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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Day 236 Weds 04/08/10 - What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

Hello all,

Time to shut down definitely for the summer and have a break from cancer...this has been my whole life for the past 2 years...From the getting up in the night every hour and being exhausted because a big tumour was pressing on my bladder to the diagnosis on 11.12.10 to the confirmation on Christmas Eve.

Two things:

1. I went back to work on Monday initially for a couple of hours a day - it already feels like I have never been away, thanks Richard!

2. I had cancer and now I don't, my CEA Blood results are back with a level of 1.1 (0 to 2.5 are the normal range). Any higher they can tell there is a recurrence of the bowel cancer. Next step is the full CT scan in October 2010 so time to live a bit until then! Personally I feel better than I have for a long, long time, even better than before due to my diet and my mental state.

This has been the worst 8 months of my life and to quote Shents (another beautiful ex cancer patient) it has also been the best 8 months of my life.

I have read horrendous and sad stories on the cancer chat forum http://www.cancerchat.org.uk/ about people being deserted by friends, family and God but I can say here and now that not one deserted me...

Who do I give special mentions to..there are too many and for fear that I may leave someone out...you know who you are...if you read this or get it by email you know who you are!

Actually there is one special mention, a person actually who I could not have done this without...Fran x

Thank-you all - I could not have done it without you!

Much Love and God bless

Tony x

12 comments:

  1. good one tone all our love to you frances n charlotte n catherine n all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxma n pa

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  2. Ummm, actually you can't shut this down yet because you promised us a pic of 'after'...we've got the before and during ones but still waiting for you to add the 'after' :-)

    Seriously though, so glad things are getting back to some normality for you now Tony. Must be a nice feeling to be able to return to work and get on with living again. So happy for you
    Carole xx

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  3. GOOD ON YOU TONY FOLLOWED YOU RIGHT THROUGH GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS

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  4. TONY AN INSPIATION MUCH LOVE AND GOD BLESS

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  5. Tony
    Much love and luck to you my dear friend - and Carole is right - where's the after photo?!!

    Shents xxx

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  6. Hey ladies,

    The after photo is on its way...I spent a small fortune on a new wardobe (not the wooden one) and have a wedding on Saturday where I will wear my new suit and shirt...a photo will be produced!

    T xx

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  7. Excellent! Sounds like it will be worth waiting for!
    Shents x

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  8. Congratulations Tony. I couldn't be more proud of you and welcome to the 'I beat Cancer club'!!! Hope you are soon well enough to make the journey down South to see us all. Kepp well buddy. Phil :-)

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  9. Lovely picture and you look soooo well :-)) Brilliant xxxx

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  10. Many thanks dear friend, especially as you are going through the mill at the moment.... I feel pretty good and feel it is down to the cancer being removed and me finally getting back to something normal oh and the green diet and supplements!...(as normal as I can get!)

    T xx

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  11. Cant believe the skinhead photo !!fab.
    I had my treatment at Singleton Hospital (still do )in Swansea in good old Wales.Cant praise them enough.I hate hearing stories where people dont receive the same amount of care.Have a lovely break.

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  12. Love the skinhead look !!
    Rose xx

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