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  • 26 Jan 2013 - 00:42
    netty's picture

    Hi,
    Its been awhile now since I have been on , I think since xmas as the kids used up our downloads and it being taking an hour or more to load a page so i gave up. All good in that department now. Many thanks from Therese for phoning me as she had noticed i hadn't been in contact..such is the wonderful nature of this site.

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  • 25 Jan 2013 - 21:56
    maddie86's picture

    its been eight weeks now and i miss him more than ever... its different now. Instead of waking up daily crying and not being able to do basic things, i get up, feed myself do what i do for the day (not back at work yet) and get on with it... the only thing is i find myself having these flashbacks of stuff... his death, his sickness.. the happier memories. I'l just stare in to space and think of him. I miss him so much.. his smell, the way he'd play with my hair until id fall asleep, the way he'd hug me and id feel as if all my problems have been taken away....

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  • 24 Jan 2013 - 13:29
    dazza2010's picture

    Hi, its been awhile since i have posted a blog here. After a 6 month battle with cancer my wife passed away on the 3rd November 2012. I have moved in with my parents for awhile for added help with my 7yr old son.Now my son is relatively settled and enrolled in a new school, I have been able to start focusing on myself.It is becoming more and more obvious to myself that I am not coping with the loss of my wife.I have made an appointment with the doctor to get a care plan done so i can hopefully get to see a counsellor to help me through.

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  • 22 Jan 2013 - 02:04
    Melanie's picture

    Well, after my last blog about fatigue, we got some answers. Good- but bad at the same time.

    I knew something was wrong, doc's put him back on the Dex- and there is a huge improvement. My dear best friend is back, and talking my ear off about random facts, and of course garden tips.
    The oncologist called us the day of the bloods & MRI, and advised nothing was out of the ordinary, so start dex & see how you go.
    Appointment booked with him for 5 days time.

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  • 21 Jan 2013 - 11:29
    rainbow's picture

    Had surgery by Prof. Morris last March at St. George Hospital. I had the extreme extent of cancer that he would operate on. Am very grateful that he did as I now have a full and active life. I was 6 weeks in hospital after surgery, had complications but since being discharged from hospital have been very well and gradually became more active. Currently walking up to 5 kgs a day, have had 12 cyles of chemo since I came home to regional NSW and now on a 'wait and see'cycle. My 2 checkups with Prof. Morris since operation have been excellent and now only have to see him 6 monthly.

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  • 21 Jan 2013 - 09:37
    Josh Bonello 88's picture

    This was the last post I wrote before taking time out from blogging. I had quite alot to deal with after recovering so I felt it was best to deal with everything and start moving moving forward. I continued blogging in the months afterwards but it was nice to just reflect for a while Smile

    http://www.thecancerstory.com/2012/04/part-29-wave-hello-say-goodbye.html

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  • 20 Jan 2013 - 01:15
    wendymacleod20's picture

    Hi everyone I had an open partial Nephrectomy in Oct 2012 to remove a renal cell carcinoma . I was very lucky as the tumor was found early, it was still very small and had not spread anywhere. Follow up CT scan and x-ray last week confirmed that I am now cancer free and my urologist said I have a less than 1% chance of recurrence or spread. My surgery went very smoothly with no post op complications but I am concerned that 15 weeks after surgery I still have quite a lot of pain.

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  • 16 Jan 2013 - 10:36
    Josh Bonello 88's picture

    This post talks about the emotional affects after Cancer. I did have quite alot to deal with but counselling helped.

    http://www.thecancerstory.com/2012/02/part-28-hang-on-help-is-on-its-way...

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  • 15 Jan 2013 - 22:23
    Lynnedk's picture

    I was with him and he knew me. I read him his favourite bits of the Bible. He couldn't breathe - just gasping. I was holding his hand, he was gripping mine, and his breaths slowed, and his grip slackened, and he left me. Ray died today at 1110h. I'm so glad I was with him - he was terrified of dying alone in a hospital.

    I'm okay. I knew this day would come, and I've been prepared for it for the last month. I'm happy that he came back to me at the end. I'm not sure I could have handled it if he'd still been in the delerium - he wasn't my Ray then.

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  • 15 Jan 2013 - 17:46
    bausc001's picture

    What has become increasingly obvious to me is when people say, " I am here for you", it doesn't always ring true.
    Since my Mum's diagnosis I have found myself having to ignore more people than I thought I would.
    When I recently went on holiday, a family member accused me of "abandoning my Mum". When I expressed online the grief I was feeling another person said, "you are making your Mum's cancer all about you"
    I have been accused of not caring or not caring enough. Or not providing enough financial assistance.

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