Cancer SUCKS

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  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    Oh, no, @Robert Armin. That's confusing and upsetting, and it's going to be hard to wait until the 15th. Please know that you are in my daily prayers.
  • Hoorah for the shrinkage of liver yuck, Rossweisse.
    So sorry to hear the puzzling news, Robert Armin. Will be thinking of you.
  • Bit confused here. I've been having problems keeping food down again, so today I had another endoscopy. According to the nurse (who is great) the cancer is bigger than before - but I thought it had gone? Anyway, they've taken samples for biopsy, and I'll see the oncologist on the 15th to get the results. Puzzling.

    Prayers, @Robert Armin to accompany you as you travel through the shadows....
  • MaryLouiseMaryLouise Purgatory Host
    edited November 6
    (Robert Armin)
  • RuthRuth Admin Emeritus
    Bit confused here. I've been having problems keeping food down again, so today I had another endoscopy. According to the nurse (who is great) the cancer is bigger than before - but I thought it had gone? Anyway, they've taken samples for biopsy, and I'll see the oncologist on the 15th to get the results. Puzzling.

    That sounds frustrating! I find it puzzling that the nurse even said anything, but different protocols may be in place. In any case, I'm thinking the best of good things for you as hard as I can.
  • Prayers Robert Armin for good news, and prayers for peace as you wait.
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    Robert Armin <votive>
    (a proper one not a t-light)
  • Thank you all
  • Ruth wrote: »
    Bit confused here. I've been having problems keeping food down again, so today I had another endoscopy. According to the nurse (who is great) the cancer is bigger than before - but I thought it had gone? Anyway, they've taken samples for biopsy, and I'll see the oncologist on the 15th to get the results. Puzzling.

    That sounds frustrating! I find it puzzling that the nurse even said anything, but different protocols may be in place. In any case, I'm thinking the best of good things for you as hard as I can.

    Yes, I found the nurse's remark rather odd, too.

    Yet more <candles> for you, Robert.



  • DooneDoone Shipmate
    Praying for you @Robert Armin 🕯🕯🕯
  • SarasaSarasa Shipmate
    Prayers @Robert Armin . I thought nurses weren’t supposed to comment not being qualified. Hope it doesn’t feel too long a wait till the 15th,
  • MamacitaMamacita Shipmate
    @Robert Armin that does sound confusing. Praying for a good outcome.
  • OhherOhher Shipmate
    So sorry you've been distressed, Robert Armin. May all be well, may you be well, may all manner of things be well . . .
  • Please, God.
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    Prayers for you from me, too, Robert Armin.
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    jedijudy wrote: »
    My Daddy-O is having CT and PET scans on Friday to determine if the large, fast growing melanoma we recently found has spread.

    Dad had his surgery the following Friday (tomorrow will be a week since) and has been healing well. The pathology report the doctor gave me this morning was great! They got all the cancer, and the lymph nodes they took had no cancer!

    Thank you to all who have prayed and sent healing thoughts for Dad!

  • Thank God!
  • Great news jj!
  • DooneDoone Shipmate
    Good news 😀
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    Super news!
  • MamacitaMamacita Shipmate
    Great news, jedijudy! TBTG.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    Deo gratias, jj!
  • SarasaSarasa Shipmate
    Great news @jedijudy . Hopefully equally good news is that my brother has a date in mid December for an operation to try and sort out the mess from the first one in April. Until then he'll still be in hospital being fed through a line. He's remarkably cheerful all things considered. The operation is scheduled for his birthday, let's hope it is the best birthday present ever and gets him on the road to recovery.
  • Amen to that!
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    Praying for that wonderful birthday present for your brother, Sarasa!
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    Prayers continue to ascend for your brother, Sarasa.
  • ((((((Hugs)))))) for all in their various situations (sorry that sounds a bit like a church intercession - but sincerely meant).
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    Some days it does feel like a full-time job. (Whereas I know it's really only half-time, at least for now.)
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    It's a total management project ... if I let one thing slide 2 days in a row ...go I'm sunk!
    I forgot my special herbal tea 3 days in a row: Day 1 couldn't be a*sed, Day 2 ditto and by Day 3 had forgotten all about it and was waking up feeling completely nihilistic. I'd recite a Litany of Negativity for half and hour before rising at 7 am (late for me)
    Back to it (the tea) now tho and wake up feeling like it's actually worth waking up
    Still, I had 22 years before it got quite so critical (for longer than a year at a time, I mean). It was an illness ... I went throught treatments, got over it and thought "That's that then. Beaten you, you bastard!"
    Now it's a whole lifestyle ...
  • Galilit wrote: »
    It's a total management project ... ... I went through treatments, got over it and thought "That's that then. Beaten you, you bastard!"
    Now it's a whole lifestyle ...
    And so it is.

  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996, had a recurrence in 2009-10, and was diagnosed with bone metastases in April (?) 2018 ... but it's just in the last 18 months I would say it has become a lifestyle rather than a disease. It's been non-progressive for the past year and a bit (after a massive regression in the first 4 months or so of targeted chemo ) ... so on we go.

  • Bishops FingerBishops Finger Shipmate
    edited November 12
    I suspect that 'lifestyle' could describe the effects of many a Fell Disease, not just Cancer, on those afflicted.

    I speak whereof I know.

    Alas, those NOT afflicted don't always appreciate this...no disrespect to them, of course.
  • Prayers for all of you!

    I was first shown the honey badger video last year by a friend who had cancer and had watched it so many times he was saying, "Honey badger don't give a shit," in the most inappropriate places -- making us all laugh inappropriately.

    Maybe it should be the cancer mascot, just doing his thing, shrugging off wasp attacks like so much chemo and radiation, letting nothing phase him. Honey badger power to all!
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    Cancer is a lifestyle. It's not a pleasant lifestyle, but it dictates far too much of our lives.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Prayers continuing to ascend for you all, especially RA, for disconfusion.
  • "Honey badger don't give a shit" sounds like an excellent motto to me! Thank you for the image @Twilight .
  • Reading through the thread and praying. <votive>
  • Ross. That's my prayer. Father, amen.
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    Just to say this evening I finished the last pill of my 19th drug cycle - I am looking forward to climbing out of this hole and feeling good in a few days.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    Good, Galilit!

    I'm getting a little wobblier. Just now I almost succeeded in tripping myself, and earlier I fell - fortunately, it was gentle and padded, and I didn't hurt anything. But my hip seems to have decayed further, and that raises the risks.
  • Oh crap. Can we teach the cats to run around with a set of pillows?
  • RooKRooK Admin Emeritus
    Or, if you feed the cats enough, they can act as pillows.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    They were concerned. That's a lot.
  • For cats, that's massive!

    Continued candle lighting for @Rossweisse .
  • In waiting room, hoping to see my oncologist. Only 40 mins late so far.
  • Holding you in prayer @Robert Armin
  • Things have flared up. The original cancer has grown a bit, and I've got a spot on my lymph node. Even with treatment my prognosis is 6 months to a year. Haven't really taken it in yet.
  • Doc TorDoc Tor Hell Host
    Well. That's not great.
  • I'm so sorry RA. But just remember these people aren't gods, only doctors, and they can (and do) get things wrong or miscalculate.
  • @Robert Armin holding you in prayer.
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