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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Awesome David Grant Air Force Medical Facility

Ed just had his 2nd chemoambulazation this past Thursday.  It was done at the Travis Air Force Base Medical Facility.  Awesome people.  The doctor said that it is very difficult to get all of the cancer in the liver and that if some little bit remains that it has to be watched and may need more treatment to get rid of it.  You see how this diagnosis is so much different than what Dr Rossaro from UC Davis told him in January of 2010 and then last year in October when he said he should just go home not see the oncologist anymore because there was nothing else to do but to call hospice.  But there is no use in looking back..except that I want to make sure that if you are told to give up that you don't.  Please get a second opinion and when that doctor says that there is nothing else to do please get a second opinion on the second opinion.  Don't give up that easily.   As the song says Keep on Fighting to the End and Dr. Rossaro we have no time for losers like you. 
Ed is feeling the effect of the chemo from thursday he is in a little bit of pain and has been in bed most of the day.  he was sent home with pain killers and antibiotics and should be fine in a couple of days.  he was scheduled to return to get a scan next month which is very surprising because even when he had the very best insurance doctors would not do a scan until three months after the procedure.  the air force is taking super good care of Ed and he is just enjoying the good treatment.  Ed was in the military, Army, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam and he has letters of commendation and a bronze star.  He had asked that his last days be spent in the VA Medical facility but getting medical treatment from a military hospital that is extending his life is really making him happy. 

take care and keep up with your good nutrition and positive thinking.  Be strong and confident and live a long life!

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