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16/02/2008 at 09:45

Well done on the PMA Doug. Perhaps you did hit on the right thing to do to help with that.

16/02/2008 at 18:05
Well done, Dougal and I agree with Plodding Hippo, if you were my patient I would have read your notes with interest too. You are an example to us all on keeping strong and positive. Love Marge, xxxxx (Writen on Moo's computer) xx
18/02/2008 at 20:04

I saw the oncologist this morning. He had reviewed my CT scans. He tells me that, although there is a long way to go, the chemotherapy is working as planned.

I don't ask too many questions as I find a little knowledge is dangerous when dealing with cancer. I am very content with what he told me.

Thanks again for the continuing support.

19/02/2008 at 06:24
Yippeeeeeeeeee!
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
19/02/2008 at 06:27
Good news indeed (I came across this thread a day or two ago and have been fascinated with your journey), keep up the PMA Douglas xx
19/02/2008 at 06:27
great news Doug!!!
19/02/2008 at 09:14
Brilliant news and re amount of info you choose to be told = less is more  xxxxxxxxxxx
19/02/2008 at 09:29

as Lady sue, I have been following this and just want to add, good news and you are a star.

xx

19/02/2008 at 14:11
Good news indeed,keep us up to speed.
LIVERBIRD    pirate
19/02/2008 at 19:18

Sportaloo - could you bring yourself down to the Liverpool Half next Sunday week and set yourself up with some loo roll, soap and water and an air freshener? That'd be great, thanks!

Douglas - So pleased to hear it's going well. Do keep posting because a lot of people really are very interested in your progress and are willing you to get well again and get back out there!

Dustboy    pirate
19/02/2008 at 23:05

Yeah, I watch this thread with great interest. My Mum beat cancer twice and one of my closest friends (and running partner) has spent the last few years engaged in battle royal with it.

May you continue to fight with spirit and honour DJ.

19/02/2008 at 23:39
Good news (())
20/02/2008 at 05:27
20/02/2008 at 18:22
(((Douglas))) all the very best. Jiggi x
26/02/2008 at 11:17

Hi folks,

I've just got back from hospital having failed my pre-chemo exam. I have another go on Friday so it's not a problem. If Ifail on Friday, I believe that they have ways of boosting you up too pass standard, though I haven't enquired too closely as to what these ways are!

The oncologist reckons that I'll be OK to run the 2009 London Marathon, but gave no guarantees as to what would hppen beyond 2009. That's good enough for me and I'm very, very happy.

I've been given lotsof exercises to do, mainly daily Powerbreath work and low weigh functional resistance work. Having said that this week is zero exercise to try and boost my blood for Friday's exam.

I'm very humbled at the bravery and attitude of some of the other cancer patients that I meet.

Keep well folks and be happy,

Douglas aka Leaping Wolf

26/02/2008 at 13:17

Failed your exam ?

You should have revised harder instead of wild nights on the town DJ  

Hope you look after yourself and get fit for Friday 

26/02/2008 at 17:55
Just read through the thread because I am nosy, and blimey! At least they caught it early.

You sound incredibly positive, Douglas.

The failed exam: I think my dad failed one once (out of 12 sessions, not too bad). He too had a positive attitude to it all as the prospects were very good, and that must have helped. That and all the reiki my mum and her friend were sending him behind his back

Wishing you a speedy and full recovery, and may you have a great run at FLM 2009!
LIVERBIRD    pirate
26/02/2008 at 17:59

Douglas - did you get caught cheating, with the answers written on your sleeve?

I have no idea what "failing" really means, but you sound anything but a failure to me, so keep going and continue with the positive attitude! I'd look out for you on the telly in 2009, but hopefully, they'll have let me in by then and I'll be running it with you!

God bless x

26/02/2008 at 18:04

Just stuck my beak in - may all counts be in the right ranges on Friday. 

Really glad they see you as a runner.

Keep one eye firmly on those trainers.

best wishes flying your way. 

26/02/2008 at 20:14
Liverbird: they look at the count of certain values in the blood before starting the chemo session, just to make sure your body can take it. If those values are low, then they won't start that week, but perhaps the next. It is not the end of the world, but it may indicate that your body is finding the fight to get back to normal after the previous session a bit tougher. It's amazing how fine-tuned chemo is these days. At least that's what my dad told me.

Fingers crossed for Friday, Douglas. I think it's great they see you as an athlete!
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