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  • 28 Apr 2015 - 09:32
    Francesca's picture

    Hi, I'm a 50 yr old mother of three young kids, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer stage 1 which I had a radical hysterectomy. The pathology came back good as the cancer was confined just in the cervix. The gynecology oncologist suggests that I should undergo a 6 weeks Radiotheraphy as well. I am so confused now because they were talking no Radiotheraphy needed before my surgery if it's confined in the cervix which it was.

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  • 25 Apr 2015 - 09:37
    lɛftəʊvə's picture

    Day 31 and with 6 more treatments left and have my bags packed ready to go back home.

    Dietitian appointment and she happy that I am back to normal weight. Irritation of the urethra is very minor and bowel problem is fine. The slight skin irritation has gone near the centre tattoo.

    Applied for a couple of jobs got the usual thanks but no thanks. Bus tripped 3 hours across Perth and back with maybe a casual job lined up. At least that is something.

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  • 24 Apr 2015 - 15:28
    PTDT's picture

    Well it has been so long that I had forgotten about this great place for support and stories of strength Smile

    I'm back and I have fought colorectal cancer all the way.

    My temp stoma was reversed Oct 2014 and I'm getting used to the "new normal" and went back to full time duties as a Personal Trainer (at times that is a little interesting).

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  • 21 Apr 2015 - 21:20
    topenddownunder's picture

    Hi all.My name is Greg and my wife is De and are both in our late fifties. I am a Carer for my wife, but the roles get a little reversed when the chemo takes over.We have been on this trip now for nearly 12 months.

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  • 17 Apr 2015 - 19:14
    Kim-1404's picture

    Well my journey started in December 2014 just before Christmas. Up until then I was working part time 20 hrs a week loving it as well. I became quite ill with diareah and stomach bloating while on annull leave in Sydney having Christmas with my brother and his family.

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  • 17 Apr 2015 - 15:41
    lɛftəʊvə's picture

    Dr Centrelink says I failed the 20 points necessary for them to pay me a Disability Allowance and I can work 15 hours a week. Wow nice of Dr Centrelink to tell me that and its only taken him/her 8 months to decide that.

    Never mind that I am in hospital 600 kms from home and this is the 4th hospital in 8 months little time to spend working as health comes first. Hard enough at 61 years young and over qualified to even get an interview. Been unemployed for close to 2 years and not a red cent has Centrelink paid me.

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  • 13 Apr 2015 - 19:00
    Paulpwtierney's picture

    Just when I thought the chemo symptoms were reducing I got a throat cough over the weekend and suffered through 48 hours of new pain. Strangely this pain seems to have dissipated with a bout of pretty full on vomiting tonight. Maybe all the crap was in my stomach. The oncologist today confirmed no further reduction in tumour size from the initial 2 cms. Day 12 of radiotherapy tomorrow.

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  • 12 Apr 2015 - 10:15
    lɛftəʊvə's picture

    Urinary tract and Bowel problems seem to have subsided and not sure if it's due to the Easter 4 day break or the decrease in coffee intake that has allowed things to settle but I am happier about it as now I can get out of the hospital environment and walk or take the train somewhere.

    That though did not stop a massive dose of depression on the 8th April as things are just getting on top of me. On the scale of 10 is good I suspect I was 2.

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  • 10 Apr 2015 - 10:59
    malcamloz's picture

    Hi All,

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  • 8 Apr 2015 - 09:35
    ZOL's picture

    This is my cancer story. I'm 69 and living in Qld Australia.

    The Diagnosis.
    In late August my GP informed me that my PSA had moved from 2 to 4. For a 69 year old the number
    itself was not alarming but he said that the doubling of my PSA in 2 years was of concern so he recommended another PSA test in 6 weeks time. He said that having sex or riding a bike before
    the blood test could elevate the PSA reading.

    6 weeks later the second readings came through which confirmed that my PSA was 4. The GP then

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