April 18, 2009 at 8:10 pm #25791lainyParticipant
Oh my, I am highly jealous. You have 45’s. Lucky you. We are thinking of getting a Kareoke Machine as we both love to sing. I grew up in Kansas City, Mo. and my girlfriend’s father had the first drive in restaurant!! What a blast. And I never had to pay for anything. Let’s not forget the movies! No skin showing, no swearing and yet fabulous movies. It was also a time we respected teachers, political leaders and people with authority. The worst I saw was boys with duck tails and ciggies in their rolled up sleeves. Oh, tonight our Grandson, who is in Jr. High is in their production of Bye,Bye Birdie. That should be cute. Whenever you write about nostalgia I get nostalgic!!!April 18, 2009 at 2:50 pm #25790duke0929Member
im sitting home today listening to my old 45 records and thinking back to when times seemed to be easier and trying to take the day off from worry and stress
the music brings back many memories of times when you could walk up to the corner drug store and have a malt or a ice cream soda, take a ride on your chopper and actually look up and see stars and not just the dark of night.
there are many, many more memories but i wont bore you with them, i will just let the music take me to them…
if you like music any kind of music try this web site ….you will not be sorry, and put it in your favs. its free….and take a day off from worry and stress,
if possible…….playa cofi jukebox…..thinking and praying for all of us …..ronApril 18, 2009 at 12:14 pm #25789
As everyone knows, I went into remission last month. For about the last two weeks the right side of my jaw up by the joint is painful. It hurts to open my mouth to talk or eat. Don’t think itMarch 31, 2009 at 11:52 am #25788magicParticipant
Dear Rose you have such commonsense-you are a great help to all and especially I would think to your family and friends
JanetMarch 31, 2009 at 1:42 am #25787
I am so sorry to hear this. Even though the doctors have given you bad news, let me tell you there is power in prayer. Everyone on this site I know will be praying for you likewise me and my family will be doing the same. We know a lady that had lymphoma. She was on the operating table and they stopped because they couldn’t find the cancer. The only thing she did was pray and the cancer was gone, not even a trace in her body. There are miracles. I feel I am my own little miracle. As you know I was only given two months. I had many people from all over the US praying for me and I am still here 7 months later. Have faith and stay strong. Please keep us informed.March 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm #25786darlaParticipant
I am so sorry that the surgery didn’t work out. I agree, you need to give yourself a little time so that you can think things through with a clear mind and make the decisons that you feel are the best for you and your circumstances. Take care. I hope you get out of there soon. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers.
Love & Hugs,
DarlaMarch 28, 2009 at 3:44 pm #25785rose-mayMember
Good attitudes certainly help you cope with things better and improve the quality of life, but don’t necessarily change the course of events.
I wnt in for surgery on March 25 and the operation was aborted upon discovery of several tumors on the lymph nodes near the aorta, outside of the liver. The surgeon described them as a “string of pearls” and couldn’t tell me how many there were, more than 10 for sure.
Still in hospital wired up and heavily medicated so much doing much typing but thought I’d share here on this thread. Attitude is still good believe it or now, but big paradigm shift happening and needing a new treatment plan but I’m not ready to do any big decision making until I get these blasted tubes out of me, can put regular clothes on and think from the comfort of my own big cozy recliner at home.March 28, 2009 at 3:23 am #25784lainyParticipant
Beautifully said, David. That is my motto, Attitude Is Everything. We are so happy for you and your family. I don’t think I could have been a good Care Taker without Teddy’s positive attitude. Honestly I don’t think there was a time I really didn’t think he was going to beat this and so far so good. Please stay in touch and keep us posted even with good news, we love it.March 28, 2009 at 2:56 am #25783
It seems you are a little upset. I can only tell you about my experiences. You can read all my posts. I was given two months to live and look at me know. That being said, chemo was not bad. Better then radiation they controlled all of my side effects and once I got my power port put in, everything was easier. The physical stuff was easy, the mental state was worse. As we all know having cancer really stinks and that is putting it lightly. Everyday I had treatment was a reminder that I was a patient. Everyday I see my 12 inch scar across by belly reminds me I was so close to death. All I can tell you is that my faith, attitude, family and friends are what pulled me through. What is quality of life if you die in the end? I wanted to do everything to make sure I stayed around for my wife and family. At times I wanted to quit after the surgery but never during chemo treatments. At that point I came too far to quit. Remember everyday you have a choice. You can choose to have a good day or choose to have a bad day. I always tried to have the good days. Attitude is everything.March 27, 2009 at 3:28 pm #25782lackneyParticipant
I’m there with you! Turning 48 in April and hope to live to see more birthdays. You’ve got a strong psychological disposition and I am in awe of that.
I did chemo/radiation last year in preparation for the Mayo Protocol and Resection (successful). It did not solve much since cancer remains and now has spread a bit to a lymph node. All this to set up my challenging question to you:
One sideways, bold question (these times call for bold thoughts, eh?): why let chemo ruin your quality of life? All the studies I’ve read (and sure you have) and two oncologists I’ve worked with all agree chemo doesn’t really slow the progression of this particular cancer. Why not get off chemo and save yourself the agony caused in part by chemo and live your life in as high a state of quality as you can?
I apologize in advance if the question is a bit over the top given you suffering, but I thought it worth being raised at least.March 16, 2009 at 3:45 pm #25781
Rose, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Keep the attitude that you will get better. It will be tough but it sounds like you have the right frame of mind going into this. Be tough. I look forward to hearing from you sometime after the surgeryMarch 15, 2009 at 7:55 pm #25780rose-mayMember
Thank you David for your encouraging words. The stent placements were ordeals enough in themselves, I can only imagine what the surgery recovery will be like, but I am so ready to walk through that fire and get to the other side of it where I have a better shot at survival.
I go in with a lot of uncertaintly as they could open me up and find it gone into the lymph noedes or othe canderous tissue that didn’t show up on the MRIs and abort the operation. Here’s hoping that is not the case and I’ll wake up out of the anesthesia with a high-five.March 15, 2009 at 4:10 pm #25779devoncatParticipant
David, david, david…
I am pleased as punch for you. I have a big smile on my face now. Enjoy the rest of your life.
KrisMarch 15, 2009 at 3:39 pm #25778
It sounds like you are following the treatment I had. I had stents placed in my liver also. Please let me know how your operation goes. The surgery is no picnic but well worth it in the end. Your emotions will run wild from good to bad. I know all about that. Just remember this is just a bump in the road. You will get better. ItMarch 15, 2009 at 6:30 am #25777jeanMember
That is such good news!!!!!!!! Thanks for letting us know. SURVIVOR…it is a wonderful word isn’t it? I’m so very happy for you and your family.
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