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  • THFourteen 6 Mar 2013 16:24:31 34,470 posts
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    We are thinking of you mate.
  • SBfistfun 6 Mar 2013 16:28:53 125 posts
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    All the best for you and the family.
  • Frogofdoom 6 Mar 2013 16:30:22 1,083 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 10,537 posts
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    Thank you all. I'm a wreck right now. Pure terror.
  • elstoof 6 Mar 2013 16:31:25 8,312 posts
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    Try and stay positive, it's so easy to talk it up in your head to be worse than it is. I hope everything goes well and I'm looking forward to your all clear update in the future mate. All the best.
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 16:34:06 10,537 posts
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    I need to talk to someone. I'm loosing it.
  • Nth 6 Mar 2013 16:44:58 3,126 posts
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    My neighbour found out he had stomach cancer this time last year. Apparently he'd had it 3 years but didn't know. Anyway, they took away 70% of his stomach and some of his intestine and to be honest we didn't think he'd see last christmas.

    Spoke to him last week, he is cancer free and going back to work next month. Amazing.
  • Psychotext 6 Mar 2013 16:49:26 55,032 posts
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    It all sounds about as positive as it could possibly be PG. It's terrifying, but they know what it is and they know how to treat it to a very high degree of success. That's what you need to focus on.

    The next months will be tough, but you'll be there for each other.
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 16:56:38 10,537 posts
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    I can't settle. I'm a wreck. Shaking. Don't know what to do. So scared she will die.
  • Deleted user 6 March 2013 16:59:57
    Sounds like you need to be with some friends or family. Possibly with a drink in your hand. Again, you are effectively in shock right now. This will pass.
  • psychokitten Moderator 6 Mar 2013 17:05:15 7,794 posts
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    I'll be thinking of you, Vichy, I can't imagine how you're feeling with the shock of it. Easier said than done, and probably sounds a bit of a cliche, but stay positive!
    /hugs
  • elstoof 6 Mar 2013 17:08:01 8,312 posts
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    Maybe give the Samaritans a call, might help get it out with actual words if no friends or family are about.
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 17:11:24 10,537 posts
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    @kalel I hope so because I have 2 kids who need me to show a strong face and I'm struggling. I wish I could just wake up from this nightmare.

    Effectively, I am Hudson from Aliens right now.

    /do what? WE'RE FUCKED!
  • Rusty_M 6 Mar 2013 17:47:42 4,929 posts
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    Sorry to hear that, PG, but at least you've been given a fairly good prognosis. Hope it turns out OK. I also really hope you manage to settle yourself.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.
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  • Bremenacht 6 Mar 2013 17:58:56 19,663 posts
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    Oh man. At least the prognosis is good.

    She'll need all the support she can get though, so you'll need to accept it as best you can and start planning stuff. Don't worry - you'll do it. :)

    You've got a thread full of support too!
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 18:20:28 10,537 posts
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    I'm just lost. No one to talk to.
  • Dougs 6 Mar 2013 18:24:28 69,508 posts
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    Sorry to hear that pg. Be strong, think positively and post in here whenever it helps. Above all, talk to each other.

    Edit: just read back. Get some friends and family around you stat! And then crack open a beer or two.

    Edited by Dougs at 18:26:23 06-03-2013
  • Nth 6 Mar 2013 19:01:57 3,126 posts
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    Progguitarist wrote:
    I'm just lost. No one to talk to.

    Phone the Samaritans now and just talk. Or cry. Just do something. Phone them, it's what they're for.
  • Tryhard 6 Mar 2013 20:07:59 4,290 posts
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    Well my Dad had his cancer op today(after it was delayed a week) to remove what they could from his bladder.They will let him know in a few weeks what is what.

    My Mum is a rock,she had a triple heart bypass 10 years ago.And facing this so well.My sister not so, who suffered a heart attack on New Years eve.

    Bad news comes in waves doesn't it.Good luck to all through these difficult times.
  • psychokitten Moderator 6 Mar 2013 20:11:18 7,794 posts
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    @Progguitarist Are you still in Ireland?
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 20:19:52 10,537 posts
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    Yes.
  • captbirdseye 6 Mar 2013 20:24:35 5,465 posts
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    Samaritans are awesome and maybe some other support groups through work which are just as helpful. However, you can't beat a beer and friends. Hang in there buddy.
  • JonFE 6 Mar 2013 21:08:20 1,457 posts
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    @Tryhard
    All the best to you and your family.

    @Prog
    I imagine there are a lot feelings/thoughts/fears etc. that need to sink in before you're in any position to cope with the situation, but you've got to pull yourself together man. You will need to put on your brightest smile for your children, even if your heart and soul say otherwise; if you fall apart, who will take care of them?
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 21:24:44 10,537 posts
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    I'm trying. I'm trying so hard.
  • Nth 6 Mar 2013 21:36:44 3,126 posts
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    Did you call anyone? I don't want to be pushy but having recently had some counselling myself I can't emphasise how helpful it is enough...
  • drhcnip 6 Mar 2013 21:37:09 2,651 posts
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    thinking of you, buddy

    mrs hcnip, who deals in therapy and counselling for this sort of thang has recommended the macmillan support line/website as well as the samaritans mentioned already

    macmillan number: 08088080000

    Edited by drhcnip at 21:37:30 06-03-2013
  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 22:00:57 10,537 posts
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    My mom and sister called over to see us earlier. I didn't want to tell my mom as she's 75 and has her own health issues. I thought it would scare her but she was very positive. My sister is so strong and reassuring. She's seen people recover.

    That's what I need right now. Positive stories. I have to find a way to get my mind out of darkness.
  • Scurrminator 6 Mar 2013 23:04:44 8,466 posts
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    And there are lots of them mate. My mum has recently had the all clear from breast cancer. A tough time for sure but she's through.
    What the doctor said sounds really positive. Cry. Scream. Talk to whoever you need to and then face it together with your wife. Lots of hugs and love will help!
    Big hugs to you and your family

    You dare to strike Scurrcules!?

  • Progguitarist 6 Mar 2013 23:50:24 10,537 posts
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    Is the treatment really horrible?
  • Dirtbox 7 Mar 2013 01:30:35 79,203 posts
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    Depends what the treatment is, some types of chemo are worse than others, but not all cause hair loss and feeling like shit, although the radiology will likely have her lose her hair.

    You know I'm sure she'll be fine, they've caught it early, it's not aggressive and it's highly treatable. Of course it's natural to assume the worst in every situation, especially when the C word is involved, but there are so many success stories that we don't hear about.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 08:04:23 07-03-2013

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