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  • 11 Jan 2016 - 08:10
    katman2's picture

    Hi to all my fellow travellers on this journey called cancer. I did not expect to still be here after being diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in Sept 2014. But the great surgeons at Nepean hospital and the cancer centre staff have given me a chance at life. The reason for my blog today is the terrible toll that cancer also takes with your loved ones. My partner was only with me for 3 weeks when I was diagnosed. I told her that if it was too much to take on, then let me go and do it myself. She assured me that her love would get us thru the hard times.

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  • 11 Jan 2016 - 08:10
    katman2's picture

    Hi to all my fellow travellers on this journey called cancer. I did not expect to still be here after being diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in Sept 2014. But the great surgeons at Nepean hospital and the cancer centre staff have given me a chance at life. The reason for my blog today is the terrible toll that cancer also takes with your loved ones. My partner was only with me for 3 weeks when I was diagnosed. I told her that if it was too much to take on, then let me go and do it myself. She assured me that her love would get us thru the hard times.

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  • 4 Jan 2016 - 06:32
    lawman's picture

    Greetings!

    I'm going, probably, where many of you have been. I start my first of 37 radiation treatments today for my prostate cancer.

    After all the pricks, prods, discussions and research it all comes done to a journey that starts at 2pm.

    Thanks in advance for well wishes.

    I'll keep you posted.

    Warmly,

    George.

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  • 31 Dec 2015 - 06:43
    lawman's picture

    Greetings all!

    A short but sincere wish: Happy New Year. For all of us. For some here, the journey has been rough and hard. For some it's bearable. But for all of us, it's been a year of struggle and roller coaster emotions.

    Well the good news is that a new year and a new attitude brings new possibilities.

    Let's all embrace the future and move beyond our history.

    Best regards to all,

    George.

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  • 12 Dec 2015 - 16:01
    Free's picture

    Mum seemed fine. She took a nap, and woke up totally confused. For four hours she appeared entirely disconnected to her familiar routines and surroundings. She slept, then woke, fine again. Whether it was her radiation or medication, it was a fearful time, not knowing what had happened and where she had gone. Grief-filled fear, thinking the worst. Then so much thankfulness for yet more time to connect, laugh and relax together.

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  • 10 Dec 2015 - 13:47
    lawman's picture

    Greetings all.

    When replying to The Kindness of Strangers, the string grew longer for reasons not known to me. So instead of one reply, I think my response came out as about six.

    So, long story short: sorry.

    Best regards,

    George.

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  • 2 Dec 2015 - 21:16
    Free's picture

    I am glad my mum is home. I am grateful that she has access to highly respected specialists, that she lives in an area with excellent medical facilities, that she has caring friends and strong faith, that she still makes a great latte, takes pleasure in her garden, finds peace in her music, speaks wisdom and love to her grandchildren. I am grateful that she is braver than I am as she faces more treatment.

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  • 2 Dec 2015 - 21:16
    Free's picture

    I am glad my mum is home. I am grateful that she has access to highly respected specialists, that she lives in an area with excellent medical facilities, that she has caring friends and strong faith, that she still makes a great latte, takes pleasure in her garden, finds peace in her music, speaks wisdom and love to her grandchildren. I am grateful that she is braver than I am as she faces more treatment.

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  • 29 Nov 2015 - 23:09
    SILLY's picture

    A family member has been diagnosed with this cancer . It's rare and if past Stage 1 it has a poor prognosis . Does anyone here have this cancer or do they know of anyone who has been diagnosed with it ? Any feedback will be appreciated .

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  • 23 Nov 2015 - 20:38
    Free's picture

    Today is Mum's eighth day in hospital following her most recent surgery. Hard to believe that this time last week she was in incredible post op pain. Now she is back to so much of what she could do before. Hoping she will be home and back in her own bed soon.

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