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wakibaki versus The Big C, Round 2

post #1 of 32
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You may have noticed that some of my projects have become a bit erratic recently. This is in part because I have been distracted, waiting for the results of various medical investigations. A couple of days ago I discovered that yes, I have suffered from a recurrence of the lung cancer that I had surgery for 3 years ago. This is not the worst possible news, the surgeon is prepared to have another go at getting it all out. All it will cost is another chunk of lung. Who needs 'em really.
I'm sorry, but I'm sure that you can imagine that it is a bit of a distraction, although I try to use the electronics to distract me from the health issues. I still feel pretty good physically.
I should be having the surgery within a month. It took almost a fortnight for me to recover sufficiently to be allowed home last time. Hopefully I'll be able to get 3G internet on a tablet on the ward. Then some more chemo. Lovely. biggrin.gif
In the meantime I'll carry on trying to get the numerous things I've started finished.
post #2 of 32
Sorry to hear this. Take care of yourself.
post #3 of 32

I wish you all the best, and a speedy recovery.  We'll keep our tubes warm for you.




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Sorry to hear about your health issues. Although I sometimes diagree with you, your posts are always well reasoned, full of content, and highly educational. That alone makes makes you special here. I know a little about surgical convelescences ( major heart operation 10 years ago). You're weak, in pain, can't focus, etc.. For me a big part of the problem after the initial pain wore off was boredom combined with lack of energy. The mind is working just fine and grows frustrated with the lack of physical ability. If you get some ideas you'd like to try, post them here and we'll get together and breadboard them up for you. I'll build the first one. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery!
post #5 of 32
get well soon and speedy recovery, my friend
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You've certainly no reason to apologise and I hope that yu get better soon. Indeed, I've been meaning to tell you that I built up one of the LME49600 boards that I got off you. Unfortunately I only go two days of use out of it before my DT880 cable suffered damage, and has had to be sent back for a warranty repair (I am a DIYer, but I'm not going to tear open and throw away 3 years warranty). I have to say that I think it's a great amp (particularily for its size) and a very good clean solid state design. It's a very good complement to my high distortion valve amp, so thanks for all the hard work you put into this project. I also agree totally with Frank and will be happy to breadboard some things if you desire. I once missed two terms of school due to intensive eye surgery and I wasn't allowed to do much other that lie in front of the TV, so I understand some of the boredom issues. Since you're in Devon, you'd probably be going into Exeter, right? Which is the biggest hospital in the SW of England. (I used to live in North Dartmoor). Either way all the hospitals around there seemed very good to me, and I've had some very good doctors. Well hope that this attempt deals with your problem and that you're able to get speedly back on your feet without the chemo affecting you too much. Regards, Chris
post #7 of 32

I wish you the best of luck and a speedy recovery!


Cheers mate

post #8 of 32

Get better Fred - take it easy!

post #9 of 32

Best of luck on a full and speedy recovery!

post #10 of 32

Best wishes, waki - take care of yourself!

post #11 of 32
Thread Starter 

Thanks, everybody, for the good wishes.


You have really put the stiffness back in my spine, I was beginning to sag a bit.


I know I have not been the easiest guy to get along with; waspish, impatient and abrupt when I feel that others are not giving of their best.


I half-remember a line from an old film, it went something like:- 'A good man was never spoiled by an unjust blow'. This does not, however, excuse lashing out willy-nilly, and for any unjust blows I have delivered, I apologise.


God alone knows why I felt qualified to judge, but I have only been trying to mimic the best of the guys who taught me, and who I admired so much.



post #12 of 32

wakibaki, very best wishes and prayers to beat the cancer this time and have a successful recovery.

post #13 of 32

@wakibaki - Hoping for a full and speedy recovery for you sir!

post #14 of 32

Wakibaki, I wish you health and happiness. I remained one month visiting my mother at the ICU. Primitive Neuroectodermal Embriogenic Tumor. It was a very unusual ICU since one family member was allowed to stay at the ICU room from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. I remember one Japanese woman patient that, nevertheless her illness, stood most of the time in a good mood. She will never know, but in some way she made us feel better. 3G will be nice!

post #15 of 32
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Thanks again guys, for the good wishes.


I saw the surgeon today. The tumour is small and slow growing, and the surgeon is busy, so surgery will be in about 4 weeks time.


Last time they told me about 60% chance of a cure. This time they're saying 80%. 


I think I'm going to buy a CNC mill and try to make some electrostatic headphones. No point in moping around. I could die from something else in the meantime... biggrin.gif



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