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  • 6 May 2014 - 14:10
    wasdedye's picture

    So further to everything I have had the radioactive iodine treatment which is recommended for thyroid cancers even though mine is a rare cancer.

    All went well and according to the scans the cancer had not spread anywhere else at this stage which is great.

    I am currently looking for another Dr to look after me as I have moved interstate throughout this process. This is quite a stressful situation as I now have to find someone else to trust with my care.

    But always optimistic...I know things will work out.

    Happy to chat.

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  • 30 Apr 2014 - 08:17
    Mark Ingham's picture

    I had my second operation about a month ago and since then have been really happy with how things are going. I have been able to do most things like cooking, cleaning, walking, shopping, going out with friends and things like that. I have treated this time a bit like a holiday and have enjoyed it.

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  • 29 Apr 2014 - 11:00
    Rusty01's picture

    I am in completely uncharted waters (for me), having enjoyed good health all of my life (so far). Now everything seems qualified by ifs and maybes. If this whatever shows such and such a result, maybe I will have to go this way or that way. Don't get me wrong - I will appreciate feeling well for as long as I can but I almost feel like a sham... all these doctor's appointments and I don't feel any different ! Then there's that operation looming that is going to take me out of work for a month. Hopefully that will be the last of it for a while, apart from recovery from the surgery.

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  • 29 Apr 2014 - 02:38
    joybell16's picture

    My husband passed away peacefully on Resurrection Sunday 20 April to be with the Lord Jesus Christ. Had a chest infection which quickly developed into pneumonia. The swiftness of the progression stunned us all. We had a wonderful celebration of his life and our children have been brilliant. It will be hard to adjust to life without such a dynamic person. Will miss him terribly and the house is so quiet without him. Farewell.

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  • 13 Apr 2014 - 18:31
    joybell16's picture

    CA19-9 now 14000. No decrease at all during chemo. Husband has decided to cease chemo as the last 3 weeks have not been kind. Extreme fatigue, abdominal pain and DVT pain in right calf. Not sleeping very well at all. One benefit - farting has decreased dramatically!! Handing it all over to our Creator and Lord, Jesus Christ. Smile Hopefully the effects of chemo will go (if it is the effects of chemo being observed) and there might be some improvement in the short term.

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  • 7 Apr 2014 - 16:38
    felixr_cancercouncilnsw's picture

    Hi All,

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  • 5 Apr 2014 - 16:50
    Mark Ingham's picture

    Hi. My name is Mark. I am 43 years of age. I live in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, having moved from Sydney around 8 years ago. My partner’s name is Nat, and we have no children. For the last 10 years I have worked for a major health insurance company in and around their call center in lower level management and organizational roles.

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  • 29 Mar 2014 - 15:26
    smartyaligatorpants's picture

    6 months of lonliness. The days pass with exhaustion, anger, regret and fear. Time stops, speeds up and all throughout I feel lost. At times, abet few, I feel 'myself', then I am hit with the loss and am taken aback by the grief. I am frightened that time passing will take me away from this and that memories will fade.
    I am just so angry with all of this!

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  • 27 Mar 2014 - 21:09
    joybell16's picture

    Just complete 4th treatment of 12 treatment cycle. CA 19-9 result is 9600 Sad Was 1200 at diagnosis (mid Nov), 2062 at post op check up (mid Jan) and 6050 2 weeks ago (10 March) Sad Not sure what is going on but as the tumour was inoperative and has metastisized... does this mean the chemo is having no effect? Two gastric bypasses performed instead of a Whipple.

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  • 22 Mar 2014 - 19:40
    Star's picture

    its been over a year since mum passed away. in the past few months i cant even look at her pictures. when i feel sad i push it out of my mind. i feel numb when it comes to thinking of mum. is this normal to feel numb? i feel scared that if i let my self go and really feel my pain i wont handle i not letting myself grieve?

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