Bad news and my health

Hello everyone, PurpleHoneyComb here. This is a bit of an unfortunate post and while I would prefer to keep the mood lighter here I'm not exactly sure who else to tell. I don't want to tell any of my friends yet and my girlfriend has amready been made aware. I just need someone to vent to.

For the last several months, I've been suffering from varying degrees of leg pain. I had seen my general practitioner for it on several occasions and the general idea (originally) was the it was sciatic nerve pain.

Yesterday (the 23rd), finally tired of the pain and seeking a second opinion I decided to go to the hospital and admit myself. Something that I likely should have done weeks ago, but that's besides the point.

I was unfortunately informed that my right tibia has developed stage two osteosarcoma. The only good news is that the doctors have found no signs of the cancer metastasizing to other parts of the body. Which is a relief.

I'm not sure how react to any of this, as I'm only 20. I feel so bad for ignoring the leg pain for as long as I did and I'm worried that my lack of reaction made this much worse than it already was. I did everything I was supposed to, or rather everything I could have done yet I feel like I screwed up somewhere along the way.

Fuck man. I don't know what I'm going to do. I feel awful for my girlfriend and her family for this falling into the holiday season.

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  • Great news that you took action to identify the issue...

    You likely have a very good chance of survival from this at this stage given its location (its localized - a very good sign for this type of cancer).

    Your life is going to change... and keep focusing on the positive... and this is very important: Now's a good time to really think about what you want to do with your life and how you want to live? Note I did not ask you what you wanted to do... or what job you preferred.

    Focus on what you want out of the rest of your life... and then go for it. You will likely succeed... and having a real goal will assist you greatly in getting through the cancer.

    I'm pulling for you... and I believe that you can indeed pull through and accomplish great things...

    PM me if you want to get into more details on these kinds of things.

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  • You're going to survive it, man. Just keep on fighting.

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  • Get surgery quickly and dont panic. I recommend trying CBD it will calm you down. Keep us updated. I wish you the best.

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  • Sorry to hear about your health problems but you did the right thing and now have a proper diagnosis. I hope they can cure you completely and wish you luck. Don’t worry about the effects on your girlfriend and her family, people can’t help getting sick and if they don’t understand that you are better off not knowing them.

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  • Sorry to hear. Getting told you have cancer is frightening to anyone. I guess the good news is that it's still in an earlier stage. I hope things work out well for you. You did the right thing getting a second opinion.

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  • aww man that sucks dude, im sorry to hear about it :( wishing you the best and i hope you can get it treated quickly

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  • It’s treatable, you can fully recover from it.

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  • Thank you to whoever gifted me the GOLD. I didn't expect it today when I logged on and it was a pleasant surprise.

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  • Keep up the fight! You'll make it through! Well done on taking the first step and getting the proper diagnosis.

    Best wishes! ...and fuck cancer! Fuck it like you've never fucked before!

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  • I'm so sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but you did the right thing getting a second opinion, and I truly wish you the best and that everything goes as smoothly for you as possible!

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  • Life is often tough....

    And so are you!....

    How are you doing? I care.

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    • Tired, but good all things considered. I have a consultation this week to determine the best course of action. Thank you for asking.

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      • Your welcome. Please keep me posted.

        As I am sure you are aware by now. You might loose the lower leg. But, lots of people have lost their lower leg (or more) and there's lots of life to be lived after that... and life is always about what can you do with whatever limitations you may have instead of what you cannot do.

        You can overcome whatever limitations you may have coming out of this... Live, Love and Laugh...

        I'm sure you will do well....

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        • The possibility of me losing my leg is something I know. Although it is scary, I'm aware it may be a necessity.

          The good news, at least from my perspective, is that prosthetics have come a long way and I'm young. I'm trying to look at the bright sides of this.

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          • You could get into boxing

            https://youtu.be/yrOx6X1gKnw

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          • That's the right attitude. Yes, prosthetics have hugely advanced from when I was a child. One of my Grade - High school friends lost a leg in a farming accident at about age 7 (about 1964): You would not believe how crude the prosthetics were back in those days compared to now.

            I'm pulling for you! :)

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