Hello everyone.

  • Posts: 2
    10/05/2015  21:47


    Hello all,

                my name is Alex. I was first diagnosed as a terminal patient in August 2013. In February 2012 I was diagnosed with colo/rectal cancer. In April I had the tumour successfully removed and was given the all clear. Unfortunately in August the following year, after a CT scan I was informed of mestasses  to the Liver and Lungs. Unfortunately, no surgical procedure was possible, so chemotherapy was the only option.

    After the first 10 months I was given a break for 8 weeks. After the break, the cells had grown a little and another growth appeared on my spine. The spinal cell was treated with radiotherapy. Meanwhile a new course of Chemotherapy was introduced with some success.

    I stay chipper and cheerful most of the time. I've always been an optimistic "glass half full" kind of person. I certainly don't want to be seen as a messenger of doom and gloom. The thought of seeming to be a miserable old git never enters my head.

    My only issue at the moment is loneliness, I do feel a little isolated, especially on bad "side effects" days when I can't get out for a walk. I try to make these days as rare as possible, but as the treatment goes on I find it increasingly difficult.

    If there are others in the same boat,as it were, I would love to meet up for a bit of general socialising. Maybe for a coffee and a chat, or a visit to the movies, anything really.

    So if there are others like me who would welcome a little company, then please do say hell.

    Best regards and best of health to you all.

    Much love, Alex.

  • Community Manager - Posts: 120
    13/05/2015  16:08

    Hello and welcome to the community, hope we can provide some chat and socialising for you. Please feel free to talk about whatever you'd like in the General Chat section


    I'd also recommend you give our helpline a ring on 0800 090 2309 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) as they should be able to put you in touch with some local groups in your area that could help you with that as well.


    Thanks

  • Posts: 2
    13/05/2015  18:33

    Dear Mark, thank you so much for your kind response to my intro letter. I will certainly phone the helpline in the near future. Thanks for your prompt reply.

    Best regards, Alex.

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