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« Reply #480 on: March 02, 2021, 09:42:14 AM »
     Hang tight, Ed_K.  Let the Doc know what's going on.  We're pulling for you!
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« Reply #481 on: March 08, 2021, 05:46:27 AM »
Just now reading of last weeks anxiety attack and sorry to hear of it.  Did you make any progress on getting the maples tapped?
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« Reply #482 on: March 09, 2021, 09:03:04 AM »
 We're tapping now, but Rita is doing most of it. I walking around fixing line that need repairs. Thanks, Mike.

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« Reply #483 on: April 03, 2021, 08:37:26 AM »
 Last week I had an in person meeting with my cancer Dr. to talk about the shaking and high anxiety. He doesn't have any answers as to why I'm having these feelings but he has other patients with the same thing that he will tell them to try a prescription for anxiety. The lasix 20mg I've been taking has worked some but I was still getting winded when walking a fair amount up hill. So the Dr. doubled the dose to 40 mg. and after 9 days I'm feeling less winded. Rita read a report on Web MD about heart disease and shortness of breath and asked him if that could be of concern so he has me scheduled for an electrocardiogram. I hope that this turns out to be just to much water in my body, as I don't want to have him lower the chemo dose and then have it not work. The light chains numbers are what I watch ( 0 being no cancer) and I was up into the 600s when the first type of chemo stopped working and right now it back down to 172.38. The lowest I've been was 128. Some day it would be nice to see that 0 and get back into logging.

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« Reply #484 on: April 03, 2021, 12:02:04 PM »
Yes Ed, that would be wonderful. 
Say when

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« Reply #485 on: April 03, 2021, 01:40:45 PM »
Keep the faith, brother.
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« Reply #486 on: April 04, 2021, 06:07:47 AM »
Well driving around springfield would give any country folk anxiety!  

Prayin for your zeros Ed. 
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« Reply #487 on: April 04, 2021, 07:09:33 AM »
 Thanks all, I'm happy with the way thing are going right now 8).

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« Reply #488 on: April 05, 2021, 12:22:45 AM »
I praying for you Sir
You will make it to 000
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« Reply #489 on: April 05, 2021, 01:20:11 AM »
Just the same as Bruno said X2!
Trying harder everyday.

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« Reply #490 on: May 20, 2021, 06:28:44 AM »
 Yesterday I went for my 2nd Monthly chemo shot in the belly and also had a consult with my MM Dr. in the conversation he said that they have enough info on the covid shots to go ahead and get one. Now I have to decide if I want one (I never get flu shots an never had the flu) and which one to get. Rita is pushing for the pfizer shot.
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« Reply #491 on: May 20, 2021, 06:40:30 AM »
I never had the flu either, But with my bad lungs the Dr is always pushing the flu shot. which I take. 
Never had covid either, but I had the shot. 
I am very luck. I really don't get a cold. Known Brenda for 25 years, only seen me down twice, once with an ear infection and something went on about a year ago.
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« Reply #492 on: May 22, 2021, 11:34:43 AM »
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« Reply #493 on: May 23, 2021, 06:24:49 AM »
 I had to get one of my pain meds yesterday and they said they had extra Phizer shots available. My Dr. said it would be ok now to get the covid shot as not many cancer people had bad reactions, so I went ahead and got the shot. It's early morning but so far I haven't had any reactions. We will see  ;D .

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« Reply #494 on: May 23, 2021, 09:26:55 PM »
I wish you well. 
I know you are on meds and have that DanG cancer, but I had no reaction to The Shot at all. I hope the same for you too.
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« Reply #495 on: May 24, 2021, 07:29:58 AM »
 So far a very little sore arm. Problem with this shot is that I'm having problems with shaking and I tried a one of the muscle relaxers that my primary Dr. gave me for when I have muscle spasms in my rt shoulder, so I tried that yesterday and it put me into too deep of relaxation and slept all day and last night. I feel better this morning but can't tell if I had any reactions to the shot from Sat  ;D >:(.

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« Reply #496 on: May 25, 2021, 11:49:54 PM »
I could really go for a sleep like that now and then!
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