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Plastic is leaving the building.....
« on: October 20, 2020, 01:23:03 pm »

Had a bit of bad news today - finally got all the results back from the biopsies I've been having after being rushed to hospital at the end of August.

It appears I have cancer that has quietly spread everywhere and I've maybe only 6 months left.

I've already donated most of my boating stuff to the model club and Klunk has kindly agreed to dispose of all that for me.     I'm now just sorting out what's left for the next consignment off to sunny Luton.

This is not something I was expecting at the age of 54.

Still, that's 180 days that I'm not going to waste.    :-))
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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2020, 01:59:10 pm »

Sorry to hear that, that is terrible news. I don't know what else to say....

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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2020, 02:57:32 pm »


  Well that is sobering news.   {:-{


 We'll all try to make your stay on Mayhem as enjoyable as possible. 


 Martin - we're all here for you James.

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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2020, 03:39:37 pm »

That is very sad news. I am sure that is news we all dread to hear but we are with you.


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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 03:57:43 pm »

So to sad to hear your sad news you will be missed by all of use hear and family hope  you have lots of nice good things plan and you get to do every thing on your bucket list.
                       Regards Howard.
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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 04:21:43 pm »

For once in my life speechless, so sorry to hear the news.


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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 04:28:18 pm »

So to sad to hear your sad news you will be missed by all of use hear and family hope  you have lots of nice good things plan and you get to do every thing on your bucket list.
                       Regards Howard.
We're planning to do as much as is possible - already booked the Mosquito museum and Hendon with friends for later this week.      I'm going to visit my brother in Lincoln and do a cream-tea and ride in a bubblecar in the bubblecar museum up there.     I'll be walking with wolves with my daughter too.       The problem is I  don't know the shape of the deterioration graph - but one thing is for sure, I'm not going to get any healthier than I am right now.  :(
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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2020, 05:03:02 pm »

Horrendous news, and as others have said not much I can really say..

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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2020, 06:01:19 pm »

As said privately To Plastic and his wife, my deepest condolences to you and your family, Its hard to say what we feel, let alone grasp what you and your family are going through. Its a privilege to know you, and have enjoyed my talks with you, and for supporting the Hemel club in its start up. As always, if you need my help, just message me.
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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2020, 06:06:20 pm »

Thanks everyone.       Pete - I've got another bunch of stuff ready for collection for whenever's good for you.

 I'm getting lots of things in place - a friend with a helicopter is taking me to the helicopter museum in Weston Super Mare next week (weather dependent) - we can land in their car park.   :-))
 
I'm not going to be having a funeral - no point - all of my friends don't know each other so it would be awkward - and I'll be in the box - so I'll be meeting up with all my friends for a beer and chat recollecting the good times before I die.    O0
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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2020, 06:08:13 pm »

Wow,  I haven't the words, save to say I'm so sorry John.


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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2020, 06:46:41 pm »

Your strength and pragmatic outlook are to be applauded, our deepest sympathy and best wishes for your journey.
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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2020, 07:19:49 pm »

Very sad news, do everything you and your wife have in your bucket list and enjoy the remaining time together. Make as many great memories as you can.
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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2020, 07:33:21 pm »

Not happy reading  :(( but it seems like you have planed to get the best out of the 180 days, doing things with family and friends leaving good memories for those who will be left grieving.   

Stay strongCarsten (just a bit younger at the age of 52)
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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2020, 08:07:19 pm »

Not happy reading  :(( but it seems like you have planed to get the best out of the 180 days, doing things with family and friends leaving good memories for those who will be left grieving.   

Stay strongCarsten (just a bit younger at the age of 52)
I actually feel really guilty that I won't be around look after my wife & daughter.      My only option is to create as many good memories for all those around me - realistically, my life is forfeit - everything is irrelevant for me - my path is clear and non-negotiable - my purpose is now to make my passing as painless / fun as possible for my loved ones. 


I'm not afraid of death - just terrified of the final dying bit - it could be so traumatic and out of control - for everyone.   {:-{
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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2020, 08:13:21 pm »

I have no words but stay strong.


Enjoy your time with family


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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2020, 08:22:09 pm »

Wow Iím lost for words too...stay strong!

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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2020, 08:22:44 pm »

Youíre one hell of a guy get the bucket list made out and go for it.


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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2020, 08:28:19 pm »

So sorry to hear this, I echo everyone else by saying that I simply donít have the words.
I wish you and your family the very best wishes and hope you can do everything you want to do on the list.
Stay strong!
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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2020, 08:35:30 pm »

Make sure you keep one boat.
Where there is life, there is hope........


Good luck


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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2020, 08:36:24 pm »

Family first and foremost, i tilt my hat to you sir. {:-{ <:(
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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2020, 08:42:00 pm »

I actually feel really guilty that I won't be around look after my wife & daughter.      My only option is to create as many good memories for all those around me - realistically, my life is forfeit - everything is irrelevant for me - my path is clear and non-negotiable - my purpose is now to make my passing as painless / fun as possible for my loved ones. 


I'm not afraid of death - just terrified of the final dying bit - it could be so traumatic and out of control - for everyone.   {:-{
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Don't feel guilty you have the privileged to tell them that you love them and you can enjoy the last days with them. not every one get that.

Why do I write that well I almost lost my wife to a blood clot in her brain 16 years ago and she was 35 at the time, it was not possible to communicate with her at all, saying you love her ect.  and you did not know what was going on, and believe me those 11min to the ENR with +100mph was scary ( I took her my self) so we celebrate every day that we can say good morning to each other, as we do not know what tomorrow brings.

Take care
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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2020, 09:12:17 pm »

It's almost impossible to write any suitable words to such a post.


You're a remarkable man to be able to accept such a fate in the way in which you are. My hat's off to you and your family and I wish you well in your remaining time.
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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2020, 11:12:57 pm »

I've just read this, and I'm lost for words. Your attitude is a wonderful lesson. So sorry for your family.
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Re: Plastic is leaving the building.....
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2020, 11:57:49 pm »

I fully sympathise with you Plastic.   It is the thought of leaving those you love behind that is the worst of the diagnosis.   I have been fighting prostate cancer for 20 years and have gone through all the normal treatments.  At least I have been able to come to terms with the end but am not looking forward to it and leaving my family behind.

I have just started an experimental trial that might give me a little bit longer but I started it for what it might lead to in the future for others.
Do your 'Bucket' list and enjoy the time as best you can.
 
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