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  • 19 Apr 2013 - 23:09
    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 - 17:25
    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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  • 18 Apr 2013 - 13:26
    box6's picture

    to remain positive i might look at life not so serious any more. i will try not to plan too much, and having more time for my wife and children. all of them seem to have the tendency at the moment to seek conversations all the time. i must take more time to listen and be genuine about listening plus positive feedback as well if needed.

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  • 15 Apr 2013 - 22:01
    missbrookie's picture

    it has been nearly 2 months since I lost my mum to pancreatic cancer and I just feel so lonely without her.
    I am trying to take one day at time but lately its more like a minute at a time. Some days start so well and then any little thing can trigger my tears. I am so emotional about everything else in my life too, like my job, my friends and also the ex boyfriend that ahs just come back into my life. I don't think it will ever get any easier I just need to find a way to deal with the empty feeling that I have Sad

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  • 15 Apr 2013 - 21:10
    Almost Nermal's picture

    A summary of my partner's events to date;

    40 year old, slim, fit and healthy IT Engineer, cycled 10km/day, non smoker, light social drinker.

    Wednesday 06/03/2013
    Tonic clonic seizures during the night, about 1 hour after going to sleep. Taken by ambulance to Base Hospital, barely conscious.
    Confused and unable to recognise loved ones, unaware of surroundings and unable to remember events.
    Diagnosed as having had a stroke.

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  • 13 Apr 2013 - 18:49
    Willi's picture

    I've been a lurker of this site for some time now. Pretty much since my diagnosis of Esophageal Cancer on Oct 12 of last year. The main reason *I* come here is not only to read and empathise with the stories of other Cancer sufferers but to look for hope for myself.

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  • 8 Apr 2013 - 00:13
    glenys48woods's picture

    Did you investigate the latest Brecon book of the front page? The heading to my blog is How do we Find the strength within as this pointed out how difficult cancer is as someone was saying. If someone out with advanced info can answer this it would be great.

    There is another one called "Responding rather than reacting to life's challenge's". How????? The way I see this is that you wouldn't mind having a falsie after a mastectomy. I am confused with it so please help me.

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  • 7 Apr 2013 - 17:10
    Virginia.F's picture
    It's always there- it never leaves me. I find that whatever else I am doing or thinking about, it's there- in the background perhaps but somewhere in my consciousness, and as soon as I stop busying myself with anything else it floods into the foreground, it takes over if I give it a chance. I think about it an awful lot, I mean in the sense of giving it my full attention. Everything in life is now slightly darkened and the point seems to have gone out of some things altogether. But I've got to accept it because I've got no alternative. SAME - Me on my husband Nick's death, Jan 2013.
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  • 6 Apr 2013 - 09:56
    lambshank's picture

    well I found a new doctor, a great guy and much closer so me, so no more long trips to Brisbane, unfortunately he isn't entirely satisfied that the radiation was a screaming success and (though reluctantly) has suggested another PET scan with view to chemo, well I finally think something may have me beaten, I've survived TB, spinal surgery and a host of other things in the past 2 years, even had no huge problems through radiation treatment, not so sure about this throat cancer though, and just when my hair was starting to grow back!

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  • 6 Apr 2013 - 00:27
    Melanie's picture

    It's nice to have good days- Ben realised tonight that he hasn't had a headache in 2 days!
    No headache- not just no thumping heading but his brain still aches- nothing!
    And boy has he been chirpy, so nice to have the cheeky bugger back Smile

    Enjoying- relishing- whilst I can Smile

    Just the small things

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