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Gnomon - time to move on

How are you, Azahar? I remember you were in a bad way a few years ago, undergoing treatment for serious illness. Are you over that?


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Post 2

azahar

Hi Gnomon,

Yeah, I have stage IV colon cancer, presently in remission. So at the moment I'm feeling okay and trying not to think too much about having a terminal illness (doctors say they don't expect to cure me). My next PET scan is in January and if that comes back clean I'll have another six-month reprieve until the next one. So that's basically the story.

But I'm busy getting my life back together, which was tough after being off work for over a year and a half. I'm only now getting close to having enough work to live on - not quite there yet.

I haven't been on hootoo for awhile, but a couple of weeks ago hosted a very mini mini-meet here, with Dragonqueen and Toybox coming down. It was great, and DQ and I also went to Granada for a couple of days.

Anyhoo, speaking of The Illness, I have to dash now and get the monthly chemo port cleaning done at the hospital. Seeing the onc again in a couple of weeks. Bleh. So fingers crossed that the next scan is clean. It's been over a year since I've been off chemo.

How are things with you?

az


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Post 3

Gnomon - time to move on

Things are fine with me. The trivial details of my life seem unimportant compared with the big issues of yours, but I suppose we must all live the lives we've got, and nobody knows how much time they have left. My brother-in-law who is only 49 had a heart attack a few weeks back when we were at a weekend rock festival together, and had to have bypass surgery. It's brought it home to us all that we should enjoy while we can.

Hope your next scan is clear.


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Post 4

azahar

Thanks. To be honest, I think I've been mostly living in a more or less happy state of semi-denial since the worst of the chemo side effects subsided. I don't feel sick so it's hard to believe that I still am sick. So maybe I'm not? Guess time will tell.

Anyhow, I plan to have a fabby Christmas and birthday. smiley - smiley

az


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Post 5

Gnomon - time to move on

Yes indeed. You do that. When's your birthday?


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Post 6

azahar

January 7th. The PET scan will probably be a week or two after that.

I'll be 54!!! smiley - wow

az


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Post 7

Gnomon - time to move on

A good age. I'll be that in a few years. I presume when you were small people always gave you a combined Christmas/Birthday present.smiley - sadface

My daughter El was born on 22 Dec and she has that problem.


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Post 8

azahar

Oh, absolutely! Talk about unfair! Especially when you're ten.

These days it's only slightly unfair because I like to take my birthday off and in Spain it falls the day after a national holiday (epiphany), so there is usually work lost there... but for me it's worth it. Because it's MY day. So there.

az


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