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#4433977 - 08/12/18 01:28 AM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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#4433979 - 08/12/18 01:41 AM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: MarkG]  
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Oh man, that was so freggin' cool! thumbsup


I am not a baseball fan, but I agree. Way to go!!!


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#4435992 - 08/27/18 02:42 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Good morning, all. Sorry I haven't posted an update recently. I'm still kickin!

The past couple of weeks were rough. Fortunately the white counts went back up to a level where they could restart the chemo. The bad thing is something I didn't anticipate, which is that apparently I had become accustomed to the regularly scheduled poisoning and the three week break got me unaccustomed to it. That meant the side effects at least seemed substantially more magnified this time around. They added "Neulasta" as well as the regular stuff and the Boniva. The Neulasta is a shot that is designed to stimulate my bone marrow to produce more white cells / neutrophils. It caused some big bone pain, etc. but pretty much gone this morning.

Anyway, I had the CT scan and it still showed metastasis in the same spots, but showed what the radiologist called "slight" improvement in the tumor sizes in some places, same in others, and NO spread, which my wonderful cancer doc said was great. He writes comments for me on the chart (like he did with the CEA improvement) and the one he wrote on the scans is:

"CT scans show slight improvement in the lymphadenopathy. There are no new masses. On the scan, it does not evaluate the esophagus really well, but as you know clinically you have dramatically improved with the ability to eat more and have less pain. We will continue our regimen. The scans also do not reflect this last dose of chemo, so most likely there is additional improvement."

I want thunderbolts, but as we know, my timeline is not God's. My wife, who was (is) a nurse (stay at home mom for probably 18 years now) says she thinks the scans were great because lots of people with this stage 4 stuff don't improve, or worsen. So, I'm feeling better about it!

Anyway, this week I get off and start again with the next poisoning (chemo) 9/5 - 9/7.

On 9/12 - 9/15, my wife and I are hoping and planning to fly to Green Bay and will visit the Shrine of Good Help, which is the site of the only confirmed Marian apparition in the United States. I'll have to wear a mask on the plane, etc. probably but oh well!!

I continue to thank you for your prayers. I continue daily, multiple times a day, including the very first thing each day, to pray for all of you and also for all of your intentions.

Thanks so much. You are a blessing to my family and to me and we are, truly, blessed and are getting miracles all the time.


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#4435994 - 08/27/18 02:51 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Thank you for the update Airdrop. I will keep you in my thoughts.


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#4436041 - 08/27/18 06:56 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Great to hear Don. Keep the faith High. Sharing Your Faith, Strength and Belief in God is your witness to surrendering to His Will.
He lets us know in Scripture that He "plans to prosper us and not harm us", so this surrender can only be Good.

Be Blessed and I hope your trip to Green Bay is a Blessing to you and your Family. I should be in Florida that week( barring any Hurricanes this year) for a
much needed vacation. I am taking my 89 year old Mother, which is always Fun. winkngrin

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#4436515 - 08/30/18 10:11 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Excellent news, Airdrop. It is quite rare to have the spread of the cancer arrested. May God bless you.


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#4436531 - 08/30/18 11:36 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Don, if anybody I "know" has God as his co-pilot it's you.

Keep it up Sir, just look freakin cancer in the eye and say NO! Not just no but HELL NO!

I don't pray a lot, but you and your family are there when I do...and my friend Murphy too.

Beat it Don!


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#4438802 - 09/13/18 08:39 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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So my wife and I are on our pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Green Bay, Wisconsin today. Unlike the pilgrims of the past, we are taking a plane, not The Mayflower. .:) Like the pilgrims of the past, we are nervous, excited and putting our trust in The Lord. Please pray for us, and we will be praying for you too! God Bless you all!


"For I know the plans that I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Matthew 5:11

Indeed we call blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of the perseverance of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, because “the Lord is compassionate and merciful. James 5:11
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#4438809 - 09/13/18 09:06 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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You and your family have been in my prayers for a while.

Beat it Don!

#4438942 - 09/14/18 02:21 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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I feel great today! We got back to GRB last night and went to Lambeau for dinner. Had 1919 (named for the Packers first year) and walked around the stadium. It was great. Called home and the kids are all great too. Our 11 year old made dinner!

Shrine was very wonderful. We said a Rosary, celebrated Mass, had Confessions, met lots of great folks, felt a ton of love, had a meager but wonderful lunch, and walked around for about two more hours.

Today we are relaxing and headed to Door County for some cheese and relaxation. God is so great. Love to you all.


"For I know the plans that I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Matthew 5:11

Indeed we call blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of the perseverance of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, because “the Lord is compassionate and merciful. James 5:11
#4438943 - 09/14/18 02:26 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Good to hear Airdrop. cheers


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#4438972 - 09/14/18 04:44 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Thanks for the update Airdrop!! Take care.


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Great to hear, Airdrop. Welcome to Wisconsin! Door County is a great place to relax


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#4439434 - 09/17/18 07:00 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Sorry for the late response. thought I posted in here already (my memmory is horrible)
Thoughts and prayers are with you and all other members facing struggles.

#4441330 - 09/28/18 07:28 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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All, I'm sorry for the lack of update lately. This last cycle was not so fun. But I accept it. I can hack it as well. Today I feel great for example, and am meeting a friend for lunch. He's the guy, I think I mentioned previously, who is a younger fellow who used to be a client and is now just a buddy. He says our meetings every other week are his version of "Tuesdays with Morrie." (SP?) This of course cracks my family up because they get to tease me about being "old" at 47. It's actually pretty fun (both the lunches and the teasing!)

I am a bit disappointed because I've gone to Denver for the Chiefs game for 20 years in a row now, and I'll miss it this Monday because I have chemo cycle that starts Tuesday a.m. Ce la vie!!

Also, my CEA was down again the last time they checked. It went from 5/24/18: 141.4 7/3/18: 42.3 7/31/18: 13.4 9/5/18: 6.9 This is the "cancer marker" for what I have. Over 2.5 is "metastatic" so I'm still "terminal" and "incurable" but I think this lowering is a miracle.

Here is our news from the trip, which if you'll forgive me, is cut and pasted from Laura's kind "Team Fritschie" facebook post of today:

We had a lovely visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. The shrine was out in the country. I took it as a sign that the farm to the right of the shrine had beets for sale. smile We prayed the Rosary attended Mass, and went to Confession. It was a beautiful early fall day, so we walked the outdoor Rosary and Stations of the Cross. At the shrine, they offer slips of paper to write one's prayer intentions, which are kept at the site of the apparition for one year. We left a big stack of them. It seems like we have so many friends and family members that are going through their own struggles. Don and I took the opportunity to pray not only for ourselves but for as many others that we could think of who are in need of a miracle.
As always, thank you for your prayers and may God bless you all.


"For I know the plans that I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Matthew 5:11

Indeed we call blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of the perseverance of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, because “the Lord is compassionate and merciful. James 5:11
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Hello Don,

I still have you in our prayers and will do so until you get better if it is God's will. You are not alone, I am with you and your family. May you continue the fight in faith.

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#4441372 - 09/29/18 01:31 AM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Originally Posted by Airdrop01


Also, my CEA was down again the last time they checked. It went from 5/24/18: 141.4 7/3/18: 42.3 7/31/18: 13.4 9/5/18: 6.9 This is the "cancer marker" for what I have. Over 2.5 is "metastatic" so I'm still "terminal" and "incurable" but I think this lowering is a miracle.



Don, you are merely on your way, the timing is all in God's Hands. Of course, what better Hands could the Timing He has for you be in? Your Faith and Trust in Him, and your allowing Him and Receiving Him, is what allows God to manifest Truth, Goodness and Light in your Timing, because He will force Himself on no one. Don't let Doctors numbers cause concern in Gods' ability or His Timing to Heal you. What percentage of Healing has He done in you from 141.4 down to 6.9? Be anxious for???


Nothing. Enjoy your Good days to the utmost, lean Hard on God on your rough days and be Thankful for All of your Days Sir!

I write this, not as Preaching to you, but as Encouragement for you Sir.
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Be Blessed!
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P.s. Oh and by the way Don, "incurable" is not in Gods' vocabulary the last time I checked with Him in His Word. <------- I was preaching to you there! LOL Jehovah-Rapha "I Am The Lord That Heals You" Exodus 15:26
If God Created each of us, then certainly He has the Power to Heal us. We are all "terminal" from the day we are born so you are not alone Don, as far as "incurable" just read about Lazarus for more clarification on the inaccuracy of using that term concerning serious illness.
You are a Child of The most High God, and He Cares for you Dearly.

Again, Be Blessed Sir!
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Ahhh, and most Important, I am Praying for you Daily Don. It is my Blessing to Pray for those that have Faith and Pray to Him for Help in anyway. Amen!





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Drew, keep it coming. It helps me more than you can know. Don


"For I know the plans that I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Matthew 5:11

Indeed we call blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of the perseverance of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, because “the Lord is compassionate and merciful. James 5:11
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HaHa! Let me correct that for you Sir.


He Helps Us, More Than We Can Know.

Ours is to Love, Care For and Encourage one another. Again, it is my Blessing to share encouragement and more importantly The Power of Gods' Spoken Word as revealed in the Bible. You are a Blessed man to be experiencing Gods' Power and Loving Care more and more each day.

IHL, Drew

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