Cancer SUCKS

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  • bassobasso Shipmate
    Prayers ascending, Ross.
  • So sorry you're feeling so low, Ross. Prayers.
  • ECraigRECraigR Shipmate
    Prayers for Ross

    Prayers for all in need
  • Prayers for @Rossweisse and @ThunderBunk 's Mum and all who are suffering from this awful disease.
  • Prayers continuing for all.
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    Pneumonia is a right bastard and recovery from it also
    Prayers ascending.
    (God and Our Mother like us to pray as usual just before Lent - not like some people who are so busy organising their Perfect Lent that they neglect their Daily Whatever)
  • SarasaSarasa Shipmate
    Prayers for @Rossweisse , glad you can still have friends round for dinner and win.
  • Prayers and hugs for @Rossweisse. I wish I could pop round and do something!
  • I was relieved to get up and see a post from Rossweisse as I've been worried, but sad to read how weak she is.

    (((Rossweisse)))
  • Same here.

    {{Rossweisse}}
  • DooneDoone Shipmate
    @Rossweisse 🕯🙏
  • OhherOhher Shipmate
    May orneries sing, may diagnoses be accurate and hopeful, may futures expand, may the wisdom at the eternal heart of all being guide and comfort us.
  • Ohher wrote: »
    May orneries sing, may diagnoses be accurate and hopeful, may futures expand, may the wisdom at the eternal heart of all being guide and comfort us.

    This
  • Ohher wrote: »
    May orneries sing, may diagnoses be accurate and hopeful, may futures expand, may the wisdom at the eternal heart of all being guide and comfort us.

    Seconding this.
  • And thirding, with love to Rossweisse.
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    And 4th-ing
  • TinaTina Shipmate
    Amen.
  • Do you ever have days where you're fed up? Nothing wrong here, but I feel like a whinge.
  • Yes. Whinge away - it's better out than in!
    :wink:
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    edited February 24
    Yes, I had *plans* for this stage in my life. (And the money and free time to implement them!)
  • I'm tired, aching, lonely and it's raining. Fuck it all.
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    Send us the rain - we love rain!
    Aching and tired - I have my own, thanks all the same
    Lonely - well that comes and goes wherever, whenever and however I am; so I don't really count it
  • Robert Armin, I'm stuck inside most days. Feel free to pm anytime and tell me a story. Don't ever feel lonely when you've got the Ship unless, of course, you are lonely for something that can't be. :)
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    Yeah, bored to tears and not enough energy to do much about it ...
  • Most days my diagnosis feels absurd, and I reckon the quacks must have made a mistake. Today feels different.
  • Tomorrow will - I hope - be a Better Day for you.
  • Most days my diagnosis feels absurd, and I reckon the quacks must have made a mistake. Today feels different.

    That's how it seems to work. It's exactly seven years since I got the diagnosis and I've never had a bad day that I can blame on the cancer - not one. The treatment, though, and the side effects and side effects of side effects, sometimes make the wreck of the Titanic look quite sprightly by comparison with my body. OK - so I'm having a bad day, too. Can we meet for a beer?
  • Prayers for all here. Take care.
  • Most days my diagnosis feels absurd, and I reckon the quacks must have made a mistake. Today feels different.

    That's how it seems to work. It's exactly seven years since I got the diagnosis and I've never had a bad day that I can blame on the cancer - not one. The treatment, though, and the side effects and side effects of side effects, sometimes make the wreck of the Titanic look quite sprightly by comparison with my body. OK - so I'm having a bad day, too. Can we meet for a beer?

    Where are you?
  • Bishops FingerBishops Finger Shipmate
    edited February 24
    Sounds as if he might be propping up a bar somewhere!
    :wink:

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    edited February 24
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  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, 8th Day Host, Hell Host
    ((( @Robert Armin )))
    ((( ThunderMum )))

    I'm doing better with every day that I'm past my hospital stay. The orneries are singing again. Today I was up in a chair virtually all day, for all but about ten minutes this afternoon. Thank you for your prayers!

    On Sunday afternoon my oncologist called to check on me. He, like others, was assuming that I'd be in hospice almost immediately, and wanted to confirm that I was planning to cancel my appointments for the day. But I happened to ask him about my liver numbers, and he enthused that they were great, down much, much lower, that the cancer was clearly responding to treatment.

    "Then why are we talking about hospice?" I asked him. "If the treatment is working, shouldn't we just continue with it?"

    It's about quality-of-life issues, he replied. But this particular treatment doesn't have any really horrible side effects, I pointed out. Why can't I stay on it?

    You can, he said. Great, I said. I'll see you tomorrow.

    And so I did. (I just have to make myself drink plenty of fluids over the next couple of days, and I think I'll get through it all right.)
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    On we go ...
  • MaryLouiseMaryLouise Purgatory Host, 8th Day Host
    Hooray for those orneries! Prayers continuing, Ross.
  • (((((( @Rossweisse )))))) Keep on with those orneries!
  • @Rossweisse, you're a star! Well done for taking some control back, and it's great to hear some better news.

    Later this morning I will be taking N's cremation; her memorial service is on Saturday. I'm not looking forward to it. She was a good friend, who made me laugh, and who leaves three teenage kids as well as husband and parents, all of whom are in bits. It's only three months since she was diagnosed. With cancer.
  • Prayers for you, @Robert Armin. That's a tough gig.
  • DooneDoone Shipmate
    Prayers from me as well.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    {{{RA, N's family and Ross}}}
  • Bishops FingerBishops Finger Shipmate
    edited February 25
    Amen.

    @Robert Armin - hope the funeral went as well as could be expected (you know what I mean).

    Do you have someone handy to minister to you now, though? People sometimes forget (bless 'em) how draining a funeral can be for the minister presiding, especially if the deceased was a personal friend.
  • Catching up on recent posts. No prayers as usual, but thoughts and all best wishes for all.
  • The cremation went as well as it could, thank you. I felt totally inadequate, but bumped into N's inlaws afterwards who thanked me for what I'd said. Maybe they were being polite, but it was exactly what I needed to hear.
  • {{{{{{ @Robert Armin }}}}}}
  • ((( @Robert Armin )))

    @Rossweisse keep on keepin' on!
  • I'm having problems keeping food down. This leaves me tired and hungry. I'm fed up.
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    Blood tests fine - I can carry on with the meds!!
  • You are all in my daily prayers.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, 8th Day Host, Hell Host
    ((( @Robert Armin )))
    ((( @Galilit )))

    I am slowly growing accustomed to having 24/7 care. I miss knowing where any given thing is in my kitchen, but at least I'm still at home - and will be, by God, for as long as I have any say!

  • Rossweisse. Prayers that the extra care may give you extra energy to do what you enjoy, even if you can not find the cork screw.
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    Think of it as delegation - that's what we do (in our house). Having help means the household work that I no longer do doesn't fall on My Partner and also that we can devote even more time/effort to my special needs and he can also Do his Own Thing
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