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Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by Lilyofthefield, May 13, 2010.

  1. My first line of attck is a large glass of Rioja. [​IMG]
    What harm can it do now? I already know my liver and stomach lining are AOK! Am impressed with speediness of movement. Only had the endoscopy 6 days ago.
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    Fuck all I can say, lily - shite doesn't begin to sum it up. Bugger the firm handshake crap.... big hugs. The biggest.
    Is Mr Field about? Are you certain you want to let jnr go away without knowing?
    Bastard disease.
  3. Good luck Lily.
    I just know that you are going to kick cancer's ****.
  4. mandala1

    mandala1 Occasional commenter

    Oh Llily..... b u g g e r b u g g e r b u g g e r.

  5. Is there nothing a long succession of swearwords can't assuage?
    No, no point in telling him, seren. He worked as a research biologist for Cancer Research. He probably knows more than me, so he can have his fortnight first. Bad enough that his brother knows and I've asked him to keep it quiet.
  6. Andy_91

    Andy_91 New commenter

    Good luck.
    I recommend whisky and as much oblivion as you can get in the run in to the date.

  7. I did enjoy your "cancer has been diagnosed with you" comment, Andy. I worked a lot of unpaid overtime last week on a particular project and my boss left a lovely bouquet of flowers for me in my office. My son's comment "Bit previous for a wreath" did not go down at all well (although I snorted with laughter) and he is now persona non grata hahahaharrrrrrr!
  8. Doglover

    Doglover Occasional commenter

    Lily I am so sorry - I don't know what to say, so I am going to say nothing except for, I will be thinking about you, and hoping that everything goes as well as it possibly can. xx
  9. Bl**dy hell, Lily, does that cancer know what it's taken on?!

    There's nothing to say that doesn't sound trite and stupid, but if anyone is going to fight this it'll be you.

    Lots of love, xxx
  10. joli2

    joli2 New commenter

    Sorry Lily, I though it already was diagnosed, so the tough stuff starts here. Sorry I didn't realise you could have had a much better result, so my previous comments were all a bit..previous.

    Actually that all sounds ****. But it is isn't it? Thinking of you.
  11. I got 6days notice too. And a top surgeon. Which scared me no end, despite obvious advantages.
    But it turned out they just had an efficent planning scheme, could predict the likely number of ops needed (various tumours, same location) and just filled in the actual patient names later on. Bed, op times,physio recovery procedures,staffing and checkups already planned into the equation months before they knew who the patients would actually be. And it was the top surgeon because he'd just been trained in a new special procedure that was useful to most breast cancers. Perhaps your one specialises in the fiddly replumbing bit.
    Might also be getting the specialist because you're an interesting and relatively rare case, not because it's a tricky op.
    But it's not nice at all, that shock and all the uncertainty... really sorry you've got to go through this, Lily. Hope it's fast, straightforward and not too uncomfy.
    non x
  12. Lily, Lily, Lily what can I say? When all was turning out well for you.
    All the more reason for me to run like hell in the Race for Life on June 9th.... [​IMG]
  13. Hi Lily
    I am so relieved to hear that it's in a position that they can operate and take it out. That's good news, it really is.
    When is the op?

  14. Also, did they tell you how active it is?
  15. No, that pleasure is for next Wednesday.
    Glad to hear that nonentomologist. I wouldn't have known that was how things work otherwise and find it reassuringly bureaucratic :)
    An is-it-me moment: when you impart the information to a mildly overweight relative, is it wrong to feel slightly pis*sed off that their response is "I wish someone would take half of my stomach away - I could lose some weight!" I mean, there's looking on the bright side and.....

  16. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    People say stupid things when they faced with something for which there is no easy response. Hopefully, the fatty is now feeling appropriately awful that she opened her mouth and let such a stupid statement fall out.
    ...but if it makes you feel better, if you don't like her much, you could go punch her teeth in - that'll help her lose a bit of weight.
    I hope you spend the next few days eating ALL your favourite things to the greatest of great excess.
  17. I am glad it is all happening quickly for you....please do see it as efficiency.. it must be horrible to wait for that sort of operation.
    As for the top specialist.. fantastic.. they have to operate on someone to earn a wage and at least you get a good un rather than a newly trained nervous surgeon.
    I am so sorry this is happening for you.
    As for not telling your son, I understand your reasoning and think it is very very compassionate and brave of you. Yes he will be upset you didnt tell him sooner but this way he gets to enjoy his holiday and come back refreshed all the better to support you.
    Chin up hun... I am thinking of my virtual friend.
  18. pomunder

    pomunder New commenter

    Just caught up with your latest news. Doubleplusungood, as Orwell would say, but I do like the Rioja therapy. I'll raise my glass to you, Lil...let's have a look....a rather splendid 2009 Waipara Hills sauvignon blanc. I'll be thinking of you.
  19. Would you Adam and Eve it? An ex-teacher (ex in the sense that she now teaches somewhere else rather an "deceased") here had the same thing! It's quite a rare one. She had it at least five years ago, it was much bigger, and she is still fine. I am abundantly cheered.
  20. How extraordinary. That link to someone who really knows is like gold -and even better luck since it's a rare one.
    Hope it feels a bit calmer for that, Lily. All those dark galloping thoughts are exhausting in themselves. You need reality like that to flatten 'em....

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