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  • 2 Oct 2011 - 09:20
    Richard1959's picture

    Hi Folks

    Last week, 27th September, my Dad passed away at the Repatriation Hospital, Daw Park, in Adelaide.

    He was 94, and it isn't a cliche to say that he had a good innings.

    His farewell is this Tuesday, in the morning. He's already with Mum, so it may be a farewell, but also a celebration that they are finally re-united.

    Thanks everyone, for your thoughts and support.

    I will continue to visit, to listen and to join in the conversation.

    All the best to you all.


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  • 1 Oct 2011 - 10:14
    harker's picture

    I don't need to say anything else, do I?

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  • 30 Sep 2011 - 21:23
    johnrp1964's picture

    I was a little incorehent last night. I did get a lot of answers from the oncologist yesterday. This is what they told me.

    I have adenocarcinoma. The origin of the cancer is still unknown but they suspect that it is most likely a lung primary. Its also non small-cell cancer.

    The cancer is on both sides of the lung. The MRI I had of my brain came back clear, so I guess that's one positive thing. The cancer is at stage 4 and is not operable or curable. The best they think they can do for me is to give me treatment anyway.

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  • 30 Sep 2011 - 02:54
    johnrp1964's picture

    Today I had my first appointment with the oncologist. It was shit, scuse french. I have adenocarcinoma. Cancer is in both lungs, they are also looking at a presacral nodule which is supposed to be somewhere down my back area. It's also spread to the glands in my neck. I was doing ok at my first meeting with them till they broke the news to me that the cancer is at stage 4 and is incurable. I was told that people with stage 4 lung cancer typically survive around 1-2 years. Tonight im looking up holiday deals. This shit is too much to take anymore.

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  • 28 Sep 2011 - 15:45
    Josh Bonello 88's picture

    I hope everybody enjoys. If there was anything that you would like to discuss, please feel free to contact me.

    Thanks everybody.

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  • 25 Sep 2011 - 23:59
    benbravery's picture

    'Go home and rest' is old advice. It's outdated.

    Last month Macmillan Cancer Support released the Move More report. They wanted to remind patients that exercise can help increase their chances of survival, often better than any drug can.

    '...if physical exercise were a drug, it would be hitting the headlines.'

    Macmillan claims that 'taking it easy' during treatment should no longer be the line given by doctors. It seems that exercise does not increase fatigue during treatment, but does increase energy.

    The bigger and better benefit

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  • 24 Sep 2011 - 16:24
    pimbok's picture

    I love scrapbooking and have a strong need to scrapbook my cancer stuff. I've collected photos and bits and pieces that I've collected along the way but am a little stuck. I sit and stare at my collection but can't get started. I also am having trouble with headings and questions to think about. If anyone has any suggestions re anything to do with scrapbooking, please let me know?

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  • 22 Sep 2011 - 22:27
    SILLY's picture

    I think when we see our blogs posted more than once it's because we pressed the Save button more than once. Sometimes it's slow to work and we get impatient.
    This thought just struck me a couple of minutes ago. Anybody can feel free to correct me if I am wrong. If I am correct I wish that I had realised this ages ago.

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  • 22 Sep 2011 - 20:51
    purpleangels's picture

    Sorry to everyone who received my post about anti nausea 15 times.....Having a shocker- but don't know how I managed it!

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  • 22 Sep 2011 - 20:46
    purpleangels's picture

    Hi there!
    My darling husband has been taken off his syringe driver of hydromorphone and put onto kapenol tablets (8 a day), dexmethasone (I thought it was to increase his appetite- but maybe it is nausea), pregabalin, somac, panadol and a few other bits and pieces for the pain caused by his cancer and peritonectomy.
    He is now a hopeless insomniac- falls asleep in the shower, on the toilet, while driving the car (I have banned him now....)but is unable to sleep at night, in his own bed, and is constantly on the prowl....

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