Yesterday I Took the Day Off

@GardenGerty (95501)
Marion, Kansas
November 17, 2016 7:13am CST
I took the whole day off due to truck issues. I have posted a couple of times about it, and let me just say we do not have a solution yet, and the damage is much greater than we thought. The only positive thing is that by taking the day off, I went with my husband on his next doctor appointment. It was to talk about if he does want radiation, which he does. So then they needed to give him a shot to get his body ready to get the most out of it. They offered one shot per month for three months, but he said he wanted the three month shot. There may be negative side effects, like hot flashes, but he said he could take it. So as things stand he will begin radiation in February or March. For me, compared to health, the truck is a minor problem.
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@Jessicalynnt (47798)
• Centralia, Missouri
17 Nov 16
sometimes you just gotta roll with things, my thoughts go with you 2!
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@GardenGerty (95501)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Nov 16
I appreciate my friends here. We are working on some transportation issues, and in the long run this may be a blessing.
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@BelleStarr (36113)
• Portland, Connecticut
17 Nov 16
Yes I can imagine, when it comes to health, nothing else matter much.
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@GardenGerty (95501)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Nov 16
That is right. It seems that this has a very high cure rate, so we will be planning on that outcome.
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@JudyEv (115613)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Nov 16
Certainly the problem with the trucks fades into the background. I wish your husband the very best of luck with his treatment.
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@GardenGerty (95501)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Nov 16
I think things will go well. He has always had good health habits, but they say this is a genetic type of cancer. However no one that he knows of has had it in the past. The truck is merely a piece of metal and rubber.
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@JudyEv (115613)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Nov 16
@GardenGerty All Vin's family have now been tested for a genetic cancer, and will continue to be periodically checked.. One was operated on just in time.
@Corbin5 (95810)
• United States
17 Nov 16
Oh yes, health should always be the top priority. I do hope radiation is successful for your husband.
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@GardenGerty (95501)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Nov 16
It has something like a 95% cure rate. He has a positive attitude that will go a long way to help him as well.
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@Corbin5 (95810)
• United States
19 Nov 16
@Shellyann36 (8489)
• United States
18 Nov 16
So sorry to hear about the truck problems and certainly sorry to hear about your hubby's health problems. Positive thoughts for both issues.
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@GardenGerty (95501)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Nov 16
It may turn out to be a blessing in disguise. I will post as I know more about the situation.
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@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
18 Nov 16
I didn't ask about the appointment. I had thought they would do a colonoscopy before he decided how to proceed?
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@GardenGerty (95501)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Nov 16
The colonoscopy does need to be done. There are not that many choices, as the oncologist says they usually will not do surgery for someone as "old" as Bob is, even though he seems to be disgustingly healthy except for this. If we were to learn he had colon cancer as well, I do not think it would change whether he does radiation, but it might change how much they do.
@Lucky15 (33450)
• Philippines
17 Nov 16
health is always a priority :) and pryers for both of you :)
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@GardenGerty (95501)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Nov 16
Thank you @Lucky15 . Yes, without health we have nothing.
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@marlina (69846)
• Canada
17 Nov 16
Health first for sure!
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@GardenGerty (95501)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Nov 16
Yes, health first. If it was not for his regular physical and the labs, he would not know he was sick, because he does not feel sick.