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the big C word

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by himtoo, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Nidge247

    Nidge247 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    That's the spirit @himtoo !

    If I looked back and analysed all the conditions I'd worked through in my life, I'd probably have half the alphabet!

    My C was 29 years ago, I had three lots of pretty invasive surgery, but hey- I'm here to tell the tale and like you have simply put it in my 'box' of been there done that, move along now

    Keep chipper, and if you feel down, come on here and have a rant - we're all here to help carry the load
     
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  2. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Only just seen this thread and wanted to say that I hope everything goes well and that you make a swift and complete recovery from whichever treatment you decide is right for you.

    A positive mental attitude has to be the best approach and you sound as if you have that covered, all the best.
     
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  3. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    hi all
    Thought I would pop an update on this thread
    I have been back to hospital twice since the last time I posted on this thread

    in may 2017 my PSA score was 4.8 and I was given another appointment for september 2017 ( my PSA had dropped slightly to 4.1 ) -- my next blood test is due for around christmas and my next follow up appointment at hospital is early january.

    no symptoms and feeling positive.

    thanks for reading.
     
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  4. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I have no idea what those PSA levels mean, but as you are symptomless and feeling positive, then that sounds excellent to me. :)
     
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  5. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Glad for the update and the fact you're reporting it as OK, long may it continue.
     
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  6. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Good news and most uplifting, long may it continue. Best wishes.
     
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  7. Survivor53

    Survivor53 Type 2 · Member

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    I was diagnosed late 2013, similar to yourself, luckily it hadn't spread from outside the prostrate so I had the whole thing removed in April 2014, I didn't need any treatment after the surgery, having Da Vinci Robotic to cut it out. I was home walking around in 2 days and never been better, but my surgery have been first class and tell me they will provide me with 6 monthly PSA checks for life, of which I am eternally grateful. I've had more pain with a bad tooth so stay focused and be positive, the right frame of mind is important and you can do this. Good luck and stay in touch mate...And I'm still type 2, lol...
     
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  8. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Awwwww @himtoo , what a terrific update, thanks for sharing!

    Love Snapsy xxx
    :happy:
     
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  9. lindijanice

    lindijanice Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Will be thinking about you @himtoo. Am a cancer survivor (3x) as well and that is the key to your identity with this - a survivor!! It is amazing how one's attitude affects the results of treatment and I would say that you are already on the upswing! Blessings/L
     
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  10. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    there is plenty of info out there.
    I eat plenty of strong tasting good quality cheese (Jalsberg is a fave) and supplements made from natto.
     
  12. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    If you google something like ‘dietary sources of K2’ you will find plenty of information, including quite a lot about natto. Or you could simply google natto.
     
  13. Pinkorchid

    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear that but hopefully treatment gets better all the time
     
  14. letstalk1

    letstalk1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear this.
     
  15. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    @himtoo... know you put this post on a while back.

    Please look at pomi-t capsules and google Prof Robert Thomas as he has done studies on this capsule and it is researched and is not guess work.

    I have this and with a teaspoon of turmeric in two teas each day with black pepper. I am absolutely positive that for me-this stopped cancer progressing further in my 2nd boob. Absolutely positive about it.
     
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