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Bob1955
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Re: Chemo

Post by Bob1955 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:30 am

I think Mike has hit the nail on the head on this one, the passing blood in urine would mostly be put down to a bladder infection by most men, and could leave it for too long, especially if thd blood was intermittent and not a lot of if, but I reckon the cancer has spread to the bladder and is prolly stage 4, I dont know what he knows or has been told but he has not told me much, he would likely play it down and not want others to worry... im going to phone him and see how things are.

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Re: Chemo

Post by Janey Dal » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:56 am

Men make such poor patients and end up with a myriad of extra problems and complications as a result.

Apparently northern men (and that includes Scotland) are notorious for burying their heads in the sand.

Although one of our cleaners at work has gone off on long term sick with stage 4 breast cancer and secondaries in her liver, stomach and lungs. Apparently she had noticed the lump in her breast 'some time ago' and decided to ignore it.

There's nothing to say is there? As I always say, it can't be worse than you imagine so if you go and get a medical opinion it can only be as bad or better than you think and has been caught earlier.

I sincerely hope your friend is okay Bob. No point in telling him now he should have done something sooner.

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Jane xx

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Re: Chemo

Post by Bob1955 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:13 pm

Noooo..I would never do that Jane, I spoke to him today and he has two chemo seshions to go, he sees the Dr on the Thursday before the chemo on the Friday, apart from the hair loss he now has a few bad days where he is exhausted, but has days where he is looking for things to do, I edged him a little towards what the Dr thibka and he said he is very pleased at his progress and very hopeful and that has given him a lift, I would never impart what I have read or asked on here... some ppl want straight answers and some do not want to know...that is their choice alone 👍

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Re: Chemo

Post by Janey Dal » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:06 pm

Absolutely Bob! And you are being a good friend to him.

It's a horrible situation when you have a friend who has a potentially terminal illness. What is the right thing to say?

I think you have to do exactly as you are and take your cues from him. There is no way you can work out what they are thinking unless they tell you.

I wish good luck for him. Cancers are getting increasingly treatable. But the difference between 'treatable' and 'curable' is massive.

Let's hope it's curable.

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Jane xx

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Re: Chemo

Post by Bob1955 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:25 am

Update on my mate with prostate cancer, It had spread to his pubic bone and some lymph nodes ( I might have already told you that ), but he now has %0.01 cancer, so im taking that as a cure, his chemo wont leave his body till around January, and he will be on hormone treatment the rest of his life. I told him about Joan and he was really shocked that both of us has had so much bad luck, anyway...it cheered me up a lot to hear he was better, he is a genuine hard working (retired now) guy and never been in trouble inhis life...AND...he tells me he is to be a grandad in a few weeks, he is soooo looking forward to it 🤗🤗

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Re: Chemo

Post by Janey Dal » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:04 am

Well that is good news and a grand baby on the way to cheer him up further :D :D

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Re: Chemo

Post by MikeyB » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:06 pm

That’s great news Bob. You two will have to start a Glasgow “Beat the odds” club. Non-drinking, of course. Might as well make it unique from day one. :D

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Re: Chemo

Post by Bob1955 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:39 pm

Im choking for a pint Mike :( but continue my abstinence .... sadly :D

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Re: Chemo

Post by Bob1955 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:45 pm

My latest gripe is that because Joan has just been diagnosed with breast cancer...everyone seems to be telling her how cannabis oil cures cancer, even had friends offering to pay for it, I am totally against any type of "snake oil" that cures everything, but i'm amazed how many people actually think this works...all about government cover up's and they knew years ago cannabis cures cancer etc...I must know some really dumb people.

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Re: Chemo

Post by stuart13 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:19 pm

Who are you calling dumb??????

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Re: Chemo

Post by Bob1955 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:19 pm

😂😂

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Re: Chemo

Post by stuart13 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:18 pm

:wink:

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Re: Chemo

Post by Janey Dal » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:10 pm

That reminds me of ‘well meaning’ people who used to ask me if Alan had tried various remedies for his CP!

I sometimes felt like saying “You know what? He’s with one of the best panc specialists in the country - you’re advice is really not necessary, nor welcome!”

But people are really only trying to help aren’t they?

Still bloody annoying though!

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Jane 😘

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Re: Chemo

Post by Shining_Peace » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:32 pm

My in-laws believe everyone can be healed using non-pharma means. I have tried to explain how pancreatic damage works, but I guess I am not willing to give up certain things. I gave up my love of wine and rum. I gave up my occasional cigar.

I don't want to give up my food.

I dislike hearing how I can "heal myself" because I always interpreted that to mean "you did this to yourself." Since the initial cause of my acute pancreatitis was never identified, but has been hypothesized to be autoimmune, nothing would or could have saved my pancreas. Not a single doctor wanted to admit it was pancreatitis because I was 18.

Amazingly enough 20 years later, I am often heavily questioned as to how I know I have chronic pancreatitis. I am extremely lucky I have a pathology report from '97 showing the physical changes to my pancreas.

Meanwhile, tomorrow I have my Secretin MRI. I am nervous, but I keep hoping it will be easy-peasy and nothing hurts during or afterwards. I think my stent is clogged, but I guess I will know more after the MRI.

I do agree with Jane, folks do just want to help. It gives me an opportunity to educate folks about chronic pancreatitis and pancreatitis in general. I worry folks will make my mistakes-like ignoring pain symptoms.

Ok, overshare!

Love you all,
~Sassy

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