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Re: My Friend FRANK
« Reply #105 on: March 01, 2013, 08:21:13 AM »
/\/\/\ I second that Frankie your a great person!!!!! Keep on keeping on

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« Reply #106 on: March 12, 2013, 12:54:51 AM »
A bomb was dropped on me two weeks ago with brain cancer. Needless to say I've been extremely anxious. Not being contacted by the neurosurgeon, & curious I picked up my records. I have a tumor in my pituitary gland, 1.2 cm, just under 1/2". Reading about it, says it's most likely noncancerous. That's huge! A pituitary tumor is an abnormal growth in the pituitary gland, the part of the brain that regulates the body's balance of hormones. I'm curious if the 2 1/2 years of hormone therapy relates to this tumor? It's interesting how fixing one problem, creates another. Randy Moore knows what I'm talking about.
You're support is huge!!! Most will have their family & friends. I'm blessed with the Disc Golf community, plus my family & friends!!!
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« Reply #107 on: March 12, 2013, 04:13:22 AM »
A bomb was dropped on me two weeks ago with brain cancer. Needless to say I've been extremely anxious. Not being contacted by the neurosurgeon, & curious I picked up my records. I have a tumor in my pituitary gland, 1.2 cm, just under 1/2". Reading about it, says it's most likely noncancerous. That's huge! A pituitary tumor is an abnormal growth in the pituitary gland, the part of the brain that regulates the body's balance of hormones. I'm curious if the 2 1/2 years of hormone therapy relates to this tumor? It's interesting how fixing one problem, creates another. Randy Moore knows what I'm talking about.
You're support is huge!!! Most will have their family & friends. I'm blessed with the Disc Golf community, plus my family & friends!!!
Anything you need Frankie just ask. Prayers are pouring your way my Brother. Your strength and spirit has carried me through some tough times and you will beat this just like all the other evils you defeated. Friends and family are so important and you are always there Frankie.  :) You are amazing!
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« Reply #108 on: April 05, 2013, 07:26:49 AM »
I was just thinking about you Paco. How are things going? Any new updates?
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« Reply #109 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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« Reply #110 on: April 06, 2013, 12:25:02 AM »
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  ;)
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!
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« Reply #111 on: June 06, 2013, 10:06:52 PM »
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.
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« Reply #112 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.
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« Reply #113 on: June 11, 2013, 06:37:45 AM »
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!!!
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.
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Re: My Friend FRANK
« Reply #114 on: August 21, 2014, 09:54:51 AM »
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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« Reply #115 on: August 21, 2014, 10:34:49 AM »
Everyone must keep a close eye on Frankie, Doctor said no bending over for a while, Frank doesn't have take it easy in his vocabulary, rest my Friend.... Get well soon Frankie!
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« Reply #116 on: August 21, 2014, 07:08:14 PM »
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!
That's really awesome!!! Thanks!!!
Here's what happened. I had a pituitary tumor (brain) removed. What they did drill through my nasal passage into my skull & removed the tumor. They patched the holes & packed the nostrils. I can't breath through my nose, so I eat with my mouth open, until Mon. they take it out.  Its a delicate surgery & took a little over 4 1/2 hrs. They're are nerves & arties around that area. What I need to be careful of is blowing the nose plugs, or the stitches used in the patch. I need to be careful putting pressure on that area. It's been relatively pain less. I'm shocked about that. They gave me 60 oxycodone for the pain.   
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« Reply #117 on: August 21, 2014, 09:11:17 PM »
Glad to here you are doing well. I think about you a lot when I read articles.  One day we will have to have a talk about "alternatives" for those meds.  Hope to see ya soon.  I know im not alone sending good vibes to the sod father. (haha  I love that one)
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« Reply #118 on: August 22, 2014, 01:42:11 PM »
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!
That's really awesome!!! Thanks!!!
Here's what happened. I had a pituitary tumor (brain) removed. What they did drill through my nasal passage into my skull & removed the tumor. They patched the holes & packed the nostrils. I can't breath through my nose, so I eat with my mouth open, until Mon. they take it out.  Its a delicate surgery & took a little over 4 1/2 hrs. They're are nerves & arties around that area. What I need to be careful of is blowing the nose plugs, or the stitches used in the patch. I need to be careful putting pressure on that area. It's been relatively pain less. I'm shocked about that. They gave me 60 oxycodone for the pain.   
I left something that's important about the nose plugs/patches. If they don't hold, I have two hrs. to get t a hospital. The patch is holding the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) So I need to be careful.
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Re: My Friend FRANK
« Reply #119 on: August 26, 2014, 09:13:29 PM »
Let me know when you ready for some Famous Dave's Barbecue. I'm buying!
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