Cancer

  • Ultramick
    Ultramick
    18 days ago
    G'day all. Been here for a few years now and never had much to say, but enjoyed all the banter. 
    To Bluey and Bigbob  (I'm sure there are others) , I know what you are going through with the cancer. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Advanced Melanoma. Shortly after I had the lymph nodes in my upper left thigh removed and started Imunotherepy. The side effects from treatment were pretty bad and my oncologist stopped it after only 5 treatments out of the 13 that I was supposed to have had. Four months ago and they found some more above my pelvis ......... more surgery, but no treatment ...... just watch it carefully. 4 weeks ago, after pet scans, biopsies etc and it is back in my upper thigh. They don't do radiation in that area and surgery is out of the question, so I have had my first service last week with some new IV drugs. So far so good .......... I feel fine (at the moment) Three more of these every 3 weeks and then more tests etc and then decide where to go. 
    I have inserted a link below which is from an interview that I did about Melanoma cancer a month ago. Hope it works.

    Mick.
  • blueystar
    blueystar
    18 days ago
    Hello Mick Big C is not fussy about who it chooses for a friend been booked in for another pet scan in March to see what changes have happened from the last pet scan in early February they don't recommend chemo for me because of my age doc say there a treatment that will stop or slow the cancer growing said I can have chemo if I want but there a chance it could damage some of my other organs so going with other treatment did ask if they could remove it but said in a bad place to many tubes and veins in the area
    see you got a lighter bike to ride did you think about a trike
  • Ultramick
    Ultramick
    18 days ago
    I could nearly read everything you wrote there Bluey  without looking at it, it's like I wrote it !  
     
    I did think about 3 wheels, but after a short test ride on a HD trike a couple of years ago I couldn't give it back to them quick enough and as far as the Spyders go, I have never taken one for a ride because I don't want one. I know that owners of each like them and good on them, but not for me.
    I've had 4 Ultras over the past 20 years, put 20k km on each of them in 5 years and sold them with 100k km and when the sales bloke tells me it has too many kms on it I say "You don't have much faith in the product you are selling". Anyway, I've done my bit for Harley Davidson and enjoyed every ride I've had. I'm sick of scratching my head deciding what to do or get. It's too late now, I have done it !
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    18 days ago
    Quoting Ultramick on 07 Feb 2024 03:16 AM

    G'day all. Been here for a few years now and never had much to say, but enjoyed all the banter. 

    To Bluey and Bigbob  (I'm sure there are others) , I know what you are going through with the cancer. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Advanced Melanoma. Shortly after I had the lymph nodes in my upper left thigh removed and started Imunotherepy. The side effects from treatment were pretty bad and my oncologist stopped it after only 5 treatments out of the 13 that I was supposed to have had. Four months ago and they found some more above my pelvis ......... more surgery, but no treatment ...... just watch it carefully. 4 weeks ago, after pet scans, biopsies etc and it is back in my upper thigh. They don't do radiation in that area and surgery is out of the question, so I have had my first service last week with some new IV drugs. So far so good .......... I feel fine (at the moment) Three more of these every 3 weeks and then more tests etc and then decide where to go. 
    I have inserted a link below which is from an interview that I did about Melanoma cancer a month ago. Hope it works.

    Mick.

    Well done on the video Mick...like you say our generation had between little to nil, understanding of what the sun can do do you. Recall days in the sun playing cricket or at the beach and coming home with the bright red face/arms and thinking nothing about it.
    Hopefully your video gets someone to get themselves checked out.
  • Ultramick
    Ultramick
    18 days ago
    Quoting Ultramick on 07 Feb 2024 03:16 AM

    G'day all. Been here for a few years now and never had much to say, but enjoyed all the banter. 

    To Bluey and Bigbob  (I'm sure there are others) , I know what you are going through with the cancer. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Advanced Melanoma. Shortly after I had the lymph nodes in my upper left thigh removed and started Imunotherepy. The side effects from treatment were pretty bad and my oncologist stopped it after only 5 treatments out of the 13 that I was supposed to have had. Four months ago and they found some more above my pelvis ......... more surgery, but no treatment ...... just watch it carefully. 4 weeks ago, after pet scans, biopsies etc and it is back in my upper thigh. They don't do radiation in that area and surgery is out of the question, so I have had my first service last week with some new IV drugs. So far so good .......... I feel fine (at the moment) Three more of these every 3 weeks and then more tests etc and then decide where to go. 
    I have inserted a link below which is from an interview that I did about Melanoma cancer a month ago. Hope it works.

    Mick.

    Quoting paulybronco on 07 Feb 2024 07:36 AM

    Well done on the video Mick...like you say our generation had between little to nil, understanding of what the sun can do do you. Recall days in the sun playing cricket or at the beach and coming home with the bright red face/arms and thinking nothing about it.

    Hopefully your video gets someone to get themselves checked out.

    I don't think I will make much as a fillum star, but my oncologist asked me if I would be interested in doing it to help others, so I thought why not. We all used to be in the sun years ago and we can't turn the clock back now ............ if only . We all know the risks and I am not about to start preaching now.
  • bloodog
    bloodog
    18 days ago
    Quoting Ultramick on 07 Feb 2024 03:16 AM

    G'day all. Been here for a few years now and never had much to say, but enjoyed all the banter. 

    To Bluey and Bigbob  (I'm sure there are others) , I know what you are going through with the cancer. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Advanced Melanoma. Shortly after I had the lymph nodes in my upper left thigh removed and started Imunotherepy. The side effects from treatment were pretty bad and my oncologist stopped it after only 5 treatments out of the 13 that I was supposed to have had. Four months ago and they found some more above my pelvis ......... more surgery, but no treatment ...... just watch it carefully. 4 weeks ago, after pet scans, biopsies etc and it is back in my upper thigh. They don't do radiation in that area and surgery is out of the question, so I have had my first service last week with some new IV drugs. So far so good .......... I feel fine (at the moment) Three more of these every 3 weeks and then more tests etc and then decide where to go. 
    I have inserted a link below which is from an interview that I did about Melanoma cancer a month ago. Hope it works.

    Mick.

    Quoting paulybronco on 07 Feb 2024 07:36 AM

    Well done on the video Mick...like you say our generation had between little to nil, understanding of what the sun can do do you. Recall days in the sun playing cricket or at the beach and coming home with the bright red face/arms and thinking nothing about it.

    Hopefully your video gets someone to get themselves checked out.

    Quoting Ultramick on 07 Feb 2024 08:28 AM

    I don't think I will make much as a fillum star, but my oncologist asked me if I would be interested in doing it to help others, so I thought why not. We all used to be in the sun years ago and we can't turn the clock back now ............ if only . We all know the risks and I am not about to start preaching now.

    Its not preaching bro 
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    18 days ago
    Quoting Ultramick on 07 Feb 2024 03:16 AM

    G'day all. Been here for a few years now and never had much to say, but enjoyed all the banter. 

    To Bluey and Bigbob  (I'm sure there are others) , I know what you are going through with the cancer. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Advanced Melanoma. Shortly after I had the lymph nodes in my upper left thigh removed and started Imunotherepy. The side effects from treatment were pretty bad and my oncologist stopped it after only 5 treatments out of the 13 that I was supposed to have had. Four months ago and they found some more above my pelvis ......... more surgery, but no treatment ...... just watch it carefully. 4 weeks ago, after pet scans, biopsies etc and it is back in my upper thigh. They don't do radiation in that area and surgery is out of the question, so I have had my first service last week with some new IV drugs. So far so good .......... I feel fine (at the moment) Three more of these every 3 weeks and then more tests etc and then decide where to go. 
    I have inserted a link below which is from an interview that I did about Melanoma cancer a month ago. Hope it works.

    Mick.

    Quoting paulybronco on 07 Feb 2024 07:36 AM

    Well done on the video Mick...like you say our generation had between little to nil, understanding of what the sun can do do you. Recall days in the sun playing cricket or at the beach and coming home with the bright red face/arms and thinking nothing about it.

    Hopefully your video gets someone to get themselves checked out.

    Quoting Ultramick on 07 Feb 2024 08:28 AM

    I don't think I will make much as a fillum star, but my oncologist asked me if I would be interested in doing it to help others, so I thought why not. We all used to be in the sun years ago and we can't turn the clock back now ............ if only . We all know the risks and I am not about to start preaching now.

    Never think that Mick and sure people that dont see it that way either. Thanks for sharing your journey...respect.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    18 days ago
    And Mick, you make the best sort of bloke on film, straight talking, honest and sincere, good on ya for doing it.
    You make me feel real lucky, none of mine got past stage 2 yet.
    Enjoy the V Strom.
  • Ultramick
    Ultramick
    17 days ago
    Quoting obisteve on 07 Feb 2024 11:31 AMedited: 07 Feb 2024 11:37 AM

    And Mick, you make the best sort of bloke on film, straight talking, honest and sincere, good on ya for doing it.

    You make me feel real lucky, none of mine got past stage 2 yet.
    Enjoy the V Strom.

    Thanks obisteve,  and don't let it past 2 either. Unless you know better, just do what the professionals tell you to do.
  • Baloffski
    Baloffski
    16 days ago
    Jeezus. Mick . Bugga.
    Liked the presentation , honest words mate. Good luck with it , as you say “Ears to the quacks” , but stay positive aye .Yeah lighter bike sometimes is a good progression . Looking at something similar myself down the track. 
  • Scoot
    Scoot
    15 days ago
    Great video Mick to help get the message out there.
     I only wore a jacky Howe singlet in my younger days and am now finding numerous sunspots/minor skin cancers on my face, shoulders and arms, and now having to have them removed every couple of months. I have been extremely lucky with only one of these being an early stage melanoma which was successfully removed. 
    Keep up the fight and stay positive. 👊✊