Health Update

Discussion in 'Ed Caffrey, MS "The Montana Bladesmith"' started by EdCaffreyMS, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Had my 6 month checkup with the cancer Doc today. He took me off retuxan infusions last December, and said "I'll see you in July." Today I went in for bloodwork, a CT scan, and then a visit with the Doc.

    I sat down with him and we reviewed my CT scans from a year ago, comparing it to today's. Although the radiologist report came back saying that there was a new 5mm "spot" on my right lung, the Doc and I went through the comparison frame by frame, and he said he simply couldn't see what the radiologist was talking about. Long story short, I've had "minimal" advancement of anything in my lungs! Praise God!

    During our visit, I just came out and asked the Doc what his thoughts were for how this "thing" is gona effect me. His response was.... "Old age is likely gona kill you before this stuff does." Thats the kind of news I was hoping for, and really appreciated his straight talk, instead of tip-toeing around the question. In the end, he told me he'd see me again in January, for another checkup. WOOT! WOOT!! :)

    Guess you all are gona have to put up with me for a while longer! :)
  2. cdent

    cdent Well-Known Member

    Best kind of news Ed. Thanks for the update!
  3. CAJones

    CAJones Well-Known Member

    This is great to hear Ed. I wish and pray for your continued health.

  4. Brad Lilly

    Brad Lilly Moderator and Awards Boss

    Great news.
    Here is to spoiling grand kids for years to come
  5. KenH

    KenH Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the GREAT news Ed - shows there is real power in Prayer!!!

    Ken H.
  6. Justin Presson

    Justin Presson Well-Known Member

    Good deal!!
  7. Darrin Sanders

    Darrin Sanders Moderator

    Good to hear Ed.
  8. RangerMadeKnives

    RangerMadeKnives KNIFE MAKER

    Great news! See you in K.C.

  9. BonhamBlades

    BonhamBlades Well-Known Member

    fan freaking tastic
  10. Don Robinson

    Don Robinson Well-Known Member

    Yeah, we'll be happy to put up with you. Good news.
  11. BossDog

    BossDog & Owner

    good news Ed.

    It's been a tough year for you.
    Glad this is going well for you.
  12. BrandantR

    BrandantR Well-Known Member

    That's great news, Ed! I just visited a friend of mine from my church last night who has brain cancer. The future is not so bright for him. I'm very glad to know that you are doing well. I believe everyone on here appreciates you comments, insights, and friendship. Keep kicking!
  13. UncleBillyKnives

    UncleBillyKnives Well-Known Member

    Great news Ed!
  14. Dan Pierson

    Dan Pierson Well-Known Member

    Good news! Glad to hear it.
  15. JawJacker

    JawJacker Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear that, God bless you.
  16. mwhuston

    mwhuston Member

    Good news Ed. Glad to hear it.

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  17. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Thanks everyone! Looking back over these past couple of years, its been a battle....and there were a few times I was ready to throw in the towel, its been a journey of relearning who I am, and more importantly, its given me new perspective on just what is, and is not important in this life. Thanks to all you wonderful people for lifting me up, and helping me to keep on going!
  18. wall e

    wall e Well-Known Member

    Good to hear we have to put up with your wise grumpy self for many more years.
  19. Jim Poling

    Jim Poling Well-Known Member

    Excellent News ED:)
  20. Cabinetmaker

    Cabinetmaker Well-Known Member

    Glad things are good with you Ed! Stay busy.

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