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Message 2085155 - Posted: 28 Sep 2021, 13:27:51 UTC

This is somewhat difficult to talk about, but could I ask for some thoughts, please. I am about to start on a sequence of Chemo- and radiotherapy to ensure that I have no remaining C cells after surgery to remove a small, early detected Cancer.

I am not looking forward to this treatment, as the side effects do sound not very nice. I am trying to focus on the end result rather than the journey itself for my own peace of mind.



Sorry if I have taken this thread into not nice territory, please remove it if the Admins feel this is inappropriate. I will understand.
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Message 2085162 - Posted: 28 Sep 2021, 13:49:09 UTC - in response to Message 2085155.  
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Are there others you can talk to who have already come through the same journey?

Is there any advice you can follow to prepare and to be as fit and as ready as possible so that you can feel for yourself that you're well prepared?


And in any case: Good luck!

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Message 2085163 - Posted: 28 Sep 2021, 13:49:26 UTC - in response to Message 2085155.  

As the person who started the thread, I am totally ok with your post Graham. I don't speak for the Moderators or Admins but from my heart to yours I appreciate your fear and admire your resolve to focus on healing. I wish you well and a swift recovery.
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Message 2085165 - Posted: 28 Sep 2021, 15:02:19 UTC - in response to Message 2085163.  

+1 Carlos

@ Graham Middleton: Good luck guy, I hope you get rid of all of the C cells.
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Message 2085166 - Posted: 28 Sep 2021, 17:38:14 UTC - in response to Message 2085163.  

As has been said not a nice subject.
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It is one that needs to be looked at as I'm sure there are those reading this thread have walked similar paths. As an individual and as a moderator I hope any discussion is polite and helpful and that any posts that do not reflect this will be removed.
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Message 2085209 - Posted: 29 Sep 2021, 6:45:09 UTC

Good luck Graham. I know the treatment may feel worse than death. But try to persevere and get well again. We don’t want to count you as crossed over before your time has come.
I know on a different subject things are still not good. My supervisor and friend at work has to deal with many things. He and his mother have been battling the dreaded COVID problem. Even vaccinated they both got it. He has been able to return to work. His vulnerable mother lost her fight. I haven’t seen him yet to know how he is taking her loss. I hope it is not to bad.

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Message 2085225 - Posted: 29 Sep 2021, 15:26:29 UTC - in response to Message 2085155.  

Graham,

Wishing you Godspeed and a full recovery.
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Message 2085235 - Posted: 29 Sep 2021, 20:49:34 UTC

Wishing you the best of luck Graham.

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Message 2085268 - Posted: 30 Sep 2021, 8:34:56 UTC

God bless, Graham. The best of luck, and skill to your doctors in treating this disease.


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Message 2085354 - Posted: 1 Oct 2021, 13:05:39 UTC

Thank you all for your wishes.

I have my wife, who is obviously concerned, but who is helping m stay grounded at the same time as I am supporting her, which gives me someone else to concentrate on.

I have several very good friends who are keeping me laughing, and who are happy to listen to my daft attempts at humour, as well as keeping me sane, both of which they have been doing for many years. they are a lot more important now.

If people don't mind I may well keep a sort of diary on here once I start the treatment, but I think I'll start a new thread for it. This way people can take it or leave it as they wish.
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Message 2085359 - Posted: 1 Oct 2021, 13:48:51 UTC - in response to Message 2085354.  

Thank you all for your wishes.

I have my wife, who is obviously concerned, but who is helping m stay grounded at the same time as I am supporting her, which gives me someone else to concentrate on.

I have several very good friends who are keeping me laughing, and who are happy to listen to my daft attempts at humour, as well as keeping me sane, both of which they have been doing for many years. they are a lot more important now.

If people don't mind I may well keep a sort of diary on here once I start the treatment, but I think I'll start a new thread for it. This way people can take it or leave it as they wish.


Great Idea Graham,
I am glad to hear you are keeping your spirits up. Sometimes it takes a village to accomplish your goals. Glad you have one of family and friends.
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Message 2085699 - Posted: 7 Oct 2021, 1:44:23 UTC

Hi All,
For those that are interested:-

Update 1
I now know the start date for my treatment, it is the 18th of October.
I will be having IV Chemo to start with, followed by tablets to take at home. The Radiotherapy will start at the same time.

I am going for the radiotherapy planning at 11:00 on 7th Oct, and Chemo planning on the 11th Oct. \I should have more info about how long and dosages after these meetings.

I do wish this wasn't necessary, but I need to get this over with now, and stay positive to support me and my wife.

I'll try to answer any questions, and update how I'm feeling etc as things progress as a sort of pressure relief valve.

Please ignore and pass on to the next post if you're not interested.
Happy Crunching,

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Message 2085712 - Posted: 7 Oct 2021, 5:18:03 UTC - in response to Message 2085699.  

I wish you the best!!
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Message 2085713 - Posted: 7 Oct 2021, 5:18:23 UTC

I hope you both the best of luck. ;-)

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Message 2085733 - Posted: 7 Oct 2021, 11:19:20 UTC

God bless, Graham. May you be healed of this affliction in due time.


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Message 2085735 - Posted: 7 Oct 2021, 12:23:11 UTC

Best wishes and good luck Graham.


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Message 2085736 - Posted: 7 Oct 2021, 12:27:42 UTC

Wishing you a swift recovery. Take care and focus on what serves you best.
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Message 2085753 - Posted: 7 Oct 2021, 17:31:19 UTC

Good luck for a smooth run to a good outcome!

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Message 2085829 - Posted: 8 Oct 2021, 22:31:48 UTC

Graham.............
I wish you all success in your treatments.
I shall offer some prayer in support.
You have always been a kind and gracious gentleman.

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Message 2086056 - Posted: 11 Oct 2021, 22:06:22 UTC

Wishing you success with all your treatments and a speedy return to health.

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