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Final update
All my friends and family here on IP. Over the past few weeks a lot has been found out about this illness in the way it is much older and further advanced than first thought.
Night pain has become unbearably hard to endure with the cancer having spread to the liver. I have decided if palliative care is offered I will take it. I have one more choice to make which is to move forward with immunisatherapy. I am currently in hospital in a ward where patients have had or are receiving this treatment, I will learn from their experiences.
I cannot thank you all for your support, comments and interest for allowing me to share my story with you. Good luck to you all and to my the future of IP.
Maurice.

22 comments

Amelia said:

Dear Maurice, This news is hard to read. I have heard of immunotherapy, but the consultants advised me at the time that I wouldn't be a suitable candidate. It's amazing what the gene therapy treatment can do though and you are lucky to be in the hands of experts in your hospital. I do hope that you will take the next move with the help, care and advice of the experts. My thoughts are with you.
4 months ago

Colin Ashcroft said:

Dear Maurice, Your news is a difficult read for us. I do admire your determination to assess all the options and make the decisions. Although we have never met in real life I have often felt closer to you than just the words on the screen. That has been because of your openness and sharing of the details of your life here. Your love of the natural world shines through.
I hope you find a path that gives you some relief from pain.
Thinking of you. Colin
4 months ago

Tanja - Loughcrew said:

Lieber Maurice....es betrübt mich zu lesen, dass Dein Kampf in eine weitere Runde gehen muss. Ich wünsche Dir von Herzen, dass Du diesen Kampf gewinnen kannst und es freut mich trotzdem, dass Du nicht aufgibst! Unsere Gedanken werden Dich begleiten, und vielleicht ist es Dir das eine oder andere mal ein Trost..alles Gute Maurice!
4 months ago ( translate )

cp_u said:

Dear Maurice, I am very sad to read this. My deepest thoughts go to you!
All the best!
4 months ago

Keith Burton said:

Oh dear Maurice.............this is such unexpected and sad news. I'm so sorry..........and I really am lost for words.

Whatever you decide to do..........please know that you will be in our thoughts. As Colin says above, we have never met in real life, but I believe we have become friends nonetheless. Thank you for sharing with us...........and I'm glad it has been of some help to you.

I hope you continue to receive the care you need.
4 months ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

Dear Maurice, I am so sad and sorry to hear this. I feel as Keith does, really lost for words. You are of course, one of our dearest Ipernity friends. Take all the advice that the wonderful Doctors give you, and know that our thoughts and hopes are with you at this time, and also with your partner Kay.

My very best wishes,
Rosalyn.
4 months ago

Maeluk said:

It is very sad to hear this news Maurice, I too hope you will find a way through this. I wish you the best of luck and I hope your medical experts find a treatment for you.

Best wishes, Steve.
4 months ago

Roger (Grisly) said:

As others have said Maurice this makes hard reading particularly those of us lucky enough to be classed as friends. Rest assured the whole of IP is rooting for you in which ever direction you choose to take.
We really admire you bravery and openness and our thoughts are with you and Kay especially during these difficult times,

Our very best wishes Roger and Carol
4 months ago

Annemarie said:

Dear Maurice
send you good vibes....courage!
4 months ago

Sarah O' said:

My good friend, dear Maurice...Im so sad !! Hard to hear of this news, you have been such a good friend and following my gallery as often as you could.... thinking of you now for sure and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers,, as others have said, please listen to the good Doctors who are caring for you. Im not a Doc, but do care!! and look for any news about how things are going. Yes our best also for Kay,,,

good thoughts and best wishes Maurice.... Sarah
4 months ago

Peggy C said:

As you can read in the above messages from your Famiy in IP - you are loved by so many people - those not met and probably some you have.
We all send you our love and healing energies and vibes.
All my best healing energies I can muster shall float across the ocean to you,
Please let Kay know she will get some for her - they will touch her shoulders ever so slightly.

Love,
Peggy C in North Carolina
4 months ago

Pam J said:

DEAREST MAURICE

I WISH YOU ALL THE POSITIVE AND GOOD FROM MY HEART TO YOU.

HOLD ON TIGHT.. BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING... DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU. THIS IS NOW THE MOST IMPORTANT THING OF ALL

BW WELL DEAR MAURICE AND THANK YOU DEEPLY FOR YOUR UNFAILING SUPPORT OF ME ALSO

LOVE AND HUGSSS

PAM
4 months ago

Doug Shepherd said:

Dear Maurice,

So sad to hear your news. Whatever you decide, I am sure you will face the future with the same dignity and courage that you have already shown. I thank you for your visits to my gallery over the past few years. We are thinking of you both in these difficult times.

All the very best, Doug
4 months ago

Jeff Farley said:

Dear Maurice,
I would like to join the others in offering my sympathy for your dreaded suffering. I hope that the hospital can come up with a relief to the pain and to ensure your comfort.
I too thank you for your comments on my pictures and have enjoyed your images.
Sincere wishes,
Jeff.
4 months ago

Peggy C said:

MAURICE, YOUR IP FAMILY WILL CONTINUE TO 'VIRTUALLY' BE WITH YOU .. ALL DAY - ALL NIGHT.

YOU ARE LOVED,

PEGGY
4 months ago