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James Bradshaw
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2021-11-26 17:07:34

Checking the Forum for your health updates is also part of the ritual of checking the daily stats. So many, many people care about you. Bless You.
Yavanius
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2022-01-04 02:54:21

Willy,

Have not been around for a while on the BOINC scene and saw this topic when I was visiting the forum tonight.

We lost our 12 year son in a fight to sarcoma about 2 ½ years ago. It was caught late and he fought very hard against it at Loma Linda University Medical Center (Baby Fae if you remember that) which is local to us. Unfortunately, he developed sepsis after chemotherapy and he wasn't able to overcome it. We didn't elect for surgery because it would have essentially involved cracking his chest open to remove the mass.

Since then, our devices have mostly been devoted to projects (BOINC and non-BOINC) involved in Cancer Research. As serious as COVID is, it's going to get licked one day, but Cancer is going to be haunting the world for some time to come.

It sounds like your treatment is being effective. It's a battle definitely. We watched our son go through it. Hope you have people rooting for you up there in the Netherlands.

~Yav
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2022-01-04 08:02:57

Yav, I'm sorry about the loss of your son.

My treatment seems to be going well indeed. I finished the radiotherapy and I'm now in a resting/strengthen period. In about two weeks I'll get another round of scans, then the physicians will discuss about the progress and next step. Most probably, two weeks after the scans, the tumor will be removed surgically. There will be some side-effects but I'l tell more about those when I'll have them.

As for support, I have my wife, my parents, my sister and family, my stepson and family, friends and a very supportive employer.
Please do not PM, IM or email me for support (they will go unread/ignored). Use the forum for support.
Yavanius
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2022-01-05 22:27:22

Good to hear things are looking positive. Cancer runs on my wife's side. She lost her mom and grandmother (mom's mom). They both got sick later on and they couldn't fight off the infections. In grandmother's case, she had emphysema from having smoked earlier in her life then got pneumonia that settled into her lungs. It's a hard fight when that settles in as is...

Positive things to have support from many sides rallying for you.
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