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posted on 21/7/19

Best of luck RITH, I hope everything works out well and he makes a full recovery.

posted on 21/7/19

comment by sᴉɥƃuǝlפ (U19365)
posted 29 minutes ago
Keep strong m8, your young'un will need you to be his anchor. Hopefully you get the positive outcome that you want.

The following is a brief account of our experience with the big 'C'. It is a difficult read and was even more difficult to write.

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We were unfortunate to have lost our 40 year old daughter to cancer in January.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer last March.

After months of Chemo and a double mastectomy she was given the all clear in late October.

In November she was called in to see her oncologist and given the news that some rogue cells had managed to evade the chemo by migrating to her brain. This secondary cancer was very aggressive.

She was admitted to hospital on 27th December, transferred to the palliative care unit at St. Giles Hospice on 3rd January

Less than 3 weeks later we were attending her funeral.

I know this isn't the kind of thing you wanted to read BUT it is best to know all possible outcomes. We were not prepared for what came to pass and were so devastated when we heard of the secondary cancer.
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Awful situation.

Praying for you and your boy red.

posted on 21/7/19

Redin

Good luck.

posted on 21/7/19

I'm a Dad of two boys too. Stay strong RITH.

posted on 21/7/19

comment by sᴉɥƃuǝlפ (U19365)
posted 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
Keep strong m8, your young'un will need you to be his anchor. Hopefully you get the positive outcome that you want.

The following is a brief account of our experience with the big 'C'. It is a difficult read and was even more difficult to write.

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We were unfortunate to have lost our 40 year old daughter to cancer in January.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer last March.

After months of Chemo and a double mastectomy she was given the all clear in late October.

In November she was called in to see her oncologist and given the news that some rogue cells had managed to evade the chemo by migrating to her brain. This secondary cancer was very aggressive.

She was admitted to hospital on 27th December, transferred to the palliative care unit at St. Giles Hospice on 3rd January

Less than 3 weeks later we were attending her funeral.

I know this isn't the kind of thing you wanted to read BUT it is best to know all possible outcomes. We were not prepared for what came to pass and were so devastated when we heard of the secondary cancer.
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Very sad and RIP

So sorry for your loss!
Hope you'll find some solace!

posted on 21/7/19

Good luck red, he sounds like a brave boy. Fingers crossed for you and the family, stay strong.

posted on 21/7/19

had a nephew diagnosed aged 4. fought like hell, but lost out at 8.
lovely little kid, always smiling and happy, no matter what he was going through, and I know some of it was bloody painful (spinal tap with no anaesthetic)

what they don't normally tell you, the chemo and radiotherapy they give to try to cure him now is most likely going to give them another cancer later.


hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst.
and make damn sure you give the kid some fun.
that said, it's easy to say be prepared for the worst, but no matter how prepared you think you are, if the worst happens, it still hits like a f....ing big hammer.


dunno what age he is, but if he's school/preschool, he'll miss a lot of it, but you should be able to get any other kids out of school during term time without problems. so go away somewhere as a family between treatments. create as many good memories together as you can.

YNWA

posted on 21/7/19

Red , best of luck to your son and family... lost a family member at 3 to leukaemia ... best wishes and thoughts

posted on 21/7/19

comment by sᴉɥƃuǝlפ (U19365)
posted 2 hours, 7 minutes ago
Keep strong m8, your young'un will need you to be his anchor. Hopefully you get the positive outcome that you want.

The following is a brief account of our experience with the big 'C'. It is a difficult read and was even more difficult to write.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

We were unfortunate to have lost our 40 year old daughter to cancer in January.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer last March.

After months of Chemo and a double mastectomy she was given the all clear in late October.

In November she was called in to see her oncologist and given the news that some rogue cells had managed to evade the chemo by migrating to her brain. This secondary cancer was very aggressive.

She was admitted to hospital on 27th December, transferred to the palliative care unit at St. Giles Hospice on 3rd January

Less than 3 weeks later we were attending her funeral.

I know this isn't the kind of thing you wanted to read BUT it is best to know all possible outcomes. We were not prepared for what came to pass and were so devastated when we heard of the secondary cancer.
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So sorry to hear that.. my wife was lucky that they did checks at 48 and found something so she lived to tell the tale .... we all say rubbish on here but this is real life... thoughts with all who have suffered

posted on 21/7/19

Thanks all for the words of support and advice, and I’m particularly mindful about the effect of the therapies which are really just toxins being blasted in to his body.

Jnr is 13, we are putting on a brave front while doing the background work in preparing for the bad side of the treatment.

First step is the operation this Thursday. Just want to pull him through it.. He’s my little mate.

Thanks all once again. It means a lot.

posted on 21/7/19

sᴉɥƃuǝlפ mate, I have no words to put what you and family must have felt. may she rest in peace.

posted on 21/7/19

Fckin hell

Good luck man. Hopefully they have found it early.

posted on 21/7/19

best of luck

posted on 21/7/19

good luck-we have all been there in one form or other

posted on 22/7/19

what they don't normally tell you, the chemo and radiotherapy they give to try to cure him now is most likely going to give them another cancer later.
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Don’t mean to be a pedant, but have you got a statistic for that?

For the OP, when it comes to cancer, you hear more about the tragic tales than you do about the success stories. Word of advice for the ward, pay attention to, and stay on top of all the treatment your son will receive. Always ask questions. Don’t be afraid to correct and trouble the doctors and nurses. They’re so overburdened with work they sometimes make mistakes. Hope the treatment goes well

comment by Blarmy (U14547)

posted on 22/7/19

Sorry to hear this. I cant imagine having a child go through any of this.

My aunt had a brain tumour removed a year ago but was diagnosed with leukaemia recently and it was too late unfortunately. She is now currently off her chemo and in end of life care. Cancer can feck off and I hope we see it done in my lifetime.

posted on 22/7/19

Red, just been linked to this via the politics thread - we've been missing your contributions, but understandably this will be your priority right now.

My thoughts are with you and your family and best of luck.

posted on 22/7/19

Sorry to hear this red.

Best of luck for Thursday and beyond.

posted on 22/7/19

Terrible news, hope everything goes well.

posted on 22/7/19

Red, it’s a tough road and just as hard on the carer as the patient. Very warm wishes for a speedy recovery and the minimum amount of suffering on the way there. Take care mate.

comment by renoog (U4449)

posted on 22/7/19

Wishing you and your family the best Red, in what must understandably be difficult circumstances.

posted on 22/7/19

The only thing i wish to say is this.

the first couple weeks of rad/chemo might lure you to think its ok but it does hit in the 3rd or 4th week

so make sure you have him rest and eat etc in those first weeks.

The design of treatment will be unique so only you and the clinicians will know but one thing that might help you is giving yourself something to take control of and thats diet and rest for the lad.

All the very best with it

posted on 22/7/19

Sorry to hear this.

Wishing you and your family all the best.

posted on 22/7/19

posted on 22/7/19

Red.

Sorry to hear this and best wishes from myself in this difficult time.

Take care.🙏

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