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#121 2018-04-09 14:52:18

susanr
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From: Grenfell, Saskatchewan
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Re: The start of a long haul

Visit with the onco went great - she confirmed that nothing showed up on the CT scan.  B"H - remission.  Visit with the cardiologist was also good - nothing of concern on the EKG.  She does want another echocardiogram to compare to the last one - will get a call or letter when that appt is booked - she is pretty confident there will be nothing of concern.  Hubby had maintenance chemo last Tues - no side effects other than the energizer bunny reaction to the steroids for three days - normal.  Onco said that it may be possible for him to get his maintenance chemo (every three months) done at the hospital in Melville or, there is a shot to the abdomen that is also a possibility.  Hubby is mulling over those two options although, he is getting almost a PTSD reaction to getting needles at this point and I think the shot will be off the table.

Bonnie is doing very well - back to her normal, bouncy self again :)  All the doxies are having a bit of trouble moving around outside with all the ice out there - I am leaving their toe nails a bit longer than usual to give them some extra traction for now.  I am also leaving the hair on the bottom of their feet long to protect their pads from the brittle snow and ice everywhere.  Whenever the weather warms up, it will be one lengthy "spa" day for the three of them.

Hubby will be off for the brew judging late this afternoon.  He is getting very excited to do this - something new and very different.  We will both be going to the awards ceremony next Sat.


Friend to 2 house cats, 3 long-haired mini dachshunds, one outside cat, one guard dog, a few Dorking chickens, several  Isa Brown laying hens, some mutt chickens and 3 mules.  Jobs include gardener and assistant bee keeper.

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#122 2018-04-09 22:01:46

RavenHeart
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Registered: 2017-12-18
Posts: 66

Re: The start of a long haul

Awesome news ......


But for on Ravens wings i take flight ever higher into this my night

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#123 2018-04-09 22:19:59

killerbunny
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From: Brockville, Ontario
Registered: 2012-07-30
Posts: 3124

Re: The start of a long haul

Good News!
I was told there are 2 main reactions to steroids, roid rage and housecleaning LOL!


Mixed collection of chickens, trio of Blue Columbian Wyandottes,BSW turkeys.
RIP Lucky the Very Brave splash Wyandotte rooster.
RIP little Muppet the rescue cat.

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#124 2018-04-09 22:24:20

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From: Enderby, BC
Registered: 2009-02-22
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Re: The start of a long haul

So happy to hear this.

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#125 2018-04-10 01:05:41

niglefritz
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From: western MB
Registered: 2012-02-21
Posts: 1594

Re: The start of a long haul

Fantastic! :thumbsup:


FOCUS: blue JG, copper marans
WTB: silkies, sp. sussex ; Runners: Black, fawn & white hens; Cayuga
My Daughter's Shop: feathers & more create beautiful accessories: www.etsy.com/shop/DreamOfMustangsMB ;horse;

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#126 2018-04-12 22:39:07

susanr
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Re: The start of a long haul

Hubby phoned the cancer clinic earlier today - the lab tech for his blood work wanted an updated requisition as the one currently on file was issued in October - when he came home after stem cell treatment.  There are requests on the current one that need to be updated as they aren't valid since the SCT.  Hubby went down for a nap while I was prepping for supper - he is still sleeping at the moment.  The clinic phoned back and told me that weekly blood work is no longer necessary - just one requisition that the onco gave him to have done prior to his next visit with her in June.  Yippee!!  Hubby will be so happy to hear this - he is really getting adverse reactions to needles - almost PTSD reactions.  So glad he doesn't have to have them weekly now - I'm sure he will be very happy to hear this too!


Friend to 2 house cats, 3 long-haired mini dachshunds, one outside cat, one guard dog, a few Dorking chickens, several  Isa Brown laying hens, some mutt chickens and 3 mules.  Jobs include gardener and assistant bee keeper.

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#127 2018-04-12 23:35:49

killerbunny
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From: Brockville, Ontario
Registered: 2012-07-30
Posts: 3124

Re: The start of a long haul

Very glad for him!


Mixed collection of chickens, trio of Blue Columbian Wyandottes,BSW turkeys.
RIP Lucky the Very Brave splash Wyandotte rooster.
RIP little Muppet the rescue cat.

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#128 2018-04-13 11:35:23

AuntieEvil
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From: New Brunswick
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Re: The start of a long haul

:thumbsup:
Excellent news


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#129 2018-04-13 14:02:55

niglefritz
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From: western MB
Registered: 2012-02-21
Posts: 1594

Re: The start of a long haul

:thumbsup:


FOCUS: blue JG, copper marans
WTB: silkies, sp. sussex ; Runners: Black, fawn & white hens; Cayuga
My Daughter's Shop: feathers & more create beautiful accessories: www.etsy.com/shop/DreamOfMustangsMB ;horse;

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#130 2018-04-14 10:45:13

Martin Grove Farm
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From: Waterloo/St. Jacobs, Ontario
Registered: 2009-11-02
Posts: 19485

Re: The start of a long haul

YAY!!!!  That's so great.  I bet he was very happy too.


"I never learned from a man who agreed with me".~~Robert A. Heinlein.
“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.” - John Wooden
May every word that we speak, and every word that we type, be words that lift up and never words that tear down

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#131 2018-04-14 12:57:54

RavenHeart
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Registered: 2017-12-18
Posts: 66

Re: The start of a long haul

:thumbsup:


But for on Ravens wings i take flight ever higher into this my night

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#132 2018-04-14 18:24:08

susanr
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From: Grenfell, Saskatchewan
Registered: 2010-03-11
Posts: 4727

Re: The start of a long haul

Yes he certainly was MGF - he actually danced around!  :veryfunny:


Friend to 2 house cats, 3 long-haired mini dachshunds, one outside cat, one guard dog, a few Dorking chickens, several  Isa Brown laying hens, some mutt chickens and 3 mules.  Jobs include gardener and assistant bee keeper.

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