Torch's Counselling Thread

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  1. duffer

    duffer Well-Known Member

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    Good luck Torchy. Agreed that donors of any kind are absolute heroes (excepting, possibly, sperm donors!).

    As a complete wimp I've got a fear of needles that stops me giving blood except when I'm pinned down by four strong men, but whatever anyone wants from me when I'm gone they're welcome to. Given that I'm approaching the age when whatever hasn't dried up leaks, sadly there may not be much of service. My eyebrows would make a nice wilderness area for gerbils, perhaps.

    Anyway, regardless, all the best for the procedure. We love ya mate, come back strong. :)
     
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  2. duffer

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    Man, he's going to get such a kicking on here when he's better. Just think of all that bottled up anger out there... :)
     
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  3. olderskyblue

    olderskyblue Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and torch too, especially when he finds out his donor works for the council...:emoji_grin:
     
  4. Sick Boy

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    Good luck, Torch and that donor is a legend!! Going to look into doing the same myself one day in the future now.
     
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  5. oakey

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    Torch, we're all sending you happy thoughts.
    May all your new cells have the skill of Hutch, the leadership skills of Kilcline, can tackle any pesky bad cells like Peake and become the greatest thing of beauty since Houchen's diving header.
     
  6. torchomatic

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    A week on and starting to feel a bit better. Been a shit week of nausea, pain and being poked with needles at all times of the night and day.

    Ok ao far but a long way to go. Have to wait for my blood counts to recover now before I can go home. Another two or three weeks yet, I think.
     
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  7. eastwoodsdustman

    eastwoodsdustman Well-Known Member

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    Glad its gone well so far for you.
     
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  8. oakey

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    Good to hear you're battling through, Torch.
    Front row seat for all the politics, sport and daytime TV. On second thoughts delete all the above and stick on some DVDs and music you like.
    All the best.
     
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  9. bawtryneal

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    Fantastic news the op went well. Hope you are staring to feel better and can start looking forward to the rest of your healthy life.
    Do you know if the donor was a football fan. Does that mean you will have to change allegiances to his team .
    Have you access to a laptop in the hospital. Any box sets you fancy ?? Will post out to you.
    Have you watched Breaking Bad. Great 80 hours of entertainment.
     
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  10. Otis

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    Great news, Torch. Soon back fighting fit for sure.:)
     
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  11. Monners

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    Good luck mate with the recovery. Fixtures out at the end of June so you can plan some away games. You chose a good season to be ill by the way!
     
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    Keep going, Torch. You've been very resiliant. Best of luck for your continued recovery.
     
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  13. RegTheDonk

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    Glad to hear it went well Tourch. Here's to a short couple of weeks!
     
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  14. covcity4life

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    hope it all goes well torch, lots of sisu loving years left in you yet
     
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    Have you ordered your season ticket yet Torchy. Don't forget the early bird runs out Monday.
     
  16. torchomatic

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    Yeah got ours first week they were released.

    Been in hospital for three and a half weeks now. Good news is my blood counts are starting to recover and I've stopped puking up all the time so along with the three new signings things are looking up!
     
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  17. clint van damme

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    great news mate, pleased for you and your family :emoji_thumbsup::emoji_smiley:
     
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  18. oakey

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    Great news. Really chuffed for you and yours.
    Having a season ticket shows you are a man with a strong sense of optimism!
    Keep the faith.
     
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  19. bawtryneal

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    When are you hoping to get home.
    Is life back to normal then and recover your strength and back to work.
     
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    Surpringly I came out last night. I have to be really careful about stuff and basically avoid crowded places and ill people. Be careful around certain foods, etc.

    I've got a stack of anti rejection tablets to take to help the transplanted cells to propagate and start fighting infections. My immune system is very low at the moment. Also have to be wary of GVHD - graft versus host disease - this is when my donated cells attack my own cells.
    Nightmare.

    Have to go to Heartlands twice a week though, which is a bummer. Still after spending over three months of 2017 in hospital I'm hoping to stay out from now on as that in theory is the final hurdle. I will have a bone marrow biopsy on Day 100 after transplant to see if the new cells have irradicated the leukemia. Today is Day 18.

    I may be able to start thinking about going back to work part time in November or December. We'll have to see. Recovery process is longer than I realised.

    Nice to be home. Hopefully it's over.
     
  21. Liquid Gold

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    Glad to hear you're back home. Hopefully this is the end of it.
     
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  22. clint van damme

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    you've come a long way Torch, fair play, don't think I could have done it.
    And having to avoid crowds will be no barrier to taking your place at the Ricoh next season!
     
  23. Nick

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    Can you sit in the garden with a beer yet?
     
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    So you should be cancer free now then?
     
  25. NorthernWisdom

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    Not all good news then?
     
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  26. torchomatic

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    Yeah, but as I don't drink it'll be a Vimto. Have to be careful of the sun too as the drungs I'm taking make my skin sensitive.
     
  27. torchomatic

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    Yeah, in theory. Once the donated cells start working. I won't know until I have a biopsy on Day 100.
     
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    Great news.
     
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  29. scottccfc

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    Really happy that your home torch, being in you home environment is valuable
     
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    Glad to hear you're on the mend, all the best Torch, PUSB.
     
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  31. Nick

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    Even so, nice cold drink with a bit of shade in your budgie smugglers wondering what all the fuss was about ;)
     
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  32. eastwoodsdustman

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    Great news Torch. Really pleased for you and your family.
     
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  33. RegTheDonk

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    Fantastic that you're home quicker than expected Tourchy - make sure you take the pills, keep to the advice, and don't overdo it. I'm genuinely really pleased for you and your family, glad you seem to have beaten it. Fuck getting a season ticket, getting germs from all us windbags...wait till next year when we're back in L1 :D
     
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  34. mark82

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    Fingers crossed for you. Glad you're on the mend. Stay positive.
     
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  35. bawtryneal

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    How's it going after 10 days at home. Hopefully the transplant has worked and all the medication doing its job.
    Relaxing and watching Sky Sports all day or has the wife got you decorating yet.
     
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