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Bruce(OR)    Posted 02-04-2017 at 09:49:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Well, the second round of Chemo is done
  • Good morning.
    Well, the second round of Chemo is done. The second round went better than the first. However, Chemo brain is still a factor as well as being filled with more juice than the body desires. Edema in the feet and legs seems to be in order at a slight degree.
    Some number that the tumor produces, has been cut in 1/2 since the first Chemo session. They were making noises about my white blood count and even said the word "transfusion" but I guess the magnesium was just high enough to stop that in it's tracks. White blood finally charged up the hill on the last day just to get smacked by round two of Chemo. Poor whitey. No idea where it is now, They just finished round two of outpatient clinic Chemo yesterday and kicked me out the door. So, now I get to fight Chemo brain, a slight case of the shakes, and a few other side effects that will fade in the coming days. Dr said no lifting over 10 Lb with this PICC line that is plumbed into the inside of the upper left arm and no getting greasy. That pretty much wipes out everything. So, TV is the order of the week. I still might sneak outside, take the dogs for a walk when it gets a bit warmer and see what, if anything, develops from there. Just probably another session of dozing on the couch in front of the TV.
    Such excitement.
    Thank you again for all your prayers and support. God Bless!!

    RonandMary    Posted 02-08-2017 at 22:34:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I've been on the road a lot and missed this post Bruce. Enjoyed our communications in early January and love to hear about those good days. Prayers keep going up.

    ALZ(MO)    Posted 02-06-2017 at 12:54:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hang in there Bruce. Prayers and best wishes.

    dave#1    Posted 02-05-2017 at 22:35:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hang in there Bruce, With our help lets kick the he!! out of this thing !

    later,dave

    Steve-N-TN    Posted 02-05-2017 at 18:15:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hang tough Bruce, we've still got you in prayer overwatch, God BLess

    John in Mich    Posted 02-05-2017 at 13:15:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Sounds like things are going well. GREAT! Keep the humor, it helps.
    After that first Chemo session, pronounced R-chop, I was very concerned (a bit scared) about future sessions. Subsequent sessions were a breeze and I enjoyed being pampered.
    My access for chemo was a "Bard Port" located under the skin at my upper right chest just below the collar bone. Between treatments the port required a flush to keep it clear. That was a 5 minute procedure at the cancer center.
    After my last treatment and then a CT scan, the port was removed. I've had one 6 month review and will have another in May after a blood draw.
    Feeling great! (except a bit overweight)

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-05-2017 at 07:38:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Continuing to think about you and pray for you, brother. Keep up the fight!

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 02-05-2017 at 07:29:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Sounds like great news to me! However now you won't get to pinch the purty nurses!
    Take it easy, keep up the good work. The grease will wait.

    Jack

    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 02-04-2017 at 23:31:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Best wishes for continued improvement, Bruce !!!!!!

    Thanks for keeping your friends updated on your progress.

    Island Mike    Posted 02-04-2017 at 18:55:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • All the best to you Bruce.
    No greasy and no lifting kind of limits most of the fun stuff.
    We have 6 inches of new snow to the North of you, and that makes walking the dog a challenge. But a week from now, the sun will shine, it will get warmer, and maybe as spring approaches folks may get to like the new Donald in chief.

    Island Mike

    Loren CA    Posted 02-04-2017 at 13:49:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for the update, Bruce. Your great sense of humor seems to be helping you through all this, but I'll keep praying for you anyway!
    Loren

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