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  • 6 Oct 2011 - 15:03
    Allicat's picture

    Tomorrow is the first anniversary of being diagnosed with cancer. On this day one year I didn't know I had cancer. I was not worried at all.

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  • 6 Oct 2011 - 08:38
    debstar's picture

    thank you to every one who has sent messages, they are an invaluable source of support for Terry and for me.. We are on to day 7 today of his treatment, the days are very long with us starting work at 7am and working till 1pm then travelling an hour to the hospital, we have had several appointments in one day so far,with OT, Speech, Dietetics, Physio, and the Oncologist, so each day is around a 5 hour trip from start to finish.. wow we both look forward to falling into bed every night these days i can tell you that lol..

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  • 5 Oct 2011 - 20:29
    benbravery's picture

    I'm slowly morphing into a higher human. Something half man, half medical apparatus.

    The latest addition to my collection is a clever piece of latex designed to protect a PICC line from the evils of water.

    It will replace something I now use and which I call The Plastic Bag With Rubber Bands.

    See me wearing my new toy here

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  • 5 Oct 2011 - 13:26
    SILLY's picture

    I had radiation to my nose and eye area in June and July 2010. A few weeks ago tiny bits of skin startred to peel off my nose . It's not a big thing but enough to add to the unattractive things cancer has done to my face. This side effect was unexpected . And over a year later!I aked my opthamologist about the operation to remove excess skin from the upper eye lids to improve my sight . He said it was not possible with the eye affected by the cancer surgery.

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  • 2 Oct 2011 - 10:20
    Richard1959's picture

    Hi Folks

    Last week, 27th September, my Dad passed away at the Repatriation Hospital, Daw Park, in Adelaide.

    He was 94, and it isn't a cliche to say that he had a good innings.

    His farewell is this Tuesday, in the morning. He's already with Mum, so it may be a farewell, but also a celebration that they are finally re-united.

    Thanks everyone, for your thoughts and support.

    I will continue to visit, to listen and to join in the conversation.

    All the best to you all.


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  • 1 Oct 2011 - 11:14
    harker's picture

    I don't need to say anything else, do I?

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  • 30 Sep 2011 - 22:23
    johnrp1964's picture

    I was a little incorehent last night. I did get a lot of answers from the oncologist yesterday. This is what they told me.

    I have adenocarcinoma. The origin of the cancer is still unknown but they suspect that it is most likely a lung primary. Its also non small-cell cancer.

    The cancer is on both sides of the lung. The MRI I had of my brain came back clear, so I guess that's one positive thing. The cancer is at stage 4 and is not operable or curable. The best they think they can do for me is to give me treatment anyway.

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  • 30 Sep 2011 - 03:54
    johnrp1964's picture

    Today I had my first appointment with the oncologist. It was shit, scuse french. I have adenocarcinoma. Cancer is in both lungs, they are also looking at a presacral nodule which is supposed to be somewhere down my back area. It's also spread to the glands in my neck. I was doing ok at my first meeting with them till they broke the news to me that the cancer is at stage 4 and is incurable. I was told that people with stage 4 lung cancer typically survive around 1-2 years. Tonight im looking up holiday deals. This shit is too much to take anymore.

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  • 28 Sep 2011 - 16:45
    Josh Bonello 88's picture

    I hope everybody enjoys. If there was anything that you would like to discuss, please feel free to contact me.

    Thanks everybody.

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  • 26 Sep 2011 - 00:59
    benbravery's picture

    'Go home and rest' is old advice. It's outdated.

    Last month Macmillan Cancer Support released the Move More report. They wanted to remind patients that exercise can help increase their chances of survival, often better than any drug can.

    '...if physical exercise were a drug, it would be hitting the headlines.'

    Macmillan claims that 'taking it easy' during treatment should no longer be the line given by doctors. It seems that exercise does not increase fatigue during treatment, but does increase energy.

    The bigger and better benefit

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