O/T: Fuck Cancer

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Devi » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:46 am

Thanks for that Eric. Explains a lot, and a helpful read, given recent mother-in-law based events...
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O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby LSD&2Es » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:12 am

So, news on my Mum not great. Turns out she didn't have the bottle to tell me the extent of what she already knew - I don't blame her at all, must be fucking awful. Even more so to have to call her 97 year old mother and tell her.

Seems it's definitely bowel cancer and pretty advanced by all accounts. She finally has an appointment with the specialist Friday evening, but I'll be on the Ferry to Barcelona then having to drive into France after that, so can't cope with the distraction and worry with an 800 mile drive ahead of us. And in all honesty, I really don't want to hear what's coming - I think I'll lose my shit completely!!

My sister is up in Harrogate with her at the moment (hence how I know the reality) an I'm going to go up as soon as we get back to the UK on Sunday. It's just fucking horrible.....and it's not even happening to me.....

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby the flying pig » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:52 am

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Devi » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:22 am

Like the man said, fortitude fella. Fortitude.

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby eric olthwaite » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:18 am

Has anyone been following Mick McCann's (Leeds author) Sponsored Smoke For Cancer?

This is well worth reading.

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Blackwhite » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:08 am

Sorry indeed to hear that LSD, take it easy on the drive and all the best to all of you. If there's anything I can do to help (unlikely, but hey) just give a shout.


I hope options that suit her are presented. All strength and good luck.
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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby jackos » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:24 am

LSD&2Es wrote:....and it's not even happening to me.....


It's your Mum mate, course it's happening to you. Guess all you can do is try stay strong for her and your family. Life must have been easier when we all lived in the same village as our families, distance is shit at times like this.

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Phil LUFC » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:00 am

Difficult to know what to say really, my Mum's situation is similar but outwardly she's not showing signs of deteriation and they remain happy with the current chemo drugs/schedule. It's terminal but no-one has put any timescales on anything. It's been about 18 months since I found out about it. She obviously gets very low about it, I replied "good news" when told they were sticking with the same treatment for another 3 months only to be told it's not, nothing short of a miracle cure is good news - didn't know how to respond to that.

Hopefully Friday's appointment will help the situation by providing treatment options, chin up mate and start by making the most of your weekend plans. As Jackos says, this is happening to you too but I can identify with the feeling it's not.

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O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Ponte » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:19 am

Thoughts with you, lads. I remember nearly losing my old dear a few years ago, awful time.

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Ponte » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:02 pm

Missus' dad has just had some results. Lung cancer that has spread to his liver, bones and elsewhere. Given a few months at best.
Strange atmosphere here, they don't have a close relationship. He was never around for her or her sister much, divorced from her mother.
She just feels strange about it.
Life's odd at times.
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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Blackwhite » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:23 pm

Tough news.


I identify with the strange atmosphere: been around a couple of folks while they walked their long miles with it all, both of whom were not hugely loved due to their past behaviour. You reap what you sow, truly. For most folks the rough goes with the smooth. For others, there was scant fucking smooth.

Only danger is missing the chance to put things on a good footing before he goes. Maybe she'll need some help with that. Good luck all.
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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Blackwhite » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:25 pm

This thread need some good news. I'll try to summarise some progress in the world of research when I get some time. Keep fighting.
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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Ponte » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:28 pm

Yeah, she's said that cancer doesn't suddenly make him a good person. She's level headed and we've had a chat about how the lack of relationship has been his doing and she shouldn't torture herself over it.
Good thing is that they have been on speaking terms for a while now and whilst not close they are close enough now to minimise regrets.
Supportive and understanding hat is firmly in place on my head.
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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Blackwhite » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:57 pm

Ponte wrote:Yeah, she's said that cancer doesn't suddenly make him a good person. She's level headed and we've had a chat about how the lack of relationship has been his doing and she shouldn't torture herself over it.
Good thing is that they have been on speaking terms for a while now and whilst not close they are close enough now to minimise regrets.
Supportive and understanding hat is firmly in place on my head.

Heads screwed on tight, good show all round :salute:
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O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby ddwhite » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:20 pm

Lost my best mate last year (5 weeks after diagnosis) so decided to do a charity thing.. Swam from south to north end of Coniston water on Saturday 5.25 miles in 3 hours.. Raised £1500 for cancer research uk so well proud.. Keep fighting one and all

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Blackwhite » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:56 pm

Well done mate. Fine work.
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O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby LSD&2Es » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:24 pm

Mum has an Op tomorrow go in, hopefully remove the tumour (or at least enough to relieve the blockage on her bowel) and see what's what in there. Im 250 miles away feeling like a right cunt - due to go to Spain for our 10th anniversary and 4 days of music and drink fuelled carnage on Thursday. Mum has told me not to cancel (she was supposed to be coming down to look after the kids and there are 6 other people coming with us that only know eachother through us) and we're going to go, but I really want to be up there.

Going up as soon as we get back next week, but feeling horribly guilty.

Fingers crossed and all that

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Blackwhite » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:31 pm

Just heard that the partner of the brother-in-law who died recently of lung cancer has just had her breast cancer diagnosis confirmed. For fuck's sake.





Ain't life grand, eh? Jesus, poor woman.
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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby metalsmurf » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:51 pm

:cry:
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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Oheddieeddie » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:00 pm

Blackwhite wrote:Just heard that the partner of the brother-in-law who died recently of lung cancer has just had her breast cancer diagnosis confirmed. For fuck's sake.





Ain't life grand, eh? Jesus, poor woman.


I've read that 3 times and this is probably the wrong thread for me to be a thick twat, but Isn't the partner of the brother in law your sister? :scratch:


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