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  • noteeth

    I can’t add anything to what’s already been said – but if nothing else, I hope you can take some comfort from the fact that a large number of mountain bikers who normally argue about everything are united in keeping you in their thoughts.

    Best wishes to you & your family.


    Nothing other than my best wishes to add . A friends husband was in hospital just before xmas in a comma the Dr told her his odds were 1000/1 in the wrong direction. He is now sitting up and on a very unsteady road to recovery . The Dr has now mentioned that at the time he thought he was over optimistic with his odds.

    Premier Icon chipps

    Fingers crossed for you, fella. As wwaswas said “…when it’s someone on stw it somehow becomes personal”
    Massive good vibes heading your way from us lot…


    Not sure what to say except fight on bud. Hope you pull through this and come out the other side ok. My thoughts are with you and your family.


    Keep fighting dude

    Premier Icon keefmac

    all the best matey, keep positive and dont give up

    Premier Icon Fantombiker

    Keep positive. There have been massive advances in cancer therapy in recent years. The NHS can ‘do’ cancer very well. My Dad 80 yrs old survived it with Chemo…

    All the best bud

    Good luck and stay positive, kick cancers arse then take it outside and kick it again

    Been clear for 7years havin kicked skin cancers arse 😈

    Premier Icon kennyp

    Keep positive. Keep fighting. Kind of obvious things to say I guess but they are still true.

    You’ve got zillions of folk on here with you all the way.


    Best wishes. There’s not much more I can say except I hope you beat it.

    Premier Icon bobmac892

    The very best of thoughts, vibes, good wishes be with you.

    Sh!t, ****, D@MN it I hate Cancer… Give it one from me!!!


    What wwaswas said, which also captures my view nicely – all the best mate.


    Mate of mine, 55, looks way older, didn’t take care of himself, smoked and drunk like a fish and diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer last year.

    He got the all clear last month..

    If he can beat it then the odds are in your favour. Good luck fella, kick its arse….


    Premier Icon granny_ring

    Fingers crossed for you OP, keep fighting the bastard.
    All the best to you and your family.

    Premier Icon TrevorB

    Very sorry to read your news, keep strong and good luck



    Can only echo the above. Stay strong and fight that bugger.


    Hi! and erm… WOW!
    Thank-you just does not begin to cover it (and being stuck for words, with tears in ones eyes does not help!)
    A-Ha! Just plucked out a word – humbled, truly humbled just about begins to cover it.
    As many have said, STW comes into it’s own at times like this, your comments, words of support (on here and via text and e-mail!), stories of beating cancer really, really help. A confession – despite (i’m told) outward appearances, i’m not a natural when it comes to positivity, something I had just started working on (counselling) before this all hit. So, saying your words help takes on a stronger meaning for me… Counselling is still in progress thought the remit is a touch broader than it was! Talking about your own mortality, anyone? Not too sure Freud flagged that one in his musings!

    I’ll be sure to check the links and book suggestions and there are many comments I would like to pick up on but, forgive me, got to stop for now – it’s teatime and my shoulder is killing me – to add insult to injury, i’ve a slipped disk in my neck. Whilst the discomfort caused by Tommy the Primary Tumour* and his friends is mostly controlled by the 20+ tablets I take each day there seems to be little they can do for the disk pain so it alone spends a lot of time getting, literally, on my nerves…

    *said i’d stop but I feel there may be the odd sideways look at my naming my tumour!
    he got his name early in this whole saga, came out of the blue. It’s not there to avoid the word ‘cancer’ far from it – it’s based on the mafia saying ‘keep your friends close, your enemies even closer’. Tommy is really my personal reference, one thing I can assure you I do not avoid is the word ‘cancer’ – not at all.

    More updates, and random musings, will follow.

    Yours, truly humbled.
    Mr (&Mrs) MM.

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    My uncle wrote this through his chemo good luck and beat it and remain positive


    It’s odd, people who I’ve never met receive this diagnosis every day and I know nothing about it and whilst I feel sorry for them in general terms it’s not really an emotional response.

    But when it’s someone on stw it somehow becomes personal – I feel for them and and what they’re facing and how their family must be feeling.

    Maybe because it feels like it’s someone from my community, regardless of whether I know them or not, we all share something on here and that makes everyone my friend when the chips are down.

    Anyway, I can’t really offer anything but thoughts for you and your family and the hope that you make a full recovery.

    i think the above echoes my exact sentiments…
    stay strong and get well soon!!


    Just a little update…
    Firstly, thanks again for further messages and e-mails, they really do mean a lot.
    So, the last of the 4 batches of chemo finished this last Friday.
    I’m a lucky guy – side effects, compared to many, are few, very happy to say I’m not suffering the sickness. The main things impacting me are appetite – food stuffs taste random / awful – the more bland the better at the moment. That said, fortunately, latte’s and bacon butties taste fine πŸ™‚ Tiredness is the other – anything up to 16 hrs a day asleep is very strange indeed, well, it is for me.
    Best news out of the hospital visits is the Long Wait we had we had been preparing for will not be that long at all – I’m in for a CT scan this Thursday. Back to see the specialists on Feb 11th. From that we should understand what impact this chemo has had and what the options are going forward. Fingers crossed etc. etc.


    Glad you are coping, lets hope that this is a good omen for your future treatments, all the best and i hope the bacon butties remain on the menu! ;-). cheers marcus.

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    well done fellah, on the plus side the ridings f-king awful at the moment, Im so over rain and mud – so 16hrs sleep a day sounds like a better plan


    Good luck matey. I look forward to hearing about you ripping up the trails again as soon as possible! Let us know how it goes and I’ll have a glass to raise to you!

    mr plow

    Excellent, please keep us updated by this thread.

    Your attitude looks to be spot on, your family must be proud. πŸ™‚


    Thinking of you and yours ,wishing you every success in beating this

    All the best for your treatment MM, really hope you do pull through it.

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop

    Chris – so glad you are eating something. More importantly you’ve got a scan booked in early.

    We have fingers, toes and everything else crossed for your full recovery.

    Looking forward to seeing you again.

    Big hugs bunnyhop and nbt XX


    Best of luck with the treatment. Stay strong!

    Premier Icon smiler

    Not sure I can add anything to the above, apart from my best wishes.

    Don’t think we’ve met, so I hope to see you on the trails some time. I’m not the most organised, so this probably won’t be for 10-15 years or so.

    See you then.


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    Any more news Chris on your latest hospital visits?

    Gods, what a bummer! You’re so young too. I send you my very best wishes. As said above, cancer is no longer the death sentence it once was. I send best wishes to your family too, in my (very limited) experience I think it’s often worse for the family/partner as they have to watch a loved one suffer. I look forward to reading that the tumour(s) have gone and you are back on your bike. x


    How I’ve missed this thread I don’t know. Seriously, good luck with kicking its arse, from all at house vader.

    Premier Icon grtdkad

    Good luck with the results Chris.
    Speak to the hospital nutritionist if you’re worried about the food intake.

    I’m impressed that you’ve managed to name yours in such a civil way. I tend to refer to mine as this ####er, c### or perhaps ######d. Never suffered from Tourettes until ‘kin cancer strikes!

    All of the best mate, we’re with you.

    ust a couple of positive anecdotes. I’ve a mate who’s just undergone full on big style chemo sessions for hodgkins and he’s got the all clear. A colleague has just had similar. Both unbelievably stoic and positive through it all (most of it anyway) despite pretty even prognoses at the outset. It can be beat. Treatment’s improving all the time. Best of luck to you and your family πŸ™‚
    Am participating in a fund raising event for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation weekend after next so feel free to spend some of that!


    Positive story: My mum had lung cancer 4 years ago. Since treatment she now enjoys good health and is stable and getting on with things. She lives with the on-going situation with no apparent real problems.

    Very best wishes to you and yours



    Any news?

    Bunnyhop- I hope the shoulder is much better now?


    Best wishes and thoughts to you and your family and friends. It’s a sh*t disease, you’re young, fit and positive and can beat it. As I type I’m off looking after my wife following major surgery for the first step of her treatment for breast cancer. Stay strong fella!

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop

    Bunnyhop- I hope the shoulder is much better now?

    Thanks Hora.

    Best wishes to everyone else in the same boat as Marsdenman, I hope you all remain strong and get your health back asap.


    Sorry to hear what you’re going through. All the best and hope the treatment is a success for you.

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    You okay Marsdenman?

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