Ugly News – Aug 20, 2012

I’ve been going through a rough several weeks since mid March when CANCER struck my left lung. After nearly 4-months waiting for Medicare to acknowledge the request for an oncologist and authorize procedures to take place, it finally came to light July 1.

I’m now under the care of a Dr. Brook, a resident of the Comprehensive Cancer Center located in Palm Springs. I’ve had my “test chemo-therapy” 3 weeks ago and I am due for my “first real chemo-therapy” session tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. The “IV-Drip” will run for 3-hours… and I’m told by several that I’ll feel like I’ve been hit with a MackTruck for a week. I get to “recover” for two-weeks, then get hit again with the chemo. I sure hope I either go quick or survive to live another 20 or so. Either way, it appears to be a rough road ahead. Wish me luck.


About Bill Ford, Founder

Born in the late 30s - you do the math. Lots of life experiences in numerous endevors but not an expert in any that I know of. I'm a fan of challenging projects. When I'm told it can't be done I go ahead and do it anyway. This web site is one of 'em. How long will this web site last? Hard to say. Depends on how long I live. Film at Eleven. --bf
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8 Responses to Ugly News – Aug 20, 2012

  1. Dan O says:

    I wish you all the best, my friend.

    • Hey DanO… many thanks for the well wishes. Today, Thusday, Aug 23 I go in for my first full 3-hr chemo treatment. I don’t know exactly what to expect (like being hit with a mack truck for a week) but I’m sure to find out. I’ll let you know when I get my typing fingers limbered up.


  2. Debbie O'Key says:

    Hi Bill, We miss seeing you around reporting on all the happenings here in JT. Wishing you all the best and hope to see you around real soon. Keep us posted.
    Sending Good Thoughts & Prayers your way,

    • Hello Debbie & Tom…
      Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and prayers. I miss being more able to move around and create dialogue about our part of the world… I can only hope to recover.


  3. Jeanne Bailey says:

    Bill, thoughts and prayers going your way, still loved the way we met at Walmart, me with a bag of garden seeds and you wanting to know what I was going to do with all of them.. the next time was gathering alpaca and llama beans for our plants… quite a weird 2 meetings but so glad I had the chance to meet you…
    take care, miracles happen.. keep trying,

    • Hi Jeanne… Many thanks for the well wishes and prayers. I too am glad to have met you and subsequently learned bout the benefits of “llama beans”.

      Miracles. Well Jeanne, if it happens it does. If not…


  4. Sending prayers your way Bill.

    • Thank you Margo… that’s very kind of you.

      Last Thursday, Sep 13, I had my third session of chemotherapy. Started at 10 a.m. and finished with the IV drips 15 to 5 p.m. For about 2+ weeks thereafter, I feel weak, no energy, and seem to need lots of bed time. Not much energy to improve this web site either… fatigue sets in pretty quick… even just from sitting up. But, I’ll post something from time to time.


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