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Well, evidently, PK’s condition was as dire as I thought. He got progressively worse after the vet visit this morning. About an hour ago, I could tell his time was close, and so he wouldn’t suffer, I gave him a dose of the pain meds the vet gave us and held him until he passed. He’s laid to rest beside my Lab Annie and Daisy the wiener dog.

Oh man ... That's rough. I'm sorry. 😢
 

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Another beautiful morning!

I want to ask for some of the OSA prayers, good thoughts, good vibes, or whatever you may feel like doing. We have a young man in our family circle, that is a veteran of 82nd Airborne in Bosnia, and a SWAT team leader with the Phoenix PD. Earlier this summer, his department offered free full body scans for members and their families. The scan revealed a rare tumor on his spine. Slow growing, but in a very delicate, and potentially crippling, position. There are two surgeons in the country with experience in this surgery, NYC and Chicago. He flew to both locations for scans and interviews, and selected the Chicago option. Both docs told him that he would have most of his movements after surgery, but he would no longer be able to run or walk long distances due to nerve functions in his feet and ankles. His career is virtually over. His chain of command is very supportive and he will continue with the SWAT dept in an admin/training function, but in his words yesterday, “It sucks being totally fine and coming back messed up, but I will bounce back. If I’m anything, I’m durable!”

He leaves today for Chicago for all the pre-op stuff, and then his wife will join him Tuesday for a ten hour surgery.

Thank you.
Just got off the phone with this young man’s wife. It turned out to be a 13 hour surgery, and at this point appears to have been successful. She won’t get to see him until morning, and then later tomorrow he will have a couple of hours of plastic surgery. Doc feel certain they got all the cancer, and no damage to major nerves.

Thank you all for prayers, good thoughts, etc.
 

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Rainy and cold here in western OK, definitely not my favorite weather other than everyone needs the rain. Wednesday turned out about 50/50 for me, yesterday went poorly first thing, ended up going home and back at VA midday. Hoping today goes better, another new med yesterday so maybe it helps. Still not sure how I feel about these meds, but when friends and family say you need help, you do what you gotta do I guess. Thanks for all the nice words lately, maybe one day I'll bring more good news than bad news to this thread...
 

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Rainy and cold here in western OK, definitely not my favorite weather other than everyone needs the rain. Wednesday turned out about 50/50 for me, yesterday went poorly first thing, ended up going home and back at VA midday. Hoping today goes better, another new med yesterday so maybe it helps. Still not sure how I feel about these meds, but when friends and family say you need help, you do what you gotta do I guess. Thanks for all the nice words lately, maybe one day I'll bring more good news than bad news to this thread...

Hang in there man. You're fine -- Got a long way to go before you catch up to my bitchin' and gritchin' ... 🤦🤷
 

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Had to go to the eye doctor to get the dreaded needle in the left eye for Macular.
Eye is improving so the treatment is working.

Got my latest one back on October 20. Improvement here as well. Doctor told me that we will now go to injections every 3 months. Mine was diagnosed as "wet" Macular degeneration, but the "wet" part went away pretty fast.
 

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Got word earlier that one of the guys from my NG unit coded yesterday in hospital, sounds like he's still unresponsive...not even 39yo yet, not what I needed to hear today for sure...yall say a prayer or good thought for the Peppers' family if you don't mind...
Sending prayers.
 

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