1 EAGLETON NOTES: Uncertainty

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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Uncertainty

Apologies for my absence from Blogland. It was simply caused by a lack of broadband connection at my friend's house. We travelled back to Lewis yesterday and arrived home about 10pm. Normal service should now be resumed!
 
I think most of us are more comfortable with certainty than uncertainty in our lives.

Returning to the cancer theme. The scans were all clear. This leaves the medics with a conundrum as to what to do next given that the indicators are increasing quickly.

Some of you may know that there are trials going on into almost every form of cancer and, doubtless, many other illnesses as well. Trials are something ’other people’ go on. One of my close friends has just participated in a trial for a treatment for people with advanced prostate cancer.

There is one for people with prostate cancer where there are no visible cancers. There is a chance that I might get onto that trial. The closing date is very shortly. Wheels are turning.

In the meantime I shall await developments.

28 comments:

  1. Thanks for this update Graham. More evidence that you really are a brave fellow.

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    1. YP I often used to ponder on the concept of bravery after a very highly-decorated soldier said to me that he didn't even think about it at the time: it was just what he did. When he contemplated it afterwards he wondered if, had he thought about it, he would have acted the same way. I think it's a bit like this with cancer. Just get on with it. If one think's too hard one might not be so 'brave'.

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  2. I have heard of people doing very well on alternative treatments. I know that other people's suggestions can be very annoying so forgive me for that, I hope that you do well with whatever treatment you have!

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  3. Uncertainty is a real trial. Good luck.

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    1. Life is uncertain Adrian. I'm pretty used to that. Thanks for the good wishes.

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  4. Oh, good,luck, Graham. I do hope the right decision is made, and that it brings about the right result x

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  5. It is a relief that scans are clear.

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  6. I wish you the best of luck with the treatment, whatever you and the doctors decide upon. ♥

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    1. Thanks Monica. It's all rather unknown territory at the moment.

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  7. re UNKNOWN above, yes I was tempted to suggest a couple of products that work well but managed to restrain myself; so very best of good fortune to you Graham.

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    1. Thanks Heron. It's been a 19 year journey so far and I don't anticipate it ending any time soon.

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  8. Wonderful, yet confusing news! Best of luck getting onto the trial treatment list, hope all goes well. And thanks again for letting us know. I hope your time "off the grid" at your friend's house was restful and enjoyable and gave you a chance to recharge your batteries. We all need that sometimes!

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    1. Mrs S life is confusing and my friend has, today, returned to Bishopbriggs and I'm getting used to a quiet evening at home (catching up with 'Strictly' amongst other things).

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  9. Hey Graham,
    Hope all goes well for you! Just saw the photo of you on your brother's blog and you look so good! (Is that your son with you?) Anyway, take care of yourself and I would tell you to be positive about things, but I don't have to tell you that, you already are.

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    1. Hi Kay. Yes that it Gaz with me on CJ's blog post. As for positivity, that's just part of my nature.

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  10. I, too, hope all goes well for you, Graham...my best wishes and positive thoughts go your way.

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  11. Prayers all goes well with the trials

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  12. I have come home from my third (!!) holiday this year last Saturday night and am still catching up with blogs on my reading list, and I am glad to read that you are maybe going to be on a trial. A close family friend who is HIV positive has been on trials thanks to his very good doctor, and the virus has receeded so far that it can not be detected with normal blood tests anymore.

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    1. Thanks Meike. I'm still waiting to hear about the trial but I'm, as ever, hopeful.

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  13. I hope things go well for you, Graham, and that you get onto the trial.

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  14. grrrr I wish cancer was never even such a thing, glad you got some good results.

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    1. Amy I often think what a scourge cancer has become and then I think how much modern medicine has risen to the challenge. When I was a child so many diseases were fatal that are now consigned to history. Perhaps one day cancer will join them.

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