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  • 17 Apr 2015 - 20:14
    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 - 16:41
    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 - 20:00
    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 - 11:15
    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 - 11:59
    malcamloz's picture

    Hi All,

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  • 8 Apr 2015 - 10:35
    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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  • 7 Apr 2015 - 10:26
    lɛftəʊvə's picture
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  • 3 Apr 2015 - 14:29
    Paulpwtierney's picture

    Just when I thought I was in clear sailing with PEG in and radiation going smoothly , chemo went in on Tuesday. This is like nothing that I have experienced. No appetite , everything is a massive struggle. Second dose due in 3 weeks. I sleep now fron 4 p.m to 9 a.m and am still tired, Still no sign of a bowel movement. It can only get worse from here but 6 weeks to go then some serious recovery. Definitely no return to work in September - maybe November if I'm still alive. Stay tuned for further instalments in this riveting saga.

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  • 3 Apr 2015 - 10:45
    lɛftəʊvə's picture

    Morning all

    Day 18 over with 19 to go and the most horrid irritation of the urethra last night worse one so far and all the doctor can say is drink more and add Ural.

    Heard nothing nor seen anything from Centrelink.

    Another 5 weeks 600 away from home and Easter break is here and everything is quiet at the hospital.

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  • 27 Mar 2015 - 09:57
    lɛftəʊvə's picture

    I have been lax but there's not been any difference in procedure's apart from change in appointment times which tends to upset the bodies rhythm somewhat. Still there's only 27 treatments to go and with Easter coming up to give another break but thinking I'll not bother to go anywhere not even back home as the effort of 3 to 4 hours of bodily functions get's to be a pain in the butt after a while in more ways than one.

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