June 20, 2012 at 4:41 am #58380wallsm1Participant
Grover, so glad you had a clean scan! Keep them coming!
SusieJune 9, 2012 at 2:05 am #58379peggypMember
Glad to hear that you’re doing fine after jumping all the hurdles along the way. Clean scans are great news!! Keep them coming. Hugs. PeggyPJune 9, 2012 at 12:37 am #58378pamelaParticipant
Glad to see you on here again, but I already knew you were doing great. So happy you had clean scans. I know you have gone through some rough times, but look at you now. What an inspiration. I wish everyone had such a positive outcome. Keep up the great work.
Love, -PamJune 8, 2012 at 11:10 pm #58377EliParticipant
Grover, so good to see you back here. Clean scan is wonderful news, thanks for the update!!!June 8, 2012 at 9:43 pm #58376kris00jParticipant
I will admit I did check out your blog a about a mont ago to make sure you were still alive and kicking. Read that you had been getting kicked, not doing the kicking.
I’m so glad you’re feeling better every day! It’s another hope for the rest of us.
BTW, try cut and paste. That’s what I do!! Cheating, I know, but don’t tell anyone else my secret!!!! Of course, I still have to edit from my blog to here and vice versa, but it’s easier than typing it ALL out twice.
Enjoy your summer. You’ve earned it. And don’t go climbing any ladders! I need to: I have trees growing out of my gutters!!
Hugs to youJune 8, 2012 at 7:51 pm #58375jathy1125Participant
Great news, stay off the ladder don’t tempt fate!!!
Lots of prayers to stay healthy-CathyJune 8, 2012 at 7:36 pm #58374gavinModerator
Great to hear from you again and thanks for your update. And great news that you have to share with us all and my thanks to you for doing so!
GavinJune 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm #58373tiff1496Member
Still praying for you Grover.June 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm #58372lainyParticipant
Dear Grover, I am so very happy to read this post! YIPPEE and a big YEA! Please though, do not go up on the roof until Chirstmas time! We really needed this good news today and my wish is for you to continue your successful climb, but again not on the roof!June 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm #58371hamptonsarasotaMember
Great to hear!! Each scan with nothing is fantastic!June 8, 2012 at 6:35 pm #58370groverMember
Just an update, I feel terrible that I have not posted more. I know some of you read my blog, it seems I have a hard time writing everything out in 2 places.
I’m doing great. I just want you to know this was the roughest thing I have ever done. Now I have to say I have been very healthy my whole life and this was the first surgery I ever had. What a way to start, I didn’t know what to expect, how long it was going to take, I just kept getting encouragement. sometimes I wish people would have said get ready for the battle of your life.
This is so hard, because besides recovery from the shock of the surgery, you are fighting the regrowth of your liver. One week I would be not to bad, the next week I would be terrible. At the end of April, after the 3rd and final stent was put in, all was not too bad, when my colon flared up big time. I’m not going to describe it here, but it was awful and took me 24 hours to get it back under control. Of course, I didn’t want to eat anything because of the pain I was afraid it would cause down below.
On Weds., May 3rd, I was at my lowest and my wife called the Oncologist, I considered myself still under the care of the surgeon, but very hard to get a hold of. The Onc. gave me a prescription for an appetite stimulant. Either that alone or working in conjunction with the whole body healing, it was like somebody flipped a light switch and ” said it is now time for you to recover.
By Sunday I was much better, could attend my grand son’s birthday party without just sitting at the kitchen table with my head in my hands. Since then I have been on a eating binge, and I’m now completing my 4th week of work back at UPS. I have been spreading mulch, mowing the yard, doing about whatever I want. I’ve not gotten out the ladder and been on the roof yet.
I’m totally blessed and can’t believe it’s been about 1 year exactly since I found this cancer and started chemo on July 22nd. It’s like I was in somebody else s body.
I did have my 3 month CT scan and both the surgeon and Onc. said they see no sign of cancer at this time.
I pray for all of you each day, and hope for miracles in your lives.
Note to Pam, thanks for your note on the blog, special thoughts and prayers coming for Lauren.
Thanks so much for the caring posts and prayers for me, not that I still don’t need them, but I just can’t explain it.
GroverApril 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm #58369gavinModerator
So great to see you back here again! And thanks for letting us know how you are doing and whats been happing with you. It sure sounds like you have been through so much lately! Great to see you again and hoping that your recovery goes well.
GavinApril 19, 2012 at 11:24 am #58368mlepp0416Participant
Glad that they finally seemed to have figured out the best way to resolve your issues! Best of luck and KEEP ON KICKIN’ THAT cancer.
MargaretApril 19, 2012 at 4:44 am #58367pamelaParticipant
I hadn’t heard anything from you on here so I started looking at your blog every day. You sure have hit a rough patch. You seem to be heading on the right track now. I hope after this Friday’s procedure you can get back to a little normalcy. It was nice to see your picture with Cindy and Sue at the bowling fundraiser. I am not a stalker. I am friends with Sue and Cindy on FaceBook! Haha!! Take care and smooth sailing ahead, Captain.
-PamApril 19, 2012 at 12:34 am #58366EliParticipant
I was worried about your absence from the forum. Good to see you back. I hope your trials and tribulations are finally behind you. Wishing you a smooth recovery from now on.
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