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First trip to Target,,,ahhh the smell of retail

12 years 7 months ago #8624 by Mike
That's how you do it Ginger I try to take rides with my wife just doing simple things, maybe picking one of the grandkids up from school. Like you a trip to the store even though I don't feel liking. As I told you I am 3 months post op and I don't have my stamina back damn alot of things for me are such a damn effort and I hate that. How do you win here I get lucky and I am now cancer free. If I say something I don't like then I feel like I'm being a complainer. So I guess all you can do is keep trying to persevere. I know one thing I won't back down I guess this recovery is just going to take more time then I thought. And seriously I'm an idiot I had cancer and at times I just don't think I realized how sick I was. What I mean is I did the chemo and then the surgery and both my surgeon and wife said Joe you been through alot here and I was just doing what I had to do. I guess now I see the toll it took it me lol. Joe ;)

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12 years 7 months ago #8622 by Gene Beane
Claire
Thanks for the reply. I jUST go back and forth with how serious things are , or aren't. Then I get on the forum to find out we really are doing okay.Yesterday he really had me worried, I invisioned the Cleveland Clinic helicopter in my front yard. I just keep trying to do all the right things for him, and I still see pain. I mean I am anal about it. Then I wonder what did I do wrong. I'm not doing anything wrong, I jsut want to make it better, and I can't..Ginger

Hospital Cleveland Clinic r/c Sept.14,2007
Surgeon. Dr Stephen Campbell and Gill
Gene Beane..66 Ford Motor Company
Engineer, retired Vietnam Vet

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12 years 7 months ago #8620 by clur
Hi Ginger
Its the little steps to normality that make the difference.Buying the thank you cards is a huge one it took me ages to stop thinking of myself first.Cancer makes you selfish
!!.Great news Genes doing so well
Love Claire

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12 years 7 months ago #8616 by momof4
YEAH!! OK Ginger, I need to know did Gene want to go to Target or you? LOL. I am really glad he is up and around. He will be golfing before the Holidays!!!

In my thoughts,
Karen

Caregiver for my Wonderful Husband Angelo, who has Metastatic Bladder Cancer.

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.

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12 years 7 months ago #8613 by Stephany
For us, it was the first trip to WalMart (we aren't lucky enough to have a Target here). Just getting from the car to the store, and back, was a big trip.

Tell Gene we're thinking about him. How's he sleeping?

Stephany in Iowa

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12 years 7 months ago #8611 by Gene Beane
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Yep, we managed a trip to Target. Personally for me the wife, its was heaven. For my husband it was work. Being 3 weeks post-op he isn't setting any records. This recovery is not about setting records. One day up- one day down. One day,hungry, one day not. One day nausea, one day none. One day cramps, one day none. I am finding the issues are many, resolving each one in its own time is primary. First time in the car for Gene, the outting wore him out, we were gone 35 minutes. But the trip was a success, he found 25 thank you notes he will send to friends and family for all the support thru this journey. The nice thing was we did something together that didn't involve bladder cancer.We didn't speak of it for 35 minutes.. My advice is shopping is theraputic for r/c recovery. Even if its only 35 minutes. Recovery takes "BABY STEPS" So today were grateful for our life and Target.

Hospital Cleveland Clinic r/c Sept.14,2007
Surgeon. Dr Stephen Campbell and Gill
Gene Beane..66 Ford Motor Company
Engineer, retired Vietnam Vet

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