O/T: Fuck Cancer

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Blackwhite » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:52 am

Yep. Nivo and Pembro have transformed the landscape in metastatic melanoma and for other types too.

More is coming.
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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Blackwhite » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:11 am

Be strong, Vinnie.

Fuck cancer.
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby kennyb41 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:24 am

We'll never ever know (well we might given time) what cure the amazing human body would've found for itself in it's battle against cancer and all disease sent to attack it.

Stupid fckers that we are interferring.
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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Eddies Boots » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:17 am

Decided not to pollute the 100 years thread with mixed topics...
Loved the video clips of the reunion. Good to see so many looking just the same (with grey or no hair obvs).
The shirt is very disappointing.
Saddened by the fact that Leeds have been my team for more than half of their existence, and now feeling old today.
I don't normally - tho this last 18 months dealing with cancer has certainly aged me physically. I have had all sorts of issues with this process, and while i feel the effects physically, it has made my mental outlook more upbeat, more determined to get on with my life. I am now 1 year cancer-free, and plenty of years left. :D
So can we please just get back to the prem where we belong. :thumbl:

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Blackwhite » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:02 pm

Congrats on the anniversaries. Many more to you.
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Andymac-47 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:46 pm

Seconded!
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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Ponte » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:17 pm

:salute:
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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Phil LUFC » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:02 pm

Phil LUFC wrote:Just had an update from Mum:
"Hi, just to let you know I have the result of my latest scan. There is progression of my liver mets again, so more chemotherapy. I have decided to try the oral chemo Capecitebine, hopefully it will be less debilitating than I chemo and I shouldn't lose my hair."

Fuck.

So that treatment worked until the last month or 2, now switching to Eribulin.

On the plus side, it's 5 years this month since my first post on this thread when we were given the news she was at stage 4 and terminal. That's 5 years with a generally pretty good quality of life although it has taking its toll recently. Fingers crossed the new treatment sees some improvement and continues to work as long as the previous one.

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Devi » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:18 pm

Fingers and everything else crossed for you and yours pal
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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Blackwhite » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:35 pm

All the best to your mum mate.
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Yeboah » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:37 pm

Phil LUFC wrote:
Phil LUFC wrote:Just had an update from Mum:
"Hi, just to let you know I have the result of my latest scan. There is progression of my liver mets again, so more chemotherapy. I have decided to try the oral chemo Capecitebine, hopefully it will be less debilitating than I chemo and I shouldn't lose my hair."

Fuck.

So that treatment worked until the last month or 2, now switching to Eribulin.

On the plus side, it's 5 years this month since my first post on this thread when we were given the news she was at stage 4 and terminal. That's 5 years with a generally pretty good quality of life although it has taking its toll recently. Fingers crossed the new treatment sees some improvement and continues to work as long as the previous one.


Wife about to lose one of her senior engineers to brain tumour.

What a shitty disease.

All the best Phil, hope it works out.

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Ponte » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:39 pm

Phil LUFC wrote:
Phil LUFC wrote:Just had an update from Mum:
"Hi, just to let you know I have the result of my latest scan. There is progression of my liver mets again, so more chemotherapy. I have decided to try the oral chemo Capecitebine, hopefully it will be less debilitating than I chemo and I shouldn't lose my hair."

Fuck.

So that treatment worked until the last month or 2, now switching to Eribulin.

On the plus side, it's 5 years this month since my first post on this thread when we were given the news she was at stage 4 and terminal. That's 5 years with a generally pretty good quality of life although it has taking its toll recently. Fingers crossed the new treatment sees some improvement and continues to work as long as the previous one.

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Phil LUFC » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:07 pm

Yeboah wrote:
Phil LUFC wrote:
Phil LUFC wrote:Just had an update from Mum:
"Hi, just to let you know I have the result of my latest scan. There is progression of my liver mets again, so more chemotherapy. I have decided to try the oral chemo Capecitebine, hopefully it will be less debilitating than I chemo and I shouldn't lose my hair."

Fuck.

So that treatment worked until the last month or 2, now switching to Eribulin.

On the plus side, it's 5 years this month since my first post on this thread when we were given the news she was at stage 4 and terminal. That's 5 years with a generally pretty good quality of life although it has taking its toll recently. Fingers crossed the new treatment sees some improvement and continues to work as long as the previous one.


Wife about to lose one of her senior engineers to brain tumour.

What a shitty disease.

All the best Phil, hope it works out.

Cheers.

Unfortunately there's no way it can "work out" in the long run but the last 5 years have to be taken as a bonus, we're beyond expectations. To tell you the truth I've not really had any reason to process it as such, outwardly we see what Mum wants us to see although she's been more negative about things in the last 2-3 months so starting to worry that we will soon have to confront it. I know we've been lucky.

There's a level of survivors guilt here on my part (by proxy). A good work friend lost her Dad early this year and he'd only been diagnosed this time last year. On top of that, Dad lost his best friend of 40+ years last month after a similarly quick deterioration - in that case we're talking good family friends who rallied round and supported my parents when Mum was diagnosed and now she's still here and he's not - when I last saw him 6 months ago I'd have said he was in the best health of a group of 8 who've known each other since their uni days. I have no clue if Mum sees it from that angle at all but I didn't know what to say to his daughters at the funeral, both about my age, I'd not seen either for about 20 years.

Life is just shit sometimes. All the best to your wife, fucking horrible disease.

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Eddies Boots » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:21 am

Hope the new drugs work out for your mum, Phil.

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:14 am

My dad died horribly, nine months in hospital with a slow physical and mental deterioration ‘til the point where it was all tubes and he didn’t know who anyone was.

My mum died quickly and unexpectedly, from a life of reasonable health and at a fair age (mid 80s).

In terms of the immediate impact I’d say my mum’s death was a lot more traumatic to cope with, but I guess in hindsight you end up thinking it’s all about quality of life for as long as possible, then once the quality is gone, for it to be over with as quickly as possible.

I have a bunch of regrets about the stuff mum didn’t get to see, and the things I didn’t ask her about, but I’m happier that she didn’t suffer or deteriorate.

Incidentally, the way I remember the date of my mum’s death is as the evening Ramon Nunez scored twice in the League Cup. That’s what being a Leeds fan does to you.
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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby dirty leeds » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:35 am

eric olthwaite wrote:Incidentally, the way I remember the date of my mum’s death is as the evening Ramon Nunez scored twice in the League Cup. That’s what being a Leeds fan does to you.


I can always remember the date my dad died, in a car crash: Dec 14, 1989.
Can never remember my mum's D.O.D. though - not even the year.
Was much closer to mum. Probably denying it ever happened.

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Ponte » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:35 pm

dirty leeds wrote:
eric olthwaite wrote:Incidentally, the way I remember the date of my mum’s death is as the evening Ramon Nunez scored twice in the League Cup. That’s what being a Leeds fan does to you.


I can always remember the date my dad died, in a car crash: Dec 14, 1989.
Can never remember my mum's D.O.D. though - not even the year.
Was much closer to mum. Probably denying it ever happened.

My dad died two years ago...11th September of all dates.
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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Yeboah » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:33 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:My dad died horribly, nine months in hospital with a slow physical and mental deterioration ‘til the point where it was all tubes and he didn’t know who anyone was.

My mum died quickly and unexpectedly, from a life of reasonable health and at a fair age (mid 80s).

In terms of the immediate impact I’d say my mum’s death was a lot more traumatic to cope with, but I guess in hindsight you end up thinking it’s all about quality of life for as long as possible, then once the quality is gone, for it to be over with as quickly as possible.

I have a bunch of regrets about the stuff mum didn’t get to see, and the things I didn’t ask her about, but I’m happier that she didn’t suffer or deteriorate.

Incidentally, the way I remember the date of my mum’s death is as the evening Ramon Nunez scored twice in the League Cup. That’s what being a Leeds fan does to you.


Doncaster away....... Mental

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby Yeboah » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:39 pm

Phil LUFC wrote:Life is just shit sometimes. All the best to your wife, fucking horrible disease.



Lost him about an hour ago.

Relief but still awful. Luckily she went to see him on Thursday afternoon.

Hope your mum keeps fighting the good fight. Good luck

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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Postby jackos » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:30 pm

Phil LUFC wrote:.

Life is just shit sometimes. All the best to your wife, fucking horrible disease.


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