Hi all, well here I post. 2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Mesothelioma. According to my doctors it is a non curable non treatable disease. I have been given 18 months. Tough call, but no good complaining. I’m a 63 year old builder who only did as I was told as an apprentice, asbestos is a mean oponent. I’m not blaming anyone, s__t happens. I have a great life, beautiful wife beautiful kids, beautiful friends and family. I have had and am determined to have a great life. It will probably catch up to me eventually, but I’ll try and keep a step ahead of it. I know I can get radical surgery done with chemo, but I don’t want my final years spent in hospital and going through debilitating recovery. I am about to commit to radio therapy soon, which I am comfortable with. However it has been suggested that I get a talc pleurodesis done to the lining of my lungs to prevent fluid build up from the tumor. I have been told mesothelioma tumours get aggravated by surgery. Has any one had this done and could you confide in me your opinions please.
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