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  • 20 Jun 2013 - 14:24
    gn21's picture

    One of my long bucket lists items was a river cruise in Europe. We have previously done river cruises in Russia, Cambodia/Vietnam, and Burma. We are not keen on big cruise liners, but river cruises, with < 150 people are great.

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  • 20 Jun 2013 - 12:50
    Sailor's picture

    Hi Everyone

    Well here I am in hospital since last Monday and here for some time while things get sorted. It turns out that I had developed septicaemia due to a pseudomonas infection as well as having the ureteral stent blocking. The only problem was that instead of going up my blood pressure went seriously down, and my temperature remained normal. So I am proposing three suggestions for medical people, particularly nurses.

    1. Observe your patient
    2. Listen to your patient - they know far more about themselves and their symptoms than you do.

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  • 17 Jun 2013 - 10:34
    Josh Bonello 88's picture

    Hi everyone. It has been such a long time since I have written any new blogs. Things have been going pretty good. 2013 has seen a great deal of changes I think you will all agree. And rather than say what a bad year it has been so far, I am just embracing everything. One of my friends who had throat cancer has just been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer and it doesn't look good. I thought I would write about it and how my perspective on it is different considering I have survived TC myself.

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  • 17 Jun 2013 - 05:29
    Shennanigans's picture

    Where to begin... So much has changed in the 10 months since i lost my dad. but its still so heartbreaking to think about and its something i often think of.

    Im back in the USA, have been here now since November 2012. initially i was only coming back for 3 months to get some relaxation and quality time with Nick after the dramas that came with executing a will and all that.

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  • 16 Jun 2013 - 11:40
    holysmoke's picture

    g'day everyone, I was told four days ago that I have lung cancer. I have a large support group of family and friends but although they are trying to say and do all the right things they are not in our boat. I feel that I have no hope and all I can think of is death and the fact that my mother died at my age, that is 57. I am having a hard time believing that God could be repeating history with me. Mum had just done up her house (I have also) and got it beautiful (me too).

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  • 16 Jun 2013 - 10:10
    Mystik73's picture

    Another restless night .
    Laying there and the mind seems to go blamk and then the flashes start , i think at times im losing my mind .
    The flashes are the memories of my beloved Nanna , the last days of tending her needs , i spent every day and nite there with her , and its still like yesterday, the sounds , smells, the smell is what never leaves me, a constant reminder.

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  • 15 Jun 2013 - 19:03
    jobeth's picture

    At 7.55pm on June 3, With me, his son, mum and dad, sister and brother in law Brent passed away. It was a beautiful good-bye. We had been with him constantly from Saturday, me sleeping in his room overnight listening to his dying breath. I thought I would be scared I worried that I wouldn't be able to support him to the end, I surprised myself.

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  • 15 Jun 2013 - 16:30
    Mystik73's picture

    Its been 7 months since my Nanna passed away, and yet it was like it all happened yesterday.
    People keep saying it will get easier but i cant see it, maybe i dont want it too , if things get easier does that mean im forgetting the most important person to me?
    I have a range of feelings still anger guilt confusion frustration just to name a few. I still dont understand to this day.
    Why do people ned to suffer in this life ?
    Life is cruel .

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  • 13 Jun 2013 - 10:02
    Sailor's picture

    It has been a while since I posted on this part of the site, or even commented on others posts.

    Some of you will remember that I live with advanced prostate cancer. Nearly a year ago it had travelled up through the lymph nodes , wrapped itself around the tube connecting the left kidney to the bladder and strangled the plumbing. Very painful!! A stent was put in. That managed to block on Christmas day and so New Year was spent in hospital. A course of iv-antibiotics got rid of the persistent kidney infection that had set in.

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  • 11 Jun 2013 - 00:17
    Janine2013's picture

    What on earth is Paget's Disease of the Nipple?
    Firstly let me tell you I'm not an expert on Early Breast Cancer, but am becoming very familiar with a rare form of breast cancer called Paget's Disease of the Nipple.

    Never heard of it? Me either until a few weeks ago.....

    So in the middle of January 2013, I had recently turned 52 and was in good health, not on any medication, perfect blood pressure, slightly high cholesterol but on the good side, and a high-ish sugar level, but nothing majorly wrong.

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