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They Found More Cancer In Me

 
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This will be my third winter, and third winter of having cancer. A follow-up scan last week to see how I was progressing, showed another tumor. It is not a big deal, just that it is spreading to my lymph nodes now. Just more surgery and radiation treatment. Not a huge deal, but I was pretty bummed last week when I found out.

It kind of explains why I was so tired these last few months. For people that do not know, when your body fights cancer, it takes 3 times the energy to fight it, and that is when you are at rest. Try logging with cancer!

I manage, but now I just cut 3 twitches, which is 3 cord of wood, or 21 trees (7 trees per twitch), and then I stop for the day. I do that every day instead of doing 10 cord per day like I used to do. I just cannot do that anymore, but doing a little each day gets the wood out...slowly.

I did not say anything when I first found out last week because I kind of had to process it all. It is not a huge deal, just that I was looking forward to getting a job, and moving on from this. I told the Career Advisor the USDA got me to transition out of full-time farming and into a real job, so we might do some college while I am getting better, and put off finding a job until after I get better/do some schooling. It is just kind of a bummer because it might push my plans back some...

 
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Hang in there Travis!  
 
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I'm so sorry Brother - I hope and pray you and your family find Comfort and Hope, even in the midst of this recurring valley of darkness that hounds you.
 
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> not a huge deal...

Umm... Ok. Damn. But being as you're a Big Plus for many at Permies, I, and I'm sure a few hundred others on the bench here who know you a little bit, are rooting for you. Hope you keep your comments coming, from the distant land of Maine. <g>

Best to you and your family.
Rufus
 
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Rufus Laggren wrote:> not a huge deal...

Umm... Ok. Damn. But being as you're a Big Plus for many at Permies, I, and I'm sure a few hundred others on the bench here who know you a little bit, are rooting for you. Hope you keep your comments coming, from the distant land of Maine. <g>

Best to you and your family.
Rufus



Hey, it is not so distant. (LOL) I see you are from Chicago. I am not sure what part, but I did a lot of railroad work in Downers Grove!!

I do thank you for the well wishes though. It was just one big kick in the teeth. I was hoping to get a real job and start moving forward again...

A picture from my railroading days in Chicago!

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Rufus Laggren wrote:> not a huge deal...

Umm... Ok. Damn.



The tumor in my brain they cannot operate on, or at least won't until it is too bad. It has a 50/50 survival rate, so they just use medication to shrink it.

In comparison to that, this one is small, and they can remove it, and then just do radiation treatments to clean up the mess. It really is no big deal, just a pain to deal with.
 
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Travis Johnson wrote:

Rufus Laggren wrote:> not a huge deal...

Umm... Ok. Damn.



The tumor in my brain they cannot operate on, or at least won't until it is too bad. It has a 50/50 survival rate, so they just use medication to shrink it.

In comparison to that, this one is small, and they can remove it, and then just do radiation treatments to clean up the mess. It really is no big deal, just a pain to deal with.


Asside from.medication try to use/eat somme seaberryes.
They are verry expensive but maybe you can forage them for free.
If it wasnt the distance between Romania and USA i would have give them to you for free.
Also interesting to read about these fruits.I believe they are the healthyest fruit in the world.
 
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My sincerest sympathies and prayers for you and family!
 
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May you find your way thru this too, this is a very tough thing to face.

Have you heard of Paul Stamets and his work? He has done work for the DoD on bacteria and viruses and how mushrooms affect them....his work has also addressed types of cancers.

I know there are many type of cancers but you might try to contact him since not all of his research is public.

Paul's mushroom research

Also researcher from TelAviv, Isreal,  Dedi Meiri, is using very specific strains of cannibus for some types of cancer.  

Dedi Meiri discovers not all cannibus is the same

Dedi Meiri's work on cancer with cannibus

If I were in your shoes, I would contact these two men directly and ask about solutions for my specific type of brain cancer.


What ever you choose, may you have the inner strength when you think it's all gone
 
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Damn, Travis. I'm sorry to hear your cancer struggles aren't over. You know we're all rooting for you! If you haven't already done so, there are some very good herbs you can eat to help bolster your strength, while you fight this thing...

Btw, I used to live in Downers Grove, too! From June '08, until Oct. '16. I've lived about 39 - 40 yrs of my life, in DuPage County.
 
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Hang in there Travis, you can shake it off.
 
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I believe we are capable of doing so much more then any of us realize.  Many years ago my dad was very sick and finally went to the doctor because my mom insisted.  After tests they told him he had stage 4 prostate and colon cancer.  They didn't expect him to live 3 months.  Basically told him to go home and get his affairs in order.   My mom was devastated, but my dad said to stop worrying because he wasn't ready to die, so he wouldn't!  The cancer was so bad it had spread to his liver and they went in to buy him some time, planned to cut the cancer out so the healthy liver could regenerate, but they just closed him up because the Doctor said there want wasn't even a pencil eraser size worth of healthy tissue.  My dad still said not to worry he was not going to die.  Long story short he ended up trying an experimental kind of kemo, and it cured him.  When he did pass away about 20 years after it was not of cancer.  The amazing thing about this story is the new treatment helped many, but as far as I know my dad was the only one it cured.  The doctor always called my dad the miracle man.  I always believed with the help of the treatment my dad cured himself.  I'm sure he had bad days, and moments of fear and doubt, but most of the time he just knew he was going to get better.  So keep that positive attitude and take care of yourself body and soul.  We will all send positive thoughts your way.
I have been doing some cleaning to get ready for Christmas, and today I came across a box with some sheet I didn't recognize, I thought I would wash them up and if they don't fit any of the beds, I would use the material to make something.  As I'm reading through this post before I submit it the wash buzzes end of cycle, and I get up to put the sheets in the dryer, and at the bottom of the washer is one of my dad's hankies he was never without.  My dad died 3 years ago, and it is not normal to come across his thing in my house.  So I am going to say my dad and I wish you health and a speedy recovery.
 
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Have you tried Fen Ben?
I just read about it.
It's a dog wormer available for about 20 bucks.
Some good/old research on it fighting cancer,.. and of course several good case studies.
Not profitable enough to test it enough to approve it for cancer because people will just buy it at the pet store for cheap.
It is supposed to cut off the sugar supply to cells.
From what I've heard cancer shuts off the mitocodria because it holds the self destruct button.
So cancer cells need to get their energy from sugar.

Read up on it see what you think.
At least you won't have worms, ha.
 
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craig howard wrote: Have you tried Fen Ben?
I just read about it.
It's a dog wormer available for about 20 bucks.
Some good/old research on it fighting cancer,.. and of course several good case studies.
Not profitable enough to test it enough to approve it for cancer because people will just buy it at the pet store for cheap.
It is supposed to cut off the sugar supply to cells.
From what I've heard cancer shuts off the mitocodria because it holds the self destruct button.
So cancer cells need to get their energy from sugar.

Read up on it see what you think.
At least you won't have worms, ha.



I was actually thinking about Travis when I posted the information about it.  I'm in no way qualified to give medical advice, but I do have good reading comprehension.  The evidence is compelling enough and the risk so low, I would absolutely try it in that position.

No matter what path you take, we're with you Travis.  I have great faith that you will beat this and come back strong.

 
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I'm sorry to read this, Travis.  I'm kind of new around here, but I can tell that you are a "staple" here and I have really appreciated some of your posts.  You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.  Hopefully you'll beat this thing sooner rather than later and be back to feeling your old self again.  
 
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Like Rufus said, we are rooting for Travis!
 
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That is true railroad love, Travis. I think I was about 6 the last time I saw one of those go down the tracks. Choo, choo, choo, choo....  

Might have been the Chicago/Northwestern at the time - tracks ran straight north from Chicago through Evanston, where I saw it go by, on to parts north. I think it may have been a commuter train, but who knows. Long time ago. Guess they kept them around a few years out in the western 'burbs.


Cheers,
Rufus
 
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That one ran between Chicago and Minneapolis, somewhere around 2002ish??? The picture was taken at BNSF's Cicero Yard in Chicago.

I think they stopped it because the train derailed enroute, and it tied up the mainline for freight and Amtrak service. When I worked on the derail crew, the railroad always figured the cost was around $30 per second from the time the track went out of service, until it was back up and running. $30 a second does not sound like much, but sometimes it would be 8-12 hours before the mainline was running trains again.

There shear amount of money the railroads made and lost, absolutely floored this poor farm boy from Maine.
 
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