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arlin report thought of the day: hard to come up with a single thought


So Tuesday I see my Urologist to discuss my treatment plan. Plan of attack as I would call it against this prostate cancer thing. Waiting, is the hard part. Don’t really want to talk about me. Many, many, many people are dealt a lot more difficult a hand than I have. I don’t really know how to react right now, except I think about my grandchildren a lot. Watching my 4 month year old granddaughter last night was good therapy. She had me in total smile mode. I hadn’t seen her smile and giggle as much as she did last night. She is beautiful as are my other seven grandchildren. My advice to my grandsons, “Eat lots of tomatoes!”

Went to the driving range today, hit bucket of balls. The hooks were just slight draws, no fades. No pressure, who cares where the ball goes, just relax and hit the hell out of it. Then went fishing. Caught 3 Bass, two pretty small and 1 just under size. I released them, go grow up, I’ll be back. That is a promise.

Hope you all had a great Friday!

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arlin report thought of the day: many thoughts, many questions on prostate cancer


Have known I have a high PSA count for about a year now. I had a prostate biopsy done last week, and yesterday got the call from my Urologist. Yep, I have prostate cancer. The next step is a bone scan tomorrow. Then, my significant other and I will meet with the Doc to discuss treatment (of course much will still be determined from the scan).

I was looking around in Bass Pro Shop when I received the call, had a rod and reel in my hand, then became disinterested after the call. Went home, to gather my thoughts, really just became PISSED! Still pissed! Angry pissed! I have no problem going to the bath room, that symptom is not present. So, currently I am really just dealing with the anger management part. Why am I angry? I’ve always been pretty healthy. I just completed my 12 week recovery from open heart surgery, where I had my Aortic Valve replaced and aneurysm repaired. This condition was genetic, I was born with a bi-cuspid aortic valve, rather than a tri-cuspid valve. That’s taken care of! i was back to playing golf! NOW THIS FREAKING CANCER CRAP!

I know other people suffer and deal with much more than I am. That doesn’t escape me. I am grateful, thankful there are options. My thought for today is not a single thought. Much is going through my head. I will deal with this and get it taken care of. It just ticks me off, we have to spend time getting evaluated and fixed; like time is being robbed from us. Maintenance, like I’m an automobile or machine.

I will keep on ticking. Thanks for letting me sound off! Now I’m going fishing.

ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT OF THE DAY: 2018 WEATHER?


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Okay, anytime now!

 

On the calendar, it’s Spring.   However, old Mother Nature hasn’t woke from her Winter slumber.   Currently (April 8) it is 35 degrees in Missouri, with a forecast of a high of 42%.  Not exactly Spring temps!

The golf course and fishing lakes and rivers are lurking in my patience!  Maybe next week?

 

FISHING IN THE HEAT: ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT OF THE DAY


Brothers and Sisters it is HOT!   For the last few days we have had triple digit heat here in Missouri (St. Charles MO).    I wanted to go fishing this morning before it got too hot…but couldn’t get up early enough as I stayed up to 2:00 am watching repeats of the Jason Bourne movies; one after the other in order!

Yesterday it got up to 104 degrees.  It’s supposed to get up to 105 today, then cool down to 96 for a high tomorrow (Sunday).   Maybe I hit the river early tomorrow while its only in the 80s until about 11:00 am   The fish will be deep, trying to stay cool!

St. Charles (St. Louis) heat with high humidity.   Been bringing in the Husky (Sky) and she is grateful!

Stay cool and have a great weekend.   Gotta go do some research on whats biting on what bait/lures in this heat.   Bass?

GRANDPARENTS AND GRAND-KIDS


Taking two of my oldest grandsons fishing this morning.   Its something we can do together and I can still keep up.   It’s important to spend time with your grandchildren, family.   I wish when I was younger, I had spent more time with mine, and ask the right questions, lots of questions.   As an example, I was speaking with my great-grandfather, from my father’s side, when I was a teenager.   He lived on a farm in Illinois.   He told me about the time Jesse James and the James’ Gang were passing through, returning to Missouri from Minnesota.  He spoke about hiding his horses when they heard the gang would be coming close by.   He talked about how tense it was, until they knew they had passed.

Grand-kids can learn a lot from their grandparents, but you have to spend time together.  All will benefit.  I wish I had lived closer to my grandparents and spent more time with them.   I did go fishing with my grandpa.   Just passing on the family tradition.

FISH SIGHTING


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Maybe the fishing is about to turn for the better.   Saw some bass today near the banks in shallow water, pre-spawning period.  Trouble was, I was playing golf, not fishing.   While walking along the cart path near the edge of a couple of the courses lakes, I spotted a few bass for the first time this spring.   Just yesterday nothing, not even a minnow.

MISSOURI FISHERMEN…..any luck?


 

Since the end of February, I have been out fishing six times.    Today and the last couple of times out, the weather has been perfect.   I wish the fishing were as good as the weather.   The last Missouri fishing report was only fair for the lakes and slow on the rivers, Cat & bass both!

I had a few bites yesterday on nightcrawlers (those poor pathetic Canadian crawlers) and a couple today.  Just nibblers it seems.    I’ve been bank fishing, so most of the fish must still be pretty deep.   Not much activity around the banks, not seeing minnows or anything.   Seems like the water temps are warm enough it should be getting better.   It maybe, but seems really slow.   I had better success as kid, when I just threw a nightcrawler to the bottom without a bobber.

Any Missourians having better luck?