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Chemo Today

Posted by Mimspicker on Thursday, January 24, 2008

January 24th...Round Three

I started chemo treatments again today.  My next treatment will be next Thursday, then a week off, then two more cycles.  The treatment isn't as long as the others because it is given with more frequency.

I saw the Doctor yesterday.  He paid a real compliment...said I didn't look sick!  I've put on about 80% of the weight I originally lost.  Color is good and no pain.  The chemo will cause the usual side effects so I will probably of having a couple months of good days and bad days.

One thing I forgot to say.  I don't feel sick.  The only time I feel sick is when I'm on the chemo treatments.  Funny thing/observation... it's the cure that is making me sick, not the sickness!

Keep me in your thoughts and prayers...Thanks to all...


14 comments on “Chemo Today”

Joanchek Says:
Thursday, January 24, 2008 @8:44:17 PM

Bill, you're an inspiration!  Let's hope that this course of chemo is the final one, and that in a few years this will just be another chapter in your history.  Best wishes winging your way.

syndy Says:
Thursday, January 24, 2008 @8:47:14 PM

Bill, you will beat this and one of these days you going to sit down a play the banjo for me. Lots of prayers for you.


fisher Says:
Thursday, January 24, 2008 @8:49:08 PM

Bill,hope your feeling better

Jammer Says:
Thursday, January 24, 2008 @8:57:42 PM

Bill that sounds like good news! It sounds like your doctors and you, and the powers that be, are taking control of things.

banjotef Says:
Thursday, January 24, 2008 @10:30:30 PM

We're certainly thinking of you,  Bill.  I had to have radiation about 20 years ago, and I'm sure there's been advances in medicine since then.  I beat it then,  you can beat it now!!

DandyRandy Says:
Thursday, January 24, 2008 @11:02:03 PM

Will do!

Cottonmouth Says:
Thursday, January 24, 2008 @11:24:24 PM

Bill, You will be in my prayers; my 42 year-old daughter (only child) recently received chemo and radiation for breast cancer.You are correct in saying that there will be good and bad days. I am encouraged that you have been able to gain weight, as that will be a plus for you. Be strong and let the Lord take care of all the rest.

frailin Says:
Friday, January 25, 2008 @8:40:37 AM

Hang in there, Bill.  Chemo passes quickly.  You got lots to look forward to on the other side!


Unplugged Says:
Friday, January 25, 2008 @12:34:30 PM

Keep holding onto that positive attitude. We're all rootin' for you.

dpete210 Says:
Friday, January 25, 2008 @7:02:59 PM

Bill, that's good news. Good luck with the final treatments. Prayers sent up for continued success and wellness. Dave Peterson

BanjoDiva Says:
Friday, January 25, 2008 @7:27:32 PM

Bill, I think the cure to cancer is wrapping yourself entirely in cryogenic strings!!!!!  You've got a squillion positive thoughts coming your way my friend.

wrightedward Says:
Saturday, February 2, 2008 @11:05:30 AM

Bill ,remember the glass is half full ,You have a great attitude and i am praying that you will heal quickly .Yes in this case the cure is the hard part . Think about Isaiah 53:5 ,,1st Peter 2:24 and Psalms.103:3 and i believe you know the healer

Sunday, February 10, 2008 @8:03:44 PM

Bill, i'm a friend of Todd Taylor & he has told me About you. I'm taking chemo too. i have colon cancer I've had 25 radiation treatments & 6 chemos I have 6 more & boy does it make you sick.I'm still working though. makes it hard to play banjo,w/tingling fingers,dont it.Bill you are in my prayers & I hope you can get through this as I will.Think positive.& eat,eat .eat. drink alot of water. drop me a line sometime.Randy

rinemb Says:
Monday, February 11, 2008 @9:24:02 PM

Bill, My brother is a radiation oncologist.  It sounds like you are the type patient he would love to be able to treat and get to know.  I can't imagine going through what you are going through with such a great attitude, nor being in my brother's shoes.  Too bad he put his money into a new Steinway, think of all the banjos he could have bought. 


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