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And then came cancer

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by ilovepoppies, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. friedgreentomatoes

    friedgreentomatoes Star commenter

    Good to hear from you GL, take care of yourself.
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  2. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    That’s good news for both GL and poppies. Rest and look after yourself. Best wishes.
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  3. Norsemaid

    Norsemaid Lead commenter

    So glad to hear the news GL and that ilovepoppies too has had the treatment she needs .
    I don't post much on here much , as I'm afraid of saying the wrong thing, however, I do think of you and all of you that are on here and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers too.
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  4. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    A very sobering thread but am uplifted by our colleagues positivity, strength and determination and the comments from posters who are willing them on
  5. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Great news GL and Poppies.
    Take care of yourselves.
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  6. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

    So pleased to hear things are progressing well. Lovely to hear from you.
    Take care xxx
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  7. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    You take care GLs. Glad to hear you are back home
  8. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Best wishes to both of you.
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  9. frangipani123

    frangipani123 Lead commenter

    Good to hear from you GL. Thoughts with GL, Poppies and Lara.
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  10. smurphy6

    smurphy6 Senior commenter

    Im so glad to hear from you GL, wishing you a good recovery. Best wishes to everyone on this thread from me.
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  11. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Great to hear such a positive update for you both.
    Keep fighting!
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  12. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Love and best wishes to both of you x
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  13. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    So Christmas Eve and for me it is officially +Day 53 with my new bone marrow. Christmas seems to have brought the three of us (that's Mr Lara, Poppies and me) relief, remission and favourable reports.

    I got home from hospital nearly 3 weeks ago now and was initially very weak and fatigued. There is still a long way to go, but the feedback from the consultants is all positive. I haven't had any complications this far and they are starting to wean me off some of the drugs, including the hated immuno-suppressant medication (everyone hates it!).

    The development of a new immune system will take many months but I have every reason to start to feel optimistic. Back at the beginning of June there was little hope and a very poor prognosis, but I have survived the chemotherapy and the transplant and dare to hope that I shall be one of the winners in the AML lottery. My hair's even starting to grow back, though I still look as if I've signed up for the Marines!

    Wishing Mr Lara, Poppies and myself continued positive reports, good health and recuperation and thanks to all those of you who read this thread for your ongoing good wishes and support. It means everything and makes such a difference. I hope we all enjoy a peaceful and joyful Christmas with our loved ones.
  14. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    Every best wish to you GLs and to poppies and mr Lara and lazycat hubby too.
    This has certainly been ‘a year’ for each of you and lots of countinued positive thoughts winging their way for strength and recovery for all in 2018
  15. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Of course...positive thoughts and warmest wishes for @Lazycat and her hubby too. Hope his treatment is going well and you can also enjoy a happy Christmas. xx
  16. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    It is good to read your very positive post, GL. I hope you and others living with cancer make more progress in 2018. We are all pleased to offer a little support to help you along.

    This thread is a reminder to all of us of the fragility of life. It puts other everyday worries into perspective and reminds us to appreciate our loved ones this Christmas.
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  17. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

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  18. friedgreentomatoes

    friedgreentomatoes Star commenter

    Great to hear such a positive update. Merry Christmas to all and best wishes for 2018.
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  19. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I think Mr Lara and I, GLsghost and husband, foxtail and husband can give a toast to 'surviving the year'
    [​IMG] to all the wonderful posters of this 'online community'
  20. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Thank you Lara. Mr F finished his treatment in November and will have four monthly checks to start, then hopefully increasing the time between.

    Good wishes for 2018 to all.

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