My treatments are finished & I'm doing real good. I have some typical side effects, low energy & urinating.The radiation causes some swelling. The treatments build on each other, so the two months treatments will take two months to go away. I'm not going through the horror stories I hear about. One thing I hear about is burning while urinating. One person was telling me he grabs the towel rack while going it hurt so much. Others told me they just went home & slept all day. I can't say I'm not tired, but nothing like others. Something disappointing is we won't know the results from these treatments for 3 months. I'm sure I'll be fine. It's going to take that long for he radiation to leave & to get accurate test results. I see the Dr. again for this Nov. 17th. After that I'll be tested every 6 months for the rest of my life. My guess is because the Gleason score was so high. You're support & prayers is HUGE to my mental attitude. I can't write that loud enough! I'm discovering I'm on many prayer lists & that's extremely humbling. Thank-you so very, very much!!!
PS I will be taking hormone shots for two years. Along with that I'm taking 2000mg of calcium & 800mg of vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis. The hormone shots take away my testosterone. I'm also taking 40mg megestrol, twice a day, that helps with the hot flashes. Add to that terazosin hcl 2mg for urinating. Urinating & diarrhea are a big deal. I can take something for the diarrhea but the reverse happens. I want to also add I'm glad for the side effects, it's telling me something is going on. If that wasn't happening it would make me wonder about the treatments.
I realize this is August & it's some time ahead to be thinking about an Ice Bowl. I also want to mention I haven't discussed this with the J-Town board. I'm assuming we will be doing it again although it's not formal, so this is coming from me not the J-Town Club. We did extremely well for our first year. That came from little planning & kind of flying by the seat of our pants. Randy Moore & Thor helped me get started with a presentation which help me come up with my own style. This thought came from what Fox Valley is doing & they're starting their promotion now. My thinking is they're filling a swimming pool with a shot glass compared to what J-Town can raise for Morning Star Mission. I might add they have quite the program in how they screen people & who they help. I just want to plant the seed. The last few Sundays have been chill day for me but my mind is still working. The next big deal for me is the Channahon Classic & things aren't going well to my plans, I'm having equip. problems. I'm proud to be a part of J-Town & I want to point out, Jason Poole was the fulcrum. Did I get that right Jason? I've said this before & maybe a hundred times more, I'm proud & thrilled to be a part of such a great group of people!!! You Go J-Town!!!
You crack me up Jesse! They are called Asian Tiger mosquitoes. I have a breeding bed in the back, by my cabin, it's hidden behind the pond in back under the oak tree. I'm having an experiment. I have a sample of your dna & they're being trained to attack you. Let me know how they did. Remember the big ones, the little ones don't count.
You may be right. I've known people in both situations. I'm giving him a chance to make things right with Mick. I'll see what he's made of & we'll see. I have no idea where he is financial, or what his expenses are. I need the help & he said he need the work.
I deleted the post looking for Jon's #, I have it now. I want to point out people in desperate situations do desperate things. He wants to make right his mistakes & I think he will. I have some work his willing to do, with that he wants to make right with the disc golf comunity. I bought some of the other things that he was accused of that may be false. I'm hearing people want to hang him without a trial. Let's try to help him not hang him. If you don't agree let me know of the address of the glass house you live in.
I want to start out with this board gives me a place to vent & welcome & praise the the support I'm getting. I'm a little down right now with a friend said it's only cancer. A tear comes to my eye when i think of what I've done in helping with Ill. State. I forget his name Bingham or Bangham was huge for getting the tees ready. It's sad but in an instant all that work is history. Thanks again Dean Bingham, I know his name, Bangham is for his putts. Getting back to my point, I'm battling a high risk range of cancer. That level doesn't come from me it's from the doctors. That saddens me to think about dying. A friend mentioned it's only cancer. Well I'm at 8 with the top being 10. That's a long way from one. I would think it's reasonable to think my situation is 24/7. My guess is that it doesn't seem I'm struggling. I'm trying to do the mind over matter thing. The bottom line for me is the prayers, Thank You! You people are very important to me other than he idiot that said it's only cancer.
I wanted to delete this when I woke up this morning But Randy Moore has my back & responded. I was having a bad evening last night. Some things that are going through my mind is the passing of Debbie Lewis. Breast cancer is curable as prostate cancer is. They said they got it only to find out they didn't, it spread & she died. I think of that when I see the post In Memory of. The good news is I usually wake up between 2 to 5 times a night. Last night I slept to 0400 without waking up. I'm really doing well, they're just some glitches once in a while.
I have been accused for not asking for help. That's only partially true. I want good help. Many have helped, things like the concrete tees, adjusting hole #2, raising #12, laying the sod on #4 are a few things that come to mind. Part of my bond with our disc golf community is the people who have stepped & helped as they saw the need. It's been over a decade at Channahon & many have helped, so I can't take all the credit. Thanks for chipping in. I'm going to need help with the sod on #11. Now laying sod is not mentally challenging, the joints need to be tight & green side up is about it. Some will need to carry & some apply. I think four good people will do it. No slackers & I think we can do it in about an hour. I'm looking at week 09/05/10. Jesse may announce it @ doubles when it comes to crunch time. We have a great body of people in our disc golf community & I'm proud to be a part of it.
I want to start this post for my prayer warriors. I get to the hospital around 0630, & usually get inside a little before 0700. A RN said you're here early again. My comment was I hate traffic& leave early. She asked where I was driving from & I told her Morris. She said that's quite a drive & added I might be eligible for travel vouchers. I am! They are refunding me for 20 trips. Unfortunately I'll miss out on 17 others but that's OK. Thanks for your prayers!
The Doctors say I'm doing great! I don't know what there standard is but I'm running about 80 to 85% I'm doing OK & maybe better than most but I don't know what the others do after their treatments. Fourteen more treatments. Aug. 17th I get my diploma & I'll put that in the scrape book I got from Laureen, with many of your pictures. My spirit is extremely high & much of that is from my friends. It is a battle & I have no doubt I'll beat this part. It's going to take some time to know for sure. Like I mentioned before I have two years of hormone shots. After that they will continue tests to confirm the treatments. They're case studies they use & with my numbers, these treatments will cure my cancer. From what they tell there is an outside chance cancer may have spread outside the treatment area, that's why it's going to take some time to know for sure. I thought the time frame would be the two years of hormone shots. I need to be on my own for a while after the shots. Again, Thanks so much for your prayers!
My hat is off for Dean, I need to throw in Mike Vargo also. Dean was the go to guy for the Highland tees. He took calls, made calls, getting help, working with Mike on the stone etc. Dean was huge!!! Mike took the gravel to all the tees with the park's equiptment along with getting the comcrete to those hard to get areas. Tremoundous labor saving. All that helped worked well together to get the job done. I thought it was very good team effort.
There are not a lot of big deal things going but I thought I'd pass some things on. Shawn Harmon insisted about driving me up for a couple of treatments. He said I'm not working & he wanted to help me of which I'm very thankful & honored.Shawn has a good heart. Needless to say is we talk on the way (he took me there for my 16th & 17th treatments) & we talked about the Disc Golf Community, along with my passing. I brought that up. What's real important is a strong, positive, mental attitude to beat these issues, & give thanks for the support from my Disc Golf friends. That's huge my friends!!! I'm going through the normal side affects, sleep, frequent urinating, being tired. I ask questions every treatment & I always leave encouraged with the posotive answers.
Can we start earlier? Maybe 0730 or 0800. I realize it's Sunday morning & I would like to do it Saturday, but it is what it is. It's a little cooler earlier. People are going to come as they feel, I've been through this before. Can you get there sooner or let me know what I can do before you get there?