OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

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Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

Post by chunkyfrog » Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:15 pm

Y'all win--I changed the thread name.
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Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

Post by SummerTime » Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:57 am

chunkyfrog wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:15 pm
Y'all win--I changed the thread name.

I think Super Froggy is more appropriate. I admire how you are handling this. :)
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Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

Post by chunkyfrog » Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:48 am

FYI: "this" is not as bad as I expected, for many reasons.
I am relieved to no longer being kept in the dark.
My prognosis is optimistic.
I get to benefit from years of research--thanks to others who have gone before.
I stand on the shoulders of giants--those who have fought much tougher battles.
My chemo team is proactive in controlling side effects.
So far, I am more uncomfortable than miserable.
(Except when I foolishly overdid things.) :oops:
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Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

Post by zonker » Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:55 pm

chunkyfrog wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:48 am

So far, I am more uncomfortable than miserable.
(Except when I foolishly overdid things.) :oops:
but, like cpap, you weren't BORN knowing these things. also like cpap, i expect this is a different journey for each individual.

you are learning (and will continue to learn) what is best for you.
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Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

Post by chunkyfrog » Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:26 pm

The falling hair was making my neck and back itch, so I fetched the clippers,
and asked my bald son to do the honors.
He did it out on the deck in the beautiful night and we managed
as best we could in spite of all our silliness.
It's a wonder I have no wounds from all the laughing.
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Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

Post by zonker » Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:51 pm

chunkyfrog wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:26 pm
The falling hair was making my neck and back itch, so I fetched the clippers,
and asked my bald son to do the honors.
He did it out on the deck in the beautiful night and we managed
as best we could in spite of all our silliness.
It's a wonder I have no wounds from all the laughing.
well, it's said that laughter IS the best medicine.
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Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

Post by chunkyfrog » Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:10 pm

I will consider sharing that with my oncologist . . .
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Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

Post by zonker » Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:01 am

chunkyfrog wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:10 pm
I will consider sharing that with my oncologist . . .
as long as s/he doesn't laugh in your face!
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Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

Post by chunkyfrog » Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:29 pm

Gary Larson--I was addicted to the page a day calendars.
I saved at least a couple year's worth--then he STOPPED.
Oh, Gary, how I needed your beautiful satire.
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Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

Post by Okie bipap » Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:09 pm

I bought his calendar every year, and kept the last one for several years before I finally got rid of it. I looked through it many time and now wish I had kept it longer.
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Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

Post by chunkyfrog » Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:32 pm

I found a copy of his "Weiner Dog Art" book at the Goodwill.
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Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

Post by chunkyfrog » Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:38 pm

If it isn't one thing, it's something else.
First the leakage thing, now a UTI, a bad one--dx Friday.
The doc rx'd one antibiotic, but sent my pee sample to the lab for culturing-
-another microbe! They had to change to a different antibiotic.
First antibiotic filled at CVS (instead of Costco)--close to the doc's office.
BIG MISTAKE! What a zoo! Stood around for over a half hour to get served.
Then the PA sends the corrected scrip to CVS as well. (Monday)
When the pharmacist at Costco finally got the scrip, they checked for interactions.
(((Wondering if CVS ever does!)))
(--I mentioned this to the doc's assistant. She did not disagree.)
The Costco team found an interaction serious enough they called the doctor.
Too late to fill my rx--had to wait overnight. Finally got the right drug. (Today)
At least one bug was being fought all weekend--now we kill all his friends.
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Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

Post by zonker » Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:51 pm

chunkyfrog wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:38 pm

At least one bug was being fought all weekend--now we kill all his friends.
i'm so glad that you are so involved in your therapy!

kill all of them little *&$@ers.
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Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

Post by chunkyfrog » Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:36 pm

The doc's office actually called in two prescriptions before they got the right one.
They called me three different times just to make sure I got the correct drug.
My fault I sidetracked the doc by going to CVS--
I did not want to go all the way across town.
I will know better NEXT TIME.
Once everything was settled, I called the oncologist
to ensure they have the right drug in my file.
Now I need to tell the Costco pharmacist the names of my anti-nausea drugs
dispensed at the oncology center.
Being a general contractor for my health is work!
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