Never give up , Always keep trying.

leftywoody

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I have a young grandson with slight learning disabilities . I think as far as school goes he would do pretty well if he were just taught the 3 Rs and this modern crap was left for the children that can handle it . I have always reminded him for years to never give up and always keep trying . He is entering High School next fall and will be taking courses for a general diploma . Those are courses that have been detuned for children that are behind the learning curve. Most of the children who graduated High School up to the 1990s have a similar diploma and are able to go on to a college or military or factory . I had to practice what I preached to him for myself ,starting last June when the headaches began and later in September when I finally went to see a doctor. Through October, November and on and on until even today battling the side effects of chemo and radiation has been an everyday all day war . I hate my discomfort but I love being alive . They told me going untreated would have me gone in 6 months . I won so far . The doctors said they could cure me . I will rest easier in 5 years when they tell me I am still cancer free . They told me that they gave me the most aggressive treatment a human can tolerate . I kicked Cancer's ass for now . I will never give up and always keep trying.
 

fasteddy

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Glad to hear that you are on the winning side. The doctors today have a better grasp on cancer than they ever had so they can tell you what your chances are more accurately than they could.

I hope treatments are over and the recover is going well. The long five year wait begins. I have friends doing that right now.

Hoping your grandson thrives in high school. The new math ect is a crock dreamed up by who knows who. They are trying to approve on perfection.

Keep kicking. We're pulling for your recovery.

Steve.
 

leftywoody

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I had a SCARE for the past 3 weeks . Seems one of my vocal chords had a lump causing it to malfunction . I thought to myself that "Screw it , I have a spare ." But my cancer specialist wanted a picture and a scan to determine if they would have to get more aggressive . It proved to be no more than a natural bump of sorts .I made up my mind before I heard the good news that I still had some fight left in me . What a relief not to go to battle again .
 

wheelbender6

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I believe you are quoting Winston Churchill without realizing it.
Fighting cancer is truly a war.
Chemo is a miserable experience and I am glad that it has been successful for you.
I look forward to hearing about your annual blood tests that are negative for cancer.