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HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 #6632943
10/04/19 10:04 PM
10/04/19 10:04 PM
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Wasilla AK
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After having to shut down the line early last season because of bladder cancer, the past 8 months have been rough and a roller coaster. Had surgery X2 in March followed by radiation treatments. Then in April they found that it had spread to my right eye muscles, my 9th rib, my hip, and 2 of my lymp nodes. Went to the Mayo clinic in MN for a biopsy on the eye, they are the ones that found the cancer. Came home and did more radiation, this time on the eye and a lymp node.
Was feeling pretty defeated until they put my on this stuff called Keytunda, it is suppose to be a cancer killer. I won't find out what it is doing ie killing the cancer, stopping it from growing, or nothing until after my 4th round later this month. But...........My eye is opened up, I can see, and I have been getting out doing the things I love. At this rate I should be good for another season.
Did a bunch of moose hunting, not the way I prefer, sitting and waiting vs the stalk. Having only 1 eye kinda kicked me plus having to figure out how to shoot left handed. Saw a lot of sub legal bulls and only had one that I seriously questioned but didn't pull the trigger. It was awesome to be out there.
Spent the past few days out in the woods chasing beaver with Recondo. We hit a new area, not a bunch of sign like we normally see but we connected with a few. Always been a castor guy but tried something different this time. I used Bengay, along with spearmint mixed with glycerin. Worked pretty good and had quite the sweet smell.
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We ended up with 13. Couldn't beat the sights and the good company around the camp fire though smile
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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6632951
10/04/19 10:13 PM
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Dang, you've had a rough go.
Good to see you back posting.


swampgas chili and schmidt beer makes for a deadly combo

You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6633205
10/05/19 09:38 AM
10/05/19 09:38 AM
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AK
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Atleast it didnt snow.. Let me know how that Dunn shaves those peltsoff those carcasses

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6633237
10/05/19 10:12 AM
10/05/19 10:12 AM
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juneau, alaska
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"Made it two years not being censored"
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You are one tough hombre. You left out the fact you also found the time and energy to build wolf snares for me!
My prayers are with you!!!


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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6633330
10/05/19 01:38 PM
10/05/19 01:38 PM
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Wasilla AK
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bucksnbears it has been rough, but I have good people from this forum that helped keep me motivated smile AKTRPR, helped pull my line, Wolverine Hunter got me out on the water chasing halibut, and AKHowler who is an inspiration in overcoming this obstacle and calls just to check in.
Then there is Crucible6, that dude took me into town for treatment, got me out dip netting, and hooked me up for moose season and chasing beaver.
All people I connected with here on Tman over the years.
And I got to mention the wife, my greatest champion through all of this smile

AV, I hope you connect!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6633691
10/05/19 09:40 PM
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Montana
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Very good , way to get'um.


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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6633746
10/05/19 11:22 PM
10/05/19 11:22 PM
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Lewistown , Mt
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HFT congratulations on the cancer free news that's always a work in progress I hope for continuing health and happiness JR is a good guy to use as a roll model on how to survive cancer and cancer treatments chemo and radiation aren't always fun without a good support system behind you.


Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6633765
10/06/19 01:31 AM
10/06/19 01:31 AM
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Interior Alaska
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Hey man, good to see you getting out and about! Keep up the good fight, you got this!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6634587
10/07/19 08:03 AM
10/07/19 08:03 AM
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Eielson Farm Road. Alaska
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HFT.
Iím glad to hear youíre getting out and about. I have an uncle dealing with a different form but still no fun. Looking forward to hearing your beating it and updates on your trapping success this winter.

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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6634683
10/07/19 10:27 AM
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AK
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Praying for you, hope you'll have a good season.


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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6635442
10/08/19 12:48 PM
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Idaho
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Hang in there John. Itís good to see you back at it!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6635793
10/08/19 11:31 PM
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Southeast Alaska
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Keep it going John!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6636363
10/09/19 08:37 PM
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Fairbanks AK
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Fairbanks AK
Pulling for you HFT, hope you have a good season!


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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6641993
10/17/19 12:56 PM
10/17/19 12:56 PM
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Alaska
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HFT, Thanks for agreeing to teach the cat and canine section at the trappers school in Birchwood this coming weekend, some lucky students are going to get some great info!


you can vote your way into socialism, but you will have to shoot your way out.
Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6642160
10/17/19 05:46 PM
10/17/19 05:46 PM
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Wasilla AK
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Looking forward to it smile

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6643401
10/19/19 12:12 PM
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herkimer cty.new york
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congrats on so far beating the cancer
I had bladder cancer in 07
had surgery to remove bladder, prostate and associated lymph nodes, then a secton of small intestines to replace bladder,all pipe worked hooked back up, 12 years clean....
keep the good fight, god bless


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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6644176
10/20/19 01:09 PM
10/20/19 01:09 PM
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Wasilla AK
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Had a blast yesterday at the ATA South Central Chapter trapping school! Got to share my passion for chasing fox, yotes, and lynx. Loved seeing all those young people and the future generation of trappers!

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Thanks for all the kind words guys. Had my 4th round of Kutunda last Wednesday, got a PET scan scheduled week after next to see where I stand. In the mean time, gear is all ready, just gotta pull out the wheeler and the sleds and start going over them. Looks like it is going to be one of those years where the start is with no snow.............. frown

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6644261
10/20/19 03:18 PM
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All the best to you hft.Hope you have a great year and full recovery.

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6644590
10/20/19 11:13 PM
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Thanks again John I heard you gave and excellent presentation!


you can vote your way into socialism, but you will have to shoot your way out.
Re: HFT_AK Journal 2019-20 [Re: HFT AK] #6649672
10/26/19 04:21 PM
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Anchorage, Alaska
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HFT you have had some serious speed bumps thrown your way. I hope this new treatment does the trick and you are able to continue enjoying the finer things in life!

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