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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 (Page 3)
on Jun 06, 2019

I plan on keepin' 'em waitin'. Lol

on Jun 06, 2019

Argh, not what any of us were hoping for.  I've never been able to decide if advance notice of the journey would be a blessing or a curse, a little of both I suppose.  Hang tough.

on Jun 06, 2019


I plan on keepin' 'em waitin'. Lol
That's so cool, Ross. Your sense of humor in the face of shit like this reminds me of Wiz.  You and he remind me of each other.  Best wishes, man. I'll keep praying.

on Jun 06, 2019

Ohmigosh, this is serious.   I will definitely pray for you.

In light of this situation, damm the political correctness, being seen as "proselytizing", or getting along with other religions/non-religions by dancing around the subject.  I pray not just for your health, but that you know Jesus Christ.  He will take your hand and show you the way to the next life, in peace.   John 8:51 in the Bible says, "Truly, truly I tell you, if anyone keeps My word, he will never see death."     It doesn't mean you will never die--only that you will never see it.   You will be like, "Wait.  I'm dead?  But I'm not!"

Look to Jesus, man!

 

p.s. to the mods of this forum, sorry about the religion thing; this situation is extenuating.

on Jun 06, 2019

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on Jun 07, 2019

My thoughts and prayers will be with you through your journey, no matter how short, or long it will be Ross, you're a great person with a sense of humor, great qualities my friend. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on Jun 07, 2019

Very sorry to hear this Ross. My thoughts are with you. 

on Jun 07, 2019

Many thanks for your thoughts and prayers my friends.   

@tetleytea...Though I'm not a religious person all I can say is I'll be too busy tokin' on a joint to notice.  Thank you.

on Jun 07, 2019

Dang Don, leave some room for the rest of us!     

on Jun 07, 2019

OMG Ross I just read this, I am so sorry I thought you had this fixed. My prayers are with you my friend.

on Jun 07, 2019

Very sorry about this. I hope your remaining days are as happy and comfortable as your sense of humor indicates they will be. May the road rise up to meet you.

on Jun 07, 2019

RedneckDude

Dang Don, leave some room for the rest of us!     

Must have been heavy on the "return" key. LOL       

on Jun 08, 2019


Shame Mark had to go through all that.
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My illnesses can make life miserable at times, but  for the most part I'm not too bad off.  Nothing I have is terminal, Ross, unlike you my poor old mate.  You are a bloke I much admire and respect, especially during the crazy times.  We have sure had some great times together and I hope that we have many, many more as the comic duo of WC.

For now, old mate, be at peace and take care of yourself.

on Jun 08, 2019

starkers

many more as the comic duo of WC.

Yeah we will cap'n. Gots a long ways to go yet so pucker up and chase them damsels what ain't in distress yet.   

on Jun 08, 2019

Yeah, I'll do the puckering up orright, in distress or not, them damsels, that is, but you gotta get down all sneaky-like and tie their left and right shoe laces together, otherwise I'll be puckering up to fresh air as they will have already made their getaway.