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Old 10-17-2016, 06:51 PM   #26
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My son Jake has continued with the chemo and is due to start #13 soon - another 5 day affair. The chemo kind of knocks him out for a couple of days and then he bounces back and is up and about doing normal things, albeit at a 'lowered' pace....
Thank you for the update. Sending best wishes.

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Old 01-27-2017, 03:12 PM   #27
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Just saw the news about Stan Pranin and Cancer ... we all have to be careful !!!

My son has just had chemo #18 and is out for the count again ... takes about a week for him to be up and about. Then a week or so of normality then another chemo etc. So far he has been doing well. He has regained his weight and gained some. The primary tumour has shrunk considerably, secondary ones are untraceable. His 54 week programme finishes in April. Then what - not sure - re-assessment of some sort. His hair started growing back - again - after the last round. We consider ourselves lucky ... some have not been so ...

Despite all this ... his life is getting a bit easier. His mum is going back part-time teaching, and I have just started teaching in a new school. It's nowhere near normal but feels a bit more normal.

I have been following a self-training regimen for years now and it has proven very useful over the last year. Kinda keeps you sane. I go to the occasional practice or seminar but, to be sure, I get 100 times more out of training by myself.

Just off to the pharmacy to get his post-chemo meds. One of them, I heard, an injection, costs $1,000. He has had it after every chemo. In NZ it is free for us, as has been everything ... so those of you in Trumpland - I advise you to study the NZ and South Korean medical systems. Both are very good. Korea actually seems better than NZ for many things (lived there 15 years).

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Old 01-30-2017, 12:41 AM   #28
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Thank you for the update. Wonderful news!!!! Sending virtual hugs.

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Old 03-28-2017, 10:52 PM   #29
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PET scan result - today - is clear after one year's worth of treatment. Docs gave him two weeks at the outset - it was that bad.

Thus far, my 17 year old son has beaten Stage 4 Rhabdomyosarcoma in an epic real life-death battle and remained totally calm and sane throughout. His hair is even growing back.

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Old 03-29-2017, 11:55 AM   #30
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YES!!!!!

What a story of triumph, Rupert. I'm so sorry for the hell I know that he and you went through, but so happy for your victory. Way to kick cancer's ass!!!
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Old 04-03-2017, 11:19 AM   #31
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That's fantastic news!
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Old 04-03-2017, 04:32 PM   #32
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Great news.
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:44 PM   #33
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OMG. Rupert, didn't see this until today. AWESOME. I'm so moved by this news. Sending love to you and your family.

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Old 04-08-2017, 07:01 AM   #34
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Glad that your son is doing well

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Old 11-28-2017, 03:58 AM   #35
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My son's cancer came back, and with a vengeance. Spreading everywhere ... Not good :-(
Doc's told him he has no chance but he is fighting it. He went thru a round of oral chemo and the tumors grew. Now he is having a bit of light chemo intravenously and it is keeping the cancer at bay, so it seems.
The scariest journey continues...

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(swearing softly under my breath)
I'm so very sorry to read this, Rupert.
This young man's journey has at least bought some precious time to him and to all of you; time measured in a way that to youth seems like ages even when to us older folks it seems to pass like the wind....let him know there are folks he will never meet who are paying attention and sending love.

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Old 12-05-2017, 07:23 AM   #37
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Oh Rupert, I'm so sorry. Please take care of yourself, and know that people are thinking of you and your son with concern and care.
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:55 PM   #38
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After a long battle, Jake passed away in my arms 12th Feb 2018. We kept him at home, ice, sorted out all the funeral arrangements ourselves; friends came to pay their respects; we bought a burial plot overlooking the ocean and a nice remu casket.

We buried him two days later on Valentine's Day. It was a long, hard but great day. He was carried to and lowered into his grave by his friends. During the burial ceremony, pleasant light rain started (it's summer here), then a huge sunbeam shone down on our group and the intense heat, searing heat, amidst the rain, was just insanely magical. I have never experienced that before. A great moment to ponder ... it was like ... he was there. Amazing.

A memorial service was held in the evening in a local church.

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Old 02-15-2018, 04:17 PM   #39
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My condolences.
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Sending tearful love to you and yours.

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Old 02-16-2018, 08:18 AM   #41
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I'm so sorry for your loss, Rupert. May his memory be a comfort to you always.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:13 PM   #42
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Very sorry to hear that Rupert. My sincere condolences.

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Old 02-17-2018, 07:36 PM   #43
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Sadness and tears for you and your family.

Please consider grief counseling for yourself and family.

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My deepest condolences on this sad occasion. Such a beautiful send off befitting your son. Best wishes.

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