. impressionable..  So, I am preparing for the MRI.. and the Tech then tells me to "drop my pants".. at which I reply, " I sure like it when a woman says that to me.."  The Nurse blushed a bit..  that was it.. game on..!

So, I am watching her give me the needle and to do that I had to change my position on the table...  the Tech replies.. "Careful do not want you to fall off..."  Oh yea.. I had to do it.. a very olde line..  "No worries, all the women tell me I am great in bed.. I never fall out.."   Well that go the Nurse big time.. her face was beet red..!!  Plus she smiled.. what can I say..?   I followed it up with.. "If I was 30 years younger you both would be in trouble.."  

So, I should mention that another Nurse and I chatted.. she has only one Kidney and that was a transplant.. her Kidney numbers are as good as a healthy two Kidney person.. nice..!

It was a pretty darn good day... took only about 3 hours to do both scans..  and two blood draws.. not bad..

Today starts the Cyberknife.. one to three days of treatment....  and Monday morning I leave for the Isle of Man...!!  I already warned the good folks over there that I am on the way... they got warned..!  Heh...

Life is Good..!!  Darn good indeed..!!

Ron Cool

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Have fun Ron, from what i hear Cyberknife is very effective.

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I like it. :)

Keep the updates coming.

Todd

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Well last minute change. No Cyberknife today or tomorrow. Scan results must have been good. So I get a single treatment on Friday. I am thinking of getting a motel room for Friday night. More fun than a person should be allowed to have. Ron

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Update.. no Cyberknife yesterday or today... after the scans were reviewed I only am getting a single treatment on Friday, late like 3 PM.  So indeed I will get a room...  As Saturday is the Kidney Cancer conference at Stanford.. makes it a lot better.  Saw my Onc yesterday, she is pleased with my latest blood tests and the fact that I put on some weight.  Overall everything is pretty darn good..!  And I got a big, and I mean big bottle of pain pills. I will not run out..!  I fly out early Monday morning... tight schedule..!!

I also got to wave at my Surgeon... he was busy, of course.. he was giving a new patient the pre surgery walk through..  We gave each other a wave and a thumbs up..!  

I will see my Onc and my Surgeon Saturday at the conference.. will likely be able to chat then..

Ron

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A little percocet does wonders for me when I need them too. I will keep an eye out for the races. Awesome.

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Ron:

that is the best news and i am beyond happy for you!!! 

 

Sarah

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Ron,

     I had three cyberknife treatments after removal of my brain tumor.  I was on the table for about an hour for each treatment and I was very lucky, no side effects! Well, did get very sleepy, but I had my husband to drive home (2 1/2 ride) so I caught my nap then.  It will be a year in November since my surgery and cyberknife treatments so far everything has checked out really well!

     Have a great vacation and enjoy every minute, you deserve it! 

                                                                                                 Prayers for good health!

                                                                                                 Brenda

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Ron,

Cyberknife followed by moto-therapy sounds like a winner to me. Good luck and have a great time at the IOM.

David

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Well, today is the day...no stress here.. in fact I am very calm and relaxed...  Last night I finally got most of my luggage packed. 3 large roller bags... the lightest one is 52 pounds.  I had to make room for the gifts for a few pals..  I get great pleasure in doing these small gifts..  I got a bunch of  T shirts from good ole' Mercan dirt track races..  plus for my pal Leslie, she loves those cheesy goldfish bits.. two big boxes for her..  and some real honest Maple syrup, the good stuff for my pal Mike. And lots of trinkets for my racer pals..  Oh yes and all the race bike stuff.. an engine, tools, spare parts, engine mounting plates, two new fireproof pit suits, and the kitchen sink... no wait no sink...  And then I found a little space for some clothes.. I do not take much in the way of clothes.. I will buy new T shirts there..

The only item I do not have that is important is my monthly supply of Afinitor.. it is supposed to arrive this morning.. it better, as I am out... took my last pill yesterday..  I made a stink as the drug was not on hand from the insurance Pharmacy... had to wait a full week.. not good..  Where I live, UPS is not depedable.. and I must leave here about 1 PM to make it for my Cyberknife..  It is supposed to arrive my 10 AM.  We will see.. phone calls start at 10:05.  Still not worried...I know how to find out where the driver is.. I will go meet him elsewhere on his route if need be..

Oh yes, and yesterday I had a big race banner made...  I will add a Kidney Cancer decal to it on the IOM.

Life is good... Life is very good..!!

I do have one (recent) regret.. I wish that I would of detoured on my last trip to meet the Wedgie Man.. a lost opportunity.. sigh..  I miss him..

I hope all of you find a way to enjoy the rest of this summer.. and the year..!!  I am taking my laptop with me.. so I will post somewhat.. not as often as normal.. but.. You can not get rid of me that easy...!!

Be Well All..!!

Ron

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Just sitting here waiting.. Cyberknife is running late. Good news is I got my supply of Afinitor. Once the treatment is done I can go into vacation mode. I am so bored that I fell asleep. Hope I can sleep through the treatment. Later Ron

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It is now later.. heh..   Over an hour late starting, then I was told it would be a 2 hour not a 45 minute treatent.  No big deal..  so get this.. they strapped me down, then of course everything itches and no way to scratch.. arms are tied down..!  Oh well.. had to get over that.  But the Tech guy asked about music.. they had a small boom box with elevator music on..  I asked for something more lively and a bit more  volume.  So, what did he put on..???  Yes, 2 hours of the Beatles..!  How amazing is that... I told him I was headed over the pond on Monday..   Now that I think about it.. the Doctors knew that.. maybe that was a set up...?? Ya think..?

The Cyberknife was nothing...  just the sound of the machine moving all over it was cool.. well for the first 15 minutes.. then I tried to sleep.. nope.. but then I started to daydream about the trip... Yes..!!

Once the deed was done, they unstrapped me and I got up.. nothing.. nice..!  They gave me a single pill steroid and a single pill for nausea.  I left and had dinner nearby with a couple of pals.. got home near midnight.. need to get up at like 6 am for the Cancer Conference up at Stanford.. I may be a bit late... 

I guess I can recommend Cyberknife.. it was overall very simple and easy...  That said it will be 90 days for that first scan to see how good they did...

Ron Cool

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Hi Ron.  I'm so happy for you that your treatment is done and it went very well.  No side effects.  Those are the same two pills my husband had.  I'm very glad that your experience was a good one.  I hope you enjoyed the conference that you attended and I am looking forward to you sharing information when you have the time.  Have a great time on vacation!

Annie

Does anyone care to share where the focus was of the cyberknife treatment that they had?  For my husband it was on two different vertebra with very good results.  No recurrence at either site.  One done 2 1/2 years ago and the other about 1 1/2 years ago.  Thanks a bunch. 

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Well.. I was told that it is not likely Cancer will return to the same spot.. hope it does not return at all.. but we know what could happen... just gotta stay diligent..

Glad it works for so many.. I will know in 90 days...  But I already have less pain, or is that me imagining it..?  Seems more like pressure than pain to me now...

Cheers..!

Ron

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I'm so glad the cyberknife went well and that you're doing great on Afinitor. Have a wonderful vacation!

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Hi All..!  So, I am in Liverpool.. waiting for the ferry...  The flights were good overall, but I did make one mistake.  I had no major pain since the Cyberknife on Friday, but the airplane seats plus the bumps were very painful.  I only brought 3 pain pills in my carry on.  This was a mistake.  But I made it... my back is still pretty sore.  I will not make that mistake for the ferry boat or the return flights home.

No complaints..!  Happy to be here...  no sign of 4 long haired guys in the local pub...  I was told that I am a few decades too late...

Ron - the fun has begun..!! Laughing

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So glad to read about your treatment and that you're on your trip. Enjoy yourself plenty!

Todd

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Cyberknife worked very well for my husband..After his first cyberknife , we had dinner at restaurant. Its easy treatment..But when he had external beam radiation for spine, side effects were bad..worse..He was admitted to hospital for brain swelling...it took 6 months for him to get rid of decadron..

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Have a great trip Ron!

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Alex strikes again..!!!  Absolutely love it..!!

Thanks all..!!

Ron Cool

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Hey Ron, so happy to hear you came thru like a champ!  You are the man!!  I am thrilled to see you made your journey over the pond and are having a good time.  You deserve it.  I don't know much about why you are there but if it's a race, my bet is on you.  If races had cheerleaders, I'd be yours!!

Stay safe, keep taking those pills and savor every moment of this trip.  I'll be watching for updates.

patches

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Thanks Twinnie..!!  FYI, love the new picture..!   Yes it is a race... yesterday we got all the pre race chores completed. The bike fired rght up and seems like it will be just fine.  Today will be the first practice session.

Sadly I have a lot of back pain, and am living on pain pills... but I will be OK...

Catch up with all of you later..!!

Ron

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You sure are a trooper, Ron! I somehow missed that you were going away to England! What a trek! Are you sure your back isn't hurting from all the heavy luggage??Laughing

I hope the pain disappears very soon. Enjoy England. I have always wanted to go there.

Cheerio!

Jojo

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Ron,

     Hope you are doing great with the race and that the back pain has left as fast as you are riding!  Just keep having fun, you do so deserve it!!

                                                        Prayers of good health!

                                                         Brenda

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Sorry I have been so slow...  I had a blast, as you would expect..  Did a lot of "wrenching" which also is normal..  we had decent practice laps, only to have an issue the day before our race.  So my pal Kennie and I did an "all nighter" and rebuilt the engine.  Got it done just in time, literally...  Luckily we had a race delay...  at the last minute found a small crack in the gas tank..  sealed it up while waiting for the race to start.  

So, this IS the Isle of Man.. we got 2.5 laps when it blew a head gasket.. booo... doing well up till then..  but still happy with the improvments made.

Got to visit with dozens of pals.. made new pals as well... the fun never stopped..

Except that the back pain was awful.. a couple of days I was taking way more pills than I would of liked.. now back to one or two a day.. whew..!  But tomorrow I fly home.. so I will be taking more pills in my carry on bag.. lots more than I need... but having more will likely mean I will take less... reverse psychology on myself.. heh...  I suspect all the bumps on the airplane irritated things.. I know that laying down or standing is pretty good.. sitting causes big time pain after a while.. and any jarring the same or worse... need to be careful and let things heal is my guess / hope.

And Wednesday is another Doctor day... blood work, Zometa infusion, and most likely another Phlebotomy.. then meet up with my Onc to discuss it all...   I am hoping that the back pain will diminish on it's own.. otherwise.. well I suspect surgery will happen.. booo.. oh well...

Thanks for all the support here..!!

Ron Cool

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OK, here is a video of the race bikes being pushed on to the street... if you go to the 4 minute spot you will clearly see how bad my back was hurting, bike number 42.... Cool

Ron Laughing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocXi9RrGFEY

 

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HUGs to you, Ron, what a cutie pie!!

Hope your back is improving!!

What a trooper!!!!

 

Hugs, Jan

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Hey Jan... YOU are the cutie pie..!!! Laughing  People say I am optimistic, but you exude or is it radiate..?  Your smile lights up the place...

I am now in Chicago with a 4 hour layover.   I had a pretty good pain management plan in place.  I took 1 pill about 3 hours before take off, 1 pill mid way.. and 1 about an hour before landing.  I should of taken that last pill about a half hour earlier..  Due to winds, that plane bounced 3 times, real hard..  made me scream...  But all is well after getting off the plane and walking.  Happy to be in the good ole USA again... it was another great trip...

Now if only I had a (female) travel mate / nurse... but then... I do dream a lot... heh..

Be Well All..!!! Cool

Ron

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So glad you had a wonderful time at IOM, and that the cyber knife treatment went so well.  I've been keeping up with everyone...just not posting so much.  Hugs to ya!

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HI Tillie..!  Hope you are doing OK...  Everytime I see you post, I see Tillie "Sock" which brings a picture of you giving Cancer a punch... kind of fits with your avatar as well...  Cool

Do't be such a stranger please..!

Ron 

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Hey Ron, I was is in Chicago at same time for a wedding!!

Sorry if I missed this, but what IS causing you so much back pain?

I do feel for you as I have lumbar stenosis. I know that back pain is much worse than all 3 of my labors put together!!! And I had 10 pound plus babies!!

Sending you my heartfelt wishes and gentlest hugs..honestly..

Warmly, Jan

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Hi Jan... I waved at you.. did you see me..??  Wink    I have one confirmed Met to my spine, and one spot that may not be a Met but is being watched.  So 3 days before my overseas trip I had Cyberknife..  It will be about 1 months before I find out if it worked or not...  The weather did seem nice in Chicago yesterday... glad to be home..!

Cheers..!!

Ron

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hi, Ron, glad to hear you enjoyed your trip despite the back pain. My husband has chronic back pain but the cyberknife is doing the job with the met. It has been 13 months since he had the treatments but he still takes pain meds. 

Sarah

 

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Hi Sarah.,.!  Thanks for that bit of info.. You confirmed what I suspected.  That the Met lesion will not go away by itself.  And I also suspect that if the pain becomes too much, then it may be surgery time to "fix" it.  Has surgery been brought up as an option for your hubby..?

Ron

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