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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2020, 05:37:39 am »
Doesn't sound much fun at all. I hope the medics can nail it for good this time.
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2020, 05:51:01 am »
Not fun at all, but at least they can do something about it.

Best of luck with the treatment  :thumbsup:
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2020, 06:32:20 am »
Thanks for caring. Much appreciated, really!

Doesn't sound much fun at all. I hope the medics can nail it for good this time.

Nah, no hope there. I have neuroendocrine tumours, and if these have reoccured once, they will continue to reappear. The upside is that it looks as if my type will stay confined to the liver, making repeated ablasive surgery quite effective, keeping me out and about for many years to come. So no need to sell of the stash just yet..  ;) It is likely with repeated chemotherapy sessions, though, and that isn't really very fun at all, but hey - I will stay alive!
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2020, 06:55:30 am »
Thanks for caring. Much appreciated, really!

Doesn't sound much fun at all. I hope the medics can nail it for good this time.

Nah, no hope there. I have neuroendocrine tumours, and if these have reoccured once, they will continue to reappear. The upside is that it looks as if my type will stay confined to the liver, making repeated ablasive surgery quite effective, keeping me out and about for many years to come. So no need to sell of the stash just yet..  ;) It is likely with repeated chemotherapy sessions, though, and that isn't really very fun at all, but hey - I will stay alive!



Congratulations on still being alive; it's a lot better than the alternative!!

Chemotherapy is not that bad..........at least mine wasn't.   I had six all day sessions (7 hours each) of intravenous Domestos (or something like that) The worst problem was the inconvenience of being secured to a drip stand for 7 hours.  I'd been warned about boredom, so I took a fair amount of heavy duty reading matter with me each time. I was also warned about hospital food, which in my case was perfectly adequate  on each visit, but most definitely NOT very interesting.

 If the staff are not too busy, they are fascinating to chat to; I ended up spending nearly an hour discussing the Treaty of Waitangi with a half Maori Kiwi doctor.  She is best described as one of the "All things bright and beautiful" as the hymn has it.
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2020, 07:01:26 am »
Sorry to see the news, but good to note your positive state of mind.  Best of luck with the treatment, hope you've plenty of family and friend support.
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2020, 10:51:56 am »
Sorry about your news - good luck with the treatment, and happy therapeutic modelling. :thumbsup:

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2020, 11:23:52 am »
Quote from: Rheged
Congratulations on still being alive; it's a lot better than the alternative!!

Chemotherapy is not that bad..........at least mine wasn't.   I had six all day sessions (7 hours each) of intravenous Domestos (or something like that) The worst problem was the inconvenience of being secured to a drip stand for 7 hours.  I'd been warned about boredom, so I took a fair amount of heavy duty reading matter with me each time. I was also warned about hospital food, which in my case was perfectly adequate  on each visit, but most definitely NOT very interesting.

 If the staff are not too busy, they are fascinating to chat to; I ended up spending nearly an hour discussing the Treaty of Waitangi with a half Maori Kiwi doctor.  She is best described as one of the "All things bright and beautiful" as the hymn has it.

Youíre nailing it.
My last chemo was a two hour intravenous session every second week, and pills (loads of them!) on the first week after the flask. I found it rather ok until the final three-four days when I experienced morning sickness as if I was pregnant. Not very funny - and a never ending source of amusement for the mother of my three children, I tell you.. 😁

But Iím not that worried, to be honest. It feels a bit like when youíre due for a particularly painful dentists appointment. You know it isnít going to be pleasant, but you also know that youíll be better off once youíre through. So you just get to it.

It is very very nice to have support, nevertheless, yours included. So thank you, all of you.
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2020, 03:05:05 pm »
Stay strong, brother! Keep that crap under control. Best wishes from Portugal :thumbsup:
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #53 on: December 07, 2020, 02:54:12 pm »
Today, the surgeon who worked on me (or in me, as it happens) the last time called. That was a pleasant surprise. Heís a special chap. An Icelander, big as a bear and straight to the point. No frills and no fancy wording for the painful stuff but a good portion of humour. A rare combination. Also, heís one of the best in Europe in his field, something I really have benefitted from. That said - his ward nearly toppled me thrice last time, and he knows it. But he apologised, learned from it and made good. And now weíre actually joking about it when planning these new sessions.

Anyway - while he confirmed (again) my suspicion that my condition eventually most likely will kill me, he was as confident that my primary target of getting another fifteen years (I need to get my kids under own steam before I go) before Iím packing in somewhat lacking in ambition. And hearing that from him was VERY comforting indeed! It really lifted my spirits.

Another thing that really brought me joy was getting the backstory for my Freighter C.2 done and up on the site. I had a blast researching and writing, and it was really very nice of you all to comment so positively. Thank you so much!
So that got me going on another few stories about old whifs from the shelves. Weíll see what I complete first.
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #54 on: December 07, 2020, 08:56:20 pm »
Stay the course, bud!!!    Pretty stoked to hear of the recent joy and the optimistic remarks from the Icelandic doc.  :lol:
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2020, 02:29:51 am »
I admire your attitude.  I don't know if i'd manage to take the same approach.
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2020, 03:17:59 am »

  I don't know if i'd manage to take the same approach.


Nor me, most impressive under the circumstances.
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #57 on: December 08, 2020, 07:07:28 am »
I certainly admire your attitude as well, but it does help if you get on well with your medical team and helps even more if they are straight and to the point with you  :thumbsup: Sounds as though you've got one  :thumbsup:
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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #58 on: December 08, 2020, 08:13:44 am »
I certainly admire your attitude as well, but it does help if you get on well with your medical team and helps even more if they are straight and to the point with you  :thumbsup: Sounds as though you've got one  :thumbsup:

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Re: Pellsons Perceivings
« Reply #59 on: December 08, 2020, 08:17:55 am »

Vikings, you know. Trustworthy since 793 AD.  Just ask the good people of Lindisfarne...  ;D ;D


I thought they WERE Vikings.  ;D
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