Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#103 Apr 6, 2013
I believe the worst of it is the high and lows. When I receive the steroids it makes you feel like you can't sit still. You want to talk all the time. Then after they wear off, its back down hill where you feel like crying. I am trying different solutions for this. I do have an appointment coming up with someone to look at the medicine I am taking but that is more then a week ahead. Had an up day when I had the port put in then a down day the next. It seems like an emotional roller coaster. I wish I could just even out in between. At least now they will not have to look for a vain to hold up. That has been hell.
Duchess 29631 wrote:
<quoted text>Avoid the sugar as much as possible. Eat a lot of foods containing protein. And yes, the steroids have kicked in. Remember fluids too!
Mel

Indianapolis, IN

#104 Apr 6, 2013
I'm so sorry, David. Cancer definitely takes a toll on your emotional state sometimes. The medicine has so many affects even when they are working to make you better. I'm glad the weather is starting to warm up a bit. Maybe when you are having a low, you can go outside and it might help. I'm glad you now have your port and don't have to mess with all the nasty needle sticks.
Hang in there and hopefully this will go by quickly and you'll see sunnier days in no time.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#105 Apr 9, 2013
Well I was rejected today from the Chemo lab today. My platelet count was to low to receive treatment. It was down to 60. So they told me this was my week off. ANYONE who has to go though anything like this, I would highly recommend a port. It makes blood withdraw and treatment 75% easier. Felt good yesterday but today I was a little tired from doing to much yesterday. But still hanging in there. Weight 147.5. I gain a pound and half but it was still down from the first of the year when I was 165.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#106 Apr 9, 2013
DavidM wrote:
Well I was rejected today from the Chemo lab today. My platelet count was to low to receive treatment. It was down to 60. So they told me this was my week off. ANYONE who has to go though anything like this, I would highly recommend a port. It makes blood withdraw and treatment 75% easier. Felt good yesterday but today I was a little tired from doing to much yesterday. But still hanging in there. Weight 147.5. I gain a pound and half but it was still down from the first of the year when I was 165.
Trying the Boost or Ensure? Or milkshakes? Wendy's Frosty's are good to keep in the freezer, if you like that sort of thing.
Keep that weight going in the right direction. Sending prayers your way.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#107 Apr 10, 2013
Total bill for March to April-----$56,258 This is only since I have been taking chemo and the surgery. I hope to post what I have paid, ($600 co-pay so far) and what medicare has paid. Later.
Mel

Indianapolis, IN

#108 Apr 11, 2013
Hope you are doing ok, David. Just thinking about you.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#109 Apr 16, 2013
Had a good week since they could not give chemo last week. Going today to see if I can today. What I am not looking forward to is the next week I start cycle two. That means three times three days in a row. Thursday I have a medication appointment to see if there is anything that they can do about the ups and downs. To bad if you know an old med works and you have to talk them into it.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#110 Apr 16, 2013
Well great news. Instead of taking one treatment this week, it is going to be three. The person making the appointments mess up last week. My platelet count was up to 160.
Mel

Indianapolis, IN

#111 Apr 16, 2013
Hang in there. Hopefully everything goes smoothly. Too bad so many mistakes are made in the medical field. I hope you can get the medicine that you know helps you. They shouldn't make you beg or deny you for sure. Take care and I hope all goes well.
DavidM wrote:
Well great news. Instead of taking one treatment this week, it is going to be three. The person making the appointments mess up last week. My platelet count was up to 160.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#112 Apr 19, 2013
Well bad day after three days of chemo. Tired, wore out and a little confused. Little things frustrating me. New meds on the way, hopefully.
Mel

Indianapolis, IN

#113 Apr 19, 2013
Just remember, David, that you are stronger than this beast called cancer! Hope you feel better soon!

What Cancer Cannot Do

Cancer is so limited....
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the Spirit.

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Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#114 Apr 21, 2013
It is my hope that people are paying attention to my post here. The only reason is to tell you what people with cancer goes though each days. The last post was the worst day since I started. I have never had anything like this in my 67 years of life. I can not stress how you feel when you take three treatments in a row. How they also fill you up with fluids that also fills up your lungs. They do this to wash out the chemo in time. About time you get to feel better it is time to go back to treatment. I have posted on other forums is the treatments really worth then time, expense and discomfort for that extra time. From what I have read, 75% with this type of cancer "lives" for at least 5 years, some more. I have notice a difference in my hair but at least I still have some. And I am very grateful for the support that I have at home. Tuesday, I go again for one treatment if I pass the blood test. With one treatment, it is not really that bad. Maybe one day of feeling bad a couple of days afterwards. See ya all later on.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#115 Apr 24, 2013
DavidM wrote:
It is my hope that people are paying attention to my post here. The only reason is to tell you what people with cancer goes though each days. The last post was the worst day since I started. I have never had anything like this in my 67 years of life. I can not stress how you feel when you take three treatments in a row. How they also fill you up with fluids that also fills up your lungs. They do this to wash out the chemo in time. About time you get to feel better it is time to go back to treatment. I have posted on other forums is the treatments really worth then time, expense and discomfort for that extra time. From what I have read, 75% with this type of cancer "lives" for at least 5 years, some more. I have notice a difference in my hair but at least I still have some. And I am very grateful for the support that I have at home. Tuesday, I go again for one treatment if I pass the blood test. With one treatment, it is not really that bad. Maybe one day of feeling bad a couple of days afterwards. See ya all later on.
David, If you get to a point where they have to draw fluid off of the lungs, insist on pain control. My mom went through the "treatment" for cancer exactly as precribed by the Dr's. I asked her if she would do it again, and she answered NO!. Dad had his prostrate removed. He had the most agressive prostrate cancer there is, had the operation only, lived another four unremarkable years, until a reasonabily rapid death. All cancers are different. They all respond differently to different treatment. I wish you the best, and know 67 is too young to go through what I believe you are experienceing.
Moe

Indianapolis, IN

#116 Apr 24, 2013
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>David, If you get to a point where they have to draw fluid off of the lungs, insist on pain control. My mom went through the "treatment" for cancer exactly as precribed by the Dr's. I asked her if she would do it again, and she answered NO!. Dad had his prostrate removed. He had the most agressive prostrate cancer there is, had the operation only, lived another four unremarkable years, until a reasonabily rapid death. All cancers are different. They all respond differently to different treatment. I wish you the best, and know 67 is too young to go through what I believe you are experienceing.
In other words David. You're going to die shortly. But for once I agree with Ralph. Adios Amigos! Keep us posted.
Mel

Indianapolis, IN

#117 Apr 24, 2013
Really "Moe"? I hope that you never experience cancer, but acting like this Karma may come to visit you. Why would you post something like this? David, you just keep fighting this beast and you'll be OK. Chemo is wicked on the body but once you get through it you will start feeling a whole lot better. Keep you chin up and ignore ingnorant people like Moe.
Moe wrote:
<quoted text>In other words David. You're going to die shortly. But for once I agree with Ralph. Adios Amigos! Keep us posted.
doe eyed

Indianapolis, IN

#118 Apr 24, 2013
Mel wrote:
<quoted text>Really "Moe"? I hope that you never experience cancer, but acting like this Karma may come to visit you. Why would you post something like this? David, you just keep fighting this beast and you'll be OK. Chemo is wicked on the body but once you get through it you will start feeling a whole lot better. Keep you chin up and ignore ingnorant people like Moe.
remember there are many Moes. It could be the Duke impersonating him again!
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#119 Apr 25, 2013
Moe wrote:
<quoted text>In other words David. You're going to die shortly. But for once I agree with Ralph. Adios Amigos! Keep us posted.
We all die DA, some at much younger then 67. Each day is a blessing, and we should all live until we die, and then the judgement.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#120 Apr 25, 2013
Mel wrote:
Really "Moe"? I hope that you never experience cancer, but acting like this Karma may come to visit you. Why would you post something like this? David, you just keep fighting this beast and you'll be OK. Chemo is wicked on the body but once you get through it you will start feeling a whole lot better. Keep you chin up and ignore ingnorant people like Moe. <quoted text>
I worked with a guy that had divarticulitis (sp), another guy used to tease him unmercylessy about his affliction. The teaser suffered a ruptured large intestine, internal infection, while surviving had much of his large intestine removed. Yup, Karma, or mocking of others without compassion can come back on you.
Moe

Indianapolis, IN

#121 Apr 25, 2013
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>I worked with a guy that had divarticulitis (sp), another guy used to tease him unmercylessy about his affliction. The teaser suffered a ruptured large intestine, internal infection, while surviving had much of his large intestine removed. Yup, Karma, or mocking of others without compassion can come back on you.
I had a former child hood friend joke about the death of my mate. He may have been trying to lighten the mood, but it was real crude. He asked me if I f'd her to death as she was beautiful and fairly young. She had died of brain cancer.

Two months later his wife died after suffering a brain stroke.

I pray each day for God's guidance and grace. I thank God each day for NOT giving us what we truly deserve [for our transgressions].
Moe

Indianapolis, IN

#122 Apr 25, 2013
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>I worked with a guy that had divarticulitis (sp), another guy used to tease him unmercylessy about his affliction. The teaser suffered a ruptured large intestine, internal infection, while surviving had much of his large intestine removed. Yup, Karma, or mocking of others without compassion can come back on you.
I agree! Karma is catching up to David. We all have seen the hate David has shown towards certain types of people. Yes Ralph! Karma is a bitch especially when it catches up to you. Ask David.

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