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RIP LUKE WHARTON
This beautiful man left our world on 4 September 2023
He touched many peoples lives and his wonderful legacy will live on in us all
I was diagnosed on good friday with terminal cancer, I was told I only had weeks to live and with treatment it would only extend my life by a few months. I have three young boys, a young adult son and partner. My diagnosis and all that has happened since my diagnosis has been really tough on them and it has broken all our worlds. On anzac day I crashed and was told I had hours to live, they came and said goodbye to me on my death bed, it has been an emotionally traumatic experience for them over and over.
I have an aggressive form of non small cell metastatic carcinoma. It’s everywhere in my brain, lungs, throat, all through my body.
I have now been told it is not curable only manageable with Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy and amazing technology like Gamma Knife Radiation Surgery to shrink the 7+ brain tumors.
Medical expenses, (travel, medications, equipment hire etc) are ridiculously expensive and it’s put my family and I under severe financial, mental and emotional strain.
Where it started
I made a youtube when I found out, trying to educate people along my journey of fighting this horrible destructive disease.
I have had two sessions of gamma knife treatment to my brain tumours, I crashed prior to my third treatment and was admitted to petermac, they postponed my last treatment due to extensive brain swelling after the gamma knife, this is yet to be rescheduled. Over the next week I became very ill mentally and physically, I was experiencing disassociation and suicidal thoughts let alone the physical symptoms. I was rushed to emergency as I had become severely septic with crp levels of 280 (170 is very dangerous levels and normal is around 5) I had a week on the oncology ward with constant iv antibiotic treatment and tests, I had grown my own bacterial infection in lungs due to the long term steroids I was prescribed for the brain swelling. I also tested positive for influenza a, tail end of covid and pneumonia. The hospital staff and drs were fantastic at maroondah. I had my first round of chemotherapy and immunotherapy last Friday I haven't had any nausea or vomiting so far but my...