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Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Good to see Jacob back on the mend. Hope the rest of the fam is recovering and that you are getting your rest as the chemo has a chance to wear off. Thinkin about ya buddy!!!...ps- there’s lots of smart folks on utube now...they make people sound almost as foolish as some that you respond to on this....giant pumpkin...veggie..site.

8/22/2020 6:57:38 PM

Frank and Tina

South East

Aaaaaaaw.....!! so sweet, the compassion and concern, followed by a general cheap shot aimed at those apposing your views. How noble and with such integrity !!

8/22/2020 7:17:55 PM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Thank you Porkchop. The rest of the family are mostly back to normal, and chemo effects slacking off some. I get more lab work and checkup on Monday. Will probably do one more week if IV fluids as they are helping.

8/22/2020 7:54:52 PM

Andy H

Brooklyn Corner, Nova Scotia

I think your heart is in the right place porkchop. Most of us can divorce ourselves from this site compared to real life. I disagree with some of Iowegian’s rhetoric but I was the first to wish him well on his post “ Health update”. We all get zinged on this site when we take a certain position, whatever, real life is different.

8/22/2020 9:41:46 PM

Smallmouth (Team Ozark)


Iowa, glad you all are good. I wish you luck with future testing.

Frank, the irony in your response speaks volumes.

8/22/2020 10:29:46 PM

Suburban Gardener

Western Washington

I hope you continue to improve, Iowegian!

8/23/2020 12:15:00 AM

Frank and Tina

South East

Luke: There's not irony at all. I'm aware if Iowegians struggle and I've wished him the best before. I did so because I wanted to, not out peer pressure because somebody else posted first. I didn't include a sneer at others in my well wishing like some of the above. Can you say the same?

8/23/2020 8:05:13 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Ya know?... there’s like 6 people that post to this board..rarely is it iowegian. It’s not some big political forum. It’s us. We know our views. I know my views are disagreed with. You know iowegian (and many others)disagrees with all yours. But If I know frank or Andy or spudley or that crazy fuk fish is sick and going through chemo?...I’m not saying a word about my views. It’s just a respect thing. I just wouldn’t do it. You should be ashamed of yourselves. I know he can “HAnDle IT” , he’s tough as nails..he just shouldn’t have to . Whatever...hang in there.

8/23/2020 1:31:43 PM




My best to you and your family. Of the regular posters on this forum, you seem like one of the most fair and balanced. Take care!

8/23/2020 2:54:49 PM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

I won't be out of the woods for a while. I have a pet scan on Sept 11, to see how effective the treatments were and hopefully find that it hasn't spread. If everything looks good I will going to Mayo Clinic for the big surgery. Remove the lower third of my esophagus and top of my stomach and then stretch my stomach to connect to esophagus. About a week in hospital another week before I can drink liquids, then gradually back to real food. It will be nice to get real food; my wife and daughter have been cooking some great looking and smelling stuff lately.and I haven't eaten in 4 months. And the TV ads really make me hungry.

I think the devil really picked the ultimate torture for me. I spent 30 years working to protect our natural resources so everyone could have abundant food, clean water. Then I had 7 years to practice what I practice what I preached in my garden, as well as bringing home some great venison and fish. This was supposed to be my 50th consecutive deer hunting season but isn't looking like I will be able to do it. I liked eating too well, but with my farm raised wife and college culinary trained daughter, I had plenty of food to keep me rolly polly. Now I can't eat, have a feeding tube but still lost 70 pounds. And now my hair is falling out fast; my 2 brothers have been bald for years, but I was the only one who wasn't. But I plan to beat this cancer, maintain or even decrease my weigh a little more and get back to the garden next spring.

For someone with cancer, the best gifts are words of encouragement and prayers. I am blessed to have survived covid in the middle of treatment and then got caught in the car when the 140 mph winds hit Cedar Rapids. Either one could have killed me, but I believe God heard all the prayers and has a good result planned for me,

8/23/2020 3:15:53 PM


Hoping for the best Iowegian. Try to stay positive.

8/23/2020 3:29:08 PM


Trump University

Iowegian: I truly wish you the best of luck relative to your problem with esophageal cancer. You are going to one of the premier places in the world for your surgery. They have tons of experience from which you will benefit. I feel you will be back in the garden next year. Your hair will grow back and you will be eating again before long and you will gain your weight back. You have been through a lot and have more yet to come but hopefully you will do well. so far, so good. Hang in there. Your support group is with you. Too bad you had to go through all of this. You will come out at the end being a changed person for sure. Probably not a Democrat though. I, for one, wish you well. Marv

8/23/2020 3:30:08 PM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Marv, I really don't want to gain that weight back. I was way too fat. I am down to where I was in 1979, getting ready for my first hunting trip in the Colorado mountains. I do want to gain back some of the muscle mass I lost but have some fat left over to trade in.

I do need to get in great shape for my wife. She needs 2 new knees. She deserves payment for all she has been doing for me. Her orthopedist wanted her to lose a bunch of weight, and she has dropped close to 60#. She did it the right way, increased exercise and decreased eating. And she had about a 6 month head start on me. I know how tough a single knee replacement can be. I hope she has it as easy as my 91 year old Mother. She had her second knee done in July, and after 3 weeks they told her no need for physical therapy. Just do her exercises.

Thank you again to everyone for the support. I am convinced it really helps.

8/23/2020 6:59:11 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

Iowegian I admire how tough you are and how brave. Keep fighting.

8/24/2020 7:48:03 AM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Nothing tough or brave about it. Either I get all the treatments needed (my oncologist showed me and my wife how she is following Mayo Clinic guidelines) or I blow off the treatments and die painfully.

I heard the stories about my Grandmother. She found a lump in a breast and didn't say anything until it was too late. The only pain pill they had was morphine, she was taking enough to kill a person and she eventually became resistant. My Dad got his draft notice (Korean War) and tried to get a 6 month deferment so he could help take care of her, and his draft board refused. He was the only one to help Grandpa who was in his mid 60's and didn't drive or own a car. Ended up she passed just after Dad completed basic training and Dad got emergency leave for the funeral.

I have more rough treatments ahead, but there is no reason to fear it or get all worked up over it.The alternative is so much worse. I have a whole bunch of people praying for me. Whatever God has planned for me will happen. And my wife is not ready to be a widow before she even turns 60. So I just do what I have to do and trust that God and my doctors will take care of me.

8/24/2020 7:53:26 PM

Andy H

Brooklyn Corner, Nova Scotia

Strong points porkchop. So if I get this right, no one should respond to the opinions of Iowegian. Fair enough, I again think your heart is in the right place. Try this on, some of us are going through struggles that will never be posted on this site. And BTW, he posts more than most on this board, do a simple site search. I truly wish him the best and that he makes a full recovery. I can disagree with a man’s opinions without despising the man. You called me out so I’m calling you out. Post or don’t post on this board. Expect to be challenged when you do. I know Iowegian gets this.
All the best Iowegian.

8/24/2020 9:53:21 PM

Andy H

Brooklyn Corner, Nova Scotia

Oh, it’s awesome that Iowegian contributed to the next two posts, I’m glad that he’s still able to still contribute, seriously. I’ll try to be respectful but remember others recently posted that we keep this real so what am I to do.

8/24/2020 10:50:39 PM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Thank, you Andy.

I like good discussions, logical arguments. The way I was raised, we had lots of family discussions on a variety of topics. Quite often at the dinner table. The only rules were don't try to talk over someone. Every one gets their chance to speak their mind. And keep your arguments logical. No personal attacks.Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. If you want to change someone's opinion, do it with logic. If name calling starts, you are sent away from the table, whether or not you had eaten anything yet. If things looked like they could get heated Dad just declared the discussion over. It was a great way to share information and learn without getting mad at someone.

And believe it or not, I have learned things from you, Roger, Frank, Scott, Marv and the others. At least when name calling and insults are left out. It is good to get different opinions from all over the country and north of the border too.

8/24/2020 10:55:49 PM

Andy H

Brooklyn Corner, Nova Scotia

Thanks Iowegian that means a lot. We can agree/ disagree on certain subjects, but in the end we are all on the same page, literally.
All the best

8/24/2020 11:13:02 PM

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