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  • boo 7 Mar 2013 07:35:02 11,785 posts
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    Hey, Prog!
    Only just seen this. Hang in there, mate. I know it's tough, but your lady will be just as frightened and she'll need you to stay solid. Take strength from all the positive things people are telling you.
    She - and you - will beat this.

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  • Progguitarist 7 Mar 2013 08:33:29 10,441 posts
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    @Dirtbox They told us that she won't lose her hair or be sick. It's just a low dosage of chemo to help aid the radiotherapy. Our doctor also said they he fully expects to cure it and that the kind she has is extremely responsive to radiotherapy.

    There's good news in the bad.

    I feel better today. I read some things I shouldn't have yesterday and that didn't help my fragile state of mind even though every fucking thing I read said "over 90% curability blah blah". Your mind sometimes just likes to wander into the darkness.

    Thank you everyone. This thread has been a great source of comfort for me. I hope you don't mind me posting often. I don't mean to get in the way of others.

    Feel free to PM me. I need people to sound off to and it's easier for me when it's a stranger.
  • Dirtbox 7 Mar 2013 08:38:56 78,209 posts
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    Good stuff, sounds like you're looking at it more clearly now.

    +1 / Like / Tweet this post

  • mcmothercruncher 7 Mar 2013 08:42:17 7,078 posts
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    Sorry to hear about that Prog, you've several things in your favour, as DB said, very treatable and caught early. Hang in there.
  • Rusty_M 7 Mar 2013 17:39:28 4,692 posts
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    Post as often as you need to mate. If it helps you - and your wife in turn - get through this, then do what you need to do.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • tincanrocket 7 Mar 2013 17:59:00 3,006 posts
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    Thoughts are with you, prog. Best wishes to you and all your family.
  • Progguitarist 7 Mar 2013 18:05:58 10,441 posts
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    We got some GREAT news today.

    She had a biopsy on her adenoidal region. Doc is 99% sure this is the source. He told her it's not an aggressive type of cancer and that again, it's highly curable. He said he sees it about once a year and that he's seen patients far further along than she is make full recoveries.

    Everything is in our favour. I feel very positive now. She's coming home shortly after being in for the biopsy. I made some healthy soup.

    /am cry with happy thoughts
  • mcmonkeyplc 7 Mar 2013 18:18:49 39,457 posts
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    Good to hear prog.

    Hope things continue to go well and you guys fuck that cancer right up THE ARSE!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Reacher 7 Mar 2013 18:41:36 833 posts
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    Good news. I hope it'll work out for you.

    My best mate got cancer a few years ago, it was shit. He recovered well though (non-hodgkins lymphoma)
  • Bremenacht 7 Mar 2013 20:25:19 18,275 posts
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    Progguitarist wrote:
    Everything is in our favour. I feel very positive now. She's coming home shortly after being in for the biopsy. I made some healthy soup.

    /am cry with happy thoughts
    Awww that's brill. Have a great weekend now!
  • JonFE 7 Mar 2013 22:38:31 1,448 posts
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    Good to hear you're feeling positive; much, much better to hear the GREAT news.

    FCUTA
  • spamdangled 7 Mar 2013 23:02:25 27,355 posts
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    I get a sinking feeling when this thread gets bumped, but for once that sounds like excellent news.

    Really happy for you PG, and it's great that you're being so positive! My thoughts are with you and your wife.

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  • Progguitarist 8 Mar 2013 00:02:41 10,441 posts
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    Thanks people.

    I'm generally keeping my chin up. Getting on with the daily stuff. Back to work Saturday.
  • Deleted user 8 March 2013 00:22:25
    I hate seeing this thread pop up :(

    All the best Prog, and to your missus too. Just think positive. :) and hang in there!
  • Psychotext 8 Mar 2013 09:33:39 54,209 posts
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    Out of interest (and you don't have to answer, obviously), what is it that made her go to the doctor in the first place? Did she have some sort of pain in her throat / swelling or something?

    I always find what triggers the initial doctors appointment to be interesting (especially for those who catch it early).
  • Progguitarist 8 Mar 2013 11:11:22 10,441 posts
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    Last year she had an infection in the same area. They took needle samples, 2 of which were clear and one raised a question. They weren't sure if it was something nasty or infection related material. They sent her for a pet scan and that was inconclusive. They removed some tissue and it was benign.

    They said they'd monitor her and called her back from CT scan 2 weeks ago. That showed a new swelling. They removed it and it tested positive.

    She had no pain at all. Nothing. The infection was unrelated. So in many ways, having the infection was a godsend.
  • Psychotext 8 Mar 2013 11:14:53 54,209 posts
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    That's quite a fortunate catch. Good stuff (as much as it can be, obviously).
  • Progguitarist 8 Mar 2013 11:25:08 10,441 posts
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    Yeah, it brought attention to it. Even though the scans were mostly clean the Prof was still raising eyebrows. Her adenoids were also concerning them, every time we had an appointment they'd look into her nostrils and have something to say about it.

    She's 99% sure that the problem is up there and so is the Prof. They are testing yesterdays biopsy as we speak. Then we have to wait a few weeks for her the neck wound to heal before treatment begins.

    This worried me and I thought maybe it would spread but the Prof assured that this wasn't the case. He said it's really not aggressive because of how slowly it's taken to show it's face.

    She has no symptoms whatsoever currently. She's out to lunch with a friend. Very positive outlook, she's extremely confident of being cured. Seeing as the doctor used those exact words then that's what we are focusing on. It's very hard to not go to dark places but they obviously know what cell types respond well to treatment and apparently, this is one of the easiest to deal with.
  • Bremenacht 18 Mar 2013 12:35:41 18,275 posts
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    Don't panic!

    Just linking to a lovely, poignant story on the front page.

    Nice also to see that the last post here was good news. Hope you're both doing well, Progguitarist.
  • jonsaan 18 Mar 2013 20:02:44 25,352 posts
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    I have to say that the Race for Life advert that is being aired right now seems to draw heavily on our own FCUTA mantra!

    FCUTA!

  • Bremenacht 18 Mar 2013 20:40:07 18,275 posts
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    :-D

    That did spring to mind!
  • localnotail 18 Mar 2013 22:23:58 23,093 posts
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    Ha, I knew explaining to the organisers what my Race For Life backsign meant was a good idea ;)

    Edited by localnotail at 22:24:55 18-03-2013

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Bremenacht 18 Mar 2013 23:08:02 18,275 posts
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    Ha! Well done!
  • SuperCoolEskimo 18 Mar 2013 23:25:34 9,830 posts
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    @Progguitarist Great to hear your positivity.

    My mum was diagnosed with cancer in December. They operated on it in January and she's making a full recovery :)
  • Progguitarist 20 Mar 2013 09:43:20 10,441 posts
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    I'ma mess today. Minnie is getting the results from her biopsy and I am too sick to be with her. So scared.
  • Zomoniac 20 Mar 2013 09:46:00 7,831 posts
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    /hugs

    Hang tight dude.
  • Dougs 20 Mar 2013 10:01:42 67,741 posts
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    All the best prog.
  • Jono62 20 Mar 2013 10:54:53 14,121 posts
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    Hope it all goes well today Prog.

    Edited by Jono62 at 10:55:24 20-03-2013
  • mcmonkeyplc 20 Mar 2013 10:59:15 39,457 posts
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    Eye of the tiger prog remember you guys are going to fuck that cancer up!

    Good luck.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • dominalien 20 Mar 2013 10:59:35 6,861 posts
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    Hang in there. You will get through this and it'll make you a stronger man.

    That said, it's not something anyone in the world should have to go through. Except maybe the usual fuckers. Those should go though this every day.

    PSN: DonOsito

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