Oct 212013

We’re trying German for Week 6.  Somehow it’s not a very exciting language for the words.  I’ll have to find something better for next week.


All right guys, we’re getting down to the wire.  2 more weeks to go and we can put this all in the rear view mirror.

Week 5 started to get rough for Rick.  His throat is getting sorer which means it’s getting tougher to eat lots of foods.  His diet has mainly been Coco Wheats, scrambled eggs, mashed taters and chicken noodle soup.  Pretty “bland” foods, but they slip down the gullet pretty good.

There is more redness to his neck from the radiation, but he’s not complaining about his skin hurting.  I’m not sure if the lotion the Doc gave us is doing any good, but we’ll use it anyway.

Hes also getting a little more lethargic, but who can blame him with trips to Rice Lake 5 times a week and still trying to work as much as his body will allow.

I think that the Doctors are pretty impressed with how it’s going for him, so we’re taking that as encouragement that things will be OK.

Today’s special guest in the Chemo room was Dice.


Isn’t he just a cutie?  He’s a 4-year-old German Shepherd that loved having his ears scratched.  He was quite the big fella and I could tell when he was ready to go that nothing was going to stop him.

Which is why I got out of his way rather quickly.


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  1. Maybe French for next week? Lol keep on keepin on Pops! We’re all here with you and your doing great! Love you so much!

  2. Glad to see that you are still smiling. You look great sitting on the chair. But am wondering where is your hat?(:

  3. You might want to think about getting some kind of liquid nutritional supplement, such as Ensure, or Boost. They come in vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, and actually taste pretty good. Funny thing is, the weight-loss supplements contain almost the same nutrients, and are only a few less calories, as/~sandyrooney~sandyrooney~sandyrooney~sandyrooneythan the real thing. And they are a lot less expensive. Wal-Mart’s Equate version is probably the best for the least amount of money. Just a suggestion. Hang in there, kids! Nobody said it isn’t going to be a bumpy ride.

    Love from Nurse Laurie

  4. Love ya too, sugar plum.

  5. Hi Mabel,
    Yep grin and bear it! Two more chemo too do then
    I am done with that. They say it will be a couple weeks before it is
    out of my system and begin to return to normal.
    Hat, I must have taken it off. I need to wear one, it holds my hair on.

  6. Hi Laurie,

    We have a feeding tube inserted and are getting ready to use
    it full time, now and until I heal from all this radiation. I am spitting
    blood and gotta switch soon. We did use the Equate a couple days through the


  7. Rick, We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. We are glad you will be done with treatments in two weeks. You are looking great for going through all this. Keep up the positive spirits.

    I hope this goes through this time. Barb and Dennis

  8. Well hello you two!
    Thanks for the prayers and thoughts. Don’t wish this on anyone.
    Hopefully we will pull through this cancer free. Gonna take awhile though.
    Talk w/~sandyrooney~sandyrooney~sandyrooney~sandyrooney you later


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