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Title: More cancer problems operation next Wednesday
Post by: grumpyjohn on October 18, 2017, 11:04:32 AM
Following on from finding blood in my urine I had a camera job up my penis and into my bladder only to find I have cancerous growths on my bladder wall. These will be removed and investigated to see if the cancer has spread into the muscles in the next couple of weeks so the chemo for the follicular lymphoma I suffer with will have to be suspended until this has been dealt with. To say I am devastated would be an understatement and to quite honest I feel like just giving up !!! Not been the best couple of years for me. :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: More cancer problems
Post by: NiceNicNac on October 18, 2017, 11:35:36 AM
Sorry to hear you're unwell Grumpyjohn. Don't give up. We're all rooting for you. Hope you feel better soon.
Title: Re: More cancer problems
Post by: Uncle Bob on October 18, 2017, 04:10:47 PM
Not the news we were all hoping for John. Quite understand how you are feeling and why, but hey  -  life is precious and you are surrounded by folk who want you around.

Have a wee bit 'down time' by all means, but I really hope you can get over that and fight back.

All the best and be assured you are in our thoughts.

Bob.
Title: Re: More cancer problems
Post by: briser_fae_the_broch on October 18, 2017, 04:51:16 PM
Not good news, I hope you get a break and they clear this up, fingers crossed.
Title: Re: More cancer problems
Post by: budge1 on October 18, 2017, 07:29:00 PM
Bad news again John but now is not the time to give up, now is the time to fight harder than ever, I (and everyone you know) wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you out detecting again soon.
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Post by: Dirt digger on October 18, 2017, 07:34:41 PM
Hey John, sorry to hear that, I also can understand why you're  feeling so disheartened at the moment after hearing that crappy news.  I am sure a lucky break will be around the corner and you'll be back on the road to recovery soon. All the very best, Craig
Title: Re: More cancer problems
Post by: John on October 18, 2017, 07:58:28 PM
Oh dear. You are having a rough time.
I wish you well.
Title: Re: More cancer problems
Post by: JoeCovenantLamb on October 19, 2017, 09:48:08 AM

Never give up, John.
You've got the beating of it!
Title: Re: More cancer problems
Post by: bagolead (Life Member) on October 19, 2017, 04:09:50 PM
You knew there would be highs and lows, good days and bad. Never forget that there are a huge amount of people wishing you well and willing you up that hill again. Stick with it mate, your made of sterner stuff. All the best.
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Post by: Baz on October 19, 2017, 08:23:37 PM
As others have said, don't give up. Thinking about you and wishing you well John. Stick in there.
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Post by: maxwell8tre on October 20, 2017, 04:11:55 PM
Devastating news John but stay strong, best wishes for the battle
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Post by: Mallim on October 20, 2017, 11:24:58 PM
Just keep the spirits high & keep believing...I really hope you get through this.

Also well done for sharing....
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Post by: Bounty Hunter on October 22, 2017, 02:11:20 AM
That's rotten news John mate, and I like you would be pissed off as well and would be downing a few doubles. Although as Uncle Bob says life is to  precious so fight it John with everything you've got mate, your too well liked by too many people who think the world of you mate and there is still far too much good game oot there to blow away and stick into the pot for a gid cook like you to enjoy and to many hammies in the grun lol. We are all right behind John mate.God Bless.
BW Gerard.
Title: Re: More cancer problems
Post by: Grant on October 24, 2017, 08:35:13 PM
Sorry to hear this mate, if you fancy a chat just give me a shout.

we love ye mate
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Post by: Sam on October 27, 2017, 07:10:46 PM
All the best GrumpyJohn.
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Post by: Kirstycat on November 03, 2017, 08:45:43 AM
So sorry to hear that you are having  such a terrible time.  I hope you will regain your fight and determination.  Wishing you all the best for your treatment and I hope you can be strong x
Title: Re: More cancer problems
Post by: grumpyjohn on November 03, 2017, 02:48:15 PM
Many thanks for your kind thoughts and encouragement all. Up to the Western General last Wednesday for a pre op. and yet another CT scan ready for operation next Wednesday ( so hope my wife will record The Detectorists for me ). Will be in hospital for a few days. Ho hum such is life !! ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: More cancer problems operation next Wednesday
Post by: Uncle Bob on November 08, 2017, 08:19:45 PM
Thinking of you Big Fella.  Hope you get ice cream and jelly and some decent coffee in there.  Best wishes for a happy outcome.

Cheers for now, and see you soon I hope.

Regards to Mrs Grumpy ...

Bob.
Title: Re: More cancer problems operation next Wednesday
Post by: Uncle Bob on November 29, 2017, 10:07:48 PM
Hi again John. Hope no news is good news? You are in my thoughts my friend...

Bob.
Title: Re: More cancer problems operation next Wednesday
Post by: grumpyjohn on December 02, 2017, 03:27:04 PM
Hi Bob, had four tumours removed from my bladder on 8th November. Done by entering through the urethra, prostrate and into the bladder. Passing urine very painful after the procedure but now home and recovering. Still waiting to find what stage the cancer is at which will determine future treatment. Will have to get the camera job up the doodah every few months for the rest of my life. Chemo for the non Hodgkins lymphoma has been put off for the moment but the hospital say they can give me an infusion once a week for four weeks to slow it down until the bladder problem is sorted. Hay ho, that's life ???
Title: Re: More cancer problems operation next Wednesday
Post by: Uncle Bob on December 02, 2017, 04:30:27 PM
Thanks John ... much appreciated. At least that's a job done and out the way to clear the path for hopefully less invasive treatment. Fingers crossed for the future an. I hope you and Mrs Grumpy have a pleasant Christmas.

All the best John.

Bob.
Title: Re: More cancer problems operation next Wednesday
Post by: budge1 on December 04, 2017, 12:25:11 AM
Nicely said Bob, and so say all of us. And all the best for 2018.
Title: Re: More cancer problems operation next Wednesday
Post by: Bounty Hunter on December 05, 2017, 10:38:49 PM
 :)Alright there John ,hope your getting on alright mate,wishing yourself and your lovely  family a very merry Christmas and have a lovely Happy New Year.
BW Gerard ;) ;) ;)