Torch's Counselling Thread

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  1. Sick Boy

    Sick Boy Well-Known Member

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    If you send me a PM on Monday I will try and find out for you. :)
     
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  2. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Hi SB, I managed to get hold of a good camera at last, thanks. It's "pre-loved" but in immaculate condition. It's a Canon EOS 550D. They're normally around the £500 mark but I got one for £239 including EFS 18-55mm lens.
     
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  3. torchomatic

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    Latest news is I will have to have some "intensive chemotherapy" at University Hospital as an in-patient for a couple of weeks in January sometime before having the transplant. No donor yet, my brother wasn't a match. I have to go to Heartlands next Friday to see this consultant guy who will talk about the process, etc.
     
  4. covmark

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    All the best to you mate

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
     
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  5. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    All the best Torchy! :)
     
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  6. Nick

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    Anybody want to go halves on a signed Gilbert book with a personal message for Torch? ;)
     
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  7. torchomatic

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    Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. Nick

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    I reckon he would do a public signing for you as well? ;)
     
  9. torchomatic

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    He can sit at the end of my bed anytime he likes! I wonder if we will see him tomorrow? ;)
     
  10. Nick

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    That makes it read like I am going to be in your bed tomorrow?
     
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  11. torchomatic

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    I'm so sorry you said PM only didn't you?!
     
  12. Nick

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    Ruined it now, Tim will be dumping us both!
     
  13. Monners

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    Good luck Torch. Shame that you may miss the away game at Sixfields at the end of Jan though!
     
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  14. SkyBlueCoco88

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    Just seen this thread and like so many others can only wish you the best as we have been affected by terrible illnesses in our families. You positivity is inspirational though makes my rubbish day at work embarrassing at best! Keep your chin up and the support will be here from everyone
     
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  15. torchomatic

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    Cheers Coco.
     
  16. NorthernWisdom

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    He's been there enough ;)
     
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  17. Gazolba

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    My theory is pretty much everything we eat, drink and touch, and the air we breathe contains poisons. Have a Happy Christmas! Just don't eat, drink or touch anything or breathe too deeply.
     
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  18. skyblueindorset

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    I've got similar, HH - a Canon 40D. The only thing 'iffy' about it is that it tends to under expose. For most shots I need to use the exposure compensation and adjust it up by just under one stop.
     
  19. skyblueindorset

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    Best of luck, Torchy.
     
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  20. torchomatic

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    More news today. I have to have a Hickman Line inserted first week in January. Sounds uncomfortable. Now stuff is happening it makes me realise how serious this thing is. December was a bit of a lull really, wandering down to Warwick Hospital having a weekly blood test and basically staying at home and chilling out all day, now it is starting to happen it is getting scary!
     
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  21. torchomatic

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    I would say it's almost like a home ground for me, but I won't.
     
  22. Nick

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    Just googled it, doesnt look nice. Although I guess its better than needles all the time!
     
  23. torchomatic

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    True. I'm sure it looks worse than it actually feels. Has to be in for a few weeks too.
     
  24. trevelfarandwide

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    Best of luck to you, mate; whether you believe in The Almighty or Jesus Christ or not, I'll include you in my prayers tonight. The Lord has truly been there for me during this past 3 years, where my life hasn't been touched by illness or ailment, but great turmoil, drug addiction and emotional upheaval. I gave myself to Him, and although I'm not by any means a 100% scripture-abiding Christian, the Lord has helped me. Truly. (Cue much ribbing and sarcastic remarks, but hey ho.)

    Also, and I'm genuinely not being facetious here, have you looked into an alternative treatment? Chemotherapy is brutal, my friend, and there are many more 'veiled' treatments you could look into, depending on finances. The 'oxygen injection' method is an interesting one, look it up. Or indeed, homeopathic methods, which are not as hippy-ish and wimpy as people think; herbal treatment is indeed effective in Cancer cases, and believe me, I wouldn't suggest it unless it was. A relative of mine has had bowel cancer for almost 3 years now, she's a fighter, but it's the Chemo that's obstructing her recovery. Of course, it's my opinion, but I only ever make (odd) recommendations with a sincere heart.

    God bless, hope you're doing ok by the way. :-)
     
  25. Houchens Head

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    I am 100% total atheist and do not believe in any God whatsoever, but when someone comes along and offers to include someone in their prayers, I feel very humble. I sometimes wish I had a God to turn to sometimes, believe me, I've tried, but I just don't believe. I hope you don't get any ribbing or sarcastic remarks over your beliefs. It wouldn't be right. Stick with them. If they give you comfort in life then they must be doing some good. I'm sure Torchy will gain some comfort knowing a fellow City fan will be praying for him. I would, but as I said, I have no God to pray to. All the best.
     
  26. trevelfarandwide

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    Very gracious of you, HH, very gracious indeed. :-) I know how difficult it is to actually BELIEVE in The Almighty, but I took the route via Jesus Christ, and through Him I've grown much closer to God. It's hard to describe, it's like a comforting sensation that washes over me when I ask The Lord for guidance, and all I did was put myself in His hands, completely. It's never too late to find Him, HH. :-)

    Again, thanks for your exceptionally gracious and compassionate words. God bless, and trust me, He is always with you. :-)
     
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  27. bawtryneal

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    Apologies, I have only just caught up with this thread. Must have been on a different planet the last month
    All the best to you and your family. Keep them involved and I am sure they will offer lots of support and comfort.
    Your circumstances puts the rest of the nonsense we discuss on here into perspective.
    All the best to you and let's all hope for a return to good health during 2017.
     
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  28. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I wouldn't like to get into a debate why I am an a total atheist, but let's just say I was brought up in a Catholic convent in the 1950's by extremely strict nuns and priests. So badly, in fact, that I wrote my autobiography to explain my childhood. I'm afraid God and Jesus abandoned me years ago, but these days, I have no problem with people who have their beliefs whether they be Christian, Muslim, Hindu or Sikh. I've been bitter against religion for most of my life but now I seem to have mellowed in my old age. :)
     
  29. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Thanks for those kind words Bawtryneal! Means a lot ;)
     
  30. Otis

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    Houchen's Head grows much closer to God with every heart attack. ;)
     
  31. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    What, just my head? :angelic:
     
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  32. NorthernWisdom

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    Reckon he'll outlive us all.

    And our children.
     
  33. Houchens Head

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    I wish NW! :)
     
  34. The Reverend Skyblue

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    Really sorry I've just noticed this thread as I rarely come on to these threads.
    I hope all goes well in the coming month or so regarding treatments, I can promise you that you will be in my daily thoughts Torch, I know it might get pretty tough quite soon but I know you have the strength and the love of your family and friends to help you pull through this.
    Keep positive and after February you will start the slow climb back to full health.

    Best regards
     
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  35. trevelfarandwide

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    Well, therein is the issue, HH. I too was raised Catholic and went to staunch, assimilating Catholic schools and regarded the entire Catholic doctrine repellent and oppressive. Knowing what I know now, about the foundations and true doctrines of the Catholic Church are, uh, well...can't say much without causing controversy, but take it from me, Catholicism is NOT what Christ called His Church. I'll leave it to you to interpret and research that as you wish.

    Anyhoo, sorry for digressing, back on topic.
     
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