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    It sounds like a living nightmare for you all Michael. For what it’s worth, all the best to you all, with all sincerity I wish you all luck.

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      Public apology to JNP for calling last night. I was raised better.

      Worse still, I glanced at the clock thinking it was five to midnight.

      It was 10:59.

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        Originally posted by Michael Tzadok View Post
        I've been sitting on this for a bit, mostly because I was still processing. The wife's latest PET scan lit up with cancer in the lymph nodes by the liver and lungs. Until now the cancer has been localized to the pelvic region.

        The oncologist said that unless things get worse(this bybthe way is worse) she will be in and out of treatment for the next ten years, unless there is some unforeseen medical breakthrough. Which is a really positive way of giving a terminal diagnosis.

        So there has been a lot of emotion. My wife, a 38yr old woman who just heard she won't live to see 50 or her youngest children graduate high school... You can say was a bit shocking.

        In her lower moments she tells me I should divorce her so that I can marry a lady that can be more like a wife. The most recent was this morning. She was hospitalized two nights ago for hyperemesis(still not sure what is causing it). So as she was throwing up in her hospital bed, she once again starts to make the case that I would be better off without her, or rather with someone else.

        Leaves me feeling a bit hollow and fragile.
        Michael, I am so sad to hear this.

        My wife is on chemo and radiation now.

        I know how you feel.

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          Originally posted by Michael Tzadok View Post
          Sad News
          I couldn't even imagine, here is to hoping the best for her.
          Make sure you do take care of yourself as well.

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            Working on committing those 3 felonies a day by watching 2019 DefCon videos:
            On this one right now, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQtLms02PFM
            I do have a Hack RF on my desk at work, 50k fine and time in jail sign me up.

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              Originally posted by goodlun View Post
              Working on committing those 3 felonies a day by watching 2019 DefCon videos:
              On this one right now, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQtLms02PFM
              I do have a Hack RF on my desk at work, 50k fine and time in jail sign me up.
              I was in the room for this one. Let me know what you think about the Senator's speech, if you get to that one.

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                Originally posted by Ice Hole View Post
                I was in the room for this one. Let me know what you think about the Senator's speech, if you get to that one.
                Haven't gotten to that one yet but Jayson Street is giving the same talk he gives every year, and guess what even though I have seen it a bunch of times I am going to watch it again.
                Cause its amusing.

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                  Originally posted by goodlun View Post
                  Haven't gotten to that one yet but Jayson Street is giving the same talk he gives every year, and guess what even though I have seen it a bunch of times I am going to watch it again.
                  Cause its amusing.
                  DT is moving the Con again this year. Last year was a sprawl between 4 casinos, with most of the soclialization in Paris.

                  My new favorite is Drone Wars. It's like cockfighting only nothing gets hurt but ego.

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                    So more bad news. The docs were supposed to put in a PICC line so that my wife could receive Oxyplatin(the chemo that has proven most effective in treating her so far). The problem is that her body reacts with extreme blood clotting from the PICC line. So they have decided to not put one in again for six months.
                    Until then they will have to try other therapies and hope that they work. Don't really like the throw it at the wall and see if it sticks thing when the cancer is closing in on vital organs. But the docs currently think the blood clots are the greater threat to her health.

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                      Originally posted by Michael Tzadok View Post
                      So more bad news. The docs were supposed to put in a PICC line so that my wife could receive Oxyplatin(the chemo that has proven most effective in treating her so far). The problem is that her body reacts with extreme blood clotting from the PICC line. So they have decided to not put one in again for six months.
                      Until then they will have to try other therapies and hope that they work. Don't really like the throw it at the wall and see if it sticks thing when the cancer is closing in on vital organs. But the docs currently think the blood clots are the greater threat to her health.
                      Yeah, throwi,g clots is often fatal, or possibly really debilitating stroke.

                      Chemo my wife is getting has the opposite effect it thins the blood out and reduces its ability to clot.

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                        Originally posted by Michael Tzadok View Post
                        So more bad news. The docs were supposed to put in a PICC line so that my wife could receive Oxyplatin(the chemo that has proven most effective in treating her so far). The problem is that her body reacts with extreme blood clotting from the PICC line. So they have decided to not put one in again for six months.
                        Until then they will have to try other therapies and hope that they work. Don't really like the throw it at the wall and see if it sticks thing when the cancer is closing in on vital organs. But the docs currently think the blood clots are the greater threat to her health.
                        Are they still going to administer it with a regular I.V.?

                        If so, keep her well hydrated prior to each stick.

                        Which of course is sometimes challenging.

                        "Just take a sip" at regular intervals.

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                          Originally posted by Krampus View Post
                          Are they still going to administer it with a regular I.V.?

                          If so, keep her well hydrated prior to each stick.

                          Which of course is sometimes challenging.

                          "Just take a sip" at regular intervals.
                          Yeah, the whole eating drinking thing gets problematic.

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                            Originally posted by anthracite View Post
                            Public apology to JNP for calling last night. I was raised better.

                            Worse still, I glanced at the clock thinking it was five to midnight.

                            It was 10:59.
                            What did you call him?

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                              Originally posted by Krampus View Post
                              Are they still going to administer it with a regular I.V.?

                              If so, keep her well hydrated prior to each stick.

                              Which of course is sometimes challenging.

                              "Just take a sip" at regular intervals.
                              Maybe get her a good stainless water bottle or thermos with some kind of soothing watered down non-caffeinated tea like chamomile or peppermint. Whatever she likes. A little bit of lemon for electrolytes. Maybe ice water with a little gatorade powder if she can handle the taste.

                              As a side note: Michael, you're in a bare knuckle brawl for your wife's health. Take strength wherever you can find it.

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                                Originally posted by Dung Beatles View Post
                                Maybe get her a good stainless water bottle or thermos with some kind of soothing watered down non-caffeinated tea like chamomile or peppermint. Whatever she likes. A little bit of lemon for electrolytes. Maybe ice water with a little gatorade powder if she can handle the taste.

                                As a side note: Michael, you're in a bare knuckle brawl for your wife's health. Take strength wherever you can find it.
                                For me it was orange gatorade.

                                Every patient has something they can tolerate a little bit better, or hate drinking a little less.

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