Friday, September 25, 2009

Finally heard from the Doctor today

So I finally heard from the Doctor today and it was uh to say the least, not informative.
He basically said that I have a couple of options, I can do Chemo, but he doesnt suggest it. I can do Radiation but he isnt sure now is the best time to do it, or I can wait a few months and see where we are. Maybe do radiation at that time.

It was like, well, tell me what is best and lets do it. He said that there is no right and wrong way to treat my cancer. It just isnt that easy. It isnt going to hurt to wait but if we do Radiation now, then he said we cant do it again in that area later if we need to.

So he said he was going to be talking with my other Doctor next week and decide what they think is best and then I have an appointment on the 5th to go in and discuss what they want to do.

Not a lot of news for an update but that is the way I feel as well. I still dont know what is going to happen. It is all up in the air right now and I will just have to wait and see.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Bucket List

Okay, so most of you have heard of the movie where the guy creates a bucket list of things that he wants to do before he dies.

Well, to be honest I haven't seen it so I don't even know what the movie is called but any way, we got talking about that camping the other week with some friends and now with the news that I have more Cancer it really made me think about what would be on my bucket list.

After thinking about it for a long time, really there are only a few things that I would put on that list.

obviously one of the things I would like is to live longer but this list is supposed to be things you can do and say you have done them. so I came up with a few.

1. Take my wife on a cruise
2. Catch a big fish deep sea fishing
3. Go to a NASCAR race
4. Travel to Greece for a Vacation

I have placed those 4 on my list and I really don't think I will get to do more than maybe one of them due to finances even if I live 20 or 30 more years. but those are the things I would love to do.

Possible H1N1

Well as I mentioned before I was sick over the weekend with the Flu and when I was watching the news today they said that all of the Flu cases in Utah have all been H1N1... Not good, especially if you have Cancer. I seem to have gotten over what ever I had so I guess that is good.

I also called my Dr. today to see why I havent heard anything from him yet about treatment and it turns out he is on vacation this week so they contacted him and called me back and said that the Radiation panel is meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) and they are going to discuss my case and then make the recomendation of what treatment I should do. This will either be Radiation of Chemo, they will let me know and I will keep you updated.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Update or not

So I was hoping to have an update from the doctor by now but I called Friday to see what he would say and he was off. So I guess I get to wait till Monday or maybe Tuesday for an update.

Funny, in my last post, I mentioned that I was feeling better than ever and was doing great and then it hit me. I got sick with what I can only imagine was a flu. It hit me Friday night and I was up all night with the shakes and could not get warm no matter how much I tried so finally Julie filled the tub at about 1:00am with some really warm water and I got in and that helped. I have been home in bed all day Saturday and Today (Sunday). it has been a real bummer of a weekend because Cody and I were planning on going fishing with a friend from my work and couldn't go.

On to better news,

Our daughter and son in law have announced that they are pregnant and will be having a baby in the middle of April 2010. Yes, that means we will be Grand Parents. Yippy !!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

No News was supposed to be Good News

Well, so much for wishing. I had my 3 month check up today (CT Scan) and they said my Liver looks fine but some of my Lymph Nodes are growing in size and they are recommending some Radiation.

I was really hoping to be out of the woods but with Cancer, I should have known better. Any way the Dr said that he would be getting with my other doctor and discussing what the best way to treat me is and then call me in a day or two.

I should know what they are going to do soon and will update everyone on here. Sorry for having to share the news but on a side note, I feel better than ever, I don't feel sick, I am working hard at work and playing hard at home. I cant think of a better time of my life than right now. Don't feel sorry for me. I am fine. I WILL be fine. I am not going any where. I am too stubborn...


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Monday Ride !!

Well, since Monday was a holiday and I had the day off, I went for a bike ride with a few of my friends from work and we did about 350 miles. We ended up in Wyoming for lunch and then drove down the Mirror Lake Hwy on our way back. Great ride !! We had 5 of us riding and the weather was perfect.

any way, here is one of the pictures that were taken at the top of the mountain.