Living with incurable cancer - incurable patients only

This group is specifically for people with an incurable or terminal diagnosis. Whether you need to talk about dying, or about making the most of your life, you can discuss your feelings openly here.

living life to the full

Dawie
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once  I renew and get my passport I have decided to do more, travel and do things I always wanted to do,without worrying if it's going to kill me.

I've been too worried about doing things, now to hell with it, Life has to be lived, Do more life:)

I hope this gives people more courage to do likewise.

I've  Learned you can't worry about the inevitable.

Direction is relative, where ever you go, there you are.
daloni
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Hear, hear . I spent far too long dying of cancer before I learned to live with it. I’m right behind you. Quite possibly pushing you up that gangplank. 

Where are you going first? 

xx

anndanv
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Hear hear indeed! I think we all make the same mistakes to start with!

This is a quotation I really like;-

Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, Today is a Gift!    This is the bit I'd add "So live it"!

Love Annette x

Peggy24
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I was so worried before I went away but it was fine and made me feel so much better.l wasn’t so depressed it give me that boast again.If you don’t try you will never know as my Mum would say,

Keep strong and positive x

flowerlady
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Dear Dawie

Thank you - your courage is infectious. It's difficult not to worry, but if we can let go of that worry, it leaves space for something more useful

 Hope that passport arrives soon

X

Flowerlady x
mummyb
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Hi

I think it’s pointless to put ourselves through gruelling treatment to not then enjoy the reason for doing so. I took 4 holidays last year and have 2 booked already for this year.  Let’s enjoy life whilst we still can.x

SuzieQ721
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I agree totally.

Four holidays last year and three booked, so far, for this year.

Enjoying while I still can xx

SuzieQ721 x

Pippip81
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I agree too!! My husband has taken a sabbatical from work and we’ve taken our children out of mainstream school! 

we’ve spent a month in Sri Lanka, home for Christmas/January then onto our next adventure in February!!! 

making every day count x

mummyb
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We managed to get very early retirement for hubby, he was 53.  Unfortunately our 2 daughters didn’t want anything else to change and wouldn’t come out of school.  Gives me and hubby chance to have fun before he ends up my carer and we go away every school holiday.

sri Lanka sounds fab.  X

mummyb
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That’s the way to go suzieq. Gotta love a good holiday.x

madmomma
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Hi SuzieQ721, I like your thinking, but how do you go about getting travel insurance. I have metatastic melanoma, I so want to go on holiday but insurance would put a stop to travel outside the uk 

SuzieQ721
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I use a company called insurancewith.com.  They tailor your cover to your needs.  They ask you what meds your own and take it from there.  Give them a try you might be pleasantly suprised x

SuzieQ721 x

Alijo62
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Hi Madmomma

I thought the same - my first quote for a cruise just 4 months after my treatment ended was for more than the holiday cost. I have metastatic cervical cancer. 3 years on from the end of treatment now.

But I found Holidaysafe - all done online - some quite searching questions and they are tailored to your cancer. Very reasonably priced too. I went to the caribbean last year and it was only an extra 100 pounds (sorry my pound sign has decided not to work).

Shop around you will be surprised at the difference.

x

madmomma
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thank you for your quick reply hun, I will get hubby to look into this for me, x

madmomma
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thank you hun for your reply, I will look into this company,  oh the Caribbean, how lovely, we love the Bahamas x