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4 days ago · CLL - Referral to CLL Specialist in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Howdy folks. I would not wait for anything when it comes to diagnosing an illness. Especially if it could something as serious as cancer. I went to a Dr for a few years prior to being diagnosed. I was on meds at the time I noticed something was not right with me. All he did was either increase my meds’s strength or change them altogether. Finally my wife said I should change Dr’s. Which I did. After a lot of diff tests I was diagnosed with a blood cancer. It was either CLL or another one. Slips me which one right now but the treatment was the same. My wife came with me to see the Oncologist and when he said I had cancer, i felt like Homer Simpson. Everything was blah blah blah. Thank god she was there with me. Because it took so long to diagnose this, my CLL will never be cured. However after 12 bags of Chem and 6 bags of Rituximab, i’m 100% in remission. Its been a real hard grind but at least I’m on this side of the grass!!!!!! I only have to go for bloodwork every 4 months and so far so good. Listen to what your body tells you folks and sometimes a second opinion might just save your life!!!!!!

Wed, Aug 21 12:18pm · CLL - Spleen in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Hello all. I have CLL and thus had a very enlarged spleen because of it. The average spleen is 12-14 CM’s in length and mine had grown to over 21 CM’s in length. This was a very dangerous situation for me as I continued to be active in sports, more specifically cycling and hockey. Even though I’m 62 yrs of age, I really give er. Lolol. I go all out. When I was diagnosed last Sept, I was totally shocked at what could have gone wrong if I had burst or damaged my spleen. It held a lot of blood. If I had been is some type of accident on my bike or was injured playing hockey I would have bled out. I was sure careful with what I was doing after that. I’m also happy to tell you that after 12 shots of chemo my spleen has gone down to 14cms. I had a CT scan and I’m 100%in remission from this horrible disease—- if I can call it that. I’m not a religious person but I do believe in God. I know he was on this journey with me. I can never be cured as its in my bone marrow but at least its in remission. So its blood tests for me every 3 months. I’m ok with that. A buddy told me “at least youre on this side of the grass”!!!!!! Amen to that!!!!’

Fri, Feb 22 8:24pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Thank you there Texas D. Looking forward to just enjoying life!!!!

Fri, Feb 22 6:43pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hi folks. Sorry I dont know how to put a new story on here so it looks like I’m replying to GrandmaR.

Today I had my last infusion of Chemo!!!!! To say thats a relief is the absolute truth. When we left the Cancer Centre exit door my wife and I hugged fir a long period od time and we even shed a tear!!!!! Its been a very long and stressful 6 months. Though I’m not religious, I do believe in God and he takes care of us believers. Not preaching —just saying. Now I look forward to the birth of our 4th grandchils mid next month. And I look forward to all this whit s**t to go away so I can peddle my ass around the city and get back into shape. But I will take my time getting back in shape. My once muscular legs have whittled to stork like features and my belly has increased in size. Hahaha. But thats ok. I’m very very fortunate to have only lost 10 pounds over this period. I must say that even though I will have to deal with cancer until I’m gone I still consider myself a lucky man cause their are people out there that are a lot worse off than I am. My cancer is incurable but manageable. Much like Diabetes said my Oncologist. I can live with that. Lolol. So I just wanted to update you all on this. Sorry there GmaR for using ur post. Hope this day is a happy one for everyone. If not go look in the mirror and smile!!!!!! You have lved another day!!!!!!’ Some are not as fortunate!!!!!

Fri, Feb 1 7:42pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hi there Ainsleigh. How are things. My cancer is still in remission and I havenone treatment left. Wow. What a ride this has been. I’m looking forward to being finished. Its hard on the whole family!!!! Not just the person who actually has the big C. But it will make you stronger. Its so friggin cold out though. Wont be venturing out in the near futur. I’m really looking forward to spending time with my grandkids. Practcally lost 6 months if their lives with this sidetrack. And we have another G’daughter coming in March. Wow!!!!!!! Well thats all the bews for now. Hope your in good spirits and keep smiling!!!!!!!

Tue, Jan 1 11:17am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hey there Ainsleigh. Thank you so much for the HNY!!!!!! And same to you. Still plugging away one day at a time. Enjoy your day!!!!!!!

Dec 30, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Then I guess its hi there “medium” Jake. Lolol. Seventy pounds. Wow. Thanks for the forgiveness. I am really looking forward to volunteering. Probably gonna do it 2 days a week beginning in the fall or maybe even late spring. And thank you for those kind words. They mean and also help a lot. This journey is a tough one but the end is near and I’m looking forward to having my life back. I saw my little grandson for the first time in a month and that sure lifts up the ole spirits. He’s only 18 months and full off piss and vinegar!!!!! Lol. Well. Enjoy your evening there Little Jake!!!! Hahahaha. Got them all covered now. Keep the chin up and smile. Later.