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Re: Cancer

Post by Dyched » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:39 am

Longside4evr wrote:Hope all goes well Ewanrob the first one is hard going so be prepared they look after you and are always at hand
I can not be cured its spread from my bowel to liver and lung I am having treatment and will be for as long as they can contain it but until it sees me off i will carry on supporting the lads it give me something to focus on
All the very best fella I wish you well
Hard to know what to say to that mate. To think of others at such a tough time is something not many could do. Shows what a truly great person you are!!!

All the best

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Re: Cancer

Post by ewanrob » Fri May 03, 2019 4:41 pm

Bell rung, time for my recovery....been a rough old time Not eaten for over 5 weeks and dropped over 3 stone.
Cant wait for a Steak Pie and a Beer at the Turf next season
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Re: Cancer

Post by Fretters » Fri May 03, 2019 4:46 pm

Great news that you've finished treatment. You now have a full pre-season to get 'Dyche fit' ready for next season! Enjoy :-)
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Re: Cancer

Post by Erasmus » Fri May 03, 2019 4:58 pm

Ewanrob, I had a similar experience losing weight. The problem was I started to think I could eat as many chocolate biscuits as I wanted: getting back to life's small pleasures. But in the process I put on too much weight and am now slightly portly. So all the very best to you in your recovery but don't go too mad with the biscuits and tasty snacks!
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Re: Cancer

Post by ClaretCliff » Fri May 03, 2019 5:40 pm

Great news, really pleased for you.

I rang the bell 2 years ago after having radiotherapy for cancer on my vocal chord. Had another check-up this week and so far, so good.

My treatment left me unable to speak for 3 weeks - but when my voice came back I sounded like Sean Dyche :shock:
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Re: Cancer

Post by Shore claret » Fri May 03, 2019 5:41 pm

All the best

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Re: Cancer

Post by Longside4evr » Fri May 03, 2019 5:49 pm

All i can say is go through it to your own capabilities
I have it in 3 areas cant be cured but forget it take whats coming and throw it over your shoulder the clarets will deliver
Thats my only advice chemos a bitch but it works UTC

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Re: Cancer

Post by Brucefanclaret » Fri May 03, 2019 5:59 pm

Hope your recovery goes well, ewanrob. As others have said, cancer can be beaten - I’ve beaten malignant melanoma twice and am now having chemo for a gynae cancer. None of it is fun treatment but if it gets us right, it’s worth it. Roll on next season - and enjoy putting that weight back on!
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Re: Cancer

Post by turfytopper » Fri May 03, 2019 6:31 pm

ewanrob wrote:Just about to start my treatment for Head & Neck Cancer, saturdays game will be my last for a while...and what a fitting way to finish my trips to the Turf. Look forward to reading all your match reports and updates...here's to hopefully stepping back on the Turf next August.
All the best in your cancer treatment journey. My own journey was quite an experience and not all bad...I met some wonderful people.... I'm now three years past treatment and life's good. Stay strong and positive and have faith in science and the wonderful NHS..UTC
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Re: Cancer

Post by mkmel » Fri May 03, 2019 7:33 pm

I am a great believer in Positive thinking and I have been very positive about all of my ailments with 2 or 3 of them being serious

I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer back in March 2011 and I had 3 Prostate biopsies which for me are horrendous

Last October I had my 4th Prostate Biopsy and this time it was a Transperenial Biopsy where instead of the usual 12/14 samples because it was under General anaesthetic they were able to take 47 samples
On November 1st 2018 I was given the brilliant news that all 47 samples were ALL clear of cancer
So yes Cancer can be beaten
Oh and on the next day 2nd November my Beautiful second Grandson Jace was born
And this year I am getting Married
So life for me is Brilliant

I wish you well

And think POSITIVE!!
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Re: Cancer

Post by OdihamClaret » Fri May 03, 2019 8:02 pm

Ewanrob,
It’s a long time since I have posted in this forum but I saw your post and I wanted to offer my best wishes for what you are going through and the immediate path forward..

On Wednesday I attend my 6mthly consultant appointment as a 4.5 year survivor of Metastatic Squamous Cell Head & Neck Cancer with Occult Primary.

I was diagnosed in August 2014, after a thin needle biopsy on a lump on my neck; it turned out that it was a secondary and primary was an invisible one on base of my tongue (found with PET scan).

The Cisplatin Chemo is tough (no way of disguising that fact) and the Intensity Modulated Radio Therapy (IMRT) causes very sore throat ( I had a PEG stomach tube feeder to help) and there are other potential problems as you will have been briefed but…

More than anything, It’s important to tell your loved ones that you may look very ill BUT they need to keep in mind that it is the treatment, rather than the disease, that is causing this appearance and you WILL get better.

ADVICE: Lean on the support of your loved ones, they love you and you would do the same for them. It will be tough, but TOGETHER, you will get through it and better times are ahead.

My Support at my Cancer Centre was superb and the cancer team was incredibly supportive and no doubt you’ll get the same outstanding support off your team; use them, there is nothing they haven't seen before.

I can say that when attending clinic, you will probably see other folk in a far worse state than you, and strangely, if ever there is a time in life that you'll count your blessings, you will have cause to do so on almost every treatment attendance.

My advice: KEEP GOING and fight through the treatment sickness.
Your horizons will, at times, shrink back to what is happening to the here and now and just surviving for the present but the love and support of those around you will arm you with the spirit to see the treatment through (mine was six cycles of Cisplatin and 30 IMRT sessions).

Again, as you will have been briefed, there may be some legacy effects post treatment but you can come through very well, I and many others are evidence of it.
FYI I got back my swallowing action, taste, saliva, kept my teeth and although minus some Lymph nodes (due to a belt and braces neck section) I will achieve my 5 year point in September.

Despite all this, the past 5 years have been the best of my life, not in a material sense, but in sheer appreciation of life and the family love I’m so luck to have, I hope you will be blessed with the same.
Good luck.
From a fellow Head & Neck patient.
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Re: Cancer

Post by OdihamClaret » Fri May 03, 2019 8:11 pm

Sorry,
Didn't read date of initial post.
Great to hear that you have come through the treatment and so positive!
Well done.

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Re: Cancer

Post by Burnley1989 » Fri May 03, 2019 9:11 pm

OdihamClaret wrote:Sorry,
Didn't read date of initial post.
Great to hear that you have come through the treatment and so positive!
Well done.
No need to apologise, absolutely loved that post! Top man!

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Re: Cancer

Post by BennyD » Fri May 03, 2019 9:38 pm

I have a deep and personal hatred of this f*cking horrible disease, and I wish you all the best in beating it. Everybody that does gives strength and optimism to those following until, one day, the vast majority will. Stay strong and keep the faith. All the very best.

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Re: Cancer

Post by COBBLE » Sat May 04, 2019 12:29 am

Best wishes to you all. I am amazed and inspired by your attitude, realism and fight. I've said a few times that this message board plays a very important role in the lives of a lot of special people who just happen to have BFC in common. Its not just a football thing.

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Re: Cancer

Post by Vintage Claret » Sat May 04, 2019 1:00 am

Best wishes for a positive outcome

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Re: Cancer

Post by RogerBest » Sat May 04, 2019 5:16 am

Good luck ewanrob.

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Re: Cancer

Post by jdrobbo » Sat May 04, 2019 8:50 am

Congrats. Great news!

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Re: Cancer

Post by ewanrob » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:47 pm

Great news, got the all clear on Friday.... been a tough old time...now to crack on with life again
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Re: Cancer

Post by Claretpants » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:54 pm

ewanrob wrote:Great news, got the all clear on Friday.... been a tough old time...now to crack on with life again
Fantastic news

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Re: Cancer

Post by mkmel » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:58 pm

Yes Fantastic news and I am so happy for You

Great news for You and your family too
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Re: Cancer

Post by Andingle » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:02 pm

ewanrob wrote:Great news, got the all clear on Friday.... been a tough old time...now to crack on with life again
Excellent News Ewanrob

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Re: Cancer

Post by Gp8419 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:04 pm

ewanrob wrote:Great news, got the all clear on Friday.... been a tough old time...now to crack on with life again
Nice one! Glad you are in the clear mate all the best!

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Re: Cancer

Post by Steve1956 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:19 pm

ewanrob wrote:Great news, got the all clear on Friday.... been a tough old time...now to crack on with life again
Well done fella,all the best to ya.

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Re: Cancer

Post by Frenchclaret » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:24 pm

Wonderful news. I had cancer16 years ago and am still going. Here’s to a new type of life for you Ewanrob. All the best for your future.
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Re: Cancer

Post by jdrobbo » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:26 pm

Fantastic news. All the best!!!!

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Re: Cancer

Post by Buxtonclaret » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:27 pm

Brilliant news!

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Re: Cancer

Post by beddie » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:42 pm

That's great news ewanrob. I'm so pleased for you and your family.

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Re: Cancer

Post by mybloodisclaret » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:56 pm

Fantastic news Ewanrob!! Awesome news buddy!

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Re: Cancer

Post by SalouClaret » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:00 pm

Brilliant news mate! All the best.

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Re: Cancer

Post by Wile E Coyote » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:01 pm

good luck, keep posting. Lots of support on here from fellow clarets. Most of us on here won't know one another personally, but there is a genuine feeling of being a part of it all together. Hope you can stay strong.

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Re: Cancer

Post by COBBLE » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:16 pm

Thank you to everyone who has spoken so openly about their condition and experience. I appreciate that as someone in his 60s who realises it could be my turn. The way you have described your exoerience is standing up to this illness and making it less frightening. There is life with and after for many of us.

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Re: Cancer

Post by groove » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:17 pm

What a wonderful thing to read just before I log off. Fantastic news mate, delighted for you. All the best.

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Re: Cancer

Post by HunterST_BFC » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:25 pm

Great News!

Tough to fight. Stand tall fella!

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Re: Cancer

Post by chadders » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:24 am

What a year!! Such fantastic news I am so very chuffed for you. I can't possibly understand how you have felt over the last 7 months or so.

My Father in law has just come through it. My close pal and fellow guitarist in our band has just got the all clear. He's the quiet silent type but my word he's vocal now. It just shows the worry he's been through.

My partner has just suffered a dissection (stroke) due to tear (lot of it about It seems) but she's doing amazingly well. Lifes tough at times but we'll crack on because its bloody amazing too.

Over the moon for you and all the very best to you and your family pal. UTC. Go well!

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Re: Cancer

Post by Tricky Trevor » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:33 am

Thrilled for your wonderful news, Ewanrob.
Long life and happiness to you and yours.

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Re: Cancer

Post by Wile E Coyote » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:39 am

I read the post back to front, apologies. Fantastic news Ewanrob. what a day.

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Re: Cancer

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:09 am

Just seen the thread pop back up and for the very best of reasons - really pleased for you ewanrob, that's brilliant news you have just received.

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Re: Cancer

Post by AlargeClaret » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:37 am

Fantastic news , puts a lot into perspective well done

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Re: Cancer

Post by jollyjack » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:50 am

Lost my sister 9 years ago and I've just had a malignant bowel tumour removed 4 weeks ago (a big bugger too!) Awaiting chemotherapy in coming weeks to hopefully lead to an all clear. Bit nervous about the therapy but my experience of the Staff at Carlisle has been nothing short of amazing. Glad to hear all these positive stories re the struggle against this blight. I believe we are very near to some major medical breakthroughs which could mean future generations will not have to experience this wasteful ,hateful disease.

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Re: Cancer

Post by Goddy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:01 am

Brilliant news. Well done, you!

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Re: Cancer

Post by ewanrob » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:22 pm

Many thanks to you all for your kind words, lovely bunch of people you all are...be lovely to go to a game where the only thing on my mind is the score . UTC
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Re: Cancer

Post by CoolClaret » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:57 pm

Well in fella, brilliant news!

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Re: Cancer

Post by Longside4evr » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:17 am

That's fantastic that you have finished and got through your treatment and your consultant results are free from cancer
This is not to sound negative but its 5 years before they can give a consultation of cancer free
I am at the moment waiting for my treatment on the chemotherapy ward and my blood results for the last couple of weeks haven't allowed me to go through with it.
I once again sit here to see after a second test,if I dont get my treatment in today it will be a month since my last these are the things your up against.
Platelets low calcium levels low infections that before all the side effects from chemo.
To get a picture how hard it is I was living in Spain and before all this happened to me my partner got diagnosed with stage 3 cancer of the breast we had to fly backwards and forward after her operation losing one of her breast and some of her lymph nodes removed
After that it was a case of 8 bouts of chemo then 2 months of everyday radiotherapy then herseptrin which is another form of chemotherapy after all that then its 10 years of tablets she got the all clear November 2018
A year into my treatment we was together for 8 years.
In May of this year I had to come back to the UK permanently because my cancer as progressed and have now got on a trial drug call certuximab or I think that's how you spell it
Anyway the point I am trying to make my partner who I was at the side of for all her treatment as now called it a day with our relationship as her family is out in Spain
My illness can't be cured just a case of keeping me going as long a poss
Plus side no one morning at me anymore I can now go to as many matches when it enables me to do I have got a season ticket for the first time again in almost 15 years
Down side Cancer's a bitch UTC

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Re: Cancer

Post by ewanrob » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:34 pm

Sorry to hear what your going thru Longside4evr, I met a few people whilst in the Bexley Wing in Leeds who were having a similar experience as yourself. Yes Im aware of the 5 years, but right now for someone to say to me that I have responded brilliantly to the treatment and that I am 3 months further on than I probably should be with my recovery, is enough for me to feel elated. Stay strong mate, and I sincerely hope things begin to go your way with your treatment. UTC
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Re: Cancer

Post by turfytopper » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:22 pm

ewanrob wrote:Just about to start my treatment for Head & Neck Cancer, saturdays game will be my last for a while...and what a fitting way to finish my trips to the Turf. Look forward to reading all your match reports and updates...here's to hopefully stepping back on the Turf next August.
Good luck mate and keep positive. You are on a journey. It will be crap at times and ok in parts, but you'll meet some amazing people along your path.

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