Cancer SUCKS

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  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, 8th Day Host, Hell Host
    (((( @The5thMary ))) I'm praying that you don't have cervical cancer too.

    (It wasn't MY idea to get stuck beneath the telly...)

  • The5thMaryThe5thMary Shipmate
    Thanks, Ross.
  • NenyaNenya Shipmate
    (((@The5thMary )))
  • MaryLouiseMaryLouise Purgatory Host, 8th Day Host
    ((@The5thMary))

    #teamRossweisse

    For all who post here
  • Bishops FingerBishops Finger Shipmate
    edited March 21
    Rossweisse wrote: »
    I spent the morning at my friendly neighborhood hospital waiting to have several CT scans whilst forcing down some liquid swill and parked under a television that featured Donald Trump ranting against a reporter who asked a perfectly reasonable question. Frankly, I'd rather drink the swill.

    Kyrie eleison. IMHO, you'd have been quite within your rights to insist on at least the sound being turned off, on account of The Great Orange God-Emperor's demented rantings being actually life-threatening...
    The5thMary wrote: »

    I talked to my doctor today and he said there's no way I can get authorization for my medical procedure. I want to kick myself for putting this off but I know it won't do any good. I am just praying that I don't have cervical cancer. I do have some of the warning signs. Shit!

    Same thing has happened to one of the folks at Our Place. No indication, understandably, of course, as to if/when the procedure might take place.

    Christe eleison.

  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    The 5th Mary <votive>
  • DooneDoone Shipmate
    @The5thMary and @Rossweisse 🕯🕯
  • bassobasso Shipmate
    Prayers as always for Rossweisse. And now for 5thMary.
  • TwilightTwilight Shipmate
    Ditto for Ross and 5th Mary. I woke up thinking about 5M and the outrageous decision that cancer screening is optional and can be put-off.
  • CathscatsCathscats Shipmate
    Adding my prayers. It is things like this which make you realise what a terrible time we are living through. If we do.
  • Buddy's wife had chemo hazmat style 2 days ago. Conversation at 30 feet distance which increased as we realized we could hear each other. Nothing to do but listen. Our results being negative weren't worth discussing.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, 8th Day Host, Hell Host
    I'm just home from another long session at the cancer center. I got some good news from my oncologist: Friday's CT scans showed that my liver tumors have shrunk. (I love the fact that I could see pictures of them before and after.)

    Now I just need for the mysterious new spot in my brain to not be cancer. The drug trial I'm on is working, but if the spot is cancer, it will mean that the cancer has progressed, and I'll be kicked out of the trial. I can get the drug, but the first month will cost $13,000, and I can't do that. Prayers appreciated!
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    Good news!
    Unlikely to have such an improvement at the same time as a new tumor popping up, surely.
  • hurray!
  • NicoleMRNicoleMR Shipmate
    Good news about your liver, Ross!
  • DiomedesDiomedes Shipmate
    Thank God for some good news!
  • TwilightTwilight Shipmate
    Yes! Yay for improvements!
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Excellent news re: liver, Ross - prayers continuing for you, for the 5th Mary and for Helen-Eva and the soul of her cousin. 38 is far too young. :cry:
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, 8th Day Host, Hell Host
    Hey, I have to live long enough to see Covid-19 retreat. Given the music I've chosen, I really need to have the full choir available to sing at my funeral.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    That's the spirit!
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, 8th Day Host, Hell Host
    I have my priorities straight!
  • @Rossweisse, we also need you to live long and vote.
  • MaryLouiseMaryLouise Purgatory Host, 8th Day Host
    @teamRossweisse

    ((5thMary))

    For all posting here.
  • AuthorDivaAuthorDiva Shipmate
    {{{{{{ @Rossweisse and @The5thMary }}}}}}
  • Delighted to hear your news @Rossweisse!

    You've beaten me to it, as I was heading here to say I have no intention of dying until Corona is over. I've been planning my funeral (as I have done for many years) and want a modest, understated affair.

    All I want is a church packed to the rafters, displays of grief to make Kim Jong Il jealous, a hearse pulled by black horses with plumes led by weeping children throwing rose petals on the ground, and so forth. Simple really.
  • DooneDoone Shipmate
    Hurrah @Rossweisse 🎉
  • Bishops FingerBishops Finger Shipmate
    edited March 24
    Delighted to hear your news @Rossweisse!

    You've beaten me to it, as I was heading here to say I have no intention of dying until Corona is over. I've been planning my funeral (as I have done for many years) and want a modest, understated affair.

    All I want is a church packed to the rafters, displays of grief to make Kim Jong Il jealous, a hearse pulled by black horses with plumes led by weeping children throwing rose petals on the ground, and so forth. Simple really.

    Our Place actually hosted an impressive funeral like that a few years ago, our late organist being the corpse responsible IYSWIM.

    We didn't actually have the weeping children, but, had she requested/required such, we would have had no option but to comply (she said before she died that, if we didn't do what she wanted, she would Come Back To Haunt Us, which she would have been quite capable of accomplishing... :scream: ).

    The Chiefest Undertaker In All The Town did a fine job - again, under the threat of being haunted...

    All in all, it was quite a Send-Off, but may yours be long delayed!

  • Ever since I first had a computer, in the late 80s, I've had a file devoted to my funeral. Every so often I revisit it, and change the details, especially when I have man-flu. That's when I'm convinced I'm dying. Ladies, you have no idea....
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    ... Every so often I revisit it, and change the details, especially when I have man-flu ...

    You big wuss! :mrgreen:

    Seriously though, I hope it's a very long way away.
  • So far having man-flu has felt far worse than having cancer. When I have it, I feel as though I am dying, although I'm told I'm not. Cancer, for me, is the other way round.
  • HuiaHuia Shipmate
    edited March 24
    A long, healthy and happy life Robert.

    Six or eight black horses?
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, 8th Day Host, Hell Host
    No surrender, @Robert Armin!
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    And riding boots facing backward??
  • Huia wrote: »
    A long, healthy and happy life Robert.

    Six or eight black horses?

    Oh, a dozen I think. One doesn't want to look cheap, does one?

    This morning I was woken by a call from the local hospital, about my barium meal test on Thursday.
    Me: I've been hoping to hear from you. Let me get my diary.
    Them: No need, it's been cancelled.

    Which is what I was expecting, and it isn't an issue at all. But this is a good place to get little whinges off my chest as the cats can't be bothered.
  • idjidj Shipmate Posts: 24
    I continue to send up my prayers for everyone affected by cancer. It DOES suck!

    I've finally healed from my last surgery (I believe) but did end up with an infection. Not a surprise. I was prescribed a different antibiotic this time as they try to shuffle them around so I don't develop an immunity to one. That's how I found out I was allergic to Sulfa related antibiotics. Terrible full-body rash. This time it was from a penicillin family and I've never had a problem with penicillin. This time I did. I had an anaphylactic reaction which made my physician shoot me with an Epi-Pen and send me off to the hospital for a day of shots and IV to stop the swelling in my head so I could continue to breathe. The first day of new lock-down rules in our area due to Covid-19, of course. I have to say that all the medical personnel were wonderful and the care was terrific. Now, alas, I have a new paranoid fear to handle, but I've got my own brand new Epi-Pen to handle it with! And if this emergency situation ever clears I'll have an appointment with an allergist. Wonder of wonders!

    Blessings to all. God is truly good!
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, 8th Day Host, Hell Host
    I'm sorry to hear about the allergic reaction, @idj, but relieved that it was all resolved. Hang in there!
  • MaryLouiseMaryLouise Purgatory Host, 8th Day Host
  • I've been avoiding this thread for a while. We now have three friends with late stage cancers, two of them with a breathtakingly sudden diagnosis; one more in my peer mentor group. No hospital visiting allowed now, so I can't see my closest friend who is fighting the side-effects of chemical warfare. What to do but praying and cursing? Being a survivor is wonderful, but right now it makes me feel like the ship's monkey.
  • I heard today that a former crewmate (S) has ovarian and stomach cancer, whilst her husband (C) also has some form of cancer (terminal, but I don't know what form).

    Husband and wife are both in their late 60s. They have daughters and grandchildren, so are not entirely without help and support, but these are difficult times for all the family, of course.

    Fuck fuck fucketty fuck...
  • DooneDoone Shipmate
    Oh, God, help S and C 🕯
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, 8th Day Host, Hell Host
    <votive> For @Stercus Tauri's friends
    <votive> For S and C
    <votive> For all dealing with this monstrous disease
  • CameronCameron Shipmate
    My brother P’s wife, A, died from cancer this morning. I won’t be able to visit to offer support or attend the funeral, due to Covid restrictions.

    I feel very sorry for everyone else who is struggling with this horrible disease, and compassion for all those isolated from family when they most need each other.

    As for me, during my permitted exercise today I am going to wander into a country lane and FUCKING SCREAM.

  • DooneDoone Shipmate
    I’m so sorry @Cameron 🙏🕯
  • CathscatsCathscats Shipmate
    I too am sorry, @Cameron. Hope the scream was loud and long.
  • I'm sorry.
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host, 8th Day Host
    I'm so sorry, @Cameron.
    Praying for you and your brother and all your family.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    So sorry to hear that, @Cameron. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
  • MamacitaMamacita Shipmate
    I'm so sorry, @Cameron
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, 8th Day Host, Hell Host
    I'm so sorry to hear that, @Cameron.
  • GalilitGalilit Shipmate
    So sad, Cameron
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