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No Hunting for me this year

Hey Fellas/Gals it's been a long time since I posted on here even though I still try and visit at least once a week.
I'll have no hunting stories this year as I was diagnosed with throat cancer in early October and am currently on my second round of Chemo with 2 more to go after this one, then I get 5-7 weeks of Radiation. So that will carry me on past the hunting seasons down here so I'll just have to wait until next year to continue the chase.
Good luck to all of you this season but get outta my way next season LOL

PS Quit Smoking NOW!!!! Doctors pretty sure it was caught early enough that surgery will not be a necessity however it was an option that I did not chose after being advised that cure rates for surgery was about same as Radiation therapy along with very aggressive Chemotherapy. I am telling you it aint worth it(smoking).

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Damn JT, was curious where

Damn JT, was curious where you had disappeared to.  Sorry to hear abotu that.  We'll pray that you'll get better, beat this thing, and fill the site with hunting stories and photos next year!!!!

Good luck, and keep in touch on the site.

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recovery

Thoughts & Prayers are with you as you continue on your journey of recovery. I can tell you that the  promise of hunting to come has been something that helped me through some very tough times. Keep on planning and keep on recovering!!  Thumbs up

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My thoughts and prayers are

My thoughts and prayers are with you and a speedy recovery.

Hunting and fishing can alway wait. But not too long.

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Wow

That just plain sucks dude. Praying for you.

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I hope all is well man. Let

I hope all is well man. Let us know how things are going. Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery...

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Will keep you in prayers.

Will keep you in prayers. Just keep dreaming of the big one and you'll be there in the future.

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Just saw this

Just want to say I feel for you and your family while you fight this. Hoping for a speedy recovery for you and for you to be back in the field fishing and hunting asap!

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thanks

Thanks everyone for thoughts and prayers.
we are just gonna fight thru this, keep a positive attitude and will be back out at em very soon. Last Dr visit was very good and Lump on my neck has vanished almost completely after just 2 chemo treatments. Doc said may only have 1 more before radiation. that'd be great cause this chemo is kickin my butt. LOL

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I remember my mom saying the

I remember my mom saying the worst thing was the chemo sickness.  Hang in there, glad to hear the lump is going down!

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Update

Had PET scan last Tuesday and Doc appt Monday. Doc was stoked that PET scan showed significant reduction in tumor size and the complete disappearance of another. The order was given to discontinue aggressive chemo,(YEA!!) and start Radiation Therapy scheduled to start 25 feb.
there will still be a single drug chemo to enhance the effects of the Radiation but it has very mild side effects which is great because there will be significant side effects with Radiation. There will be 5-7 weeks @ 5 days a week with chemo once weekly. Doc also believes that surgery will not be needed, keeping fingers crossed as I am so ready to get out of this house and into the woods and back to work!!

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