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  • 14 Oct 2013 - 18:27
    Deni 55's picture

    Couldn't have got through the 2012 without all you wonderful bloggers. Wasn't able to get to counselling so thank you everyone.

    Whether you are caring for your loved one or now grieving, counselling through Palliative Care was amazing and got me on track.

    Remember, you can have Pall Care Counselling when you need it. I wish I had taken it earlier. My Kevin said no and I was happy to go along with that. He didn't fully understand what it was about. They could have also helped with things like filling out forms for Centrelink etc. Make life a bit easier and accept the help.

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  • 13 Oct 2013 - 22:48
    Melanie's picture

    We are so very blessed & lucky to have had a small reprieve in our BT journey. But like all things, it never lasts long enough.

    Ben had his scan done last week & we found out on Friday, 2 days before his 36th birthday that it has grown. And unfortunately quite a bit.

    Ben is now suffering a numb left side, it makes walking a little difficult as he struggles to feel his foot until it has made full contact on the ground.

    We go back to the discussions of funeral arrangements & videos for the kids.

    It's a saddening experience.

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  • 13 Oct 2013 - 18:43
    SILLY's picture

    On 26th October I may be attending this event on the Northern Gold Coast at Coomera . It depends on another health issue . I hope others who live near enough will consider doing the same . The details can be found through the Cancer Council . It would be a new experience for me . As I don't know anyone else attending I will only be doing the Survivors' Walk .

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  • 11 Oct 2013 - 12:08
    steve1953's picture

    My name is Steve, and in Feb this year after having a PSA and the finger test, was told I had Prostate Cancer. After waiting 6 months had Radical Prostatectomy, that went well (so i thought)I was back at work 3 weeks and 3 days later {I drive a school bus) But my first PSA test after Surgery showed cancer still there, so had another blood test and it was the same.

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  • 8 Oct 2013 - 19:22
    smartyaligatorpants's picture

    So totally in disbelief that cancer won the battle. We held a celebration of a great life last Tuesday for craigybaby but I just can't come to grips with it all. My husband is dead. Then 2 days following his service his mother dies. I can barely keep myself together and I have to focus on her and plan her service, etc. I am just so angry, bitter and frustrated. Never did she allow craig to shine....he was always pushed aside for his other siblings, never good enough. and now, even in death she usurps our grief. I can't believe I am so bitter. I miss him so.

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  • 8 Oct 2013 - 15:10
    chinwag's picture
    I am my hubby's carer & I need any info that may be helpful for me for what I face ahead. we are halfway through radium (6 wks total) away from family & friends & he started chemo orally at the same time.
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  • 6 Oct 2013 - 19:07
    Hopeishere's picture

    My mum has just been diagnosed with cervical cancer stage 4b. It is in the lymph nodes in her chest and the dr is giving up saying they can treat the tumor but as for the rest they dont care. I guess its because of her age but she is healthier than me. Im at a loss as they gave her a year to live. Im devasted as to why they cant treat the nodes.

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  • 2 Oct 2013 - 10:18
    Minx's picture

    Has been a while since I have been on this site, Pete lost his battle with GBM 6/9/13. Things started to change when he got lost going to work on the 19/8/13, quickly we saw changes to the point on the following Monday 26/8/13 I called for him to be taken for assesment so I could get our house prepared for the new Pete.
    As he got assessed our wonderful coordinator told me that he was more then likely not coming home so onto the palliative hospital waiting list he went. Pete never got out of bed again.

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  • 29 Sep 2013 - 07:36
    ivtony5's picture

    hi,my name is tony ,im 23 and il would like some information about bladder cancer what are the stages and which doctor would be best for my dad and what we have to do to keep him here with me because il wouldnt know what il do without him thank you

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  • 26 Sep 2013 - 19:50
    purpleangels's picture

    I can't believe it has been 7 months since he left us.......
    In that time we have celebrated his 40th birthday, Easter, Mother's Day, our daughters eighth birthday, Father's Day and our wedding anniversary.....
    All days were cause for celebration......Father's Day was tough though....both the kids struggled during the week beforehand...making presents in their classrooms for a dad who no longer exists was tough......
    But they handled it....on the day itself we decided to paint a wall in our house his favourite colour- black.....so we now have a black wall in the house......cool!!

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