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Source: (consider it) Thread: Cancer SUCKS
Huia
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YaY Twilight [Yipee]

Such good news.

Martin, I've had breast, cervical and uterine cancer scares. At no time could anyone have accused me of having a stiff upper lip, and although I'm a bit embarrassed about that I would probably react in the same way again.

I am just thankful for remaining relatively healthy and having had loving friends who have supported me through those times, and the compassionate medical staff I encountered.

Huia

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My friend Debbie is being torn apart watching cancer tear her father's last days or weeks apart. Metastases everywhere.

Please God may the end come soon.

And fuck you so very much, cancer.

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Currently mostly furious, and occasionally foolish. Normal service may resume eventually. Or it may not. And remember children, "feiern ist wichtig".

Foolish, potentially deranged witterings

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no prophet's flag is set so...

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Thanks for the posts. Lost lots to this. Thinking of them. In no particular order. 1988 best friend. 2011 best friend. 1996 uncle. 1968 grandmother. 2007 mother in law.

Daughter has flown home for a bit. We spent some time in the cemetery which holds many of them. I weirdly like cemeteries. They are comforting.

I should hear something by end of next week. Not going to church. Too much noise there. Better is contemplative quiet. Pandemonium is the capital city of Hell in Paradise Lost. I didn't understand until just now.

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We must learn to live in harmony with nature. If we don't cease believing we can master and dominate it, life on Earth may be crippled or destroyed.
(formerly known more succinctly as "no prophet"), either way not be taken seriously. \_(ツ)_/

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ThunderBunk

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No Prophet......., prayers continuing during your vigil.

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Currently mostly furious, and occasionally foolish. Normal service may resume eventually. Or it may not. And remember children, "feiern ist wichtig".

Foolish, potentially deranged witterings

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Patdys
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Yep.

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Doc Tor
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quote:
Originally posted by Patdys:
Yep.

Why is that stick man humping Cancer?

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Fuck you, cancer, for taking the life of a four-year old boy at the school I'm a governor at. For making a family go through all that apin and grief and see someone they must have so many hopes and dreams for taken from them in such a cruel manner - just fuck you.
[Mad] [Votive]

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Ma Mad Cat has a tumour in her right lung. This after a mastectomy 8 years ago (apparently unrelated).

The radiotherapy left her with little appetite, labarynthitis and generally debilitated. The chemo started a month ago, and seemed manageable until last week: it's knackered her blood, and as a result she's had shingles on top of the labarynth-shite-is.

I've decided the tumour will be called the Donald, and that it will fuck the fuck off by being destroyed by mad fucking chemicals.

Yes, that's how this is going to work. Fuck you, the Donald. Fuck you very much.

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no prophet's flag is set so...

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So they don't know what it is. Default: gastritis. Risk for further abnormalities. Just watch it.

So it is B.S. Like the prostate and bowel B.S. I've had scares for before. The stomach one comes closer to home as this clearly runs in the family tree.

So I have a softer version of:
quote:
Originally posted by Twilight:
They "saw something?" See, that makes me mad. They told you they saw something but they wont tell you exactly what for awhile. They should have just pretended total ignorance until the results come back. Jeeze.

Which dear Twilight I found nicely insightful and helpful. They saw something, on examination it's a little weird, and they want to keep looking at it. Medical porn voyeurs they are! Next time they tell me nothing but clear liquids before "The Procedure" I shall ask if beer and gin are included.

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We must learn to live in harmony with nature. If we don't cease believing we can master and dominate it, life on Earth may be crippled or destroyed.
(formerly known more succinctly as "no prophet"), either way not be taken seriously. \_(ツ)_/

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Martin60
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I am in FINE company. The finest.

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Love wins

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Doc Tor
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You are, it's true.

While my dad actually died of pancreatic cancer, he could have died of DVT (twice in his last 20 years), pulmonary embolism (once, 15 years before he died), prostate cancer ('watched' for the last 15 years) or a torn aortic valve (barely hanging on for the last 20 years), or falling off a cliff (10 years before: a well-placed tree saved him).

We've all got to go of something, mate. I was coming back from Parkrun on Saturday morning - a nice healthy activity - and was almost run over on a Zebra crossing. That would have been ironic.

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Martin60
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Thanks Doc.

Mad Cat. Are you Pa?

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Mad Cat
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No, I'm offspring.

Pa is doing his best to pretend everything's okay. My job is to allow everyone to acknowledge that everything, or, scratch that, lots of things, are shite and in no way okay. I'm working the Job look, and sitting on the ashes cackling.

Aha. Behold the shiteness.

[ 24. November 2016, 18:48: Message edited by: Mad Cat ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Martin60:
Ken is the act to follow for me. A bloody hard one.

I don't want you to follow it Martin. I know that is me being selfish.

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Martin60
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quote:
Originally posted by Mad Cat:
No, I'm offspring.

Pa is doing his best to pretend everything's okay. My job is to allow everyone to acknowledge that everything, or, scratch that, lots of things, are shite and in no way okay. I'm working the Job look, and sitting on the ashes cackling.

Aha. Behold the shiteness.

You're 'just' being a good son. Who do you have? Apart from us in the dark? My trouble is I behold my own.

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Martin60
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quote:
Originally posted by rolyn:
quote:
Originally posted by Martin60:
Ken is the act to follow for me. A bloody hard one.

I don't want you to follow it Martin. I know that is me being selfish.
That is embarrassingly nice.

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Patdys
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[Tear]

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Patdys
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Funeral is over.
Mum died with grace and peace.
We have mourned her and honoured her.
And it was good.

And on behalf of our friends, our family and I,
screw you cancer.
You failed.
You did not destroy mum.
She died, but with integrity, poise and love.
And it is good.

My prayers for our shippies.

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Prayers for you and your family, Patdys, and may your mum rest in peace.

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Martin60
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Patdys

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quote:
Originally posted by Patdys:
She died, but with integrity, poise and love.


That's such a blessing, both for her and for you and your last memories.

[Tear]

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Huia
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quote:
Originally posted by Patdys:
You did not destroy mum.
She died, but with integrity, poise and love.
And it is good.

What an amazing woman.

[Votive] for the family and friends she left behind.

Huia

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Some optimistic theologian once suggested that for every pain there will come an equal and opposite blessing. If there is a blessing on its way to counter chemo-induced anxiety and brain fog, it is far over-effing-due.

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Found out at the weekend that, just when we thought he was out of the woods after pneumonia in December, my 86-year old father has an untreatable tumour on his oesophagus. The timing just seems to make it feel all the more sickening. I know he's got to go of something sometime, but...

AG

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Hello darkness my old friend ...

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quote:
Originally posted by Martin60:
Hello darkness my old friend ...

Not over [Votive]

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There are sometimes some little nuggets in the darkness. Like "don't buy any green bananas" said by Earl who loved bananas to his wife who didn't eat bananas. And no, Earl wasn't alive long enough after that to eat them if she'd bought them green. She died this week. I have tell my father who knew them both for 65 years (he's 90). Who I took to have more bits of him carved off and sent for pathology. Is it squamous or melanoma. Which I took rather seriously, until he mentioned that Melanoma was trumpy's wife, and we both laughed and laughed and settled that trumpy was bleeding bowel cancer. (probably you had to be there...)

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Martin60:
Hello darkness my old friend ...

Not over [Votive]
Thanks Jamat [Smile]

I'd love to splurge all, but I don't want to piss anybody off or worse depress them [Smile] I've probably done both right there!

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quote:
Originally posted by Martin60:
Hello darkness my old friend ...

Probably said this before somewhere, but I try to convince myself and anyone else who'll listen that this thing is an adventure; not a journey. We didn't ask for it, we didn't plan it and we sure as hell didn't buy the ticket. We don't know where it's going or how it will end. That's more adventure than journey by my reckoning. So we curse, we pray and we hang on. I find the cursing particularly helpful; clears the mind ready for the praying. [Votive]

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

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quote:
Originally posted by Doc Tor:


We've all got to go of something, mate. I was coming back from Parkrun on Saturday morning - a nice healthy activity - and was almost run over on a Zebra crossing. That would have been ironic.

After my colon cancer worries were all gone, I went to the dentist for a routine root canal and, just as he was finishing up I had an allergic reaction known as an angioedema. My lips swelled to the size of lemons, the pressure turned my nose straight up, and the whole area from nose to under the chin turned a solid, matt black. My dentist told me to go home and apply ice then return three hours later to finish the root canal. Only after I returned, much worse, did he send me to the hospital where they all flew around, giving me shots and saying they never saw anything quite like it. They said my blood pressure was well over 200 and that people die from this if the swelling reaches their throat. I should never have been home alone for those 3 hours.

Anyway, after staying in hiding for a month I'm fairly normal now, but for a bit there, I looked like I was turning into a Rottweiler.

We just don't ever know what's around the corner. I know it made me go right off my diet.

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Prayers for Martin

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Martin60
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quote:
Originally posted by Stercus Tauri:
quote:
Originally posted by Martin60:
Hello darkness my old friend ...

Probably said this before somewhere, but I try to convince myself and anyone else who'll listen that this thing is an adventure; not a journey. We didn't ask for it, we didn't plan it and we sure as hell didn't buy the ticket. We don't know where it's going or how it will end. That's more adventure than journey by my reckoning. So we curse, we pray and we hang on. I find the cursing particularly helpful; clears the mind ready for the praying. [Votive]
It was worth repeating ST. Thanks.

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Twilight, thank you. You've been through the wars!

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