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      Terry McDermott
      Aug 21, 2021 10:45:47 pm
      Liverpool legend Terry McDermott has confirmed he has been diagnosed with dementia.

      The 69-year-old, who made 329 appearances and scored 81 goals for the Reds between 1974 and 1982, has announced he is in the early stages of Lewy Body dementia following hospital tests.

      McDermott said: “I’ve got to get on with it and I will. It’s the way I’ve been brought up. Nothing has come to me easily. I’m not frightened of taking it on and also, as we’ve seen, there are a lot of former players in a worse state than me.

      “Battling is second nature. The worst thing was, until my condition was diagnosed you don’t know what’s going on. The number of ex-players being diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s is frightening.”

      McDermott is considered one of the greatest midfielders in the club’s history.

      He was signed by the legendary Bob Paisley from Newcastle United in November 1974 and went on to lift four league titles, three European Cups, a UEFA Cup and two League Cups for Liverpool.

      McDermott was also the recipient of the PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year awards in 1980.

      He was present at Anfield on Saturday for the Reds’ Premier League fixture with Burnley and is keen to maintain his attendance at Jürgen Klopp’s side’s matches.

      “I’ve been looking forward to going down to Anfield and seeing the lads, people I have known for years and having a good craic with them,” he said. “Thankfully there are games coming up regularly now which I can go to.”

      Everybody at Liverpool Football Club sends their love and best wishes to Terry and his family and the club will offer any and all support.



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      Sad news
      « Last Edit: Aug 23, 2021 08:33:57 pm by JD »
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      Reply #1: Aug 21, 2021 11:06:03 pm
      Awful news. Take care Terry - a true warrior.
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      Reply #2: Aug 21, 2021 11:33:22 pm
      Surely a bit more than a coincidence that all these ex footballers getting brain damage.
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      Reply #3: Aug 21, 2021 11:49:01 pm
      Surely a bit more than a coincidence that all these ex footballers getting brain damage.

      I don't know about that but over here it's practically epidemic, so I wouldn't think it affecting a subset of footballers within society is that unusual, mathematically.

      Lost my mother to it 8-9 years before we ultimately lost her to CoVid. It is a mean one. Best wishes to Terry and family.
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      Reply #4: Aug 22, 2021 12:19:46 am
      Awful news. Dementia is a cruel disease.

      Stay strong Terry.

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      Reply #5: Aug 22, 2021 12:28:54 am
      I don't know about that but over here it's practically epidemic, so I wouldn't think it affecting a subset of footballers within society is that unusual, mathematically.

      Lost my mother to it 8-9 years before we ultimately lost her to CoVid. It is a mean one. Best wishes to Terry and family.


      Of course dementia affects all in society and is in the Top 5 of killers but stats show footballers have a higher risk, 3.5X compared to the general population in the Glasgow study.
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      Reply #6: Aug 22, 2021 10:37:30 am
      Sad news. :-(
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      Reply #7: Aug 22, 2021 02:28:26 pm
      Surely a bit more than a coincidence that all these ex footballers getting brain damage.

      Not really when you consider the weight of some of the balls they used. It's the consistent headers a lot of players back then did with the very heavy balls and causes scarring to the brain.

      In terms of the NFL - the film Concussion with Will Smith is a good movie about the effects of it within their game.
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      Reply #8: Aug 22, 2021 06:09:34 pm
      Sad to hear.

      A genius footballer, gets nowhere near the credit he deserves for how good he was.

      Best wishes to him
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      Reply #9: Aug 22, 2021 06:19:11 pm
      Surely a bit more than a coincidence that all these ex footballers getting brain damage.

      I don't know to be fair, my mother has severe dementia had it for 8 years now never headed a ball in her life, majority of patients in EMI dementia homes are women there is an argument that they live longer hence why more get dementia but the age is coming down each year. Having said that the longest member of the carer home before he died was David Herd.
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      Reply #10: Aug 22, 2021 08:35:31 pm
      Terrible news for a great legend.

      It has been shown that ex footballers have higher rates of dementia than general population, what isn't known is whether the weight of the ball makes a diifference. I would guess it doesn't ( less weight more speed ) I suppose we'll find out further down the line as research continues.
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      Reply #11: Aug 22, 2021 09:19:13 pm
      Horrible news!
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      Reply #12: Aug 22, 2021 10:19:27 pm
      Very sad to hear this news, he was a great footballer and a great man, thinking of you Terry....hugs.
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      Reply #13: Aug 22, 2021 10:30:47 pm
      Horrible disease…

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      Reply #14: Aug 22, 2021 11:12:16 pm
      Battle on Terry lad. Good luck with your fight.
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      Reply #15: Aug 23, 2021 07:35:58 pm
      All the best Terry. Scorer of my favourite ever Liverpool goal v Spurs at Anfield.
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      Reply #16: Aug 23, 2021 07:48:31 pm
      Shocking  disease having your memories taken away from you ,stay strong terry you were one hell of a midfielder..
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      Reply #17: Aug 23, 2021 08:10:57 pm
      Good luck Tez great player and could sink the beer as well, always remember him playing in the 7-0 defeat of Spurs he was good....
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      Reply #18: Aug 23, 2021 08:25:22 pm
      Very sad news to hear about Terry McDermott.
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      Reply #19: Aug 23, 2021 08:36:00 pm
      All the best Terry Mac. Let's hope the science boffins crack on with this one because this is a really horrible, long lasting illness for some.
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      Reply #20: Aug 23, 2021 09:00:16 pm
      Read somewhere the is more money spent on Botox than research on dementia.... sign of the times, no doubt we will be paying out for people who have had their ear lobes fixed after stretching them
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      Reply #21: Aug 24, 2021 09:40:03 am
      Sad to read this, Terry Mac was always a favourite of mine, I hope he gets strength from all the people thinking of him and his family at this time.
      Both my in-laws had dementia, it truly is a horrible disease and we need more research to find effective treatments and hopefully a cure.

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      Reply #22: Aug 24, 2021 11:56:34 am
      So sorry to hear this about Terry, hope he and his family can provide the strength needed to confront this destructive condition.
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      Reply #23: Aug 24, 2021 01:34:52 pm
      So sad to learn of Terry's condition, he is a battler and I'm sure he will fight with all he has against this horrible disease......


      ....I too have my own battle ahead of me, ive recently learned i have a tumour at the base of my tongue,  biopsies have been taken, had both a MRI & CT scans and right now its a waiting game for the results to find out the severity of said tumour and which treatment the boffins decide is best for me, needless to say it will either be Chemotherapy, radiation or further surgery hasn't yet been ruled out, 

      This is the worst time,  the not knowing,  not knowing if in two weeks their telling me I have only months left, or that we have caught it in time and although I'll be going through a real Shitty time i should come through relatively unscathed , hopefully the latter, so please my fellow Reds keep everything you have crossed,  i know my LFC family will be right behind me, and that will be a real positive for the weeks that lie ahead!!



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      Reply #24: Aug 24, 2021 01:58:28 pm
      So sad to learn of Terry's condition, he is a battler and I'm sure he will fight with all he has against this horrible disease......


      ....I too have my own battle ahead of me, ive recently learned i have a tumour at the base of my tongue,  biopsies have been taken, had both a MRI & CT scans and right now its a waiting game for the results to find out the severity of said tumour and which treatment the boffins decide is best for me, needless to say it will either be Chemotherapy, radiation or further surgery hasn't yet been ruled out, 

      This is the worst time,  the not knowing,  not knowing if in two weeks their telling me I have only months left, or that we have caught it in time and although I'll be going through a real Shitty time i should come through relatively unscathed , hopefully the latter, so please my fellow Reds keep everything you have crossed,  i know my LFC family will be right behind me, and that will be a real positive for the weeks that lie ahead!!



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      Sorry to hear that mate. Got my fingers crossed for you and wishing you all the best 💪🏼
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      Reply #25: Aug 24, 2021 02:30:26 pm
      So sad to learn of Terry's condition, he is a battler and I'm sure he will fight with all he has against this horrible disease......


      ....I too have my own battle ahead of me, ive recently learned i have a tumour at the base of my tongue,  biopsies have been taken, had both a MRI & CT scans and right now its a waiting game for the results to find out the severity of said tumour and which treatment the boffins decide is best for me, needless to say it will either be Chemotherapy, radiation or further surgery hasn't yet been ruled out, 

      This is the worst time,  the not knowing,  not knowing if in two weeks their telling me I have only months left, or that we have caught it in time and although I'll be going through a real Shitty time i should come through relatively unscathed , hopefully the latter, so please my fellow Reds keep everything you have crossed,  i know my LFC family will be right behind me, and that will be a real positive for the weeks that lie ahead!!



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      Stay strong & positive billy lad,we are all right behind you.
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      Reply #26: Aug 24, 2021 03:01:13 pm
      So sad to learn of Terry's condition, he is a battler and I'm sure he will fight with all he has against this horrible disease......


      ....I too have my own battle ahead of me, ive recently learned i have a tumour at the base of my tongue,  biopsies have been taken, had both a MRI & CT scans and right now its a waiting game for the results to find out the severity of said tumour and which treatment the boffins decide is best for me, needless to say it will either be Chemotherapy, radiation or further surgery hasn't yet been ruled out, 

      This is the worst time,  the not knowing,  not knowing if in two weeks their telling me I have only months left, or that we have caught it in time and although I'll be going through a real Shitty time i should come through relatively unscathed , hopefully the latter, so please my fellow Reds keep everything you have crossed,  i know my LFC family will be right behind me, and that will be a real positive for the weeks that lie ahead!!



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      Fingers crossed Billy
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      Reply #27: Aug 24, 2021 04:28:24 pm
      ....I too have my own battle ahead of me, ive recently learned i have a tumour at the base of my tongue,  biopsies have been taken, had both a MRI & CT scans and right now its a waiting game for the results to find out the severity of said tumour and which treatment the boffins decide is best for me, needless to say it will either be Chemotherapy, radiation or further surgery hasn't yet been ruled out, 

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      All the best Billy
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      Reply #28: Aug 24, 2021 11:18:49 pm
      So sad to learn of Terry's condition, he is a battler and I'm sure he will fight with all he has against this horrible disease......


      ....I too have my own battle ahead of me, ive recently learned i have a tumour at the base of my tongue,  biopsies have been taken, had both a MRI & CT scans and right now its a waiting game for the results to find out the severity of said tumour and which treatment the boffins decide is best for me, needless to say it will either be Chemotherapy, radiation or further surgery hasn't yet been ruled out, 

      This is the worst time,  the not knowing,  not knowing if in two weeks their telling me I have only months left, or that we have caught it in time and although I'll be going through a real Shitty time i should come through relatively unscathed , hopefully the latter, so please my fellow Reds keep everything you have crossed,  i know my LFC family will be right behind me, and that will be a real positive for the weeks that lie ahead!!



                                       YNWA

      Oh jeez Billy, I feel for you, after what I've just gone through with losing my Sister, I'm praying for you with all my heart that you can pull through and everything will be ok, please keep us informed hun and fingers crossed for you. Stay strong YNWA.
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      Reply #29: Aug 24, 2021 11:31:45 pm
      So sad to learn of Terry's condition, he is a battler and I'm sure he will fight with all he has against this horrible disease......


      ....I too have my own battle ahead of me, ive recently learned i have a tumour at the base of my tongue,  biopsies have been taken, had both a MRI & CT scans and right now its a waiting game for the results to find out the severity of said tumour and which treatment the boffins decide is best for me, needless to say it will either be Chemotherapy, radiation or further surgery hasn't yet been ruled out, 

      This is the worst time,  the not knowing,  not knowing if in two weeks their telling me I have only months left, or that we have caught it in time and although I'll be going through a real Shitty time i should come through relatively unscathed , hopefully the latter, so please my fellow Reds keep everything you have crossed,  i know my LFC family will be right behind me, and that will be a real positive for the weeks that lie ahead!!



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      So sorry to hear this billy, hopefully they have caught it in time. My brother's 13 year old stepson is in remission after intensive treatment for cancer in Bristol. He's still there but hopefully be home soon. YNWA
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      Reply #30: Aug 25, 2021 09:38:19 pm
      So sad to learn of Terry's condition, he is a battler and I'm sure he will fight with all he has against this horrible disease......


      ....I too have my own battle ahead of me, ive recently learned i have a tumour at the base of my tongue,  biopsies have been taken, had both a MRI & CT scans and right now its a waiting game for the results to find out the severity of said tumour and which treatment the boffins decide is best for me, needless to say it will either be Chemotherapy, radiation or further surgery hasn't yet been ruled out, 

      This is the worst time,  the not knowing,  not knowing if in two weeks their telling me I have only months left, or that we have caught it in time and although I'll be going through a real Shitty time i should come through relatively unscathed , hopefully the latter, so please my fellow Reds keep everything you have crossed,  i know my LFC family will be right behind me, and that will be a real positive for the weeks that lie ahead!!



                                       YNWA

      Too right we're behind you! I wish you well and the strength to cope, our friend.
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      Reply #31: Aug 26, 2021 02:15:17 pm
      Thanks Lads & Ladettes for all of your best wishes & fantastic support, it is very much appreciated and a great comfort knowing you are all behind me.

      I will of course keep you updated.

      Thank You all .



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      Reply #32: Aug 26, 2021 03:15:56 pm
      So sad to learn of Terry's condition, he is a battler and I'm sure he will fight with all he has against this horrible disease......


      ....I too have my own battle ahead of me, ive recently learned i have a tumour at the base of my tongue,  biopsies have been taken, had both a MRI & CT scans and right now its a waiting game for the results to find out the severity of said tumour and which treatment the boffins decide is best for me, needless to say it will either be Chemotherapy, radiation or further surgery hasn't yet been ruled out, 

      This is the worst time,  the not knowing,  not knowing if in two weeks their telling me I have only months left, or that we have caught it in time and although I'll be going through a real Shitty time i should come through relatively unscathed , hopefully the latter, so please my fellow Reds keep everything you have crossed,  i know my LFC family will be right behind me, and that will be a real positive for the weeks that lie ahead!!



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      Just stay positive Billy lad. Believe in your inner self, and you will beat this. be strong. YNWA
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      Reply #33: Aug 26, 2021 04:34:15 pm
      Thanks Lads & Ladettes for all of your best wishes & fantastic support, it is very much appreciated and a great comfort knowing you are all behind me.

      I will of course keep you updated.

      Thank You all .



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      Stay positive Billy


      Got a bunch of fellow fans behind you mate and any time you need a rant pop on here and we will all join in
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      Reply #34: Aug 26, 2021 04:49:34 pm
      YNWA Billy
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      Reply #35: Aug 26, 2021 08:40:57 pm
      Stay strong and positive Billy! YNWA
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      Reply #36: Sep 02, 2021 07:59:39 pm
      UPDATE…..


      Hi guys thought I’d update you all regarding my cancer…..it has been confirmed today that the biopsies taken are indeed cancerous, however, the good news (sort of) is that the tumour I have is treatable and I should make a full recovery…..I will need to go thru both Chemotherapy and Radiation…a kind of mixture of both I understand…but I’ll know more about it on Tuesday when I see the Oncologist…..I had a X-ray taken of my jaw in order to look at the health of my gob, it is likely that all my wee Gnashers will need to be removed before treatment starts, they can’t risk any kind of infection,  none whatsoever, so I could end up look like fookin  Shergar with my new teeth,  i will also need what they call a  ‘PEG’ fitted, which is a tube put through my stomach to allow food and nutrition, it may not be needed but apparently it’s easier to fit prior to treatment,…..so that’s it you know as much as I do …..


      …Thanks for being there for me, your support has been most welcome and a great boost the last week or two,  there is no doubt I’m about to have the shittiest of times regarding the chemo/radiation, but I know that you are all behind me and wishing me well, Thank You all.




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      Reply #37: Sep 02, 2021 09:18:25 pm
      UPDATE…..


      Hi guys thought I’d update you all regarding my cancer…..it has been confirmed today that the biopsies taken are indeed cancerous, however, the good news (sort of) is that the tumour I have is treatable and I should make a full recovery…..I will need to go thru both Chemotherapy and Radiation…a kind of mixture of both I understand…but I’ll know more about it on Tuesday when I see the Oncologist…..I had a X-ray taken of my jaw in order to look at the health of my gob, it is likely that all my wee Gnashers will need to be removed before treatment starts, they can’t risk any kind of infection,  none whatsoever, so I could end up look like fookin  Shergar with my new teeth,  i will also need what they call a  ‘PEG’ fitted, which is a tube put through my stomach to allow food and nutrition, it may not be needed but apparently it’s easier to fit prior to treatment,…..so that’s it you know as much as I do …..


      …Thanks for being there for me, your support has been most welcome and a great boost the last week or two,  there is no doubt I’m about to have the shittiest of times regarding the chemo/radiation, but I know that you are all behind me and wishing me well, Thank You all.




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      Good luck Billy with your treatment. You sound very positive which can only help you through the next chapter of your life.
      Stay strong and keep the belief and good luck.
      Best wishes,
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      Reply #38: Sep 03, 2021 10:18:10 pm
      UPDATE…..


      Hi guys thought I’d update you all regarding my cancer…..it has been confirmed today that the biopsies taken are indeed cancerous, however, the good news (sort of) is that the tumour I have is treatable and I should make a full recovery…..I will need to go thru both Chemotherapy and Radiation…a kind of mixture of both I understand…but I’ll know more about it on Tuesday when I see the Oncologist…..I had a X-ray taken of my jaw in order to look at the health of my gob, it is likely that all my wee Gnashers will need to be removed before treatment starts, they can’t risk any kind of infection,  none whatsoever, so I could end up look like fookin  Shergar with my new teeth,  i will also need what they call a  ‘PEG’ fitted, which is a tube put through my stomach to allow food and nutrition, it may not be needed but apparently it’s easier to fit prior to treatment,…..so that’s it you know as much as I do …..


      …Thanks for being there for me, your support has been most welcome and a great boost the last week or two,  there is no doubt I’m about to have the shittiest of times regarding the chemo/radiation, but I know that you are all behind me and wishing me well, Thank You all.




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      Your incredibly brave Billy and I tell you something, your brilliant sense of humour will see you through this very difficult period in your life, keeping my fingers crossed for you that all your treatment goes to plan, keep us updated and wishing you all the very best  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: Love Cas
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      Reply #39: Sep 05, 2021 09:03:35 pm
      Stay strong & positive billy lad,we are all right behind you.

      Will Try to add my positve vibes to help you come through this.  Please stay positive Billy
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      Reply #40: Sep 06, 2021 01:46:23 pm
      Best of luck, Billy. I'm sure everybody else on the board says the same. I'm sure it is a result of all the shouting you did standing on the Kop all those years ago. Keep you spirits up, mate. We're all shouting for you, and for the other poor footballers who are suffering from various stages of dementia. Ray
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      Reply #41: Sep 07, 2021 07:18:26 pm
      UPDATE…..


      Hi guys thought I’d update you all regarding my cancer…..it has been confirmed today that the biopsies taken are indeed cancerous, however, the good news (sort of) is that the tumour I have is treatable and I should make a full recovery…..I will need to go thru both Chemotherapy and Radiation…a kind of mixture of both I understand…but I’ll know more about it on Tuesday when I see the Oncologist…..I had a X-ray taken of my jaw in order to look at the health of my gob, it is likely that all my wee Gnashers will need to be removed before treatment starts, they can’t risk any kind of infection,  none whatsoever, so I could end up look like fookin  Shergar with my new teeth,  i will also need what they call a  ‘PEG’ fitted, which is a tube put through my stomach to allow food and nutrition, it may not be needed but apparently it’s easier to fit prior to treatment,…..so that’s it you know as much as I do …..


      …Thanks for being there for me, your support has been most welcome and a great boost the last week or two,  there is no doubt I’m about to have the shittiest of times regarding the chemo/radiation, but I know that you are all behind me and wishing me well, Thank You all.




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      All the best Billy, take good care of yourself and keep fighting. Good news that it's treatable
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      Re: Terry McDermott
      Reply #42: Sep 07, 2021 07:43:11 pm
      UPDATE…..


      Hi guys thought I’d update you all regarding my cancer…..it has been confirmed today that the biopsies taken are indeed cancerous, however, the good news (sort of) is that the tumour I have is treatable and I should make a full recovery…..I will need to go thru both Chemotherapy and Radiation…a kind of mixture of both I understand…but I’ll know more about it on Tuesday when I see the Oncologist…..I had a X-ray taken of my jaw in order to look at the health of my gob, it is likely that all my wee Gnashers will need to be removed before treatment starts, they can’t risk any kind of infection,  none whatsoever, so I could end up look like fookin  Shergar with my new teeth,  i will also need what they call a  ‘PEG’ fitted, which is a tube put through my stomach to allow food and nutrition, it may not be needed but apparently it’s easier to fit prior to treatment,…..so that’s it you know as much as I do …..


      …Thanks for being there for me, your support has been most welcome and a great boost the last week or two,  there is no doubt I’m about to have the shittiest of times regarding the chemo/radiation, but I know that you are all behind me and wishing me well, Thank You all.




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      All the best in your treatment en route to your full recovery Billy.
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      Reply #43: Sep 09, 2021 08:41:27 am
      Update…..

      Firstly thank you all for your continued support it truly is appreciated……


      On Tuesday I learnt my fate, had a meet with my oncologist, so basically it is a tumour, at the back end of my tongue, it is larger than we first though but still treatable, however it’s location disallows surgery, so it will be zapped using both Chemotherapy and radiation treatment,

      Prior to treatment tho, they need to remove all my wee gnashers, under a general anaesthetic (thankfully) and once the swelling subsides they will start to prep me for treatment, ie: they will fit a PEG, into my stomach which will allow food and nutrition,

      The treatment itself is administered on a daily basis, it’s called Chemo-Radiation with Cisplatin, Cisplatin being the big dog, so 30 zaps of this sh*t with the chemotherapy should kill off the tumour, but here’s the rub, the side effects are horrendous, or can be, everyone is different so I guess I’ll just need to suck it up and see, I’ve read it changes you as a person, so hopefully I don’t come out the other side as Heimdall,

      The good part is, I’ll have a brand new set of chompers, top and bottom, and I won’t care if I look like Methadone Mick from ‘Still Game’, I will have come through this,  the recovery period can be as long as you want it to be, but in general terms 6-8 weeks, however there are no rules, again everyone is different and you take as long as you need, so that’s it guys, your updated, I’m just waiting to hear from the orthodontist for a date, no doubt tho I will have to be covid tested and self isolate three days before the op.



      So a Massive Thank You to you all for supporting me, I know you have my back and that is a great comfort,

      Thank You.




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      Re: Terry McDermott
      Reply #44: Sep 09, 2021 09:21:32 am
      but here’s the rub, the side effects are horrendous, or can be, everyone is different so I guess I’ll just need to suck it up and see, I’ve read it changes you as a person, so hopefully I don’t come out the other side as Heimdall,
      :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

      Best of luck Billy; sounds like youre in for a rough ride!  Stay positive.

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      Re: Terry McDermott
      Reply #45: Sep 09, 2021 09:43:56 pm
      Update…..

      Firstly thank you all for your continued support it truly is appreciated……


      On Tuesday I learnt my fate, had a meet with my oncologist, so basically it is a tumour, at the back end of my tongue, it is larger than we first though but still treatable, however it’s location disallows surgery, so it will be zapped using both Chemotherapy and radiation treatment,

      Prior to treatment tho, they need to remove all my wee gnashers, under a general anaesthetic (thankfully) and once the swelling subsides they will start to prep me for treatment, ie: they will fit a PEG, into my stomach which will allow food and nutrition,

      The treatment itself is administered on a daily basis, it’s called Chemo-Radiation with Cisplatin, Cisplatin being the big dog, so 30 zaps of this sh*t with the chemotherapy should kill off the tumour, but here’s the rub, the side effects are horrendous, or can be, everyone is different so I guess I’ll just need to suck it up and see, I’ve read it changes you as a person, so hopefully I don’t come out the other side as Heimdall,

      The good part is, I’ll have a brand new set of chompers, top and bottom, and I won’t care if I look like Methadone Mick from ‘Still Game’, I will have come through this,  the recovery period can be as long as you want it to be, but in general terms 6-8 weeks, however there are no rules, again everyone is different and you take as long as you need, so that’s it guys, your updated, I’m just waiting to hear from the orthodontist for a date, no doubt tho I will have to be covid tested and self isolate three days before the op.



      So a Massive Thank You to you all for supporting me, I know you have my back and that is a great comfort,

      Thank You.




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      You are a true inspiration to everyone suffering with this dreadful disease Billy, I'm sure you are scared of everything at this moment but you will get through, we are all behind you hun...stay safe and remember YNWA
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      Re: Terry McDermott
      Reply #46: Sep 19, 2021 07:27:03 am
      Update….


      Thank you everyone, your support is fantastic and very much appreciated, thank you all…


      Tomorrow is the day I lose all my wee gnashers, yep, their getting ripped out of that hole in my face and leaving what can only described as a abyss, to say I’m a bit anxious is a understatement if I’m honest but you gotta do what you gotta do to stay alive, to let you understand, the treatment I’ll be having in a week or two is called ChemoRadiation…I’ll be having daily bouts of radiation for 30 days, Monday to Friday for six weeks, with occasional blasts of chemotherapy,

      The radiation itself dries your mouth out and therefore your teeth, think Gobi  desert dry, I don’t have the healthiest of teeth and  the radiation can make them crumble and they can become infected, so remove the risk, henceforth no teeth no infection,  you really don’t want any kind of infection when your white blood cells are low, your immune system is severely weakened by the radiation, think how we were last season without Virgil, Joe, Joel, Hendo and Fabinho, this will be me in a few weeks, I believe my treatment will start on the 11th of October, so wish me well, I’ll see you on the other side.




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      Re: Terry McDermott
      Reply #47: Sep 19, 2021 07:38:55 am
      Good luck Billy mate and I hope everything goes well.
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      Re: Terry McDermott
      Reply #48: Sep 19, 2021 01:56:04 pm
      All the best Billy, if your positivity about the reds is anything to go by then you're in a good place to beat this thing. Hope all goes well with your treatment.
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      Reply #49: Sep 19, 2021 02:14:55 pm
      Update….


      Thank you everyone, your support is fantastic and very much appreciated, thank you all…


      Tomorrow is the day I lose all my wee gnashers, yep, their getting ripped out of that hole in my face and leaving what can only described as a abyss, to say I’m a bit anxious is a understatement if I’m honest but you gotta do what you gotta do to stay alive, to let you understand, the treatment I’ll be having in a week or two is called ChemoRadiation…I’ll be having daily bouts of radiation for 30 days, Monday to Friday for six weeks, with occasional blasts of chemotherapy,

      The radiation itself dries your mouth out and therefore your teeth, think Gobi  desert dry, I don’t have the healthiest of teeth and  the radiation can make them crumble and they can become infected, so remove the risk, henceforth no teeth no infection,  you really don’t want any kind of infection when your white blood cells are low, your immune system is severely weakened by the radiation, think how we were last season without Virgil, Joe, Joel, Hendo and Fabinho, this will be me in a few weeks, I believe my treatment will start on the 11th of October, so wish me well, I’ll see you on the other side.




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      apologies Im just catching up on this thread Billy.

      All the best with the treatment mate. YNWA
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      Re: Terry McDermott
      Reply #50: Sep 19, 2021 05:57:51 pm
      apologies Im just catching up on this thread Billy.

      All the best with the treatment mate. YNWA

      Likewise.

      Apologies for missing this Billy and all the best mate
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      Re: Terry McDermott
      Reply #51: Sep 19, 2021 08:22:54 pm
      Billy, so sorry to hear your news,  been through similar with my mother, stay strong family & true friends will get you through this .YNWA
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      Re: Terry McDermott
      Reply #52: Sep 19, 2021 08:33:56 pm
      Update….


      Thank you everyone, your support is fantastic and very much appreciated, thank you all…


      Tomorrow is the day I lose all my wee gnashers, yep, their getting ripped out of that hole in my face and leaving what can only described as a abyss, to say I’m a bit anxious is a understatement if I’m honest but you gotta do what you gotta do to stay alive, to let you understand, the treatment I’ll be having in a week or two is called ChemoRadiation…I’ll be having daily bouts of radiation for 30 days, Monday to Friday for six weeks, with occasional blasts of chemotherapy,

      The radiation itself dries your mouth out and therefore your teeth, think Gobi  desert dry, I don’t have the healthiest of teeth and  the radiation can make them crumble and they can become infected, so remove the risk, henceforth no teeth no infection,  you really don’t want any kind of infection when your white blood cells are low, your immune system is severely weakened by the radiation, think how we were last season without Virgil, Joe, Joel, Hendo and Fabinho, this will be me in a few weeks, I believe my treatment will start on the 11th of October, so wish me well, I’ll see you on the other side.




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      Oh Billy - likewise have missed this thread. Sending you all my best wishes and looking out for you. YNWA! You've got the spirit pal.

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