As some of you already know , (due to my personal letter to some members here (below ) I am dealing with health issues .  

 “”Hi,  I hope all is well with you . Unfortunately , I can't say the same for myself . I have been ill for a while  and losing weight rapidly,  and , finally   Last week . I was diagnosed with  esophageal cancer ,  The outlook for me is not very good at all . I am still home , and still  able to get around a bit , but my caregiver duties for my  wife  are now very limited ,  so  we are  trying  to set something else up for her .  I have alot of chest pain ,  I have to blend all my food in a blender  and  crush up my pills as I can't swallow anything solid . Treatment and scans are delayed due to covid backlogs  etc .but success rate is low anyway..   So  while i am still able  , I'm just letting my friends and pals  know whats up with me and explain my recent absence . and touch base while I still can , and thank them for being a friend , and know that they are appreciated . 

Take care my friends . 

aint life a bitch . ?

Pick.””

 UPDATE .  They found spots in my liver also, after the CT Scan. but are not sure if it is the cancer that has spread there too , so I have to get a full body  P.E.T scan to find out .  so . I will be radio active for a while .lol.  They are also prepping me for a feeding tube this week .  Weeee ….. big fun .

But for now . im still home and still  fighting it off .

Wish me luck .

 Pick.

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Comment by the anonymous pick on July 16, 2022 at 7:19pm

Thanx Derek . i'm tryin ;-)

Comment by Derek Rose on July 16, 2022 at 6:45pm

Very sorry to hear about your health, Pick. Prayers for healing and successful treatment for you and your wife. I have read where some people have eaten certain foods and avoided others with the intent to make the body more alkaline and less acidic to make the environment less hospitable to growth of cancer cells. Hopefully the spots on the liver are not related and something normal like benign cysts. Keep positive!

Comment by the anonymous pick on July 15, 2022 at 7:50pm

Thanks Taff ,  always good to hear survivor stories . lol.. i joined an online support group and every single entry in there was a memorial .  so . i promptly gave that up.  and  gonna hope for the best . 

Comment by Taffy Evans on July 15, 2022 at 7:09pm
Hi Pick, I did not mention this earlier, but positive stories are important at times like this. Both my wife and I have been through this journey, my wife twice. and as Rich says every day now cannot be wasted.

I was radioactive for six months, but the readings did decrease monthly.

best of luck Taff.
Comment by the anonymous pick on July 15, 2022 at 11:52am

Thanx Rich

Comment by Rich on July 15, 2022 at 6:30am

Aww, Pick.  This sucks.

   I understand a bit. I am a cancer survivor. Every day is precious.

You are in many thoughts and strength is sent. Try to be of good cheer.

Comment by the anonymous pick on July 12, 2022 at 7:48pm

Thanx Taff

Comment by Taffy Evans on July 12, 2022 at 6:34pm

Hi Pick, sorry to see you are not well, I must have missed earlier posts, sending best wishes.
Taff

Comment by the anonymous pick on July 12, 2022 at 5:48pm

Thanks guys .   the encouragement and thoughts are a big help. 

Comment by Jerry Jordan on July 12, 2022 at 4:37pm

I was thinking about you the other day. Wishing you luck, and all the best. You're one of the pillars of this community.

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