My health, and a request to all the blokes.

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Stonecross
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Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:21 am

I'll do the important bit first, the request:
If you happen to notice anything unusual occurring in your throat or mouth, perhaps you have trouble swallowing, cough more than normal, occasionally spit out blood, snore more than usual, feel like you've got a hair stuck in your throat or anything equally innocuous...don't be a bloke...and ignore it, get it checked by your GP immediately and specifically ask them for any signs of HPV (in men this is fast becoming epidemic levels esp 40+yo).

If you want all the gory details I'm happy to expand on this, but I know most of us like it direct and to the point, just get it checked, don't fart about!!

I'm almost three weeks on from a highly invasive neck/throat Op after being diagnosed late last year, I've been at home a week now, and in a couple of weeks I start a 6-8 week course of radiation to eradicate any remaining cancer. I hope to be holding a fishing rod shortly after that (probably a k-labs one:-) ), not off a yak (most likely a jetski...yes yes I know but we are not all like that!!) but I certainly intend to keep in touch.

Tight lines!!
Gav
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Mental
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Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:36 am

WOW Gav that's not good mate :(

I hope you have a speedy and full recovery!

Will miss you on the yak but will keep an eye out for you and if I get my jetski back on the water may even join you for a fish or two, please do keep in touch :y:

Cheers, Jason
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Hainesy
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Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:39 pm

Hey mate, certainly not good news at all, but at least it sounds like they've got you sorted and on the mend. :y: :y:

Keep in touch and lets make sure we catch up for a beer or 3 when things have settled done... Its unlikely (at least for the foreseeable future ;) ) that I'll be getting a jetski so it will be interesting to see if you can finally out fish me now ! :lol: :lol:
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awondering
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Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:49 pm

Whoa Gav... rest up mate and listen to them nurses :y: all the best ...

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Stonecross
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Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:01 pm

Cheers guys!!
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FatherOfMany
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Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:39 pm

Sorry to hear that mate, hope it all gets sorted.

And condolences on the jetskier status :devil:
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ajst2duk
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Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:12 pm

I think the K-lab therapy will be a good one
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Peace
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Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:35 pm

not good news hope It all goes well

Big k
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Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:46 pm

The hope you recover quickly Gav, lucky your a tough roster,thanks for the heads up mate.
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Yaktofish
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Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:28 am

Wow Gav,thats not good at all. Wishing you a speedy and healthy recovery.
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AndrewRawlingson
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Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:38 am

Sorry to hear all that, hope you recover quickly. If you need any advice on the ski side of things, give me a shout and I'll tell you what little I know.

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MikeAqua
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Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:25 am

Get well soon Gav. That HPV is a nasty little virus.
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Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:49 pm

good luck with the treatment and recovery
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Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:57 pm

Sorry to hear mate.
All the best with recovery.
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Kayak Rob
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Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:59 pm

Sad to hear the news of your health mate, heres hoping for a full and speedy recovery.
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Stonecross
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Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:56 am

Thanks all!
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