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Cancer

Cancer changes lives.

We have to deal with medical profession.

We have to deal with medications.

We have to deal with new discomfort and pain.

We have to create dignity, where there is indignity.

We have to deal with family members, friends, coworkers, and strangers, in a changed way.

We resolve to go forward with strength, resilience, purpose, pride, and integrity.

We define ourselves. Cancer does not define us.

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Living interminably with terminal cancer

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Comment by Plinius on July 19, 2014 at 2:42pm

I'm glad, Daniel!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 19, 2014 at 12:56pm

Good News! Now, onward with a resolve to rest and recuperate as well as you can given the situation facing you. What are the best parts of your day? Can they be increased? What are the worst parts? Can they be decreased? 

Your garden brings you much comfort and the good thing about that is it will continue to grow whether you are tending to it or not. Sure, the weeds take over, but there is a certain amount of scaling back that is necessary at our ages. 

The best part of last year for me was realizing that when I wasn't doing anything, others picked up the slack. My family appears to like the things I used to do, i.e. host dinners, celebrations, etc. and so they plan and do the work to make such events happen. 

The most recent dinner I prepared was at my granddaughter's home and all the great-grandkids pitched in. I'm sure I sent a few of the photos. It makes me very happy to remember that day. Rouladen (beef rolls), Kartoffelknodel (potato dumplings) and German style cabbage. That was in February 2014. 

These are four of my five great-grandchildren and my granddaughter is next to the fine young fellow feeding himself a delicious morsel. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 19, 2014 at 12:44pm

Glad to hear your good news Daniel.

Comment by Daniel W on July 19, 2014 at 12:23pm

Thank you all for your expressions of support.  The CT scan was negative for any new tumors.  As in most such scans, there were vague findings that leave one with a slight questions.  That is "nonspecific lymph nodes" which have been present all along without change, no different from a year ago, and which you can find in people without cancer as well.  As long as those don't grow, they are just observed with time. 

Your support really does make a difference.  More than you know.

James, answer to your question, they manage the oral contrast / barium here by giving us packets of powder to take home.  Mix with the right amount of water and refrigerate overnight.  Drink half, 2 hours before the scan, and half 30 min before the scan.  I don't mind it, the mix here is smooth like milk, has a citrus sweet flavor, and drinking cold may help as well.  It will never sell as a soft drink, but is worth the effort.

Comment by James M. Martin on July 15, 2014 at 11:35pm
@ Sentient. I hate scans. Did they make you swallow that goopy shit, or is that just fore MRI's?
Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on July 15, 2014 at 7:03pm

Daniel, I am rooting for you. Like all of us, I know the feeling of waiting for those precious results to arrive. 

Terry

Comment by Daniel W on July 15, 2014 at 6:53pm

I get the feeling this is not the healthiest bunch of people....  :-)

Joan my hours are down  to about 50 but I don't keep track.  There is a lot of on-line work, which I don't know how to account for.  My brain gets foggy.  There is mental and physical and I am worn out on both.  Ning thinks I should quit work, and forfeit retirement.  I don't think I can do that.

Comment by Michael Penn on July 15, 2014 at 6:32pm

I'm early stages of all this and don't know where it's going to go. I'm still very strong but I have shortness of breath. I had an aversion to one fluid pill and made the doctor remove it. So far we have not been prescribed any others. Strong as a horse, but sometimes I have to take an afternoon nap these days.

Comment by Michael Penn on July 15, 2014 at 6:10pm

My innards create ascites which is a fluid buildup in the abdominal cavity. My doctor calls this the "beginning of congestive heart failure" but I don't see that anybody is doing anything about it. They say if they drain it, it will just come right back.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 15, 2014 at 5:28pm

Daniel, are you putting in 70 hour weeks at the hospital? Surely not! With travel time, and the usual everyday chores that need doing, you know you have to monitor your time and set limits on what you do. Oh! Please do take good care of yourself! Your patients will understand, and hopefully the admin. will too. 

 

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