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Author:  Elkyman [ Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:00 am ]
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Hang in there Bruce, prayer's for you are coming. ;-)


Author:  Ken0069 [ Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:12 am ]
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Yeah shrinker had told me some time back via Email that he had a growth in his lung the size of his fist but that they were treating it with something other than your typical chemo, ie, treating it as an infection, which is what he also wanted them to try. This was around the 20th of November and he stated that they were going to do a CT scan in a couple of weeks to see how it was going before they put him on chemo.

So now he's had surgery to remove that tumor, but no biopsy results listed?

Ennywho, looks like he's not doing well at all and we need to hold him up in prayer to whatever deity you may believe in!


Author:  mslayton [ Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:47 am ]
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Get well Shrinker! My thought and prayers for a speedly recovery and healthy 2013.

Author:  Slowpoke [ Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:05 am ]
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Hope it goes well for you.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Author:  shrinker [ Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:39 am ]
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BOY can i tell you about pain from a lung operation!!!. Its incredible. the doc told me afterwards that its one of the wost things to have done and some people refuse it, yeah well thanks for telling me! He thought I would back out of it but there is no way I would. we have tried every form of biopsy and testing to find out what it is that's in my lungs with no result, so this was the only way to know. they took out a piece the size of an egg bye open lung surgery. the guy cuts his way into the lung, puts his hand inside and finds the lump then cuts it out. But the pain you experience afterwards is amazing. Of course you have to cough up blood etc and geez does that hurt, its like an oxy torch slicing through your chest. The CT scan revealed my lymph nodes getting smaller which is good but the lung growths increasing so I have to get stuck into this. If they cant figure out what it is I'm screwed. The growth seems to be treatable with antibiotics which suggests an infection but its not showing up in the blood stream or the lymph biopsy's done so its very strange. My pathology has been shown to international symposiums and it has all the experts here and around the world scratching their heads. I'm hopeful this test will reveal the information we need.
Maybe I can get rid of that stupid koala. =;

Thanks to everyone for the thoughts and messages. its good to have them.

Author:  jmarkaudio [ Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:07 am ]
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Grad to hear you came through well, and Merry Christmas! My grandfather had part of a lung removed in the early 1950's, was told he only had a couple years to live. Recovery took about a year, he survived until 1986, built a house by hand for my grandmother.... Don't be afraid to use pain meds, I found with my heart surgery that Ultram/Tramadol worked well enough without the side effects of feeling drugged up. Keep us posted and good luck!!!

Author:  Slowpoke [ Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:42 am ]
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Good to see you're still kickin', even if it's not very high.

Nice that you are able to get to a computer and stay in touch with the world.

Good luck, hope you have a speedy and uneventful recovery.

Author:  Ken0069 [ Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:04 pm ]
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Glad to see you here Bruce. Hope you can get this resolved quickly and get back up to speed. I know it's got to be bad for you since you're not likely able to do much of anything, but hang in there!! Hopefully better days are ahead!

jmarkaudio wrote:
I found with my heart surgery that Ultram/Tramadol worked well

I basically live on this stuff for my back problems and have for years. And you're right about the "non druggie" feeling stuff too. Early on I took darvon for my back problems but that stuff made me want to go to sleep. Tramadol doesn't do that and I even took it while I was still working full time. ;-)

Author:  shrinker [ Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:45 pm ]
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Thanks for the advice with the pain killers, I'l look into that as the what I'm on has a sedation effect. I just took a minute to remember that the word I wanted was sedation. I dont like it because I cant think like normal

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