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2018 (47)

December (1)

6 MONTHS SINCE THE DREADED DIAGNOSIS: actually six months and a few days.   i am feeling really good.  i think i might have a roid in th...

November (4)

BEING THANKFUL: its always being on pins and needles after i add a post thinking if i will get responses and ALWAYS ...
I AM SADDENED BY THE LOSS AND THRILLED BY THE NEWS: good evening all, so this has been a week of extreme happiness and gut renching saddness. monday mo...
NO HEAR BACK...ME PISSED: so here it is saturday and still no word..... i'll have to wait till monday now.....prob nothing.......
PET/CAT SCAN DONE YESTERDAY......: i had to practice some very heavy medittion shallow breathing exercises but i was able to lay comple...

October (5)

IN REPLY TO HELEN MARSHALL.......: TALKING BOUT DONUTS----LIKE THE REAL FLOUR MADE 2 KILOS OF SUGAR PER!!!!!! BEFORE MY CRAZY CRAPY TRI...
PET SCAN RESCHEDULE FOR NOV 8TH: called my rad dr. bright and early and let him know that i would be bouncing up and down in the "DOU...
AND NOW I HAVE A REALLY BAD BRONCHIAL INFECTION :(: started last saturday..... no fever, no chills, no discharge..... and finally friday i went to the V...
UPDATE.... MISSED THIS ONE: for the last 3 weeks when i am in bed and the sheets are rubbing up against my feet.....it feels fun...
ONE MONTH ANNIVERSARY SINCE I FINISHED TREATMENT: HOWDY, HOWDY, HOWDY ALL.....ITS ONE MONTH YESTERDAY THAT I FINISHED THE CHEMO/RAD TREATMENTS AND AND...

September (4)

8 DAYS SINCE THE ESCAPE!!!!: a week ago today i finished my chemo/radiation regime.  i have been healing sinc then and hears a s...
FINAL 2 DAYS OF TREATMENT......: SO tuesday and wednesday were my last two days...... i was dragging with exhaustion just to get ther...
any ideas for ingredients for a sitz bath: hey you all, i am gonna have  Francisco go to home depot and buy me a cement mixing trough....its l...
LABOR. DAY. WEEKEND UPDATE.....HAWAIIAN LAVA--MEH!: so our fellow Americans are crying about hot lava coming out of the earth....... they have'nt felt...

August (21)

WEEK 6 DAY 5 ...... 3 DAYS OFF... NO HORSE PILLS!!: two days left kids...... as i was telling Sandy, the weeks went by rather quickly..... it was the i...
WEEK 6 DAY 4...... 3 MORE DAYS LEFT: feeling totally spent by around noonish, so i take catnaps for like an hour and then walk across the...
WEEK 6 DAY 3...FOUR DAYS LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: WHOSE COUNTING!!!!!!!!!!!! i will continue to say this as i have always said it.....when you feel t...
WEEK 5..DAYS 3.4.5. + WEEK 6 DAY 1.2. THIS IS HELL: to all of you all..... sorry that i have been silent for sooooo long. the tuesday i last posted---W...
WEEK 5 DAY 2.... THE DAY PURDY CLOSE TO HELL!: it started around 7pm monday nite when out of the dark crevices of hell crawled out one hell of a he...
WEEK 5 DAY 1.... MONDAYS ARE BEST: and i say that cause i always feel the best on monday mornings.  finally figured it out. fridays i...
WEEKEND FOLLOWING THE END OF 4TH WEEK: so its sunday around 7pm and i am catching up on my postings. so on friday nite after taking the ev...
WEEK 4 DAY 5..... A TALE OF 2 DOCTORS: "bedside" manners go a long way in helping a patient to stay positive and forward looking..... mond...
WEEK 4 DAY 4 ..... SMOOTH SAILING: i had a wonnerfully fantastico day this day.  woke up feeling peppy and got to rad easily.  actual...
WEEK 4 DAY 3 .... IS ALL HELL BREAKING LOOSE??!!: had my usual morning routine and all went well at the VA rad. procedure. got home around 11am and h...
WEEK 4 DAY 2 .... ITCHIE INNER THIGHS: so my inner thighs where they meet the adomin are reddish and HOT TO THE TOUCH....not a bad sensatio...
WEE 4 DAY 1 ...... ITCHY BOOTY: i noticed the itching starting like around friday and by this evening i started with the ZINC OXIDE ...
WEEK 3 DAY 5.....HALF WAY POINT: I JUST FOUND MY NEW HERO...... DEBI in the UK.... she is an amazing human being with a determination...
WEEK 3 DAY 4...... MIGHTY ASSED HEADACHE THIS EVE.: around 5ish, i got goose bumps/pimples on my arms and knew that i was in for a rough nite..... was f...
WEEK 3 DAY 3..... AND ALL IS WELL: had a rather uneventful RAD treatment.... the fun began when i got to my van and realized i did not ...
WEEK 3 DAY 2..... PROBS WITH THE PICC: howdy, started off with my allergy pill to settle my sinusus.  had a almond butter 2 slices bread s...
WEEK 3 DAY 1..... DOING VERY GOOD: woke up this morning feeling nauseus, but then i realized that my sinusus were acting up and took aa...
2ND FREE WEEKEND!!!!: greetings all, i had a relaxing, care free weekend....read and relaxed mostly out back on the patio....
WEEK 2 DAY 5..... 2 WEEKS DOWN--4 MORE TO GO: started having rapid fire diarea around 7pm this evening---- i am so cleaned out i am sure i could ...
WEEK 2 DAY 4 FEELING JIM DANDY: thinking i was gonna pay for the korean bbq of last nite....DID NOT HAPPEN:):):) 4 mornings straigh...
WEEK 2 DAY 3 ME AND MY MACHINE: 3 wonnerful days with no nausea/vomiting/diahrea.  so i asked one of my nurses if i could take a pi...

July (12)

WHAT DO YOU CALL: A PERSON WHO POOPS AT 8AM, 12NOON AND 12 MIDNITE???? ...
WEEK 2 DAY 2..... ITS WORKING: woke up at 5 and copied the routine from yesterday and drove myself to the VA and had a wonnerful ti...
WEEK 2..DAY 1....KIDS...CAN YOU SPELL D.I.A.R.E.A.: yup, i am a full fledged chemo/rad patient now.... having ecacuated my bowels at least 3 times today...
1st FREE SUNDAY: chilled out and realized that the best i think i will feel during this 6 week course will be like 75...
1ST CHEM FREE DAY--SATURDAY: still on the 24/7 anti-nausea pills + CDB OIL 3 times daily...also take acetomenaphen 500mg 3 times ...
DAY 4... DELAYED ONE DAY:  A F%^&KING DAY FROM CHEMO HELL as an older guy, i do the pee run usually 1-3 times a nite. we...
THURSDAY DAY 3.... MORE DRUGS: EVENING ALL, so today i had 2 vomiting episodes---one driving to the VA and the other about 15 minut...
WEDNESDAY...2ND DAY.... RUMBLINGS OF NAUSEA: PAIN SCALE: >2 MORE LIKE DULL PAIN/SENSATION maybe its nerves, anxiety, etc....or maybe that str...
TUESDAY 7/24/2018.... 1ST DAY CHEMO/RADIATION: so its started.... kicked it off with saline drip for 30 minutes, then a nausea drip followed by 2 ...
MONDAY JULY 23, 2018 THE PICC IS IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: finally, finally, finally....the blasted/dreaded/feared/loathed/cant get it out of my head PICC was ...
3 DAYS AND COUNTING: ON MONDAY JULY 23, 2018, the dredded PICC is finally gonna be attached to my arm....hopefully the le...
seeking advise on upcoming chemo/radiation: good day all, so in ten days i start the Nigro Protocal.  i think what is getting to me is the slo...
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Vital Info

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July 10, 2018

Los Angeles, California 90005

February 6, 1951

Cancer Info

Anal Cancer

squamous cell carcionoma

June 4

Stage 3

4.1 - 5.0 cm

Negative

No

the fears associated with it, the unknown, the WAIT FOR THIS TO START

always learning

stay positive with me. stay in the

not as of 6/04/2018

WEST LOS ANGELES V.A. MEDICAL CENTER-WESTWOOD

a week after having completed my PSA and urine tests(5/22/18), i noticed blood in the toilet and completed the F.I.T--fecal immunochemical test.... I forgot to mail it in and drove to the VA and had them give me another one, did it and that afternoon i returned it...two days later i received a call to schedule a colonoscopy for June 04, 2018. results came back positive for a ployp that was excised and also a 4-5cm malignant growth on the dentate line of the anus--right smack in/around my spinchter muscle. T3N0M0...prognosis seems to be really good as it has not traveled nor gone into nodes. scheduled to start chemo/radiation with 5-FU and mitomyacin first 4 days and last 4 days using a PICC line.

AM NOT USING THE 5-FU....INSTEAD ITS CAPECITABINE 500MG

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