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  • 30 May 2011 - 12:59
    Superwoman's picture

    Ive been a carer for over 2yrs to my husband who has lung cancer. We have 3 young children & a business to run. Im feeling very scared, lonely & like the weight of the world is on my shoulders. I have survived with my husband 3 major surgeries, chemo, radiation, dr's apptmnts, scans & pain as well as trying to create some sort of normal life for our children. Having a bad moment but will be alright later on.

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  • 29 May 2011 - 22:41
    jodielee12's picture

    i am not sure where to start this time as it feels like its all happening again, but this time to my daughter.

    she is only 34 and has had to have ultra sounds and mammy's for a while now due to my sister and myself. this time the Dr felt a lump and has sent her to Charlies for a check up.

    she had that appointment two weeks ago and they are not happy and want to do a MRI as they have found two areas of concern. I have my fingers and toes crossed that it will be fine. i just dont need this as she is too young and has 2 boys to take care of.

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  • 27 May 2011 - 20:49
    maddie86's picture

    my boyfriend just had his liver re-sected they cut out the middle bit and joined the two sides with glue.. has anyone else had experience with this? its only hes second night but hes still in icu and really spaced out, just grunting answers.. Sad i knw itl take a few days for his pain to settle etc.. just want to knw about other peoples experiences!

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  • 26 May 2011 - 14:21
    maddie86's picture

    my boyfriend has just gone in for his liver re-section and im so nervous... they talk about all this blood stuff and the risks and its all a big jumble to me.. there are two small tumors on his liver but both in tricky places, which is why they have to remove half of his liver... apparently they have grown since stopping chemo..
    i hope once they're out they stay out for good! i hate this stuff i hate watching him in pain.. im sick to death of it! and i hate waiting.. they said the surgery will take ages up to 5-6 hours.. its the waiting that gets me...
    im feeling sad Sad

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  • 17 May 2011 - 01:21
    BJS's picture

    Can anyone recommend a good Oncologist based at Peter Mac? We are seeking a second opinion regarding my husbands cancer treatment.

    Regards,
    BJS

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  • 16 May 2011 - 19:24
    Lithgow_Mick's picture

    I made a blog about my dad, it has since been deleted. My dad passed away on May 1st.....Not sure what they will put on the death certificate, He had cancer but only scans were done, maybe it was cancer, we overdosed him on morphine, his heart gave in because of the morphine, yes, should be interesting.....I still find it hard to believe, Mum died 12 months 3 weeks ago from cancer, now my Dad.....

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  • 16 May 2011 - 19:03
    smiler's picture

    Got bad news last night. My cousin died last night, 3 months after being diagnosed with liver cancer. I am torn between feeling lucky that I've had a succcessful operation and the opportunity to have chemo, and feeling a bit scared for the future. I am so gutted for her and her family. She was only 50.
    Is it my imagination or is there someone close being diagnosed with cancer every week? Maybe Im just more aware of it now.
    What do you think?

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  • 14 May 2011 - 15:28
    Jules_68's picture

    life; Imagine it from the perspective of a child.

    Imagine that you are happily playing outside in the late summer afternoon. It's hot. The streetlights aren't quite on, but getting close. Down the street the neighbor is mowing the grass and the smell of two-stroke exhaust and new-cut lawn fills the air.

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  • 12 May 2011 - 16:29
    sunflower's picture

    I have started chemo at end of April 2011 and i have been keeping a journal of how i feel to help me over the next few weeks. my next treatment is in one weeks time and i have felt really good that i have i have been able to go to the gym and start a few small projects at home. (although the first week i was lucky to walk to the clothes line!) i am amazed at how teary i felt and this week i have had my hair cut off. It is not too bad but it is certainly cold now it is winter. I feel glad i bought a wig and various hats and scarves before i lost my hair.

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  • 11 May 2011 - 01:36
    smiler's picture

    Had my third chemo treatment last week and, by Sunday was feeling quite unwell and "down". Actually burst into tears when I couldn't eat the meal I'd prepared- even though I was hungry.

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