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    Curt reacted to Terri L in Cancer trial   
    I am on Keytruda/Pemetrexed/carboplatin.  Only one treatment so far.  21 days between each for a total of 4.  I felt tremendous after the treatment and had zero side effects.  Without saying the words, he indicated it was a hail mary mixture, as I showed up for help in end stages.  Other than my cough(which has been cut in half)  and getting tired pretty easy, I'm doing fine.  As a matter of fact, he told me to walk daily now.  Before I needed help to get to the ladies room.  I won't be medically cured, but between prayer and attitude, I see life as worth pursuing again.  In my opinion, we just keep trying new things until they run out of new things.  My doctor said new trials are coming to market all the time, and each person is different.   
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    Curt reacted to Claudia in How to starve cancer   
    Thank you for your response Tom. I, too, am skeptical of all "miracle cures". I just thought I would ask here to see if anyone had anything to say. I always appreciate your posts.
    Claudia
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    Curt reacted to Tom Galli in How to starve cancer   
    Claudia, 
    I’ve not read the book you mention but many like it. I’m very pleased to learn you are consulting with your physician before you try any of the “curative” diet suggestions. 
    During treatment, my problem was consuming calories because chemo really affected my tastebuds. I also wonder at the top level how it is possible to starve cancer without starving the body. 
    I am unusually sensitive about people who publish the “I have a cure” book because a close friend believed, denied conventional treatment, and died well before his time.
    Stay the course.
    Tom 
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    Curt got a reaction from Nancy Ann in Power washing   
    Four months out from a right upper lobe lobectomy and I’m happy to report that power washing the patio in 80 degree weather is NO problem.  I would never have guessed that when I first learned I was going to have surgery. I was sure I’d be wheezing and short of breath the rest of my life.  I’m happy to report that life’s mundane chores are still possible...and less mundane now.  My wife’s even happier to report it.  I may need to learn to play this lobectomy thing up a bit more.  
     
     
     
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    Curt got a reaction from JillW in Power washing   
    Four months out from a right upper lobe lobectomy and I’m happy to report that power washing the patio in 80 degree weather is NO problem.  I would never have guessed that when I first learned I was going to have surgery. I was sure I’d be wheezing and short of breath the rest of my life.  I’m happy to report that life’s mundane chores are still possible...and less mundane now.  My wife’s even happier to report it.  I may need to learn to play this lobectomy thing up a bit more.  
     
     
     
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    Curt got a reaction from Susan Cornett in Hoping for a false alarm....   
    Every ache and pain comes along with another level of concern now.  The up side is those little things in life that felt like big concerns no longer do.  Lots of perspective with this journey.  
    Good luck with the scans and enjoy that pedicure.  It sounds way more important than the rest.  
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    Curt got a reaction from Claudia in Hoping for a false alarm....   
    Every ache and pain comes along with another level of concern now.  The up side is those little things in life that felt like big concerns no longer do.  Lots of perspective with this journey.  
    Good luck with the scans and enjoy that pedicure.  It sounds way more important than the rest.  
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    Curt got a reaction from judyb75 in Hoping for a false alarm....   
    Every ache and pain comes along with another level of concern now.  The up side is those little things in life that felt like big concerns no longer do.  Lots of perspective with this journey.  
    Good luck with the scans and enjoy that pedicure.  It sounds way more important than the rest.  
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    Curt reacted to Rower Michelle in Hoping for a false alarm....   
    Yeah that’s right!  My brother in law is visiting this week. He inspected my trike tires and said the tires are too low- duh. I just thought I was slow.  After that adjustment I’m pretty close to my pre cancer speed!  Row camp is next weekend, it’s going to be quality over quantity! 
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    Curt got a reaction from Rower Michelle in Hoping for a false alarm....   
    Every ache and pain comes along with another level of concern now.  The up side is those little things in life that felt like big concerns no longer do.  Lots of perspective with this journey.  
    Good luck with the scans and enjoy that pedicure.  It sounds way more important than the rest.  
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    Curt reacted to Terri L in Hurry up and wait   
    Welcome Kooper,
    I am a newbie and also had the bronchoscopy.  It was no big deal.  I didn't even get a sore throat.  It was day surgery and home that night. It was waiting on the pathology report and the referral to the first oncologist appointment that took 2 weeks that was nerve wracking for me.  Hang in there and keep us posted.
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    Curt got a reaction from Mally in Mally   
    I’m sorry to hear that Mally.  Recurrence is a really tough part of this disease.  Your treatment plans sounds like a good one and it sounds like the recurrence was caught early.  Hang in there.  
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    Curt got a reaction from PaulaC in Power washing   
    Four months out from a right upper lobe lobectomy and I’m happy to report that power washing the patio in 80 degree weather is NO problem.  I would never have guessed that when I first learned I was going to have surgery. I was sure I’d be wheezing and short of breath the rest of my life.  I’m happy to report that life’s mundane chores are still possible...and less mundane now.  My wife’s even happier to report it.  I may need to learn to play this lobectomy thing up a bit more.  
     
     
     
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    Curt got a reaction from Michele in Small cell   
    Great news Michele.  Thank you for light.  
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    Curt got a reaction from Rower Michelle in Power washing   
    25’ long and 11” wide?!  Now I get the not tipping over part.   You are definitely going to make it out of the cove.    
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    Curt reacted to Rower Michelle in Power washing   
    A racing shell is what you see in the Olympics, my boat is 25ft long, 11 inches wide, painted the color of a Dodge Prowler- purple sparkles- oh and he name- TROUBLEMAKER. 🤪
    We have a double named Widowmaker- haha.   Beautiful morning watching the blue herons fly around. Next week I might make it out of the cove but I have to go to Iowa City to interview a new hippie doctor.  Ugh!  
    Onward! 
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    Curt reacted to Isabelle49 in Power washing   
    Awesome to hear. So happy for you. Blessings.
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    Curt reacted to Susanrae in Power washing   
    Very happy for you.  The honey-do list will commence!!  Susan Rae
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    Curt reacted to Rower Michelle in Power washing   
    Congratulations!  Only your family here would really understand the magnitude of this milestone!  Getting back to “normal”’things.  You’ve probably never been happier to do chores on a holiday weekend!! 
    Under the never thought it would be possible, I got into my racing shell yesterday, had to stay in the 300 meter cove, but yowza, I didn’t flip!  Not pretty but still way better than a casual recreation rower!  
    Here’s to doing the never thought possible! Cheers!  
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    Curt got a reaction from Tom Galli in Power washing   
    Four months out from a right upper lobe lobectomy and I’m happy to report that power washing the patio in 80 degree weather is NO problem.  I would never have guessed that when I first learned I was going to have surgery. I was sure I’d be wheezing and short of breath the rest of my life.  I’m happy to report that life’s mundane chores are still possible...and less mundane now.  My wife’s even happier to report it.  I may need to learn to play this lobectomy thing up a bit more.  
     
     
     
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    Curt got a reaction from Rower Michelle in Waiting to speack to Doctor   
    Hi Denise.  I’m 43, never smoker and was diagnosed with Stage 1 four months ago.  The nodule was found by accident on a scan for something else.  It is a shock and the waiting for an actual diagnosis is really stressful.   Having the medical reports to obsess over makes it even tougher.  I went through my initial screenings at a local cancer center.  Once it was clear I was going to need surgery I went and got a second opinion at a larger one.  I was told the same things at both places but decided to go ahead with the surgery at the larger center.  I felt more comfortable with the doctor there. 
    One bit of advice, don’t try interpreting the report via Dr. Google.  There is a ton of old information out there.  I made that mistake and it resulted in a lot of unnecessary stress and worry.  My treatment and prognosis were very different from what I found online. 
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    Curt got a reaction from BridgetO in Waiting to speack to Doctor   
    Hi Denise.  I’m 43, never smoker and was diagnosed with Stage 1 four months ago.  The nodule was found by accident on a scan for something else.  It is a shock and the waiting for an actual diagnosis is really stressful.   Having the medical reports to obsess over makes it even tougher.  I went through my initial screenings at a local cancer center.  Once it was clear I was going to need surgery I went and got a second opinion at a larger one.  I was told the same things at both places but decided to go ahead with the surgery at the larger center.  I felt more comfortable with the doctor there. 
    One bit of advice, don’t try interpreting the report via Dr. Google.  There is a ton of old information out there.  I made that mistake and it resulted in a lot of unnecessary stress and worry.  My treatment and prognosis were very different from what I found online. 
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    Curt got a reaction from Susan Cornett in Just a quick hello   
    Happy Birthday Susan!  I’m glad you are keeping busy.  
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    Curt got a reaction from Michele in Question?   
    I’m Sorry to hear about the recurrence Michele.  I don’t have any info for you on the chemo pill but I’m hoping it works for him.  Hang in there.   
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    Curt reacted to Robert Macaulay in Cancer-sniffing dogs 97% accurate in identifying lung cancer:   
    My dog was  sniffing at my mouth every time we went out in the car and when i think about it now was  about a year before my x-ray in ER, and i kept thinking i do not have bad breath and moved the dog away from my face.Still does it to this day.
     The goal is to develop an over-the-counter screening product, similar to a pregnancy test, in terms of cost, simplicity and availability. Dr. Quinn envisions a device that someone can breathe into and see a color change to indicate a positive or negative finding.
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