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44. Tom Smith

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If you heard him slurring on TV a few weeks ago you'd think he had weeks left tbh, not months.

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Tumours everywhere, pretty sure hit. Is he famous enough though? Still, a great pick.

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2 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

Tumours everywhere, pretty sure hit. Is he famous enough though? Still, a great pick.

 

Captain of the Scottish rugby team at TWO World Cups, and pivotal in the Scottish side that won (!) the Six Nations (!) in the late 90s.

 

I'd say he passes the fame level.

 

And since he's on he has.

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Too ill to miss.

 

And yet, he being Scottish will snub death and give a tackle to further years simply by being picked.

 

'mon.

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I seem to remember reading that there is a fund raising event to be held in his name in the early spring and there was conjecture around the time as to whether he would be alive when it takes place.

A very sound pick.

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13 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

 

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Smith was not actually given the full horror story, although Zoe was. There was a 90 per cent blockage of the colon, the lymph nodes were inflamed and putting pressure on blood vessels. In short, there was widespread cancer, of colon, liver and even lesions on the brain.

 

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The brave face is not a front. It has become something of a necessity. Smith has forced himself to be as positive as he can be, to visualise at each and every point in his eight-hour sessions of chemotherapy, when drugs are coursing through his body, that each jab and each pill - he takes 40 a day - is playing its part in killing the cancer.

 

“At the risk of sounding happy-clappy, you have to consider everything to help you fight this – mind over matter visualisation, which I never did as a player, diet, lifestyle, and, even cannabis-related treatments, whatever it takes,” says Smith.

 

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But here’s the twist. The situation is, of course, bleak. The last dose of chemo will be followed by more examinations. There might be surgery. And even then there might be bad news further down the road.

 

 

The gist.

 

Also he's lost 4 stone in 4 months as he struggles to eat anything now.

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40 minutes ago, roaming_comrade said:

Ok how about we use normal units of measurement

They are. It's about 5.5 passerees.

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