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  • 15 Jan 2013 - 16:42
    Jods77's picture

    Support networks of any kind are what can get you through anything, but what happens when the networks that you have you can't talk to about the things that you really want to? How many times can you burst into tears for no reason and exepct your husband to be able to console you?
    Its not that you don't want to talk to them but its that you respect that they are also going through a greiveing process and you feel if you open up to them you will overwhelm them too....especially when the person who you would normally go to for advice was the person who has passed...

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  • 15 Jan 2013 - 11:56
    tfox64's picture

    So the good folk at Liverpool Hospital let me out yesterday afternoon. I could not find one person to give me a logical reason as to why I was still there. They all had to agree in the end. I love logic, it is my friend ...
    Really all I have in front of me for the moment is letting the treatment work and monitoring for any changes or side effects (I am pretty tired and a teeny bit nauseous, other tan that no real issues.)
    If I need it I am just 10 minutes from the hospital. I will stay in touch - plenty of Rest and Recuperation in store for me.

    Cheers - Tony F

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  • 15 Jan 2013 - 00:28
    bausc001's picture

    In October last year my mum went to doctor in regards to pain in her abdomen. She suspected gallstones. The answer that came back was unexpected. Cancer in her liver. Doctors said at the time that it was unusual for cancer to begin in the liver and we were hopeful that Mum fell into the small percentage. We were wrong. Bad news after bad news. First cancer was found in the bones of her spine and then after more testing it was found in her bowel. The prognosis being that the cancer had started in her bowel and had spread to her liver and bones in her spine.

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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

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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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