Cancer Page 29

  • Page

    of 36 First / Last

  • Tryhard 23 Nov 2012 15:23:36 4,133 posts
    Seen 3 hours ago
    Registered 4 years ago
    He is an ex Royal Marine Commando from the 60's,he even went undefeated boxing for them.Had a vice like handshake still in his late 60's.As tough as he still is,it can bring you down to earth so quickly.I think it hits people like this the hardest.They have a feeling of invincibility so the shock is double.

    The funny thing is,I saw this thread popping about the last few days but never opened it.Little did I know then, that suddenly I would be posting in it.

    A wake up call to enjoy every day,and be thankful of good health.
  • AcidSnake 23 Nov 2012 15:44:03 7,285 posts
    Seen 4 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Sorry to hear that... :(

    AcidSnake - He can't see your sig, avatar, images or vids and talks about himself in the third person because he's proper old-skool...UID 24017

  • SuperCoolEskimo 21 Jan 2013 23:45:14 9,932 posts
    Seen 23 minutes ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    This is an interesting read on cancer, mainly breast cancer, and possibly why 1 in 10 women die from it in the Western world and only 1 in 10,000 women in China.
  • FWB 21 Jan 2013 23:55:00 44,838 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    I think I'd wait for more than one woman's "story" before diving into her claims.
  • Tryhard 26 Jan 2013 14:26:15 4,133 posts
    Seen 3 hours ago
    Registered 4 years ago
    So the news was confirmed.My Dad did not phone,I got a text message just now while in Tesco,that he has aggressive cancer of the bladder.

    So I was looking at everyone in the shop like I was some Grim Reaper.My folks live in the West Country while we live in West Sussex.And I have not visited as regularly as I should.They have my sister and her family nearby.

    So there you have it.Not the best place to find out such news.
  • kalel 26 Jan 2013 14:30:17 88,371 posts
    Seen 45 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    Sorry dude :(
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 15:03:56 10,481 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    :(

    My wife was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer today. All the tests last year showed up clear but she had another swelling on her neck recently and biopsies were positive.

    I'm devastated.

    The Dr. told us that it's a highly curable form and that he expects her to make a full recovery.
  • Humperfunk 6 Mar 2013 15:06:29 2,287 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    :( Sorry to hear that dude, hope everything works out ok.

    PSN, XBL & NNID: Wedjwants

  • warlockuk 6 Mar 2013 15:07:59 19,185 posts
    Seen 1 day ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Gah, always feel a lump in my throat every time this thread is bumped. At least they're optimistic about her outlook dude - fingers crossed 'n' all that :/

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • LeoliansBro 6 Mar 2013 15:08:12 44,505 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    God sorry dude.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 15:09:49 10,481 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    He mentioned a 90% cure rate and said it's at an early stage. She will have 6-7 weeks of radiotherapy and a small amount of chemo to help aid the radiotherapy aspect.

    I'm a bad of nerves. I don't know how we will tell our 10 year son.
  • Trane 6 Mar 2013 15:10:14 4,056 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    Chin up man, be strong and positive - she'll beat that shit.
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 15:12:20 10,481 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    I hope so. I just don't know how I would go on.

    I'm just...devastated.
  • kalel 6 Mar 2013 15:15:09 88,371 posts
    Seen 45 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    My brother had this and made a full recovery. It really is one of the most curable ones you can get. More like 98% in the early stages. Stay strong dude, it's going to be ok.
  • Trane 6 Mar 2013 15:16:03 4,056 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    Just like not looking down when on a tight-rope, don't contemplate the worst case - the prognosis is good. It's ridiculously blazé of me to make analogies and just say 'be strong and positive' but really - the best thing you can do is be her rock.
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 15:17:38 10,481 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    @kalel Thanks for that. I needed to hear something positive. How long ago was this? Was the treatment very severe? They said she won't lose her hair or have very many chemo side effects but may have soreness from the radiation.
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 15:19:01 10,481 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    @Trane I wish I could be. I feel so weak and helpless. She's been very strong and positive.
  • Jono62 6 Mar 2013 15:20:11 14,197 posts
    Seen 4 hours ago
    Registered 6 years ago
    :(

    Hope everything goes well.
  • kalel 6 Mar 2013 15:21:22 88,371 posts
    Seen 45 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    Progguitarist wrote:
    @kalel Thanks for that. I needed to hear something positive. How long ago was this? Was the treatment very severe? They said she won't lose her hair or have very many chemo side effects but may have soreness from the radiation.
    This was a very long time ago - about 30 years. I think things are probably very different now to be honest, so I doubt my experience of it will be that relevant, other than to reassure you that he made a full recovery and has had no recurrence since.
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 15:22:47 10,481 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    @kalel Wow, 30 years. I keep thinking she's got months to live :(

    This is just horrible. I don't know what to do.
  • Khanivor 6 Mar 2013 15:23:50 40,938 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    :(
  • Armoured_Bear 6 Mar 2013 15:23:56 11,340 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 3 years ago
    Progguitarist wrote:
    @kalel Thanks for that. I needed to hear something positive. How long ago was this? Was the treatment very severe? They said she won't lose her hair or have very many chemo side effects but may have soreness from the radiation.
    Stay positive mate, it sounds as "good" as it can get cancer-wise, there are lots of "success stories" with cancer as well as all the horrible ones.
    My dad developed throat cancer with a far bleaker prognosis and things looked pretty bad at some stages but it's now been in remission and 15 years have passed.

    XBL : ecosse011172
    PSN : ecosse_011172
    NNID : armoured_bear

  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 15:24:47 10,481 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Holy shit. That's awesome.

    Thanks. All I seem to see are horror stories at the moment.
  • AcidSnake 6 Mar 2013 15:27:58 7,285 posts
    Seen 4 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    @progguitarist:
    Sorry to hear that, hoping for the best!

    AcidSnake - He can't see your sig, avatar, images or vids and talks about himself in the third person because he's proper old-skool...UID 24017

  • kalel 6 Mar 2013 15:29:54 88,371 posts
    Seen 45 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    It's natural to dwell on the worst case, but you'll get through that stage soon enough. Don't beat yourself up about it, but I'd try and just focus on positive things as much as you can, or even just distract yourself altogether.

    You really do have every reason to be positive though. The percentages on this one are really favourable. I suspect flu has a worse survival rate.
  • RedSparrows 6 Mar 2013 15:30:17 23,257 posts
    Seen 3 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    My gf's dad had cancer recently.

    They went in, cut out the bad bit, nuked it, BOOM!

    He's back at work now.

    FUCK YOU CANCER.
  • Vortex808 6 Mar 2013 15:33:01 7,293 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 6 years ago
    Shit PG, hope all goes well.
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 15:34:32 10,481 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    @kalel hehe...that's an interesting way to put it. I panicked when they siad chemotherapy. I assumed it had spread all over the body or something. He assured me that it's just something to help the radiation more effective.

    We're lucky in one sense. We could have been told something hideous.
  • JonFE 6 Mar 2013 15:46:14 1,452 posts
    Seen 4 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    @Progguitarist

    Sorry to hear the news, mate :-( Try to stay strong and positive, though. Considering that the odds seem to be in your wife's favor, there's no need to think of the worst.

    Here's to a full and speedy recovery.
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 15:57:18 10,481 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Thanks dude.
  • Page

    of 36 First / Last

Log in or register to reply