Author Topic: Gasping for breath  (Read 6652 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline sneakypete

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 13,173
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2019, 08:22:27 AM »
@sneakypete I’m glad your doctor and your friend seem to be able to figure out what is wrong I hope they figure out what is wrong and fix it fast.

I wish you lived near me so I could bring over some chicken soup.

Didn’t know you served. :patriot:  bless you sir.

@Freya

Thanks,Freya.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This post has been approved by Mod 3 or you wouldn't be seeing it.

Offline mountaineer

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 42,999
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2019, 09:18:45 AM »
Sounds like you're in good hands, Pete. Hoping for a resolution soon!
I have decided to officially and formally not apologize. I'm not sorry at all, even slightly.

    Indeed, I especially want to convey my absence of remorse to anyone who was offended by what I said. If you are the sort of person who gets twisted into knots when someone articulates a point of view that differs from your own, then you are exactly the sort of person who should never receive an apology for a differing point of view — if I were offering one, which, again, I'm not.

Offline sneakypete

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 13,173
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #52 on: January 03, 2019, 09:35:20 AM »
Sounds like you're in good hands, Pete. Hoping for a resolution soon!

@mountaineer

Thanks.

Once I get this stuff resolved,I will post what was needed.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This post has been approved by Mod 3 or you wouldn't be seeing it.

Offline Restored

  • TBR Advisory Committee
  • ***
  • Posts: 3,089
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #53 on: January 03, 2019, 09:51:44 AM »
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-edema/symptoms-causes/syc-20377009

My sister had something similar and it was related to mold in the HVAC system at work. She works for a veterinarian. She, of course, still works for the Vet and still has issues. Never care about someone's problems more than they do.
Hahahahaha....No seriously. Who is the President?

Offline Victoria33

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 4,894
  • Prissy my Yorkie
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2019, 09:52:32 AM »
@mountaineer
Thanks. Once I get this stuff resolved,I will post what was needed.
@sneakypete

I don't know how old you are, but when older people retire, they think they will have time for whatever they want to do; however, after retirement, your time is used up by having doctor appointments.

Didn't know you are an agent orange survivor.  You have great courage - God bless you.
Marcella
MY WEBSITE: "THE WRITING OF MARCELLA DERRICK"

https://www.marcelladerrick.com/

YOU CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

Offline DCPatriot

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 36,931
  • "...and the winning number is...not yours!
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #55 on: January 03, 2019, 09:55:25 AM »
Hope it all goes well for you, @sneakypete !   :patriot:
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"Journalism is about covering the news.  With a pillow.  Until it stops moving."    - Iowahawk

I watch my coffee machine like Lotto and I'm one number away from the jackpot 

Offline Sanguine

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 31,147
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #56 on: January 03, 2019, 10:07:58 AM »
@sneakypete, keep me on the updates list. 
Cui bono?

Walk in Wisdom
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.

Offline sneakypete

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 13,173
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #57 on: January 03, 2019, 10:09:47 AM »
@sneakypete

I don't know how old you are, but when older people retire, they think they will have time for whatever they want to do; however, after retirement, your time is used up by having doctor appointments.

 

@Victoria33

LOL! I spent close to 15 years traveling around the country on my Harley or in a old pu after getting out of the army in 1970,doing what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it with no concern whatsoever about what anyone thought or how much money I was making. I'd stop somewhere to eat,get to talking with a waitress,and end up staying there for a few days,or even a month or so,and then hit the road again. I took no shit from neither man nor beast,and *I* was the one that decided my destiny. I was a Free Man in every sense of the word.

 It was 1985 before I got my first steady job. Hell,it was 1985 before I had an actual mailing address of my own. I used my parents address,and would occasionally come home for a few months at a time to check on them to see if they needed anything,then I would get bored and hit the road again.

I now have a house on multiple acres on an island and the house and land are paid for and in my name. Other than payments on a new truck,I don't really owe anyone a damn thing,and I can call GM any day of the week and tell them to come get THEIR truck out of MY yard and be done with that debt if I want. I do have other trucks that are paid for,including a 4x4 diesel 06 3/4 ton GMC. I bought the new truck so I wouldn't have to drive the 06 in bad weather. I LOVE that diesel truck!

Still have my Harley too,although I am no longer limber enough to get on it and go anywhere. Still,I can't walk past it in the shop without smiling.

So,"No,I am not really worried about living a life of regrets as life slips away. My only regret is I can't do it again. The mind is willing,but the body is too beaten up.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This post has been approved by Mod 3 or you wouldn't be seeing it.

Offline Elderberry

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 5,979
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #58 on: January 03, 2019, 10:27:02 AM »
@sneakypete

It sounds like you have your hands full, lining up all the doctors. It sure would be nice if they could coordinate together so you could come in once and they would all take turns checking you out. Then it would be like a racer pulling into the pits.

Keep us all posted!
He who makes an attempt to enslave me, thereby puts himself into a state of war with me.

Offline Restored

  • TBR Advisory Committee
  • ***
  • Posts: 3,089
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #59 on: January 03, 2019, 10:31:48 AM »
I started at Appalachian State in 1976 and the town was eat up with hippies. Kinda funny because that fad was supposed to have already run its course. They were living in ratty apartments, smoking weed, eating lentils, not working, girls in granny dresses everywhere, playing music for change downtown. I moved into one of the apartments with a former Marine Recon named George. George never closed the door of the apartment at night but kept a machete under the bed. He informed me that all the hippies were former military, about half were Vietnam vets. All of them had a wooden trunk(footlocker?) in the living area, always with a padlock. George said I didn't want to know what was in there. By the time I graduated, the hippies had either opened a shop in the area or learned a trade and moved on.

I told my dad about it and he admitted he gambled professionally for 5 years after he got out of WW2.
Hahahahaha....No seriously. Who is the President?

Offline sneakypete

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 13,173
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #60 on: January 03, 2019, 10:32:36 AM »
@sneakypete

It sounds like you have your hands full, lining up all the doctors. It sure would be nice if they could coordinate together so you could come in once and they would all take turns checking you out. Then it would be like a racer pulling into the pits.

Keep us all posted!

@Elderberry

No big deal. I am retired,and as long as I am sick and unable to work in my shop,I don't have anything else to do,anyway. So I might as well irritate a few doctors to try to keep myself amused. Plus there are nurses to look at and flirt with.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This post has been approved by Mod 3 or you wouldn't be seeing it.

Offline sneakypete

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 13,173
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #61 on: January 03, 2019, 10:38:24 AM »
I started at Appalachian State in 1976 and the town was eat up with hippies. Kinda funny because that fad was supposed to have already run its course. They were living in ratty apartments, smoking weed, eating lentils, not working, girls in granny dresses everywhere, playing music for change downtown. I moved into one of the apartments with a former Marine Recon named George. George never closed the door of the apartment at night but kept a machete under the bed. He informed me that all the hippies were former military, about half were Vietnam vets. All of them had a wooden trunk(footlocker?) in the living area, always with a padlock. George said I didn't want to know what was in there. By the time I graduated, the hippies had either opened a shop in the area or learned a trade and moved on.

I told my dad about it and he admitted he gambled professionally for 5 years after he got out of WW2.

@Restored

I haven't been in western NC for years,but I strongly suspect those people are still there. Look for people with Elizabeth Warren bumper stickers,and there they are.

Yeah,sometimes when you leave a lifestyle that is very intensive for a lifestyle more relaxed,you need some time to get your mind to adjust.

Or at a minimum fool people into thinking you have adjusted. It's all about learning local standards.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This post has been approved by Mod 3 or you wouldn't be seeing it.

Offline Bigun

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 32,243
  • The income tax: Root of all evil!
    • The FairTax Plan
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #62 on: January 03, 2019, 10:41:25 AM »
Thanks for the update, Pete.  It is good that you are in the process of getting the symptoms (of something!) analyzed.  Big crowd of folks here that care about you and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers for a positive outcome for you.  Please keep us updated as you can.

@EdJames @sneakypete

 :amen:  :amen: and  :amen: to all you said!

Online SZonian

  • Strike without warning
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,439
  • 415th Nightstalker
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #63 on: January 03, 2019, 11:17:30 AM »
@sneakypete  @Smokin Joe

Thanks for the update / ping.

Can only pass on my best wishes and you're in our prayers that the docs will figure this out and help to get you squared away Pete.

Stay strong.
Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.

Offline berdie

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,088
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #64 on: January 03, 2019, 01:21:14 PM »
Hang in there @sneakypete ! Hopefully they will find out the cause and cure it soon.

Offline GrouchoTex

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 5,089
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #65 on: January 03, 2019, 02:31:30 PM »
@sneakypete

Let me know how this turns out.
I have COPD, and having another wonderful bout with bronchitis as I type this, went to the doctor yesterday for the usual.
Antibiotics, steroids and prescription cough syrup. still at work yesterday and today though.
(Kind of getting used to it).

Similar experience with out the drainage issues, where I couldn't take 4 steps without losing my breathe, and spent 4 days in the hospital for that one.

I also started with the rescue inhaler quite a few years ago, Spiriva added 2 years ago and Symbicort add 1 year ago.
I don't think they are changing much of anything as far as I can tell.

I do live in a soupy climate, to be sure (Houston area).
Lots of mold, pollen, and allergy issues here in the area.


Online Sighlass

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,937
  • I'm Christian, WODer, NeverTrumper. Offended Yet?
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #66 on: January 03, 2019, 02:41:05 PM »
Mulled around thread, went and picked up my meds from the doctor only to come back to this tread. How to say something without offending.

To heck with it, Praying for ya Sneaky and not just for getting better of the lung problem. Praying one day you will pray for me and my family back (Lord knows we need the prayers too). It was good to hear the fight in your voice over this condition, that is a good sign.
If one of my links gives you problems, please let me know. Thanks !

Offline sneakypete

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 13,173
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #67 on: January 03, 2019, 06:52:22 PM »
Mulled around thread, went and picked up my meds from the doctor only to come back to this tread. How to say something without offending.

To heck with it, Praying for ya Sneaky and not just for getting better of the lung problem. Praying one day you will pray for me and my family back (Lord knows we need the prayers too). It was good to hear the fight in your voice over this condition, that is a good sign.

@Sighlass

I wish you and yours nothing but happiness and good health. That's not good enough?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This post has been approved by Mod 3 or you wouldn't be seeing it.

Offline BassWrangler

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,113
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #68 on: January 03, 2019, 09:02:24 PM »
@Victoria33

LOL! I spent close to 15 years traveling around the country on my Harley or in a old pu after getting out of the army in 1970,doing what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it with no concern whatsoever about what anyone thought or how much money I was making. I'd stop somewhere to eat,get to talking with a waitress,and end up staying there for a few days,or even a month or so,and then hit the road again. I took no shit from neither man nor beast,and *I* was the one that decided my destiny. I was a Free Man in every sense of the word.

 It was 1985 before I got my first steady job. Hell,it was 1985 before I had an actual mailing address of my own. I used my parents address,and would occasionally come home for a few months at a time to check on them to see if they needed anything,then I would get bored and hit the road again.

I now have a house on multiple acres on an island and the house and land are paid for and in my name. Other than payments on a new truck,I don't really owe anyone a damn thing,and I can call GM any day of the week and tell them to come get THEIR truck out of MY yard and be done with that debt if I want. I do have other trucks that are paid for,including a 4x4 diesel 06 3/4 ton GMC. I bought the new truck so I wouldn't have to drive the 06 in bad weather. I LOVE that diesel truck!

Still have my Harley too,although I am no longer limber enough to get on it and go anywhere. Still,I can't walk past it in the shop without smiling.

So,"No,I am not really worried about living a life of regrets as life slips away. My only regret is I can't do it again. The mind is willing,but the body is too beaten up.

This made me smile. I've done nothing so much as you on my bike, but enough to know exactly what you mean when you say "free man".

I hope your feeling well enough soon to at least give that  bike a little more road time.

Offline sneakypete

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 13,173
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #69 on: January 04, 2019, 02:51:06 AM »
This made me smile. I've done nothing so much as you on my bike, but enough to know exactly what you mean when you say "free man".

I hope your feeling well enough soon to at least give that  bike a little more road time.

@BassWrangler

Thanks.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This post has been approved by Mod 3 or you wouldn't be seeing it.

Offline Lando Lincoln

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 12,490
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #70 on: January 21, 2019, 01:08:17 PM »
@sneakypete - just catching up.  Hope the health is on the right side of the curve.  Lando
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

Offline sneakypete

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 13,173
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #71 on: January 21, 2019, 04:28:11 PM »
@sneakypete - just catching up.  Hope the health is on the right side of the curve.  Lando

@Lando Lincoln

Thanks,
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This post has been approved by Mod 3 or you wouldn't be seeing it.

Offline sneakypete

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 13,173
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #72 on: February 21, 2019, 07:55:50 PM »
@Right_in_Virginia  @EdJames  @Victoria33  @Freya  @Bigun  @SZonian  @Cyber Liberty  @roamer_1  @Sanguine @truth_seeker @RoosGirl @DCPatriot  @To-Whose-Benefit?  @BassWrangler  @Lando Lincoln  @mountaineer  @Elderberry  @GT Hawk  @berdie @Sighlass  @Applewood

UPDATE!

Ok,after going here,going there,and being spoken to in a foreign language spoken by medicos,here is the run down.

1: I have two forms of Stage 4 lymphatic cancer.  They are so closely related that they are treated the same way,so I just get the one treatment.

2: Docs say killing it won't be a problem. They say they can almost always kill it with chemo,and if chemo doesn't do the trick,they have a pill that does. If chemo is the light approach and the pill is kept in reserve,I am guessing those are the pills least stolen in every pharmacy everywhere.
 
   Also,I guess "Stage 4 Cancer" doesn't imply what it used to imply,so don't freak out if those words are ever whispered in your ear.

3: Symptoms:

 I guess the biggest one was retaining fluid and blowing up like a blowfish. I was retaining so much water in my stomach I could actually hear it slosh around as I hit bumps while driving. For some reason every non-specialist MD I talked with about this for years ignored it. Come to find out,retaining fluid is the key sign you have cancer in your lymph glands.

Early on my feet and legs got swollen,and my stomach got flooded,but once again,the GP docs ignored it. When my left leg got so big it burst open and stared leaking water,all the VA wanted to do was give me fluid pills,and when that didn't work,they wanted to amputate my leg. Now you know why I went to see non-VA doctors.

What caused me to realize I had some sort of problem was when I was gasping for breath,and falling down out in the yard because I had ran out of breath from walking from my house to my truck. Imagine my shock when I went to the ER and they drained 2 QUARTS of fluid out of my right lung. That's right,2 quarts. I was literally drowning in my own fluids.

After having my right lung drained 3 times in a month,I was referred to a doctor "that will fix your problem". Not mention of what the problem was. I am GUESSING that doc knew I had cancer,but he wasn't a cancer doc and didn't want to get sued for a false alarm.

The cancer doc visited me in the ER ahead of the appointment after I checked in due to not being able to breath. She told me she thought she knew what was wrong and that it was "fixable",and to come see her when I got out of the hospital.

Meahwhile,I had another little drama going on that caused some confusion. Irregular heartbeat. My heart was sometimes dropping down to 20 beats per minute. Was in the hospital a couple of times for 3-4 days,and it beat just fine. Finally the heart surgeon just taped a portable heart monitor to my chest that monitored my heart 24/7 for 3 weeks. At the end of 3 weeks I took it off and mailed it to them,and they gave the heart doc the results. The first thing he said to me when I went to see him a few days later was "You are going into the hospital tomorrow to get a Pacemaker Implant. The cancer can wait because if you don't do this now you might not live long enough to get it treated". So,into a hospital in a nearby state I went to have the Pacemaker installed,a bone marrow sample taken from my hip,and for my right lung to get drained once again.

Right up to this point,my lung had been drained of fluid 3 times with no cancer cells found in the fluid,but this time there was. So I guess that technically I now have lung cancer,too. Come to find out the "nodes" in my lung the docs had been refereeing to were lymphatic cancer nodes,and THAT is how my lung was flooding with water. It had been driving me nuts trying to figure out where the hell the water was coming from. Now I know.

4: Waited a week for my Pacemaker surgery to heal up a little,and went into the hospital to have a "port" installed in my left shoulder to take the chemo.  I am one of those lucky souls who doesn't have to take radiation treatments.

Had to wait for this to heal before we could start the chemo,but it is healed now and my chemo starts on Monday. I have it pretty easy. I get chemo on Monday and Tuesday once a month for 6 months. At month 3 the doc starts running more tests to see how well I am responding to the chemo. I get the full-strengh chemo on Monday,and on Tuesday they give me a mix that doesn't take as long and that addresses some other issues as well as the cancer.

BIG NEWS!!!!!!!

I have been told they have the chemo mix down now for lymphatic cancer to the point where about half the cancer cells in your body are killed after the first chemo period,and you immediately start to feel better as the swelling and fluid levels start to fall.

How freaking GREAT is that??????

Of course the treatment has to continue,and since there is less to kill,the progress will be less dramatic. The chemo  treatment itself has me sitting in a big,comfortable recliner chair and reading a book,looking at movies or whatever on a tablet,or maybe just napping out. It lasts 5+ hours,so it's ok to snack,and they provide the snacks. I can get up and walk around,and go to the restroom if needed. My horror visions of being strapped flat to a hard table with tubes running in and out of me was wildly off-base.

AFAIK,I won't have anything new to report until some time down the road I am declared cancer-free,so I am hoping this will be my last post here on this subject until that time.

I will,of course respond to any posts here on this thread directed to me,and answer then to the best of my ability.

I want to thank you all for your concern and suggestions,and if any of you are having similar problems and need some advise,please PM me and I will do my best to answer them.

BTW,I want to thank Victoria33 for helping me find this thread today so I could post the  update. I spent a couple of hours looking for it yesterday with no luck at all.

« Last Edit: February 21, 2019, 07:59:25 PM by sneakypete »
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This post has been approved by Mod 3 or you wouldn't be seeing it.

Offline Bill Cipher

  • Let's Make a Deal
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 3,856
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #73 on: February 21, 2019, 07:59:02 PM »
@Right_in_Virginia  @EdJames  @Victoria33  @Freya  @Bigun  @SZonian  @Cyber Liberty  @roamer_1  @Sanguine @truth_seeker @RoosGirl @DCPatriot  @To-Whose-Benefit?  @BassWrangler  @Lando Lincoln  @mountaineer  @Elderberry  @GT Hawk  @berdie @Sighlass  @Applewood

UPDATE!

Ok,after going here,going there,and being spoken to in a foreign language spoken by medicos,here is the run down.

1: I have two forms of Stage 4 lymphatic cancer.

2: Docs say killing it won't be a problem. They say they can almost always kill it with chemo,and if chemo doesn't do the trick,they have a pill that does. If chemo is the light approach and the pill is kept in reserve,I am guessing those are the pills least stolen in every pharmacy everywhere.
 
   Also,I guess "Stage 4 Cancer" doesn't imply what it used to imply,so don't freak out if those words are ever whispered in your ear.

3: Symptoms:

 I guess the biggest one was retaining fluid and blowing up like a blowfish. I was retaining so much water in my stomach I could actually hear it slosh around as I hit bumps while driving. For some reason every non-specialist MD I talked with about this for years ignored it. Come to find out,retaining fluid is the key sign you have cancer in your lymph glands.

Early on my feet and legs got swollen,and my stomach got flooded,but once again,the GP docs ignored it.

What caused me to realize I had some sort of problem was when I was gasping for breath,and falling down out in the yard because I had ran out of breath from walking from my house to my truck. Imagine my shock when I went to the ER and they drained 2 QUARTS of fluid out of my right lung. That's right,2 quarts. I was literally drowning in my own fluids.

After having my right lung drained 3 times in a month,I was referred to a doctor "that will fix your problem". Not mention of what the problem was. I am GUESSING that doc knew I had cancer,but he wasn't a cancer doc and didn't want to get sued for a false alarm.

The cancer doc visited me in the ER ahead of the appointment after I checked in due to not being able to breath. She told me she thought she knew what was wrong and that it was "fixable",and to come see her when I got out of the hospital.

Meahwhile,I had another little drama going on that caused some confusion. Irregular heartbeat. My heart was sometimes dropping down to 20 beats per minute. Was in the hospital a couple of times for 3-4 days,and it beat just fine. Finally the heart surgeon just taped a portable heart monitor to my chest that monitored my heart 24/7 for 3 weeks. At the end of 3 weeks I took it off and mailed it to them,and they gave the heart doc the results. The first thing he said to me when I went to see him a few days later was "You are going into the hospital tomorrow to get a Pacemaker Implant. The cancer can wait because if you don't do this now you might not live long enough to get it treated". So,into a hospital in a nearby state I went to have the Pacemaker installed,a bone marrow sample taken from my hip,and for my right lung to get drained once again.

Right up to this point,my lung had been drained of fluid 3 times with no cancer cells found in the fluid,but this time there was. So I guess that technically I now have lung cancer,too. Come to find out the "nodes" in my lung the docs had been refereeing to were lymphatic cancer nodes,and THAT is how my lung was flooding with water. It had been driving me nuts trying to figure out where the hell the water was coming from. Now I know.

4: Waited a week for my Pacemaker surgery to heal up a little,and went into the hospital to have a "port" installed in my left shoulder to take the chemo.  I am one of those lucky souls who doesn't have to take radiation treatments.

Had to wait for this to heal before we could start the chemo,but it is healed now and my chemo starts on Monday. I have it pretty easy. I get chemo on Monday and Tuesday once a month for 6 months. At month 3 the doc starts running more tests to see how well I am responding to the chemo. I get the full-strengh chemo on Monday,and on Tuesday they give me a mix that doesn't take as long and that addresses some other issues as well as the cancer.

BIG NEWS!!!!!!!

I have been told they have the chemo mix down now for lymphatic cancer to the point where about half the cancer cells in your body are killed after the first chemo period,and you immediately start to feel better as the swelling and fluid levels start to fall.

How freaking GREAT is that??????

Of course the treatment has to continue,and since there is less to kill,the progress will be less dramatic. The chemo  treatment itself has me sitting in a big,comfortable recliner chair and reading a book,looking at movies or whatever on a tablet,or maybe just napping out. It lasts 5+ hours,so it's ok to snack,and they provide the snacks. I can get up and walk around,and go to the restroom if needed. My horror visions of being strapped flat to a hard table with tubes running in and out of me was wildly off-base.

AFAIK,I won't have anything new to report until some time down the road I am declared cancer-free,so I am hoping this will be my last post here on this subject until that time.

I will,of course respond to any posts here on this thread directed to me,and answer then to the best of my ability.

I want to thank you all for your concern and suggestions,and if any of you are having similar problems and need some advise,please PM me and I will do my best to answer them.

BTW,I want to thank Victoria33 for helping me find this thread today so I could post the  update. I spent a couple of hours looking for it yesterday with no luck at all.



Congratulations on the fight.  Good luck and best wishes. 

Offline sneakypete

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 13,173
Re: Gasping for breath
« Reply #74 on: February 21, 2019, 08:03:02 PM »
@Bill Cipher

Thanks.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This post has been approved by Mod 3 or you wouldn't be seeing it.


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf