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Inspired by comments on Sneakypete's thread about recent/ongoing personal health issues and the suggestion that the forum have a place for people to share their cancer battles, medical advice, helpful information, etc., this thread has been created.

Here is a link to Pete's thread.

If your experience can help another TBR member, it's all worth it. You don't have to limit the conversation to cancer, although that certainly is one that touches all of us.

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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 11:14:53 AM »
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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 12:16:23 PM »
So far I have nothing to contribute except for my prayers for @sneakypete @To-Whose-Benefit? and anyone else facing cancer or any other serious, life-threatening illness. 

Thank you @Mod1


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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 01:08:06 PM »
My mother's chronic lymphatic leukemia contributed to her death,  but otherwise cancer hasn't hit me directly.  My own issues include chronic pain, probably osteoarthritis related.  The Regenexx procedure done on my hip in December seems to be helping somewhat.  For more info,  visit www.rapsmd.com. That's the Pittsburgh location,  but I believe it's available all over the place.
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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 01:17:33 PM »
Watch where you're going.   Don't be careless on stairs.   Avoiding falls is probably the key to having a good quality of life in older age.   
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 01:40:43 PM »
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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 02:14:51 PM »
Was diagnosed with Prostate cancer (intermediate level), last fall. Underwent daily  external beam radiation treatment January 16-March 19 (44 treatments).


The worst stuff is performed by the urologist. The radiation-oncology stuff is painleess.

Appoinment followup with radiation-oncologist this Thursday. I expect either him or the urologist will get my PSA blood test again, to learn if treatment worked.

Supposedly radiation is 90+ percent effective. Stated differently, they predict you will eventually die from something other than prostate cancer.

Assuming successful cancer treatment outcome, my remaining situation will be lifelong rare NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus-shunt etc.) Separate story if interested.
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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 02:18:14 PM »
Was diagnosed with Prostate cancer (intermediate level), last fall. Underwent daily  external beam radiation treatment January 16-March 19 (44 treatments).


The worst stuff is performed by the urologist. The radiation-oncology stuff is painleess.

Appoinment followup with radiation-oncologist this Thursday. I expect either him or the urologist will get my PSA blood test again, to learn if treatment worked.

Supposedly radiation is 90+ percent effective. Stated differently, they predict you will eventually die from something other than prostate cancer.

Assuming successful cancer treatment outcome, my remaining situation will be lifelong rare NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus-shunt etc.) Separate story if interested.

Prayers for a good report Thursday.
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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2019, 02:20:53 PM »
Was diagnosed with Prostate cancer (intermediate level), last fall. Underwent daily  external beam radiation treatment January 16-March 19 (44 treatments).


The worst stuff is performed by the urologist. The radiation-oncology stuff is painleess.

Appoinment followup with radiation-oncologist this Thursday. I expect either him or the urologist will get my PSA blood test again, to learn if treatment worked.

Supposedly radiation is 90+ percent effective. Stated differently, they predict you will eventually die from something other than prostate cancer.

Assuming successful cancer treatment outcome, my remaining situation will be lifelong rare NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus-shunt etc.) Separate story if interested.
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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2019, 02:48:31 PM »
Prayers for a good report Thursday.
Thanks a lot !!
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2019, 03:02:20 PM »
Prayers up fo you @truth_seeker   

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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2019, 03:10:31 PM »
Prayers up fo you @truth_seeker

Thanks. I am as usual positive and optimistic.
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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2019, 03:45:34 PM »
Prayers for a good report Thursday.

@truth_seeker you are in my prayers too.
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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2019, 04:36:33 PM »
Yes, in my thoughts and prayers....
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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2019, 07:22:49 PM »
Watch where you're going.   Don't be careless on stairs.   Avoiding falls is probably the key to having a good quality of life in older age.
My mother suffered an incredible and indescribable amount of pain from osteoarthritis throughout her body. She was prescribed Fentanyl (patch) that didn't begin to put a dent in the pain. I have a feeling the opioid drug may have made her even more unsteady on her feet, however, which led to her falling down a flight of stairs. She died two months later, never having gotten out of the rehab hospital. The CLL may have contributed to her death by making her weaker, overall, but I believe it was a fall that caused her demise.

So I agree with you!
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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2019, 03:58:53 AM »
Watch where you're going.   Don't be careless on stairs.   Avoiding falls is probably the key to having a good quality of life in older age.

@Jazzhead

This is a righteous 2cents worth. Avoiding falls can save patients all Kinds of problems. 

You don't just wait cancer out.

You Fight it out.

Stand, like a Fighter! (Pics of Olympic Boxers)

Your feet spread shoulder wide, One foot out Ahead of the other.

This makes it Much harder to lose your balance and get Knocked Over.

(Especially good advice for the ladies, who've never developed a love for fist fighting! Try it for doing dishes or brushing your teeth. )
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« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2019, 04:05:20 AM »
@truth_seeker

Prayers up Bud.
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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2019, 07:15:33 PM »
Thanks. Same for you.

@truth_seeker without being too nosy how did it go today?
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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2019, 09:41:59 PM »
@truth_seeker without being too nosy how did it go today?

Following 44 radiation treatments, today was the first check up. Radiology/Oncologist Dr. today said get a PSA blood test and go back to him in 3 months.

The side effects during treatment were minimal. I'm optimistic.
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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2019, 09:46:03 PM »
Following 44 radiation treatments, today was the first check up. Radiology/Oncologist Dr. today said get a PSA blood test and go back to him in 3 months.

The side effects during treatment were minimal. I'm optimistic.

Sounds very promising.....keeping you in my prayers too....
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« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2019, 10:43:05 PM »
Sounds very promising.....keeping you in my prayers too....

Thanks a lot.
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Re: Share your cancer journey - and any other personal medical experience
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2019, 05:35:02 AM »
Thanks. I am as usual positive and optimistic.
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« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2019, 07:21:07 AM »
@truth_seeker

Sorry to hear about your battles with this ... Prayers for you (and yours)...
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