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  • 25 Oct 2013 - 17:38
    pambai's picture

    Hi, my name is Philip and I am married with 4 children. We live in Seymour, VIC.

    My wife's eldest brother (his name's Charles) has been diagnosed with Kidney Cancer (Stage 4) and the doctors in PNG are saying that they cannot treat him or do anything to save him. Only option for him now is to hope in God for a miracle healing.

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  • 25 Oct 2013 - 11:11
    missy83's picture

    Hi everyone,I am 30 yrs old and have been diagnosed with cervical cancer approx. 7 weeks ago.I am having a bit of a struggle at the moment.I guess I am looking for people going through the same or similar thing that can relate to what I am going through

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  • 15 Oct 2013 - 22:50
    Melanie's picture

    So, we have come to those forks in the road where you have to make life changing decisions with your loved ones.

    We have chosen (or for lack of choice- it has chosen us) to go down the avastin path. First treatment was on yesterday. My bank account will feel substantially lighter after it, although I would give every last cent for his health.

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  • 14 Oct 2013 - 23:19
    Carolinejane's picture

    Need to find out where I can get advice to give eldest son to get help dealing with his loss and helping him deal with his sister aged 13 behaviour, she is acting up and they need help so they can learn to grieve together and not fall apart. Mother passed away aged 42 two months ago the only true help they have is from aunt who herself is only 23 please anyone who can give advice they live in the Campbelltown area nsw

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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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