Time for my first interim assessment

@Asylum (48224)
Manchester, England
July 31, 2017 2:57am CST
It is a little over a week since I completed my first 3 day session of chemotherapy. This means that my next 3 day session should be scheduled for next week, although that has yet to be confirmed. Today I shall be meeting with the consultant at Christie hospital in order to be appraised of my progress or lack thereof so far. Hopefully this should also entail an estimate of my immediate or long term prognosis. My appointment for a blood test is 12-30 PM, followed by the consultation around 2-30 PM. Of course the time may differ depending on how long the blood analysis takes. Naturally I am eagerly looking forward to hearing the opinion of the consultant. I do anticipate reasonably promising results, but will feel much more confident once I have been told so.
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@sishy7 (27596)
• Australia
31 Jul 17
I hope everything goes well with the blood test/consultation. I'll be waiting for news of the results from you.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Jul 17
Whatever the outcome, I will be happy to know the truth.
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@sishy7 (27596)
• Australia
31 Jul 17
@Asylum That is true. The truth is what we will be facing after all... All the best!
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Jul 17
@sishy7 I would prefer the truth to unrealistic false optimism.
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@MALUSE (43661)
• Uzbekistan
31 Jul 17
We wish you all the best!
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Jul 17
Thank you. I am expecting promising results, but do have the frame of mind to accept bad news if required.
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@topffer (36130)
• Hamburg, Germany
31 Jul 17
It is stressing, we want to hear only good news from you, be confident and keep a good mood.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Jul 17
I also want to hear good news, but am prepared for whatever the reality is. With cancer we have to accept that bad news is always likely.
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@topffer (36130)
• Hamburg, Germany
31 Jul 17
@Asylum Being pessimistic does not help. When I got a stroke in April, I had difficulties to chase the dark thoughts about what the future would be (I could not walk after the stroke), but I think that my will to recover helped a lot to recover the use of my legs at light speed (well, 2 months...).
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Jul 17
@topffer My biggest problem was when I suffered a brain haemorrhage because even the simplest things became hard work.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug 17
I do hope everything is going well and you will be happy with the results.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
1 Aug 17
Everything is going better than I expected.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug 17
@Asylum Brilliant.
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@andriaperry (59003)
• Anniston, Alabama
31 Jul 17
I am glad you are getting some results today. Tony has yet to hear of his last CT scan was cancer free, he has a scan every few months and blood work once to twice a month, he is also due a ocdivo treatment. Good luck to you!
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Jul 17
Very true, cancer is never actually cured but just controlled, so regular monitoring is essential afterwards.
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• China
5 Aug 17
I missed this post.I suppose that you have known the results now.What I want to hear most is that you have responded well to chemotherapy.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Aug 17
I responded fine at first, but a few issues have now appeared.
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@sishy7 (27596)
• Australia
6 Aug 17
@Asylum I was concerned when I didn't see you on here the past few days... I hope the issues are still manageable... Stay positive!
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Aug 17
@sishy7 It was bad yesterday, but organised now.
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• United States
5 Aug 17
I'm working my way backwards to try and catch up. So the good report has been read by me! It's nice to get some positive news!
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Aug 17
Side effects have caught up with me now and I have been in hospital for the past 2 days.
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• United States
6 Aug 17
@Asylum oh no, sounds very rough. I'll keep you in my prayers.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
7 Aug 17
@Jeanniemaries Looks like I may not be going home today either.
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@dollaboy (6153)
31 Jul 17
Wishing you all the best, I really hope that the test and appointment goes well and with results which will make you feel more happy
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Jul 17
I shall accept whatever outcome occurs.
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@dollaboy (6153)
31 Jul 17
@Asylum Wishing you all the best
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Jul 17
@dollaboy Thank you.
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@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
31 Jul 17
Waiting is stressing, I hope you can eat something after your blood test. Good luck for the meeting and keep us updated Barry. My best wishes.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Jul 17
Whatever the outcome, at least I will once again know precisely what the situation is.
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@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
31 Jul 17
@Asylum This is anyway something you need to know.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Jul 17
@LadyDuck Precisely my opinion.
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• United States
1 Aug 17
I hope this consult will be a good one and you will be able to move forward with treatment.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
1 Aug 17
The consultation offered excellent news.
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• United States
1 Aug 17
@Asylum Yes so I read in the following discussion
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@allknowing (69536)
• India
31 Jul 17
I saw your other post and your reaction to it. Way to go
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
1 Aug 17
Yes,I was expecting a favourable result but it was far better than I would have imagined.
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@allknowing (69536)
• India
1 Aug 17
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@mandala100 (50705)
• Hong Kong
31 Jul 17
@Koalemos Good luck to you my freind in your appointment and consultation.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Jul 17
I will find out the answer in a matter of hours now.
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@mandala100 (50705)
• Hong Kong
31 Jul 17
@Asylum Ok my friend.
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Aug 17
I hope the news was good and shall catch up on it.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
2 Aug 17
The news was excellent.
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@Shiva49 (14005)
• Singapore
2 Aug 17
Hope there is indeed progress and you are well on the road to full recovery - siva
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
2 Aug 17
Things are4 certainly heading in the right direction.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug 17
I read your next post first but that's good news.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
2 Aug 17
It certainly was and really cheered up my day.
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@Nawsheen (22958)
• Mauritius
31 Jul 17
You have to wait for quite a long time between the bloodwork and consultation. I hope that everything goes well for you.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Jul 17
It did seem so long because I was sent for an X-ray as well.
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@marlina (78196)
• Canada
31 Jul 17
@Asylum, Thinking of you and wishing you all the best. Nothing but the best
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Jul 17
I shall have to accept whatever news I am given.
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@Inlemay (17041)
• South Africa
31 Jul 17
sometimes the progress is slow, so I am hoping its slow and steady and will keep you in good spirits.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Jul 17
So am I, which I should discover soon.
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• Japan
31 Jul 17
Thinking of you as you go in.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Jul 17
This is the type of information that I really need to know, irrespective of whether the news is good or bad.
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