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Almost one week post treatment.

Paulpwtierney's picture

Chemo 3 cancelled due to low white blood cell count. Some small respite but still one stubborn lymph node. After one week at home I am still seriously fatigued and no sign of eating. I had morphine a couple of nights and am mixing it up with panadol. I am still unable to face mouth wash etc. Strangely I prefer suffering. The bite on the bile is strong . I thought I was getting better but after venturing out today for a short walk realised how ill I am.

Day 37 Prostate Radiotherapy

lɛftəʊvə's picture

Happy Cinco De Mayo as Day 37 has been a long time getting here. The last of the radiotherapy treatments is in 2 hours time.

Packed up my bags, booked my ticket home and the 600kms trek begins in a day's time. Back home to reality.

Cannot say it is going to be easy as there is the unemployment problems looming over my head and that hassle has been there for 2 years. Head off to the employment agencies as I think I have more chances of getting a job then the dole.

Day 35 Prostate Radiotherapy

lɛftəʊvə's picture

2 Treatments to go and at 12:30 Tuesday 5th May otherwise known as cinco de mayo, I am heading out the front door of this hospital and going home for the first time in close to 2 months now.

Appointment and blood tests for after the 6 week rest have been made and so the day before my next birthday I am back for what should be a 3 minute talk with the Professor then back home the next day.

Day 25.

Paulpwtierney's picture

Week five yet completed and no throat pain yet but plenty of chemo hell. Managed to get some sleep last night after some new medicine for reflux. That acid burn was really hurting. One more week of no new chemo and then final week with chemo three going in. Chemo two caused a further 1 cm reduction in the lymph node.

Dad has Prostate Cancer- Metastasized to Lymph Nodes & Bones

Breezie's picture


I am a 22 yr old female, and my Dad has recently been diagnosed with Advanced Prostate cancer (Gleason score of 9), that has metastasized to his Lymph nodes and Bones.
Dad goes in for a radical Prostatectomy on Monday, and will have the surrounding lymph nodes removed as well, following from the surgery Dad will have intense radiation targeting the cancer in the Pelvis.
We have not been given much more information yet, as he was only diagnosed last week.

Cervical cancer stage 1

Francesca's picture

Hi, I'm a 50 yr old mother of three young kids, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer stage 1 which I had a radical hysterectomy. The pathology came back good as the cancer was confined just in the cervix. The gynecology oncologist suggests that I should undergo a 6 weeks Radiotheraphy as well. I am so confused now because they were talking no Radiotheraphy needed before my surgery if it's confined in the cervix which it was.

Day 31 Prostate Radiotherapy

lɛftəʊvə's picture

Day 31 and with 6 more treatments left and have my bags packed ready to go back home.

Dietitian appointment and she happy that I am back to normal weight. Irritation of the urethra is very minor and bowel problem is fine. The slight skin irritation has gone near the centre tattoo.

Applied for a couple of jobs got the usual thanks but no thanks. Bus tripped 3 hours across Perth and back with maybe a casual job lined up. At least that is something.

Survivorship 2015 and beyond.....

PTDT's picture

Well it has been so long that I had forgotten about this great place for support and stories of strength Smile

I'm back and I have fought colorectal cancer all the way.

My temp stoma was reversed Oct 2014 and I'm getting used to the "new normal" and went back to full time duties as a Personal Trainer (at times that is a little interesting).

A little light while travelling on this horrible journey

topenddownunder's picture

Hi all.My name is Greg and my wife is De and are both in our late fifties. I am a Carer for my wife, but the roles get a little reversed when the chemo takes over.We have been on this trip now for nearly 12 months.

My journey

Kim-1404's picture

Well my journey started in December 2014 just before Christmas. Up until then I was working part time 20 hrs a week loving it as well. I became quite ill with diareah and stomach bloating while on annull leave in Sydney having Christmas with my brother and his family.

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