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  • 27 Feb 2014 - 15:37
    RIDNLO's picture

    ive finally finished radiotherapy and chemotherapy. at last I can properly get on with moving forward without tiring so quick. its been just over a month and a half and im feeling good about myself. I started back at work last Tuesday and Thursday 8 till 12:30 and I feel great. so im pacing myself at work and Im lucky enough to have the full support of the service manager behind me all the way. wow it seems so long ago (this time last year) I had surgery for a brain tumor on the left hand side. it's been a year of hard times getting back to this stage, but hey alls well ends well.

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  • 24 Feb 2014 - 15:32
    Kazza155's picture

    It's only been just over 2 months since I was put on the 'watch and wait' approach for Follicular Lymphoma.

    I have been having periodic sensations in my left arm for while. I mentioned this to my GP a few weeks ago but he didn't seem to think it was anything.

    This morning I woke with swelling above my left collarbone.

    I called the cancer care nurses and my oncologist wants an urgent CT, which I have an appointment for tomorrow and then an appointment to see him on Thursday, 27 February 2014.

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  • 24 Feb 2014 - 11:46
    felixr_cancercouncilnsw's picture

    Hi All,

    Cancer Council NSW offer a free national telephone support group (TSG) for people who've been bereaved through an adult dying of cancer within the past two years.

    The Life After Loss group is led by two trained facilitators and runs for 6 sessions over a period of three months.

    Dates for the Life after Loss Group in 2014:

    - 10 March - 26 May
    - 30 June - 8 September
    - 15 September - 24 November.

    The next Life After Loss Group commences on Monday,March 10.

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  • 21 Feb 2014 - 10:26
    Sidney Williams's picture

    I was diagnosed with Carcinoid Syndrome in February 2012. My symptoms then were severe flushing and severe itching. I have had Liver ablation-partially succesful,Liver biopsy and am on Lanreotide 120 mg every three weeks. Greenslopes Hospital in Brisbane have been very helpful. I now await possible GA Dotatate treatment at the Royal Brisbane Hospital Nuclear medicine dept.
    Apart from flushing and itching I keep well. I am trying a sugar free and carbohydrate free diet at present hoping it may help.

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  • BCC
    16 Feb 2014 - 15:23
    <none>'s picture

    Hi, I was recently diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma on my scalp....I first noticed it 5 years ago but it was misdiagnosed so it is now quite large.

    I am afraid of surgery and am considering other treatment options like Radiation Therapy.

    I'm alone in this and would really like to hear from someone who has been through it?

    Hope to hear from you soon!

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  • 16 Feb 2014 - 01:40
    Jeniren's picture

    I am writing this letter in the hope that the following story will help anyone facing a mastectomy or an early diagnosis of breast cancer.

    Women are being diagnosed with breast cancer every day and not all of them are provided with the information required to make informed decisions.

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  • 14 Feb 2014 - 21:21
    Melanie's picture

    It has been one week since I farewell my dearest. 2 weeks since his passing.
    The funeral was wonderful, exactly how he would have wanted it. Great friends, family & awesome music.

    I managed to say my eulogy, which in itself was a massive achievement. At now 32, I can say I have done a lot of things many others have (travel, kids etc) but I stand proud to know that I have known true love- something many others never experience in their whole lives. I had it for 15 years, and I am a better person because of the whole journey.

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  • 7 Feb 2014 - 13:31
    Melanie's picture

    Yesterday I had to view Ben's body for identification. He was so peaceful, and handsome it was refreshing, sad, but made me smile.

    Today is the funeral, I am attempting to say my own eulogy, not sure how I am going to go- but I at least have to try.

    It's still very sureal, but very peaceful. Others are more upset than I am, which sometimes makes it hard.

    I am a bit lost today- the kids are annoying me because the only way they know how to deal with this is by crying & having tantrums.

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  • 3 Feb 2014 - 16:24
    Ian D's picture

    Hi Back in May 2012 I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, folowing the diagnosis I had a whipples procedure and after a two month break I had six months of chemo. In the middle of January I was given the all clear. I know I have a long way to go to become a long term survivor, but I know Im in a lot better place now than I was last May.

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  • 2 Feb 2014 - 00:19
    maddie86's picture

    Hi everyone! My husband passed away from con cancer in 2012.. I used to religiously use this site and it helped me through some of the most darkest times! After my husband died i struggled for a very long time. His family were just awful to me (more than usual) so I've cut them out of my life. His father didn't mention me in his eulogy.. Nice huh? I wasn't invited in the funeral car, thought of or anything! His family completely took over! I ended up in hospital the day after he died due to stress. My body was literally fighting me! I had nothing left.

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