Good morning all,
I am a newbie here. Just diagnosed with terminal cancer and about 8 months to live. No terrible symptoms yet. 67 year old bloke living in London.
Just wanted to say Hi,
Thank you for your kind words. I will explore chemo but I am more concerned about buying a bucket and filling it just now.
I do try and be kind to people. It is more important now than ever.
Do you have a bucket or a list?
I have a lot of other health problems so travel, which is my passion, is not realistic. Apart from that I try to keep busy.
You seem to have done remarkably well and I am sure you are an example to us all.
Hi Kevin, I just wanted to say welcome to the Group. Also I thought I'd let you know, no one says "terminal" nowadays because they are coming up with new drugs on a regular basis for all types of cancer. The word we would rather use is "incurable". Even the oncologists can't say for sure how long anyone has to live and there are quite a few of us here, passed our sell by date.
When I got my diagnosis, top of my bucket list was seeing the Bulb fields. I have mobility issues too and my oncologist advised against flying. Several months later, my husband and I took the train to Newcastle then the ferry to Amsterdam. When we booked tickets for the bulb fields, I also booked one of the electric buggies they have on sight. It was magical. I was sorry to read you have no family because that must make it extra difficult.
Please give us the chance here to be your extended family. We won't let you down.
Love Annette x
That sounds great Annette. As a solo traveller who does not drive my mobility does prevent a few options but I am working on it.
As for the terminology I am not sure it makes a great deal of difference what I call it. It won't add any days to my life but thank you anyway.
Hi Kevin. Get those little holidays booked im a solo traveller and have been on few 5 day coach holidays as I don't drive .I'm goin to Scotland in Sept on solo. I'm past My sell by date I just try to keep as positive as I can and do the things I want to do while I still can. I try not to focus on the bad side of this awful thing we have got. Take care xx
My Dear Bev,
Your comments are some of the best I have had so far. I too am fifgtened on the inside but what can I do? I do not have any secret formula for combatting fear. I am of course terrified.
I admire you enormously for the solo trips. It is difficult because I cannot walk well at all and am still recovering from amputated toes.
I am well past my sell by date too. I am putting together a bucket list but first I need a bucket.
Let me know about any more travels please.
So sorry that you find yourself here but I'm giving you a very warm welcome and hope that you find friendship and support from this group.
You sound very accepting of your situation, which takes real strength and courage.