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    Hi everyone

    Depressing thread time I'm afraid.

    After suffering with a bad back for around 3 months I finally saw my GP and arranged an x ray. After investigations at hospital it turns out I have multiple myeloma - cancer of my bone marrow.

    This as you can imagine has turned out to be devastating for me but more so for my family and friends.

    I am looking forward (if that's the right way of putting it) to 12 weeks of chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant and then hopefully a remission. The cancer is treatable only so will return at some stage in the future but I'm not thinking about that.

    If you like, you can follow my blog at during the meanwhilst

    It's not all about doom, gloom and illness but more a sideways glance at life now I've a chance and the time to think about things!

    If anyone here has gone or had a relative or friend go through the same illness and would like to share any expreriences please let me know.

    Thanks everyone.
    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....of Ülm

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    Sorry to hear about the diagnosis Nick! Best of luck with the treatment and here's hoping for a full and complete recovery!
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    Our prayers are with you for a complete recovery and speedy return to the forums.

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    Thank heavens you're in a sensible country with proper health care and a rational view of the value of stem cell transplants!

    My hope is that your chemo will go as smoothly as possible and that you'll be on your way to a full recovery soon. Best wishes to your loved ones and we hope to have you with us for a long time to come. You have a LOT of catching up to do to get to my post count!

    I hope you'll keep us informed of your progress as you can.

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    Best of luck mate.
    Hope you get well soon.

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    My prayers go out for you. Hang in there. Thanks for sharing.

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    I will pray for a full and safe recovery for you.

    Lisa

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    Praying here, too!

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    Nick, sorry to hear this news. I'm praying that you will tolerate the chemo well, and get back to normal activities soon after. My only friend or relative that had any kind of cancer was my mother. She had ovarian cancer, which is not very treatable. Well, her father had lung cancer, but I was very young at the time. Hope you can keep you spirits up as you go through the treatment.

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    Nick . Sorry to hear about your situation. Wish you a speedy and complete recovery.

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    Thank you all so much. I'll be on the forum a lot more I think with the extra time on my hands :-)
    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....of Ülm

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    Hi Nick - sorry about your health problem - good luck and hope that all goes well w/ your initial therapy. I'm a retired physician and medicine has advanced tremendously since my internship days on hematology back in the early '70s. Dave
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    Thanks Dave.

    Yes a few years ago this was a death sentence but not any more. Life expectancy is shortended but advances are so fast these days then who knows what the future holds?
    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....of Ülm

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    Here's hoping treatment goes well. Best wishes for a full recovery.
    “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
    Kevin Durant

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    Sorry to hear about things. Hang in there man…and stay positive! From what I've been reading…the chemo + stem cell treatments are the way to go!!!

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