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Jnrs health - leave of absence from 606.

Hi all,

As some of you may know, and others would have felt, I'll not be partaking regularly on 606 due to my son's health.

He has been diagnosed with cancer which has reached his lymphs in the abdomen and lungs. It is treatable and hoping that while he was on the wrong end of the statistic to develop it, he will be on the right side of the statistic to beat it.

He goes into theatre on Thursday to remove the tumour and will then go through a treatment pathway that will involve them identifying exactly whay mutation is being faced and then chemotherapy to combat it efficiently.

This is immensely frightening and we trust the clinicians to do their utmost.
In the same way we must as well where it concerns his recovery for as long as it takes.

Thanks for keeping him in your thoughts, and if anyone has had some experience that you'd like to share regarding chemotherapy (adults or children) kindly do so.

I would also like to extend an apology to anyone I have offended whilst commenting on these boards.

I will revisit this thread and update as and when I can.

Thanks all, RITH.

posted 6 days, 15 hours ago

Keep on posting the updates if it helps you. Lots of us here hoping all continues to go well.

Big hugs mate

posted 6 days, 14 hours ago

What kind of facking pond life scuuuum steals a car parked outside a hospital ffs

posted 6 days, 14 hours ago

All sounds seriously hardcore mate, and I’m sure it’s very often a serious struggle.

But the most important thing is the messages coming from the consultants, and if they’re positive about how things are progressing, that’s certainly something to focus on.

For what it’s worth, my boss is recovering from prostate cancer atm. Before his ops and treatment he was really struggling psychologically, as he was throughout his treatment. He’s been given the all clear finally now, and I’ve never seen him happier, more excited about and more committed in life in the five years I’ve known him.

He says he won’t be wasting a second of his remaining, thankfully longer than he’d expected, days.

posted 6 days, 7 hours ago

Loads of scccccum out there just got to look beyond them.... great your boys coping well and fighting hard mate.... you must be very proud of him ... stay strong

posted 6 days, 6 hours ago

Unbelievable Red.

Best wishes to Jnr, you and family.

Appreciate probably not high on your list of priorities at present but if you're speaking to police, ask them if car has been placed on the NAVCIS Alert Register.

May have a better chance of getting it back

https://navcis.police.uk/

posted 6 days, 2 hours ago

You can be very proud of your boy.

Send you and your family good vibes and keep the fingers crossed that your boy recover well and quickly.

Stay strong

posted 6 days, 1 hour ago

I think Gunnerthru has nailed it there: without doubt you can be a very, very proud dad.

The lad sounds like an absolute champion

posted 5 days, 19 hours ago

Keep fighting RITH junior

posted 5 days, 18 hours ago

RITH junior the warrior

posted 5 days, 1 hour ago

comment by Redinthehead - FreeGaza - فلسطين (U1860)
posted 1 day, 17 hours ago
Hi all, it helps to put my thoughts updates and gripes here. Kind of therapeutic..

Jnr had his second inpatient treatment, just finished. Was in from thursday night - more about that in a sec, and finished today. Has a top up of chemo on Friday.

I stop with him in the nights while his mum does the day stuff.. it is tough. Not least because the pumps infusing the stuff have these pre-set alarms that tell the staff that they need to change the drips etc but also any sliggt thing sets them off. Jnrs lumen lines had a habit of getting folded restricting the pressure and off the alarm popped every half hour.
Plus all the fluids going through him meant he has to pee every two hours.

Facking top man him, wheels his drip rack alongside him into the bathroom and does his stuff.. in a bottle which has to be labelled, dated, timed and weighed to ensure he is passing enough fluids. I gotta do that, nurses could do it but i rather they did the real stuff rather than waste time doing jnrs pee stuff. At least then I know what he's doing too.

Only time its bad is when that sluice room is running behind.. never washed my hands so much, at least 8 times per night - real good too.

Jnr has this Gaems Vanguard system with a PS4 so he was enjoying that and I with him first couple of days. He got employed by Stoke City on Fifa career mode, won the quadruple with a forward line of Vinicius Junior, Mbappe and Dembele in 2021! Good laugh that.
Though after a couple of days of chemo the sickness and the lack of sleep really knocks him and he cant be asked to play, which would take a lot.

Had my car stolen on the Thursday night opposite the hospital. Must have been watched with all the visits to the hospital and targetted. Cops said stolen to order probably.. gave me a crime number and havent called me since. Went out to the car at 1am and it wasnt there. Tracked it to some estate, cops went didnt find it. Tracker said it had travelled 26000 miles.. something dodge there.

However all of that is put into context, theres a lad a year older than jnr having treatment. He has osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and after some treatment the cancer cracked the bone. He had rods etc put in but 5 weeks later he got an infection which meant he had to have his leg amputated. A facking insured lump of metal means fack all. That poor lad, facking hell. Loved his football too and its not because of some silliness or horseplay that resulted in that.. fack cancer.

Got jnr here trying to make him sleep as its the best thing for him just now, well, that and eating stuff as he has severe loss of appetite.

The consultant said all going according to plan just now, so hope it continues on that way. We are all geared up for blood types and platelets etc for transfusions and im going to donate blood every couple of weeks if i can help it.

Pretty much the dark side this week of a few things, just 30% of the way through one hopes.

Hope everyone had had a safe summer out there, jnr wasnt impressed when a couple of teachers rocked up this week. He had bedside science and maths lessons, but then found out that he could say "i think I'll give it a miss as im tired"! Well at least he did two lessons.

Thanks for all your well wishes all the best folks.
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Mate, you and Jnr are legends.

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