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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas.

Today was a good day I stayed out of the hospital which is a good thing since I have sen the inside of a hospital / ER at least 3 days last week. I have been dealing with some kind of cold picked up more than likely at my daughters dance recital a 2 weeks ago. Stupid me I didn't wear a mask the venue is TOO small and yes sick people were out in full force supporting their little dancers. I hope I am on the mend the transplant doctors are running some test and have me on some new temp. antibiotics.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2nd Day back at work.

Yesterday was a bust, I had no energy and limped through the day as I attempted to go back to work after a week off post surgery (11/7/11).

Last week at a glance.
Surgery, I thought I would be getting an RFA procedure but going in they informed me it could either be RFA/ or / Microwave. When I woke up sore throat and all (incubation) with more IV's than I started off with I found out that the doctors did a Microwave procedure on only one nodule they think the other might be left over scar tissue from the wedge resection of 2009. I went home high as a Kite that night in the dark, in the rain with a nervous chauffeur (thank you morphine).

Sore as if I was still playing football going through preseason (abs and back were really sore), also deep breaths hurt. Lots of naps.

Rested most of the day, soreness decreased, took off bandage on my back (it stayed 12 hours longer than it should have), showered and I can't really see the incision from the Microwave.

Resting, soreness lessening, breathing is getting better.

Repeat of Thursday Saturday Did the DFW lung Cancer walk, I walked the 1 mile course it hurt, I was tired very tired afterward. The event turnout was has more participants each and every year.

Monday, November 07, 2011

microwave instead

No RFA today, I was given a microwave procedure on on of the nodules. We will watch the othe nodule as it is right on the line from the wedge resection I had in 2009. CT scans in 3 months.

I am sore and tire but at home so off to bed my belly is full. to quote Autin Power's "I'm a fat b4st4rd".


Heading to UTSW for an RFA procedure on my two nuts (actually the nuts are what I call these two spots on my right lung) Let's keep this brief post G rated. Time to hit the highway and fight mad traffic.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

The Results SUCKED

My results sucked. Two nodules bot 9mm and in my right lung. The doctors at UTSW are trying to presuade me to go with SBRT as a treatment but I am not sold. I will still look for the best option FOR ME Note:... I am not a lab rat.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Results Day..

Waiting for the results of my latest CT/PET scans from last week. I am also scheduled to talk with the surgeon and radiologist today too. Cancer sucks.

Monday, August 29, 2011

returning to work in the morn.

Back to the salt mine in the morn. after sitting around the house for 3 work days.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Umbilical hernia day

Another surgery day, we will see how it goes. Off to fix my umbilical hernia. I think it might have been caused by a combination of too much coughing and trying to lift more weight than I should.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

July 7, 2011

CT scan today, I hope they hurry up because my stomach feels alittle uneasy...I need some food. I also need to get my stomach checked since I moved all of our household goods myself (I still got it).

random note: I started back riding my motorcycle last week. First time having a good ride in 5+ years (it was HOT though 104).

Friday, May 20, 2011

It is time for a change regarding LC

Random thoughts...

I need to publish post that only I can see

The different groups supporting LC need to pool shared resources while focusing on the unique areas

It is good for LC survivors together from time to time

BC (breast cancer) is not the enemy. I LOVE THE BOOBIES, THEY'RE NICE

Dissolving the stigma around LC is key to improving the survivability of a LC diagnosis

Thursday, March 24, 2011

yet another PET/CT scan

My four year transplant(versary) starts on Friday. I have my CT/PET scan, bone density, abdominal aorta sonogram...and..other test including labs. I will be getting an extra test to check my CMV levels since I have been so tired an sick lately. I hope to meet with doctors from Baylor hospital in Dallas, TX next week during the lung cancer walk in Dallas on 4/3/11. I fell like UTSouthwestern has dropped the ball and no longer see me as patient I fell like a walking / talking medical white paper.

Oh well short post as I need to eat before the magic hour arrives hat means I can't eat after a certain time for fear that the food will mess up the pending test.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Anniversay (4 years post lung transplant)

I forgot that a few hours yesterday and today mark the 4 year anniversary of my lung transplant... on such an auspicious occasion as the only thought running through my mind is "Eat Shit Conservative Medical Personnel, Rick James".

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quickly approaching the 5 year mark

Quickly coming' up on the 5year mark of my stage 4diagnosis of BAC lung cancer. I never should have made it but I did so, suck egg conservative members of the medical community who felt obligated to still my joy and try and take away my hope. 2/1/2011 is gonna be a good and better night even though I have a pending surgery weighing on me.