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  • 16 Feb 2013 - 01:13
    Cara and Jake's picture

    Let me start by saying that my Son is (just turned) 2 years old and we found a Wilms tumour on his left kidney (886g).
    RANT #1 Diagnosis
    We only found it because he fell on a slip and slide and that traumatised the tumour so blood came out of his urine. I thank my lucky stars (not god I am too mad right now) that his older sister (4yrs) was being a cow and pushed him over so this ordeal began.

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  • 15 Feb 2013 - 14:25
    tecahuini's picture

    Hi there;
    I'm looking for diets to give to my mother. She refused to eat, or drink so far I'm do my best but its so hard. Please if someone knows anything ....thank you/

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  • 14 Feb 2013 - 11:47
    Tammy Woods's picture

    Marty had another fall in the early hours of this morning. He still tries to do things himself, but it usually ends up with him crashing to the floor (or this morning head butting the wall).

    I don't remember the last time I had a full night sleep.......

    He woke for breakfast, but has fallen asleep again. He probably won't wake again until lunch time now. This has become our routine.

    It's getting harder to pick him up when he falls, to the point where I have hurt my back, and my left shoulder and arm is in constant agony.

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  • 13 Feb 2013 - 19:16
    Tammy Woods's picture

    My husband (Marty) was diagnosed with an inoperable tumour on his brain stem on the 15th of May 2012. They were unable to biopsy it due to its location, but we were told it was aggressive and he would have less than 2 years to live.

    He started a 6 week (30 treatment) course of radiotherapy in June/July 2012, and had MRIs every 6 weeks to check the progress. Our oncologist put him on chemo tablets and he completed his first and only round in December 2012. He got so sick from it that he decided to cease all treatment and let nature run its course.

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  • 10 Feb 2013 - 20:35
    louie3754's picture

    Geoff finally came home from hospital yesterday, now on warfarin so has to go to his gp tomorrow and have an INR, just another hurdle to deal with I suppose. I went down to see him today, took Mum but have only told her a very shortened version of the real story, at 92 and being in a nursing home I doubt that she could cope with the cancer part. Geoff looked really pale, and is really thin, is thin anyway but after 2 1/2 weeks of either no food or fluids I suppose it,s only natural that he would lose weight,just was a bit shocked when I saw him.

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  • 9 Feb 2013 - 12:52
    cmclc's picture

    Its been 11 days since I lost my husband of 35 years to pancreatic cancer that spread to the bones, we've been together for 42 years, we were high school sweethearts. I don't know how to go on without him, He fought so hard to stay alive, I know he did it for me, he was worried that I wouldn't continue to live, I promised him I would take care of myself and I would be okay. I lied, I did that so he could pass and the suffering he endured would stop.

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  • 8 Feb 2013 - 17:43
    kate_cancervic's picture

    Hi All,

    I have some news to share, which many group members will already be aware of - after much thought, I have made the decision to return to the world of clinical cancer nursing and have accepted a position in a cancer care unit close to my home. I will thus be finishing up my role with Cancer Council and the Internet Support this afternoon.

    Working with this remarkable community has been an absolute privilege – thank you for sharing your experiences, thoughts and feelings so openly – I have learnt so much from you all.

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  • 7 Feb 2013 - 23:46
    exhausted's picture

    Stuart had his mri on Monday. Tumour has doubled and is now 7x5x4. There is also a new tumour in the left posterior temporal/parietal lobe, it is 1.5cm.
    I am almost relieved that there is new growth and the end is approaching even if it is unbearaly slow.
    It is agony to watch him now. Can't walk, no communication, incontinent. Uninterested in anything around him, Headaches increasing, morphine pump being put in later this week. Often anxious but we can't understand him to know why, thats if he even knows.

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  • 6 Feb 2013 - 21:49
    Mabelleigh's picture

    My husband was diagnose last April with low grade non aggressive bladder cancer. He had on large mass removed and was packed up and sent home. No follow up. Then in November he started with kidney pain and bleeding when urinating ( this time lots more blood). We had a ultrasound done which confirmed two masses in his bladder. So before Xmas he went in again to hospital and the went into the first layer of his bladder and removed the masses. Unfortunately one mass was obstructing his left ureter, so they placed a stent in for 6 weeks.

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  • 6 Feb 2013 - 14:35
    PaulaS's picture

    My dad was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in April last year, and went through treatment of Radiation and Chemo and then surgery, he now has a colostomy bag and initially the results were that they had " got everything " and we were so relieved !! He just had a scan 2 weeks ago and something is showing in his stomach.. after an endoscopy they have now told him that there is a tumor that needs to come out, so there will be more surgery and possibly more treatment. We are all so scared for him... and there's nothing we can say that can take the fear away of not knowing what will happen next.

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