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Colin Bishop

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Re: Mayhem Medical Section
« Reply #275 on: May 20, 2014, 03:38:15 PM »

Glad to hear from you Mick, keep hanging in there.

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« Reply #276 on: May 20, 2014, 11:00:57 PM »

Nice to see you're still with us Mick,
keep plodding on.
Regards
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Re: Mayhem Medical Section
« Reply #277 on: May 20, 2014, 11:08:42 PM »

Good to hear from you again Mick. All the best.


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« Reply #278 on: May 21, 2014, 12:48:08 AM »

I would like to add my good wishes to you Mick,and say glad to hear from you.
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« Reply #279 on: May 21, 2014, 05:48:09 PM »

Glad you still up and about!!


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« Reply #280 on: May 21, 2014, 06:17:10 PM »

Keep going Mick,
get the right medical support and
wake up Dave (Norseman)
and get back with the craic between you.

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« Reply #281 on: October 26, 2015, 05:09:24 PM »

Just curious if any fellow members have ever had or known someone to be treated for head and neck cancer. i was recently diagnosed with cancer of an unknown primary in base of tongue following two surgeries to remove swollen lymph nodes in neck, one was cancerous, PET scan does not reveal primary, but oncologist has ordered 6 weeks radiation and chemo. This whole thing started when a swollen lymph node appeared on my neck in June, first they said it was dental, then said it was glandular fever, finally referred to Musgrove and had initila lymph node removed, then they did a radical neck dissection and removed 39 lymph nodes from the left side of my neck, now starting chemo and radiation which they say has a very curable prognosis but was wondering if any other members have been down this road.
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« Reply #282 on: October 26, 2015, 05:20:35 PM »

Yep my brother in law was diagnosed with cancer in the neck tongue and mouth. Never smoked in His life, rarely drinks. He has completed his chemo and radiation therapy and is just getting back to eating semi solid foods. When he lost his hair I shaved all mine off and we wore silly hats. He now has bum fluff on his head......While mine looks like I'm a monk!
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« Reply #283 on: October 26, 2015, 05:54:34 PM »


 Wishing you well Robert!   :-)
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« Reply #284 on: October 26, 2015, 06:02:23 PM »


 Wishing you well Robert!   :-)


And good wishes from me.

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« Reply #285 on: October 26, 2015, 09:37:50 PM »

Best wishes from me too Robert, I hope all goes well for you.


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Re: Mayhem Medical Section
« Reply #286 on: October 27, 2015, 12:37:18 AM »

Just as an aside, my brother is fit runs etc and all that stuff,  I don't, he has had 5 way heart bypass surgery.

Heard of 4 way bypass but not 5.

End result all good and has recovered, bottom line a good level of fitness is not a preventative.

Good luck with the therapy. :-)) :-))
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« Reply #287 on: October 27, 2015, 06:03:07 PM »

The reason gunner, is the heart has five arteries feeding it with blood, so if all become virtually blocked you need a 5 way bypass.
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« Reply #288 on: October 27, 2015, 09:07:18 PM »

A chap I worked with bumped his head on the boot of his car, in the hospital they did a scan to check for head injuries and spotted a twisted artery, hereditary, they did an op to unkink it, he warned his brothers and they had theirs sorted too - 3 lives saved by accident, they said it could have blocked and killed any one of them at any time.
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« Reply #289 on: October 28, 2015, 02:15:57 AM »

The reason gunner, is the heart has five arteries feeding it with blood, so if all become virtually blocked you need a 5 way bypass.

Aha, thank you.

Explains why the operation was carried out immediately.
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« Reply #290 on: October 28, 2015, 11:02:39 AM »

thank you for your best wishes, at least I can still putter about out in the shed. The prognosis is hopeful and we are very optimistic.

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« Reply #291 on: January 12, 2016, 06:02:03 PM »

Last fall, I suddenly had trouble keeping food down (especially meat) and my weight plunged. {:-{

My Doc got my an urgent consult, and the diagnosis was quite simple.

Esophageal cancer is a 'silent/slow'' cancer, and the Surgeon guessed that I'd been walking around with it for 15 years. I think that I could prove a number closer to 25 years, but it doesn't matter now >:-o

Next order of business: a P.E.T. Scan, to see if it was spreading. As of last Wednesday, Yes <*< Of course, it's still the same 'slow' cancer, so that's not as bad as it sounds.

Prognosis: less than a year to live - and, by my lights, that IS as bad as it sounds.

In just a few hours, my first round of Radiation Therapy!

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Re: Mayhem Medical Section
« Reply #292 on: January 12, 2016, 06:22:36 PM »


Wishing you well Tom!     :-))
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« Reply #293 on: January 12, 2016, 06:53:17 PM »

Hi Tom

This is from a good site ...
Don't accept a prognosis as fixed because its mainly from statistics based on large groups of people, they cannot be used to predict exactly what will happen to you. Everyone is different. Treatments and how people respond to treatment can differ greatly. Also, it takes years to see the benefit of new treatments and ways of finding cancer. So, the statistics your doctor uses to make a prognosis may not be based on treatments being used today.Still, your doctor may tell you that you have a good prognosis if statistics suggest that your cancer is likely to respond well to treatment. Or, he may tell you that you have a poor prognosis if the cancer is harder to control. Whatever your doctor tells you, keep in mind that a prognosis is an educated guess. Your doctor cannot be certain how it will go for you.

I wish you the best in all respects Tom.

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« Reply #294 on: January 12, 2016, 06:59:44 PM »

Tom I am so sorry to hear of your health issue. Don't you put too much faith in the stock the Doctor has given you, they are very often wrong on their time lines. When you get out of bed every morning make it a good day. I have known very healthy people that got up one morning perfectly fit & never saw the sun set that day. My grandmother used to say while there is life there is always hope, we are ALL pulling for you on here Tom & I am sure lots of others too. Cheers & Cheers again, Mick B.
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« Reply #295 on: January 12, 2016, 08:16:15 PM »

Tom, dont panic just yet, my MIL was diagnosed with an agressive cancer, over here at the specialist cancer hospitals, they dont give a timescale, just a degree of severity. we didnt think she would make Christmas that year (from late october) after surgery and chemotherapy, we are 4 years down the line, and going back monday for the 6 monthly checkup / scan.
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« Reply #296 on: January 12, 2016, 09:17:49 PM »


An endoscopy will tell all.

Done whilst under a anesthetic, the surgeon puts a camera down the oesophagus and can see what's up.

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Re: Mayhem Medical Section
« Reply #297 on: January 13, 2016, 11:04:44 AM »

Tom as Grendel says "Don't panic just yet", my maternal Grandmother was diagnosed with the same some years ago and given less than six months to live. To eventually be claimed five years later when she fell down the stairs.
Good luck with it all.
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« Reply #298 on: January 13, 2016, 07:02:46 PM »

Thanks, everybody!

The Docs seem to be in agreement with you about the 'educated guess' nature of any prognosis. I'm looking forward to good news (but not a cure) once the radiation therapy is done in 2 weeks.

Tom :-))
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« Reply #299 on: January 14, 2016, 08:54:38 PM »

Worth a go to chuck this out to the Mayhem collective intelligence.

One of the reasons I haven't been able to do much tinkering with model boats is my father has been a bit unwell. Suddenly at age 60 after a life of hard work and perfect health his kidneys just decided to stop working suddenly one Morning in October while doing the shopping.

He's had to give up work, play and everything else and is reliant on daily Dialysis and Blood Transfusions to keep him going at the moment. Unfortunately that won't work for the long term so the only real option is a transplant. Given his age he's not likely to be top of the list in time so, after a few tests, it seems like I might be the best option for him to take one of my kidneys and give him a better run at his last years.

Has anyone here had experience of giving (ideally) or receiving a kidney? I'm hearing many mixed messages about how it all goes, how many appointments are involved in the run up and recovery time.

Many thanks in advance!

Alex

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