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Very Bad News

Well, I've spent half my day so far with doctors. And crying, so I just want to warn the Flist before I go on that my pathology results turned out very bad. So, don't read on until you're mentally prepared for very unpleasant news.

It was cancerous.

It was a melanoma, mela-somethingy melanoma. That's the bad news. The worse news is that it was a secondary cancer, which means that somewhere there is a primary cancer. Or worse, more secondaries.

At any rate, I'm going to need test after test after test. Cat-scans and blood tests and examinations to try and find this mysterious cancer that is not visible to the naked eye.

I was very scared this morning, when my GP broke the news. He said it was the worst thing he'd had to tell a patient (he's known me since I was little) and gave the impression he thought I was going to die within years. That was harrowing.

My surgeon seemed more optimistic. He checked me over to see if he could see anything cancerous, and spotted a few potentials, but he's sending me on for testing at any rate. He says I'm almost certainly going to need chemotherapy. But he didn't give the "it's the end of the line, you'll die for sure" impression.

So, I choose to operate on a "Not Going To Die" basis until I get through this thing.

Anyway, that's the news. I have cancer. Sounds kinda odd to say, but there it is.

Now, I'm off to watch Battlestar Galactica and ignore it all.



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May. 30th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)

Battlestar Galactica will make you feel better, although I wish I could send you a whole bunch of buff Kiwis to distract for a while, too.

*more hugs*

All: Stop it! You're smooshing her!
May. 30th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)

Sweetie, if you need anything, anything at all you call me ok?

(Except for right now because my phone is at home).

Stay positive. We're all thinking of you.
May. 30th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
As i told you on the phone, there is only one cure for this, classy coffee. You me and a trashy movie are calling. And don't even think for a moment you're getting out of Subway, missy. And think of those poor Hillsong people, they need our support :P

I'm sure you'll be perfectly spiffy, you're going to have a bunch of eternal optimists on your hands, i bet, you're going to be squashed by them. Mwahahahaaaaa

Oh i'm going to stop rambling about now *grugs* Call me, day or night, you know i'll be grumpy with you if you don't.
May. 30th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
Oh Kayt! *grugs* I don't know what to say...I just send an infinite amount of wishes, choccas and grugs your way, and wish that there was something I could do to help. It must have been terrifying.
At least you have an answer, and the fastrack to finding it and getting rid of it is beginning.
May. 30th, 2006 05:30 am (UTC)
Kayt, I'm very sorry to hear that you're sick. But it sounds like you're in good hands. By all means, consume as much Battlestar Galactica and chocolate as you need ....

And best wishes for a speedy recovery ...


May. 30th, 2006 05:40 am (UTC)
Well, that sucks. What a prick of a thing. And now a whole bunch more bother just because of some stupid bump. :/ I hope it suffered miserably when they fixed him in formalin and cut him up into thin slices to find out what he was!

You know what would fix this?


(Did I just say that? Bad avvy, BAD!)

May. 30th, 2006 06:59 am (UTC)
I'm going to report you for that, Avvy. :P
May. 30th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
May. 30th, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)
Oops I forgot the gruesomeness of that avatar and now that looks like a really horrible and creepy post. That is shitty news of doom but I'm sending you the best brainthoughts evorx to get well and smite the cancerous mumption. *hugrds*
Gah! Forgot Subject! - cat_eyes_el - May. 30th, 2006 10:46 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 30th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
Kayt! Huge amounts of good thoughts and wishes. I don't know what to say, except you poor thing. *Is banal and useless.* Anyway, yes, as Flit said, surround yourself in optimists, they make good backdrops.
May. 30th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
*hugs Kayt*

You'll get through this.

May. 30th, 2006 06:31 am (UTC)
Hey Kayt.
Am so sorry to hear about this. But am sending you thoughts and support. And am glad to hear that you have good friends around you who will make you smile and get you through.
May. 30th, 2006 06:34 am (UTC)
*big grugs* Oh dear oh dear oh dear :( :(

*gives a tremendous amount of timtams*
May. 30th, 2006 07:36 am (UTC)
Aw dude, much big big love going out to you.

I think I saw you in the city one day- but you were with an older woman so I let you be.
May. 30th, 2006 08:04 am (UTC)
AH KAYT! Deary, I suppose that it will all end well, cause as my pal wallace says 'all wells that ends well, that's what I say' and I think that he might know what he is talking about as I think that he knows every type of cheese that there is.

Battlestar Galactica should help but if it doesn't totally here is a gift package...

*hands over mountains of chocolate, warm, fluffy blankets, great reading materials, and grugs*

May. 30th, 2006 08:10 am (UTC)
its gonna be alrighty :) i can feel it in my waters :P
everytime i go to gloria jeans im thinking of you :) and donating a lot of money to cancer charity thingys...
May. 30th, 2006 08:11 am (UTC)
well, not just gloria jeans, but PARTICULARLY there...
May. 30th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC)
I don't know what to say but I want to comment so that you'd know you've got one other person out there thinking about you and hoping for you.
*grugs grugs and more grugs*
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