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Published on March 14, 2019 By Uvah In Life, the Universe and Everything

An update on me. Just got back from seeing my cancer doc. Mine is stage 3b adenocarcinoma. Non small cell lung cancer and I'm going to be treated systemically (I think that's what it's called) with Keytruda. My doctor says the markers needed are there, which is a good thing. However being that it is stage 3 it won't go away forever and I'll have to deal with it as is. I'm going to be getting a port installed (good choice of words?) beneath my right shoulder simply because it'll be easier than sticking a needle in my arm every time they need a sample or to inject medication. Hence my reference to Borg because I feel like one. My doctor also wants a CT scan to have a look inside mine head. Why I dunno because I told him there ain't much there, if anything, to see but he insisted. Fortunately my adopted daughter Jessie has taken control over the whole shebang because I doubt I'd be able to follow half of what all those doctors I've seen had to say. Tell you that girl is worth her weight in gold. She is so meticulous and keeps track of every little detail. So this is where I'm at. It remains to be seen how long it all lasts. But I are positive and don't intend to stress it, that will only make things worse. So first a pacemaker then a port. What could come next? Peanut gallery comments welcome.


Comments
on Mar 14, 2019

Just do what you must Ross, and get as healthy as possible.

on Mar 14, 2019

Prayers your way, Ross.

 

on Mar 14, 2019

Sending prayers your way Ross, just follow docs orders, and it sounds like you're in good hands with your adopted daughter!   

on Mar 14, 2019

Glad your daughter is taking care of you, Ross.  Who can remember all the doctors say!  Always good to have another family member or friend with you.  In my prayers. 

on Mar 15, 2019

Do what the doctor says to to do. Sounds like you have a good doctor. Sounds like you have a wonderful daughter. May God Bless You. 

on Mar 15, 2019

From the peanut gallery:

You are Uvah of Borg.... next you'll be needing a prosthesis to replace your bargain basement bladder.

Seriously, here's hoping all goes well with your treatment and that it meets with success.