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fulwood Dec 10th 2019 5:55 pm

Re: Life Knows How To Kick You In The Teeth!
 
Wishing you both all the.best.

Mallory Dec 10th 2019 6:39 pm

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So sorry. I feel for you, and hope for good news.

Guindalf Dec 10th 2019 8:06 pm

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Results are in and it's cancer.

The good news is he thinks he got it all, but the bad news is another surgery to clean up and check the lymph nodes.

We're going cruising next week and he's off until the 29th, so the op is scheduled for the 31st.

It's not going to be a pleasant few days and I doubt we'll be having a great cruise with this hanging over us, but it is what it is.

BEVS Dec 10th 2019 8:11 pm

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Originally Posted by Guindalf (Post 12776878)
Results are in and it's cancer.

The good news is he thinks he got it all, but the bad news is another surgery to clean up and check the lymph nodes.

We're going cruising next week and he's off until the 29th, so the op is scheduled for the 31st.

It's not going to be a pleasant few days and I doubt we'll be having a great cruise with this hanging over us, but it is what it is.

To use a vernacular - Bugger !

Try to have a relax on the cruise somehow and anyhow. A recharge ready for the op.

Bah!

g1ant Dec 10th 2019 8:16 pm

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That’s a bugger. I kinda know how you feel. Things were going good for us after 11 years here when some twat totaled my car and all but killed me.
three weeks in ICU and a total of five months in hospital. Two years later, medical bills are killing me and we are looking at moving back. I’m unlikely ever to walk again without pain.

hope things go well with the missus.

Jerseygirl Dec 10th 2019 8:38 pm

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Originally Posted by Guindalf (Post 12776878)
Results are in and it's cancer.

The good news is he thinks he got it all, but the bad news is another surgery to clean up and check the lymph nodes.

We're going cruising next week and he's off until the 29th, so the op is scheduled for the 31st.

It's not going to be a pleasant few days and I doubt we'll be having a great cruise with this hanging over us, but it is what it is.

Bugger. I know it’s easy for me to say...but but try to focus on the fact that the docs thinks he’s got it all and the next surgery is a ‘clean up’.


Originally Posted by g1ant (Post 12776884)
That’s a bugger. I kinda know how you feel. Things were going good for us after 11 years here when some twat totaled my car and all but killed me.
three weeks in ICU and a total of five months in hospital. Two years later, medical bills are killing me and we are looking at moving back. I’m unlikely ever to walk again without pain.

hope things go well with the missus.

Bugger again. It sounds like you’ve been to hell and back. I hope you find a solution to help with the pain,

Dorothy Dec 10th 2019 8:53 pm

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I'm sorry to hear that it's positive for cancer. That's a crap thing to hear. I'm hoping that your wife's surgeon got it all and her lymph nodes are clear.

Try to enjoy the cruise and deal with the medical stuff when you get back.

Nutmegger Dec 10th 2019 9:19 pm

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Originally Posted by BEVS (Post 12776880)
To use a vernacular - Bugger !

Try to have a relax on the cruise somehow and anyhow. A recharge ready for the op.

Bah!

I second all that BEVS says. And hope the cruise has an open bar!

AdobePinon Dec 10th 2019 9:42 pm

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It may not be how you wanted to do a cruise, but it will be a useful distraction. I hope things quickly get better for you both.

scrubbedexpat094 Dec 10th 2019 11:10 pm

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Originally Posted by Guindalf (Post 12776878)
Results are in and it's cancer.

The good news is he thinks he got it all, but the bad news is another surgery to clean up and check the lymph nodes.

We're going cruising next week and he's off until the 29th, so the op is scheduled for the 31st.

It's not going to be a pleasant few days and I doubt we'll be having a great cruise with this hanging over us, but it is what it is.

Another "bugger" from me.
Life really sucks at times. However, the surgeon is on to it, your wife is being treated and there's a plan in place. So try to enjoy your cruise as best you can.

moneypenny20 Dec 10th 2019 11:17 pm

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Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix (Post 12776958)
Another "bugger" from me.
Life really sucks at times. However, the surgeon is on to it, your wife is being treated and there's a plan in place. So try to enjoy your cruise as best you can.

This. Easier said than done obviously.

scrubbedexpat094 Dec 10th 2019 11:36 pm

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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 (Post 12776960)
This. Easier said than done obviously.

Yes indeed it is :(

Guindalf Dec 13th 2019 4:46 am

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Stitches removed this morning and small tapes over the incision. She says it's more sore now than it was while the stitches were in.

Radiation is the next step after the op, assuming the lymph nodes are clear. Three to four weeks of it, but chemo is the order of the day if anything more is found.

Guindalf Dec 31st 2019 4:32 am

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Well, here we are again, one 'okay' vacation and a very understated Christmas later.

She goes under the knife again tomorrow for clean-up on the original removal and lymph node checks - another two incisions.

Doc is very optimistic that this will clear it all out and she'll have radiation treatment and pills to make sure it's clear. I'm expecting her to be much more sore, especially with the underarm incision.

It's 12:30am and I have to be up with her at 5:15 to head to the hospital. Do you think I'm worried?

retzie Dec 31st 2019 4:47 am

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Originally Posted by Guindalf (Post 12783688)
Do you think I'm worried?

Ahh, of course you are. But you're both going to head in there tomorrow and let the pros do their job :nod:

Your only mission is to look after yourself so you can be there to support her. So do all the silly things you know you should. Drink water, make something healthy to bring with you as breakfast in the morning. Calm music. No tab-flipping internet binge. Breathe.


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