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Posted 05 October 2017 21:09:07(UTC)

Chris and Ell, you are both amazing and I have appreciated all the advice Chris has thrown my way over the last year.
You are so right about needing to talk. Something me and my OH are not managing much of at the moment but I will keep trying.

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Posted 06 October 2017 06:57:52(UTC)

Keep going Chris

"Incurable cancer does not mean it is untreatable and does not mean it is terminal either"
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Posted 10 October 2017 19:14:40(UTC)
Stay strong, Chris. Your latest words ring true for all of us trying to come to terms with this awful illness. Cliches are easily said but your strength and personalty still inspire.
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Posted 08 December 2017 14:51:54(UTC)

For those still following my journey ............
I LOVE my new Onco --- the Prof at Southampton. He must know his stuff as he's heading up the latest immunology research.

Today was a very worrying appointment knowing that my post-op , post HT PSA has risen to 12 from 7.6 exactly 3 months ago . I felt sure I was on to the dreaded castrate level injectable HT with thrown-in Chemo on top . But guess what ? All my other bloods were within levels , and I reported a healthy me with no noticeable new pains anywhere . He again said he will not chase a PSA result alone with treatment -- not after scans that prove no spread anywhere . Bless him he has given me another 4 months respite but with a full CT and Bone scan prior to that appointment to be on the safe side. Or if I get any pains we will react into it immediately. I feel so chuffed that Elaine and I have put so much effort into researching this disease and that I have not been put through needless treatment ( in my instance ) like RT and injectable HT just on a whim when I am enjoying a good standard of life post-op , and working to help others , and as I posted a few days ago I am now enjoying full normal sex with the help of just a daily Cialis.
Naturally he did yet again state that I still have PCa which is multiplying and which WILL need treatment at some point , but for now we are facing it head on and have 4 months of freedom hopefully !
Tonight we are putting all the decorations up , and since my liver seems to be functioning 100% ( the greatest shock ) , I'm going to have a few. Sorry to be upbeat , but you're all on the coaster from hell and it has its highs and lows !
Sending sincere wishes and love from us both to all that have had recent sad news :-((
Chris and Elaine xx




If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade
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Posted 08 December 2017 14:53:51(UTC)

Great news Chris, long may it continue

Arthur

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Posted 08 December 2017 15:57:10(UTC)

Good news for you both! 

Enjoy the festive season...

I'm having a few tonight also Chris...

I'll raise a glass .....or two.....or three.......or more.... to your continuing fight against this disease.

Best wishes

Luther

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Posted 08 December 2017 16:04:13(UTC)

After the terrible news on this forum over the last month this is just what we needed to hear.

Enjoy mate

Don't deny the diagnosis; try to defy the verdict
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Posted 08 December 2017 16:18:52(UTC)
Fantastic stuff Chris, I will be having a few too and will raise a glass to you.
Dream like you have forever, live like you only have today
Avatar is northern lights whilst running in Iceland sept 2017
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Posted 08 December 2017 16:46:58(UTC)

Brilliant news, so pleased for you both. Celebrate the moments, love and thanks to you both, your support has helped me through bleak moments when I could not share my thoughts with David as he was so low. We are going to hang our decorations tomorrow, and we will also raise a glass to those living with or have a loved one with this horrible disease. Well done both, enjoy.

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Posted 08 December 2017 16:52:06(UTC)

I haven't post for a while but been aware of what happening here.
So glad to hear the news, Chris.
Enjoy Xmas time, you have a god reason now ;).

xx

Lola.

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Posted 08 December 2017 17:35:30(UTC)

Are you mad ? "Sorry to be upbeat" ? WHY? you daft man.

Good for you. Shout it from the housetops, enjoy your drink and revel in the next four months

Christmas will be fantastic for you I know !!

We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
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Posted 08 December 2017 17:59:44(UTC)
Fantastic news Chris . Deck the Halls and Party that’s what I say.
BFN
Julie X
NEVER LAUGH AT A LIVE DRAGON
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Posted 08 December 2017 18:06:08(UTC)
CJ

Great news, so pleased for you all.

Thanks Chris
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Posted 08 December 2017 18:26:08(UTC)
Great, Chris. Nothing like a decent doctor who is treating you, not the disease!
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Posted 08 December 2017 18:53:44(UTC)
What a lovely piece of news to read.

I am so pleased for you both as I know from following your posts what a roller coaster you ride.

Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 08 December 2017 21:06:43(UTC)
Best wishes to you and wife ,enjoy xmas and new year .
Debby
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Posted 08 December 2017 22:34:07(UTC)
Great news chris, enjoy a lovely christmas with your loved ones,ive learnt so much from your posts, you and others give so much to us who are at the start of this journey, its helped so much getting advice from real people, it means so much, i dont think you all even realise how selfless you are sharing your journeys to try and help others and to try and put things into perspective for new members, my oh booked for high dose brachy 29th december then 15th january radiotherapy to pelvic lymphs and prostate so at least we get xmas, hes been on zoladex 3months so far not many side effects apart from the e.d and lost libido..once again thank you..jo.x
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Posted 08 December 2017 22:41:09(UTC)

Fabulous news Chris, great to hear this.. have fantastic Christmas, it sounds like you have struck gold with your consultant.
Clare x

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Posted 09 December 2017 10:32:53(UTC)
Brilliant news, what a relief, and what a time to get some good news too Chris 👍
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Posted 09 December 2017 10:41:15(UTC)

Great news Chris, don't post very often but read your posts, have a fab christmas.

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Posted 09 December 2017 11:13:51(UTC)

Hi Chris

I agree with HenryA on the good news and finding a doctor who treats the person rather than just whatever illness is good find.

Good luck

Ray

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Posted 09 December 2017 11:39:56(UTC)

Brilliant news Chris. Have a great Christmas with your family

Bri

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Posted 09 December 2017 20:44:57(UTC)

It all sounds good to me.
Have a great Christmas and New Year.

All the best

Paul

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Posted 12 December 2017 07:17:10(UTC)

Good News Chris .

Merry Christmas and all the Best for The New Year .

 

Kevin .

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Posted 12 December 2017 13:06:56(UTC)

Well done, Chris.

Now enjoy Xmas plus my heartfelt good wishes to you and your family for 2019.

David

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Posted 12 December 2017 16:13:37(UTC)

Great news

 

Ulsterman

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Posted 12 December 2017 16:39:33(UTC)

Your onco sounds great Chris. Enjoy the freedom from treatment, have a great Christmas with those you love.

Sending best wishes, Ian.

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Posted 12 December 2017 19:48:23(UTC)

Ahh, that's a great update xxx

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard


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