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  • 28 Apr 2013 - 00:42
    Melanie's picture

    So, weeks have passed like days recently & I haven't had time to update- but now I am here, and finally I can tell you that there has been no change which is FANTASTIC!!!!!

    So it's business as usual, in 2 weeks he will be starting round 5 of chemo. And in 4 weeks we will be moving into our new home!!

    Our house sold before it was put on the market, so it meant that I didn't have to have home opens (which might I add was a difficult thought- how we were going to do that on chemo weeks would be difficult)

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  • 27 Apr 2013 - 23:39
    daddysgirl's picture

    Well today was a very painful day.

    Dad has been put on the infusion. His feet are turning purple and he has been in alot of pain. It's so so awful to see.

    His consciousness has gone and is breathing is in gasps kinda.

    He keeps rubbing at his nose.

    His mouth is red and bloody.

    His eyes roll back.

    This is so cruel. I hate it.

    I feel guilty for not sleeping at the hospital.

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  • 26 Apr 2013 - 16:10
    GeeGee's picture

    My boyfriend was having tests for stomach and back problems and they found a small cancer on his left lung. They removed this 2 weeks ago and he is recovering well from his surgery. After they removed a wedge from his lung they sent it to be tested and we were told it wasn't lung cancer but melanoma. We are now waiting to find out what all this means. I thought melanoma was skin cancer but he has never had anything removed that has been cancerous.

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  • 26 Apr 2013 - 15:45
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  • 24 Apr 2013 - 14:48
    daddysgirl's picture

    My Dad is in the final stages of melanoma cancer.

    It's aweful.

    I am upset about so many things.

    There is no information or support about anything!

    Since he lives in the country there are no hospices.

    Im sick of driving 2 hours to see him every couple of days and then drive home again. (selfish I know - but im totally exhausted)

    I hate that he is unhappy. He can barely speak anymore and went into hospital two weeks ago ready to die. Things have only gotten worse since then.

    The doctors keep giving us different life expectancys.....

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  • 24 Apr 2013 - 14:48
    daddysgirl's picture

    My Dad is in the final stages of melanoma cancer.

    It's aweful.

    I am upset about so many things.

    There is no information or support about anything!

    Since he lives in the country there are no hospices.

    Im sick of driving 2 hours to see him every couple of days and then drive home again. (selfish I know - but im totally exhausted)

    I hate that he is unhappy. He can barely speak anymore and went into hospital two weeks ago ready to die. Things have only gotten worse since then.

    The doctors keep giving us different life expectancys.....

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  • 23 Apr 2013 - 21:35
    Trish's picture

    Dear all,

    My husband of 28 years passed away on the 19 April 2013. He fought with courage and dignity until the end. Nigel was diagnosed on the 14 August 2012.

    RIP my love.

    Trish

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  • 21 Apr 2013 - 15:01
    LostLittleFox's picture

    My mum passed away two weeks ago from cancer, a melanoma that spread like wildfire.

    I cared for her for her last three months at my parents home in Bunbury W.A.
    And now the funeral is over I have returned home to Melbourne. I couldn't stay in Bunbury any longer than a few days. Three months there was an enormous feat, also living with my Dad...I don't want to go into that just yet.

    So far I have just walked around the city in a daze. I don't know what to say when someone says,
    "Hey Paul whats's been happening? haven't seen you around the studio?" or even, "Sorry for your loss,"

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  • 19 Apr 2013 - 22:09
    Almost Nermal's picture

    First dose of Lomustine today. So, it begins. Everything else feels sombre but so normal - the calm before the storm.

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  • 18 Apr 2013 - 16:25
    Minx's picture

    MRI Monday night, told there was new tumour Wednesday with talk of more surgery and further chemo options. Meeting with surgeon and radiation oncologist today to be told surgery was not an option due to tumour placement.
    This is just f****d. I have no other way to put it.

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