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14 years 1 month ago #4776 by ree1969
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Hello Everyone :) I just wanted to show myself having been around for the past couple of weeks. My name is Ree and I am a 38 yo guy from the UK. I was diagnosed with bc on the 26th of March 2007 after 10 months of seeking a diagnosis for blood and blood clots in urine and other un-pleasent symptoms such as fatigue and a general feeling of un-wellness. Finally after seeing a new doctor and visiting a new hospital they found the bc and I will be admitted to hospital this coming Monday (Easter Monday). I just thought I would say hello to you all and I wish all of you the very best :)

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14 years 1 month ago #4779 by Rosemary
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Hi Ree,

It's nice to meet you.  We have others your age here at the forum and many folks also from the UK.  You are not alone with your disease.  We are here to listen and help if we can.  

I was diagnosed over a year ago and have had no recurrances.

Good luck on Easter Monday.  I hope that things will go well for you.

Very best regards,
Rosemary

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

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14 years 1 month ago #4781 by ree1969
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Thanks for your kind words Rosemary :) It is very good of you and people like you doing what you do to help people out who find themselves in such situations as coping with this kind of disease. I hope I can become an active member of this forum and I hope I will be able to contribute with you and be able to ease the worries of people who look to forums like this for comfort. I myself will not be making posts asking many questions about my illness because of what happened in 2000 when my brother died with a brain tumor at the age of 26. I look at it 2 ways... you can either worry yourself to the point of making yourself even more ill and unconfortable with stress or simply just get on with life as normal as possible and consider the diagnosis as an inconvinience which needs to be dealt with. Although I have been feeling very unwell with fatigue and aches and pains at times I continued to go to work and also have a bottle of bud or 2 :D when the weekend arrives. Of course now treatment is about to begin I'm not going to be able to continue to work and have a bud while in hospital and recovering from god knows what treatment I'm going to need but I've convinced myself I'm off on a little holiday from the norm and when I get back my irritating fatigue will be gone ;D Yes, some people may think it a little strange but bc is going to have as little impact on my life as possible so it can think again if it thinks it will LOL. Thanks again Rosemary and hope to speak with you soon :) You new friend Ree :) PS: I'm off for a bud before it gets too late ;)

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14 years 1 month ago #4785 by Rosemary
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Ree,

There are some on the board who actually think that an occasional beer is helpful to the bladder.

I know exactly what you mean about fatigue.  I can't promise you that the fatigue will go away any time soon, (especially if you are prescribed BCG treatments),  but I do believe that the feeling of malaise and not being "well" will probably lift.  At least it did for me.  

Please be on the lookout for posts in the forum from a guy named Tim B.  Tim is the other Moderator here who is from the UK and is around your age.  You may have a lot in common.

Anyway, I'm glad you are here.  I hope that all goes well for your surgery on Easter Monday.

My very best to you,
Rosemary

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

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14 years 1 month ago #4790 by Ricky
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Hi Ree, a newbie myself. You have my best wishes for competent treatment and complete eradication of your BC.

Hang in there buddy, you'll be in my thoughts with my next beer. ;) ;)

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14 years 1 month ago #4794 by ree1969
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Hello again :) Well Rosemary I had my first installation of the week of budweiser to my bladder  after I signed off from here last night... It was a fairly large dose consisting of about 8 bottles and I will confirm the theory that those who say beer is good for the bladder are correct :P After the second bottle my fatigue and Malaise had subsided giving me a little relief. I did have a bad cold a couple of weeks ago and the symptoms I had from the cold were a welcomed relief from the groggy tired feeling this irritating bc brings on ;D Thanks a again Rosemary for your kind words and I hope you too remain bc free and heathy for ever.

Does this site have a live chat? I can remember in 2000 when I was searching around and making posts on forums for my brother I would make a post and keep hitting the refresh for replys. I can tell by some of the posts on this forum there are alot of people that will be feeling alone and in need of company so I figured it might be a good idea to have a live chat section.... If there isn't one and others feel one would be of benefit and helpful  I would be more than happy to create one just for the members of this forum where we can have a chat and a beer or 2 ;) and anyone needing company for help can drop by. Please let me know and I'll wave my magic wand :)

Hello Ricky and thanks to you also for your kind words and I hope to see a post from you too saying you are back to full health with no  recurrence. Now when I had my beers last night I did not have a drink for you like you are doing for me so I guess I better put that right tonight ;) Thanks again Ricky and its great meeting you too my friend :)


Catch you all later my friends and take care

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