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Source: (consider it) Thread: Cancer SUCKS
Lamb Chopped
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I didn't even know steroid psychosis was a Thing. I'm finding out, and we're only halfway through chemo. [Mad]

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Uncle Pete

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Bill collapsed, into a delirium, last Thursday. The doctors think that he may have viral encephalitis. Test results will be available next Thursday. In the meantime, he is surviving, still in a delirium, recognising no one. His children have been flying in.

I am shocked and angry [Mad] Please pray for Bill.

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My ex-colleague A was in remission. She went to the docs a few weeks back as she wasn't feeling well. Found out yesterday via a friend who still works in that department that the cancer is back and the prognosis is terminal. [Mad] [Votive] [Waterworks]

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Buried another one today. Fuckit.

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Rossweisse

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I'm in a cancer support group (most of us are Stage 3 or 4), and most of the others seem to be in a really bad way lately. One woman isn't even 30 years old yet, and she's on her third round of chemo. Dammit.

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Lost another acquaintance to fecking cancer this weekend. She put up a brave fight, but lost. [Frown]

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Good friend from church - N - turns up at my office yesterday. He's in a right state because he's just had to go to a hospital to say a final goodbye to a young man he's watched grow up and helped with school work and known since ever. The young man is 35, has bowel cancer and has days to live. This sucks.

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M-i-l died Friday. One of the most wonderful women I've had the privilege to meet. Bowel cancer diagnosed 3 years ago this month. Fuck cancer.
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Rossweisse

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Oh, Jenn, I'm sorry. [Mad] [Votive]

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Two many people with diagnoses lately [Frown]

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Rossweisse

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The understatedly brilliant St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan has been diagnosed with liver cancer, which is never remotely good. Kyrie eleison.

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Lamb Chopped
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NOT coping with the cancer situations in my family. Why the fuck can't I do anything to help?

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Rossweisse

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Well, LC, you live far away, for starters. (I pray for your family every day, if that's not too unHellish a statement.)

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Lamb Chopped
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Thank you, God bless you! and I've not forgotten the other thing...

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At the risk of further unHellishness, I want to refer everyone to this post of mine some while back. I can take no credit for the words, they're not mine but it's what I have to offer.

Cancer is so cruel but, but...

AFZ

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Got my final chemo next Monday. Then scheduled for radio after that. Would like to feel sometime that my body is mine again. My experience has been something of a roller coaster

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Firenze

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Ah, chemo. Isn't wonderful drugs can effectively combat cancer - while giving you constipation and incontinence, rashes, vertigo, crawl into a ditch tiredness, the shakes and very possibly a few other diseases.

Fire with fire sometimes.

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Firenze wrote

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Ah, chemo. Isn't wonderful drugs can effectively combat cancer - while giving you constipation and incontinence, rashes, vertigo, crawl into a ditch tiredness, the shakes and very possibly a few other diseases.

Fire with fire sometimes.

So resonates, having not felt ill at all before diagnosis (breast cancer picked up on a screening mammogram) to then have to be made ill to get better is a bit bizarre. I'm sure there is space for theological reflection there some of which I have done on my blog, but weird nevertheless

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quote:
Originally posted by earrings:
/QUOTE]So resonates, having not felt ill at all before diagnosis (breast cancer picked up on a screening mammogram) to then have to be made ill to get better is a bit bizarre. I'm sure there is space for theological reflection there some of which I have done on my blog, but weird nevertheless

Exactly my experience with a different cancer. Then they throw in lymphoedema and chemo brain as booby prizes.

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Miss M, my granddaughter, developed diabetes, pancreatitis and a form of osteoarthritis from some of her leukaemia chemo. She was nine then. The joint pain still hangs around but the diabetes and pancreatitis went when the chemo drugs were changed months down the track. We were told it was better to have the aggressive chemo and deal with the side effects than to go easy on the ALL.

She is much better now in all ways but they were very nasty side effects to deal with.

[ 24. October 2015, 22:21: Message edited by: Lothlorien ]

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Stercus tauri chemobrain is such a thing. I have a lovely compression sleeve to combat lymphoedema. Joy and rapture. But last chemo tomorrow

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quote:
Originally posted by earrings:
So resonates, having not felt ill at all before diagnosis (breast cancer picked up on a screening mammogram) to then have to be made ill to get better is a bit bizarre. ...

I almost skipped to the chair for my first encounter with the Red Devil (adriamycin), and then had to be helped out of it. It's scary stuff, but it worked for me. I don't think I'd go through it again, though.

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...chemobrain is such a thing. I have a lovely compression sleeve to combat lymphoedema. Joy and rapture. But last chemo tomorrow
Amen, amen, ahhhh-men!

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no prophet's flag is set so...

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Neighbour and friend told me he's palliative today. A gentle and kind man. Lung cancer is such a scary thing due to not being able to breathe. Selfishly I wonder if I should avoid making any more friends. Putting that away, organized 3 of us neighbour families to be available whenever for whatever. What else can we do?

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quote:
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Stercus tauri chemobrain is such a thing. I have a lovely compression sleeve to combat lymphoedema. Joy and rapture. But last chemo tomorrow

Hope it went well and you soon feel like celebrating! Next thing is to buy the shirt!

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Uncle Pete

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So many of you are worrying about being unhellish on this thread, whose first incarnation was during my time of Hellhosting. Being a cancer survivor, myself, I quite understood that the only place for a cancer thread was in Hell (which is too nice a place for it). I had no problem with votives and general support here, and I am sure that the current Hell Hosts feel the same way. But FUCK CANCER and support those who have it.
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quote:
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But FUCK CANCER and support those who have it.

Darn right there. My daughter's close friend has just had it diagnosed as returned after the "late" [Confused] removal of a malignant mole ---like in several major organs.

You know we're talking about people who follow heath advice,(staying off fags etc.), we're talking about folks just turned 30yrs for Christ's sake. And yes, I know young children, even babies get it as well.

Cancer does earn itself a ticket to Hell, simply for just the way it stalks.

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First a dear friend (my husband was his best man) goes down with Lymphoma and then just as he emerges from his stem cell treatment his lovely wife is diagnosed with breast cancer.
They have two boys under ten and are respite foster carers to many other children.
It just stinks, it really just stinks

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And fuck the cancer that led to my stepfather having a very painful treatment which we have just discovered gave him a silent heart attack. Did I mention he has to have this treatment several times over the next year or two?

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Total head-fuck. Just as we are celebrating the fact that Dad is still in remission and will be in remission over Christmas - yay! - the doctor suggests running tests to check for a different cancer. Just to be thorough, you understand, probably nothing there....
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And my husband has been diagnosed with a brain tumour which, they warn us, could very well be high grade. The operation to remove what they can is booked and we expect the results of the tissue analysis by Christmas Eve. God help us all.

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Lamb Chopped
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I'm so sorry, that's awful.

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quote:
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And my husband has been diagnosed with a brain tumour which, they warn us, could very well be high grade. The operation to remove what they can is booked and we expect the results of the tissue analysis by Christmas Eve. God help us all.

[Votive] [Votive] [Votive]

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Firenze

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That is hard. Very hard.

But my experience suggests that the initial diagnosis always assumes the worst case.

I find you just have to try and live in this day, this moment.

((((((((((❤️))))))))))

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Thank you all. We are talking to each other and are surrounded by love and offers of help, but I need to howl and swear and I am glad of this place to do it. I am very bad at living in the moment and some virtual crockery throwing might bring me back to it.

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quote:
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Thank you all. We are talking to each other and are surrounded by love and offers of help, but I need to howl and swear and I am glad of this place to do it. I am very bad at living in the moment and some virtual crockery throwing might bring me back to it.

Throw what you like where you like. This is very hell and you are in it.

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Firenze

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Hell, yes. One of my greatest supports was/is a friend at whose house I could go into one room and sob wildly, then come out and drink my way through her wine rack.

Do whatever it takes to get you through.

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quote:
Originally posted by Landlubber:
...some virtual crockery throwing might bring me back to it.

You might also try some real crockery throwing. Go to a thrift store, buy some cheap plates and start heaving.

Moo

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Stercus Tauri
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Landlubber:
...some virtual crockery throwing might bring me back to it.

You might also try some real crockery throwing. Go to a thrift store, buy some cheap plates and start heaving.

Moo

In the store? That would be very satisfying, especially while wearing a 'I have chemo brain' T shirt. They wouldn't dare arrest you.

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Landlubber
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[Devil] Well, there's an idea. I did think I'd need a very good friend indeed to let me smash plates in their garden, even if I provided the wine afterwards!

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Rossweisse

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quote:
Originally posted by Firenze:
...my experience suggests that the initial diagnosis always assumes the worst case....

...which it often is. But not always!

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Firenze:
...my experience suggests that the initial diagnosis always assumes the worst case....

...which it often is. But not always!
We have been told the plan is "hope for the best, treat for the worst". I have no quarrel with the treatment part of that, but hoping for the best is tough when we started out with a much more optimistic diagnosis that suddenly got revised downwards. (I know why and understand why but that doesn't remove the pain.)

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Rossweisse

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I understand. It's a horrible thing, and, as far as I can tell, defies predictability. Prayers ascending.

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Approaching the end of treatment two more radiotherapies then tablets. It's been a hell of a year. Roll on 2016

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quote:
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[Devil] Well, there's an idea. I did think I'd need a very good friend indeed to let me smash plates in their garden, even if I provided the wine afterwards!

If you lived near me you'd be welcome to smash as many plates in my backyard as you wanted (as long as you didn't throw them at a passing cat).

Words aren't enough to express some emotions.

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Thank you Huia, I'll be on the 'plane shortly! We are back home but Mr Ll has minor brain tissue damage, causing a speech loss. He'll get treatment and I'm ready and willing to care for him in any way he needs, but we'd not seen this one coming (underestimated the risk) so I'm feeling stressed and panicky. It'll pass. We both had a good day yesterday, today just happens to be worse.

earrings, here's to 2016. Hang in there through those two radiotherapy treatments.

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That is the tough one: the realisation that a bad thing happening is no innoculation against other bad things.

Accept the moment. This is what it is now. I can do whatever has to be done. One step in front of another.

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The outlook doesn't look good for my daughter's friend,(Bridesmaid at her wedding). Like I said above, she's 30yrs non-smoker, went to doctor's with a suspicious looking mole, they messed around for way too long, next thing you know it's freakin terminal.
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Words aren't enough to express some emotions.

Couldn't agree more.

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Landlubber
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6 weeks of chemo and radiotherapy together followed by 6 months of chemo alone for Mr Ll.

Before he descends into that pit, I'd just like to thank all of you for whom this is, or has been, your daily reality for standing with me here through the waiting.

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Celtic Knotweed
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One all-user email round work late on Tuesday to say that A had died. Another yesterday with the date/time of memorial service and a request for no flowers, just donations to the hospice she was in or a charity she always supported.

She wasn't even 40 [Waterworks] [Mad]

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Firenze

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Even pits have a geography: some bits are not as bad as others. The skill of the doctor lies in balancing the fallout from the toxicity of the drugs with a tolerable day to day life.

Look for the easings: accommodate the tough bits. Do what you can with what each moment brings.

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