Woodfords health issues

 
  woodford Chief Commissioner

I am going to "hang in there", "where there's life there's hope". The doctors did give me 6-8 months to live , but then said they had been wrong before.

I have some spare funds may do a bit of travelling.

woodford

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  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
All the best Woodford young fella
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
I have some spare funds may do a bit of travelling.
woodford

Its only the good that this stuff happens to.  But its not over till the fat lady sings and it sounds like you have a great attitude @woodford so im sure you'll make the most of it.

Re your travelling, what is on your list of things you want to do?
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
Hi Lindsay,

It is good that you have shared about your oesophagus cancer at stage 4. A journey shared is not a journey alone. It is good that you have told us so, and keep us in the loop. You have much courage and self-respect.

May your bucket-list contain many trains in different places!
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Lindsay, did you by chance attend Benalla Tech School in the 1960's? I was there from 1964-68 and the name Washusen rings a bell.
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
On monday I will enter the Albury Cancer hospital for 5 sesssions of Radiation therapy, this aftera period of rehabilitation at Wang hospital I will rerurn me to full health for at least 4 to 5 months.
woodford
woodford / Lindsay,

Best of luck in general and with the radiation treatment in particular.

If they start marking you out with little tattooed dots as reference points give them a little while and then say "all right you lot, come clean, you are just using this as an excuse to play noughts and crosses up there aren't you".

That might give them a bit of a surprise.

7334
  marvin Assistant Commissioner

Location: Mars... "The Earth? Oh, the Earth will be gone in just a few seconds!"

If they start marking you out with little tattooed dots as reference points give them a little while and then say "all right you lot, come clean, you are just using this as an excuse to play noughts and crosses up there aren't you".

7334

Actuality, I could see a Mr Squiggle joke in there. Laughing

Best wishes on your journey, woodford.

marvin
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  Lockspike Assistant Commissioner

Hi Lindsay,
I was saddened to read of the cancer, just when it seemed you might be getting on top of your other health issues.
I've always enjoyed, and even looked forward to your informative and often insightful posts.
Enjoy your travels
Best wishes
Lockspike
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Woodford,

I 'retired' from RP earlier this year but I still lurk from time to time. Very sorry to learn of your cancer on top of your other health problems.

Best wishes for your recovery as soon as possible.

Regards
YM
  woodford Chief Commissioner

I am on "home leave" for a few hours from hospital, I have stage 4 esophagus cancer, stage 4 means it has spread to other organs in my case the liver and the lymph gland and I am not expected to over come this.I had 4 bouts of xray radiaton treatment. This leaves one feeling extremley nausated, although this willl pass within a round 10 day from the end of treatment.
Diffferent doctors have given different out comes but a couple of said I should recover good health for some months. If this is the case I plan to make the most of that period. It has been far from pleasent in teh various hospitals, (Wangarratta, Albury and now Benalla). Looks like I will be in Benalla for at least another week.

I am not afraid  of dying but am concerned that I do not suffer much in the process. AS stated I suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, this is far worse than any physical illness. I have been living for today for many years now full welll knowing one day to morrow will not come. While I would like to have lived longer , I am 69 Note 1), and on the whole life has been good and in some ways it will be a blessed relief from the PTSD.

My Sister died of cancer when she was 38, I will likely die of the same thing at 69, it willl be nice to see Margeret again.

Note: I willl do the best I can to defeat this, when a regain health in a month time or so changing my life style and just having fun is likely a good a cure as any.

Thanks to most on Railpage for making this an enjoyable stay.

Note 1: THe age 0f around 65 is the age one will live to that is programmmed into the human bodies DNA, so one can expect to "pop off" anytime after this age. There is considerable research going on the see if this "built in clock" can be extended. This of cource gets into the problem of looking after the old and frail.

woodford
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Three Score + 10 (70) is another one that does the rounds Lindsay, hopefully you can get that far and more.

All the best.
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
Lindsay,

Good to see you seem to have come through the treatment OK but no the side effects are not much fun.

Good luck for a steady recovery from them.

7334
  Hafenbahn Station Master

Hi Lindsay,
I am only fairly new to RP but I have enjoyed reading your posts.
Hang in there and best wishes that you might overcome your health issues.

Greg
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
I have somehow missed most these posts and was saddened to read, the recent one's Woodford, so not much I can say, that hasn't already been said, other than it has been a pleasure to read your detailed and informative posts.

Some of us are here for a short time, some a long time and I reckon you've done fairly well, Woodford......... channeling mikesyd.

Judging by how you have conducted yourself on RP, I have no doubt in all facets of your life you would be no different, a true gentleman.

Best wish's.

A saddened BigShunter.


Something for us all;

Live every day, as if it were your last,

for one day, you sharn't  be wrong.........

paraphrasing, harry morant.. ( breaker morant )

apologies for the previous spelling mistake..............  Embarassed
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
in all fascists  of your life
BigShunter
Hmm...
Guessing you meant facets! Wink
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
in all fascists  of your life
Hmm...
Guessing you meant facets! Wink
Graham4405
Depending on the hospital and the number of Nurse Ratchetts, he may have indeed been referring to fascists....
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
I would like to add my best wishes to the innumerable others, both on RP and elsewhere, who are hoping and wishing for a good outcome.  I have always enjoyed reading your posts, on a wide range of topics where it is always evident that you know what you are talking about, and I am confident that similar posts signed Woodford will continue for a long time.
  woodford Chief Commissioner

I have somehow missed most these posts and was saddened to read, the recent one's Woodford, so not much I can say, that hasn't already been said, other than it has been a pleasure to read your detailed and informative posts.

Some of us are here for a short time, some a long time and I reckon you've done fairly well, Woodford......... channeling mikesyd.

Judging by how you have conducted yourself on RP, I have no doubt in all facets of your life you would be no different, a true gentleman.

Best wish's.

A saddened BigShunter.


Something for us all;

Live every day, as if it were your last,

for one day, you sharn't  be wrong.........

paraphrasing, harry morant.. ( breaker morant )

apologies for the previous spelling mistake..............  Embarassed
BigShunter
The quote comes from the movie, its unknown if he actually said that. The actual quote being "Live every day as if it was going to be your last, for one day you are sure to be right".

It appear to be impossible to find who first said this as its attributed to many people. I have been living by this quote for QUITE some time now.

woodford
  woodford Chief Commissioner

A lot of times when I eat it get a nauaea, I do not feel I will vomit, which is REAL good news this makes eating diffcult and I have yet to get a supply of the anti nausea medication. It has though been just over 3 weeks since the last radio therapy session and they said it would 5 to 6 weeks to come good (the radio therapy people said I would require REAL good anti nausea medication). Also if I do not eat anything I still get nausea, this is making life at the moment a little difficult.

I will need to see my doctor this week to organise all required medication, the palative care people are helping with this.

woodford
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
Yes, I pay a lot of attention to palliative care, and attend various seminars related to same.

You can get excellent advice from these people.

Out of curiosity, what is anti-nausea medication?

Chris in Shep
  woodford Chief Commissioner

Yes, I pay a lot of attention to palliative care, and attend various seminars related to same.

You can get excellent advice from these people.

Out of curiosity, what is anti-nausea medication?

Chris in Shep
574M
Yes, the palative care people do an excellent job, there is a limit though on what drugs can do.

Anti-nausea medication suppress's the feeling one gets from an upset stomach. It NOT an anti-acid which does the same sort of thing be reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. The best one comes as a wafer one puts under ones tongue, this will get rid of the symptoms for nearly 12 hours.

Ant-nausea medication is a MUST for radiation therapy, is it causes major nausea symptoms, they said it would take 5 to 6 weeks to come good, I have just past the half way mark of this period.

woodford
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Woodford died Yesterday - 26 May 2019.

See this thread.

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2146193.htm#2146193

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