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Brilliant news Andy. So happy for you! I bet you felt all that scan tension just ease out of you today after that news
Thanks, Trace it was a huge relief to get the all clear. Hope you are doing well too
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Just had a shitty couple of weeks m'self. The large aorta that goes down from the heart to the legs had ballooned up for a length of 112cms and had gone from 12-14mm diameter to 62mm. So, in for 3 hours of surgery, but while in there the surgeon found a tumour on the small colon and had to call in another surgeon to remove it while i was opened up, so christ knows how long i was under for!
Back home now with a hell of a cut down the lower stomach area, with district nurses coming every day to re-dress and take blood samples etc. Not allowed to lift anything for a while, so definitely no riding for a good while! But the crappy winter weathers here so no real problem.
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Myself, the treatment worked. 8 months cancer free. Check up every 3 months for next 2 years. CANCER (chemo) SUCKS.
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Wishing you a speedy recovery my Friend. Hope you heal fast and enjoy good health from now
Many thanks for the good wishes and i hope you stay "all clear".
I should have said also, that i don't know if my tumour was benign or otherwise, i guess i will have to wait until my next check up to find out! Fingers crossed!
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thanks for keeping everyone here posted --and i am so glad to hear that all is going well..
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Thank you for the kind words. I hope my story can help someone else fighting this disease to hang in there, Miracles do happen and research is moving ahead so fast never give up
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I am doing pretty damned well Andy. Sitting in the waiting area at Onc Outpatients waiting for treatment and thinking about the year that had just flown by. It had spread to my spine in the middle of the year; but I got swapped into a different trial and my last scan a few weeks ago showed it had cleared all those new mets, just the shadow of the small stubborn one remaining on my liver. So yes, like you, I'm in agreement about the incredible progress they are making with research and the new immunotherapy approaches are certainly giving hope. Just hope they don't price the new drugs and treatments out of reach for governments and insurers.
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Many thanks for the good wishes and i hope you stay "all clear".
I should have said also, that i don't know if my tumour was benign or otherwise, i guess i will have to wait until my next check up to find out! Fingers crossed!
Got called in yesterday to see the oncologist. Not good news, the tumour was a bad one and i have to have lots of chemo to hopefully get rid of it, with all the scans/blood work etc.
They are going to implant a catheter in my chest that stays there for months.
It's all a bugger!
Anyway, i'm sure it will all be fine in the end, but now i know i won't be out riding for a while so i will sort the bike out for storage and spend many happy hours on Ebay buying a few more goodies for it!
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