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Source: (consider it) Thread: Cancer SUCKS
Martin60
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The ultimate Mafia sanction is buckwheats. Termination with eXtreme PrejuDice. Unfortunately I've survived.

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Doc Tor
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Pfft. God bless you, Martin, and all who sail in you.

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Martin60
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That bastard Ahab's got it coming. I know where he berths the Pequod now, Leicester General.

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So the last time I posted on here was because cancer had taken a 4 year old boy at school. Now it's taken one of the longest serving teachers as well. When they went back to school after the Easter holidays she seemed fine: then she collapsed from what was thought to be a stroke but which turned out to be a terminal brain tumour. She was given up to 3 months, but didn't even last one of them.

I suppose tears in the playground are inevitable in school life: but they should never have to be shed for something like this.

[Mad] for the cancer
[Votive] for her family, friends, colleagues and pupils.

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Oh Stejjie [Votive]

[ 14. June 2017, 08:32: Message edited by: Doone ]

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Oh, crap. That sucks.

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I took my eight-year old to a specialist's appointment a couple of days ago. An appointment I had to push our GP to request, and which we waited six months to get. I expected five minutes and a polite brush-off. What we got was three-quarters of an hour of examination and note-taking, consulting with colleagues, the ordering of many tests, and at some point the phrase 'possibly a tumour' was uttered. I am not thinking too straight right now.

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Dear God please no.

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oh, anoesis, you must be so worried. You are in my prayers.
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Hugs and prayers for you, anoesis. Many prayers.

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[Votive]

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[Votive] for the youngster,
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Lots of prayer for you and your son [Votive]
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[Votive]
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[Votive]

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(so good, I wanted to see it after my posts and not only after those of shipmate JBohn from whom I stole it)

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Thankfully pneumonia got my Dad on June 6th before the cancer could.

He'd have been 87 today.

[Tear]

If your youngster has half the fight in him that Dad had even at his age, anoesis, he'll do just fine. Sending you Dad's share of my thoughts, now he no longer needs them I'm damned if I'm wasting them.

AG

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anoesis
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Thanks, guys. Though I do have a son, this is actually my daughter we're talking about here. Perspective is returning, with the passage of days. Nothing more to report, at the moment. It is good to have some support, I am keeping mum in RL until after tests as I see no point in stressing out extra people unnecessarily.

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Sandemaniac
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Balls, sorry, I even checked to see if you'd mentioned gender, and still got it wrong...

AG

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a, so sorry and God be with you and your daughter and whole family [Votive]

[ 21. June 2017, 10:31: Message edited by: Doone ]

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Oh shit ...

My wife has it but she's in her 50s. 8 years old. No, please, no.

I hope they can do something anoesis. I really do.

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Good for you on pushing for the appointment anoesis. Even if you're not telling many people in your life, I hope you tell enough so you can have support.

Huia

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Martin60
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anoesis [Votive]

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prayers for Anoesis, her little 8 year-old girl, Gamaliel's 50-something wife, Martin, everyone who has it and everyone who's worried about it.
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[Votive] [Votive] [Votive]
For all.

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Adding my prayers to all the others, anoesis. [Votive]

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Checking my e-mail this afternoon I found a message from an old and very lovely friend telling me that he was given a terminal diagnosis of bowel cancer last week and he is already in a hospice. He said that he and his partner of the last 40 years are going to enter into a Civil Partnership in the next few days.

I am a bit devastated.

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WW [Votive]
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[Frown] [Tear] and holding you in Light, dear friend.
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[Votive]

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All so sudden! What a sad shock for them and WW.
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[Votive]

I just enjoyed a ScanFest, a regular part of my life these days. The brain MRI was unchanged - the tumor they zapped last year remains shrunken, without any new friends, which is good - but the bone scan revealed that the cancer that metastasized from my breast has moved into another bit of my spine. It won't change my treatment; we may do more radiation.

It's all very tedious, but I'm still here.

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I'm so sorry. But glad to see you here.

Since I'm on this damned thread, my sister is finishing up (we hope) her second round of chemo for the ovarian, and has been put on one of the 15K$ drugs to boot. The good news is she has apparently reconciled with my brother, so I won't have to listen quite so much (I hope) to my mother telling me how awful it is that she can't have them both for Thanksgiving, and did I know K probably will be dead by next year anyway. Which is AFAIK not true, but every time she says such a thing it just sort of destroys me. And she wonders why I don't call so often...

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quote:
Originally posted by Rossweisse:
I'm still here.

You'll never be gone from these annals, Ross. You are legend.
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Rossweisse

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Oh, dear...

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Well, yes. It's like that, too.
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WW [Votive]

Ross - dammit. But you are one tough cookie. [Votive]

LC's sis and all who post or pray here [Votive]

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Rossweisse

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I'm ornery, anyway.

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quote:
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I'm ornery, anyway.

Nah!

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Ornery is good. Cancer is gutless and hides from ornery.

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Oh, ornery. Sorry, I thought you said something else.

Carry on.

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hello again (my last post was in 2014. Need to get here a bit more often). Cancer is still sucking for me, had surgery start of this year for excision of a sarcoma secondary from my left lung. Kind of amazed that i'm still here, and worse still, still perfectly capable of showing up to work as normal every day, LOL.

What sucks currently is the list of 3 people I've been praying for with pancreatic cancer (one of the worst ones to get - proof that there is always someone worse off than yourself) - has recently increased to 4 people when a friend of a friend, 40-something father of two, was recently diagnosed. Prayers for coping, comfort, wellness, and knowing the solace of God's presence are all I can do, given that these 4 people are all too geographically distant for practical help. I dunno, it's all so depressing...
:-(

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quote:
Originally posted by Rossweisse:
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It's all very tedious, but I'm still here.

You know, I had assumed you weren't. And I was sad about that. You're one of those people that have crossed my life only tangentially, and made a bigger impact than might have been expected, for all that. However tedious it is, I'm glad you're still here.

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Storage jars [Votive] for you and the other four
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Rossweisse

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Thank you, anoesis. I'm glad to be here.

Tomorrow I'll see the radiation oncologist and learn whether the docs want to zap the new cancer spot or not.

And a friend/neighbor's mother has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. That's more lives turned upside down - but with pancreatic, it probably won't be for long, dammit.

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Dammit indeed! [Tear] [Votive]
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On Friday there was a gathering of friends and family to remember the good life of one of my brothers (a non-believer like most of my family!)a kind and caring man, who died at the beginning of July after living for nine years with treatments and remissions. Still doing a bit of DIY a couple of months earlier. He is much missed.

I saw the Oncologist at the end of July and after three months on Letrozole, she says to continue with it as the breast lump seems to have become ... and I think she used the word 'squishy'!! ...which shows that the pills are doing what they should. I thought that would probably be the case, and thought the next appointment would be three months, so when she said six months I thought that was quite promising.

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Susan--

I'm sorry about your brother, and glad your own meds are working well.

Take care.

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Patdys
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Reading and praying with just a bit of cursing cancer for all.
We are all poorer for its malicious influence.

Damn it to Hell.

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Golden Key - Thank you for your words.

Patdys - I agree with you.

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I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

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So sorry about your brother, SusanDoris, but very happy to hear your own hopeful news.
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