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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

    http://bonello.blogspot.com/

    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 It's outdated.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!
    PA

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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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  • 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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  • 21 Sep 2011 - 00:08
    SilentSilk's picture

    Hi everyone out there. I am Jo, I'm 25 and 4 days ago i was told i have breast cancer. I get my results of my bone scan and CT in 2 days as well as the other pathology results. So at this point i don't if it has moved or what it is exactly or much really. I have been told that i will have my breast removed and some muscle from my chest wall as well a my lymph nodes, I will also undergo chemo and radiation. I am also a type 1 diabetic.

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  • 20 Sep 2011 - 22:25
    Allicat's picture

    Tomorrow we get the results of my genetic testing. I feel like if it is positive that the family will blame me for putting them all in danger. Logically that is a silly thing to think but it is hard to think logically sometimes.

    I guess the way to look at it is that if we do have the gene that it is good we found out & that the others can take precautions and maybe be saved from having cancer. But if I try to think that way to put a positive spin on it then I feel annoyed about why did I have to be the first one to get cancer. Why couldn't one of them have got it first and saved me?

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