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Old 07-29-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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TUESDAY's Roll Call, July 30

Hello, folks.
Son has an appt. with the Urologist tomorrow morning, and will have surgery within the next 2 weeks. We are worried, and praying it can all be "fixed" and heal well.

Thank you for your kind wishes and hopes already sent.

See you on Tuesday at some point.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:15 PM   #2
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:41 PM   #3
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Oh Doris, thoughts, prayers and well wishes to your son on a good outcome of the surgery.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:01 PM   #4
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T&P's going out to your family,Doris.Hope they don't wait to long and get it done as soon as possible.
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Good wishes and prayers coming from me as well...I'm hoping it was discovered early enough it can be treated easily, or it's not as bad as you think...hugs
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Sending positive thoughts your way, Doris.

I am in the hospital. After a couple of hours gardening, I got really dizzy, and had some chest discomfort. My EKG shows I may have had a mini heart attack some time in the past, so they are keeping me here testing certain enzymes.

A friend told me that dizziness is a side effect of being in ketosis. Has anyone ever heard that before?
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:17 AM   #7
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Praying for your son Doris. My God is amazing and He does exceedingly, abundantly above all we ask or think. Just keep praising Him.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:17 AM   #8
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Doris, my dad had prostate surgery at the age of 90. He has stage 9, his PSI was very high, and his prostate was the size of an orange. The surgery was successful, he had radiation after for several months, and his PSI dropped to 0.04. The cancer was completely gone.

Today's prostate cancer treatment is phenomenal. His were all worse case scenarios...advanced form of the tumor, his age, the size of the prostate, yet the outcome was completely successful.

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:18 AM   #9
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Doris, here are two links with lots of info. on Testicular ca. It is highly treatable .

Testicular cancer - MayoClinic.com

Testicular Cancer

Wishing him a good outcome and speedy recovery.

Babette, yes being a little dizzy does go with being in ketosis sometimes.
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Doris, add my good thoughts to your ds's quick and complete recovery.
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Good morning all...nice and cool and enjoying the heck out of it before it goes up into the 90's..hold'em is in my sights today and staying cool my goal.

Babette, sorry to hear you're in the hospital, hope your stay is short and all the tests come back positive. They say gardening is exercise and sounds like you may have overdone it...you know the docs will try to talk you out of low carbing. My cardiologist is an exception, I hope yours is too.

Doris, still wishing you and yours the best results from the tests today...

Waving at all who follow. Have a great day folks.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:17 AM   #12
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Hi all. A lazy, beautiful summer day here. 72 with low humidity - yay!

Begete - hope you feel better and they figure out what's going on. I could never do low carb induction for the very reason you mention.

Doris - hope all goes well for your son. My friend Charlie had testicular cancer 5 years ago. He had surgery and a month of radiation and is doing just fine now.

Bob had his next to last chemo yesterday and is doing okay. He has to wear a pump for 48 hours, which gets annoying, but better that than having to stay in the hospital for the balance of the infusion.

I am past the worst of my side effects for this cycle of chemo so I can actually get a few things done and feel like a semi-normal human being for the next 2 weeks. Odd side effect going on is that my skin will not tolerate snug clothing or elastic. Need to buy or make some undies without elastic in the leg - tap pant style. Fortunately I'm flat chested, so can wear a tank top under clothes instead of a bra. Have been wearing cotton knit shorts instead of panties. Feels a bit odd but an okay alternative when i can't go commando!

Going to make some Portuguese kale soup later.

Have a good one, all.

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Old 07-30-2013, 11:56 AM   #13
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Gee Louise, that is odd about the tight clothing, one would not think of that side affect. Wishing you both smoother days.

Begete, glad to hear you are out of the hospital now.

Son goes in at 5:30 tomorrow morning for pre op, surgery at 7:00AM, they said it's very aggressive, and they need to see what kind it is, and then take more tests afterward, to see if it has spread or not. Then we should know more.

So we are heading over there tonight to stay overnight, sleep there so we can be there to take care of Silas.

Thanks for your prayers and thoughts and kindness, friends. I still need to read the links Linda posted, I have not read much on purpose.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:42 PM   #14
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for your son Doris. My thoughts are with all of you.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:30 PM   #15
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for your DS Doris.

For You left worrying.
Don't WE all Mom's never stop being a mother.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:27 AM   #16
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Oh Doris, you and DH must be besides yourself with worry

Add my deep prayers to all above and keep us up dated as best you can. Sure do wish there were something I could do for you to help. Oh yes, a Mother's heart is a tender thing and please slow down with any activities as your distraction could be dangerous for YOU and DH.
Begete, I do not do induction for that very reason- weakness, dizzyness. I do as few carbs as I can daily but summer is way different than winter so I really, really try my best at portion control. I found beautiful "thin" sliced Italian bread at the market yesterday to use with the farmer's market toms- I finally quit making a second sandwich just because the first one was soooo good.
Let's all do the best we can today.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:55 AM   #17
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I'm sorry, Doris, I just joined and thought you said your son had prostate cancer.

It is so difficult when one of our children has a life-threatening disease. About five years ago my son was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 43. There is really no treatment for it. Every time we talk to him, his symptoms are a little worse. We know that before too long he will be confined to a wheelchair. He has two young children to raise.

They are on a car trip around New England and the midwest right now. He wanted to do it while he could still walk fairly easily. My heart breaks every time I think of him and his family. They are in CT and we are in AZ so we don't see one another nearly often enough.

My thoughts and prayers are with you today.

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Old 07-31-2013, 06:58 AM   #18
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Lainey, if you bake, I have just put my "wheat bread" recipe into the Recipe sticky at the top of the forum. It is about 1.5 grams of carb per slice. It raises and tastes and looks like "real" bread.

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