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Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
I've had a reaction two an antibiotic I was placed on to try and take care of a kidney infection. They did a CT scan to be sure there wasn't a blockage which showed that the tumors have grown quite a bit. The doctor will be wanting to start me on a new chemo.
 
Posted by 4dogs (Member # 19996) on :
 
[pray]
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
Well, now...missed this one till now.

Sorry to hear those pesky tumors are now found cohorts and that they show growth...

Such good news after the tube change, now this!

There goes the back country hike, huh? [Frown]

Prayers continue, ole Friend!
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
No hike for a while. Meet with the oncologist next Monday to discuss starting a new chemo. The good news is my kidney numbers improved dramatically with the antibiotic which opens the door for the use of the new chemo.
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
Prayers continue to discernment and total trust as you have done since we met!

Keep on trusting! [Smile] [pray]
 
Posted by 1/4 away (Member # 141) on :
 
Prayers sent.
 
Posted by lunatic11 (Member # 20394) on :
 
More prayers sent.
 
Posted by Keefer (Member # 8804) on :
 
Just saw this as well and sorry I didn't catch it but Prayers are sent that this new med. will kick in so the new chemo can do it's job. In Jesus name We all pray ! [pray] [pray] [pray] [pray] [pray]
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
I will be here probably through the weekend maybe longer they have some resistant bacteria that they have to get rid of
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by BenBow:
I will be here probably through the weekend maybe longer they have some resistant bacteria that they have to get rid of

Hospitals are wonderful places to find resistant strains of bacteria!

God's continued blessing on you, Ole Friend.

Keep the Son in your eyes!
 
Posted by Lowrider (Member # 17080) on :
 
Prayers sent from Louisiana. Pray that the new medicines kick in and get the job done.
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
Not much usually happens in horse pistols (Gpa's term) on weekends, so keep us posted on progress
 
Posted by Al Dente (Member # 1051) on :
 
Prayers for you on high. Is it MRSA where the portal is? If so, try Manuka Honey on it. Manuka Honey is a super substance, not just food. God Bless.
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
Not MRSA but a drug resistant e-coli
Yesterday Don a believer friend and former pastor, stopped by and while he was sitting here the nurse came in to give me my pain medication. When she started injecting it I had severe stabbing pain in my leg and in my abdomen like nothing I've ever had before. The nurse went to see the doctor and Don laid hands on me and started praying and telling the pain to be removed and the source of the pain to be removed in Jesus name and I felt this warm glow all over me and the pain left and I felt as loving hug from inside from Jesus. Praise His Holy Name
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
Jesus never told his disciples to ask God to heal people for them but he told them to lay hands on the sick and they would be healed. God has already provided the healing through Jesus we just have to take the authority over the sickness and tell it to leave. The hard part is getting past all of the human tradition crap that we've learned
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
Amen to all you said, brother... Indeed, it's hard cause many of us have been so indoctrinated to believe we "Don't deserve" or do not have sufficient faith, so we can't claim the healing.

If anyone can, I have faith it'll be YOU, Galen.

Keep the Son in your eyes!
 
Posted by Danny Rowan (Member # 1321) on :
 
Just saw this Galen been off line due to cataract surgery in both eyes. Praying for you always.
 
Posted by ron w (Member # 14741) on :
 
[pray] [pray]
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
Okay the news is or was I would have to stay in the hospital till the 31st of August because I would have to meet with a an infectious disease Doctor Who wouldn't be able to get me in till then. Then they did some tests and found out I was having a reaction to the IV antibiotic and switched me over to a pill form antibiotic that I had been on about a month ago. Because of that it looks like I'll be able to go home Saturday praise God
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
Dang, Hoss...

Sorry you're having all these complications.

Good luck getting that infection beat down and getting home!
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
Thank you everyone I'm home and had a wonderful dinner with my wife. Just have to finish some oral antibiotics and see the doctor next week. It's going to take awhile for my body to recover but I'll sleep really well now in my own bed.
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
That's great news... sleep is important...

Hope things taper off into a nice slide into your new treatments here on out! [thumbsup]
 
Posted by Sam McMichael (Member # 17671) on :
 
Prayers for you and your family.
 
Posted by Al Dente (Member # 1051) on :
 
Continued prayers. Get some rest.
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
Well I'm home still suffering from nausea and pain but I'm finally finished the antibiotic which is causing all of that. A week from Wednesday I start a new chemo that has been approved here in the states for the type of cancer I have. It isn't supposed to be as harsh as the 2 chemos I had been on before. I thank God that God is already healed me in the Spirit and is teaching me how to receive my healing in the flesh.
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
Sorry the symptoms aren't resolved yet, but takes time to flush the system and let it heal , we hope!

Good luck getting out to pull those cameras!
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
Change the medications that were locking things up and have started to feel much better
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
Good! Maybe you'll stil make the back country this weekend, Hoss! Prayers up! [Smile]
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
Just as enemy soldiers are captured in war, so rebel thoughts must be taken captive and made to submit to Christ. Our battle against the devil takes place right between our ears. The spiritual weapons given to us are designed for the express purpose of taking EVERY thought captive and making them obedient to Christ. Keeping our minds completely stayed upon the Lord is an obtainable goal.
These weapons of ours are for the casting down of two things: Imaginations; and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. Both of these areas are dealing with the mind. Focus on the good in every area of your life. Failure to recognize God's blessings in every day living will cause care and anxiety. Recognizing God's hand in even the smallest thing will cause peace and keep our hearts and minds following hard after the Lord.
 
Posted by Keefer (Member # 8804) on :
 
Galen I commend you in your battle against the enemy satan and how he wants to try and ruin our spirit by always making us think God doesn't perform miracles .
As Christians we know God does heal and we know God will bring us through the battle's satan throws in our path in this life.
You have that full body of armor on my brother and I am praying with you my friend.
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
HOpe Galen doesn't mind, but Another "miracle" of sorts if you will.

Galen shared with me that his Chemo (new) to start tomorrow was postponed as he was back in the ER with another bowel blockage...

They got it to clear so the Chemo is back on for tomorrow.

God is still working and letting us know so! For those who listen...

Praise God!
 
Posted by Matt E (Member # 1374) on :
 
I am praying for you friend and all others with and without ailments. Take care and know our Lord is great!
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
I went into the ER yesterday morning with a intestinal blockage but thank God it broke free on the way to the hospital went anyway to have them x-ray and double check everything. They released me at 4:30 and I checked in with my oncologist in we're still on for chemo. So I'm waiting to meet with him and then if all is right proceed to installing that chemo pump
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
Git er done, my friend! [Smile]
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
[Smile]
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
I have the chemo pump on had it on all night will get it taken off around 2 this afternoon. No major side effects except some fatigue right now so going well thanks for the prayers
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
Almost inquired via email, but remembered to check here...

Good to hear it's not an issue yet...

Prayers for that to continue throughout will remain active! [pray]
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
Well the side effects include mild nausea which is easily controlled with ginger candy. But I have one heck of a lot of joint pain. I've had a hard time controlling the pain. The pain levels have been in the 9 and 10 range for several hours. So I broke down and took some painkillers I'm not supposed to which include oxycodon and ibuprofen. Along with heat patches I've been able to keep it down in the 5 to 6 range. I'll call my doctor first thing Monday morning to see what he could recommend that will not cause kidney issues. This is one of the rare side effects of this chemo that I'm on and sadly I ended up with it.
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
Well, Bub, it's Monday afternoon...even in NM! [Smile]

So what did the doc say?

Wish some of the USANA stuff could help but don't know what it'd be...

I had my annual physical, which included 2 shots, Pneumo vax and flu shot, one each arm... then home for a stint in the heat digging out my chicken wire garden fence as it grew fast with all the rain we'd had early... came in soaked and fell asleep...I'm thinking those 2 shots knocked me for a loop!

Wishing you the best li'l brother!
 
Posted by Al Dente (Member # 1051) on :
 
So sorry you are suffering from joint pain. Have you tried Tumeric therapy? Tumeric is a very effective anti-inflammatory, there are several brands that offer capsules. Also, capsacian creams that contain the volatile oil of hot peppers to rub onto the joint. And there is a bee venom cream from Manuka Honey USA that helps also, as long as you are not allergic to bee stings. You certainly do not need another fly in the ointment.
I hope you feel better.
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
Feels like the symptoms may be decreasing I went for a walk tonight for half a mile my hips hurt the whole way but not intolerable. Working with the doctors to get my medications two control the pain before going on to the full dose of the chemo. Feeling really good this evening pain seems to be easily controlled.
I'm using USANA Cellsentials which is the new name for Essentials. Still giving me energy [Smile]
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
Prayers abound for continued decline in joint pain... prior especially to full dose of Chemo...

Hope all works according to His plan... as it will and should.

Peace brother...thanks for the update.
 
Posted by Lowrider (Member # 17080) on :
 
I know you have been thru so much and pray that God will give you comfort. Hang in there. God Bless.
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
The effects of the chemo are wearing off I was able to go to bed last night with just Tylenol and the nerve pain medicine which helps to deal with the residual nausea. Slept wonderful. Today there is still residual pain but it's on a much much lower level I'm controlling it with Tylenol and an occasional oxycodone. That should continue to decrease at least hopefully to the level of what it was prior to the chemo
But boy it's scary thinking about going on a full dose of that stuff and having to suffer through that. I don't know how I can handle that so they're going to have to come up with something to handle that pain
 
Posted by Bvas (Member # 44555) on :
 
Hey Galen.
I had noticed you hadn't been around the bench much, but hadn't realized all that was happening. I'm not the most religious of people, but I'll send a prayer out with your name on it.
Hope you recover soon. Need all the help we can get to keep Roy under control.
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
Bvas I've been fighting this stuff for 10 years and God's kept me above ground. Bvas religion kills! You just need to know God has already forgiven all your sin from the day you were conceived to the day you leave this Earth. He just wants to show you how to receive it.

[bigsmyl]
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
Praise God! The joint pain level from the chemo quit sometime last night. The pain level is back to pre chemo levels which I can control with a couple of Tylenol. I'd love to be able to take an Aleve which would remove all the pain but then I'd probably abuse those joints. Praising God and praying that pain doesn't return after the next infusion of chemo. [pray]
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
I'm sure you can feel the support here for your hopes to be fullfilled regarding the pain as chemo continues, but... knowing you, you will draw on HIS strength to get you thru whatever comes your way...

Keep the Son in your eyes!
 
Posted by BenBow (Member # 3544) on :
 
We went to the ER last night due to the pain and had a CT scan done. Found out one tumor had a growth spurt and is pushing against my innards. There was no blockage after all. We're going to see my oncologist this AM. So I'm asking that you take the authority that Jesus gave you and tell my body to be healed. Don't waste Jesus' time by asking Him to do what He's already done and wants you to do. If you don't believe me check the Bible to see what is the truth and don't believe what you hear in church. God's Word trumps man's teaching.
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
Yin and yang...One darned thing after another... [Frown]

Sorry for your challenges, but you've handled them with great faith and positive attitude and I know you'll continue to do so!

Hope for a good report from the cancer doc on some ideas moving forward...
 
Posted by lunatic11 (Member # 20394) on :
 
RIP Galen [pray]
 
Posted by Cyclic-Rivers (Member # 21222) on :
 
[campfire] Galen, enjoy the eternal campfire. Keep it stoked...
 
Posted by Doc Nock (Member # 116) on :
 
How quickly life can change...

RIP my friend...
 


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