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  • 25 Jul 2011 - 11:23
    Bindy's picture

    I have finally had my last chemo which was a high dose chemo and had a stem cell transplant. I was told to expect to develop a fever which would last two days, ended up with fevers for six days. The cause ended up being my picc line which I had in place for four months. They couldnt take it out earlier as my platelets had dropped to 4 and it wasnt safe to remove it at that time.

    After four weeks in hospital I am home and apart from feeling tired things are pretty good.

    Will be starting radiotherapy soon.

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  • OMG
    21 Jul 2011 - 09:11
    jacquicares's picture

    4 years agoMy hubby developed bowel cancer, He had an operation and was given a bag for awhile whilst he had chemo. Through his chemo he was sometimes a saint others a devil. After the reversal and through another round of treatment he was told. ALL CLEAR my heart, started to sing and I felt 15 ft Tall. then within 6/7 weeks I noted somthing that was not right on his side. A small lump. After the scans we where told that there was a wandering rouge cell that had developed in his upper left lobe in his lung. No problem will be dealt with!.

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  • OMG
    21 Jul 2011 - 09:11
    jacquicares's picture

    4 years agoMy hubby developed bowel cancer, He had an operation and was given a bag for awhile whilst he had chemo. Through his chemo he was sometimes a saint others a devil. After the reversal and through another round of treatment he was told. ALL CLEAR my heart, started to sing and I felt 15 ft Tall. then within 6/7 weeks I noted somthing that was not right on his side. A small lump. After the scans we where told that there was a wandering rouge cell that had developed in his upper left lobe in his lung. No problem will be dealt with!.

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  • 21 Jul 2011 - 01:45
    SILLY's picture

    It is now 15 months since my surgery and I had thought that I was learning to live with altered facial features. But,today and tonight I know that I have a long way to go. Some people have worse disfigurement and difficuties post- treatment than I do and say how grateful they are to be alive but I still wonder if I would have had any surgery if I'd known what I would look like afterwards.

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  • 20 Jul 2011 - 11:50
    mazsa's picture
    Just about finished my new 1st chemo treatment then my break for 12 days before the next lot of 48hr nausea inducing chemical. Apart from the nausea it's not too hard to handle though it didn't help too much last night when after making sure I had taken all my medication with my very small meal then taking my morphine dose for the night I promptly emptied my whole stomach.
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  • 15 Jul 2011 - 13:54
    Anne-marie1958's picture

    My husband has GBM4 and is doing really well has done Rado and Cemo now on trail with Cilengatide 2 days a week no side affects. Had first scan after op, rado and cemo on 6 Dec 2010 no change on scans so far next scan will be on 16 Aug 2011 3 days after first Diagnosis on 13 Aug 2010.

    I get a bit scard of what is to come as he is doing so well

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  • 12 Jul 2011 - 16:18
    Lisa5911's picture

    I'm new here and not sure how to handle this at this stage as i hve been told i have incurable liver cancer, trying to breathe and take each day as it comes. Tomorrow i go in to have a CT liver scan with a biopsy and also getting my chest/lungs, stomach and pelvic CT Scan as well. I will also will be getting a Bone Scan done too.

    Trying to be brave and it isn't working with family living so far away, daughter in France, son in Gosford, brother in Qld, sister in Melbourne and my elderly parents in the country side down south 5 hours from here.

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  • 10 Jul 2011 - 19:30
    Annie333's picture

    Just a question. I tend to do things like push my body to the point of lymphodemia. Does anybody else do the same?

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  • 8 Jul 2011 - 20:34
    lbazz1's picture

    Hi
    Has anyone had radiotherapy on their abdominal area? My mum has ovarian cancer..... tumour on her para aortic artery and surrounding lymph nodes.
    We were wondering what the side effects might be in that area? Does anybody know?
    Many thanks
    Lisa

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  • 8 Jul 2011 - 18:18
    sandy1960's picture

    my first chemo treatment last week had myself convinced i wasnt going to be sick WRONG ended up in hospital for 3 days so dehydrated i couldnt get my head off the pillow another 4 days on i am feeling much better and go back for next treatment in 10 days do it all again i just hope it gets better

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