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  • 8 Jul 2011 - 21:34
    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 - 19:18
    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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  • 7 Jul 2011 - 13:29
    jodielee12's picture

    My sister has finally been told that she is dyeing from Peritoneal Mesothelioma. she has been so strong and has fought this thing all the way. she had the major op in Sydney and came home. she was never well but still fought the battle fought for as long as she could.

    she has to make a decision to have another op and more Chemo but it’s not going to save her life. she is totally devastated.

    All her life she has been strong until the last few months and we can see she is struggling with trying to keep warm, keep food down and just stay focused on the road ahead.

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  • 6 Jul 2011 - 23:16
    maddie86's picture

    so where do i start? well this week my mum told me she hated me, my boyfriend told me to snap out of my "sooky" mood (ive got depression) and my friends have all deserted me.. im struggling to go to work as it is.. i feel so upset, as ive supported my boyfriend thru his cancer journey for one year, and continue to do so.. its almost like he cant take me having a rough time.. i feel like i want to run away and never come back! my family who i still live at home with, are no where near as supportive as id want them to b.. im feeling very lonely and sad :'(

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  • 3 Jul 2011 - 22:32
    samex's picture

    Hi all,
    My 21 year old neighbour and 2 of his mates are running from Melbourne to Sydney for the Mcgrath foundation.
    Their actions, I believe, are inspirational and perhaps make us look a little differently at young people.

    I thought that I would bring it to the attention of those here who are all personally affected in some way.

    Samex

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  • 1 Jul 2011 - 11:33
    Loulou's picture

    I have 2 kids. A sixteen year old daughter and thirteen year old son. I know it is so hard on both of them watching me go through this battle and knowing that it may not have a good outcome. If I could take away their pain I would.

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  • 30 Jun 2011 - 22:20
    mel015's picture

    so last night mum was so sick that we had to take her to the hospital, poor thing was so sick, today we managed to work out which nausea medication makes her feel better, downside and upside is its a injection, i have well had a massive fear of needles, today i was shown how to give mum her medication, i am PROUD to say i gave her her first one tonioght!!! yay for me.....hopefully i can see some improvement in her overnight starting to make me sad watching her this way!!! xx hope u r all well

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  • 29 Jun 2011 - 18:33
    BJS's picture

    My husband & I are celebrating our 43rd Wedding Anniversary today, will it be our last who knows! I've learned to live day by day & try not to think of birthdays, Christmas, Easter etc. each day he is with me is a blessing & I'll enjoy each day I have with him as much as possible.

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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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