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Author Topic: First Big C .treatment tomorrow - wish me luck!  (Read 21036 times)

GeordieGirl

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First Big C .treatment tomorrow - wish me luck!
« on: May 25, 2015, 08:47:42 PM »

First treatment tomorrow for this darned colon cancer. I'm crossing my fingers and toes I'll be suitable for this 'new' radiotherapy option (or brachyotherapy) even though it means having something akin to a gate post shoved where the sun don't shine for up to 12 sessions.  O.u.c.h.....and that's just the indignity of it all.

I've finally bitten the bullet and told my girls, I'd been dreading it. In the end I just told it how it was and they've been fairly pragmatic - I just kept emphasising how lucky I was that it was caught when it was, and for having a terrier of a Bum Doc who wouldn't give up when the biopsies didn't give him the results he suspected.  It's not great, but could have been so so much worse.

I'll have tests to begin with just to make sure all is where it should be ready for treatment, no doubt another enema (whooooooosh!) and then the gatepost indignity. Apparently it only lasts less than a minute once it's up there, I suspect getting it there will be another thing.

Update tomorrow through my blushes.

GG X
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hellen

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Re: First Big C .treatment tomorrow - wish me luck!
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 08:53:00 PM »

 not the nicest thing to have done, but hey we girls are made strong. we have to be. my thoughts with you, relax as much as you can the more relaxed you are im sure it will be easier.. easy said than done i know... all the best xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Annie0710

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Re: First Big C .treatment tomorrow - wish me luck!
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 09:00:52 PM »

Good luck Geordie Girl!💕
You WILL beat this and kick ass !
Will be thinking of you, you tough cookie

Much love and best wishes

Annie xx
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bramble

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Re: First Big C .treatment tomorrow - wish me luck!
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2015, 09:11:34 PM »

All the best GG for tomorrow. Just forget the indignity and think of the positive outcome. The first time will be the worst. Keep strong.
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Ju Ju

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Re: First Big C .treatment tomorrow - wish me luck!
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2015, 09:13:01 PM »

Best wishes for tomorrow! Let us know how you get on.
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groundhog

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Re: First Big C .treatment tomorrow - wish me luck!
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2015, 09:14:28 PM »

All the best for tomorrow lovely,  hope it's not too uncomfortable for you xxx
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Joyce

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Re: First Big C .treatment tomorrow - wish me luck!
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2015, 09:31:58 PM »

Fingers crossed for you tomorrow, hope it's not too horrid.
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Linsey44

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Re: First Big C .treatment tomorrow - wish me luck!
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2015, 09:43:51 PM »

GG, youll be just fine, got the right frame of mind, loads of support and a doc who believes he can help you.

Hey after pregnancies, birth and then meno, if you have still got any dignity left after that little lot then good on you.

All the best
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honeybun

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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2015, 09:49:02 PM »

Leave your dignity at the door and pick it up on the way out.


I will be thinking of you and sending positive thoughts your way.

Let us know.

 :bighug:


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GeordieGirl

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Re: First Big C .treatment tomorrow - wish me luck!
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2015, 09:50:11 PM »


Hey after pregnancies, birth and then meno, if you have still got any dignity left after that little lot then good on you.

All the best
linsey
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Whatever dignity I had left melted away during the first consultation whilst my Bum Doc was chatting away merrily...with his fingers up my backside. It's rare that I struggle for words but, call me old fashioned, conversation fails me when someone isn't looking into my eyes.  ;)  Let's hope the next lot of consultants leave their small talk for after the 'gatepost' therapy rather than during.

Thanks for the warm wishes everyone,
GG x

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Claireylou

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Re: First Big C .treatment tomorrow - wish me luck!
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2015, 06:37:02 AM »

Good luck Geordiegirl,

Your positive attitude will reap rewards I'm sure. In my thoughts and prayers.

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thorntrees

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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2015, 07:04:53 AM »

Thinking of you, stay strong.
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Jenna

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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2015, 07:08:32 AM »

I so admire your attitude GeordieGirl - that will see you through I'm sure.

All the very, very best.

Jenna xxxx
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Taz2

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Re: First Big C .treatment tomorrow - wish me luck!
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2015, 07:33:48 AM »

Good luck from me too

Taz x  :foryou:
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Katy

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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2015, 09:11:56 AM »

Thinking of you today - good luck  :hug: :hug: :hug:

Katy x
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