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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi All - Many thanks for your continued moral support,& once again,my thanks to Scott T.for allowing this thread to continue. I've been a member for 13 years & you folks are almost 'family' inasmuch...
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    Hi Folks - The last couple of days 'food-wise' have been truly lousy. My sense of taste is slowly coming back (at times !),but the texture of food seems to have taken a nose dive. All but the very...
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    The spores that cause thrush & other 'fungal' diseases are all around us. My white blood cell count is way down due to the chemo.,& so i'm particularly vulnerable to anything of that sort.

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    Mouth problem identified - THRUSH !!. My own idiotic fault that it got so dreadfully bad. My doc.examined my mouth a week ago,& identified the start of it. I was given some oral drops (Nystan), &...
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    Well,this morning,it's a repeat of the Sat. after my first chemo. session. Slightly swollen lips & a slightly sore mouth,both of which vanish in a day or so,but my taste buds have crashed & burned...
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    I had my second chemo. session on Wed. - just the same prolonged 6 hour day as last time. It seems that a bit of hair loss is kicking in - so what ! - i'll shave my head if i have to. Fortunately,my...
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    Hi all - It's an unfortunate fact that the Chemo. has it's own detrimental side effects. Apart from the assault on my taste buds,it causes breathlessness & an ''artificial'' tiredness as well - both...
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    Hi Gordon / Dang - Many thanks. I'm just hoping that my sense of taste doesn't lessen even more after my next dose of Chemo.

    It's even more chicken curry tonight !!. I can taste it - so who...
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    Hi Johnny - Many thanks indeed.

    The ''Chicken Madras'' curry last night,coupled with Garlic bread so strong the wallpaper almost peeled off,was delicious. Really - one of the only meals that...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi - For all you very patient & incredibly supportive folk,here's a 'progress up-date' (sort of ).

    My review x-ray yesterday, showed no further increase of my ''infection'' (should we call it)...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    From Bernie - " ..it just blows my mind that so much more has not been accomplished in this regard with the incredibly powerful tools of molecular biology that we have today. "

    Bernie - For...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi John - As i mentioned in another post - this is a 'cathartic' effort on my part = ''if you talk about it'' you're not sitting dwelling on it so much. Each day is different. Some days i can feel...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi Folks - Especially Bernie D. I'm sorry that i haven't been in touch with you & the guys for a while. I spend very little time on my PC at the moment. I field my e-mails - end of - as long as there...
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    Hi Doug - The 'taste' thingy is total crap !!!. I'm going to embark on a diet of hot/spicy & Pickled types of food. The ONLY things that have tasted 'real' so far are pickled foods such as Pickled...
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    Hello folks - Just a quick update on the Chemo. business - basically it's evil !!!. The worst effects are a constant feeling of having been gut punched / my taste buds have gone AWOL & the sort of...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi folks - I'm very deeply appreciative of the fact that our illustrious leader Scott T.,hasn't closed this thread.

    I've been a member for 13 years & as you might see,i've posted a fair few...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi all - Thanks once more for all your good wishes & kind thoughts. I have to have blood tests / x-ray & an ECG prior to Chemo.,to make sure that i'm ok to have it - let's hope so !!,
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    Hi Rick - I hope that you enjoy your Weber as much as i enjoyed mine. They're terrific mandolins by any standard. Unfortunately,the type of Cancer that i have is pretty severe,so holding on to any...
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    Hi Eric - Healthy cells also need sugar to function. All foods contain some form of 'sugar',so cutting out sugary foods may help,there's still a lot of sugar derived from other foods circulating in...
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    Hi all - Right now,apart from my up coming Chemo.,everything i'm doing is to make things easier for my wife should the worst happen. She knows where i bought my mandolins,but she wouldn't have any...
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    Hi all - Unfortunately,the form of cancer that i have,Mesothelioma - is incurable. It can however be 'controlled' by chemotherapy,but to what extent, & for how long is an unknown,as it depends...
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    From Dang - " On this side of the “pond” tomorrow is March 1st, you must have something else on your mind ! " Yep ! - I wonder what it could be ?. Right now,that's as good as it gets for my mental...
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    Hi all - Tomorrow,29th Feb.,i have an appointment with a cancer specialist at one of our top North of Engalnd hospitals. I expect to be told that i'll be having a course of Chemotherapy. How long...
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    I bought & read it 18 months or so ago. Very amateurishly put together,but then again,she's no pro-writer. Interesting 'for what it is',
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    From atetone - " The darkest days will pass once a plan is in place." That's 100% what i'm hoping for right now. The waiting is
    horrific !.
    Thank you for your reassuring words & may you have...
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