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Old 04-12-2011, 11:56 AM   #281
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I am pleased to report that DH will complete his last RT today.



It’s been quite the adventure. It hasn’t been all bad….a couple of months ago I started using my ‘fancy’ dishes…even for bologna sandwiches.

Great news that the adventure is almost over ! Time to Celebrate !
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:39 PM   #282
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:43 PM   #283
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I know both of you are VERY glad that's over!
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I am pleased to report that DH will complete his last RT today.
GREAT news.

I am sure they told you this, but just in case (and for others who may be interested), the PSA can take up to 18 months to zero out after external RT.

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I'm so glad this day has come for your DH and you. It's been a long journey for both of you--also glad that you've been able to let it out on that strong shoulder that is there for you.
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Good news, I'm so very pleased that you have made it through this difficult time.
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Wonderful news!! Keep the fancy dishes out!! Wishing you both the best!
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This is great news indeed!! What a relief it must be for both of you. Thank you again for the updates.
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Wonderful, wonderful!

Hmmm... what happens to those gold seeds?

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Congratulations to bbbamI and DH!
I think that calls for a toast.....
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Good for you and DH! Hopefully this will allow your nerves to calm a bit, and be able to sleep more peacefully.

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Thanks y'all.....

He received a certificate today proclaiming the completion of his radiation treatments. It was signed by the techs and doctor...the certificate is in a frame. I think it's kinda nice, but I don't think I'll hang it on the wall anytime soon.

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Hmmm... what happens to those gold seeds?

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.....well, I think he'll keep them where they are. Besides, we're having a drought in TX, so I don't think anything would grow from them....
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I am pleased to report that DH will complete his last RT today.

The only side effect he’s had has been going to the bathroom more than usual. This side effect should be gone within two to three weeks. He will have a PSA done in the next four to six weeks, then will have a PSA done every six months for five years. After five years, he will have it done once a year.

A forum member suggested we get the paperwork from his RT regarding all aspects of his treatment for future reference. We should be getting those reports soon.

As for my ‘side effects’, I’ve experienced bouts of my face breaking out, every bite of food going straight through me, and having difficulty sleeping. Kicking butterflies was on my agenda as well, but I have someone close to me that has helped me through the tough times. Sometimes a strong shoulder, at least in my case, can do more than any medication.

On another personal note, thankfully my momma remained stable during DH’s RT. I did not have to make a mad dash to MO alone. My daddy would have known there was something wrong and I would have had to tell him what was going on with DH. I never had to tell him; daddy has enough to deal with and thankfully he was spared.

It’s been quite the adventure. It hasn’t been all bad….a couple of months ago I started using my ‘fancy’ dishes…even for bologna sandwiches.
Good report bbbamI. I hope your side effects can settle down now too.

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I am pleased to report that DH will complete his last RT today.
At last! I'm glad for you guys that it went well with so little side effects.

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As for my ‘side effects’, (...) every bite of food going straight through me

So you're more svelte now? Just don't go anorexic on us, ok? Maybe I'm not speaking for everyone, but IMHO a woman needs a minimum of meat on her bones.
Now that life has become somewhat less serious, hopefully we'll soon see a more typical bbbamI avatar again.
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It is so good to learn that all turned out well for you both.

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Now that life has become somewhat less serious, hopefully we'll soon see a more typical bbbamI avatar again.
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