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Goforit:

--- Quote from: Frankie on April 05, 2013, 11:17:52 PM ---Thanks for asking Jesse. I'm feeling no worse than flat. It seems that I have a hormone dysfunction. I'm still getting hot flashes & meet with an endocrinologist Thursday. That's a hormone Dr. I'm not sure what's up with the brain tumor. My guess is the side effects are minimal like slight headaches, so it's not of great concern at this time. Something is going on, I hope we can find it & treat it.
Regardless of the bumps in the road, I'll be moving forward, Randy Moore is watching me  ;)

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Jesse, Frank is one of the most positive Human Being I have ever met and I feed off his energy. He will beat this tumor because that's who he is. Frank is such an inspiration we can all learn from....I know I have.... Pray on!

Frankie:
After 3 months, I finally met with the neurosurgeon, that was May 23rd. He sent me to Loyola, & I met that neurosurgeon June 4th. This is the 3rd most common brain tumor & only a 2-3 hr. surgery with 2-3 days recovery.  He said some brain surgeries can be 18 to 24 hrs. He also said they meet with other Dr's. like the endocrinologist (endo), radiologist & discuss each case. Surgery may not be needed, but this is the short story of what we talked about.
The next test for the cancer is coming up. This will be the first full cycle without hormone treatments.

Tafe:
Have the doctors looked at menopause for the hot flashes?  Ha.  Just kidding.  Glad to hear that you're keeping your spirits up.

On a side note, I have an update for you with my dad's prostate cancer.  6 1/2 months ago his PSA had skyrocketed to 29.5.  The proctologist put him on a chemo pill, bicalutamide or something.  Last week he was tested again and his PSA is now 0.25!!  I guess the stuff is working.  Although it seems to be messing with his hormones as well.  It seems the chemo messesup testosterone levels.
But he is ecstatic at the PSA.
Keep trucking on!!!

Frankie:

--- Quote from: Tafe on June 09, 2013, 05:20:06 PM ---Have the doctors looked at menopause for the hot flashes?  Ha.  Just kidding.  Glad to hear that you're keeping your spirits up.

On a side note, I have an update for you with my dad's prostate cancer.  6 1/2 months ago his PSA had skyrocketed to 29.5.  The proctologist put him on a chemo pill, bicalutamide or something.  Last week he was tested again and his PSA is now 0.25!!  I guess the stuff is working.  Although it seems to be messing with his hormones as well.  It seems the chemo messesup testosterone levels.
But he is ecstatic at the PSA.
Keep trucking on!!!

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Thanks Tafe, it is a battle. Great news for your Dad!!!Part of what the hormone treatments did was take away my testosterone & my body hasn't replaced it. Because of the nature of my cancer I can't take anything to replace it. So, I'm a bitch with mood swings & hot flashes. :) That's OK, so far I'm wining the battles.

Disc71:
The Legend of Paco Grimes
As you all might know Frank just had surgery on his head. Everything went well and once again Paco kicked ass! I heard he woke up looking for his chainsaw & weed whacker. 
Everyone has been praying for you and we hope you have a quick smooth recovery.
We love you Paco!

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