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Worrying decision from hospital specialist
« on: August 24, 2017, 03:46:59 PM »
Up to the Western General hospital in Edinburgh yesterday only to find that although my follicular lymphatic cancer is still grade 1 the CT scan shows it has increased to the stage where I will need chemotherapy. This will consist of treatment in hospital every three weeks and a course of pills in between for 6 months. One of the side effects could be hair thinning or loss so I might have to change my user name from Grumpyjohn to Baldyjohn !! :(
« Last Edit: August 24, 2017, 04:07:47 PM by grumpyjohn »
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Re: Worrying decision from hospital specialist
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 06:42:54 PM »
You have far too much hair for a man of your age anyway John ;D ;D, hope it all works out well for you John.
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Re: Worrying decision from hospital specialist
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2017, 04:00:58 PM »
That sounds a bit rough John mate, , I wouldnae worry about the hair loss , wee Leigh Griffiths, Kris Boyd and Anthony Stokes just got all their stuck back in again and they were baldy for years, your own  hair will grow back in quick anyway John. The treatment is for the best and I know your strong enough to deal with it and that's a blessing in itself. That's you back on my prayers list again along with myself  finding that buried hoard lol.  :P
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Re: Worrying decision from hospital specialist
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2017, 11:25:43 PM »
Chin up and soldier on grumpy future baldyjohn!

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Re: Worrying decision from hospital specialist
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 01:57:40 PM »
Hang in there mate, we are all rooting for you. Don't worry about hair loss, it's time you got with the fashion for short/no hair. Be strong and think positive, best regards to the wife.

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Re: Worrying decision from hospital specialist
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 02:21:54 PM »
Stick in there mate you're a fighter you'll beat this.
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Re: Worrying decision from hospital specialist
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2017, 08:32:04 PM »
Chin up baldy we're all rooting and praying for you. You'll beat it John.
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Re: Worrying decision from hospital specialist
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2017, 11:12:55 AM »
All the best, John. Hair or nae hair, you're one of the best!
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Re: Worrying decision from hospital specialist
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2017, 08:04:43 PM »
Keep the strength up, dont think about it too much just keep moving forward.

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Re: Worrying decision from hospital specialist
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2017, 11:41:07 AM »
Stick in there John, best o luck. :)

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Re: Worrying decision from hospital specialist
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2017, 06:26:49 PM »
Have you tried looking at alternative methods? Chemo is brutal on the body. I wish you well fella.
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Re: Worrying decision from hospital specialist
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2017, 07:49:59 PM »
I had radio therapy 2 years ago on a tumour that became evident by the lump in my groin and a CT scan showed evidence of tumours developing in other places. These are now getting bigger and more widespread so chemo. is now the only option to reduce them. Many thanks for your support, it is much appreciated.
I start chemo on 4th October and this will be 8 sessions over a period of 6 months so hopefully this will reduce the tumours for some while. What I have cannot be cured but with management can be contained. :)
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Re: Worrying decision from hospital specialist
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2017, 08:51:51 PM »
I hope everything goes well John, wishing you all the best.

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Re: Worrying decision from hospital specialist
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 10:29:20 PM »
I had radio therapy 2 years ago on a tumour that became evident by the lump in my groin and a CT scan showed evidence of tumours developing in other places. These are now getting bigger and more widespread so chemo. is now the only option to reduce them. Many thanks for your support, it is much appreciated.
I start chemo on 4th October and this will be 8 sessions over a period of 6 months so hopefully this will reduce the tumours for some while. What I have cannot be cured but with management can be contained. :)

I'm sorry to hear that John. I've just recently watched my little cousin battle over a couple years, it spread all through her and she passed away a couple month ago. I sincerely hope you bounce back. I believe cutting out sugar and taking certain plants and veg increase your chance of coping with treatment. My cuz refused to stop junk food and fags and it just destroyed her that's why I mention it to you. Keep the chin up fella.
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Re: Worrying decision from hospital specialist
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 09:39:03 AM »

All the very best with it, John.
I've heard it can work wonders!