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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 21 hours, 20 minutes ago

All the best mate, glad to hear things are starting to look up

posted 21 hours, 19 minutes ago

Fantastic news

posted 21 hours, 11 minutes ago

That is sounding very positive, great stuff. All the best.

posted 21 hours ago

Fantastic news RITH. Send you a big and all my prayers that your junior makes further progress.

Stay healthy and for your family Merry Christmas .

Hope for the british people they do the right thing tomorrow in not voting for the Tories.

posted 21 hours ago

Thanks for the update, RITH.

Glad to hear that the family has had some more positive news. Will be thinking about you guys this Christmas

The NHS and the people who work within it and supporting it should be seen as the country’s most valuable assets. Here’s to them too, and all they do

posted 20 hours, 37 minutes ago

Great to hear the treatment is working and you're all battling through it.

To add onto the point about the NHS. You'll be shocked to know how many parents have had to quit their jobs because their work wouldn't allow them leave even to look after their child going through cancer.

posted 18 hours, 44 minutes ago

To add onto the point about the NHS. You'll be shocked to know how many parents have had to quit their jobs because their work wouldn't allow them leave even to look after their child going through cancer.
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That's truly horrible.

comment by Neo (U9135)

posted 17 hours, 26 minutes ago

Great news that RITH, was worried when we hadn’t heard from you in a while.

posted 10 hours, 33 minutes ago

comment by Gunnerthru (U6675)
posted 8 hours, 10 minutes ago
To add onto the point about the NHS. You'll be shocked to know how many parents have had to quit their jobs because their work wouldn't allow them leave even to look after their child going through cancer.
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That's truly horrible.
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That is vile - those employers should be named and shamed - there is no other option when your child is in need of care be it cancer or any other debilitating disease.

posted 10 hours, 23 minutes ago

Thanks for all the words of support, I do tell jnr that the people on the forum wish him well - he says we are all weirdos... bless him.

On his behalf thanks for the well wishes, he is on the mend and its great to see.
He's had his auntie (make up artist) to do his eyebrows with some temporary tattooing - self conscious that he is. Luckily they didn't look like Mauser's from Police Academy

He's finally sleeping before his op tomorrow, its relatively minor to take the lumens out and he's had it pushed back a couple of times for other urgent cases. He does have to go under general anaesthetic though, which is always anxious.

There was one lad a year older who had bone cancer - they went to operate to surgically remove the tumour. They somehow missed the prep of the incision area and he contracted MRSA infection, it spread so fast they had to amputate his leg - this was only 2 months ago.

This is what I'm getting at for the NHS, how many of these things get missed as there isn't enough trained staff or time to do things properly.
Completely avoidable, ruined lives (plural) and having to pay huge amounts in one way or another anyway - which won't be enough.

Peace out you all.

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