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Source: (consider it) Thread: Cancer SUCKS
Gee D
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Prayers for all cancer sufferers, especially Rossweisse; and for our dear friend D, in her last days.

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Patdys
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Fuck cancer. Fuck dealing with others pain. Fuck work.
And fuck having to help organise a wake for a friends mum.
Fuck it. No one gets out alive. But it doesn't have to be so damn messy.

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I haven't even played for the funeral of my very best friend yet - that's Friday - and another good friend has been diagnosed as terminally ill.

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Fuck you for taking away a 15 year old boy's dad this week.

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quote:
Originally posted by FooloftheShip:
Cancer seems to be about to claim my mum's best friend. Fuck it. A lovely woman who will be missed by many.

Fuck it a thousandfold. All over again.

5 weeks later and the end is imminent. FUCK IT.

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ThunderBunk

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quote:
Originally posted by FooloftheShip:
quote:
Originally posted by FooloftheShip:
Cancer seems to be about to claim my mum's best friend. Fuck it. A lovely woman who will be missed by many.

Fuck it a thousandfold. All over again.

5 weeks later and the end is imminent. FUCK IT.
It won. Everyone who knew her has lost so much.

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Cancer was such a deteriorating disease. I mean many people died and suffered. When you are being diagnose with such illness you will just end up waiting for your time to say goodbye to your love ones. [Frown] so sad

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Kelly Alves

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Shit. Sorry to hear that. [Frown]

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cancer sucks sucks sucks sucks FUCKING SUCKS

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My apologies for what follows; it will be extremely un-Hellish. I lost my mum to cancer when I was 17. The truth that cancer often takes so much from people before it takes their life is evident in so many posts on this thread.

However this thread has made me a little angry as it is time we talked about what cancer can't do. The following is a poem I came across many years ago, I know nothing of the author, except that he had cancer himself.

Fuck you, cancer. You are a complete bastard.

quote:
Cancer is so Limited

Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple love
It cannot corrode faith
It cannot eat away peace
It cannot destroy confidence
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot shut our memories
It cannot silence courage
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot reduce Eternal Life
It cannot quench the Spirit
It cannot lessen the power of the Resurrection

Rob Muncy

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Kelly Alves

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Actually, that's amazingly timely, AFZ. [Overused]

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quote:
Cancer is so Limited
Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple love
It cannot corrode faith
It cannot eat away peace
It cannot destroy confidence
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot shut our memories
It cannot silence courage
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot reduce Eternal Life
It cannot quench the Spirit
It cannot lessen the power of the Resurrection

Rob Muncy

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Perfect - thank you!

One of the hardest phrases to enunciate in the whole language must be "I've got cancer". Fortunately, cancer has always been something that other people get, and I can deal with that.

Until last Wednesday, that is. Then I had to learn to say "I've got cancer" before the tears stopped me. I can do it now. I can also say, "I've got cancer, but it hasn't got me!" I'm not sure who's going to win this one, but it will be a hell of a ride before it's over. A lot of stuff that was just words has come into sharp focus, and I've already dumped a lot of baggage. I've learned that to be held in the prayers of others is to be comforted in a unique way that helps to comprehend God's closeness. That's all I need and ask for from my friends. And to hell with cancer!

One of my friends earnestly encouraged me to read as much as I could about it. I gave up after about 30 seconds, not wishing to throw up on the keyboard. Googling "cancer jokes" turned out to be far more helpful.

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You are added to the long prayer list of friends and family who have been targeted by cancer. May God be with you. [Votive]

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Uncle Pete

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I've had cancer. I survived 11-12 years ago.

God be with you always. Go to the prayer thread too, and don't be afraid to ask there too. The prayer-warriors are indeed just that.

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Stercus Tauri
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Thanks, everyone. Hang on to your hats - we're off!

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Thay haif said. Quhat say thay, Lat thame say (George Keith, 5th Earl Marischal)

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alienfromzog

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quote:
Originally posted by Stercus Tauri:
One of my friends earnestly encouraged me to read as much as I could about it. I gave up after about 30 seconds, not wishing to throw up on the keyboard. Googling "cancer jokes" turned out to be far more helpful.

I have to admit, there are some very good ones...


quote:

My wife's star sign was Cancer which is somewhat ironic given how she died.


She was eaten by a giant crap.

AFZ

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Anselmina
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quote:
Originally posted by alienfromzog:
My wife's star sign was Cancer which is somewhat ironic given how she died.


She was eaten by a giant crap.

Ehhhhhhm.....? [Big Grin]

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Firenze

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Or possibly a giant crab. Though giant crap is quite possibly funnier.

Anent the reading thing - I would advise against. Check out basic, informative stuff from some sober source such as Macmillan or the NHS, then leave it. Do not feed the imagination the stuff of either unfounded hope nor unfounded despair.

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alienfromzog

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quote:
Originally posted by Firenze:
Or possibly a giant crab. Though giant crap is quite possibly funnier.

Anent the reading thing - I would advise against. Check out basic, informative stuff from some sober source such as Macmillan or the NHS, then leave it. Do not feed the imagination the stuff of either unfounded hope nor unfounded despair.

Oh bollocks.
[Hot and Hormonal]

Buy yeah, Firenze is right, be careful of sources. There is a research that demonstrates how uninformative the print media can be in terms of cancer (I know, I wrote some of it...) but moreover the inaccuracy of the internet is not just a cliche.

AFZ

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Stercus Tauri
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Just heard from a Chinese friend that "crisis" comes out in Chinese as "dangerous opportunity". I like that. The deal with the oncologist is that she can handle the dangerous bit, and I'll grab the opportunity. It's starting to feel a bit like nude bungee jumping over a crocodile swamp (No - I haven't tried that before, either).

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Firenze

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And now you're going to take Iain Banks. You utter bastard.
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Roger Ebert, great movie critic of the Chicago Sun Times, has died due to a recurrence of his thyroid cancer. He was 70. Too fucking young IMO.

[ 04. April 2013, 20:17: Message edited by: Kyzyl ]

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The Midge
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I spent long nights listening to my mum hacking away because of lung secondarys. I have to watch my dad crumpling under the strain of trying to care for her.

Then we have to tip toe round the tumourous elephant in the room because it is not possible to acknowledge that mum is dying.
I fucking hate it. The fear, the pain and the anxiety.

Thanks for the Muncy quote AFZ. It is help me through this.

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Trudy Scrumptious

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Found out about 2 years ago that a college friend, who was a bridesmaid at my wedding, had thyroid cancer, which she had been told was highly treatable. I sent a concerned email wishing her all the best and didn't think much more about it till a year or so passed without hearing from her (we were only in touch about once a year or so anyway). Since she's one of those people who eschew Facebook and other online forms of communication, and used email only under duress, I sent her an actual letter on paper this Christmas asking how she was doing, only to get a lovely handwritten note back saying that unfortunately, her thyroid cancer turned out to be a not-very-treatable kind and after surgery, radiation and chemo had all had no effect, the doctors had declared her terminal, but that she was comfortable and functioning fairly well at the moment (though having lost her voice due to surgery). She said she didn't know how much time she had left -- and didn't want to know.

She wrote me that letter on March 2, and I replied a couple of weeks later. I didn't hear anything back. This morning her husband called to tell me she died on Sunday. She was 50 and leaves behind her husband and a nine-year-old son. I don't know why there's not at least a fucking law that you can't die till your kids are 18. I mean, seriously, God, would that be too much to ask?

She would not have approved of me saying Fuck Cancer. She was a genuinely sweet, warm, generous, lovely person who probably never said Fuck in her life. But on Linda's behalf, Fuck you, Cancer.

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She might not have approved, but I bet she was glad for those who cared for her and understands how you feel.

Similarly frustrated for my wonderful college pastor who is only in her 60s and does such amazing work. Her cancer has come back and is taking so much of her energy. Even if she does beat it--and it is a nasty aggressive kind--it is wasting so much energy that it does not deserve. And if she heard me say it, she'd probably feel the need to be pastoral to me like the dear wonderful woman she is, so yet another reason to say it here: Fuck cancer.

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Its not yet a year since I lost my other half.

We were fed a load of BS about "good years" and "bad years"; about "control" and "quality of life".

We were told 12 years.
More honest medic friend said (to me only) that'll be 8.
We didn't get 3 years: 9 reasonable months and 22 months of ghastliness.

The last 18 months were a living nightmare: keeping the children on an even keel through GCSE results/ AS exams/ university choices and visits/more exam results/A level revision.

The last doctor told me to find a nursing home "for at least another 6 months" on Thursday afternoon: my beloved died less than 36 hours later. [Votive]

Even the funeral had to be fitted around the A level exam schedule.

SUCKS!

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Kelly Alves

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Fuck. [Frown]

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Fuck you Cancer. You stole my friend..

Bastard. Bastard. Bastard.


For Joy [Votive]

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Patdys
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When thread themes collide...

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Iain Banks. [Votive]

Fuck, fuck, fuck.

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quote:
Originally posted by Trudy Scrumptious:
I don't know why there's not at least a fucking law that you can't die till your kids are 18. I mean, seriously, God, would that be too much to ask?

My kids' aunt had pancreatic cancer. She wanted to live until her son graduated from high school.

She died today. He's still got two years to go.

Fuck cancer.

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Uncle Pete

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Resurrecting this thread to rant on behalf of AM, partner of R, who is currently in her second lot of heavy-duty chemo for a brain tumour.

Fuck Cancer!

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I was recently diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. The chemo is doing more harm then good. Since it is a "chronic" form I will be on chemo the rest of my life. Cancer sucks.
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My sister in law died earlier this, aged 50, from breast cancer. She left a son and daughter in their early twenties and a loving husband.
Last week I received a diagnosis of a basaloid squamous cell carcinoma in the right tonsil and a lymph gland.
The only symptoms have been a persistent ear ache and a sore throat. Before they do the radiotherapy I have to have five perfectly good teeth pulled out and a feeding peg inserted into my stomach. I am angry (especially about the teeth) at doctors, god and the whole world. I do smoke and drink but the cancer was caused by HPV, not my lifestyle. I also have to have chemo. I am scared about the treatment and about how poorly I'll feel during it, according to the doctors. I've received conflicting information and prognoses; frustrating to say the least.

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Cancer sucks. I paid a visit today to a woman who has been given six months to live. She is grieving for her son who died, also of cancer, ten years ago. 'The world feels so solid,' she said, 'and then you put your hand through it, and it's all just like tissue paper. Everything just goes, like that.'

Then I came home to a phone call from one of our beloved children whose partner is, again, being wheeled onto the oncology ward. The tumours in her brain are growing again. We have to see if they can be stabilised with spot radio-therapy. Or something like that. The child is being brave and cheerful, but says, 'If the news isn't good, we're going to need a lot of support.'

Cancer SUCKS.

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Fuck you cancer. Fuck to hell and back, and the only reason I'm letting you come back is so you can fucked to hell a second time when you think it's all over.

My housemate's mum died last night. She's fucking beside herself.

[Waterworks]

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[Frown] Preach it.

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For work and friends colliding.

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Rossweisse. [Tear]

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[Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad]

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For Brian, who died in March of liver cancer.

[Votive]

For Ann, who has liver cancer.

[Votive]

For all here.

[Votive] [Votive] [Votive]

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Oh for God's sake.
Fuck it all to hell and back again. The pain, never well enough controlled. The indignity. The lack of control. The not taking a sleeping pill in case you fall over so you're up all night sobbing with said pain. The useless feckin' hospice (hospice, for God's sake!) staff who don't know how to cope with someone who doesn't fit the nice cosy schedule they have for you.
Gah. Just gah.

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Adding my prayers to yours, and requesting one for me, too [pushy new arrival emoticon!].
Have lost loved ones to this monster, also. So, yes, FUCK cancer to hell. May it - and its many varieties (especially the incurable and recurrent types) fuck off to the far side of fuck.

Les Minimes

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'Finde God pleased with thee, and thou hast a hook in the nostrils of every Leviathan.' John Donne, Sermons, 85: 'God's Anger'.

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comet

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Welcome to our little scow on the web, Nissarte. I see you've already dropped by the welcome thread, which is great. Also please read and take to heart the 10 commandments and board guidelines for each place.

if you're indeed a long-time lurker, you'll know the way of things around here. just in case - be cautious posting in Hell! we're a straight-shootin' bunch of lovable dickheads with very little social skills.

And as Firenze said over at that much friendlier place, put your link in your sig! otherwise we'll swat ya for advertising.

welcome aboard, and yes - FUCK CANCER!

comet
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Evil Dragon Lady, Breaker of Men's Constitutions

"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.” -Calvin

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nickel
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I can't know what my friend was thinking a week or so gone, but I'm blaming cancer. Or chemo. Either way fuck cancer, because he was strong before that.
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Stercus Tauri
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If anyone ever recommends Interferon Alpha treatment for melanoma, make sure that you and they fully understand the possible side effects, the risks that come with them, and the importance of close monitoring during the treatment. It would be a serious pissoff to survive the cancer but not the treatment. I was there a few weeks ago.

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Thay haif said. Quhat say thay, Lat thame say (George Keith, 5th Earl Marischal)

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Herrick
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Fuck the side effects of chemotherapy. Fuck the side effects of radiation therapy. Fuck cancer. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK.

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A careless shoestring in whose tie
I see a wild civility

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quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
... She is refusing any more treatment....

The treatment obviously hasn't worked.
May I ask what drugs / procedures she had & for how long?

This video says "medicines", especially anti-biotics may well be the cause of much cancer.

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My mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She is having surgery later this month followed by radiation treatment. Fuck cancer!
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comet

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quote:
Originally posted by NJA:
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
... She is refusing any more treatment....

The treatment obviously hasn't worked.
May I ask what drugs / procedures she had & for how long?

This video says "medicines", especially anti-biotics may well be the cause of much cancer.

fuck you, NJA. You ignorant jackass.

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"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.” -Calvin

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