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Old 10-21-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: SW US
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Thanks to you and all others who have posted tips and hints. My next step is to write a U.S. Mail letter, which I haven't gotten around to yet.
Maybe you could send it Certified Return Receipt, so you know if he gets it.
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Old 10-21-2017, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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This guy jumped out a 10 story window, as he passed each floor he was heard to say, "so far so good, so far so good".
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:31 PM
 
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This guy jumped out a 10 story window, as he passed each floor he was heard to say, "so far so good, so far so good".
Ah, yes; a line from one of my favorite movies.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7GP3l5znc8
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:38 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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Ah, yes; a line from one of my favorite movies.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7GP3l5znc8


Good to hear from you! Are you home?
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:28 PM
 
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Good to hear from you! Are you home?
Yes, but only for a couple more days. On Tuesday I go back to the hospital for five days for my sixth (and hopefully final) round of round-the-clock chemo. I assume that after that, I'll have CT and/or PET Scans again and then we'll see where I stand at that point.

On a somewhat related issue, I had the melanoma on my scalp surgically removed last week and the stitches removed a couple of days ago. Apparently, the melanoma was just "in situ" so it was caught pretty early. As I mentioned when it was first diagnosed, I guess one of the "benefits" of the chemotherapy was having my hair fall out so that the melanoma could be more easily discovered.

Gotta take silver linings where you find them, lol.
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Yes, but only for a couple more days. On Tuesday I go back to the hospital for five days for my sixth (and hopefully final) round of round-the-clock chemo. I assume that after that, I'll have CT and/or PET Scans again and then we'll see where I stand at that point.

On a somewhat related issue, I had the melanoma on my scalp surgically removed last week and the stitches removed a couple of days ago. Apparently, the melanoma was just "in situ" so it was caught pretty early. As I mentioned when it was first diagnosed, I guess one of the "benefits" of the chemotherapy was having my hair fall out so that the melanoma could be more easily discovered.

Gotta take silver linings where you find them, lol.
Sending good vibes your way.
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Hello everyone! Just checking in to say "Hello".

Like everyone, I, too, am concerned about Curmudgeon, and hope he is okay.

AZgarden, I like your new name. It has been getting a bit more bearable to be outside in the garden and I have been busy. This week I have been transplanting Purple Heart/Purple Queen, the succulent plant that goes by several different names. It is so easy to self root, in a spot where there is a bit of moisture. Also doing some cuttings of Elephant Food. I'm sure you are having fun getting your new garden planted!

AZDesertBrat - Haven't seen you pop-up for a couple of weeks, but wanted to let you know I heard some very nice things about people in Chino Valley. Good things, but for a very sad reason. You see, one of our Pastors at church is related to one of the two 19 yr old men who, sadly, died in the plane crash near Prescott about 3 weeks ago. Pastor was up in Chino Valley helping, and said the community out-pouring of love and comfort was wonderful. Just staggering.

EscortRider - Any more follow-up on the little boy who got to come home from the hospital? I sure hope he is doing well.

I hope Curmudgeon shows up okay. I remember when he was so sick and I don't think he's ever been completely well since. It's easy to 'disappear' if your health takes a turn and you end up in the hospital, or worse. I know because that's why you haven't seen me. Two weeks ago I fell at work, fractured my left hip, left wrist and femur bone. Did it up right! I've been in the hospital ever since and just got home today. Hard to type with my left hand but I'm doin' it. At this point I am so grateful that my daughter moved back here two months ago. Don't know how I'd manage alone. Now I start on the out patient physical therapy, back to Phoenix Wed. for some appointments and, hopefully, to get my surgical staples removed. It's been an experience, that's for sure. Won't be going back to work for at least four weeks.
I'm gonna sit around and 'pretend' I'm retired. lol


I think most of the people of Yavapai County are the greatest. It's always been a place where neighbor helped neighbor and it's still that way in the small neighborhood I live in. I've sure lived in worse places. Prayers and good thoughts to the two young men who died. I hadn't heard about it.
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Yes, but only for a couple more days. On Tuesday I go back to the hospital for five days for my sixth (and hopefully final) round of round-the-clock chemo. I assume that after that, I'll have CT and/or PET Scans again and then we'll see where I stand at that point.

On a somewhat related issue, I had the melanoma on my scalp surgically removed last week and the stitches removed a couple of days ago. Apparently, the melanoma was just "in situ" so it was caught pretty early. As I mentioned when it was first diagnosed, I guess one of the "benefits" of the chemotherapy was having my hair fall out so that the melanoma could be more easily discovered.

Gotta take silver linings where you find them, lol.

Having just spent two weeks in the hospital I really don't envy you all these hospital stays. I'm just so sorry that the reasons are so serious. Mine were, and still are, painful but I don't need to be nearly as brave as you do! Five days of round the clock chemo! I'm not sure I could deal with that, and that's the truth. Glad they caught the melanoma early and quickly enough and, yep, worth losing the hair for!
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Old 10-22-2017, 06:05 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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I hope Curmudgeon shows up okay. I remember when he was so sick and I don't think he's ever been completely well since. It's easy to 'disappear' if your health takes a turn and you end up in the hospital, or worse. I know because that's why you haven't seen me. Two weeks ago I fell at work, fractured my left hip, left wrist and femur bone. Did it up right! I've been in the hospital ever since and just got home today. Hard to type with my left hand but I'm doin' it. At this point I am so grateful that my daughter moved back here two months ago. Don't know how I'd manage alone. Now I start on the out patient physical therapy, back to Phoenix Wed. for some appointments and, hopefully, to get my surgical staples removed. It's been an experience, that's for sure. Won't be going back to work for at least four weeks.
I'm gonna sit around and 'pretend' I'm retired. lol


I think most of the people of Yavapai County are the greatest. It's always been a place where neighbor helped neighbor and it's still that way in the small neighborhood I live in. I've sure lived in worse places. Prayers and good thoughts to the two young men who died. I hadn't heard about it.
Ouch! One break is more than enough! Four weeks before going back to work seems very soon, don't rush it. With your positive attitude, I'm guessing your recovery will be sooner than later though.
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Ouch! One break is more than enough! Four weeks before going back to work seems very soon, don't rush it. With your positive attitude, I'm guessing your recovery will be sooner than later though.

You are right about one break being enough. I've never had even one so I guess I'm doing it all at once and get it over with? I really don't know how long it'll be till I go back to work but I won't be going back to the same job. My cashier days are over. My choice and they'll work with me to find another position not so hard on my body.


It's easy to keep a positive attitude if I'm not really sick. I told them I'm old and broken but not 'sick'. lol All my caregivers said the same about my attitude so I'll keep it up! It's one reason I was able to come home so soon. That and being able to do enough things for, and by, myself. I'm getting a bike basket put on my walker so I can haul my 'stuff' around and stay organized. Nothing worse than getting all settled and comfy and ooops, forgot something!
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