Well, it's my turn

Friday, September 9, 2022 by BigDogBigFeet | Discussion: Life, the Universe and Everything

I just got back from an unexpected week's stay in the hospital.  It isn't good news.  I'm still capable of independent living for now.  That may likely change in the future.  I wish I could share more but it's kind of tough.

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DrJBHL
Reply #1 Friday, September 9, 2022 6:50 PM

You aren't obliged to tell us, now or in the future, but whatever it might be, you'll always have your friends here...our thoughts and prayers. You have mine already.

teddybearcholla
Reply #2 Friday, September 9, 2022 6:57 PM

What Doc said.  Take it one day at a time. That is all we can do.   

Jafo
Reply #3 Friday, September 9, 2022 8:51 PM

Yes, what Doc said.  Just look after yourself....

Hankers
Reply #4 Saturday, September 10, 2022 7:06 AM

Yes, what Doc said. You are in my prayers. 

JanOscar
Reply #5 Saturday, September 10, 2022 9:17 AM

Hang in there!

BigDogBigFeet
Reply #6 Saturday, September 10, 2022 11:46 AM

I am planning my care, resources for help, and how I can best maintain independent living.  I have in-law family members who care for me and the extended help I get from the VA.  I am a veteran and worked for the VA for 10+ years.

The sad part for me is I still feel fairly young I was just 68 this year.  On the happier side there is at least some hope that quality of life and the years extended possibly.

DrJBHL
Reply #7 Saturday, September 10, 2022 12:22 PM

BigDogBigFeet

I am planning my care, resources for help, and how I can best maintain independent living.  I have in-law family members who care for me and the extended help I get from the VA.  I am a veteran and worked for the VA for 10+ years.

The sad part for me is I still feel fairly young I was just 68 this year.  On the happier side there is at least some hope that quality of life and the years extended possibly.

Looking at it from here, your support net sounds very good; financially you have the huge plus of the VA, which you've earned and deserve to really lessen the financial burden. Thank you from the heart for your service.

If you can stick to the happier side, and keep up your nutrition and some mild activity, you'll be doing very good things for yourself.

I don't know if you're spiritual or religious, and I'm neither asking nor urging, but support on that front if you are, can contribute to your wellbeing as well.

Also, maintain good contact with your treatment team...if you're feeling down, or issues like pain aren't being adequately addressed, don't hesitate to speak up. Those are major quality of life issues, and your Doctors will want to help.

LightStar
Reply #8 Saturday, September 10, 2022 12:44 PM

BigDogBigFeet

I am planning my care, resources for help, and how I can best maintain independent living.  I have in-law family members who care for me and the extended help I get from the VA.  I am a veteran and worked for the VA for 10+ years.

The sad part for me is I still feel fairly young I was just 68 this year.  On the happier side there is at least some hope that quality of life and the years extended possibly.

I know exactly where you're at, I am the same way. After 22 years military service a problem I developed in 1974 with a disc in my back rupturing turned out to be from degenerative spinal arthritis which has progressively gotten worse over the years. The VA told me I had to stop working in 2005 and put me at 100% disability, I developed other problems from the arthritis too that I have live with.

Hang in there BigDogBigFeet! We just have to learn to cope with things as they go on, I hope you can too! Prayers your way!

RedneckDude
Reply #9 Sunday, September 11, 2022 4:31 PM

Prayers your way, BigDog!

Chasbo
Reply #10 Monday, September 12, 2022 8:58 AM

Hey BigDog! I hope you recover fully and keep your freedom!  

BigDogBigFeet
Reply #11 Monday, September 12, 2022 9:35 AM

Ya thanks everyone.  Today is first day of radiation treatment surgery is not possible.

naroon1
Reply #12 Monday, September 12, 2022 10:35 AM

My very best wishes to you BigDogBigFeet. As a survivor myself, diagnosed with 1 primary then 4 secondary Cancers, i am an example of things that look bleak, but can have a different outcome. Eat as much as you can, when you can. ( I Know you will not feel like eating after radiation, But it does help in your struggle) Keep your mind Strong, It is obvious you have friends here, take it one step at a time.

sdRohan
Reply #13 Monday, September 12, 2022 11:45 AM

Very sorry to hear this...

Your help and feedback through the years have been immensely valuable.  So much so that we now expect it. 😉

The only solution here is for you to get and stay well. 

Everyone at Stardock is sending well wishes, BigDogBigFeet.

Sean Drohan
Stardock Product Lifecycle Manager

 

BigDogBigFeet
Reply #14 Tuesday, September 13, 2022 3:41 PM

Day 2 Radiation completed.  I discovered that everybody wants me now.  Lots of people calling for medical appointments with me.  I can't keep track of them all.  They had me scheduled at 9:45am for Radiation Oncology treatment which lasts for 1/2hour minimum and without my knowing it Physical Therapy at 10:00am.  I had asked in Radiation Treatment if I had a PT appointment I still needed to make and was told no.

I am getting a large appointment book today so I can organize this mess.

DrJBHL
Reply #15 Tuesday, September 13, 2022 6:41 PM

BigDogBigFeet

I am getting a large appointment book today so I can organize this mess.

Maybe they have someone who can coordinate which appointments or consultations and treatments can be clumped together so you aren't traveling back and forth more than you must?

sureshot106
Reply #16 Tuesday, September 13, 2022 7:24 PM

Sending you my prayers.

Aussie007
Reply #17 Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:43 PM

Had radiation treatment back in 2010.
Keep as positive as you can

RedneckDude
Reply #18 Tuesday, September 13, 2022 10:21 PM

I always knew that someday you'd glow!!  

Aussie007
Reply #19 Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:45 PM

RedneckDude

I always knew that someday you'd glow!!  

     

naroon1
Reply #20 Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:22 AM

BigDogBigFeet

Day 2 Radiation completed.  I discovered that everybody wants me now.  Lots of people calling for medical appointments with me.  I can't keep track of them all.  They had me scheduled at 9:45am for Radiation Oncology treatment which lasts for 1/2hour minimum and without my knowing it Physical Therapy at 10:00am.  I had asked in Radiation Treatment if I had a PT appointment I still needed to make and was told no.

I am getting a large appointment book today so I can organize this mess.

 

Not sure if it is the same in your neck of the woods, but ask if you can have an Oncology Nurse as your point of contact, in the UK we have one allocated  for each patient, she should be able to help you organising all that is coming your way with appointments etc..

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