The Oncologist Stops Me Flying!

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Old Nov 4, 17, 12:10 pm
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PW, keep up the fight. At least you don't have to deal with the insanity that are medical bills/fighting between the hospital and insurance companies that my family has had to deal with after Mum was diagnosed with a cancer so rare that you have better odds of winning the National Powerball Lottery.....good news is that she made it through. With luck, you can do the same.
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Old Dec 30, 17, 1:04 am
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A lovely dream about waking up in a business class seat has reminded me of my long haul treats between June and September.

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Old Dec 30, 17, 9:42 am
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Your blog is a very though provoking read and puts a lot of the first world problems discussed on here into perspective!

All the best.
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Old Dec 30, 17, 10:02 am
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Happily, my treatments are being scheduled between forthcoming l/h holiday trips, and as yet no inhibition on flying. Indeed, I'm being flown to UK for specialist treatment!

Some you win! Best wishes, PeacefulWaters
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Old Feb 15, 18, 4:34 am
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Update:

My osimertinib treatment has seen the cancer become resistant again. Currently going through old fashioned chemotherapy. Next stop might be a drug trial. More likely I'll check out for the final time before the year is out, never having used my BA Silver Status.

I have set up a funding page to support the Roy Castle Lung Foundation. They reported this week how little money gets spent on lung cancer research compared to other forms of the nasty disease. Feel free to make any contribution you wish, large or small, via the link below.

Thank you.

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Old Feb 15, 18, 4:44 am
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Sorry to read this news. I wish you all the best. Keep the fight up.
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Old Feb 15, 18, 4:46 am
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Originally Posted by PeacefulWaters View Post
Update:

My osimertinib treatment has seen the cancer become resistant again. Currently going through old fashioned chemotherapy. Next stop might be a drug trial. More likely I'll check out for the final time before the year is out, never having used my BA Silver Status.

I have set up a funding page to support the Roy Castle Lung Foundation. They reported this week how little money gets spent on lung cancer research compared to other forms of the nasty disease. Feel free to make any contribution you wish, large or small, via the link below.

Thank you.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-stringer2
Wishing you all the best, Dave. My father (also a non-smoker) was diagnosed with stage 4 LC in 2013 and died a year and 9 days ago, after Nivolumab as second line was unsuccessful (I wish he'd been able to have osmertinib). As you say, it's shocking how little is spent on LC, when it's such a terrible disease and usually diagnosed too late. I hope that the chemo is a success and that there is a drug trial that you can take part in - the world relies on brave souls like you to trial drugs that will hopefully benefit others. Your travel adventures have been great fun to read, so keep them in your mind!
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Old Feb 15, 18, 5:27 am
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Bad news, Dave, but I know you'll keep on fighting.

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Old Feb 16, 18, 12:45 am
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Originally Posted by PeacefulWaters View Post
Update:

My osimertinib treatment has seen the cancer become resistant again. Currently going through old fashioned chemotherapy. Next stop might be a drug trial. More likely I'll check out for the final time before the year is out, never having used my BA Silver Status.

I have set up a funding page to support the Roy Castle Lung Foundation. They reported this week how little money gets spent on lung cancer research compared to other forms of the nasty disease. Feel free to make any contribution you wish, large or small, via the link below.

Thank you.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-stringer2
Keep fighting and keep living... thinking of you. My mother has stage 4 bowel cancer having had her bowel removed a couple of years ago. Wishing you all the best
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My thoughts are with you. I admire your battling spirit.
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Old Feb 16, 18, 2:43 am
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Sorry to hear the news too Dave.

Keep battling. You're an inspiration to others.
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Old Feb 16, 18, 2:56 am
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Best of luck to you in your treatment OP, inspirational blog!
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Old Feb 16, 18, 4:13 am
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Thinking of you.

And donated, I can see that you have already exceeded you initial target and I hope that you go on to raise much more.
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Old Feb 16, 18, 5:09 am
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Originally Posted by PeacefulWaters View Post
Update:

My osimertinib treatment has seen the cancer become resistant again. Currently going through old fashioned chemotherapy. Next stop might be a drug trial. More likely I'll check out for the final time before the year is out, never having used my BA Silver Status.

I have set up a funding page to support the Roy Castle Lung Foundation. They reported this week how little money gets spent on lung cancer research compared to other forms of the nasty disease. Feel free to make any contribution you wish, large or small, via the link below.

Thank you.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-stringer2
The only reason that I have not clicked like, is that I do not like your news but wish you Bon Courage in your treatment - I too heard that report that you heard. I was staggered to learn that 40% Lung Cancer patients have never ever smoked. Those of us who gave up - in my own case many years ago thought that the possibility was low. My thoughts are with you.
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Old Feb 16, 18, 5:30 am
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... I was staggered to learn that 40% Lung Cancer patients have never ever smoked. ...
My daughter-in-law lost a lung to cancer when she was c. 20. Non-smoker, and none in the family either. It's a horribly random disease, wherever it erupts.
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