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Mish's Surgery and Cancer Recovery - Updates - Givealittle

  • December 2019 - Update     7 December 2019
    Posted by: Jules Corowa

    Hi folks,

    It's been too long since the last update, my apologies! I've just spoken to Mish and he's battling on. First off he asked me to express his gratitude and appreciation for all the support and donations he has received from everyone to date. Thank you!

    His Immuno-therapy treatment caused major side effects which he is still recovering from and is on some heavy-duty painkillers daily. It has also affected his liver, so that is being monitored too.

    He's still unable to work, drive, go out for any length of time or live a normal life. He has regular blood tests and check-ups to monitor his liver, immune-response, blood clotting issues, bowel and inflammation levels.

    He's working hard to see Avery as much as possible and keep positive while he recovers to a level where more treatment is possible.

    Please keep the good will coming and spread this page on social media - the journey's not over yet! If you have a minute in this crazy festive season, please do send a message or call him for a short chat, he'd love to hear your news.

    Kia Kaha Mish. x

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  • Latest Update - Long Overdue!     15 October 2019
    Posted by: Jules Corowa

    Mish was put on immunotherapy drugs recently to try to boost his immune system and get him in better health. Unfortunately it doesn't sound like it went too well - here's a quick update from him:

    "I have been taken off my immunotherapy as I have had severe reactions to this so I have been taken off them in the meantime and put on steroids to keep me going until they can figure out a different immunotherapy to use."

    So let's all send our own special brand of love and good vibes to Mish! Thanks all x

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  • Update 4     11 July 2019
    Posted by: Jules Corowa

    Hi all, Justin, Mish's brother is with him at the moment in hospital. Here's the latest update from Justin:

    "Thanks to all the generous donors who have contributed to this for us. After many ups and downs over the last week, Hamish is still in hospital getting over the post op infection. He hopes to be home in the next 10 days.

    Many people have been working behind the scenes to get a smooth transition for Hamish. This has not been an easy task,

    Hamish has a good appetite and should continue to regain strength. He is looking much better than 2 weeks ago.

    We are still waiting on a Pet scan to determine if there is any cancer still in his system. But at this point we are concentrating on beating the post op infection first."

    So, Mish is still fighting the infection and has a way to go yet, but knowing that he has the support of friends and family all round the world is huge.

    Thanks again, and if you can keep sharing this page, that would be awesome!

    Until next time.

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  • Update 3     7 July 2019
    Posted by: Jules Corowa

    Hi folks, Mish is still in hospital recovering from his second surgery. His brother, Justin, is now over there to assist him, which is fantastic! He's reducing the pain meds and getting his drains removed. So he's starting to heal finally.

    The next step is that he will get a PET scan to see if there is any more cancer.

    He's got a couple more weeks in hospital until he goes into "assisted living" where he can recover. It's been 2 major surgeries and they had to go through the same incision for the second operation. So some pretty major healing to do.

    Please continue to share this page on your social media feeds if you haven't already - we really appreciate all the donations so far.

    Blessings to all xxx

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  • Post Surgery Update 2     20 June 2019
    Posted by: Jules Corowa

    We got some not so great news today, Mish has had to be readmitted for another emergency surgery. It appears he has a post-operative infection which was what has caused him to be in so much pain.

    We're waiting to hear the outcome.

    We know your thoughts are with him sending love and best wishes.

    Kia Kaha, Stay Strong Mish.

    Thank you all so much for your donations to date. Please continue to share the Givealittle link on your social media pages and via email - Mish needs us.

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  • Post Surgery Update 1     15 June 2019
    Posted by: Jules Corowa

    Mish has been told that he had a rare type of Melanoma which formed in his intestines. He is still in hospital recovering from having had a 12.5cm (5 inch) tumour removed along with 41cm (16 inches) of his intestines.

    He may need further surgery.

    Please share this link - every dollar will help him.

    Thanks so much to all those who have already been so generous.

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