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  • Tryhard 26 Jan 2013 14:26:15 12,019 posts
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    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.
  • Deleted user 26 January 2013 14:30:17
    Sorry dude :(
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 15:03:56 10,780 posts
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    :(

    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 6,890 posts
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    :( Sorry to hear that dude, hope everything works out ok.
  • warlockuk 6 Mar 2013 15:07:59 19,398 posts
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    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 :/
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 15:09:49 10,780 posts
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    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 4,050 posts
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    Chin up man, be strong and positive - she'll beat that shit.
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 15:12:20 10,780 posts
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    I hope so. I just don't know how I would go on.

    I'm just...devastated.
  • Deleted user 6 March 2013 15:15:09
    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 4,050 posts
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    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 10,780 posts
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    @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 10,780 posts
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    @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 18,238 posts
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    :(

    Hope everything goes well.
  • Deleted user 6 March 2013 15:21:22
    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 10,780 posts
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    @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 43,299 posts
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    :(
  • Armoured_Bear 6 Mar 2013 15:23:56 20,366 posts
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    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.
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 15:24:47 10,780 posts
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    Holy shit. That's awesome.

    Thanks. All I seem to see are horror stories at the moment.
  • AcidSnake 6 Mar 2013 15:27:58 7,876 posts
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    @progguitarist:
    Sorry to hear that, hoping for the best!
  • Deleted user 6 March 2013 15:29:54
    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.
  • Deleted user 6 March 2013 15:30:17
    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 11,617 posts
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    Shit PG, hope all goes well.
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 15:34:32 10,780 posts
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    @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 1,749 posts
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    @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 10,780 posts
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    Thanks dude.
  • THFourteen 6 Mar 2013 16:24:31 45,818 posts
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    We are thinking of you mate.
  • SBfistfun 6 Mar 2013 16:28:53 189 posts
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    All the best for you and the family.
  • Frogofdoom 6 Mar 2013 16:30:22 5,969 posts
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    Was going to post about my experiences with cancer but will hold off for now. I will just wish you all the best and i hope it ends well for you and your missus.

    Dont be afraid to use the support that is offered and the very best of luck to you both

    Edited by Frogofdoom at 16:30:47 06-03-2013
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 16:31:00 10,780 posts
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    Thank you all. I'm a wreck right now. Pure terror.
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