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    Hi, guys ! Greetings from across the 'pond'.
    Things are progressing from symptom-free - that's lasted 18 months, or so.
    I find that, if I push myself too hard, physically, I'm now getting a little breathless - so I've stopped pushing, simples !

    Why TIASWO ? It's an acronym : There Is Always Someone Worse Off ! It's been my most comforting thought, throughout all this XXX, and it's true. I can't sit back, languishing, while I can see people out there, less fortunate than me, struggling. I'm just not wired up that way . . .

    LOL ! Just noticed that 'H-e-l-l' has been censored in my 'Other care' bit !!
    Why ??

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    Other Care (Psychosocial): Went through counselling - tough as XXX, but worth the effort ! - then reconciled myself to a slightly foreshortened Life !
    Cancer may well have shortened my Life, but there's no way I'm handing what's left of it over, on a plate !
    At age 58, I've been around the block a few times - until I got dizzy, to be honest ! - and I feel sorry for the kids out there. Toddlers and teens is pretty tough, but also the under 40s, with hopes and aspirations, and young families.

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    Decision Point: I was offered 13 weeks chemo, which would take maybe 4 months to recover from, and might add a few weeks to my Life.
    7 months of debilitation, right when I was the healthiest I was ever gonna be, just to endure a few weeks at the other end, which promised to be pretty grim anyway.

    It was a 'no brainer'. Told them to give the treatment to someone who would get more benefit from it !

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    Oh No (Cancer is back/Recurred ): After some 18 months of 'No Evidence Detected', mets were found in both lungs.
    That was in Feb, 2010.

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