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Obit: Keith A of Hertford Nov. 2018

Megan L 26 Dec 15 - 08:47 AM
Sandra in Sydney 26 Dec 15 - 08:54 AM
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Keith A of Hertford 26 Dec 15 - 02:12 PM
ChanteyLass 26 Dec 15 - 10:41 PM
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GUEST,# 28 Dec 15 - 10:35 AM
Keith A of Hertford 29 Dec 15 - 04:57 AM
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Keith A of Hertford 30 Sep 16 - 06:52 AM
maeve 30 Sep 16 - 08:01 AM
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fat B****rd 30 Sep 16 - 10:25 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Megan L
Date: 26 Dec 15 - 08:47 AM

Hope all goes well with the chemo for you


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Dec 15 - 08:54 AM

I'll second that.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: olddude
Date: 26 Dec 15 - 01:55 PM

Stay strong my friend, we are right beside you for anything you need. Got your back my brother


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 26 Dec 15 - 02:12 PM

Thanks so much everyone.
I feel your warmth.
keith.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 26 Dec 15 - 10:41 PM

More warmth on the way from Rhode Island!


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: GUEST,wysiwyg minus cookie
Date: 27 Dec 15 - 12:34 PM

What do you need, to ease those effects? For next time?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 27 Dec 15 - 01:05 PM

Susan, Mary is keeping a record of all my symptoms. We will talk to the onc and the pharmacist between treatments in case they can suggest things to help.
Thanks for asking,
keith.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: GUEST,#
Date: 28 Dec 15 - 10:35 AM

How you feeling, Keith?


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 29 Dec 15 - 04:57 AM

A bit better thanks.
Second dose next week. That will set me back a bit.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: GUEST,#
Date: 29 Dec 15 - 10:17 AM

Just ensure you stick to whatever diet you've been put on, Keith.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: GUEST,wysiwyg minus cookie
Date: 29 Dec 15 - 10:47 AM

Keith, good to hear you are tracking symptoms. It's so important to be your best possible advocate with your team, and to remember-- you're the captain.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 06:52 AM

I have just come out of hospital where I was isolated and on IV antibiotics after my last dose of chemo.

After some initial shrinking the chemo was no longer making much difference and not worth continuing. The last dose knocked out my platelets, white cells, neutrophils, haemoglobin and much else leaving me with no immunity or resistance to bleeding.
A brain bleed or an infection would have done for me, so the decision to stop was inevitable anyway.

We have opted for a course of radiotherapy, but there is only a 10% chance of any success.

As of now, I feel my old self and have no symptoms so we can get on with enjoying our time together.
I should have a good year of quality life, and maybe two or three. The docs. can't say how long because it is so variable, but some people do go on for years.

I will have the tube in my arm taken out as soon as the bleeding risk allows, and have a stent changed. The R therapy lasts five and a half weeks, then I am free to enjoy everything life has to offer.

Thanks for all the good will and kind thoughts.
keith.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: maeve
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 08:01 AM

Welcome home then, Keith. I'm sure other Mudcatters will be here soon. In the meantime, my best thoughts for your comfort and joy, and the same to Mary.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 10:05 AM

Thank you maeve.
I should have added that following surgery and radiotherapy Mary is now free of cancer.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: fat B****rd
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 10:25 AM

Best thoughts and regards to you both, Keith
Charlie


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: maeve
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 01:50 PM

Keith,
That's welcome news that Mary is now cancer free. I'd ask that you keep in mind there is hope, and living, for you- None of us has a guarantee beyond this moment.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: The Sandman
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 03:14 PM

KEITH Did not realise you were ill only just found this thread, all the best get well


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: mayomick
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 04:19 PM

get well soon , Keith


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 05:30 PM

Be thankful they found the bugger. There are lots of nice folk that have your back.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Pete from seven stars link
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 07:02 PM

Prayer and best wishes from me too keith .


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: keberoxu
Date: 26 Oct 16 - 07:11 PM

Your course of treatment must be near its end. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Janie
Date: 26 Oct 16 - 08:14 PM

Thinking of you, Keith. While I hope the doctors predictions are wrong, hat off to you for focusing on enjoying each day. In the fwiw department, when my dad got a similar prognosis he determined to have a wonderful, rich life, one day at a time, and those of us who loved him followed his lead. I will be forever grateful that he weighed the odds based on good medical advice, and opted for quality of life.

Hope you can access this video in the UK. (and maybe without the USA politcal ads:>) For the Birds - Bruce Cockburn


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 27 Oct 16 - 06:38 AM

Thanks you two.
I started my new treatment on Monday, and it goes on every weekday for 28 sessions. I get radio therapy and chemo tablets to take every day I have the treatment.
Apart from tiredness, no ill effects so far.
Gambling that I will be well enough, I have booked a holiday for Mary and me in January.

The video is not available here, but thanks for the thought.
Thanks again,
keith.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: keberoxu
Date: 27 Oct 16 - 04:54 PM

My mistake, Keith. I mistakenly believed back at your earlier post that your new treatment would commence right away, however you say your five-and-a-half weeks are just beginning. respect! Keeping you in the light.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 27 Oct 16 - 08:16 PM

I'm still wishing you the best and sending love.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 28 Oct 16 - 10:11 AM

Your kind words mean much to me.
Thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: keberoxu
Date: 27 Nov 16 - 05:43 PM

You and your family are not forgotten. Can't guess how you are, but I know if it was me, I would be reluctant to bleat and moan repeatedly, even if that was all I really felt up to doing at the time...

Remembering that you are going through a course of treatment that may be an ordeal at times; just to let you know that you are thought of, here on this thread ... also on the Jane's Rainbow thread if you ever peek over there.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Thompson
Date: 28 Nov 16 - 03:01 AM

Whatever about the effect of cannabis on tumours, I heard a BBC World radio programme the other day in which an American woman was interviewed. Her friend had rung her up some years ago and asked her could he borrow one of her husband's guns. "Why do you want that?" she asked, and he said it was to take his own life. The sickness from chemotherapy was too dreadful, and he reckoned he was just waiting to die.
She went over to visit him, bringing not a gun but a joint, and 20 minutes after smoking it, she said, his nausea was gone and he was rarin' to go.
She then went and applied for a licence to run a legal clinic supplying medical cannabis, and has been running it for 10 years or so.
Now, of course she was advertising, and so was going to be bigging up the product she's selling - but it might be worth talking to your doctor, Keith. It may help with radiotherapy's effects too.
Holding you in the light.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Thompson
Date: 28 Nov 16 - 03:03 AM

Incidentally, if you're worried about lessened alertness and so on, apparently medical cannabis has the THC (the stuff that gets people stoned) removed, so that's not a problem. What works in medical cannabis is other ingredients than the one that causes the stoner-ness.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 28 Nov 16 - 11:10 AM

keberoxu, good to hear from you and to be remembered. Thank you.
And thanks for the info. Thompson.
I finish my course of radio/chemo on Wednesday, and it has been much less gruelling than the chemo I had before.

I will not know if it has helped until a scan, but it would be unrealistic to get my hopes up.
It is over a year since my diagnosis so I am already well ahead of the odds for pancreatic cancer.
I will try to get on a trial for one of the new biological treatments if I can.
Thanks again,
keith


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: keberoxu
Date: 28 Nov 16 - 06:06 PM

Glad to hear that this treatment is less of an ordeal than what started the thread....and that you are still with us.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 28 Nov 16 - 06:20 PM

I'll second that!


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 28 Nov 16 - 07:49 PM

You're one of the biggest cocks it's ever been my misfortune to encounter online or anyone else, Keith, but I dearly wish you all the best for a speedy recovery and a long and healthy life.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 28 Nov 16 - 09:09 PM

Anywhere else


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: keberoxu
Date: 14 Dec 16 - 12:36 PM

You revived this thread, Keith, over eight weeks ago after being released from hospital. Your more recent course of treatment can't have been pleasant, but perhaps it is completed by now. Best wishes for the holidays for you and yours.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 05:43 AM

Thanks for your kind wishes.
The radio/chemo was not too bad thanks. I think the radio ha messed up my stomach a bit, but they warned the effects are at their worst two weeks after, which is now.

A scan will show if it has shrunk enough to operate, but that is a very small chance so nature will take its course.

I hope you have a healthy, peaceful and joyous Christmas.
Very best wishes,
keith.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 08:12 AM

best wishes to you & your family, Keith


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Pete from seven stars link
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 01:10 PM

And from me too keith


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: olddude
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 07:05 PM

And in my prayers, take it easy bro we need you around here


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 07:59 PM

Keith, I'll join in with prayers, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 16 Dec 16 - 03:55 AM

I am deeply moved.
Mary and I are great believers in the power of prayer.
You all have our thanks and best wishes
keith.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Donuel
Date: 16 Dec 16 - 07:06 PM

Nutrition is important too.

Avocados are rich in protein, healthy fat and vitamins.
It has a long history in the realm of chemotherapy and diet.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Hollowfox
Date: 17 Dec 16 - 05:19 PM

You have my prayers and good thoughts, as well as a Genuine Purebred Midwestern $#@!-Reduction candle that will get fired up for you as soon as I'm off the computer. These candles let you know that somebody in the world gives a $#@! about you, and express the hope that however things turn out, it will go as smoothly as possible.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 18 Dec 16 - 10:57 AM

Thanks for the candle.
We use them here in our prayers too.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: akenaton
Date: 18 Dec 16 - 05:17 PM

You know how we feel about Mary and yourself Keith, but it does no harm to record that we are following your progress with all possible good wishes. A.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: keberoxu
Date: 23 Dec 16 - 04:29 PM

Keith and Mary, congratulations on arriving at one more Christmas together. Hope Keith feels better enough to savor a bit of a Christmas feast. You all are remembered on the Jane's Rainbow thread as well. Thanking you, also, for your prayers on everyone's behalf.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 24 Dec 16 - 05:02 AM

I am well just now thanks and looking forward to a Christmas I did not expect to see.
Thanks again for you concern, love, prayers and wishes.
Bless us every one.
keith.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 08 Apr 17 - 04:09 AM

Dear Well-wishers.
An amazing thing has happened to me.
Although little hope was given for the last treatment (radio-chemo) a subsequent CT scan revealed "no measurable residual mass" where the tumour had been!

The surgeon will now operate, but there is still something on the artery which despite a PET scan (interesting!) could possibly contain cancer. If it does he will abandon the procedure. (Whipple procedure)

The operation is scheduled for the 24th.
Thank you for your good wishes and prayers. They worked!
keith.


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Apr 17 - 04:23 AM

Good news, Keith. Fingers crossed here.

All the best

Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: chemotherapy
From: bobad
Date: 08 Apr 17 - 07:37 AM

Wow! Great news Keith, here's hoping for the best on your next procedure.


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