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    I'm Not a Decembrist, Honest!

    Even though I didn't join AGS as a member until last December, I had been reading it for about 6-7 months and had an understanding of what a 'Decembrist' was. I mostly have posted in the FCS board, though I've stuck a note or two into the lounge. In my initial post I announced my intent to NOT be a Decembrist, but that 'the doctors might have something to say' about it. I've been mostly absent since the end of February because...

    ...the docs have spoken: In my mid-50s I've been diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer that includes an extra special small cell version...inoperable and my care plan is manage/control/palliative, not curative.


    This has all come to light over the past 8 weeks and I am halfway through six 3-day sessions of chemo in order to try to control/manage this crap. I get two weeks between each round of chemo to recover. Last weekend I had a seizure-type episode and spent a few days in the hospital finding out my heart and brain are fine and there was no sepsis either (the fact there was a brain detected will come as a surprise to some). Next week I will get a new set of CT and full-body bone scans to see where we stand, then back to chemo the following week.

    I've made it to Senior Prom with my students; graduation is the next milestone, in 31 days. Hope to make it to Bridgeforth for a regular season and playoff game this year, mostly because that will mean I'm still kicking.


    I plan to be as active as I can for as long as I can, but I really have no real appreciation for how events will develop and play out.


    I enjoy reading the banter (mostly good-natured) and have worked hard to be fair and objective in my comments -- I will continue to do so as I can. If the docs are 100% right, I will make sure somebody comes on to post a farewell. I only have one request - to not be remembered as a Decembrist.

    I'm not sure if this is where this thread actually belongs, so if it gets moved, that's fine.

    I'm glad I joined the AGS community! #ArmyStrong, kicking cancer's butt 1 day at a time.
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    Re: I'm Not a Decembrist, Honest!

    Keep fighting the good fight DCD.

    **** cancer.
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    Re: I'm Not a Decembrist, Honest!

    DCDuke, hang in there. Hope to see you in Frisco or in the playoffs.


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    Re: I'm Not a Decembrist, Honest!

    Keep fightin', Duke!!
    1-AA is tops!!

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    Re: I'm Not a Decembrist, Honest!

    Good luck with the battle DCD.

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    Re: I'm Not a Decembrist, Honest!

    Keep Fighting

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    Re: I'm Not a Decembrist, Honest!

    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastAggie View Post
    Keep Fighting
    Keep fighting, one day at a time.

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    Re: I'm Not a Decembrist, Honest!

    Never give up, never ever give up!!!

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    Re: I'm Not a Decembrist, Honest!

    Hope to see you in DECEMBER!

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    Re: I'm Not a Decembrist, Honest!

    Sorry to hear that. Keep up the fight.

    Going on a sugar free diet might help.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/3814185/sugar-and-cancer/

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