UPDATE on my health

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Guitarmageddon, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    I can't thank all of you enough, you have shown great support and been interested in and cared about what's going on in my life.....

    So, stage 3 kidney cancer, tumor was growing out of control, kidney was like 4-5 times larger than normal, cancer had grown out of the kidney and had grabbed and attached itself to my spleen and the back chest wall on my left side. We did 4 rounds of immunotherapy. I had a CT scan on Monday July 12th. Results were given to me today at my doctor's appointment.....

    And.....

    Tumor has shrunk 1cm all around, it is beginning to pull away from the chest wall and spleen....

    AMAZING news....

    However, my lymph nodes in the chest are slightly enlarged, which COULD just be from the immunotherapy itself, or it could be spreading......

    We won't know about that until we re-scan in 3-4 months.....

    So, today I am celebrating - I am going to get myself a real beer tonight, just one - a good craft beer - I haven't had alcohol since February when I found out what's going on, and I'm not going 'back to it' - I just want this one. We're going out for lunch soon, my aunt and my mom and dad and I - and just going to relax....

    Everyone around me in person seems all stressed and wound up, well mostly my mom and dad. Myself, I don't feel any stress. Today, I'm hoping I can help put THEM at ease.......

    So - 1/2 pound pizza burger for late lunch to celebrate, and a beer tonight!!!

    Treatment tomorrow at 10am (once every 3 weeks again afterward), and back on the horse....

    Away we go!
     
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  2. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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    Glad to hear the good news!
     
  3. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    You are a good dude. Keep rollin with it.
     
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    One step in a good direction with many more to follow! Enjoy that beer:thumb:
     
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    Damn the torpedos and full speed ahead :thumb:
     
  6. CigBurn

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    Glad to hear the good news, enjoy that bud light tonight! :D
     
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    Enjoy that beer GMG you have earned it, one day at a time chap:thumb:
     
  8. bluejazzoid

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    Excellent news Ryan! Keep positive, and a craft beer sounds pretty dang good!

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  9. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Silver Member

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    Keep on fighting and keeping the positive mindset...you got this
     
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    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

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    Cancer getting smaller,
    New git
    & a beer.
    Life's getting better.
    Happy for you man
     
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    I am so glad to hear those good news! You have deserved that beer more than anybody else I know, so enjoy it and keep it up:thumb:
     
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  13. DancesWithWeasels

    DancesWithWeasels Where there's a weasel there's a way Silver Member

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    That is terrific news. I'm always encouraged and inspired when I hear of such results. I hope you stay positive and enjoy life!
     
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    Chont Most Honored Senior Member

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    I feel like such a Schmuck for not seeing your previous post regarding your health.

    my apologies.

    I'm very happy for you for the news you received. Enjoy that beer! AND your time with your loved ones today and always.
     
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    Awesome news! So happy for you! Cancer is a ***** but therapies and treatments are progressing at a good clip! I'm sure most of us remember when cancer was damn near a death sentence! Now I know a lot of people who have lived to tell the tell thankfully! Keep fighting the good fight man! Cheers to you!
     
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    Cheers, man!
     
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    Alright now! Good news is good!
     
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    We’re with you my man!
     
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    Yea man keep up the fight!
     
  20. Groovey

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    Outstanding!

    I think I remember something about a celebratory guitar build if news was positive?