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Postby robbo57 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:56 pm

G'day all you fisherfolk. I am writing this in the hope of raising awareness for getting checked out for prostate or any other cancer.
I recently had blood tests and the dreaded finger test for prostate. My Dr wanted to do a cystoscopy as well to look into the bladder. He found a tumor and polyps and when tested discovered
I had bladder cancer! So starting 3 months of chemo and then bladder removal and more chemo next week. Not sure what the outcome will be yet but needless to say if you are in the age bracket
you MUST have a checkup. I will not be yakking for quite a while but will still be watching closely for all those reports and pics. Stay safe.
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Re: Have you been checked

Postby arpie » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:34 pm

Yes, the blood tests, the finger test - all those uncomfortable things that they do to us females as well - you are silly if you don't! If it is there, get it early.

Bloody Hell, Robbo!! I am SO sorry to hear that - your life is changed in an instant when you receive the 'C' word!! Just as well it was found now - I hope you are recovering well from the surgery & that the chemo won't be too much of an ordeal for you. Keith got really itchy inflamed skin with his & found that alternating Aveeno Cream with CORNFLOUR (yes, the flour!) really helped - so I hope you don't get this side effect. He didn't lose all his hair either - just most of it!! A fleece ski cap is what he wore, as it was still winter & he felt the cold a lot more.

I hope you've got all the gumpf on reimbursing travel etc if you need to travel more than 100k in a week to access your treatment/surgery. Accomodation (a portion of it) is also covered. I see you are in Sydney, so may not have needed it = it really helped us with finances, being rural.

Keep your spirits up - keep your food up, even if you don't feel like eating, hold your nose & eat - difficult, I know, but you must try & keep your weight at as good a level as you can! Pig out on all the things you love - icecream, decadent cakes - anything that puts calories into you that you can eat!! Also, if you CAN - do stretches & basic exercises during the chemo - it has been proven to reduce the symptoms! Keith did heaps & sailed thru it, other than the skin problems - and that was due to the particular mix he was on.

We celebrated 2 years last week, since Keith's surgery & our next visit to his specialist/surgeon in 4 weeks will be the last (as far as the specialist is concerned) unless Keith feels there is an issue or problem!

He was back competing in Triathlons just 4 months after completing chemo! (But we all know that he is DRIVEN!!)

All the best, mate - we'll all be plugging for you. It is a life changing experience - but remember, Cancer is just a word, not a sentence!!

cheers

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Re: Have you been checked

Postby robbo57 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:13 pm

Thanks Roberta some good advice there and all taken onboard :glad:
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Re: Have you been checked

Postby molecule55 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:15 pm

Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery, Rob!

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Re: Have you been checked

Postby matto » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:42 pm

Geez mate that's rough news to recieve. Good luck with a speedy recovery.
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Re: Have you been checked

Postby saltydude » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:43 pm

Bloody hell Rob I'm sorry to hear this news mate I hope the treatments and surgery goes well, I know you will be off the water a while but when you can keep checking in on KFDU to get some sort of fishy fix and to stay in contact with all your mates here
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Re: Have you been checked

Postby rosco » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:24 pm

Mate thats not good news all the best for a good and speedy recovery Rob

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Re: Have you been checked

Postby Zelko » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:26 pm

I'm sorry to hear that news Rob.
Keep the fight going and we will all be behind you to keep your spirits high.
I (and the rest of us hopefully) will put that extra effort into our reports to keeps a smile on your face while you are off the brine.
Wishing you a speedy recovery mate!
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Re: Have you been checked

Postby pavo » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:03 pm

My Wife keeps telling me to get the checks and I keep putting it off.
I don't think I would want to know.
All the best for a speedy recovery mate
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Re: Have you been checked

Postby Estuary Girl » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:39 pm

My thoughts and best wishes for a speedy recovery Rob and a smooth journey through the treatment.
Have had two scares myself in recent years with one just recently.Thankfully all good but we should all get our checks done and not put them off.
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Re: Have you been checked

Postby Jools » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:42 pm

Sorry to hear that Rob, all the best over the coming weeks.
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Re: Have you been checked

Postby Digger » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:04 am

Sorry to hear of your experiences Robbo and I wish you well with your recovery.

I get regular checks. and at my age it is certainly necessary to do so.

I learnt a long time ago to look for a GP with skinny fingers!!!

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Re: Have you been checked

Postby simons rat » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:42 am

fingers crossed for you Rob

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Re: Have you been checked

Postby robbo57 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:45 am

Thank-you all for the wishes. It will help knowing I have so much support :grin:
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Re: Have you been checked

Postby Biggles » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:46 am

Hi Rob, wishing you a speedy recovery fella.

I'm also turning this important topic into a sticky so it sits at the top of the list :wink:

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