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britannia25
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:17 am

Hi there nutters

Well, it's a sad day to write this but my cancer has spread. I have tumours in my lungs, liver and brain. I am not sure how i feel, this is so scary. I can almost handle the cancer in my lungs and liver but I cannot handle the foct thart it is in my brain. No more treatment. I have had a huge blast of chemo but the cancer is too strong. To all young nen out there - please be aware of your balls. Check all the time. This cancer has a 95 per cent and plus survival rate, I was just too late and ignored my symptoms. Strange stomach pains, like a cramp. Sweating and feeling knackered when you exercise. Light headed and dizzy in the morning! I am going to go public with this soon. But share!

Back soon folks and thank you.
 
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:39 am

Jesus. That is awful, Britannia. I lost my father to cancer this past year. I worked from home for 3 months to be with him every day until he passed away. There came a point where we had to decide as a family to pack it in and let the diseases take their course. It was tough, but at least he had some quality of life to the end.

Stay as strong as you can.
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:47 am

I lost my mum and dad to cancer over the past 12 months and 2 days!

Hospice care in the UK (and Ireland) is fantastic, but make sure your family and friends know what to expect as it isn't easy for patient and loved ones.

Be at peace with yourself. When my father had the last rights he was like a new man. He is lucky in his strong faith.
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:06 am

I am so sorry to hear your news. It must be beyond comprehension for you right now and all we can really do is wish you the very best possible. Please keep us posted and know that you will be in the prayers on this board.

Quoting Britannia25 (Thread starter):
To all young men out there - please be aware of your balls.

That is so true. Guys really don't think about their family jewels when it comes to cancer and they certainly need to, just like young women need to do their monthly breast self exam.
 
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:09 am

I am saddened to learn of this. To be diagnosed with cancer is always a shock but to learn that it has spread and is terminal is horrifying. It is bad enough in the elderly but you are still a young man.

My thoughts are with you and your family and friends.
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:13 am

Quoting Britannia25 (Thread starter):
Back soon folks and thank you.

I'm so sorry to hear this news. I can tell you're already trying to be as positive as you can and make the best of an awful situation, but man, what an awful situation. I am sorry that I can't give more, but please accept my sincere admiration for what came off as a brave, direct, coherent and powerful synopsis of an extremely difficult turn of events.
 
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:24 am

Quoting Britannia25 (Thread starter):
it's a sad day

I am very sorry that this has happened to you. It is the hardest part of life because it leads to the opposite of life yet you must live with it. For now.

Can I assume you are speaking of testicular cancer, that you cancer started with and spread from there? I can only share that I had it, many years ago, I had the surgery and then radiation therapy following and was fortunate that mine was the "best" kind to have, easily treatable, had not spread, and found early. Interestingly it was my future wife who discovered it, for me I had grown used to how things were down there. It was normal to me. One one was affected, the other was fine (and is, I now have a family - one ball does it all!). My now wife simply shared that she was concerned and that I should go to the doctor just to check. If not for that, I am positive I would not have gone. It is scary to think of now.

I will say that boys are not taught what girls are taught nowadays about their breasts, to feel and check and report ANYTHING. Don't afraid or ashamed, it is important to be aware and stay aware. Boys don't know what their testicles are supposed to feel like, and it sounds weird to even say that, to think that we should need to learn this stuff. But we do.

I am sorry.

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Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:23 am

Thats tough to hear but def get some second and third opinions. Thats a powerful message that I hope gets out to more people.
 
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:26 am

I think there's not much we can really say to you at this point, but know that I'm very sad to learn of this, and wish you all the best.
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:25 am

I'm very sorry to hear this. It's quite a shocking and scary read, so I cant even begin to imagine what it must be like for you right now.

I wish I could help you even though I don't know you.
 
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:50 am

Quoting Britannia25 (Thread starter):

Hard to say anything to you at this stage. I'm shocked and terrified to read this at the same time.

Stay strong and live to the fullest, you've been given time to make everything right, to be happy and content with yourself. Surround yourself with love from family and friends.

And please, go public. There needs to be more awareness around this.

We're all here should you need us at any point.
 
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:51 am

Wish you the best man....and never give up!

I know that is a common platitude and I wish I could say more.
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:45 am

I'm not going to make hollow protestations of sympathy, to me there is nothing worse, but I want to wholeheartedly say thank you for sharing this with us.

Quoting Tugger (Reply 6):
I will say that boys are not taught what girls are taught nowadays about their breasts, to feel and check and report ANYTHING.
Quoting Tugger (Reply 6):
Boys don't know what their testicles are supposed to feel like

I know that this is definitely true, as in the past 3 minutes reading this thread I have realised that I don't have the first clue what to look for. That in itself is quite scary.
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:07 pm

Quoting Britannia25 (Thread starter):
Hi there nutters

I am truly sorry to hear this. I hope for the best , but I know at this point it is not likely. Take this time to get things in order, and enjoy your days.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did..So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.--Mark Twain
 
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:22 pm

That is disheartening news. I really feel for you and your family.

I can only imagine what you must be feeling right now.
For having had a little run-in with the big C, I did have a slight taste of the absolute misery this curse brings with itself.

This disease is the bane of this era, and I assure you that story of people such as you, as crushing and demoralizing as it may be, never falls on death ears.

Remain positive, as hard as it may be. These verdicts often bring with them, paradoxically, a liberating feeling. Also, they are sometimes wrong.
Enjoy life. As it turns out, simple things are the most fulfilling and joyful. The love of family and friends are the most important things one can receive.
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:52 pm

Awww. This is sad. And this is hard.  

Honestly, I believe in having a second life after we have been through living this one, though I have no means of knowing which lives I have lived in my past, and which life I will lead in the future.

Seek quality of life as long as it is possible! My grandfather who successfully fought laryngeal cancer at 80 and got esophagal cancer at 82 decided to be cared for at home at first. The drugs did help to keep pain and sleeplessness at bay, but they ware badly adjusted. So he was awake for only 15 minutes, then dozing off again, and during the night, he couldn't really sleep. After going to the hospice, he was awake during the day, and could sleep soundly at night. They have specialists there who really know how to deal with the various problems.

It was seeing my father in this dozing, tired state that was so painful for me. I was going home feeling sadness. But when I've seen him in the hospice, I was so glad to have met him. He joked, asked me where this plane went from (it was under the BRN approach path) and where these clouds go to. He was lying on the bed which had been rolled out into the garden, clothed only in his underpants, basking in the sun. One day, in the presence of his wife and his children, he sat upright on his bed, shoveling down a plate of spaghetti, saying "Who eats well, stays healthy." The next morning he was gone, in his sleep.

This is how I want to go myself, and everybody else.

I wish you all the best on your adventure. No patient has to suffer. Keep rocking and rolling as best as you can!


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Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:05 pm

Quoting francoflier (Reply 14):
These verdicts often bring with them, paradoxically, a liberating feeling.

I agree. I once had a near death experience and while I was convinced I was going to die I felt an unexpected sense of freedom.

Quoting francoflier (Reply 14):
Enjoy life. As it turns out, simple things are the most fulfilling and joyful. The love of family and friends are the most important things one can receive.
Be strong. My thoughts are with you.

I agree, Brittania25, my thoughts are with you.
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:44 pm

I'm really sorry to hear your news   It's awful, especially for someone so young. I hope that you can make the most of your time with your friends and family.
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:01 pm

I never know what to say at these times.

I'm so sorry, man.
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:16 pm

I'm sorry to hear that, I wish you best and hope you'll be able to make most of the time you have left.
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:07 pm

Dude this sucks.

Time to get out the bucket list and get started. No need to sit around feeling like crap get out and do all the things you've wanted to do but haven't. Better to go out with a smile on you're face and a sense of accomplishment.

I'll also say after reading what you wrote I had a good feel down below and have set up a reminder in my mobile to do so every month.
 
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:49 pm

I'm very sorry to hear that.  

The bad stuff will take care of itself anyway, so focus on who and what can make you happy: The company of people you love, good food, great music, hopefully some sunny spring days as well if the weather plays along. I wish you all of that, and more!

You deserve it!

Our best wishes are with you!  
 
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:58 pm

I don't know what to say other than this is terrible news. I'm glad you had the courage to share your diagnosis with us.

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 12):
Quoting Tugger (Reply 6):
I will say that boys are not taught what girls are taught nowadays about their breasts, to feel and check and report ANYTHING.
Quoting Tugger (Reply 6):
Boys don't know what their testicles are supposed to feel like

I know that this is definitely true, as in the past 3 minutes reading this thread I have realised that I don't have the first clue what to look for. That in itself is quite scary.

There are actually some good videos on youtube. I won't post the link here since they involve nudity and will get my post deleted, but just search for "testicular self exam" and you'll find them.
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:00 pm

Sorry to see this, I could say all the canned stuff but as a cancer survivor I know it's sometimes hard to hear, but I do wish the best for you and your loved ones.
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:14 pm

Quoting Britannia25 (Thread starter):
To all young nen out there - please be aware of your balls. Check all the time. This cancer has a 95 per cent and plus survival rate, I was just too late and ignored my symptoms.

Truer words were never written. My nephew almost fell in the 5% category because he wasn't about to talk about his balls with his single-parent mother, or anyone for that matter. His cancer was discovered when he was hospitalized for back pains so severe a nurse had to help him bathe.

My best wishes for a dignified way out.
 
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:01 pm

Terrible terrible news.

Have the doctors given any kind of timeframe?

Do you have any big bucket list items to do or olaces to travel?
Whatever
 
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:16 pm

I'm so sorry about your news.  

I really don't know what else to say, other than try to enjoy the remaining time you have left with those close to you.
 
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:35 am

Helllo folks

Oh hell, thank you so much for your lovely and kind words. I am going to die and it is quite scary but now that I have stopped traetment I feel a bit better in myself. I can enjoy the time that I have left with family and friends. I am not in too much pain (thankfully) and I am taking steroids and diazepam daily so I am mostly OK.

I was diagbosed back in 2013 with a very agressive and rare form of TC, I then had a testicle removed followed by Radiotherapy, which seemed to work for a bit but last year I was told it had come back and spread into my liver and lungs. I then had to start Chemotherapy but it has not worked. My last scan told that it had gone but I still had lesions on my liver and lungs. then on friday I was told that it was incurable and had spread into my brain.

I don't know how long I have but I intend to enjoy myself. Death will take us all but mine is sooner than I had hoped - for now, I am ok and can walk, talk and drink a glass of wine. i want one more spring and summer in the uk and i would love to take a long haul flight again if I can but we will see.

Best regards to you all

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Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:30 am

Quoting Britannia25 (Reply 27):

I haven't got even the slightest clue on what to say to you. You are my age, or near it.  

I think that you've got the right attitude, enjoy the remaining time you have to the full. You have my best wishes - your dignity is remarkable.
 
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:47 am

Hello again folks

Right, it's 1.45 am in the morning in the UK and I am playing the fear card. So, we are all here as we are aviation fans so let's have a discussion. As you can all read, I will be long gone in 10 years but where do we see KL and AF? BA and IB? EK? Do we think the Me3 will still be as powerful?

Let's debate nutters  
 
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:41 am

Well, in ten years, Britain will be separated from the EU. It will be an island surrounded by a wall and Donald Trump will be your PM. BA will only accept white passengers and all others will be shipped to Denmark or something. In that case, BA will have the Confederate flag on the tail and will run between the UK and the US with a bit of Australia.

Or Britain will be still in the EU and BA and IB will merge. Yemen will join the EU so now it will be BA/IB/IY will be a big joint "Air Europe" carrier.

(I'm not being political, just dicking around and trying to make you laugh).
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:47 am

I'm going to have a beer in your honor.

God speed.
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:49 am

Quoting Britannia25 (Reply 27):
I don't know how long I have but I intend to enjoy myself.

Which means you win, the disease loses.

I can't offer much; just know that tonight, half a world away from you, a glass is being raised in your honor.
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:41 am

Ahhh f**k

Well, there isn't a lot I can say, I can only echo what Aeroflot777 said.

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 10):
Stay strong and live to the fullest, you've been given time to make everything right, to be happy and content with yourself. Surround yourself with love from family and friends.
Quoting kiwirob (Reply 20):
Time to get out the bucket list and get started.
Quoting Britannia25 (Reply 27):
i would love to take a long haul flight again if I can but we will see.

Hmmmm, you are well enough to do a long haul flight ? If so, where would you go ?
 
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:01 pm

Such sad news  

I am so sorry for what is happening to you my friend!

One thing: GO VEGAN!!! I think it is your last hope. Have you searched how it can make the difference on cancer cases, even on terminal cases?

Eating plenty of vegs, cereals, fruits can make a huge difference! Drop meats and dairy products imediatly also. The capacity of your body to fight cancer will increase drastically!


I will leave you some insight proving it really is a big factor, probably the most important thing!

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+can+veganism+cure+cancer

Have a look yourself, keep positive!
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:20 pm

I would never dare to say I know how you feel. But twenty five years ago I faced an existential threat that turned out to be a misdiagnosis. It was a profound experience to say the least.

I am truly sorry you face this moment, especially so early in your life. You sound like such a positive fellow, which makes it even sadder.

I wish there was some way I (we) could help you feel less isolated, less alone in this situation? Is there anything we can do for you? I am certain that many of your fellow A-netters would love to do something to buck you up, to help you feel better.

If you have any wishes that we might be able to help facilitate, please let us know.

Best wishes to you. Sending you thoughts of comfort and peace.

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Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:26 pm

Quoting lppr95 (Reply 34):
One thing: GO VEGAN!!! I think it is your last hope. Have you searched how it can make the difference on cancer cases, even on terminal cases?

Please, not... the cancer simply does not care what we eat. Not eating red meat has, for example, an effect on the colorectal cancer incidence, but not so on the course of the disease once diagnosed. And what are you going to say to him if he eats vegan and will be dead anyway?

There was once a theory about tumors craving for sugar. There was once a time when doctors tried to feed cancer patients less carbohydrates. But the tumor simply does not care... also because the body produces its own sugar.

His best bet is science. He has only one try. If you don't listen, some a.nutters will mess with you. We have doctors here. We have epidemiologists here. 


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Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:33 pm

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 36):
Please, not... the cancer simply does not care what we eat.

It is quite the opposite actually, 95% of cancers are caused by external factors, mainly what we eat. Other external factors also have a say, like the environment we are exposed to, cigarret smoking, etc.

Do you know which country has the least amount cancer cases among the population? China is the answer, mainly because of the healthy eating habits. The numbers are even lower for the farmer population who eat mainly rice and other vegetables. Meat and dairy almost never get to the dinner table.

Back in the day, before the cancer boom started in the 70s, cancer was considered the rich man's desease. Poor people didn't have access to meat and dairy as everyone does nowadays. The 70s were the time when supermarkets and fast food chains started to become our main food supply. That industrialization of food production alowed pretty much everyone to eat big amounts of meat everyday as they pleased.

There is no encouragement whatsovever from the governments for this kind of knowledge to go public, even among doctors, as the cancer industry has become so profitable to the big health companies, especially Big Pharma, that it depends on a large number of pacients to stay alive.

Also, if you do your own reseach, you will find that there are already plenty of effective ways to defeat cancer, although they are not being implemented on conventional medicine and constantly being locked in the drower by big lobbyists as it would make the profitable cancer industry as it is disapear.

I coud go on and on with this, I have done extensive reseach. You will learn a lot more if you do the research yourself with your own patience and time rather having the information imposed by others like me. I am just trying to give out some information, as people need some kind of trigger to start thinking a bit more about it and start the research outside the maistream influences.

Check out about this on youtube, it will most likely make you change your mind. There is a ton of information on this out there on the internet. Check the accounts of terminal patients who were sent home by their doctors supposedly without a chance to survive and what a simple diet change as made to them.

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 36):
And what are you going to say to him if he eats vegan and will be dead anyway?

Does he have anything to loose?

Britannia, there is never a time to give up! Keep strong! All I want is to help  
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:20 pm

Quoting lppr95 (Reply 37):
I coud go on and on with this, I have done extensive reseach.

Feel free to do so in your own thread. By hijacking the thread of a member announcing his own terminal diagnosis, you come off as exactly the type of preachy vegan that does so much to damage the vegan cause overall. If you feel it is so important that he receive this stuff, maybe you should send him a PM.

Quoting Britannia25 (Reply 29):
Hello again folks

Right, it's 1.45 am in the morning in the UK and I am playing the fear card. So, we are all here as we are aviation fans so let's have a discussion. As you can all read, I will be long gone in 10 years but where do we see KL and AF? BA and IB? EK? Do we think the Me3 will still be as powerful?

Let's debate nutters  

I think KL will be hubbed in AMS and AF at CDG.   But seriously, KL and AF will have to figure out what a rational structure for the group is. There are too many constituent parts of the whole mess right now, particularly on the intra-EU side. As a reaction to the Gulf carriers, I think all will be more focused on TATL, but they will need to figure out how to better compete against Ryanair, Wizz, Easyjet, etc. for the 2-3 hour flight segments across Europe. Transavia isn't yet the answer there. The same goes for BA/IB. I think the ME3 are reaching near saturation point of what their business models allow - particularly now that TK is moving into some of the same traffic spaces more and more.
 
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:31 pm

Quoting IADCA (Reply 38):
Feel free to do so in your own thread. By hijacking the thread of a member announcing his own terminal diagnosis, you come off as exactly the type of preachy vegan that does so much to damage the vegan cause overall. If you feel it is so important that he receive this stuff, maybe you should send him a PM.

I trully understand your point of view. I apologize for taking it too far  . Didn't mean to cause a negative impact.
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:37 pm

As someone who had TC which spread to the Lymph nodes but the chemo managed to get rid off, I'm sorry to hear about it.

I was in a similar situation to you in that one of my testicles felt really weird and swollen but I thought it was normal and didn't bother going to the Doctor. Plus I couldn't really take time off from work for a check-up back then.

Until one day a testicular torsion sent me in pain to the ER. In hindsight, I guess that torsion saved my life.

All I can say, enjoy what time you have left. Being sad will only play into the diseases hands and while it might take your body, don't let it take your joy and happiness away.

Godspeed.
 
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:54 pm

Thanks all of you for the messages and I am only sorry that I can't respond individually to all of you. I only found out this news 4 days ago and to be honest, it is taking me all of my effort to understand it and get my head around it. Perhaps I was a bit hasty in posting but this site does help me. I need my distractions and this is one of them.

Please don't argue people, the vegan suggestion was only out of kindness I am sure but the horse has already bolted as they say and I very much doubt vegan food will help. Sorry to be blunt but I have terminal cancer, food will not save me. To be honest, I am going to eat whatever I like in the coming months. The steroids also seem to make me want to eat lots. i slept lots today but the weather was nice today so I went out for some tea and cake this afternoon. It was very nice  

Also to the person that aksed me where I would like to do a long haul flight to then it would be New Zealand I think. So many places to chose and no time but I have seen quite a lot of the world which makes me happy.

OK, that's enough for now. I will report back soon.

Thanks again

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RE: Terminal Cancer

Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:32 am

I am so sorry to hear that. I will pray for you. I hope in this time you know that many people care. And the A.net community cares a great deal.

I hope you enjoy your time and spend time with your friends and family. God Bless you! And thanks for being here and sharing your story with us.
 
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:43 am

Quoting B797 (Reply 42):
I am so sorry to hear that. I will pray for you. I hope in this time you know that many people care. And the A.net community cares a great deal.

I hope you enjoy your time and spend time with your friends and family. God Bless you! And thanks for being here and sharing your story with us.

Hi brittannia25, I am not sure what I can add to this, and what has been said.

This touches so many people, and it is one of the sad facts of life.

I have lost two extended family members to cancer within the last five years. One thing that they and others said, is that they had a chance to say goodbye. Not everyone gets that, for example, in the tragedy of MH17.

Quoting britannia25 (Reply 41):
Perhaps I was a bit hasty in posting but this site does help me. I need my distractions and this is one of them.

  

Quoting Britannia25 (Reply 27):
I don't know how long I have but I intend to enjoy myself. Death will take us all but mine is sooner than I had hoped - for now, I am ok and can walk, talk and drink a glass of wine. i want one more spring and summer in the uk and i would love to take a long haul flight again if I can but we will see.

You have some time to do all the things that you can do, and I wish you all the very best for the most quality of life that is available to you.

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RE: Terminal Cancer

Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:46 am

You're in my thoughts and prayers mate.
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RE: Terminal Cancer

Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:57 am

Very, very sorry to hear that.   I hope you will be able to focus on enjoying your time.

I can relate just a slight slight slight slight bit...
A few weeks ago i discovered I had have suddenly gotten "third" testicle from nowhere. I had a business trip to Asia booked the next day, and I did not want to call my boss and say I am not going because of this reason.. Embarrassing!
So I got quite a few days to think during the trip. Scared the sh*t out of me not knowing what it was! I could not concentrate on anything else during the trip.
Visited the doctor when I got home, and after examining my private parts he said right away with confidence was nothing to be scared of. But they don't want to remove it because it can affect the fertility. Still thinking that the doctor might be wrong....

Just a side story. If you decide to go on a trip an visit Sweden I will buy you as many beers as you want!

[Edited 2016-03-07 17:57:58]
 
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RE: Terminal Cancer

Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:04 am

The only thing I can add is that my brother-in-law was given 30 days to live and that was 15 years ago. Your body has not given up, don't let your mind give up.
The day you stop learning is the day you should die.
 
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RE: Terminal Cancer

Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:06 am

I'm so sorry to hear this news, you're certainly in my thoughts and prayers. I really hope you get that long haul flight in, and on that subject, are there any types specifically you want to catch?

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I can't offer much; just know that tonight, half a world away from you, a glass is being raised in your honor.

Make that a second.
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Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:14 am

I'm sorry to hear.

Being a medical professional, I of course understand if you prefer comfort over more treatment, but have you looked in to clinical trials, or is that not an option?

I hope you enjoy every day there is to come.
 
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RE: Terminal Cancer

Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:35 am

I don't know what your beliefs are, whether that this is the only life we get, there is an afterlife, or reincarnation, but anyway you look at it, it'll be alright (I know, its easy for me to say that). But before any of that happens, fight this to the end.

Last summer I discovered a small lump on my stomach. Immediately went to the doctor to get it checked out, but thankfully it was harmless. I have a lot of anxiety, and one of my top fears is dying at a young age. Seeing a story like yours both saddens me and scares me.

Like others have said, do what you love doing. You're in my thoughts.
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