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Look after yourself - Get regular tests
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    Thread created on 22:05:48 - 25/09/15 (6 years ago)
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    I don't want to preach what you already know but - - - - -
    I am old - 67 to be precise - at the beginning of this year I started to feel a bit down and unwell, just thought it was one of those things and let it go.
    Anyway by June I was feeling pretty awful but still put off booking a doctor appointment thinking it was just old age kicking in.
    At the end of the month I passed out when by myself on the kitchen floor, it t was then I called to make an appointment.
    The doctor saw me on an emergency appointment and had me taken directly to Accident and Emergency at the local hospital where they found to start with that my kidneys had shut down. Further test showed that I had a cancer called Multiple Myeloma.
    I should have got a check up way earlier and so caught the disease earlier. I am now on chemotherapy and other nasty stuff for the foreseeable future.
    People - please do not do what I did and leave getting checked out until things get out of hand If you feel unwell for any reason - see the doctor don't leave it, you never know what can be developing. I am a prime example of that.
    So, regardless of gender and age, look after yourself, take it from me, I have the T shirt
    As Spock would say Live long and prosper :)
    Regards to all.
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    Posted on 21:06:11 - 29/09/15 (6 years ago)
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    sorry to hear that .... 

    i'm 40 ... well i was 39 back in december, when i was scratching one of my man boobs and felt a lump ... i though , what the hell? a lump ? may as well test this shit ....
    a few tests, and 2 months, later results return from my biopsy and i'm suddenly a guy with breast cancer (life being what it is, my first son had just been born 4 days before, so how's that for a roller coaster?)

    i caught it pretty early and chances seemed good so we dived into a 6 month chemo plan to try and shrink it further and kill off anything that could be "floating around" ... most side effects weren't too bad ( hiccups were bloody annoying , there was one treatment i did that would give me unstopping hiccups for 2 or 3 days straight), but near the 4th month of it kind'a pilled up and fatigue was getting me a bit down ...

    around the 5th month i started getting some weird stomach pains and we decided to do another round of tests which revealed my breast cancer was no longer in recession and i also had cancer in the ileocecal valve (the place where the small and large intestines join) ...

    in we go to surgery .... so last week they removed my man boob , a part of my intestines and some of neighboring stuff ... right now my chest looks just like a rag doll's , full of stitches and staples (irony being what it is , it was only today that i noticed i'm currently reading dean koontz's frankenstein trilogy :) )

    my best advice is to keep fighting day by day and always keep an upbeat attitude ...
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    Posted on 08:34:22 - 30/09/15 (6 years ago)
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    JSnows [14906]

    sorry to hear that ....

    i'm 40 ... well i was 39 back in december, when i was scratching one of my man boobs and felt a lump ... i though , what the hell? a lump ? may as well test this shit ....
    a few tests, and 2 months, later results return from my biopsy and i'm suddenly a guy with breast cancer (life being what it is, my first son had just been born 4 days before, so how's that for a roller coaster?)

    i caught it pretty early and chances seemed good so we dived into a 6 month chemo plan to try and shrink it further and kill off anything that could be "floating around" ... most side effects weren't too bad ( hiccups were bloody annoying , there was one treatment i did that would give me unstopping hiccups for 2 or 3 days straight), but near the 4th month of it kind'a pilled up and fatigue was getting me a bit down ...

    around the 5th month i started getting some weird stomach pains and we decided to do another round of tests which revealed my breast cancer was no longer in recession and i also had cancer in the ileocecal valve (the place where the small and large intestines join) ...

    in we go to surgery .... so last week they removed my man boob , a part of my intestines and some of neighboring stuff ... right now my chest looks just like a rag doll's , full of stitches and staples (irony being what it is , it was only today that i noticed i'm currently reading dean koontz's frankenstein trilogy :) )

    my best advice is to keep fighting day by day and always keep an upbeat attitude ...
    Hi and thanks for sharing that
    I can only wish you all the very best and hope that things improve for you - if what we have written here gets one person to get checked out then the thread has done its job - men are so much worse than women about these things and tend to leave it too long before being checked out. (It is a macho thing)
    Again, I wish you all the best and hope for a speedy recovery from surgery.
    As far as keep fighting is concerned you are 100% right, it is no good crying in your soup, we have to get on and be thankful that when we wake up that the lights are still on.
    My best wishes to you and your family.

    Geoff
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