Encouragement and Positivity

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Hi all, as you see I regularly answer posts etc, I felt today I should give everyone starting or being diagnosed some encouragement that the treatment can work, today my Facebook page has reminded me that 12 months ago I started my OS treatment path with as I put it they have started the 'Poison' treatment, I went through it successfully. I am now in remission and am on 4 monthly checks, only problem at the moment is that by the time we get the Scan results it's time for the next scan, but that aside I hope you all come through the treatment and there is positive news at the end of. Now off to have my voice valve changed before Christmas- it never ends

Take care everyone and hope you have a Merry Christmas and look forward to a bright/better New Year


  • Hello   Wow what a positive post - it's amazing how time goes by when you have cancer and the appointments come thick and fast.

    It's great to see a positive post and it's so encouraging to read when things are going well - it puts you in the right frame of mind to tackle your own problems.

    Thanks for your post and may you have a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2024.

    Best wishes - Brian.

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  • Thanks Brian, and Best wishes to you for a nice Christmas and the New Year

    Take care


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    Hello Tony, great news that you are currently stable and well. I am currently stable myself, dependent on next results, I had my CT last week. It's great that you do so much for others with your champion role and braving the shave. I wish you well with your current Macmillan buddy training. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and best wishes to you for 2024. Congratulations on being 1 year post poison!

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  • Thanks for your message of positivity, I guess this is why I came here to the forum. I’m still a bit stunned that I’m where I’m at but I feel I have already accepted it. Starting chemo on 28th . Good luck with your voice valve change ,

    stay cool


  • Thanks for being so positive, most posts on here are (quite rightly) talking about problems and worries.

    I was one of the 200+  people at the annual Newcastle Upper GI  Coffee morning last week for the unit that does the oesophagostomies. I was sat next to a man who had his op 6 years ago and another who had been operated on 10 years ago. Mention was made of one person in the room who had his op 30 years ago. The tombola was drawn by the ex-footballer Bobby Moncur who looked as fit as could be at 78 years old - and next to him was the professor who had operated on him.

    I was there just 15 months after my op and came away feeling that I had a good chance of many Christmases to look forward to.