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Discussion in 'The Chapel' started by ronn47, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. ronn47

    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    I'm going on 68 and start prostate radiation Monday at Levine in Charlotte.
    Finished up work today and I'm taking 3 months off.
    Depending on how it goes (I feel good about it all) I may or may not go back to work.

    I think I have a great team watching my back and I'm going to come out great on the other side of this little trip I'm starting.
     
  2. ripv2

    ripv2 Rooster Bullets Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    You got it @ronn47. Stay strong and try to keep that positive outlook.
     
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    Incoming Prayers.
     
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  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Nuts Over Lil D. What’s this switch do? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    Stay strong, good luck, and let us all know if you need anything.
     
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  5. GreatGazoo

    GreatGazoo Li'l Green Guy Supporting Member

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    Best of luck with the treatment. Was diagnosed when I was 48 (my father died from metastasis) and, given my age then and that immediate history, underwent the robotic prostatectomy.

    Lots of real support (not just the warm and fuzzy kind) out there if you need it.
     
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  6. Lafayette Gregory

    Lafayette Gregory Les-ter not Ly-Chester

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    Hope for all the best outcome for you.
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Prayers up!
     
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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    Glad to help, successful treatment and recovery to you.
     
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    noway2 Senior Member Charter Life Member

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    Well wishes for a positive outcome and a speedy and successful recovery.
     
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    wmg819 Member Supporting Member

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    Saying a prayer
     
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  11. Millie

    Millie Pumpkin Eater Supporting Member

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    Sending prayers.
    I hope you can keep a sense of humor...it helped me get thru a lot of surgeries and chemo!
    We're all here to help if you need us.
     
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  12. Geezer

    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Gonna have you on my mind, @ronn47 . I've got prostate issues but not the big C, at least, not yet.
     
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    Firemedic54 Member Charter Member Supporting Member

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    You will be added to my list. I had surgery 3 years ago at 42, last month my PSA ticked up. I go next week for more blood work. I understand the fear your have. I continue to pray and ask God for him to pick me up and get me through whatever is before me. Please let us know how you doing.
     
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    kcult Alcohol fueled dumbass Charter Member Supporting Member

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    My dad has been dying from it for the last 24 years.

    You got this.
     
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  15. ronn47

    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    I am deeply sarcastic, so if that helps, I'll be in great shape.
     
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    Millie Pumpkin Eater Supporting Member

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    It's what saved my butt all those years ago! LOL.
     
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    Sandman_NC Child Of Christ Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Prayers sent.
     
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    GreatGazoo Li'l Green Guy Supporting Member

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    I wish there were an "affirmation" or something toggle as "like" is just not always what one really wants to convey. Anyway, good luck Firemedic.
     
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  19. Schattenreiter

    Schattenreiter Member

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    Praying for you. Keep a positive outlook.
     
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  20. Jim1392

    Jim1392 Whatevuh Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
     
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  21. JT

    JT If you can't say something nice ... Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
     
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    Friday Polite-Knock raid Charter Member Supporting Member

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    At east it worked out to where you can take 3 months off in the summer.
    Good call my friend. :)
     
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    Brangus Administrator Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Prayers for you sir.
     
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    Red Marley Authorized person Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Ronn47, I’ve been where you are and come out the other side good as new. Not prostate but colon cancer; had surgery, radiation and oral chemo. Not a big deal in retrospect. Free from evidence of disease for almost 10 years now. And when my company was acquired by Panasonic, I retired at about the same age as you. That was about 5 years ago, and it’s been great. If that’s what you feel like doing, go for it. Life is good!
     
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    Prayin for ya. In Charlotte if ya need anything.
     
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    draco88 Dang it, Bobby Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    Prayers, Ron...
     
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    We’re with you!
     
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    Gunny70 Happy to be here

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    Praying for you. Hope all turns out well.
     
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    prayers for you friend..

    You are stronger than you know!!

    Have faith in GOD!!

    We are here for you
     
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    12151791 [This Space is Available for Rent] Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Prayers to come through. God is great and he knows everyone needs.
     
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    Be strong my friend!?
    Quite a few o f us have already got this T shirt and we are still here to aggravate others. You will be glad you did this once you get to the other side!

    Prayers are with you!
     
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    Cowboy Glances can deceive

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    Prayers sent buddy.
     
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    More prayers sent.....

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    Will be thinking of you man.
     
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    Miss Lily Moderator-Mom-Instructor Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    You and yours have been added to the prayer list.
     
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  37. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    You WILL be fine. I had 45 straight Radiation Treatments and never missed a day of work. The last 10 or less I was kinda tired.
     
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    Also here in Charlotte. If you need anything let me know. I can bring cookies & milkshakes to the hospital, or whatever else.

    I’ll readily admit I’m not aware of how it all works. Are you staying at Levine, or just going there for radiation treatments? Is the treatment program 3 months long?
     
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  39. ronn47

    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    I go in Monday for what is called HDR (High Dose Radiation) as an out-patient.
    Then the week after I start doing 44 treatments (5 x per week, off on weekends).
    Then another HDR shot.
    The week long shots will be in Lancaster, 15 mins from the house.

    With the C-19 running I'm OK with staying at home.
    Plenty to do around here.
     
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    Ronsc LIberalism is a disease..

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    Prayers out for you my friend...
     
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