Update from The The Fox as at Sunday 10th September 2017.

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Update from The The Fox as at Sunday 10th September 2017.

Postby The Fox » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:56 pm

First and foremost thanks to everyone for their patience..

Your kind thought,s and comments have been heartwarming to say the very least.

So let me try to summarise where things stand following the latest info as of today.

Around 7 weeks ago I felt a slight weakness in my right hand. Docs 2 days later, slightly worried thinking it was a mini stroke. Within 2 mins Doc confirmed it was deffo not so that was good news but he was not sure what was causing the issue so decided to get bloods etc checked. Two weeks later all clear on those but the weakness had progressed Doc was a bit stumped so referred me to Neuorology for tests thinking it was an issue in the top of my right arm

And this is when it got a bit weird. Driving home from the surgery no more than a 800yds drive I got completely disorientated. I had no idea where I was I just simply followed the car in front and missed the entrance to my driveway and had to followed the road round to the roundabout and come back home again. I managed to get to bed and woke up about 90 minutes later with the most horrendous headache ever. This lasted about 30 hours of a continuous process of painkillers, headache, sleep. Things then calmed down and basically things felt back to normal.

After a further week my right arm was getting weaker and after talking to Chris and Ally we decided to go to A&E. This now takes us up to the 24 August at 6pm. By 10pm the A&E consultant took us into a private room and gave us the news that following the scan they had found evidence of brain legions. I was then admitted to the Stroke Ward and was informed that in the morning they would carry out a full body MRI scan and a full body CT scan (including dye).

By 6pm on Friday evening we had two major issues, one being they had found a major mass on my chest above my heart and had found 50% tumours on the noggin. So basically NOT good news, BUT the good news is in all of this I have not felt ill at all, which to honest is strange but true.

As of today at 4pm having met the Chest Consultant for the first time the teams are all now in sync and moving forward with my treatment plan. The Teams looking after me are Oncology, Neurology and Chest Consultants.

I sincerely wish to thank all the staff at Blackpool Victoria, especially the Stroke Ward for all their excellent care and attention given to me at quite a scary time.

The great news is I am now home and being cared and looked after by my family and friends and therefore will now be in a better and stronger position to keep all of you up to speed with how things are progressing.

Many thanks for your continued support and well wishes and in the words of my great friend Derek Cavanagh "the fight begins here".
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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby memfno » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:01 pm

Good luck to you in the fight Alistair and the very best of wishes to you.

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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby SalfordGentingCR » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:41 pm

wow quite shocked at this.

Hope things continue to improve Ali and take it easy!!

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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby Cinders » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:51 pm

Really sorry to hear this, Al. It's good that you've got such a great family around you at this time.
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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby andywatson » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:36 pm

Take care of yourself.

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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby Pkerqueen » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:43 am

Thanks for keeping us updated ! Glad your home and with loved ones. Thinking of you xxx

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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby Snakeborn » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:49 pm

All the best Al xxx

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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby topping5 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:24 pm

Respect for sharing your situation mate ..

Must be a tough time for you and your family ..

All the best mate :heart:

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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby thedevastater » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:31 pm

Thoughts are with you Ali, you could play poker like Ali Malu with brain legions! Glad to hear that loved ones are there and that you are up for the fight. Much love x

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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby mrmacacan » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:53 pm

All the best mate. chin up
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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby WorkerBee » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:10 pm

Well wishes from our house to yours Alistair.
You have a loving family around you supporting you while you are ill. :heart:

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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby NHGGULFO » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:41 pm

Best wishes and continued positivity from me Fox.

Hope all goes well and I'll see you in Blackpool soon.

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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby Didsbury Cardroom » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:28 pm

Sorry to hear this al, best wishes from joe and the team at Didsbury.

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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby Tatty Teddy » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:33 pm

So sorry to read this...

Now then this is Tatty...( remember me) It's a long time since I posted on the forum !!
I spent months, that went into years, battling with my health as you know Al..... Throughout, I had encouragement from you...So I'm now returning the love and sending you all the best for the fight ahead xx :heart:
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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby GiMac » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:27 pm

Big hugs and all my best wishes pal.

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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby The Fox » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:34 am

Many thanks for wonderful comments.....makes me smile every morning. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby TheSquirrel » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:31 pm

Sorry to hear the awful news Mr F. Good luck with the fight.
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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby Teacher » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:24 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Xxxx

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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby Emeryt309 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:44 pm

Get well soon Al, up and at 'em !

All the best.

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Re: Update from The The Fox as at Monday 4th September 2017.

Postby Fitzpatrick » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:11 pm

Best wishes Al :heart:


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