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  • 29 Jun 2011 - 15:19
    Deb1960's picture

    I am getting a little pissed with the never ending but well meant assumption that everyone with cancer will recover.
    I went to a Living with Cancer workshop today, and even there, I had to point out that we do not all survive even with all the advances in cancer treatments.
    Sometimes our cancer is found just too late, and I got the usual response of people not wanting to talk to me or be near me when I tell them I am on palliavtive chemo to buy a bit more time.
    This is really getting on my nerves, does anyone else experience this or am I just paranoid?

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  • 28 Jun 2011 - 23:26
    Sailor's picture

    That was the instruction I received on a Monday night about 7.45 pm in a telephone call from a female with an interesting accent. It could be something out of a Le Carre novel or it could be the instructions to a Sailor for any sort of nefarious activity that your mind may conjure.

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  • 28 Jun 2011 - 22:57
    mel015's picture

    so day one of mums chemo, its been about 8hours since she finished her first treatmnt the nurses were fantastic and made us feel fantastic helped mum get a wig and gave her a turban which helped. today made it all become a reality, its the start of this fight and the fear was getting to me alothough i contained it very well. so tonight she has been ill, hot flushes, throwing up, nausea, the nurse came and gave her a maxolon injection and settled her tummy enough to get in the medication anyway.

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  • 28 Jun 2011 - 16:09
    SILLY's picture

    I posted the seven stages of grief in one of the forums.I think we grieve during the "cancer journey".It only hit me last night that that is what it was. I suffered from the loss of my previously normal appearance and the normality of life before. I am sure others grieve for the loss their former life and their body and how it worked.
    I think it was in the cancer forum where I listed the stages.

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  • 28 Jun 2011 - 09:28
    daniel's picture

    Hello there everybody,maybe not the right place to ask this but i cant really find any resources and really dont know what direction to go in at the moment....

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  • 27 Jun 2011 - 21:02
    harker's picture

    These are memoirs and other books I've read in the last three years or so. Any favourites? Pet hates? What's missing?

    Illness Memoirs

    Illness: The cry of the flesh
    Havi Carel

    Time of my life
    Joel Nathan

    Bad Hair Days
    Pamela Bone

    Inga Clendinnen
    Tiger's Eye

    John Diamond
    C: Because cowards get cancer too

    Jean-Dominique Bauby
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    Joan Didion
    The year of magical thinking

    Simone de Beauvoir

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  • 27 Jun 2011 - 12:06
    benbravery's picture

    See original post and pics at:

    http://benbbrave.blogspot.com/2011/06/short-term-bum.html

    I learnt something in high-school biology that has shaped all my subsequent thinking about the human body. It was this: the body can be thought of, quite simply, as a series of bags and tunnels.

    The biggest of the tunnels runs right through your body, it starts at your mouth and ends at your bot-bot.

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  • 27 Jun 2011 - 07:43
    chris452's picture

    My husband has been newly diagnosed with Liver Cancer. It is 4 weeks ago we saw the Oncologist for a diagnosis, two weeks ago the case went before the Oncology team and another two weeks before we see the Oncologist again to discuss treatment options. Does anyone know if this time delay is usual?

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  • 26 Jun 2011 - 17:05
    Mili_love.'s picture
    Hi, My mum "Mili" a beautiful healthy women has been diagnosed with advanced local pancreatic cancer, which was inoperable when attempting a Whipples as the tumor in the head of the pancreas has involved itself with the portal vein & some other vessels. We are shocked with this news as we really thought it was operable & contained. Currently my darling mother Mili is in hospital recovering from surgery and is doing great guns. Her eating is of a concern, as she isn't taking in much which we are told is due to the bypass surgery they did adding the metal stent.
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  • 26 Jun 2011 - 14:07
    Lynnette's picture

    Hello all,
    Has anyone had reconstructive surgery for their palate and lip? I am weighing up pros and cons and would appreciate some feedback.

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