- Holds breath and types….. so, I've got cancer…
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.Posted 4 years agocrankboyMember
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.Posted 4 years agomarsdenmanMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
Mr (&Mrs) MM.gonzyMember
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…Posted 4 years ago
stay strong and get well soon!!marsdenmanMember
Hi,Posted 4 years ago
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 🙂 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.
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. xPosted 4 years agogrtdkadSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years agodeepreddaveMember
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 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Am participating in a fund raising event for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation weekend after next so feel free to spend some of that!
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