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And then came cancer

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

  1. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Oh, no....

    Biggest hugs :(
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  2. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    To all of you who give blood, thank you.

    If you've never done it, perhaps now is the time to think about it.

    Major crisis yesterday and I was very ill. Two units of red cells and another of platelets helped to save my life.
  3. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    What an awful time for you GL. Thinking of you and thankful that the treatment yesterday was life-saving. xxx

    (I was a blood donor, but asked to stop as unfortunately my body didn't cope very well with it. MrM has given many pints of his.)
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  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Yes blood donors do a sterling job and we're all thankful that someone's donation helped you yesterday.

    That sound very frightening. If virtual wishes for health could help you know you'd be cured tomorrow don't you! ;) Unfortunately real life isn't quite so easy, so we're all hoping you have as easy a time as possible.
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  5. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    I'm so sorry to hear you needed red cells and platelets, GL, but am glad that they were there for you. Thank God for donors. xxx
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  6. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    Still thinking of you GLs and as lara said, if positive thoughts were enough....
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  7. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Yes, this is a strange disease. With no antibodies of my own, a temperature spike and an uncontrollable infection can be fatal in hours. This is what happened yesterday. Well fortunately not the fatal bit this time.

    If any of you blood donors are donating O or B Negative, it could be yours!
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  8. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Sorry to hear that. Will you be in hospital a long time?

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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  9. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Months, if I'm lucky.
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  10. Calpurnia99

    Calpurnia99 Star commenter

    Bedblocker, eh...... :p
  11. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

  12. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    I'll look into it - I couldn't in the US or Ireland due to living here during the BSE era, but that wouldn't matter in the UK? [I have the most precious of blood - O negative].

    biggest hugs....sigh :(
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  13. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Bad Calpurnia. :D

    It won't be my blood wot saved yer, AB+ is only of use to other AB+ers.
  14. dominant_tonic

    dominant_tonic Established commenter

    @GLsghost I did not expect this when I was checking this thread. I'm so sorry., and wish had something more helpful/enlighteninh to say other than, ******. Wishing you all the best.

    Can I all period at this pint phase, to consider registering b on dkms bone marrow registry? My 27 year old(ish) friend's son is looking for a match a s his mum had betting a huge drive on it.
    If you donate blood just register at your next session. If you don't, but are eligible to please visit the site and see whatt it entails. There are a few companies with varying age restrictions etc, but when looking for a match they are all checked, and dkms has the widest parameters of eligibilities.

    Please register with them. As glsghost has powerfully demonstrated tyre donation of bloid and it's products is pivotal in more diseases than we know. (Not meaning to be patronising, but struggling to find thr right written tone at this ridiculous hour).
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  15. dominant_tonic

    dominant_tonic Established commenter

    The star was merely bu_gger.
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  16. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Thank you DT . I have now had 6 units of O or B Negative red cells and 3 lots of platelets and feel brighter, but it's all relative .

    Major crisis of a couple of days ago seems to have been averted and the ICU support has been stood down.
  17. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

    So pleased to hear that. Rooting for you. :)
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  18. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Same here. xx
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  19. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    Glad that there is some improvement GL. Thinking about you. xxx
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  20. marymoocow

    marymoocow Star commenter

    I hope all that good stuff puts a spring in your step!!:)


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