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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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  • 23 Jun 2011 - 21:51
    benbravery's picture

    See original (and pictures) at http://benbbrave.blogspot.com/2011/06/pooology.html

    I have been comfortable with poo ever since I realised that playing with it was a big part of a zoologist's life.

    You can tell a lot from animal poo. Scientists use poo to work out where an animal has been, what time it was there, what it recently ate, if it is ready to mate, has mated, or is pregnant, if it is stressed, if it's a male or female, how old it is, and how related it is to the animal next door.

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  • 23 Jun 2011 - 20:29
    sandy1960's picture

    I have heard this so many times the last couple of weeks I thought I was going to scream but I think now that I am over the initial shock of being told I had secondary breast cancer and the why me and the anger I have decided the power of the mind has a lot to do with your success of fighting this cancer a lady said to me today the acceptance and the ability to get on with the fight no matter what this illness sends your way is all in my hands. I can do this I can fight and Although I have just begun this fight I know I can do this.

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  • 22 Jun 2011 - 01:01
    BJS's picture

    My husband spent 11 hours at the hospital last Friday having tests etc in an endeavour to get into a clinical trial. The doctor phoned today & said at the moment they don't think he's fit enough to go on the trial!
    (How fit do they expect him to be? He's had cancer for over a year!!!)
    Even before cancer my husband wasn't what you would class as an active person, he had retired from work & his days mostly consisted of sitting in front of the TV!

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  • 22 Jun 2011 - 00:05
    Peaacal's picture

    Today is my youngest son's 11th birthday and it is the first birthday that my father has not been here to celebrate the special day. Two weeks ago we were discussing gifts of bmx bikes and birthday celebrations, today it is impossible to not notice his absence.

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

    today mum went and had a heart scan done, i think it went well and all was ok, i then took her to the oncolgy unit to find out when they would be starting the chemo, they are still unsure as they are still waiting on results to be able to start from canberra, its so frustrating, she just wants to start fighting and i feel this really let her down, it let me down, i want to see her stepping forward in this process and the start for us is to do the chemo!! why does it take so god dam long to get it all going??

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  • 21 Jun 2011 - 20:57
    Deb1960's picture

    HOW DARE YOU !!!!, we have enough to deal with in our lives without you doing this ?

    Have you heard of Karma?

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