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  • 14 Jan 2013 - 00:26
    <none>'s picture

    After over 2 years of different types of chemo for pancreatic cancer I am now trying to decide whether to go ahead with the 5th different type of treatment a concoction of Fluorouracil and Oxaliplatin not a cure just hope for slowing things down a little odds are not good which I have accepted for the future but was wondering if (even though I know we all can react differently) what this treatment is like from a patients point of view
    Have been told the most likely but am wondering if it will be worth it any help suggestions would be appreciated
    Regards Barbara

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  • 12 Jan 2013 - 21:48
    Tamara's picture

    As I read your notes of the conversations you have with Mum, I'm torn and brought to uncontrollable tears. You have written of how sad you feel that it has come down to this, you talk about how the days are passing you buy and you don't remember what the day actually is. I wish this was not happening, i'll be forever scarred

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  • 12 Jan 2013 - 17:23
    Josh Bonello 88's picture

    This was something I wrote after doing treatment to talk about the side effects of chemo. Nothing special but still apart of my story Smile

    http://www.thecancerstory.com/2012/02/part-27-youre-poison-running-throu...

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  • 11 Jan 2013 - 23:42
    Lynnedk's picture

    Thanks so much to harker and Jules2 for your insights about the Dex. The psychiatrist got him off it instantly, so you were right there. Thanks, also, to you both and Maddie86 and tfox64 for your support. Invaluable at such an alone time. I hope that I can support others as you have supported me.

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  • 11 Jan 2013 - 22:57
    Mango's picture

    After reading everyone else's thoughts, fears, advice, news and words of encouragement I have finally got to the point of sharing mine. Only fair! I have been heartened and inspired by all of you.

    My husband was diagnosed with GBM in August 2006. The date was also the anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1. Seems appropriate and our battle has actually lasted longer.

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  • 11 Jan 2013 - 16:23
    Star's picture

    Its been 3 weeks and 3 days since mum passed away. Sometimes I feel like Im waiting for her to come home from a trip away, and then sometimes it feels so real and raw. I am hating life at the moment, Iv been trying so hard to be happy and seem interested in life....but really I don't. I just want my mum back. Mums friend of many years passed away yesterday from Cancer. It makes me wonder Why? Why do beautiful people get taken away. Why is life sometimes so beautiful yet can be so mean and cruel. All I see lately is the cruelty.

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  • 11 Jan 2013 - 07:24
    tfox64's picture

    Been a fun 6 weeks. Bit of bad news has come my way, on 3/12/12 they found some nasties when I was being CT scanned for another issue. Enlarged lymph nodes and 2 liver lesions found incidental to the scan for kidney stones. My GP said to me straight out (without any further checking or tests) you have Lymphoma. He gave me lots of info and advised me to sign onto the Liverpool Hospital Cancer Centre immediately and arranged an urgent appointment with a liver guy too.

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  • 9 Jan 2013 - 22:36
    Deni 55's picture

    Kevin passed away 28th Nov 2012! It was very peaceful. He took a seizure Th 22Nov whilst having Avastin ( no known connection). Would try again. Was admitted to hospital and transferred to Monash Clayton. The Asphagia and I guess the brain cancer made it difficult for him to communicate and he couldn't stand on his own. I didn't know how I would manage him at home if he couldn't stand to get from the bed to the wheelchair etc. I didn't need to worry as later that day he took a seizure from which he did not really recover consciousness or whatever level he was at.

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  • 9 Jan 2013 - 19:08
    Kim K's picture

    Hey All
    This is my first blog…I have felt the need to join the website to chat with people who are going thru similar experiences who may be able to offer some advice/tips etc on the dreaded prognosis of terminal cancer to which my Dad is living with.

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  • 8 Jan 2013 - 14:49
    Jods77's picture

    Its been a while since I have visited and/or posted on this blog, in fact it was the day my dad died that was the last time.

    Since then I have had my ups and downs as you can expect and the road has been paved differently to that I thought it would have been.

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